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PostAuthor: datnut1 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:04 am

Started building a "cafe racer" with this bike about 9 years ago. Got side tracked and stopped progress for a short 8 years. Recently decided to focus on the bike again, but decided to change direction and go for what I would describe as a restomod. Don't think I'm breaking any new territory, but thought some of you might like to follow along with the assembly. Freshened the motor up with a light cylinder re-honing, valve grind, new piston rings and gaskets. Frame was cleaned up and removed some of the now unused tabs, etc.[album][/album]. Yes, I know my garage is a mess.
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Re: XV920R RestoMod

PostAuthor: Jake » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:07 am

Nice Datsun in the background.
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Re: XV920R RestoMod

PostAuthor: nanno » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:39 am

Welcome! And as someone, who would describe his own bike as a "roadster" I am more than curious to see what you have in mind and how it ultimately comes out!

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Re: XV920R RestoMod

PostAuthor: datnut1 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:43 am

Thanks on the Datsun like. I hate that it ends up doubling as a parts table far too often. On to more reassembly!
Stem and clamps are 28mm fixed offset units from Cognito Moto with integrated LEDs for idiot lights.
Forks are from an 07 GSXR 750.
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Re: XV920R RestoMod

PostAuthor: datnut1 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:57 am

Rear swing arm freshened with new bearings.
Rear shock is from YSS.
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Re: XV920R RestoMod

PostAuthor: datnut1 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:15 pm

The post I'm always waiting on when reading about other builds... Wheels.
Front hubs are Cognito Moto laced to 17x3.5" rims
Rear hubs are also Cognito Moto laced to 17x5" rims
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Re: XV920R RestoMod

PostAuthor: datnut1 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:28 pm

Wunderkind headlight brackets.
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Re: XV920R RestoMod

PostAuthor: datnut1 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:34 pm

On to brakes.
Front calipers are 2011 GSXR 600 Brembos
front rotors 07 GSXR 750
Rear caliper is Brembo P32
Rear rotor is from a Ducati Monster
Torque arm is uncertain donor
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Re: XV920R RestoMod

PostAuthor: mark75 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:43 pm

very nice! :thumbs:

can't wait to see it finished.
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Re: XV920R RestoMod

PostAuthor: datnut1 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:39 pm

I had a set of NOS engine covers I purchased a long time ago and started to swap them out, but ran into issues with the left cover. Didn't realize I was not going to be able to swap over the timing mark site glas or starter bushing. On hold waiting for parts to come in.
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I was able to install the left cover and new starter (technically 9 years old).
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Tires are 120/70 and 170/60
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Re: XV920R RestoMod

PostAuthor: Hellgate » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:36 am

Wow! Your bike is spotless. I'm looking forward to seeing lots of photos.

I really like the direction you're going. What are your plans?

Cognito Moto's rear conversion hub is stunning. Your delay is serendipitous as they stock many more parts for the XV.
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Re: XV920R RestoMod

PostAuthor: datnut1 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:26 am

Thanks, I cant say enough about Cognito Moto. Not many places producing the kind of products they do for our bikes. I actually used their XS650 rear hub as I had already converted to XS650 hubs some years ago.

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Re: XV920R RestoMod

PostAuthor: datnut1 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:42 pm

Spent far too much time cleaning and installing the rubber fin isolators. Had to take the belt sander to a few just to get them to fit. Managed to install the chain sprockets, chain, and air filter adapter today as well. Used XS650 sprocket locking tabs in the rear.
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Re: XV920R RestoMod

PostAuthor: faffi » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:47 pm

Fantastic finish on everything :GJ:
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PostAuthor: datnut1 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:10 pm

Thanks for the encouragement. Thought I was done for the day, but was able to sneak back out to the garage and installed starter cable, rear master cylinder and foot pegs. Decided to stick with the factory foot peg location for now as they seemed rear set enough and had a fairly comfortable riding position. The rear master is for a GSXR and the reservoir is a universal piece.
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Re: XV920R RestoMod

PostAuthor: faffi » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:15 am

I applaud your choice of sticking with the stock foot peg position! Far too many let style dicated how their bikes end up at the cost of functionality. Why suffer just to look a certain way?

Here is one who really put function over form https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcjpiOA9nj0
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Re: XV920R RestoMod

PostAuthor: datnut1 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:09 pm

Installed sub frame today.
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Re: XV920R RestoMod

PostAuthor: Biggs » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:29 am

Beautiful work. Can’t wait to see it completed.

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Re: XV920R RestoMod

PostAuthor: datnut1 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:08 pm

Received the new timing site glass and starter gear shaft bushing, so was able to get the left engine cover on.
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Re: XV920R RestoMod

PostAuthor: SteveO531 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:04 pm

Love the replacement rear shock. Can you give some more details about it? Where did you get it? Is there a product model number?

Your bike looks lower to me. Did you get a shorter rear shock than the original?

I've been looking at Hagon shocks, and never heard of YSS.
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