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82 heritage, My third xs400

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by xschris, Sep 21, 2014.

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  1. Spad

    Spad XS400 Addict

    Boy you sure did good, lucky you didn't have to use the 3 foot bar and the big hammer.:yikes::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  2. Scorpio1963

    Scorpio1963 XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Not to hijack Chris but when I was removing the engine and trans out of my S10 jimmy it seemed like every nut and bolt was like that.Did all the work the old fashioned lots of straining and busting knuckles using hand tools.Took me the whole summer to have it where I could remove the engine and trans.Removing my truck bed bolts were similar,had to use breaker bar on all 10 of them.
     
  3. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    If I was going to remove a lot of rusted bolts I would use a torch or an impact gun. :wink2:
     
  4. Scorpio1963

    Scorpio1963 XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    I forgot to mention that I did both.The heat from the torch helped but the impact gun blahh:laugh:
     
  5. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    The torch is for cutting them off if the gun don't work.
     
  6. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    Now back to the bike:laugh: I think I will use the chrome fenders, shocks and e-start cover I had put away on it. All the black is not very visible when driving down a black road. I plan on doing more highway driving with this one so I need to be seen.
     

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  7. Scorpio1963

    Scorpio1963 XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Although black looks good on a frame painting it a brighter color would help with visibility also.Have you considered painting the frame after the bike is all tore down?Its something I personaly would like to do but tearing down my bike and putting it back together is more of a challenge than Im up for,not to mention I don't have the space inside.
     
  8. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    I don't plan on any painting on the bike other than a few rusty spots. I would never paint the frame a "bright color" because it will show any dirt/grime that gets on it and it would drive me nuts:laugh: I had a dirt bike that had a aluminum color frame and after a short time it looked like crap from normal riding. There is a reason why most bikes come with black frames:wink2:
     
  9. arfstrom

    arfstrom XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    The voice of reason. The front fender, has it faired well? My 81 fender is shot. I tried to replace it with like a 78, or something, and when I tried to fit it, the holes where off. The older bikes, had dog ear's inside the fender. The 80/81 they really started to cut corners. i got a pic, you will see what I mean. (unless you already knew that) :shrug:
     

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  10. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    The one on the left is off a 82. The one in the middle is off an 80 and is also the same as the one on my 79. The last is from a xs360 ( witch I run on my 80) as you can see the part that attaches to the forks is very thick and strong. The separate fender is made of thick plastic. They had a good setup with the xs360 but I am sure the cost was more:( The one that I will be putting on the 82 is crack free.
     

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  11. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    Soda blasted a bunch of part for it today.
     
  12. Spad

    Spad XS400 Addict

    Hope you used a good brand of cream soda.:doh::wink2::D:D:D:D
     
  13. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    :laugh: Just good old arm and hammer.
     

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  14. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    Got a little more done.
     

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  15. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    Bead blasted the center stand and put on new paint. Need to do the side stand next.
     

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  16. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    Been busy and forgot to post progress:doh: Just about done now. I still have to repaint the oil filter cover and do a bit of cleaning but other than that it's done. Basically everything has been taken apart (other than the motor) and cleaned or replaced front to back. I know I said no new paint or major cleaning but my OCD got the best of me:laugh: Before and after pics.
     

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  17. Scorpio1963

    Scorpio1963 XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Nice work how did you come up with color?
     
  18. BBS360

    BBS360 XS400 Guru Top Contributor

  19. levdir

    levdir Rounded bolt brigade

    Love the colour choice, one of my favourites.
     
  20. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    I wanted something other than black as I already have two bikes that are. I liked the color of the standard 78 xs650's green so I started looking for a similar color. I could not find a good match in a rattle can but did find a hunter green that I liked.
     

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