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    1982 Yamaha Virago XV920 Build

    Here is my build that I decided to pickup for a winter project. Picked up the bike on January 1st and here is my progress so far I'll post everything as far as we are in the build. I will make a parts list for those that are interested since I couldn't really find one.
    After loading it on the lift in my shop. Ordered the R1 front end on the way home, got really lucky on the price.

    20 minutes later we did a tear down. Ordered plenty of more parts.

    Waited 10 days for the front end and cognito stem but everything went on in about 30 min with pressing the new stem and installing the bearings.

    Beginning of the upper subframe r6 spring is already mounted in the frame at this point. I'll get a picture of how we fabricated the mounts for those interested.

    My buddy just putting the finishing touches on the upper subframe.

    Here is a picture to show the seat on. And how it will roll with the lines on the tank. I'll get closer pictures tomorrow when I go through some wiring.

    Some thoughts for those that have done this build. Where the heck do all those wires go for the rear harness? It's so much!

    Really loving the progress so far. Two weeks in and most of the major fabrication is done. Now just wiring up the R1 connectors, gas tank welding and new R1 gas cap, hiding the wires and finding a spot for the anti-gravity battery.

    Let me know your thoughts or any advice!
    Thanks guys.


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    Bought on Jan 1........ should be ready in plenty of time for April 1........

    Will you be fitting clown shoes?

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    Wifey is telling me to stop being mean........

    Any Idea on how that upside down rear shock is going to cope without a rising rate linkage?

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    "Ordered the R1 front end on the way home, got really lucky on the price." Awesome, where did you order it from, Midnight auto supply ?

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    30 minutes to swap on a frontend that holds the engine 3 inches off the ground and isnt sprung or valved right.

    Didja check the runouut on the tubes? Didja check the trees for tweaking? Or did they pull your midnight special discount frontend off of a pristine bike?


    Good straight USD frontends dont have to be discounted to sell fast so it would concern me if it was cheap.

    All serious input. Lets see if you can handle black and white.

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    oh, wait.



    Does it run great?

    Couldnt find a parts list for a custom build? Ya dont say. Please no we dont need an arbitrary list of what a first time bike builder uses to do whatever it is they are doing. Thanks though.
    Last edited by DohcBikes; 01-14-2017 at 08:00 AM.
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    Please do show a pic of your shock fab...

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    btw: your hot forks are mounted backwards, the brake callipers are designed to go on the back side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrialsRider View Post
    btw: your hot forks are mounted backwards, the brake callipers are designed to go on the back side.
    lol bush-league
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    Fuck all of you guys. Get into your little circle jerk and have fun. Thought this may be a pretty cool message board but damn, you guys are assholes.

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    I'm feeling the love here.


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