Saturday, 11 June 2016

The XV750 CafeRacerProject: The fuel tank

So my friend Andi has asked me to help him with his XV750 CafeRacerProject and wave my magic blue-glue stick over some of the parts on the bike.

Now if there's one thing that has become a bit of an ugly stereotype with Virago caferacers, it has to be the Benelli Mojave tank. Luckily Andi has shown some taste and decided to alter the stock XV750 fuel tank.

The first step was to remove the rear lip and then weld in a plate to raise the back of the fuel tank.


 Bit of grinding later



 The tank mount is a generic Chinese (AliExpress) item, but it looks pretty awesome.




And that's the mount on the frame.





And while we were at it, I quickly knocked up a mount for the K&N airfilter.






(No worries, this one of the projects I am working on at the moment, so there's more to come...)



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