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Old 10-02-2013, 06:37 PM
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been busy

so i have been busy with work and finally got to finish the bike. the paint job is just primer black, the owner is going to paint it himself. but here is is my creation. i will post more pics once he paints it.



what do you guys think?
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:36 PM
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I know you put a lot of hard work into this bike and you also had restraints from your customer.
Take everything I say with a grain of salt simply cause you should. I do not particularily care for the way the tractor or dirt bike style tires, many do just not me.
I also think the right front fork looks totally out of place with the brake attachments or whatever in place. A quick grind and polish would have knocked them off and look much better.
The battery looks like it was an after thought rather than being essential to the bike. Oh yeah and just seeing header wrap makes me cringe.
I am not yet certain if I like the tank or not, something is bugging me about the way it follows the frame but does not work with the engine.
I do like the way you have made the fuel level work and that is pretty cool.
As I say it is just not my style but many will Love it. Nice job that you are able to do all that you have shown and please do not take my criticisms the wrong way. I am jealous of your abilities.
When it is painted etc it may change how it looks as anyone who watches a chopper build show will know. The final product is yet to be seen.
Congrats on getting it done.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:12 PM
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tires

yeah i dont like the tires, and quite a few other things but it what the customer wanted, and he loves it. he said that everything was exactlly the way he pictured it and wouldnt change a thing. gotta give them what they want if they are paying. but yeah there are a few things that arent quite my taste but, i still think it turned out to be one kick ass bike.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:18 PM
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Those carbs look familiar....lol. I like it but you know that. Ive seen your detail work on the fab and really like it. You could make a game out it like Wheres Waldo for someone to find the extra rear sprocket. There are things that I would change like a crazy metalic 70's style paint job, and the rims and tires it came with its just a little low now. I like it and cant wait to get started on mine.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:22 PM
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and it needs a 6 on it just cause yours has a 5 on it.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:28 PM
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Those carbs look familiar....lol. I like it but you know that. Ive seen your detail work on the fab and really like it. You could make a game out it like Wheres Waldo for someone to find the extra rear sprocket. There are things that I would change like a crazy metalic 70's style paint job, and the rims and tires it came with its just a little low now. I like it and cant wait to get started on mine.
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1980ish virago 535. Room mate left it for rent money. lol.
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1979 XS750 Parts bike no title.
1979 XS750 Cafe running,someone else can enjoy it.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:35 PM
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I think you got the fender/seat/tank proportions just right. Most are too bobbed for my taste.

Good looking bike overall just needs paint. The world does not need another flat black bobber!

I'm also anti header wrap from painful experience. There is no quicker way to rust out your expensive pipes. They are like mogwais. Don't get them wet!!!

Good on you for doing what you love.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:53 AM
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Header wrap

Before I did the header wrap I sanded the exhaust and painted it with a high heat header paint to hopefully keep it from rusting under the wrap. I did a lot of research on it and found out about the rust problem. And painting the headers before warping them was my way of making it not rust under the wrap.
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what do you guys think?
Is there a video somewhere of what this exhaust sounds like? I'm thinking about doing something very similar with mine...
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Old 03-24-2016, 05:54 PM
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Is there a video somewhere of what this exhaust sounds like? I'm thinking about doing something very similar with mine...
I just got the back from the guy I built the bike for. Think I'm gonna buy it back from him. I built that bike about 3 years ago. He only rode it about 4 tines. So I have to get it right then I'll make a video. It sounds pretty tough
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:03 PM
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Questions:
1. Was that one whole 2 to 1 collector AND tip assembly, or did you connect them separately?
2. Where did you find it/how much?
3. If I cut the header right after where it's already connected & leave that factory connection instead of cutting the header into 4 pipes, would I still have a round end to put a tip over in place of the muffler I'm cutting off? (Did that make sense??)
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:52 PM
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I used the factory 4 into 2 exhaust and just cut it right about where the chrome tip starts. And I used a 2 1/4 inch diameter auto exhaust tip from autozone. And welded the two together they were exactly the same diameter.
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:25 PM
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I used the factory 4 into 2 exhaust and just cut it right about where the chrome tip starts. And I used a 2 1/4 inch diameter auto exhaust tip from autozone. And welded the two together they were exactly the same diameter.
So you're saying you didn't cut the header into 4 pieces you basically just cut the muffler off & the hole left was 2 1/4"?
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:17 AM
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So you're saying you didn't cut the header into 4 pieces you basically just cut the muffler off & the hole left was 2 1/4"?
Yes that is correct
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:32 AM
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Yes that is correct
Hi Nightengale,
where you cut and what's left to deal with depends on where the rust stops and the good metal starts.
I had to cut my XS11SG's back to half-way through the 2 into 1 connection each side to get back to good metal.
Fixing that took cutting and shaping patches of sheet steel to weld in to get to a
round shape to start welding my Canadian Tire exhaust pipe connectors on.
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