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XV920 caferacer

Chop it, rake it, slam it, build it for show.
New parts, old parts, built from scrap. [Hammered out of bare stock & welded with sweat.]
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Re: XV920 caferacer

PostAuthor: Evillwar » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:14 pm

Nice thread, not a big fan of cafe racers, but this looks good!

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Re: XV920 caferacer

PostAuthor: JMobile » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:10 pm

Only 21 years old and building a bike? Nice!
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Re: XV920 caferacer

PostAuthor: thijsdj » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:55 am

so my coleaugue finished the bracket for the spring, it fits great!

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Re: XV920 caferacer

PostAuthor: Cafe Ricer » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:32 pm

We need an update! This is a cool project and I'm diggin that tank. I've been looking high and low for a tank that will look right and fit without any crazy mods.

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Re: XV920 caferacer

PostAuthor: thijsdj » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:15 pm

thanks! so it has been a while, but as usual I've been putting work into the bike!

i started with getting the engine back together, by starting with cleaning the engine inside,
it had some brown tarnish inside, i be leave it to be from the oil that was inside it.. i cleaned it with dasty, worked great!
after that i mounted the bearings and mounted the gearbox,
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after that i remounted the crankshaft, to get it inside the engine i had cooled it down in the freezer.
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i even bought myself an early birthday gift! i found an second hand (but never used nor installed) M-unit for a good price. it even came with the wire harness and a headlight!
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today i reassembled both crankcases! it went pretty fast, took me about 1 hour.
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Re: XV920 caferacer

PostAuthor: wickedCircuits » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:22 pm

Awesome build so far! Can't wait to see what it looks like finished

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Re: XV920 caferacer

PostAuthor: thijsdj » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:09 am

so this weekend i went back to the bike! i fitted the cylinders and pistons and the heads! putting everything on time etc..

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even thought it was Friday the 13th it went pretty good! to good......

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so after assembling the main parts i wanted to mount the spark plugs, rear cylinder went good.. but apparently the front cylinder thread was damaged... :db: some bad luck after all..
so i dismantled the head and am going to take it to my work, where i can fix it!

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Re: XV920 caferacer

PostAuthor: thijsdj » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:39 am

so i fixed the thread of the spark plug, and got to reassemble the engine further..

i also adjusted the valve clearance.

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