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Old 11-12-2011, 04:44 PM   #121
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I believe the cylinders/heads are identical and they are just rotated to be in the different positions, so no way to have the carbs not be that way. Note the cam drives are on different sides. Lots of owners have gone to a single carb using a KJS manifold or a homebrewed one. I've wondered about the possibility of using a single downdraft two-barrel (like a Solex or Weber) from a car but the frame backbone would interfere with that. Might work on one of the custom framed bikes.
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:46 PM   #122
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The heads and cylinders are the same. The cam drive is what makes it front or rear.
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:12 PM   #123
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I believe the cylinders/heads are identical and they are just rotated to be in the different positions, so no way to have the carbs not be that way. Note the cam drives are on different sides. Lots of owners have gone to a single carb using a KJS manifold or a homebrewed one. I've wondered about the possibility of using a single downdraft two-barrel (like a Solex or Weber) from a car but the frame backbone would interfere with that. Might work on one of the custom framed bikes.

It's not imposible, at all.



Just not very tidy.
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:53 AM   #124
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Depends on your taste. We like it the way it is. The whole bike is more tidy now btw, in the photo you posted it is far from finished.

Bike runs great now with the (single barrel) downdraft carb.

Older vid of a not yet completely finsihed (and tuned) bike:


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Old 11-13-2011, 07:27 AM   #125
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Depends on your taste. We like it the way it is. The whole bike is more tidy now btw, in the photo you posted it is far from finished.

Bike runs great now with the (single barrel) downdraft carb.

Older vid of a not yet completely finsihed (and tuned) bike:


I didn';t mean to offend.
I think your bike is very cool, just not tidy in a tucked in everything out of the way manner.

I put some thought into the next phase for a carb set-up like yours. Center the manifold over the engine and build a twin top tube frame with the carby sticking up in front of the "Boys".
It's a stretch ,I know , but sometimes I get carried away.
Cool build. Have you set it up hardtail?
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:50 AM   #126
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Thank you and no worries, I was not offended. I don't think myself that the bike looks very tidy on the photo you quoted. But maybe that is because I know what it looks like now. Even though the carburator has not changed much, so I guess that's still untidy ;)


What you're saying is pretty hard on a Virago I think. It will not be possible to put the carburator any lower than it is on our bike. So you can't just make a hole in the frame, since the frame is skinnier than the carb will be, there's just no room for it.

If you plan such a thing, you would need to fabricate your own frame.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:28 PM   #127
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[QUOTE=bk brkr baker;17294095]

Center the manifold over the engine and build a twin top tube frame with the carby sticking up in front of the "Boys".
/QUOTE]


Exactly, the carb can't be centered in the stock frame. That's why I propose the next step would invove the fabrication of a new frame. A frame with twin top tubes , with one tube running on either side of the carb/manifold.

If you build it , people will go , WTF ?
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:13 AM   #128
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And there's the problem of reading your post first, but only answering it much later, sorry for the repeat.

If you ever start this project, be sure to open a topic here!! Should be mighty interesting!
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:58 PM   #129
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Not a 920, but could easily be done with a 920. Pretty amazing bike IMO.

http://www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-xv750

(Sorry if it's 205)
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:19 PM   #130
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Not a 920, but could easily be done with a 920. Pretty amazing bike IMO.

http://www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-xv750

(Sorry if it's 205)
I've seen the bike on BikeExif. It truly is a stunning bike!
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:08 PM   #131
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Classified Moto's take on the R model.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:56 AM   #132
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Classified Moto's take on the R model.
Sick bike no doubt, but I know that my skill level wouldn't let me graft an R6 swingarm/fork onto a bike in my garage. I like the Doc's bike because it retains a lot of stock components, and, with the exception of lowering the forks and some fabrication, is a bike I could probably build, and wouldn't cost that much. That's why I like it better.
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:21 AM   #133
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Sick bike no doubt, but I know that my skill level wouldn't let me graft an R6 swingarm/fork onto a bike in my garage. I like the Doc's bike because it retains a lot of stock components, and, with the exception of lowering the forks and some fabrication, is a bike I could probably build, and wouldn't cost that much. That's why I like it better.
Verym very, very well said.
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:44 PM   #134
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For those who like the ratted Virago, one turned up on our local CL. Not a true 920, it fits with the way this thread is going:

Virago/GSXR rat cafe streetfighter - $4000 (Midlothian.)




Date: 2011-11-16, 6:27PM EST
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Financial situations force me to sell this, I'm not happy at all about it, but that doesn't change the way things are.

1982 Yamaha Virago 24kish miles
2007 Suzuki GSXR 750 front forks/brakes/wheel/master cylinder/clutch lever
2001 Triumph Daytona Rear shock
Yamaha XJ750 Secca rear 18" wheel (stock Virago 16" wheel included with sale)
Vortex clipons
Tires have less than 3k miles.
Tank has been raised 4" in the rear, and yes, it does have a crease in it that I never hammered out or filled. It shows character, I like it.
Seat frame was fabricated from scratch.
Exhaust is 2 into 1 with a fabricated silencer. A proper silencer can be added if desired.
New battery.
Headlight sits offset on a custom base, fuse box and wiring junctions sit next to it.
Wiring has been modified down to the bare essentials
Rear sets, fully functional and adjusted.
Recent oil change and carb clean/tune will be done prior to pickup.

You can read about some of the bikes history, along with some of the tales it has to tell here: http://www.classifiedmoto.com/classi...-the-next-one/

This is not one of Mr. Ryland's Classified bikes, this one is mine that I built. I in no way imply that this is a Classified Moto.

Feel free to come see the bike in person, please, no tire kickers, I don't have time for tom foolery.
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:35 PM   #135
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Looks like a good start on a cafe'd XV.
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