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Slightly altered 83 XJ750 Maxim

Discussion in 'XJ Modifications' started by PavelK313, Jan 29, 2019.

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    Hi. I didn’t take any measurements since everything was eyeballed. Shock hoop is asymmetrical for esthetics because I wanted it to flow with stock swing arm, also, hoop had to be clocked (you might notice it if you look really close at the pictures). Angle of the shock should be in line with shock mounts and rear axle (idk if it’s right or wrong but that’s how it is on my bike and it handles great after fine tuning front and rear suspension). I don’t remember exactly but I want to say rear got raised by about 1/2” from stock. Hope any of this makes sense.
     
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    Took an old girl out for the first time in a long while due to traveling and rain. 5DDB06F4-A29B-4462-82BA-919BAEC9FD14.jpeg
     
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    I'm a bit surprised that you don't have Stainless steel braided brake lines on those nice calipers?
    Cheers, 50gary
     
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    bike is not finished yet. I was impatient to ride in the summer of 2019, then got distracted by buying more bikes and now we are looking to buy a house, due to this I don’t want to take it apart and having to move with bike in pieces. once we find new house with hopefully bigger garage, bike will be stripped down and finished.
     
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    Quick update

    My seat that has suede on the top got extremely faded during the year that I had it. Bought Firbin’s suede dye and refinished it, after dye dried and I brushed it with suede brush it looks & feels as good as the day the seat was made. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to bring their faded suede back to life.
     

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    Cool, I've got Alcantara on three bikes so far I'll do the XJ seat in black Alcantara when the time comes (soon) Suede grips well.
    Cheers, 50gary
     
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    Snapped a picture of the bike today after coming home from a ride.
     

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    Whoa!
    That’s a sweet modification on the rear suspension!
    How does it handle?
     
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    Great! People get surprised on canyon runs.
     
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    I like it a lot! Where did you hide all the electronic stuff and battery?
     
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    Fuse box, ignition and turn signal relay is in the seat section, battery & starter relay & all plugs from controls are in the frame under the tank, rectifier is actually visible in most pictures and is mounted at the front of the frame and “looks like” mini oil cooler. I really wanted to hide rectifier under the seat but i only have 1.25” of space in there and didn’t feel comfortable shaving fins nor not having air flow to it for cooling. Also, had to use stock fuse box as I couldn’t find new fuse box that was thin enough to fit in the tail section.
     
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    Wow, after trimming back wiring and having all my connectors tucked under the tank, there’s very little room left for me under there!

    hopefully once I tackle the seat portion I can easily hide a few thing s or just keep stock air box and cover it all up again.
    With custom covers with/or tools bags
     
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    If you look at the side view picture of my bike you will notice that tank and tail is in a straight line, I elevated rear tank mounting point by 2” and it gave me nice (in my opinion) appearance and enough space to hide everything in there. I did go with smallest battery I could find that’s appropriate for the bike.
     
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    Lithium?
     
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    Correct, Antigravity 8 Cell mounted upside down
     
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    You do have some clean lines that pulls everything together. very nice work
     
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    Thank you!

    There are couple of things that really bother me with my bike styling wise, but in order to correct them I would have to completely rebuild the frame which I don’t really feel like doing.

    It’s my very first bike that I built from scratch, so lesson learned.
     
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    these bikes are never done and there is always something to fix.

    you can always buy another xj and build new.
     
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    My next build will be BMW R100.
    I bought R11ooRS oilhead to build last year but after looking over the bike and what’s been done to them I realized it wasn’t the best platform to start with, so I put few thousands miles on it and sold it. Now on the lookout for R100. In my eyes it’s by far the most perfect bike to start with.

    I still love my XJ and not sure I’ll ever sell it!
     
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    flying bricks are great, lots of kits for them. I debated a k series, but I feel I am getting too old for this stuff.
     

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