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RiceRider69 11-27-2006 04:42 PM

Extreme makeover,,,1983 yamaha XJ750.
 
Alright,,,the time has come. I have changed things in the past but this time I am going all out. Fair warning,,,I aint rich,,,,and I never done this shit before,,,so this is going to be a slow going project (if anyone cares anyway) but I am going to do as much of it myself as I can. Im sure you all remember this abortion,,,,,
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g5...11-2006-25.jpg



Well here is what it looks like right now,,,,,,
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g5.../Nov27_002.jpg

I am doing some research and getting opinions on making it a hardtail (those who have seen my thread in talk shop already seen this),,,,by inserting a bar something like this,,,,,

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g5...betts/idea.jpg

Ace of Spades 11-27-2006 05:15 PM

Curious, is it chain drive or shaft?

RiceRider69 11-27-2006 05:16 PM

its a shafty,,,part of the reason I am not stretching it,,,trying to keep it simple.Here is a pic of the shaft side
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g5.../Nov27_003.jpg


Hows yours commin ace? aint seen any updates in a few days

Ace of Spades 11-27-2006 05:55 PM

I kind of thought about doing a hardtail add on but I'm trying to get mine going as soon as possible and as cheap as possible. I'm kinda held up on what to do with the ass end on mine, shocks, steel struts, airbag??? Once I get that figured out I can mount the fender, then seat pan and so on. Right now just waiting on parts...

Ace of Spades 11-27-2006 06:03 PM

Looking at your seat tubes compared to mine, you can really drop your seat. You have alot more room there then I do. If I dropped my seat tubes I would be sitting in a V. Although I do like the way mine feels with the foot controls where they are and the height of the seat tubes compared with the height of the bike.

http://www.clubchopper.com/photopost...532/frame4.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g5.../Nov27_003.jpg

Cowboy1 12-01-2006 08:26 AM

Hey there is a site where you can get great Yamaha help. There is a guy who goes byt he name Mr. Tidy and he does a shitload of stuff to them. He does mainly Roadstars and V-Stars but is a jap genious.

He has done fat tire mod's for $1100 including rims, does frame work and the best thing is he posts everything with step by step instructions which you can view or print.

Quote:

Originally Posted by RiceRider69
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g5...ov27_003-1.jpgWell,,,I commenced to hackin last night,,,,,dont have a digital camera but this is basically what I did. Im almost thinkin about bending the seat tube down and using it,,,and just putting a slug init and adding more tube,,,,rather than replacing the whole thing.


RiceRider69 12-01-2006 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cowboy1
Hey there is a site where you can get great Yamaha help. There is a guy who goes byt he name Mr. Tidy and he does a shitload of stuff to them. He does mainly Roadstars and V-Stars but is a jap genious.

He has done fat tire mod's for $1100 including rims, does frame work and the best thing is he posts everything with step by step instructions which you can view or print.



cool,,,,mind sharing the site?:LOL:

Milenko 12-01-2006 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RiceRider69
cool,,,,mind sharing the site?:LOL:

www.roadstarclinic.com

;)

RiceRider69 12-09-2006 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Milenko



Thanks man

RiceRider69 12-17-2006 07:38 AM

Taking a break
 
been workin on the scoot since about 6:30 this mornin,,,,Almost done with the upper tubes,,,,its comming together well. Will get some pics up prolly tomorrow,,,dont have a digital camera,,,,have to get film developed and put on disc.

RiceRider69 12-18-2006 05:40 PM

Progress
 
Alright,,,this weekend was productive. First I cut the seat tubes the rest of the way out.
http://www.clubchopper.com/photopost...18-2006-14.jpg

RiceRider69 12-18-2006 05:41 PM

Then some minor grinding
http://www.clubchopper.com/photopost...18-2006-17.jpg

RiceRider69 12-18-2006 05:42 PM

And after a whole lot of grinding cutting and welding,,,I came up with this ( itn only looks off center and oblong in the pic,,,it really isnt)
http://www.clubchopper.com/photopost...18-2006-20.jpg

RiceRider69 12-18-2006 05:43 PM

http://www.clubchopper.com/photopost...18-2006-22.jpg

RiceRider69 12-18-2006 05:45 PM

Tank and fender just sitting there to see how it would look
http://www.clubchopper.com/photopost...18-2006-26.jpg


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