View Full Version : chopped 79 xs750. project yamablah

03-26-2015, 11:50 AM
Whats up ladies and gents, i was on here before close to 5 years ago, previously (thedonkeypunchbandit). i wanted to start a new thread, showing the super slow progress on my bike due to shit luck and life, in the 4 years i haven't been on here haha. i will be posting flicks sometime today, take it easy everybody.

03-26-2015, 11:52 AM
when i first bought the bike in 2010. 1979 Yamaha xs750

when i broke the motor down,turns out it jumped timing and the chain dug super deep into the case and bent a couple valves while it was at it. i ended up picking up the same year bike at a good price to use the motor for my build, and have a shit ton of spare parts haha.

03-26-2015, 1:15 PM
when i first bought the donor bike it was seized up. me and my brother pulled the plugs sprayed loose juice in there then let it sit, sprayed it again, slowly cranked it by the kick start and repeated the process until she freed up. we cleaned her out, sealed her all up, filled her with fluid and when we had a plug out checking for spark she fired on 2 cylinders. we ran it through the gears and then i rode it around the shop parking lot i was working at at the time brakeless just to check it out softailed, which im way too short for haha.
frame from the donor bike
engine cleaned up and ready to go

ill post more later or tomorrow to the point where i experienced some shit luck and i destroyed my foot twice, fell behind in life and the bike sat for a couple of years and a couple different places. then ill get to where shes at now.

03-26-2015, 1:49 PM
it sat mocked up like this for a bit after i stripped the frame down with aircraft stripper. those bars were just on to move it around and i eventually cut the sissy bar off because i wanted a taller one.

03-26-2015, 1:58 PM
eventually i used that self etching primer rattle can to do the frame and tank.
Then it sat in my room for awhile with another set of temp bars after i destroyed my foot and lost my yob. i usually kept it at a buddies of mine, but he moved up to vermont for awhile then came back, and it eventually ended up back there and getting tinkered on again.

03-26-2015, 2:01 PM
I ended up trading my buddy some stuff for this ribbed fender, the one i had on it was too short for the seat i recently picked up.
I also picked up this sissy bar from a friend for a good deal.

03-26-2015, 4:10 PM
The seat i picked up for it the other day. It has some local history to it, this lady who is nearly in her 80s now use to make all types of seats for the people that rode in my area..its mad comfy too.
How she sits now, i just need to do a few welds, wire her up, paint her (still not sure on what i want to do tin wise), pick up a couple little things and she should be good to go.

03-26-2015, 7:02 PM
Sorry the flicks are so small guys, i dont remember how to make them full size on here.

03-28-2015, 6:49 PM
There's a swap meet tomorrow morning in Atco Nj, if anybody is going i may have some metric parts for sale, bars and some other stuff. You should check it out if you're in the area.

03-29-2015, 2:39 AM
Cool rigid build! Will be watching this!

03-29-2015, 5:44 AM
looks sick! my next build will have a big king queen like that one i love those things

03-30-2015, 5:44 PM
Cool rigid build! Will be watching this!

thanks man i appreciate it

03-30-2015, 5:46 PM
looks sick! my next build will have a big king queen like that one i love those things

thanks man i appreciate it. i love king n queens too haha, i traded some harley parts i had laying around for it. i just couldn't pass this seat up, its got a really small tear on the side but its no big deal other then that i need to clean it and thats about it.

03-31-2015, 1:59 PM

04-02-2015, 4:02 PM
went to the local hardware store yesterday and got the right size bolts to set the bars up the right way. next step will be welding something funky in between the bars to keep them stable.

04-02-2015, 5:37 PM
did you make those bars your self? they l ook prety rad

04-02-2015, 7:42 PM
did you make those bars your self? they l ook prety rad

thanks man. nah, a buddy of mine was grabbing a set for his harley at this place called Nicks cycles in my area, and he happened to have a pair of 7/8s too so he picked them up while he was there. they eventually got passed down to me because they were just collecting dust.