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Custom build XV1000

Im building this bike into a custom bobber from the ground up. Rebuilding the engine, fully hand building the tank/ seat,

Progress report

The Project is getting some attention again. I brought a running 94 xv1100 engine to drop in this frame, the old engine was not worth fixing. The engine side covers are in the process of getting polished at the moment. I discovered the whole front end was all bent and the forks were creased, this bike has been in a nice little crash. Luckily the frame is straight. Got new forks from eBay, rebuilt them and machined up a new head stem shaft on the lathe, have a look in the photos at the bent stem! Currently restoring the front wheel. More to come [node:read-more:link]

Parts Worked On: 

  • Chassis, Engine

The xv1000 build so far

I brought this bike for $600 with plans to build it into a bobber. I am big on making everything possible instead of buying parts and that’s what I’m attempting to do. I am pulled the engine apart to find a loverly rust ring imprinted on the bore with a score mark down the side. Also in that cylinder was a nice peice if weld splatter from the custom mana fold that had punched holes in the top of the piston and head. [node:read-more:link]

Parts Worked On: 

  • Chassis, Engine, Fuel System