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All over the place...Maxim/Seca build

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jeff0133, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. Jeff0133

    Jeff0133 XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Did the cleanup tonight. IMG_20170419_193152.jpg Checked off the list,then rechecked to make sure that everything still works cause...One wrong snip and and whole lot of shit can go to hell...At least that's what my urologist was joking about during my vasectomy...;)
    All checked out...
     
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  2. Jeff0133

    Jeff0133 XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Then as time was getting short I cleaned and rebuilt the petcock...Turns much smoother now. IMG_20170419_203031.jpg
     
  3. Curious about the paint for the calipers. Did you use spray paint or do you have a paint gun for all your painting?
     
  4. Jeff0133

    Jeff0133 XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    VHT caliper paint...Can.
     
  5. Decent. Turned out great.

    So you used spray paint for the frame and tank?
     
  6. Jeff0133

    Jeff0133 XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    For the frame, I used VHT rollbar paint...Did a decent job didn't scratch even when getting the engine in and moving the bike around the shop.
    The tank is not done yet but I will probably use duplicolor with the can method found on Do The Ton....
     
  7. Jeff0133

    Jeff0133 XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Been busy with motocycle driving courses...which greatly improved my driving...I can now scrape the pegs on the pavement with a sport bike as well as a custom, I can make emergency stops even in a curve...yes a curve...so all in all money and time very well spent.
    Plugged a little pinhole leak in the tank with plumbing solder and got my Caswell tank sealing epoxy in the mail.
    Then I figured an alternate method to hold the tank to the frame... IMG_20170426_174144.jpg Those brackets have dedicated grommets which should act as dampers against the bolt that Will go through both and the frame.
    Started the underside paint striping also. IMG_20170426_181515.jpg
     
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  8. Jeff0133

    Jeff0133 XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Painting the underside of the tank IMG_20170429_130439.jpg
     
  9. Jeff0133

    Jeff0133 XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Poured the Caswell tank sealer in the tank after the required prep...acetone with nuts and bolts...shake well then rinse with fresh water,let dry. IMG_20170430_183636.jpg See the shiny in there? That's the sealer...oh and started some bodywork on the tank IMG_20170501_100109.jpg
     
  10. Jeff0133

    Jeff0133 XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Then figured how to fasten the fiberglass cowl to the bike. Made some fasteners with 3/8 screw rod and some aluminium flat bar. IMG_20170501_114614.jpg Used some of this stuff to make the brackets stick to the cowl aligned with the brackets on the frame. IMG_20170501_114627.jpg Then let dry,trime the extra foam and fiberglass over it to make it strong IMG_20170501_152747.jpg
     
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  11. Jeff0133

    Jeff0133 XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    And while all of this was going on... IMG_20170430_164001.jpg Lettered the new rubber
     
  12. Jeff0133

    Jeff0133 XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Seems like it's been a while but I kept busy. IMG_20170509_152128.jpg IMG_20170509_152138.jpg
    Just laying countless layers of body filler on the tank and cowl...Sanding...then laying some more...i'm just not that good at body work...
    And i prefer engine building and electrical...to each His own.
    Also prepped my shortened front Fender. IMG_20170509_154420.jpg
    Painting pretty soon.
    On the to do list is:
    -rejet and install carbs/filtres
    -exhaust..2 into1, just have to find a collector
    -install new fuse box (when it comes in)
    -finish the install on the tac/Speedo.(signal pick-up for tach and magnet for speed)
    -waiting on more road worthy signals, my cheepo ebay ones were too small for my taste/safety.
    - install new rubber
    -then try and tune the carbs:eek:
    -....then hipster bike porn...ride....enjoy
     
  13. Jeff0133

    Jeff0133 XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Awwww...it's official....I hate bodywork...
    Started the fiberglass for the seat(upholstered part) IMG_20170510_184620.jpg
     
  14. Jeff0133

    Jeff0133 XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Was going to post pics of my carbs on the bike with stacks and pods...started right up,idled good,revved up nice all the way up to full throttle...
    147,5/45...2nd clip on the needle...3 turns out...bench synched.
    Was very happy about all that:lmao:
    Then...I noticed a small oil puddle on the ground:wtf:

    ...was so pissed-off...didn't take any pics.:cussing::cussing:
    Hoped it was just a torque-down fix but nope!:banghead:
    It comes from the front of the crankcase,the spot where the is a little notch on the left side.
    So...thought about every quick fix possible but then I told myself that too much work has gone into this thing to have it piss oil all over itself.
    Got my buddy to help me and we took the engine out, bought motor oil again...
    So here we go again...tear down....split the case...clean the mating surfaces...redo the permatech...put back together....timing...etc:doh:
    Won'the bore you guys with this...
    More progress to come once I put the engine back in.
     
  15. Jeff0133

    Jeff0133 XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    So...engine in back on the work bench
    Meanwhile, sanded and sanded and sanded and primed and sanded...you get the picture... IMG_20170518_173934.jpg
    Far from perfect but I am pretty happy as this is my first time with bodywork...did I mention that I hate it?...anyway,painting/Sanding/painting/Sanding..
    Is what is next...and the motor redo:doh::doh:
    I wish il could have it roadworthy within the next two weeks:shrug:
     
  16. Jeff0133

    Jeff0133 XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Couple coats of paint. IMG_20170519_182156.jpg
     
  17. Jeff0133

    Jeff0133 XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Took the engine out to solve the oil leak IMG_20170520_060350.jpg
    ... déjà vu... IMG_20170520_103236.jpg
    While it was appart...I replaced the clutch push rod as it was broken in half...and retorqued the cam sprocket bolts...etc...
     
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  18. Jeff0133

    Jeff0133 XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Engine back where it should be. IMG_20170523_173841.jpg
    And a little progress on the paint. IMG_20170523_191824.jpg
    Now...the bodywork/paint job is by no means perfect but it came out better than I thought as it is my first time doing something like this...
     
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  19. Jeff0133

    Jeff0133 XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Bodywork and painting is done...just a teaser... IMG_20170527_064835.jpg
     
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  20. Jeff0133

    Jeff0133 XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Welded-up the exhaust, hybrid of the Seca and Maxim, true 1-1, painted with high temp black. IMG_20170527_064906.jpg
    Then installed the rebuilt petcock with inline 90 degree fuel filter. IMG_20170527_072014.jpg
     

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