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building a xs 400 to hardtail

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by thijs81, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    no it doesn't, the wiring diagram shows 3 white wires from the stator and brown, black and green from the field coil.
  2. thijs81

    thijs81 XS400 Enthusiast

    Ok now i knowing i have the wrong diagram , but if i wanteed only to make a switch for turnig off the engine. Which wires i have to use for the switch. I am thinking the main and the altenator powerkabel. But the altenator power wi]hich one i have to use?
    The black or green or the red from the rectifier. who knows?
  3. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    you wiring diagram is fine, it shows the white wires and brown, green and black :wink2:

    On the left top of the diagram is the key switch picture, just need a switch to connect where it says "on"
  4. DrHans

    DrHans XS400 Member

    may i ask you where the tank you used from ? (make, model)
  5. thijs81

    thijs81 XS400 Enthusiast

    Hi DrHans

    The tank is from a Jawa CZ . i dont know exact the age of the tank. I realy like the tank to because its like the sportster tanks but i little different then the sportster tanks.
  6. thijs81

    thijs81 XS400 Enthusiast

    After a long time, i had some time again for mine XS 400 !

    So i try to make the exhaust for te bike.
    And make a grip on the jockey shifter.

    How do u think about it ??

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  7. LUCHO

    LUCHO XS400 Addict

    really cool your 400 , i would like finsh mine but i wait for money :( .
  8. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    great tank! Greetings from Czech rep. :D
  9. thijs81

    thijs81 XS400 Enthusiast

    Still not finished with the bike.....
    But i made some improvements.

    A better support for the headlight, speedmeter, en battery.

    But i'm not sure how to make a good en nice support for the licenseplate. In our country we cant make a side-mount thats legal here. What do u think its a good option??

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  10. Chewie2356

    Chewie2356 XS400 New Member

    Baie gooie uitslag op die bike.. Wat se tipe staal het jy gebriuk vir die produksie van die raam? Ek wil myne doen en weet niks om hoe n Hardtail te maak.
  11. thijs81

    thijs81 XS400 Enthusiast

    So after a long time , i had some time for my xs400 hardtail!! So now i have internally Throttle, i changed the kickstarter now it goes past my foot step.. And i made a brakepedal and a feetclutch. I even bought mufflers. But i,m not sure if this is the right way to mount them or how the exhaust runs.

    What do u people think??

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  12. motoTrooper

    motoTrooper XS400 Addict

    Nice work there. I am wondering about some of your things.

    First, I like the license plate mount but it probably needs more support in the form of another leg of tubing on each side. Also I would paint all the supports flat black to make it appear the plate and taillight are "floating."
    Second, I like your battery hardware -very cool.
    Third, your rear brake actuation. I can see lots of work and care put into it but am concerned that a "pusher" rod actuator isn't going to be the strongest and may flex instead of providing stopping power. I would probably remount the pedal tab on top and run the connecting rod either around or through the lower frame member. Or also flip the hub lever up so that it connects straight.
    Lastly, I like your exhaust solution!
  13. thijs81

    thijs81 XS400 Enthusiast

    thank u mototrooper for the fast Reaction.
    But this is still a rough setup , for the license plate this is welded in stainles steel thick rods so its pretty stiff. For the rear brake it is made from the same stainles steel en i made a guide support on the frame so it can't get away from where it is made for. ( I HOPE ) the Exhaust im not sure about maybe i make it undr the engine en then up to the mufflers so the mufflers stays in the same postion
  14. xschris

    xschris XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Like the mufflers:thumbsup: The bike looks to be coming along good.
  15. Requiem

    Requiem XS400 Addict

    Which internal throttle did you get? I've been looking into them, can't seem to find a reasonably priced one
  16. thijs81

    thijs81 XS400 Enthusiast

    I buyed here in Holland one for a 1" handle bar ,so i made it fit voor a 22mm handle bar it costed €90,- i think... So long i'm busy with the bike i don't know anymore :(
  17. thijs81

    thijs81 XS400 Enthusiast

    This evening i made the other exhaustpipe so i can see how its looks like now!!
    A hole lot better i think:bike:
    Me like

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