This is not my bike, but this is what it looks like right now! I can’t wait to put it all back together.
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!
Here I am removing the tube braces on the rear. Preparing it for the seat pan bar.
Tank raised 1-1/2” and sitting on new mounts
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
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.
Newly powder coated wheels and new rubber!
Motor is clean and ready for paint
Primered and ready for paint
More removal of ugly brackets and gussets… more on this later
She’s really looking good!
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 washing
More to come…
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.
cutting some more! Raising the tank 1” as well
That’s me sitting on the bike. Checking the proportions.
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.
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?
My old tank was too rusty from the inside to fix, so I found this one on eBay.