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Karl's scrambler-bratstyle 81 XS400 SE

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Firestone, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. Firestone

    Firestone XS400 Enthusiast

  2. Ezetman

    Ezetman XS400 Enthusiast

    Awesome thread. Really good documenting! Keep them coming.
     
  3. 81xs400sfttailbbr

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    Where did you find your seat foam? im wanting to make my own seat!
     
  4. Firestone

    Firestone XS400 Enthusiast

    The guy who made the cover works in the seat making business, so he brought some he had in his shop here in Estonia. It's made out of rebond foam, with a layer of softer material on top (not seen on the pictures). You can probably buy it from Ebay if you are not planning to visit Estonia anytime soon :D
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2017
  5. Raw Sketch

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    Great stuff mate very nice build
     
  6. Firestone

    Firestone XS400 Enthusiast

    Thanks Raw Sketch! Made some photos last month.
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    Also, new stuff is coming so stay tuned.
     
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  7. Jeff0133

    Jeff0133 XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Dig the smaller switches...
     
  8. 81xs400sfttailbbr

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    Man i love those small switches....what are they from? or are they custom made ones?
     
  9. Jeff0133

    Jeff0133 XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    :agree:....I would also like to know what you used and how...I really dig the look of mini switches...but do not want to spend $$$$$$ on motogadget stuff...
     
  10. BBS360

    BBS360 XS400 Guru Top Contributor

  11. Jeff0133

    Jeff0133 XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

  12. Firestone

    Firestone XS400 Enthusiast

    Hey! Sorry for the wait.
    Yeah Posh sells them, but mine are from Welded (http://www.welded.fr/produit/commodo-mini-switch/). They are exactly the same Blitz Motorcycles use on their bikes, but without the logo and cheaper. I actually got these as a gift from my father on my birthday.
    And a little update. Started taking the bike apart.
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    Last edited: Mar 18, 2017
  13. Firestone

    Firestone XS400 Enthusiast

    Cut the tabs off and took the frame with some other bits and pieces to the powdercoating studio and sent the engine off to blasting as well.
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  14. mmmboost

    mmmboost XS400 Enthusiast

    Just tuned into this thread.... Very nice work man! I like your taste and your photos aren't half bad either :p Definitely inspiring for my project I just started.
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2017
  15. Firestone

    Firestone XS400 Enthusiast

    Thanks mmmboost, your pictures are fantastic! Frame after fine sand blasting.
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  16. Firestone

    Firestone XS400 Enthusiast

    Engine after glass bead blasting.
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    This is the stuff they used.
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  17. mmmboost

    mmmboost XS400 Enthusiast

    my pants just got tighter....... oh man so clean....
     
  18. Firestone

    Firestone XS400 Enthusiast

    Got the frame from powdercoating!
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    And there was another cafe project frame that got painted matte black at the same time, but I think my glossy one looks a lot better. You can see some in the corner.
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  19. Blu

    Blu XS400 Enthusiast

    Frame looks fantastic, that engine is just gorgeous.
     
  20. BBS360

    BBS360 XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    How's the surface finish on the cover plates after bead blasting?
    I'll probably be bead blasting my swingarm soon. Considering it for the motor.
    Looks nice and clean but I'm hoping to polish my covers up. Too much texture might make for more work polishing.
     

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