Ben's 1976 XS750

0_1510643182097_IMG_20171001_133042.jpg

First attempt at fibreglass seat; based off the MEEN STREAK XS750.

0_1510728928726_IMG_20171030_190154.jpg

I didn’t get enough layers, and it has a few air bubbles so I’m going to have another go.

0_1510729044707_IMG_20171102_182752.jpg

The fins are pretty holy and had a lot of silicone pumped into them…

0_1510729229645_IMG_20171001_141633.jpg

Covers sandblasted and painted.

0_1510730366540_1000062.jpg

Looking good !!!

Lights and Clip ons.
1_1515303739699_20180101_152935.jpg
0_1515303739699_20180104_190432.jpg

0_1518999852747_20180219_110054-800x600.jpg

Making progress.

Almost ready to start!

Looking good. The tail came out great and it’s always a great feeling when you do the work yourself. Keep it up.

So now I finally found pics of those bullet signals - they look very nice - I think I will get those for my bike!

@valley
Yeah, the indicators look great

Converted petcock from vacuum to manual.
0_1526806072778_01-petcock.jpg

Seat painted and padded.
0_1526806133686_02-seat-padding.jpg

Tank painted.
0_1526806170715_05-paint.jpg

Gauge.
0_1526806201179_07-gauge-lights.jpg

Crank pin pushed in so trying to find TDC using dodgy method.
0_1526806226921_09-tdc.jpg

Running!, but only just.
Requires full choke and no throttle.
Video

Rearsets, the brake side hits on the kick starter so I’ll have to sort something out.
And the brake master cylinder is only temporary.
1_1526807110669_gear-rearset.jpeg
0_1526807110669_brake-rearset.jpeg

looks awesome! I like the single gauge setup, kind of wish I went that route, I did the dual small gauges and they work good, but I don’t think they look as nice.

0_1527083069865_064fcc52.JPG

1977 Yamaha XS750 2D Cafe Racer

@jdseibe
Yeah, I think it looks tidier but I’ll be wishing for a tacho at some point.

What front master cylinder do you have and how are they working for you? I’ve just ordered some that look very similar.

The bad idle was caused by wrong pilot jets and bad ignition timing, it’s running heaps better now!

First ride, just in the yard as the front brakes are missing.
Video

Curious how accurate the mini gauges are. I was told the ratios available aftermarket are close but not the same. This will give inaccurate readings. jdseibe, have you ever checked your against a GPS speedometer/app?

Log in to reply

Looks like your connection to YamahaXS.com was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.