It took a couple of years, but...

Every XJ is a project whether big or small. Tell us about yours.
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buckinghamjf68
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Tue May 30, 2017 7:47 am

As the title says, it took a couple of years to get the bike from a stripped frame to the point I'm ready to turn it over. The video is the two years rebuild in just under two minutes

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The tank décor is mock-up only as I am getting them made. The tank and the seat on the video pic, is an old picture which has now been changed to the picture you see below.

Upgrades were the front and rear of an FZR600

Progress wise, I have gone back to front, every screw, bolt, and fastener has been torqued to specification, have applied either thread lock or copper slip where the manual has specified, the liquids are in, and everything does what its supposed to be doing. I have mocked up the tank designs, and the seat cover arrived this morning.

The final phase will be to turn her over, and work out why she wont start... I have said it before, but thank you, you have built an incredible library of information, which I frequently use and recommend to everyone I find with an XJ.

My Project: "Just Add Fuel1"

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Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:24 pm

I like it!

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XJLiverpool
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Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:10 pm

Brilliant

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Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:34 am

Just been sat watching some of your how to videos on youtube when I thought "I've seen that bike before!"

Can't believe its taken me this long to work out lol

Videos are really useful btw, the swing arm bearing one is the latest I've been using. Would be a great addition to the how to section.
Nelsonmd wrote: My 4runner on the other hand... I decided she needed to be a girl only because I spent so much time underneath/inside her, I didn't want to think of her as a dude...

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Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:48 pm

Very nicely done...
Bill
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buckinghamjf68
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Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:43 am

Thanks Guys, really appreciate the feedback.

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