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Discussion in 'Hangout Lounge' started by k-moe, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. k-moe

    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    The offending rider was banned from FIM events for life IIRC.
     
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    ....I didn't have a second motorcycle.
    My friend who I fixed up a XV920 for has offered me the machine. She has no time to ride anymore and needs the garage space.
    Early this summer I'll have the makings of a custom again, and this time I can start with a road-ready machine.

    This will work out really well since my son is sans-motorcycle, so he can have something to ride until I get things sorted out to work on that project again.
     
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    Great do you have a few photographs?
     
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    I will once I pick it up. At this point it's essentially a stock '82 XV920 with the factory upper fairing and factory luggage rack. Nothing fancy.
    I keep debating (as I always do with these things) about which way to go.
    At this point I will probably build it as a standard/ semi-cafe' and make QD mounts for the fairing so it's comfortable in the winter.
    Maybe.

    I do know that I'll change the bars. I never could get used to the stockers. Slow manouvering is such a chore with them.
     
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    Is it the regular 920, or the 920r?
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    The regular shaftie. Finding a 920R would be golden. That would just be restored to factory if I found one. No chain maintianace is a beautiful thing, and they both have that feature.
     
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    Good for you, can't wait to see the bike.
     
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    Same. My friend suggested a fly-and-ride since it still starts right up, but it really should have a new front tire before it goes on a trip.
     
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    Why not? As long as you have the time go for it. Have your friend order the tire for you and maybe even put it on. That way you only have to worry about the first 20 miles of the ride and a new slippery tire. I know the 750 have the head gasket issues (mine did) so maybe doing a quick compression check for the journey? Have him send you pics so we can see ;)
     
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    I'd rather just trailer it. It's been sitting for 3 years and I've had enough roadside adventures to last me a while. Besides it's close enough that flying wouldn't actually save much time once security and all that are accounted for.
     
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    How many miles back will you have to ride?
     
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    About 470 if I stick to the interstate, and I hate riding on the interstate. So booooooring.

    I will be motorcycling to Kansas and Arkansas too on a seperate trip, so it's not like I won't get some seat time in.
     
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    The head gasket problem was fixed by the time the 920 came out.
    The compression check when I did the work was well within spec, and the last time I rode it she pulled like a freight train (a 65 HP freight train, but still she pulled).

    I asked her for pics. If it's not a bother for her I'll post them. It's nothing special at this point. The only real mod is that I cut the windscreen down because it was cracked, and it has an aftermarket top box.
     
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    Pics, by request.

    She's nothing special yet, but can be with some of my time and effort.

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    Now the fun part restoring her. And it's a Yamaha :D
     
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    A much as I want to make her a fake-Vincent (Haggerty inspired), I'm also interested in putting a new windscreen on, recovering the seat, replacing the mirror (damaged during their move) and calling it good.

    I just can't ever decide when it comes to building a bike until I start the project.

    I may do both in series. Time will tell.

    I do know that I love the freight-train chug-chug of that twin as much as I love the scream of an inline-4.
     
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    Only V twin l have tried was the Aprillia 1000 my cousin had. I liked that machine.
     
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    24 Hours ago my favorite trailer was taking up floor space.
    Now it isn't

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    I had to remove the fender, so it'll take me 5 minutes to have her hooked up to the bike instead of three.
     
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    Awesome! Is that one of those bicycle lift kits or did you piece together?
     
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    $19 bicycle lift and some new framing to let me pull the trailer up into the rafters.
    I'm about 15 pounds under the rating for the lift.
     
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