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Old 26-06-2014, 11:26 PM
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Well after missing out on Odie's Ntv, I was after a shafty a mate of mine came in and we started talking as you do and guess what was sat in his shed for the last 7 years, 1981 Yamaha Xj650 Maxim, i've known this bike for 15 or more years its been ridden by all the lads for years and was ultra reliable back in the day anyway now its mine and gonna be back on the road soon, heres some pics





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Old 27-06-2014, 12:51 AM
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looks nice and it could be a lot of fun..

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Old 27-06-2014, 02:17 PM
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Excellent! - usually your mate tells you about the bike you could have had AFTER you've bought something else!
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Old 27-06-2014, 07:07 PM
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Is it gonna stay a bike or end up a trike dudue?

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its staying with two wheels mate, im got the v8 chevy trike build going on with 400 bhp of american drag racing muscle
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:42 PM
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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!


Ive just picked up a 1984 VT700c Shadow to bob.

Why is it we are never satisfied with completing one project before starting others, lol.

Will we ever learn, lol

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Old 03-07-2014, 09:12 PM
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Dont think i will dont tell the wife
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:11 PM
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Ime so lucky, my missus would rather me waste money on my man toys than on Alcho, lol.
This way she knows where I am and gets to share with the fun of the play, lol

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Are those pipes straight through, or baffled?
If straight through, would they loose any power without back pressure!
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Looks fun and the xj has a reputation of being pretty bomprooof. My wife does seem to be slightly miffed that yet another bike came home when I bought Odies ntv, but as she says, at least she knows where I am with a bike habbit, and I can save us a few pennies on running cars by fixing stuff. though it may wind up with a sidecar by winter. Your v8 trike sounds an interesting project.
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:47 AM
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Remember my Dad had a sidecar when I was a kid!
Fancied one on my first build but never got the chance to find one before I got the classic car bug and swapped it.
Now a V8 with a side car, 'Thats a frightening thought'
Skid marks on the pasanger seat ide imagine, lol

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The old XJ!
Is that where the XJR derived from?
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I found my bmw r90/6 with Busmar Double adult chair and 1000cc twin plugged motor was more than brisk enough to leave skidmarks on the sidecar passenger seat or pull wheelies in 3rd even if it did suffer from BMW electrical syndrome. I think v8 power might be just a bit scary or fun. Went out on the Ntv today to work - think I'd miss the solo preformance if I put a chair on so removable chair for winter maybe, or just finish off one of my other sidecars - so many projects, so little time
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:14 PM
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heres the v8 build, collected a few bits and pieces for it, only just started





Engine is 327 cubic inch chevy small block out of a drag racing tractor thing
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:47 PM
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Love that front end Swirl!
That frame is very impressive ain't it?

Always wondered if having the discs on the diff would be as good as on the wheel ends, I thought it would have put a lot of pressure on the axles when breaking hard.
Jags were heavy old things I know and it worked on them all those years, but when yo have massive wheels and tyres on the end going at speed, with all that torque, and suddenly putting a stop on the diff, wouldnt the pressure on the outer wheels etc still trying to carry on have a chance of twisting the shafts at all?

Said I ask silly questions, lol

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Old 08-07-2014, 10:38 PM
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All the hot rod boys use them, good for a bit more power than im going to put through it, so we should be ok
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like that maxim, my kinda motor, keep us posted with progress.
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Old 17-07-2014, 07:50 PM
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will do buddy, heres a couple more pics on the progress of the chevy





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