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Intro and Build

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CadXS, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. ksqrly

    ksqrly XS400 Aficionado

    Hey cad really diggin the bike any updates?
  2. CadXS

    CadXS XS400 Addict

    Wow :yikes: its been a long time since I updated this thread. Due to reasons mostly out of my control I've not worked on my XS in ages and its definitely time to do the finishing touches and get it on the road :bike:

    Here are some pictures of how it stands today...

    My little workshop space

    Rear end and electrics hidden under seat

    Seat and tank placed on for picture. Tank is to be painted by a friend, artist Will Barras who I share the studio space with and the seat was covered by another friend from my studio who does leather work.


    Cleaned but not over detailed engine bay (I don't like over bling bikes, they are for riding :thumbsup:)


    Aprilia front end with 320mm Brembo disc.


    I will post up more pictures as I finish off all the small details that seem to take forever to finish a project.

    Cheers Caddy
  3. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    WELCOME BACK!!!! Bike looks great:thumbsup:
  4. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    looking good, like the Puch in the background too
  5. xschris

    xschris XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Nice to see your back at the xs again.
  6. Matosius

    Matosius XS400 Member

    Hey man,

    Nice build. What size of these tires you got? thx

  7. jonfen

    jonfen XS400 New Member

    I'm a sucker for nice clean electrics and I can't get over how great yours look. I've got an xs that needs a total rewire, would love to see/read more detailed what you have going on under the seat!

    Great build, thanks for the inspiration

    (Also what's up first post ever)
  8. CadXS

    CadXS XS400 Addict


    Just seen your post (been on holiday in the South of France :D) and I will post some pictures and some more details of the electrics when I get a minute.

    Welcome to the forum by the way.

  9. dodger0129

    dodger0129 amatuer/enthusiast builde

    very tidy xs mate.....nice work:D:thumbsup:
  10. unitedhow

    unitedhow XS400 Addict

    Great build thread! Now I feel better about having mine in a small storage room at my apt. complex. I can't wait to see this finished!
  11. Robsteeler66

    Robsteeler66 XS400 Addict

    Cad, are you still in the land of the living mate?
  12. CadXS

    CadXS XS400 Addict

    Still alive mate, just life (and the 8 other motorbikes) taking my attention.

    Still got my XS....

  13. Liamthedevastator

    Liamthedevastator It's dingaling'n time

    Definitely a nice clean build. I like the brushed bare-metal look; definitely a Shinya inspired look! I'm a fan of his style as well. Thanks for the great read (went through the thread)
  14. cherrymetal

    cherrymetal XS400 New Member

    I know this is an old thread, but did you fit risers to the standard rs125 yoke? Did you bolt them or weld them? Also, i don't suppose anyone has the dimensions of the RS125 wheel spindle do they? I have loads knocking about at home, or could get one made up, trying to do it all on the cheap, and don't really want to buy one if i can help it.
  15. CadXS

    CadXS XS400 Addict

    Hey man, I just bolted some risers through the top yoke. I did a bit of Dremmel work with a carbide tool to create a bit more room for the nut and washer. If you are using the RS125 front end you with need to change the wheel bearings in the front wheel for the axle to fit, no big deal. I cannot remember the size of the axle off the top of my head sorry. I think the whole front end was the 99-05 years model. Hope this helps.

    cherrymetal likes this.
  16. David Rowan

    David Rowan XS400 New Member

    Tidy build lad , the electrics are very tidy , I've just bought an XS 400 in boxs lol but it has the RS 125 front already in it . If you don't mind me asking did you use the XS speedo drive with the XS wheel and would you know the top head stock bearing you used .
  17. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    why not use a GPS speedo? just needs switched live.
    won't work indoors but then who needs that (unless you are an MOT shop)
    Get them from aliexpress for £55
  18. David Rowan

    David Rowan XS400 New Member

  19. David Rowan

    David Rowan XS400 New Member

    Thought i read somewhere they don't pass MOT .

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