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LeDom
05-18-2016, 11:20 AM
Hello again, this is my vlx build thread
Still waiting for some parts from paint but its gonna be a simple build.

http://i.imgur.com/zpAsNTvh.jpg

Dirty engine
http://i.imgur.com/8SSGbJIh.jpg (http://imgur.com/8SSGbJI)

All cleaned and painted
http://i.imgur.com/byORBYJh.jpg (http://imgur.com/byORBYJ)

Fender work
http://i.imgur.com/vcRLppfh.jpg (http://imgur.com/vcRLppf)
http://i.imgur.com/zdCAnlHh.jpg (http://imgur.com/zdCAnlH)

Made brackets welded to the frame
http://i.imgur.com/hWPboIqh.jpg (http://imgur.com/hWPboIq)

Progress so far
http://i.imgur.com/qtArVAph.jpg (http://imgur.com/qtArVAp)

LeDom
05-18-2016, 11:24 AM
Paint teaser
http://i.imgur.com/5ECYsOLh.jpg (http://imgur.com/5ECYsOL)

My kind of internal wiring
http://i.imgur.com/64HQiXjh.jpg (http://imgur.com/64HQiXj)
http://i.imgur.com/wclV6xsh.jpg (http://imgur.com/wclV6xs)

And fitting post 2000 side covers on this old 96
http://i.imgur.com/bXMxz0Mh.jpg (http://imgur.com/bXMxz0M)
http://i.imgur.com/1t07PF5h.jpg (http://imgur.com/1t07PF5)
http://i.imgur.com/sYCB4E3h.jpg (http://imgur.com/sYCB4E3)

Updates will come

JuanCarlito
05-18-2016, 12:22 PM
Could you send any info on the handlebar switches. I have been trying to find a way to clean up the bars on the cheap and I think thats perfect!! But alas . . . I am NOOB
lol

jstrain
05-18-2016, 1:54 PM
The switches look like Posh switches, installed without the housing.

LeDom
05-18-2016, 3:39 PM
Those are only some low cost switches from my local electronic hardware store. I think I have like 5 bucks worth of parts.

I did the other side covers brackets today, dont mind the ugly, non smoothed out welds and brackets, it will be done later
http://i.imgur.com/lUm1u2Lh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ADzD2tVh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/XVzyqHIh.jpg

Thanks for watching

Westboundbiker
05-18-2016, 5:43 PM
Dude, your builds are always so clean. Can't wait to see what you do here.

LeDom
05-18-2016, 9:31 PM
Thanks man!

LeDom
05-26-2016, 5:24 PM
Bike, corona and Vikings, man it is a good day
http://i.imgur.com/SRwOhSHh.jpg

Ganso
05-30-2016, 11:57 PM
i dig the setup for the switches. clean

LeDom
05-31-2016, 7:30 PM
Thanks.
Guys, I need your help.
When I bought the bike, it would only start by shorting it on the solenoid with a screwdriver. I tought it was only the handlebar switchbox that was faulty and didint matter since I was already going to put new switches on the neck. But now that its fully assembled, it does the same damn trouble... so heres my question, before tearing my wiring apart for nothing, any of you ever experienced this and found out it was a simple thing?
The fuses are ok, turn signals, headlight, and every other little light lights up okay so I guess the harness is not really to blame.. maybe a bad connector but I checked them fast and they seem ok.

thanks to anyone helping a brother in need

Westboundbiker
06-01-2016, 6:35 AM
Got a multimeter? Here's how you can check it:

1. Remove the starter solenoid from the bike
2. Measure the resistance across the relay terminals- the ones connected to the start button. If that resistance is infinite, then you’ve got a shot solenoid, junk it, and get a new one.
3. If the last check was ok, grab a 12V battery. Connect one side of the relay terminals to b+, the other to ground. Then measure the resistance across the main lugs. It should be 0, or nearly zero. If not, you’ve got a junk solenoid. Junk it, and get a new one.
4. If none of the above are wrong, you’ve got something screwy in your wiring. Check to make sure that when you push your start button that you get B+ to one side of the solenoid relay coil, and ground to the other side.

LeDom
06-02-2016, 9:24 PM
Well pretty sure my relay is fried so ordered a new one at my local dealer.. supposed toget here by wednesday.

LeDom
06-06-2016, 7:41 PM
Shop's full.. still waiting for the relay but by jumping it I managed to start it. It's loud lol
http://i.imgur.com/6pHJfQOh.jpg

LeDom
06-21-2016, 6:08 PM
http://i.imgur.com/aEdYw3Sh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/7Y2Rndzh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/1YJNXnkh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/XDHBWxNh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Dtd3KhGh.jpg

There you go guys, it's finished. Customer was really happy, so was I
Making a video of it, gonna post it in here stay tuned

LeDom
06-22-2016, 2:53 PM
https://youtu.be/u1CYSgggjeA

Short and sweet

LeDom
09-27-2016, 7:06 PM
Bike os for sale if anyone is interrested in quebec