Posts tagged with “cafe racer”

Posted 4 months ago

chrismejia:

She’s rusty! My XS500 has been neglected a bit but it’s go time! @shoebox1951 and I were going over ideas today. | #yamaha #xs500 #rusty #ratty #strivemfg #caferacer

Ok! I’m back at it again. No more fucking about

Posted 3 years ago

Wrenchmonkees Puzzle

This is not my bike, but this is what it looks like right now! I can’t wait to put it all back together.

Posted 4 years ago

Random photos from March and April

I am holding out on some updates because the progress on the XS has been a bit slow. 77Motos’ Tony has been busy working on some hot rods for other clients. I have been pretty busy myself, but here are some pictures from last month. More to come!

xs500 update
Here I am removing the tube braces on the rear. Preparing it for the seat pan bar.

xs500 - updates

xs500 - updates
Tank raised 1-1/2” and sitting on new mounts

xs500 - updates
Welding new “drilled-hole” gussets into place - BTW, Tony and Alex are selling Seven Seven Motos t-shirts! The front has a large 77 Motots logo on the chest and the back has an "All Soul No Glory" logo on the upper back as pictured above. Click here

xs500 - drilled gussets
I love how these look!

I have lots more pics to post but I’ll wait until you can see more progress on the bike. Stay tuned.

Posted 4 years ago

March 5th Update - Yamaha XS500

XS500 Wheels and rubber
Newly powder coated wheels and new rubber!

Clean motor
Motor is clean and ready for paint

Primered motor
Primered and ready for paint

removal
More removal of ugly brackets and gussets… more on this later

my bike

side profile
She’s really looking good!

Posted 4 years ago
Now, its coming apart! This I didn’t anticipate to happen so quickly but it needs to get done so GO FORTH!The motor is out and ready for a thorough cleaning
Degreasing and power washingMore to come…

Now, its coming apart! This I didn’t anticipate to happen so quickly but it needs to get done so GO FORTH!

XS500
The motor is out and ready for a thorough cleaning

xs500
Degreasing and power washing

More to come…

Posted 4 years ago

February 24, 2010 | My buddy Tony (sevensevenmotos.blogspot.com) and I decided to get our hands dirty today. After some tweaking the dormant Yamaha finally came to life. Tony was daring enough to take her for a spin under the condition it is in and this video is the result. There’s lots to do but the bike will be killer in the next couple months. I’ll keep you posted.

Posted 4 years ago

Update: February 2004

xs500

xs500
cutting some more! Raising the tank 1” as well


xs500 and me
That’s me sitting on the bike. Checking the proportions.

Posted 4 years ago

Update from November 2009

Very slow progress, but as of yesterday I have the the new forks on oiled and resealed. The custom clip-ons made by my buddy Tony Sandoval and the sandblasted tank and tail piece. More to come.

Oh yeah, this was taken with a camera phone. Sorry for the poor quality.

xs500

Posted 4 years ago

Update from May 2009

xs500

05.30.2009 | no fenders, rear footrests, crash bars, seat handles, blinkers.

It’s been a while since I last had a chance to really work on my Yammie. This past Saturday with the help of my buddy Tony we started working on it again to try and get it idling. Originally the bike was sitting on the side of a house colleting dust, rust and who knows what else for a few long years.

The motor was frozen but with a little elbow grease and some ‘Marvel Mystery Oil’ I was able to free the motor and get it to turn over. Next up is to replace some basic parts such as the points and condensers, since it seems that they are keeping the bike from staying on.

Instead of wasting time we decided to start removing the ugly parts of the bike, like the crash bars, rear fender and blinkers. A little cutting and grinding on it lead to chopping up the old tank to make a tail piece for the bike. I want to retain the same shape as the tank, I think this will make it look like a Mad Max style bike. Ya think?


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Posted 4 years ago
My old tank was too rusty from the inside to fix, so I found this one on eBay.

My old tank was too rusty from the inside to fix, so I found this one on eBay.

Posted 4 years ago
The day I received my bike.

The day I received my bike.