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Old 12-21-2009, 06:38 AM
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project custom build - 79 XS1100

hi im a newbie here from manila, philippines...me and my mechanic are finishing up a custom....we used an old Suzuki GSX front and rear suspension, an old Kawasaki Zephyr tank/seat and cowl...an old but longer virago XS750 swing arm to accomodate under the seat mufflers and FZX 750 magwheel with 150/80/R15 tire...im thinking of using a rearset and lose the front fender...




...i will post the final result in this thread...hope to get some of your inputs before it is finished...cheers!
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:31 AM
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Welcome to the forum paulbaut,
Tough looking machine.I especially like the exhaust tucked under the seat.
Can't wait to see the finished project.
I didn't know the XS750 swingarm was longer either.I learn something here all the time.
Ride safe.
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:21 PM
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Hi paulbaut

Pretty cool mods
Few questions....
How wide is that rear rim?
Swing arm/drive shaft just bolted up without have to make changes to the XS frame?

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Old 12-21-2009, 10:05 PM
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Welcome to the forum.
Thats coming along very nicely,
the rear wheel looks sweet as does
the mufflers under the seat,
looking forward to seeing the end result.
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:43 PM
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all I can say is ... WOW

can't wait to see the finished product. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:03 PM
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She looks great! Good job
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:54 AM
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Pretty cool mods
Few questions....
How wide is that rear rim?
Swing arm/drive shaft just bolted up without have to make changes to the XS frame?

mro
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tnx for the compliments....used FZX 750 rear rim....it accommodated my dunlop 150/80/R15 tire...we are like frankensteins here..we use available parts that my mechanic Danny had collected thru the years at the shop...well with regards to the swingarm, we made it wider to accomodate a wider rim/tires, this is the only major mod that we did...one other thing, the rear rim hub from the FZX 750(baby VMAX, that is what we call it here) is an orig chain sprocket type, we did some mods to it to accommodate the shaft drive....i guess this is the second major mod that we did...we ensured that the rear tire is dead centered along the frame...
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:22 AM
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thank you guys for welcoming me here...hope to finish our project before new year amidst the long christmas holiday here in the philippines...parties and get together almost everyday in this time of season here.hehe
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:46 AM
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well done guys, look forward to the end result. Can you post some details of how you did the rear wheel conversion from chain to shaft.
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Did you insulate that exhaust good? I like the way it looks!
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:25 AM
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Welcome to the forum paulbaut,
Tough looking machine.I especially like the exhaust tucked under the seat.
Can't wait to see the finished project.
I didn't know the XS750 swingarm was longer either.I learn something here all the time.
Ride safe.
Rick
my mistake...its an XV750 swingarm...from a virago that is...yeah its much longer than our xs1100 swingarm
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:58 AM
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Did you insulate that exhaust good? I like the way it looks!
tnx for the compliments sir...we gave a good clearance from the seat that is why we had no problems with the muffler's surface heat emmission.
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:04 AM
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well done guys, look forward to the end result. Can you post some details of how you did the rear wheel conversion from chain to shaft.
i will try to post the pix of the converted wheel and explain how we melted a chunk of high grade aluminum then filled up the space of the sprocket type hub of the fzx750 rear wheel....tnx for the compliments,robbo.
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:05 AM
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my mistake...its an XV750 swingarm...from a virago that is...yeah its much longer than our xs1100 swingarm
sorry verified the actual swingarm, its not a XS nor a XV750 swingarm but its a Seca 750 swingarm...sorry guys...test rode it....it has a sweet ride....ill post the pics of its end result...and maybe a video.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:28 PM
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PaulBaut,

Show some more detail about that exhaust system What are the mufflers from and how did you manufacture the pipes
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