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Another bike for the stable

Discussion in 'Hangout Lounge' started by hogfiddles, Aug 20, 2020.

  1. Franz

    Franz Well-Known Member

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    Is the bike the exact same model as your showcase machine? Must be got the anti dive on the forks etc.
     
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    There was only one flavor of XJ900 made, until the Diversion (which NA never got).
     
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    Franz Well-Known Member

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    Ye the Diversons were popular in Europe. A lot of them for sale here on E Bay but my nephew is after my 900f which I don't mind him getting but he will have to wait until I am old. His friend has a Diversion at work so my nephew will have to start with a 125cc and take it from there, do his theory test and riding test. When I passed my test I had a Suzuki GT 250, and there was no theory test although we had to know The Highway Code. The Haynes manual stated the early 900f which was 853cc if my memory serves me correctly had handling problems and Yamaha redesigned it with the fairing mounted on the frame instead of the handlebars and they increased the capacity of the engine too.
     
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Oh man.... that’s nice lookin’ bike there except for that damaged fairing
     
  6. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    I’ll be able to swap out a really nice tank, but it’s gonna be tough or expensive to find a fairing in the condition I’ll be needing
     
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    i lost track of how many pages of pictures i looked at before i found that girl in front of a happy birthday sign :)
     
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    Polock should be Hogfiddles marketing manager :D
     
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    Do you think one of those paintless dent repair guys could save the tank? Some amazing stuff was done to my pick up truck after hail damage. For the cost and availability of these tanks it might be worth investigating.
    John
     
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Possibly.... but don’t worry, the tank is not getting tossed
     
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    The tank could routinely repaired. Just pull the big dent with those weld on "nails'' and slide hammer. My tank had a similar dent now it's gone took my friend (has a shop) ten minutes to pull it out.
    If I saw that tank for sale at a swap meet I'd buy it in a flash.
    Cheers, 50gary
     
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  12. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Ummmm........ the newest arrival—
    Just got it home :)

    C6A1DD8D-7DC5-40A8-BA22-79EF60BE76F9.jpeg

    I have:
    -the original exhaust to put on
    -the airbox will eventually go back in
    -The original turn signals to go back on
    -a NOS stripe kit to go on
    -a rare option rack/backrest to install!
    -a gazillion other NOS parts to install and all swapped out or leftover parts will upgrade another 900rk!!

    dfox
     
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  13. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Here she is with a couple of her stablemates. Yeah, I showed this pic in another forum, too, but figured we need an update here......
    C71FE07D-027B-443F-9429-19F1C7174D13.jpeg
     
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    Franz Well-Known Member

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    Have you ever had to weld up the frame Hogfiddles on any bikes where the sidestand is?
     
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Nope
     
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    I just wondered since they can fail in that area and you did welding with the shock absorber mount you repaired.
     
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    I didn’t do any welding there. Someone had broken the end off of the shock mount, then THEIR solution was to weld the shock to the mount. I ground the weld apart then came up with a proper solution.
     

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