Yamaha XV Rear-to-Front Wheel Conversion

Posted in LATEST NEWS 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 racer6692@yahoo.com – 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 LATEST NEWS 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

Green and God is done

Posted in LATEST NEWS on July 28, 2014 by trx850

I think this has been one of the longest builds but she has come up a treat.




Vladimir from Russia

Posted in LATEST NEWS on July 2, 2014 by trx850

Our friend Valdimir from Moscow has put together this gem of a TRX build.

Nice work




MotoGP Show and shine 2014

Posted in LATEST NEWS on June 19, 2014 by trx850

Polish up your bikes and enter in the MotoGP Show and Shine.

MB14 Show n Shine

All the details are in the link

Follow my XV750 Cafe Racer Build

Posted in LATEST NEWS on May 14, 2014 by trx850

I have started a page with the progress of my XV750 Café Racer build.

How to build an XV750 Café Racer

Update 2 has been made, it’s all stripped down now.

Update 3 has been made, Fork rebuild underway.

I will also be posting pics on Instagram just search for twigtwig1963


VX750 Cafe build Video

Posted in LATEST NEWS on April 29, 2014 by trx850

Nick has made a video on the build of his ’81 Yamaha XV750 Café Racer.
Check it out.


Colm in WA

Posted in LATEST NEWS on April 28, 2014 by trx850

OK here is the latest TRX build. It was put together by Colm In West Australia.

He is pretty proud of his work, I also think he has done an awesome job.

Well done mate

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Nick’s XV

Posted in LATEST NEWS on April 22, 2014 by trx850

Nick has finished his XV750 Café and it has had its first shakedown ride over the weekend. The word is its a great machine.

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If you want some awesome pics of your bike to put up on the wall then give nick a call 0409154921.

Last week he took these shots of my XS650

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XV750 Cafe Racer build

Posted in LATEST NEWS on April 8, 2014 by trx850

We have finally got Dustins 1981 XV750 Café racer project all done and registered.

All it needs now is a full strip down, paint and polish. But that can wait till winter we have some road testing to do now.

This bike has the R6 front end and she’s LOW N LOUD.

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