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Café Racer build - Portugal

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by NPLR, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. NPLR

    NPLR XS400 Enthusiast

    Hi,
    I am from portugal and recently bought a XS400 SPECIAL from 1981.
    I'm trying to build a café Racer...
    I will bem needing some info as I continue to build.
    Can i count on help?
     
  2. NPLR

    NPLR XS400 Enthusiast

    Bike as bought IMG-20180819-WA0009.jpg
     
  3. NPLR

    NPLR XS400 Enthusiast

    Current state... IMG_20180920_190426.jpg
     
  4. NPLR

    NPLR XS400 Enthusiast

    Any suggestions?
     
  5. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    If your exhaust is in good shape I would keep the stock air boxes and intake H-pipe over using pods directly on the carbs. They will give you the best overall performance and save you lots of time with tuning issues.
     
  6. spectra

    spectra XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    It all depends on what look you are after. Here is a pic of my 81 that I have been doing. Had to swap out tires as the firestones were to big on the rear.

    IMG_5738.jpg IMG_5429.jpg
     
  7. NPLR

    NPLR XS400 Enthusiast

    Looking good...
     
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  8. NPLR

    NPLR XS400 Enthusiast

  9. NPLR

    NPLR XS400 Enthusiast

    Next weekend I will work on seat and lighting... Post update soon....
     
  10. NPLR

    NPLR XS400 Enthusiast

    IMG_20180929_194035.jpg IMG_20180929_194132.jpg IMG_20180929_194143.jpg IMG_20180929_194151.jpg IMG_20180929_194158.jpg Happy with todays work...
    Headlight brachet
    Headlight
    Front and rear Turn signals
    Mufflers
    Seat ready

    Sounds amazing

    Coments?





     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2018
  11. motoTrooper

    motoTrooper XS400 Addict

    Good progress! Sounds great. How is the exhaust link pipe connected? Is that tape?
     
  12. NPLR

    NPLR XS400 Enthusiast

    Yes its tape...
    I just wanted to hear the BEAST...
    Next weekend, more work
     
  13. NPLR

    NPLR XS400 Enthusiast

    Ready for frame painting...
     

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  14. Frankie

    Frankie XS400 Member

    Hello what tire sizes did you put on your 81
     
  15. Frankie

    Frankie XS400 Member

    I have a XS400 1979 that I am also working on to make it a cafe racer,
     
  16. spectra

    spectra XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Went wit ha 120/90 on the rear and a 100/90 on the front. I may have info in my thread not sure.
     
  17. Frankie

    Frankie XS400 Member

    Do you think a wider tire could fit in the front?
     
  18. spectra

    spectra XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    It may but why ? the 100 fits great.
     
  19. NPLR

    NPLR XS400 Enthusiast

    IMG_20181101_180933.jpg reasemble on the way...
     
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  20. NPLR

    NPLR XS400 Enthusiast

    Done for this weekend...
    Next weekend, engine...
     

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