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cornish xs400 build

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ACEFACE, Oct 26, 2014.


    ACEFACE XS400 Member

    Hey everyone, finally got going on my first bike build. Fabricated the hardtail frame and axle plates over the past week. I am aiming to do most of the work myself so if i ask too many questions please tell me. I will post pictures as soon as i can. Cant seem to do it from my phone

    ACEFACE XS400 Member

    Got the frame together on the wheels today, I am using Kawasaki Z650 wheels and discs as they are one size bigger than the standard xs wheels. Hopefully get the forks and trees tomorrow so I can make it a roller. WP_20141015_012.jpg
  3. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    nice work, not too sure on the forks though ;)
  4. levdir

    levdir Rounded bolt brigade

    Very clean work! Are you using XS forks or something else?
  5. Spindat

    Spindat XS400 Member

    Post up your plans for the fork trail and rake when the head tube gets put on! Interested in seeing your thought processes of that.

    Looks good so far.

    ACEFACE XS400 Member

    I'm using zx400 forks and zr400 trees. I was fortunate enough to get the neck and v5 when i bought the maxim motor. Hoping to sort the front end out before the weekend, will post some pics.

    ACEFACE XS400 Member

    Today I took delivery of the trees and forks. Cut the head of frame at 35 degrees and welded the xs neck in place. Assembled the forks and trees and fitted to the frame. All went well apart from the xr400 top taper bearing doesn't sit in the neck properly.
    Has anybody else had this problem and if so how did you get over it. The bottom one fits great and swivels as it should. I went with the 35 degree angle coz I like the look, no maths or anything technical like that so hopefully she will steer ok. Next job is sandblasting and fitting the motor. WP_20141024_007.jpg


    ACEFACE XS400 Member

    Over the weekend I sand blasted the motor and fitted to frame. Ordered my tank, xs1100 and handlebar controls. WP_20141025_004.jpg


  9. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    cool, very nice
  10. xschris

    xschris XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    I like how the dohc motor looks in the frame. :thumbsup:
  11. LairyUnk

    LairyUnk XS400 New Member


    ACEFACE XS400 Member

    Thanx guys, i was a bit worried that the motor was gonna be too small in the frame but i am really pleased with it. Hoping to mount the tank and levers tomorrow

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