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79 XS 400 make over. (Slow)

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

  1. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Addict

    Not the best but for $300 Im not going to complain.
     

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  2. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    Oil changes will be fun.
     
  3. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Addict

    Tons of room I will post better pics soon.
     
  4. spectra

    spectra XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Looks like the 1100 I have......plenty of room but the oil does drain down the pipes :D

    Looks good though and the price didn't seem that bad.
     
  5. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Addict

    Ya the oil will probably drain on the pipes carb clean when the oil change done.

    Yeah I can't complain about the price too much but it doesn't look all that hot up close.
     
  6. spectra

    spectra XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

  7. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Addict

    The wells are halfway decent it's mostly the fitment.
    I'm kind of anal but if you noticed that header coming down the filler pieces of different lengths if you hold the header up as one unit the Y is not perfect.
     
  8. spectra

    spectra XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    I see that but did it need to be that way to make it work? Is the exhaust perfectly in the center of the bike?

    I am anal also on things but sometimes just have to let it go.
     
  9. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    Even the sump plate? Always seems strange to me when single wall exhaust pipes are run directly under the motor.
     
  10. spectra

    spectra XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Was going to ask but forgot........did you bake it afterwards or just spray it ?
     
  11. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Addict

    Yes even the sump plate. I will keep a eye one the temp but I think I should be fine.
     
  12. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Addict

    No just sprayed it.
     
  13. spectra

    spectra XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Did it dry ok without the heat? Seem to be holding up ?
     
  14. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Addict

    From what I understand the baking only helps with the Curing. Hard to say if its holding up it's just sitting there in a frame I guess time will tell.

    From the instructions they don't say you have to bake it and if you do it's only at 200°
     
  15. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Addict

    Help! I'm so lost right now I need to get this bike done it's been two years now.
     

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  16. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Addict

    Ok almost done the wiring but I'm not 100% sure I have the last 3 wires right the big question is the red wire with the Male end. Screenshot_20200112-124235_Gallery.jpg
     
  17. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Addict

    All apart and time for the final assembly! 20200113_145833.jpg
     
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  18. NewHavenMike

    NewHavenMike 1976 XS360C Top Contributor

    The red wire with the extra shielding I believe is the main power wire for the chassis. Should go to the fuse box from battery +. On my bike theres an extra wire bullet style connector leading off of the short + battery wire that you have marked in your photo. Yours seems to be wired differently from the factory or maybe youre missing a piece?
     
  19. Stpierre

    Stpierre XS400 Addict

    Thank for posting I have an other XS but it's a hour ride from my house and it's cold as hell out.
    I will have to take a trip when it gets warmer out.
     

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