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79 XS 400 make over. (Slow)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Stpierre, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Enthusiast

    Finally feels like I'm getting somewhere.
     
  2. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Enthusiast

    Thanks I just got lucky with these ones.
     
  3. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Enthusiast

    You should of sold me one them.
     
  4. Petew

    Petew XS Padawan

    let me know if you think about parting with one.
     
  5. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Enthusiast

    I got this tail on the way. Screenshot_20170812-091837.jpg
     
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  6. spectra

    spectra XS400 Addict

    Nice looking piece. Was that an Ebay find or ?
     
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  7. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Enthusiast

    Yes EBay find.
    I have his # if anyone wants one.
     
  8. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Enthusiast

  9. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Enthusiast

    Trying to figure out the circumference of the Bandit 400 Tire and the 79 Xs rear Tire. Trying to figure out sprockets any help be much appreciated.

    Bandit 400 rear tire. 150/70/17 circumference (2038mm)

    1979 Xs400 rear tire 100/90/18 circumference
    (2537mm)
     
  10. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Enthusiast

    This is not fun stretching out the gas tank. 3608.jpeg
     
  11. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Enthusiast

    Got the swing arm bushings done today to fit a 1990 GSF 400. 3613.jpeg
     

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  12. spectra

    spectra XS400 Addict

    You cut the second tank :eek:
     
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  13. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Enthusiast

    Sorry if it burns your eyes! :oops:
     
  14. spectra

    spectra XS400 Addict

    Yes I would have made a fiberglass mold first and tried that one.......or formed up some sheet metal........I get the look your after and a hidy hole for electronics but the tank............................
     
  15. tmatter

    tmatter XS400 Member

    As long as the finished product turns out great it will be ok. And for the tank purists, theirs just became more valuable. Unless they don't have one yet, in that case, it became a little harder to find.
     
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  16. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Enthusiast

    Thanks the tank I cut up was far from mint yes it was a tank that maybe could have been saved but I would of never used it.
     
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  17. spectra

    spectra XS400 Addict

    Sure that's what you say after you cut it up :D
     
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  18. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Enthusiast

    Not fun at all!
    Got it done thank God it was killing me still a shit ton of work to do.Going to take 3 inches off the swing arm and cut out the mono shock brace and relocate it. 20170819_125102.jpg
     

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  19. motoTrooper

    motoTrooper XS400 Addict

    Nice work and creativity with your builds. I had a Hawk 650 back in the day that I build into a Two Bros RC31. That gas tank (lack of) capacity always bothered me. I think botophucket killed all my XS400 photos here but my website is rivenmotors.com if you want to see my stuff. Keep those posts coming!
     
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