Nick’s bike is for sale

Posted in Your say on February 18, 2015 by trx850

If you want one of the best TRX café racers then go to EBay and have a bit on Nick’s bike.

NIcks ebay

Yamaha TRX 850 1996,

Very good condition for it’s age, has had new tyres fitted recently, full Twig cafe racer fairings, original paint on tank, rear huger, rego until Oct 2015 always garaged and has had regular servicing.



XV Kit on ebay

Posted in Your say on February 8, 2015 by trx850

I have put up an XV750 kit on ebay so get in now to pick up tis bargain




TRX850 Wire Wheels

Posted in Your say on December 10, 2014 by trx850


Its been done wire wheels on a TRX850.

Philip in China has done this conversion.

Nice work Philip. Time for a new café faring now.


This is exactly what he said he as used and is ALL the info I have.

So its time for us all to do some homework and if you come up with anything let us all know.

The rear wheel I use JH600  this is a bike buide in my country 
I need more detailed know you want to ask what
In front I use Yamaha  xv400  CAN FIT THE brake disc   
This is the JH600
Jialing JH600
and the Yamaha XV400

My XS650

Posted in Your say on October 29, 2014 by trx850

Just thought I would share this shot that Nick took of my XS650



Yamaha XV750 wire wheel conversion

Posted in Your say on September 26, 2014 by trx850

One of the most asked questions is what do I need and how is the wire wheel conversion done.

Well this is how I did it. Just click the link in orange below and all will be reviled


XV tanks ready for production

Posted in Your say on September 15, 2014 by trx850

I finally have the fibreglass tanks ready and are now taking orders.

The price is $450

The volume is a touch over 12litres which is a 50% increase on the ebay tanks from India

Here are some shots of the test tank.

tank1 tank2 tank3 tank4

Yamaha XV750 Seat subframe

Posted in Your say on August 28, 2014 by trx850

We have just finished a batch of subframes the price is $350AU

Get in quick as they are disappearing fast.



Still working on the tank moulds but getting close now.

Mojave style tank for the XV

Posted in Your say on August 11, 2014 by trx850

We are well underway with the tank.

I have finished the master and am in the process of making the moulds.

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Yamaha XV Rear-to-Front Wheel Conversion

Posted in Your say on July 31, 2014 by trx850

I have had many questions about where to purchase the Rear to Front wheel conversion kits.

Here is an email and instruction manual I received from Matt Dunlavey who makes these kits.

I am happy to fit them up for anyone who is a bit unsure about doing the work themselves. I fitted up the kit on Nicks bike and it all went together very well, this is a top quality product.


Hi Ian

I just kicked-off a new batch. Hope to ship kits in late-Aug. A kit would be $195 shipped Internationally. Easiest way to pay is via Paypal to – or I can send you a Paypal invoice if you let me know your Paypal email address.

Attached is the Instruction Manual for you to preview.

I’ll need to know which rear wheel you will use for your conversion. All of these rear wheels interchange directly onto the rear of a XV750/920 or XJ650/750 and can be used on the front with the appropriate drum OD conversion kit on the front. XV920 and XJ750 will go from dual front disk to LH disk only (has worked fine for many customers).

Max tire width up front is a 130/90 depending on the brand/model. Just about any 120/90 or 120/80 should fit fine. Try to get a FRONT ONLY tire or a universal front/rear … never use a REAR ONLY tire on the front.

16×3 cast TWISTED SWIRL 5-spoke/5-bolt spline hub ’81-83 XV750/XJ650: 8″ drum OD kit ’81-83 XV920/XJ750: 8.75″ drum OD kit

16×3 cast RADIAL STRAIGHT 5-spoke/5-bolt spline hub ’85-86 XJ700 (not Maxim X): 8″ drum OD kit

18×2.15 cast TWISTED SWIRL 5-spoke/5-bolt spline hub ’82 XJ650 Seca or ’81-83 XJ750 Seca (non-turbo): 8.75″ drum OD kit

18×2.15 cast TWISTED STRAIGHT 4-spoke/5-bolt spline hub ’82-83 XZ550: 8″ drum OD ’82-83 XJ650 Seca (non-turbo): 8.75″ drum OD


Matt Dunlavey

Ann Arbor, MI


Mojave Style tank for the Yamaha XV750

Posted in Your say on July 28, 2014 by trx850

Our Mojave style tank to suit the Yamaha XV750 is now well on the way.
We will be making these from fibreglass and will be of a high quality.
The volume will also be increased.

This tank can be adapted to suit any bike.

tank master