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My 79 xs400 build

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bennett834725, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. bcware

    bcware Well-read Top Contributor

    Very nice. I will keep that in mind when mine craps the bed one day!
     
  2. it cost me roughly 15 bucks to make mine and while i was there at radio shack i bought a project box to shove it all in
     
  3. 16VGTIDave

    16VGTIDave XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Did you put heat sink compound between the rectifiers and the mounting plate?
     
  4. are you talking about thermal paste
     
  5. 16VGTIDave

    16VGTIDave XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Yes. Sounds like you did. Just checking... ;)
     
  6. so i installed the new home made rectifier and the 1970 dodge regulator (vr733) and it is back to running strong and puts out a nice 13.97 volts at a idle and 14.76 at a nice rev:smoke:
     
  7. bcware

    bcware Well-read Top Contributor

    Good job. These sorts of solutions are very useful. Most people don't know that it is possible to use a home made or different reg/rect.
     
  8. :bike:right and the newest update is i got it all wired up and took it for a ride today, rode 10 miles on it and it does amazing only had one issue with the license plate lights dying but easy fix:bike:
     
  9. Spad

    Spad XS400 Addict

    Way to go....Just a flashlight on the place when he cops arefolowing you. Sounds like you are winner..
     
  10. I have a led strip for it to light back up again lol will finish it tomorow

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  11. got my helmet camera mounted up today :D
     

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  12. took the bike out today for a nice 2 hour ride and got some nice shots of it
     

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  13. bcware

    bcware Well-read Top Contributor

    How was the weather?
     
  14. Scorpio1963

    Scorpio1963 XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Bennet your bike has an awesome sound :thumbsup:
     
  15. was nice and sunny then got a bit cloudy but no rain, also i used a filter on my camera lol
     
  16. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

  17. levdir

    levdir Rounded bolt brigade

    Great photos. Any chance of grabbing a higher-rez version to use as a desktop? I'd put mine there but it's not nearly so nice looking, and also in pieces.
     
  18. yea maybe later on today if i get a chance to take it out
     

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