Yamaha Seca II 92 XJ600s

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Re: Red Banana 92 XJ600s

Post by Bigfeet51 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:40 am

Blue may actually work. I may go with blue rims, black frame, gray fairings, blue handle bars and a black tank

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Re: Red Banana 92 XJ600s

Post by Bigfeet51 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:41 am

Blue may actually work. I may go with blue rims, black frame, gray fairings, blue handle bars and a black tank

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Re: Red Banana 92 XJ600s

Post by Bigfeet51 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:21 am

I finally stripped this bike down. The engine need a good cleaning so I'll try to do that this week. I was told by the PO that the frame is bent on the left hand side but I really don't see where.
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Yesterday I took a ride to Lancaster PA (4 hour ride) to pick up a frame, engine and many other parts from Capriotti613. On my way I stopped at Cracker Barrel for some blue berry pancakes since NY City doesn't have one :cry:. Capriotti613, thank you so much and It was nice meeting you.
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This is the frame and the engine in the right hand corner that I picked up from Capriotti613.
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Re: Red Banana 92 XJ600s

Post by MichaelX » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:52 am

In the picture right of the engine, that frame is bend like crazy at the rear or it could be the camera lens effect.
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Re: Red Banana 92 XJ600s

Post by Bigfeet51 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:07 am

I have to find a local welder who can remove one of these faring brackets and add it to the new frame. Capriotti613 must have been going for the naked look. I guess it would be cheaper to go naked...what do you guys think?
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I lined up the frames together to try and see where it's bent. Honestly, I still don't see it.
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Re: Red Banana 92 XJ600s

Post by Casper » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:24 pm

They've got the same bend!

I think it was an illusion with how the light and shadows were making the rear of the tail look a little off kilter.
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Re: Red Banana 92 XJ600s

Post by Bigfeet51 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:39 pm

Casper wrote:They've got the same bend!

I think it was an illusion with how the light and shadows were making the rear of the tail look a little off kilter.
I will take pics at a different angle.

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Re: Red Banana 92 XJ600s

Post by radare » Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:31 pm

I'm not seeing a bend in any of the photos. I think you've got a good frame there.

For $100, you can buy a simple wire-feed welder from HF that would work for welding those tabs back on. Alternatively, you could come up with a clever way to fabricate a bracket that clamps onto the frame at that point. OR, you could joins us in the naked realm. It's fun out here with no fairings.

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Re: Red Banana 92 XJ600s

Post by Bigfeet51 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:13 am

radare wrote: you could joins us in the naked realm. It's fun out here with no fairings.
I love the naked look, however, I've noticed that having a windshield is so helpful on windy days.

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Re: Red Banana 92 XJ600s

Post by Slartibartfast » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:56 pm

go naked! I love it - also, 80mph feels more like a ton on a naked bike so its good for your licence :ponder:

I've been thinking "what would I do" for the colour scheme as I'm keeping my eye out for a wreck to base a project on

I'm thinking bright blue frame and wheels with white metallic bodywork and some kind of blockwork or offset blue strip to match, blue chain/brake pipes/levers etc. not sure for the engine, maybe black or dark silver with blue for the details

feel free to test it so I get to see it without committing anything :o
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