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1982 XV920RJ

PostAuthor: sequim » Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:27 pm

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Is this a rare model?
I don't see this model mentioned very often. I hate to tear into a rare model that's mostly unmolested, however I just picked this bike up yesterday, rusty and crusty, and I've always wanted to work on chain drive 920. I explained to my wife that this was to good a deal to pass up. Really...
I think I'll do forks and rear suspension.
Thank you in advance.
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Re: 1982 XV920RJ

PostAuthor: Jake » Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:56 pm

Only manufactured for 2 years, so yes.
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Re: 1982 XV920RJ

PostAuthor: sequim » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:28 am

Update:
My first build was a 920 bobber and I want to do something different, so I've decided to go with a café racer build. I've disassembled the entire machine except for the engine.
The swing arm has been welded/reinforced. I'm currently welding the frame and modifying to accommodate the Ducati rear shock and new fuel tank mount.
The work of cleaning the engine and getting it ready to paint has started.
The new fuel tank has been re-shaped to fit the frame. I've partially constructed the rear seat back, byway of a fiberglass layup off the back of the tank.
My biggest challenge ahead is sourcing wheels and brakes. I want spoke wheels and twin disc with upgrade brakes, also plan to install disc on the rear. I would like to run 18" front and rear wheels. I am using a mod/stock fork with brace. Any feed back on wheel swaps and tire size would be appreciated.
I'm hopping to ride this summer...
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Re: 1982 XV920RJ

PostAuthor: Hellgate » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:47 pm

Photos?

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Re: 1982 XV920RJ

PostAuthor: mark75 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:05 am

more scarce than the shaft-drives for sure. I believe the chainies were more prevalent elsewhere than CONUS, also used more for racers [JMO so I could be wrong]

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Re: 1982 XV920RJ

PostAuthor: Fruid » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:52 am

sequim wrote:Update:
I want to do something different, so I've decided to go with a café racer build.
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Re: 1982 XV920RJ

PostAuthor: iamunique127 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:35 pm

There is info from someone on here for adapting XS650 spoked wheels.
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Re: 1982 XV920RJ

PostAuthor: sequim » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:35 am

ok

quick update with a couple of pics
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