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    The New Guy!

    I thought I'd post an intro here before making any threads or asking any questions. I thought I did this over a year ago but guess I did not. Anyways, my name is Shawn, I am 23 years old and currently live in North Carolina (originally from Southern California). I have been into and riding dirtbikes, trail bikes, etc since I was only 4 years old. I currently had to sell my dirt bikes to pay my bills but still own a 79 Yamaha XS 750 and an 02 custom soft tail with a S&S Ultima 110ci and 6 speed. I am mostly into older bikes and cars and own 6 hot rods and have sold about 5 or 6 others in the past 3 years (lets just say I've had more vehicles than I've had girlfriends haha).

    I bought my 79 XS 750 a few years ago and just now getting started on it and of course going to do a cafe style bike. In my area I have not seen many (if any) cafe racers or at least none that have been done correctly or look and flow decently at all. I am hoping to get mine up and running within the next 3 months. All I really need are a set of tires, brake lines, brakes gone through, bars, seat finished as well as wiring gone over one more time and clutch looked at. I am hoping to get some info and ideas from this site and it is the reason I joined. I do not notice many XS 750's here (probably due to the drive shaft system that noone likes) but that is ok. The only reason I bought mine is because I got it for a complete STEAL with extra wheels, chrome fenders and many other parts and manuals. Pictures soon to come!

    If anyone has any questions for me, please feel free to ask!

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    nope....i'm good! thanks and welcome!

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    Have you considered converting to chain drive? That way you wouldn't be stuck with the small width rear tire.

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    When I first purchased the bike I thought about it... Seemed like it would be heaps of work and not worth it but then again I only went off what others told me on the Yamaha Triples site and what I read. I would love to buy a CB 750 or something anyways and the drive shaft isn't too bad. Like you mentioned though, it does kill that I have to run a skinny rear tire.

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