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1976 XS400 - New to me, new to motorcycles...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BeauPed, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. BeauPed

    BeauPed XS400 Member

    Just bought this off a friend. Needs some work - welding and maintenance. Original mechanic on it stripped it completely and so I'm not sure if its street legal yet - no indicators, speedometer, etc..

    First thing I noticed was that it had no oil, so maybe taking care of that first would be smart. Is this something my local autozone would have?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. spectra

    spectra XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Looks like a great start.

    I run Rotella T4 in mine and can be found at most auto parts stores. I buy it in gallon form. I tried the motorcycle oil but it costs more and well no issues with the Rotella so far..........
     
  3. BeauPed

    BeauPed XS400 Member

    What about filter?
     
  4. spectra

    spectra XS400 Junkie Top Contributor


    Well not sure on that one. I buy on amazon or ebay there cheap and can get multiple at a time.
     
  5. spectra

    spectra XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Hell your in LA amazon is next door..............
     
  6. BeauPed

    BeauPed XS400 Member

    I just don’t know which filter? Should I search for Yamaha XS400 oil filter?
     
  7. sandmanred

    sandmanred XS400 Addict

    Cool bike, the seat looks great. Check with your state for what it takes to be legal. It varies state to state.
     
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  8. spectra

    spectra XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

  9. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    xs360 If it's a 76. Your vin will tell for sure.
     
  10. BeauPed

    BeauPed XS400 Member

    Will do, thank you
     
  11. BeauPed

    BeauPed XS400 Member

    Will do, thank you
    What am I looking for in the VIN? Like I said, I am NEW to this..
     
  12. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    First three letters will tell you what it is. My guess it says 1T6 which is a 1977 xs360 2-D model.
     
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  13. BeauPed

    BeauPed XS400 Member

    Yes it does, IT6 XXX201
     
  14. spectra

    spectra XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Even better dont see many 360s anymore............

    I just found one thats completely stock and well not worth the asking price to me......
     
  15. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    Very low number on it. Would have been a awesome find if it was still stock. From what I can remember there was only like 1500 76-77 xs360 bikes sold in the u.s.
     
  16. SoulMan

    SoulMan XS400 Addict

    Amazon has the Rotella T6 oil that works with our bikes with a 21 dollar rebate if you buy the 3 pack or a 7 dollar rebate if you just buy the 1 gallon unit.

    https://amzn.to/2AFDsyc

    Make sure to select the new packaging
     
  17. BeauPed

    BeauPed XS400 Member

    Thank you!

    How easy would it be to strip the bike down and have the frame powder-coated? The more I look at the bike the more it needs little things. I’ll take pictures of the things I’ve found.
     
  18. Petew

    Petew XS400 True Believer Top Contributor

    It is not hard. Just keep components tagged. Take loads of pictures. Take your time...
    Buy/copy shop manual, ask questions...
     
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  19. BeauPed

    BeauPed XS400 Member

    Good to hear! I can't wait to start on this project, just kind of scared..
     
  20. BeauPed

    BeauPed XS400 Member

    Yes, I just ordered the bikes manual on ebay and will definitely take my time and be super careful with parts.
     

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