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iansoady

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Re: New track
« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2022, 11:43:26 AM »
I can't quite work out which tank I'm looking at Matt. I must have a look in the projects section as Michael says. £30 sounds reasonable although maybe more work that I want, and will need to wait till I get the XBR anyway.

There are a lot of tanks in bare metal for £50 or so on ebay but again I need the dimensions. Also lots of cheap seats.
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Re: New track
« Reply #31 on: October 22, 2022, 11:50:01 AM »
Didn't somebody used to do XBR specific handlebar risers, or am I dreaming that? At any event, a friend in the KNMCC had an XBR, and one of the more talented metal bashers in the club made him some risers out of billet aluminium. I can't remember the details unfortunately, but could probably find out if it's any help?
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iansoady

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Re: New track
« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2022, 12:16:08 PM »
Yes, there's a replacement top yoke available from Germany but eye-watering prices. The trouble is the XBR's top yoke is reduced section in the middle otherwise I could just drill some holes and put ordinary bar clamps on.
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Re: New track
« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2022, 12:28:29 PM »
My XBR came to me with drilled yoke and bar risers. I can report no cracks in my 6 years of ownership, despite steep, local downhill sweepers and a pukka hairpin.
Having just offered up the cb tank, the xbr mounting stalks would require shortening to clear the new tunnel. Also, new mounting  points slightly more forward and up . Balance pipe elbows needed turning inwards to clear frame.
CX tank anyone?
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Re: New track
« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2022, 12:59:53 PM »
Thanks Ron. I think I need to calm down & look at what I've got when it arrives as I'm not even sure what the standard layout looks like, so don't know what I should be thinking of doing with the bars.

Matt - I'm still a little confused. Will the tank you're offering go more or less straight on or does it need more "adjustment"? I guess all these tanks are shorter than the original so will need brackets making up which I'm very happy with but my metal bashing skills are a bit on the crude side, and as for my welding it's now non-existent.

Those tanks on ebay look nice but are all much too narrow given the dimensions you kindly provided in your project thread.
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Re: New track
« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2022, 01:16:39 PM »
The CB tank's mounting cups foul on the XBR mounting stalks, as the XBR tank has a wider tunnel. Shortening these stalks is the only way to get the CB tank to even sit down roughly in place. However, from there, it would be either a case of relocating the existing  CB mounting cups or relocating the XBR stalks.
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Re: New track
« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2022, 01:28:03 PM »
Ah, wasn't sure what you meant by stalks - these are the things holding the 2 rubber bobbins?
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Re: New track
« Reply #39 on: October 22, 2022, 01:56:22 PM »
That's  them. Funny how people have different  terminology. Stalks holding the rubber mushrooms, is how I refer to them, but no idea why...
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Re: New track
« Reply #40 on: October 22, 2022, 02:31:09 PM »
Hi Ian, yes there’s a pic of Matt’s bike with the cb200 tank fitted and painted white in the project section under “replacement XBR tank” it’s on page 6 of that thread 👍
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Re: New track
« Reply #41 on: October 22, 2022, 02:32:07 PM »
Thanks Michael, have just worked my way through it. Makes me feel a bit daunted......
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Re: New track
« Reply #42 on: October 22, 2022, 03:45:44 PM »
Changing the tank certainly  had a knock-on affect on my xbr and lots got changed. It eventually ended up costing me a w650 as a 2nd bike to get some riding done - talk about win-win! Your mileage/missus might vary...
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Re: New track
« Reply #43 on: October 23, 2022, 08:57:29 AM »
I'm going to treat mine like a rolling restoration - the objective this year being to get the tank and seat done and as much of the rest as I fancy, then carrying on as and when. But who knows....

Of course I have the Norton so will not be bikeless at any time.
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Re: New track
« Reply #44 on: October 23, 2022, 06:18:28 PM »


Tommy - I'll be keeping things like tank and seat to replace if it all goes horribly wrong but probably not the fairing if you're interested?   Yes i would be ian  i have a good idea for it ,but im sure the post to ireland would be mad , tommy



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