Projects, notes, etc by Will O’Brien


Month: April, 2008

New project bike: Yamaha XS 850

28 April, 2008 (05:09) | Uncategorized | 9 comments

Just rolled a new project int my shop today. It’s a 1980 Yamaha XS 850. This is one of the few three cylinder bikes of it time, and is actually an interesting find. Three cylinder, air cooled 850cc engine, three hitachi carbs (oddity), overhead cams. 79hp from the factory! It’ll either get some serious love [...]

Progress and the new gig

9 April, 2008 (05:20) | Uncategorized | 4 comments

Can you guess what this is for? Once I get it together and finish the project, it’ll show up on Hack-A-Day as part of an upcoming how-to. I made it through my first week over at the Uni. I’m pretty happy with what I’ve seen so far. I think things will definitely stay interesting around [...]