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My metric build. #5148568 06/09/14 04:18 AM
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This has been one hell of a project guys but it's also something that I've been dreaming about since I was a teenager and now its becoming a reality! I purchased this 1999 Yamaha roadstar XV1600 last July with only 13k on the motor not knowing what I was going to do with it, I had the idea in my head but was having a hard time trying to figure where to start. Finally one day I just went at it and started taking off parts that I didn't like I originally was going to build a bobber but later realized I'm a bit to big for the that small platform. So I had to go with a build that will fit me and I think its working out just fine smile.

Night I towed it home, it didn't run but after cleaning the jets and the carb she fired right up!



Stripped down for paint but later found out through my friend Ethan who did the awesome paint job it needed a lot more attention underneath..





The drama under the paint the tank was stretched with a sloppy weld job and also found a lot of bondo covering some dents!



Once that was repaired properly it was time for primer and paint, I chose house of kolors candy purple with house of kolors orion silver and a black bar separating the colors with a light mist of metal flakes. Old TCU colors wink The paint looks blue under certain lights but the true colors come out when the lights hit it right!





Custom LED tail light








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Final product and all the credit goes to Ethan for this killer paint job up





Exhaust, intake, carb, tires, front end, rear suspension all removed then off to Yamaha for a recall on the tranny.







Getting her ready for the tricky air ride.



Next was getting the rims, rotor mounts, forks and covers and triple tree polished. Ethan again saved my a*& on this one.

before



after


Re: My metric build. [Re: Txkiller] #5148571 06/09/14 04:19 AM
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In order for the air ride to slam down to the frame without damaging the rear fender or tire I had to do some chopping on the inner fender bracket. The suggested size from the factory is a 160 but I threw a 180 it doesn't look like much room but its enough to clear both sides with no rubbing.









After the chop I cleaned it up real good and rounded out the sharp edges and finished it off with some black primer.

Next was the hardest choice ever and I'm glad I went with them the handlebars and I picked the crème de la crème Carlini flying apes 16 inches tall 1.5" thick with the high roller riser but these jokers measure out to 20 inches shocked. I had to wait an agonizing 6wks for these jokers but it was def work the wait! Now I gotta splice and run the wires internally bang.

Risers vs the old





Re: My metric build. [Re: Txkiller] #5148572 06/09/14 04:20 AM
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Working on the front forks now I'm dropping it 2" with progressive springs and gold valve emulators but waiting on the damn seals to come in!




I'm almost there between work, kids, house projects, and guns I'm damn near at the end of this beast tired. I will keep yah updated as I go if you like up.

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That is looking good, a great paint scheme!!!


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Re: My metric build. [Re: Txkiller] #5148581 06/09/14 04:37 AM
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Wow! You've put a lot of time, effort, and moolah into that and it's looking awesome! Great job! Something to be very proud of!!!!!



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That is a really sweet paint job. The color rocks. Keep us posted until you finish it. Looks outstanding so far. up


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Dang Son, you're pretty handy to say the least. Looks great.


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Looking good! The ape hangers don't look so tall with you on the bike. I've built a lot of bikes, although I don't ride, it was fun to see what my two hands could create.


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Good job! up


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Re: My metric build. [Re: Txkiller] #5148750 06/09/14 12:41 PM
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Nice! Just traded my Harley in on a SUV for my growing family and looking at your build is making me regret it.

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Swing by the house when it is finished and lets go for a country ride.


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Re: My metric build. [Re: Dry Fire] #5148863 06/09/14 02:13 PM
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Thanks for the positive feedback guys I really appreciate it up. Intake, exhaust, wiring, and suspension tuning is next but I'm getting there quick..... The biggest challenge will be the cables and wires I'm gonna try to run everything inside the bars.


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Looks like good work so far

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That's cool, like the colors way better than the original flames.


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Re: My metric build. [Re: Txkiller] #5148943 06/09/14 03:01 PM
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Brother, that's a great lookin' scooter. I'd be danged proud of it.


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I hate the bike, but I love the old school TCU colors. grin


Re: My metric build. [Re: BarneyWho] #5149091 06/09/14 04:26 PM
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I like the new black and purple but the old silver purple is a good match.

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great job.


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Re: My metric build. [Re: Txkiller] #5149426 06/09/14 07:33 PM
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You are a talented dude. Nice colors.

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Very cool color scheme

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Dam nice! Good work.

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well done!


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I've always liked Road Star builds and that's a nice one. cheers

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