HANX TRIPLE Yamaha XS 750 cafe racer

by Hank

Hanks' brief description

Hanks' brief description

This 1978 Yamaha XS 750 had a "garden life" for almost 8 years before I bought it.

The idea was this; it had to be as simple as possible.

Kickstart, and only the electrics you need! The rear frame has a new bended section and cafe-racer seat, Ducati style. Underneath the seat is a small gel-battery.

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May 07, 2011
HanX Triple
by: Anonymous

Hey Chris,
Thanks for the compliments. I hope I can inspire you, building a nice cafe-racer.
This year I want to replace the engine on my bike by a newer one and I want to replace the small battery under the seat by a battery of a Yamaha XJ600 Diversion. I also fits under the seat and make it possible to use the electric starter. I'll stay bussy with it.
When you have two bikes, maybe you can keep one original and one in cafe-racer style?
Hope to see some pictures soon,
Greatings Hank.

May 02, 2011
Love your ride!!!
by: Chris

I have 2 complete XS 750's. One complete and one parts bike. I was thinking about doing something similar to your setup. Thanks for showing its possible! btw, I buzzing around Amsterdam on a motorcycle last summer. Love your country, Love your bike.

Cheers from San Francisco!

Aug 16, 2010
HANX Triple Yamaha XS 750
by: Hank

Hallo Luke,
First, it's no problem when you use my bike as inspiration. I'm also inspired by other people's ideas. There were two things I chanced to most of the other XS cafe racers, first, all the electric and a small battery under the seat, to get an "empty "frame. The second is lowering the front fork and lowering the headlamp ( Honda CB 350 four ) and the speedometer.
You wouldn't believe but the bike is almost standard.
My advice is keep it simple.
Please send some pictures when your bike is finished,
Greatings Hank.

Aug 12, 2010
Cool Triple
by: Luke

Hi Hank,
I'm building a 78 triple in very much the same style and yours is one of the nicest one's I've come across on the net. Most of these bike's turned cafe end up looking choppy and out of place but yours looks like that is how it should have been built. I was wondering if you had any more pictures of it, especially the front end and instrument panel and the rear seat area. If you do, I'd greatly appreciate seeing them, that is if you don't mind somebody copying your style a bit (don't worry I'm in the U.S. so we won't run into each other). Thanks,

May 06, 2010
Cafe seats
by: Patrick

Benjiescaferacer.com makes many different styles of cafe seat. A bit expensive but quality stuff and you can find a seat for just about any bike.

May 01, 2010
Yamaha seat
by: Hank

Hallo George,
I bought the seat in Holland at Ruig Polyester. It's a Ducati 750 sport style of the seventies.
When you google on the internet at cafe racer seat you can may by find the same model near to your place,
Good Luck,

Apr 28, 2010
great bike!!!
by: george

great bike!!! i have just like it and are having issues with the seat, do you have any pics of the seat close up and where did you get the seat? thanks


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