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  1. #1 Default Yamaha XS750 Special - Cafe Racer Project 
    Picked this up over the weekend and will be chopping it up and turning it into a cafe racer over the next few weeks.





    its been sitting in storage for a good while but it is in good condition.
    --- 2000 360 Modena F1 --- 1979 Fiat 124 Spider --- 2014 Wrangler Unlimited --- 1980 Yamaha XS650 Bobber --- 1979 Yamaha XS750 Cafe ---
    (Prior)
    --- 2011 S4 --- 1990 Eclipse GSX --- 2005 Mustang GT --- 1992 3000GT VR4 --- 2007 Triumph Daytona 675 ---
    ---Lots of Trucks---
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    Nice,

    U have so many projects lol
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    Nice. So you've got the 750, I own an XS500, and Cheu owns an XS850. Granted mine is so far on the back burner it isn't funny.

    Heads up, those carbs HATE life when you ditch the stock airbox, It's better to just replace them with something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cegan09 View Post
    Nice. So you've got the 750, I own an XS500, and Cheu owns an XS850. Granted mine is so far on the back burner it isn't funny.

    Heads up, those carbs HATE life when you ditch the stock airbox, It's better to just replace them with something else.
    haha as if mine is going to ever be finished. my XS850 is a retirement project
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    Quote Originally Posted by cegan09 View Post
    Nice. So you've got the 750, I own an XS500, and Cheu owns an XS850. Granted mine is so far on the back burner it isn't funny.

    Heads up, those carbs HATE life when you ditch the stock airbox, It's better to just replace them with something else.
    They changed up the carbs on the later E series and specials in 78 +79, same issue? (if you know)
    --- 2000 360 Modena F1 --- 1979 Fiat 124 Spider --- 2014 Wrangler Unlimited --- 1980 Yamaha XS650 Bobber --- 1979 Yamaha XS750 Cafe ---
    (Prior)
    --- 2011 S4 --- 1990 Eclipse GSX --- 2005 Mustang GT --- 1992 3000GT VR4 --- 2007 Triumph Daytona 675 ---
    ---Lots of Trucks---
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    Quote Originally Posted by streetxdreamer View Post
    Nice,

    U have so many projects lol
    Yes its a terrible addiction, but I would rather spend my life in the garage than in front of the TV, and I get antsy when there is no project to work on. This one is probably going to be a flip though, to help me fund my new back yard.
    --- 2000 360 Modena F1 --- 1979 Fiat 124 Spider --- 2014 Wrangler Unlimited --- 1980 Yamaha XS650 Bobber --- 1979 Yamaha XS750 Cafe ---
    (Prior)
    --- 2011 S4 --- 1990 Eclipse GSX --- 2005 Mustang GT --- 1992 3000GT VR4 --- 2007 Triumph Daytona 675 ---
    ---Lots of Trucks---
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    Quote Originally Posted by 05sonic3valve View Post
    They changed up the carbs on the later E series and specials in 78 +79, same issue? (if you know)
    I'm not a carb expert by any means. But the ones you have look very similar to the ones on my bike, probably just with different jetting. Mine are impossible to make work without the stock airbox. I've dropped it off with two shops now and neither can make them happy.

    When i finally get around to tackling the bike again i'm probably putting JRC carbs on it.
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    Ill look into it. Guy I bought it from was running knock off K&N single carb filters, said it was running fine like that.
    --- 2000 360 Modena F1 --- 1979 Fiat 124 Spider --- 2014 Wrangler Unlimited --- 1980 Yamaha XS650 Bobber --- 1979 Yamaha XS750 Cafe ---
    (Prior)
    --- 2011 S4 --- 1990 Eclipse GSX --- 2005 Mustang GT --- 1992 3000GT VR4 --- 2007 Triumph Daytona 675 ---
    ---Lots of Trucks---
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    Here is today's progress





    --- 2000 360 Modena F1 --- 1979 Fiat 124 Spider --- 2014 Wrangler Unlimited --- 1980 Yamaha XS650 Bobber --- 1979 Yamaha XS750 Cafe ---
    (Prior)
    --- 2011 S4 --- 1990 Eclipse GSX --- 2005 Mustang GT --- 1992 3000GT VR4 --- 2007 Triumph Daytona 675 ---
    ---Lots of Trucks---
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    Very interested to see where this goes
    Bath salts and dick pills
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    Not to thrilled in cracking open the seemingly clean carbs to find this:


    --- 2000 360 Modena F1 --- 1979 Fiat 124 Spider --- 2014 Wrangler Unlimited --- 1980 Yamaha XS650 Bobber --- 1979 Yamaha XS750 Cafe ---
    (Prior)
    --- 2011 S4 --- 1990 Eclipse GSX --- 2005 Mustang GT --- 1992 3000GT VR4 --- 2007 Triumph Daytona 675 ---
    ---Lots of Trucks---
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    cant wait to see where you take this project!
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    Started on the Frame modification. Next step is to cut the old rear sets and work on some custom rear sets, unless this potential buyer pulls through with a deposit, and would rather the original sets.



    --- 2000 360 Modena F1 --- 1979 Fiat 124 Spider --- 2014 Wrangler Unlimited --- 1980 Yamaha XS650 Bobber --- 1979 Yamaha XS750 Cafe ---
    (Prior)
    --- 2011 S4 --- 1990 Eclipse GSX --- 2005 Mustang GT --- 1992 3000GT VR4 --- 2007 Triumph Daytona 675 ---
    ---Lots of Trucks---
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    Inspiration from some of my favorite cafe builders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cegan09 View Post
    Inspiration from some of my favorite cafe builders.

    looks really good.

    i've always wondered, how do people make the engine look good? the slots on the engine block is so narrow, it would be hard to paint/polish it to perfection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheu_f50 View Post
    looks really good.

    i've always wondered, how do people make the engine look good? the slots on the engine block is so narrow, it would be hard to paint/polish it to perfection.
    Should be easy to paint if you're spraying. Just don't go too heavy with each coat to prevent running. I'll be painting an engine this summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheu_f50 View Post
    looks really good.

    i've always wondered, how do people make the engine look good? the slots on the engine block is so narrow, it would be hard to paint/polish it to perfection.
    Yea, it is not too difficult. Just have to make sure that you are using the proper paint, the surface is clean (clean clean clean) and that you don't spray too heavy and get all your angles so it covers everything.

    I probably will just be cleaning this engine up and leaving it bare.
    --- 2000 360 Modena F1 --- 1979 Fiat 124 Spider --- 2014 Wrangler Unlimited --- 1980 Yamaha XS650 Bobber --- 1979 Yamaha XS750 Cafe ---
    (Prior)
    --- 2011 S4 --- 1990 Eclipse GSX --- 2005 Mustang GT --- 1992 3000GT VR4 --- 2007 Triumph Daytona 675 ---
    ---Lots of Trucks---
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    but how do you clean/prep it? the gap is as narrow as a q tip
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    Solvent and wire brush might work?
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    The gap on all the engines i have is much bigger than a q-tip. Shouldn't be hard to get a rag in there, or just some industrial q-tip type things.
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