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restoring a xv750 in China,

PostAuthor: eslmatt » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:21 am

In 2008 my xv750 was stolen from my place in China, after 8 years I saw it parked. After talking to the guy who had it, he gave it back to me for cost of the work he had done to it. About $150... It sat under an awning for the past 7 years because the person who stole it did not want to invest in the bike. I will be updating this thread as work progresses and linking the threads of the specifics.

It burned oil and ran poorly when I had it, still does, but worse.

I am completely rewiring the bike.
http://viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?

Replacing the piston rings, seems like I need a full engine rebuild.
http://viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php

Front brakes except the calipers are being replaced
http://viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=57775&sid=372e1067decb2adeb7a2302e89b09d41

All lights switched to LED, these are really cheap in China. $25 for head light and signal lights. Tail light will be a bulb replacement.

New carbs
http://viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?

And makeing it comfortable for me. I am 6'8 or about 2m
http://viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?

2008
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1984 VX750 Japanese special - stolen - RECOVERED
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Re: restoring a xv750 in China,

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:07 pm

eslmatt wrote:In 2008 my xv750 was stolen from my place in China, after 8 years I saw it parked. After talking to the guy who had it, he gave it back to me for cost of the work he had done to it. About $150... It sat under an awning for the past 7 years because the person who stole it did not want to invest in the bike.


I remembered seeing this thread while back ago and always wondered...Why did you pay a thief to get it back..He STOLE it.
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Re: restoring a xv750 in China,

PostAuthor: eslmatt » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:06 pm

The guy that stole it let it sit for 8 years. This guy bought it and started restoring it, I felt bad for him.
1984 VX750 Japanese special - stolen - RECOVERED
build thread -> http://viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=58187&sid=e4ab82933609aa211c1efb06cf000508

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Re: restoring a xv750 in China,

PostAuthor: Jake » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:14 pm

Well well, look what I found :bg:

I have a great number of pictures on my hard drive from when we did the forum upgrade. I was looking for something else and noticed your bike.

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Re: restoring a xv750 in China,

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:42 pm

eslmatt wrote:The guy that stole it let it sit for 8 years. This guy bought it and started restoring it, I felt bad for him.


Ah..I got it....
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Re: restoring a xv750 in China,

PostAuthor: eslmatt » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:52 pm

finally starting to get some work done.

Here is the work space I had.
IMG_20170831_082709513_HDR.jpg


Here is the work shop I built.
IMG_20170908_164311397.jpg


I just need to drill some holes so I can lock the work bench and store tools in there. Then I can bring my compressor down and some tool boxes.
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Re: restoring a xv750 in China,

PostAuthor: eslmatt » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:07 am

You never have as much time as you think you will. But I have made some progress.

I don't have a center stand, so I had to build one, then I could take the engine out.
http://www.viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=

I got the engine out.
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I have been working to clean the engine and building an engine stand. I realized how unstable the engine is on a bench. Soon I will start opening it up to replace the rings and check the cylinders. clean the valves, check the guides, replace the cam bushing with a bearing. I will also do paint the engine before I put it back on.
1984 VX750 Japanese special - stolen - RECOVERED
build thread -> http://viragotechforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=58187&sid=e4ab82933609aa211c1efb06cf000508

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When asking how, also tell me why.

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