'82 Yamaha Cafe Racer

http://www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-xv750
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi33f6r5t6I

Yamaha’s underrated Virago from the 1980s is really gaining favor as a custom base. Classified Moto have already shown the way, and here’s another terrific example—this time from Greg Hageman of Doc’s Chops. It’s a 1982 Yamaha XV750, and it was built for Season Two of Discovery Channel’s Cafe Racer TV show. Hageman built a new subframe to support the lovely, wasp-like seat unit, and lowered the forks by two inches to improve the stance. There’s a Tarozzi fork brace to tighten the handling, along with Tarozzi rearsets and clip-ons for a better riding position. At the back is an adjustable, air-assisted shock and a simple Acewell unit has replaced the standard instruments.

http://www.utahcaferacer.com/category/tear-down-and-rebuild/

 

Jan D.
Jan D.

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