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ahhh shit.. here i go again. (new project)

so I've had a ton of sportbikes, and a couple of cruisers. Ever since i had a rather unpleasant get-off a couple years ago on the stuntbike and crushed my left hand, its been hard to ride sportbikes and i've been trying to get into the cruiser thing. i spent alot on the cruisers i had, so the missus had a real problem with me tearing them apart and chopping them, so i ended up selling them off and now i have a new project that i can pretty much do whatever the hell i want to. its a 79 yamaha XS750 with 14k original miles. It doesnt run right now, from looking at it its got busted ass petcocks and the carbs are probably gummed up. i'm gonna work on it today and tomorrow and see if i can get it to fire. Plan for the bike at this point is to find some shorter xs650 shocks and lower the rear 2 inches, rebuild the front forks with new progressive springs, find a harley or similiar rear fender and a sportser style seat and shave it down, and build some forward controls.

here's two pics of the finished product that i'm hoping to emulate, and the last is the bike i bought.





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Sweet, you wanna do another one?

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what do you mean? you have one?
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what do you mean? you have one?
a KZ1000, but yeah, and I have been thinking this would be the kinda deal it needs.

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cool man.. it really is not that hard to modify these older bikes to look cool.. i love the reliability and simplicity of the older bikes (not to mention the way cheap price tags) but i cannot stand the huge ass seats and gay chrome fenders.
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Mine doesn't have chrome fenders, but it has the long seat! Are there any good websites to look at on these?

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Those are two different bikes, yours is an XS, and the top looks like a Maxim. My best friend has a Maxim X he's wanting to sell if you want something a little closer to your desired end result.

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His is blue, but this is the boke:


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of course i know it is a maxim. i was just showing the rear fender/harley sportster seat look that i am going for with the xs. Most of the xs's that i've found customized are wildly modded choppers or bobbers, and thats not really what i'm going for. maybe eventually but not now. out of curiousity. how much for the maxim? pm me.
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of course i know it is a maxim. i was just showing the rear fender/harley sportster seat look that i am going for with the xs. Most of the xs's that i've found customized are wildly modded choppers or bobbers, and thats not really what i'm going for. maybe eventually but not now. out of curiousity. how much for the maxim? pm me.

Price and pics have been sent.

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You guys are gonna fuckin shit when you see my chopper. Finished it last night. CRASH finished pinstriping the frame last ngiht, and I a, taking it for a ride tonite.
Will post pictures of the finished product tomorrow or this weekend.
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You guys are gonna fuckin shit when you see my chopper. Finished it last night. CRASH finished pinstriping the frame last ngiht, and I a, taking it for a ride tonite.
Will post pictures of the finished product tomorrow or this weekend.

What does that have to do with this post? Besides, mine's been done, I rode it to work today.

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Will post pictures of the finished product tomorrow or this weekend.
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What does that have to do with this post? Besides, mine's been done, I rode it to work today.
Oh, sorry to show the tie in.
Tie in= mine is a 81 yamaha xs 650. Will give these guys a good idea of the actual potential of these bikes.
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the bike's running pretty good now.. new battery, cleaned the carbs, changed the oil, new spark plugs.. fires right up. still getting new air filter pods, manual petcocks, and a couple other things to get the bike running mechanically perfect but i'm happy as shit! now i'm starting to shop for the misc. parts i'm gonna use for the build. I think i'm going to go with 14" ape hangers, forward controls, shorter rear shocks to lower the ass, trailer fender and custom solo seat and build new exhaust pipes off the existing 3/2 headers. then paint the whole deal a satin color, probably black or maybe red.
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oh and i'm still way under budget.. i'm probably gonna add a few trick goodies but i'll still be under 1,500 total including the bike.
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how long do yall think these ape hangers are? this is almost exactly what i've decided to do, with a little different fender set up and forward controls and a different exhaust. i need to know what length apes to order. ordering everything next week.


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how long do yall think these ape hangers are? this is almost exactly what i've decided to do, with a little different fender set up and forward controls and a different exhaust. i need to know what length apes to order. ordering everything next week.


I think you would be happy with a set of 12" apes.
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anyone sell or have a Scorpion

i'm wanting to try one on. I want to see how they fit, anyone have one? I'm looking to try on a med or large

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i'm wanting to try one on. I want to see how they fit, anyone have one? I'm looking to try on a med or large
look up Wilzgarage. It's at Parker and 75. he either has them, or was trying to get some.
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I have one and love it however it is too large for you to try on, sorry.

The only place I know of in the metroplex with them is motoliberty. Only thing that sucks is they are late releasing their new ones this year, in case thats one of the styles you are looking at. Everyplace I talked to said "maybe" June.
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I've been wondering about these helmets as well, when I bought the bike I was told they were inferior to most.
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Most reviews I've seen rank them higher. I have seen them placed on the same level as Arai and Shoei
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I have one and like the hell out of it. I rode an RF1000 previously.

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Most reviews I've seen rank them higher. I have seen them placed on the same level as Arai and Shoei
Thats intersting, for the price, I might just pick one up.

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I bought a large Crackhead from Motoliberty a few weeks ago, and it fits great. Where are you at, I'll be happy to meet up and let you try it on if it's closer than 35 and Walnut hill.


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I bought a large Crackhead from Motoliberty a few weeks ago, and it fits great. Where are you at, I'll be happy to meet up and let you try it on if it's closer than 35 and Walnut hill.

Thats the one I wanted until I saw their new Scorpion that is coming out........damn late release date!!
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Thats the one I wanted until I saw their new Scorpion that is coming out........damn late release date!!

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If so, they had them at Motoliberty when I bought mine.

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I bought a large Crackhead from Motoliberty a few weeks ago, and it fits great. Where are you at, I'll be happy to meet up and let you try it on if it's closer than 35 and Walnut hill.



i'm on the other side of Fort worth I think I just want to pick up a plain one so I can drop it off with Jester and let him go crazy with it

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This one?



If so, they had them at Motoliberty when I bought mine.
Yep I want the white one, I called a few weeks ago and they said May/June I will call again tomorrow.

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Picked up a blue 05 R1 today... 5kmiles. Only mod it has currently is a clear alternatives intergrated tail light. Also put on some sliders and fresh Pilot Powers. I'll get some pics of it tomorrow, so don't hate just yet.
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congrats man, i wish i had gotten a 1000 (it will come later). lol. cause my buddies 06 R1 he had was crazy fast compared to my little 600. be safe out there

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Took it for a little cruise today. Got a couple pictures. Oh I also ran some fresh brake fluid in it, pulled the reflectors off the front forks, took off the pass. pegs... I need a seat cowl.





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Thanks!! I meant hate for not having any pictures up yet.
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little update: been orderin' shit.. my sweet new petcocks came in today, my grips and 16" inch apes are in the mail, got my cables and shit all lined up... now i'm fucking around with the back. I've decided that for now, i'm gonna go cheapass because i'm gettin married in a month, and fuck it, i just need to get this bitch done before my wallet disappears. So i'm going to put some solid 9" struts in place of the stock 12.5 shocks, a trailer fender, and build a small solo seat. i took the shocks off just for shits and giggles to see what it looked like slammed.. looks alot better. i chopped the shit out of the stock seat because it was just annoying the piss out of me, and i had nothing better to do. It's going in the garbage as soon as i get my trailer fender deal figured out and get a seat made. enough blah blah. i'll update again in a week or two when the stuff i ordered gets here, and i'll probably have the trailer fender and struts mounted.

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Trails are more exiting to me than the biggest triple. Two different worlds really. I've done both and I prefer a tough, rocky, hilly trail with lots of berms. Red River has some sweet berms. Hey Billy, I'll try to make it out.
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nick, my little blaster would be lucky to jump some whoops, but for the guys that like to jump, i think your place would be great, its just not for me.

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Billy May 20th is the cruise, no can do for me. I will be out there
well shit, sorry man. my weekends have to be planned out so i know i have that weekend off. like i said, i wanted it to be the 13, but RRMT is close, and that is my favorite place to ride. lake murray would not be a bad place to go, but i am thinking buick355 and tx21 and some of the better riders would be bored as hell there.

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