Mudguard looking much better than when picked up
Almost there !!
Swinging arm has been powdercoated and bearings and seals checked and greased
Front mudguard and brace. Mudguard scrap, new one on the way from America
Sissy bar components powder coated in metallic black. The pictures do not do them justice. They look really good especially when the sun catches them.
Tank now looking good on the bike
Rear end coming together. Almost new shocks which have been re-bushed
Welcome to my latest project
Picked up this Yamaha XV1100 Virago on an 'N' plate after a 300 mile round trip to the Leeds area (21st September 2015)
The bike has a good strong engine and is still MOT'd until March next year. The bike needs a complete cosmetic makeover especially on the mudguards and exposed alloy components. It has apparently spent most of the last few years living in a garage very close to the sea. Below will be the journey of the bike from its current condition to hopefully a beautifully restored Virago. Pictures will be added at different stages of the makeover starting with its arrival at Green Haven on the back of my bike trailer. If you like the look of this bike it is up for sale at any point in the restoration - Make me an offer !!!
Brace polished up nicely
Centre console has polished up nicely
Rear mudguard OK. It has been shot blasted and is now being painted a nice metallic black
Rear end almost complete