So I picked up this 1980 750 a few months ago. It went right to a friend of a friends shop to get the carbs rebuilt...I finally got it back today and started tearing right into it.
Plans are to build a stripped down wiring harness that doesn't have blinkers etc (as soon as I can find a wiring diagram), chop the back off, and slam it front and back. Looking for more of a brat style/ bobber look. Right now I am leaning more towards a Gravel-Crew inspired style.
Factory rats nest in the headlight that prompted the harness removal
almost all apart...
If anyone has a wiring diagram to share i would appreciate it. I just want to know the basics of what I need to make it start and go. I dont want any extra BS sensors, turn signals, etc...
Hey zero send me a message if you want to get rid of them headers.
work and weather has prevented me from working on the bike until this weekend. Because I don't have a garage I have to wait for monsoon rains to subside before doing any work...
Chopped the tail off today, put shorty shocks on (dropped it about 3"). Yanked the forks out and i will be draining/chopping those tomorrow if the rain holds..
I think I look like a gorilla fucking a soccer ball on the thing with the mid controls. I will try to address that later..
some more work done today-
Made a box for all of the electric shit that will sit right below the seat. Also cut off and ground down a bunch of mounts
Took the forks apart to lower them
also made some plates to cover the holes in the frame from the tail chop..hopefully more updates this week..
did a little more today...I had a few fatboy fenders lying around and I cut one into little pieces...
the sides aren't even but I just wanted to get the basic shape. I also found out that my lower triple trees are tweaked so i have to find a new set...
dug out some rusted and dusty tanks from the stash...
chopped em' and discovered a shitty lining job complete with rust..
now to find a way to get these to fit with a triple backbone....
Worked on the lower fork legs
4 less bumps..
Not really. I ordered a new fuse box from Eastern Beaver and had it shipped to my parents house. The thing was delivered after a month and whoever signed for the package lost it...so i am out $90 and I don't have a fuse box..painted the lower legs and i am trying to find time to get over there to do some more work..maybe this week sometime..
If you have been to GS Resourses you may have found
this already but if not then there is a ton of GS stuff here including wiring diagram's. http://members.dslextreme.com/users/bikecliff/
I'm watching your build.
I might buy a buddys 1982 750 so im interested on how this is playing out. any updates or pics?
This project has stalled for now. I haven't had the time or money or location to work on it. I picked up a Yamaha xj650 that I have been cheaply turning into a cafe racer in my brother-in-laws garage. As soon as that is finished and out I will drag this carcass out and over there to start working on it again.
Link to the cafe pics if anyone cares..
this thing's gonna be killer! I'm diggin that rear fender!
I am back to working on this bike. The cafe racer is mostly done now.
I built a work table and dragged the bike over to the garage today.
more updates soon!
new front end loosly mocked up. I don't have the correct steering stems/bearings in right now.
I am on the lookout for a harley front spoke wheel that is set up for dual disc. If anyone has one kicking around I would love to take it off your hands..
did a few things..
got the stems/ trees ready for the fork swap
a few sets of tubes..
started cleaning up the wiring harness
very rough mock-up. Still looking for a dual disc spoked front wheel...