Yamaha XV920

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by nedodjija, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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  2. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Cafe Moto's interpretation of an XV920. Upside-down forks and aluminum swing-arm ,Benelli tank and more.
    Nice!
    Pictures from the One Show in Austin last weekend.
  3. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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  4. Ruis_Rider

    Ruis_Rider Adventurer

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    Boohoo ha ha ha! My frankenbike is alive! :eek1

    After a carb rebuild, cleaning the rust out and lining the tank, a backwoods-worthy starter motor and starter-gears rebuild, some cleaned up wiring and connectors, a new solenoid, and replacing the broken starter switch with a toggle...she started! I also had 3-in-1 oil in the cylinders for weeks (months?) to free the rings.

    I am floored to be honest. It is running way lean and now I have to set the pilot screws at the least...right now it is only happy with the choke on about 1/2 way. My neighbors on the other hand, do not seem to be happy about all the noise I'm making... :lol3

    No smoke from the pipes to speak of, and the motor sounds good. Even my wife was impressed. Little does she know the the next steps for the rebuild involve more money! :deal

    At the least, this bike now needs rebuilt front calipers, fork seals, steering bearings, tires, and a seat! Now, if only I had the time and money...:1drink
  5. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    What swingarm is that ?:eek1
  6. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    R6 with some serious mods.

    There's more on the bike on Bike EXIF
  7. TheBakemon

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    here's some rebuild videos. they are the same thing but different time lengths. one is 17 min. long with more detail and narration, or there is a 3 min. one with all the goods but alot faster with no narration


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  8. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    A tid-bit of insider info on TheBakemon's first fire-up of the XV, the time was around 3 A.M. I think before it's over the neighbor's will rue the day he moved in.
    Atta boy !
  9. thumpism

    thumpism Been here awhile

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    Dude! Turn the music off so I can hear my old bike running once again! Sounds about like I remember. By now you've probably noticed that the MAC pipe is rusted out beneath the rear cylinder and that the patch I made for it is no longer holding. Maybe you can splice in some good pipe and keep using it.

    At any rate, congrats on getting it going again and I wish you many happy miles and years.
  10. Tom Threetoes

    Tom Threetoes Adventurer

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    Durn you guys! Mine's been sitting inthe garage for 12 years under cover. The starter's been shimmed twice and now needs a new one, the front calipers are stuck, and the carbs for sure need a good soaking, but the last time I checked she still looked good. I was gonna sell her but after reading all this I not so sure.
  11. thumpism

    thumpism Been here awhile

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    Don't sell it unless forced to do so. I owned mine for 22 years, during which time it lived outside. A year after the sale I finally got a house with a huge garage and wish I had the bike back so I could treat it better, but TheBakemon looks to be doing a fine job with it now.

    If you sell it you'll miss it, but how could you let it sit for so long? Even I would have gotten around to fixing it by now.
  12. Tom Threetoes

    Tom Threetoes Adventurer

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    There's a 1971 xs 650 sitting next to it, that my dad bought new, that's been sitting since '93. It gets restored first. Oh I forgot the '66 Bultaco Matador in the basement.
  13. TheBakemon

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    There is a lot rusted out of that exhaust. I know that because when it started it all shot out the back! Haha[​IMG]

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  14. thumpism

    thumpism Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I planned to by a new MAC for it. Luckily, those are still available and reasonably priced. Not much chance of finding nice stock pipes for a machine this rare but they do turn up once in a blue moon.

    The patch you see was my attempt to fix the first set of holes that rusted out. I cut out metal patches and hammered them on a sandbag into cup-shaped pieces that would wrap the curve of the pipe and cover the holes, then I gooped them into place with muffler patch, then wrapped in wire with more goop. Held for a couple of annual inspections.

    I preferred the look of the stock pipes but had to be practical about it. If you feel like spending big bucks there's a Welsh outfit named Gazbike that builds a gorgeous stainless 2-into-2 for this bike. Good luck with it!
  15. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    You'd likely be better off trying to use the head pipes off a Virago.
  16. TheBakemon

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  17. TheBakemon

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    Here are some pictures of my engine break down. The top of the rear cylinder is in the last picture. There are metal rings going around the outside of the piston, as you can see they are trashed. any ideas on what they are I am not familiar with them. Can they be replaced?

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  18. TheBakemon

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    Sorry to her e they are. I hate technology :/


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  19. nanno

    nanno Been here awhile

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    Was that a Mac 2in1 together with a centre-stand ?
    (Cause allegedly those two don't go togetherÂ…)

    Cheers,
    Greg
  20. ctune80

    ctune80 Been here awhile

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    An earlier version of Lurch was raced at Laguna Seca by Kevin Schwantz. Here is a link to Kevin's page and the details of Kevin's Pro Debut!
    http://www.kevinschwantz.com/book-pages/roadracing8.htm


    Kevin, is shown breifly on a Youtube vid of the Laguna Superbike race, they referred to him as Kevin Schwartz! Go to about 3:19 in for that treat!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLGMrJqgJT0