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Hello from Canada, my '81 xs400 ...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by neil, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. neil

    neil XS400 Member

    A friendly hello to you all from Ontario Canada,

    In the fall I bought my first bike, this 1981 xs400 special ll heritage, only 4000km. I'm a Honda fan but when I sat on this the first time it just felt right. Previous to me, shes been in storage for many years, not perfect but good enough.
    So far I put new tubes and tires, rebuilt the petcock (fuel valve), took apart and cleaned the carbs, synced the carbs, and added a fuel filter. Slowly bring her back to life.

    A big thank you to all on this site, your posts and responses have been extremely helpful for me getting into this. Glad to see people that answer questions , no matter how basic, with respect.

    Can't wait for the snow to melt and to learn to ride on the streets.

    Take care
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  2. Specdog

    Specdog XS400 Addict

    Hi and a belated welcome to the forum. You have a nice looking Special.
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  3. dreamhard

    dreamhard XS400 New Member

    What a beauty!
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  4. Dan

    Dan XS400 Enthusiast

    Looks great, very clean
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  5. neil

    neil XS400 Member

    I've done quite a bit of work to it to replace all the dried out rubbers on her. Got it running well, still tinkering and learning as I go.

    A big thank you to everyone on here for their help and advice.

    Signal Question: My turning signals often turn off by them selves. They should, in theory stay on until I turn them off, correct? ( I know wrong section)
  6. Dan

    Dan XS400 Enthusiast

    Hi, some models had a self cancellation unit for signals. I just unplugged and removed mine. Yes, so much knowledge on this site and very helpful folk. I worked in Canada for couple of years....loved it, great country. Looks like bike is coming along nicely
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