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    xj550 project

    Hi guys, just starting this now so it will be slow going hopefully do an update or 2 every week

    but here's how she sits

    no particular plans but will become more of a cafe style build

    its a early 1980s xj550, bought it for the engine but have decided against a swap into my enfield so going to try and revive it instead.

    as it sits i have most things striped , motor is in pieces needing re-assembled and im missing seat fuel tank and afew other bits , which is a great base for a frankenstien build haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by mh14RE550 View Post
    Hi guys, just starting this now so it will be slow going hopefully do an update or 2 every week

    but here's how she sits

    no particular plans but will become more of a cafe style build

    its a early 1980s xj550, bought it for the engine but have decided against a swap into my enfield so going to try and revive it instead.

    as it sits i have most things striped , motor is in pieces needing re-assembled and im missing seat fuel tank and afew other bits , which is a great base for a frankenstien build haha
    brown seat and pipe wrap in that build?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mh14RE550 View Post
    as it sits i have most things striped , motor is in pieces needing re-assembled and im missing seat fuel tank and afew other bits , which is a great base for a frankenstien build haha
    I think I have a stock seat and tank and maybe a few other bits I won't be using on mine
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    I think I have a stock seat and tank and maybe a few other bits I won't be using on mine
    Don't forget Kev's hanging out for a set of forks....


    But I have to admit I'm intrigued by the OP's original idea (very original) of putting the 550 in an Enfield....More detail please - incl what happened to the Enfield motor....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    Don't forget Kev's hanging out for a set of forks....
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    Until I find something to put in mine he aint getting any
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


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    Send Lawyers, guns and money, the shit has hit the fan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    Don't forget Kev's hanging out for a set of forks....


    But I have to admit I'm intrigued by the OP's original idea (very original) of putting the 550 in an Enfield....More detail please - incl what happened to the Enfield motor....
    its a 2018 enfield 500cc was going to repower it but dont think i will do it any more motor done 7,000ks so far going good

    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    I think I have a stock seat and tank and maybe a few other bits I won't be using on mine
    i would be interested in those bits , let me know if you would like to sell

    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    brown seat and pipe wrap in that build?
    pipe wrap yes , no brown seat !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    I think I have a stock seat and tank and maybe a few other bits I won't be using on mine
    i would be interested in those bits , let me know if you would like to sell

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    Project update it turns out the bike was written off by insurance afew years back so got my hands on this puppy xj750 and man...she hauls ......well xj project take 2 I guess

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    XJ Project take Two , has had alot of work done by previous owner , upgraded handle bars , modified seat , indicators exhaust afew of these arnt to my liking and the tank needs a freshen up so...begin the teardown i guess
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    So what are you doing with the 550 then, there may be some bits I need
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    So what are you doing with the 550 then, there may be some bits I need
    undecided .. ill be robbing some parts but it was an uncomplete bike when i got it so theres not much to pick from im affraid , what were you after ? i have a 550 motor and afew other bits but not much


    getting there slowly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mh14RE550 View Post
    undecided .. ill be robbing some parts but it was an uncomplete bike when i got it so theres not much to pick from im affraid , what were you after ? i have a 550 motor and afew other bits but not much


    getting there slowly...
    Depending on price I'd possible take it all, but really all I need is a rear wheel with sprocket carriers and brakes
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


    Quote Originally Posted by scracha View Post
    Even BP would shy away from cleaning up a sidecar oil spill.
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    Send Lawyers, guns and money, the shit has hit the fan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    Depending on price I'd possible take it all, but really all I need is a rear wheel with sprocket carriers and brakes
    it owes me $400 , that's everything the motor is completely disassembled , not sure why though bores look good and crank and rods are still in there and turn nicely , only rear drum brakes there im affraid , im keeping the front mud gaurd and the speedo cable and engine loom but thats about it . just mesage me an offer on what you want mate wont be after much

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    Quote Originally Posted by mh14RE550 View Post
    only rear drum brakes there im affraid
    That's ok, I have a XJ550 rolling chassis minus factory rear wheel and brakes, someone put a RZ disc brake wheel in it which I don't want
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


    Quote Originally Posted by scracha View Post
    Even BP would shy away from cleaning up a sidecar oil spill.
    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Zevon
    Send Lawyers, guns and money, the shit has hit the fan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    That's ok, I have a XJ550 rolling chassis minus factory rear wheel and brakes, someone put a RZ disc brake wheel in it which I don't want
    . $100 fair ? Good tyre too

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