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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 Read more about Progress report

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. Read more about The xv1000 build so far

Parts Worked On: 

  • Chassis, Engine, Fuel System