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Re: My XV250 project

PostAuthor: scooterorg » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:40 pm

Hi stocky
I had a look at the style of your rear fender and it almost the same as mine. I fitted a Norton style tail light to mine
Send me a PM and I can send you some photos and info where I got it from.I tried to post photos but had problems
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Re: My XV250 project

PostAuthor: Wesso » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:53 am

@scooterorg: Check this Attachment Pictorial out. If you follow the very easy steps that are shown in there you will be able to attach a picture to any of your posts. Just make sure that you re-size any large photos that are bigger than 1024 x 768 pixels.
The idea of this forum is to share information not send private messages so that nobody else gets to see the pictures.
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Re: My XV250 project

PostAuthor: stocky87 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:12 am

TransAm wrote:So... what are you doing with the tail light?


I've put it on eBay with my rear fender and old tank. It still has a few days to go.
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Re: My XV250 project

PostAuthor: scooterorg » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:00 pm

Hi stocky
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I hope these help you
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Re: My XV250 project

PostAuthor: stocky87 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:34 am

Thanks scooterorg for the info an pics, i've bought the Honda Rebel shocks from eBay and I'm just waiting for them to come in. The regulator has'nt come in yet so while i'ts not running I made up a side mount number plate holder to use after I get the bike roadworthy and registered. here's a few pics:

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I'll put up more pics once I make some more progress.
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Re: My XV250 project

PostAuthor: stocky87 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:08 am

The regulator/rectifier came in so I finally got it installed. Bike runs fine now. Installed the Rebel shocks and a solo seat. Took it for a ride and it does'nt bottom out which is great considering I weigh over 100kg. Here's a few pics...

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Re: My XV250 project

PostAuthor: scooterorg » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:58 am

Hi Stocky
Looking great, Some big changes- bike is sitting well.
Seat is great- Can you let me know where you got it from and how much and what work you did to fit it
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Re: My XV250 project

PostAuthor: Hundy50 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:57 pm

Stocky,

Looks like you put the stock rear fender/tail light/signals back on. Are you going to keep it this way, or do you plan on using your modified rear fender? I actually think it looks pretty good in these pics, amazing what a difference the rebel shocks and different seat make. Are you planning on beefing up the rear tire as well? I would also like to know where you got that seat....

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Re: My XV250 project

PostAuthor: scooterorg » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:02 pm

Hi Stocky
I followed your idea and got the seat, I am very happy with the way it turned out. I will give it a few weeks and may look at fitting 2x 2 1/2 inch clothes peg springs.
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Re: My XV250 project

PostAuthor: Tom Boyte » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:54 am

Looking good Stocky 87 and Scooterorg,
Now, replace those lollipops on that rear fender and let's ride. Bobbers rule.! :rockon:
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Re: My XV250 project

PostAuthor: stocky87 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:12 am

Hi guys,
Hundy50, I've put all the stock gear back on so I can get it roadworthy. I've sent the modified fender to be painted gloss black and I'll be buying some new side covers to match. I won't be running a front fender once it's registered. Scooterorg, that seat looks great on your bike, puts mine to shame mate. Tom,I can't stand the lollipops either. I've got mini bullet indicators and stop lights to go on after it's registered. I'll post some pics once I make some more progress.
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Re: My XV250 project

PostAuthor: Tom Boyte » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:12 pm

Alrighty then!, It's gonna be looking good! What are you going to do about the license plate? I went this way. The license plate is illuminated by a standard auto lic. light. The upper two bullet lights are running, tail and turn lights. The single bullet light over the plate is the brake light.
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Re: My XV250 project

PostAuthor: stocky87 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:24 am

I've made up a license plate holder that mounts to the bottom of the shock absorber. I've got some white led bolts I got off eBay to light the plate and they work well. I'll be mounting two bullet stop/tail lights in the same position as your running lights Tom with the mini bullet indicators mounted underneath them.
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Re: My XV250 project

PostAuthor: stocky87 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:23 am

Got the rear fender back from the spray painters. All the small holes were welded up and smoothed over with filler and painted gloss black. I think they did a really good job.
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Re: My XV250 project

PostAuthor: stocky87 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:10 am

Managed to mock up the rear end.Definitely need a larger rear tyre.
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Re: My XV250 project

PostAuthor: Tom Boyte » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:17 am

Stocky87,
I'm running a oversize 140/90/15 on the rear. I got it from E-Bay, Number 120744272406. It's a G-907 GS Hi Max Brand. It was $60.00 with free shipping in the US. I'm totally pleased with it and the service of the seller. Made a big difference in the look! A larger tire will fill in some of that space under the fender. Using solid struts I was able to drop down as much as I needed by adjusting the length of the struts. The bullet lights look really good. A nice pair of short stem of tear drop style cruiser mirrors will continue the lower streamline look. Got mine from J.C. Whitney on line. # 1JA013984. They were inexpensive and the quality is very good. You can see them on my bike photo. Your fender paint came out very nice, your bikes looking good.
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Re: My XV250 project

PostAuthor: stocky87 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:23 am

This weekend I managed to finish the sprung solo seat.
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More pics can be found here.
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Many thanks to scooterorg for all the help he has given me so far.

I also fitted a mini pod filter to the breather hose that goes into the stock airbox.
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And this is how the bike looks at the moment.
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Now I'm after a 140/90/15 rear tyre to fill in the space underneath the fender. I'm also after a 3.00-18 or possibly a 100/90/18 front tyre. Does anyone know where I can buy motorcycle tyres in Melbourne? I'd really like to get my hands on white walls if possible.
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Re: My XV250 project

PostAuthor: stocky87 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:57 am

First of all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone, hope you all have a great holiday, I go back to work tomorrow so I really did'nt get much time to work on the bike. I did however manage to clean up the old mirrors. I think they came up ok
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I also had the original seat reupholstered for when I want to take longer trips as the springer seat is not all that comfortable.
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I'll be putting the bike in to be roadworthied in a couple of weeks so i'll hopefully be able to post pics of the whole thing finished very soon.
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Re: My XV250 project

PostAuthor: Tom Boyte » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:22 pm

Stocky87,
Looking good! Those mirrors did clean up pretty well. Your bikes coming along fine. I have been working on the drag pipes I got from Larish41, not that they needed it, I just wanted to do something a little different with them but have come down with a cold "bug" or something so that's on hold until I feel better. Keep us posted on your progress.
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Re: My XV250 project

PostAuthor: Phreak » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:05 am

stocky87 wrote:I also fitted a mini pod filter to the breather hose that goes into the stock airbox.
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And this is how the bike looks at the moment.
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Now I'm after a 140/90/15 rear tyre to fill in the space underneath the fender. I'm also after a 3.00-18 or possibly a 100/90/18 front tyre. Does anyone know where I can buy motorcycle tyres in Melbourne? I'd really like to get my hands on white walls if possible.


Dude, that kicks arse, and is exactly what I'm after!! You're in Melbs too? Nice- We should catch up and compare ideas :)
Would a 100/90/18 be the fattest tyre to fit on the XV250?

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