This is a discussion on 1983 Yamaha XV920 Cafe Racer within the Project Builds forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Originally Posted by woodsman This picture tells you all you need to know about the guy that owns C-Bass. Imagine it with the fish bowl ...
The mojave tank you you have is a good example. It's about 2.6 gallons (approx 10 liters). Stock the virago tank is probably 3.5 gallons. Figuring a burn rate of about 40 miles per gallon, stock range is between 120-140 miles before completely empty. Your new range is maybe 100 miles at most. That means after 70 miles of riding you need to start looking for a gas station. How are you going to track this on your bike? Does your new gauge have a trip odometer? Does your petcock have a reserve? I get that the tank is pretty and the shape you want but these are the things that come along with your aesthetic choices.
If if you are not seeing them, then ask. Get in the habit of asking yourself "if I change this thing, what else do I have to change?"
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Tank small size - this was already considered:
1. Petcock has a reserve
2. This is a bike to be used in a city - small distance, not every day. Its not a cruiser (its definitely not comfortable for any longer ride)
PS: you asked about rearsets - here you can see how it is built.
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for sure I will make some changes when I start riding it. testing, testing, testing
if it comes to city riding - public transport is ok, but in my case bike is a good solution, no worries about traffic etc. And a quiet country road - sure
I like the Rider Files. Check out the photos from back in the day. Larry used to stay with us when he came down to take photos at the southern tracks like Taladega, Roebling and Road Atlanta when I lived in GA. He always made a point to get some good shots of me. He is a good guy and has been around, I think I have known him since about 1980.
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Working with a swingarm I noticed problems with bevel gear - it worked really hard. I needed to replace bearings, also bought another used bevel gear and used some parts from it. In the end - I have on complete and working nicely.
Also - the previous owner made some changes to swingarm bearings - as he probably was missing bearings, he used some metal sleeves instead and custom made axis. It was working badly, also he made a bigger hole in swingarm to fit the bigger axis... so when I replaced all elements with original bearings, it appeared that I need to make another custom axis to fir the bigger hole in the swingarm. Here it is: