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Old 05-12-2013, 12:27 AM
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I'm using Styrofoam behind the side plates to make it pop out more along with the wire frames. The wire frames are all made with gradual bends to create shape, and it's also nice to have steel to weld the mounting brackets to. I'm using polyester fleece fabric for my first layer so the material stretches over the frames and looks natural. Then I'll strengthen it with fiber glass overlays. Tomorrow you should see something that resembles the finished product.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:42 PM
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Whoops. I've been so busy riding I forgot to upload pics of my bike finished. I hope you all like it. I will have to get some more pics without the bags and windshield on too, looks better that way.







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Old 09-04-2013, 10:47 PM
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Whoops. I've been so busy riding I forgot to upload pics of my bike finished. I hope you all like it. I will have to get some more pics without the bags and windshield on too, looks better that way.







Nice.!........first I've ever seen a person do up an XJ like that, making it 'their own', and still following the XJ's lines........again, nice!
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:43 AM
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Thanks! I've been struggling to think of a name for the bike. Then today I was at the grocery store and some dude asked me what kind of bike it is. After I told him he mentioned that he used to be a Yamaha salesman back in the late seventies. Then he said the style reminded him of the old stripped down British bikes, and called their style "Hooligan". I don't know if it looks like a British Hooligan, but I think it's a great name for her. The Hooligan, has a ring to it huh?
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:17 PM
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Nice

I also have an XJ and have been slowly making her into MY individual XJ. I have been wondering what I could do to change the gauges into exactly what you have done. I have already changed the bars and the way the dash sits. My questions are, did you get the tach to work and is the speedo correct? I really like what you did to your XJ. And a word to the purists, by us doing what we do it makes your OEM's more valuable and ours priceless.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:04 PM
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Thanks! I've been struggling to think of a name for the bike. Then today I was at the grocery store and some dude asked me what kind of bike it is. After I told him he mentioned that he used to be a Yamaha salesman back in the late seventies. Then he said the style reminded him of the old stripped down British bikes, and called their style "Hooligan". I don't know if it looks like a British Hooligan, but I think it's a great name for her. The Hooligan, has a ring to it huh?
.........that it does......and definitely fitting to the style.
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:38 PM
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The speedo is accurate without any mods, and the tach works fine now. The tach for the virago has an orange wire which needs to be hooked up to the #1 coil orange wire on our bike. They are a direct swap over with some rewiring. The hardest part for me was relocating the fuse panel and all the pigtails to under the tank all at the same time. If you were to keep your original headlight then the wiring would be way easier.
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