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PostSubject: Yamaha Virago whatever   Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:57 pm

I thought i would do a project file on my bike finally

Whatever the fuck you wanna call it, its a bike, it has two wheels, bobber, chopper, whatever. Call it what you will.
Well..
I like matt colors, so i went with satin black and some zombie flat green for my love of old school horror!
i always loved rat rods and have always wanted one, when i first saw my bike sitting at the hot rod blowout early this year, i knew i would have it. Funny, as i have never even been into motorcycles, or really looked twice, but this one, for some reason, caught my eye.
I knew, for some reason, that this bike could do with my personal touch, and it would have that rat rod look, just inna smaller, two wheel form. After then i googled bikes, every day actually, i find some i really realy like, but alot just dont quite get me going. But i have found an appreciation for these two wheelers, and decieded the other weekend, riding over the cause-way, that there was something soothing about riding at that moment, even if i could smell the fumes, face full of dirt, numb hands, about to die, headache from the straight pipe, and bouncing everywhere. It was just cool.
Anyway, since i bought this yamaha, i've grown to love these death traps, found more and more little mods i really like from this and that bike. And grease monkeys are a good bunch of dudes, even if some other (non-greasemonkeys) have put me off even owning a bike (or being alive or a human being) haha

fuck yeah

here she is when i first bought it, i didnt ride it for a week, i didnt even sit on it for 3 days. First bike i ever really rode. Except the time we ripped up the brand new million dollar field at massey rugby club. Sorry





After a few weeks, i got some painting done
END OF AN ERA

Now its at a stage that i like...



I had trouble finding a helmet that i could actually see out of, after being talked out of wearing my dads open face lid from the sixties with no padding what-so-ever, i searched everywhere and finally found the one for me



Anywho im bored with the apes, i pulled them off, drove over them a couple of times to make them flat, and put the other bars si gave to me with the bike when he dropped it off along with the box of factory spares. Im sold on the new look now, i cant believe how it will actually go round corners with the new bars! Last night, took the awful switch boxes off the bars, new throttle on its way after i gave up on the original internal throttle deal (honda dealers can suck my dick). thanks to brett7777 i know this new one will work and fit!
Got a neat couple of switches for the push button start and my high/low beam dip from super cheap auto and wired it all up, looks super clean up front now.










My street loves me
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:06 pm

Hey Ben, Those new bars make that bike look so much better good choice bud.
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:11 pm

yeh who cares wot it's called as long as it's cool & original
i've seen a few bikes with the bars done like that in some magazines & liked the look, makes a change to apes, z bars etc
what u describe bout riding the causeway, yeh you caught it, you addicted now
good to see a project thread for this
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:13 pm

y dont u ask Uncle Irish bout makin some spacers for where those washers are packing the struts - I heard he's startin a spacer factory Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:41 pm

carefull bro once ya get hooked there is no going back.thats gotta be one of the best looking viragos i,ve seen
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:06 pm

Geeze thats a jap bike! Nice look,I really dig your skid lid as well,Deadbeat
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:28 pm

would have to be one ov the best looking yammies ive seen and the new bars make it look even better bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:12 pm

Thank yous!

i love the new bars, i came home from work today to ride it around the block haha, i guess thats a bit silly Rolling Eyes

The new bars are so neat, i found myself racing round every corner though, it just handles so great!

Oh yeah what were we talking about the risers and shit brett? i forget everything!
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:23 pm

yeah if the bars are hitting the tank you could maybe put slightly higher risers on
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:50 pm

Ah yeahh thats right, it was the switch boxes on teh bars, tore em off, now got cool little button mounted else where for start and shit

its all i need haha

time to ride!

hmmmm wof or no wof hmmm Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:04 am

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Ah yeahh thats right, it was the switch boxes on teh bars, tore em off, now got cool little button mounted else where for start and shit

its all i need haha

time to ride!

hmmmm wof or no wof hmmm Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil

show me your push start button. i been wanting to get one myself. you got switch for high/low beam too?
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:08 pm

Yep, got The push for start, wired it up so ignition on when i turn key to 'on' instead of turning key on, then switching the switch to on, then starting. way better now. and yea got a pull switch for high/low beam. ill show u when u come by next
are we doing push start button gears on your harley? pirat
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:13 pm

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Yep, got The push for start, wired it up so ignition on when i turn key to 'on' instead of turning key on, then switching the switch to on, then starting. way better now. and yea got a pull switch for high/low beam. ill show u when u come by next
are we doing push start button gears on your harley? pirat

for my bike yes! il see u next week anyways.
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:06 pm

The bike looks killer with the new bar set up. Meaner somehow. Where did you get them?

Also, thinking about struts for my bike. What's the length of those struts on yours - centre to centre?

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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:56 pm

hey bro they are 21cms middle of bolt to middle of bolt

i believe the bars are standard, i just flipped them round so they go down, they suck pulling in the clutch, its on a real fucked up angle, pros and cons i guess Twisted Evil

heres a better pic of the struts
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:57 pm

oh its a shit picture
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:23 pm

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hey bro they are 21cms middle of bolt to middle of bolt

i believe the bars are standard, i just flipped them round so they go down, they suck pulling in the clutch, its on a real fucked up angle, pros and cons i guess Twisted Evil

heres a better pic of the struts

the bars aren't the standard ones. si got them of trade me from palmy i think.
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:20 pm

oh ok. ive seen some viragos with a similar bar style

i have standard struts if thats anyhelp for whatever your doing?
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:50 pm

west end rotangs wrote:
Yep, got The push for start, wired it up so ignition on when i turn key to 'on' instead of turning key on, then switching the switch to on, then starting. way better now. and yea got a pull switch for high/low beam. ill show u when u come by next
are we doing push start button gears on your harley? pirat

did you see the setup i got on my sporty?

http://greasemonkeys-nz.forumotion.net/project-files-f3/shaun-s-sporty-t43-30.htm

its all behind the air cleaner
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:43 pm

Oh yep i saw that, it gave the the idea in the first place!
Looks super clean tucked under there. got a piece of alloy today so i should get off the net and go work. hmm. decisions
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:41 pm

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west end rotangs wrote:
Yep, got The push for start, wired it up so ignition on when i turn key to 'on' instead of turning key on, then switching the switch to on, then starting. way better now. and yea got a pull switch for high/low beam. ill show u when u come by next
are we doing push start button gears on your harley? pirat

did you see the setup i got on my sporty?

http://greasemonkeys-nz.forumotion.net/project-files-f3/shaun-s-sporty-t43-30.htm

its all behind the air cleaner

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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:58 pm

Some tinkering was done



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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:41 pm

west end rotangs wrote:
oh ok. ive seen some viragos with a similar bar style

i have standard struts if thats anyhelp for whatever your doing?

What do your standard struts look like?
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:50 pm

that's very cool tinkering, u gave that some thinkering
the top is the choke? or the high beam?
the bottom one is the starter button?
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha Virago whatever   Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:26 pm

top is high/low beam

bottom is start

choke cable is still tucked up under tank, where do they go standard? is it a pull thing somewhere or what?


struts look like this http://www.google.co.nz/imgres?imgurl=http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/pict/110401957062_0.jpg&imgrefurl=http://buyyamahavirago.com/yamaha-virago-decal_storepage.html&usg=__g84lK_5ICr0xgiiR6_aNloBTwpA=&h=96&w=96&sz=4&hl=en&start=21&sig2=KIrrI8p_9Tu0KiAlJ3pXoQ&zoom=0&tbnid=aDRKJI6FXLjxLM:&tbnh=81&tbnw=81&ei=yU2PTIqOMIeisQPhsOmxDg&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dvirago%2Brear%2Bstruts%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-nz:IE-SearchBox%26rlz%3D1I7TSAU_enNZ359NZ359%26biw%3D1001%26bih%3D418%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=376&oei=oU2PTP6BH4z6swPh7_CxDg&esq=8&page=3&ndsp=10&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:21&tx=24&ty=34
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