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Nice XS400 chop from Japan

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Travis, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. Travis

    Travis Staff Member Staff Member

    Check out this nice Yamaha XS400 chop from Motoshop Tonouchi out of Japan! These pictures come from: http://blog.livedoor.jp/tono_blog/archives/cat_10032503.html

    Thanks to Drewpy for letting us know about the bike below and the link. I thought I'd post the pictures here to make viewing them a little easier.

    This is what they ended up with:
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  2. cturek

    cturek XS400 Addict

    I could look at those pictures all day. Thanks for posting them.
     
  3. man that is a sweet ride...wish I knew what the colors on the tins were...
     
  4. 650sf

    650sf XS400 Member

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    That is a sweet bike, great work there.
     
  5. 01ps

    01ps XS400 Addict

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    Beautiful bike and love the paint. My next upgrade is a big front wheel, if I can find something that fits.
     
  6. The paint...the seat...and most of all...THE WELDS!!! One of the cleanest 400's I've seen for sure!
     
  7. TheMainMuel

    TheMainMuel Cycle Junkie

    +1!
    Any idea as to what kind of bike those fork covers came off of? I have thought about putting some on mine.
     
  8. foul

    foul XS400 Enthusiast

    Its a fork/tube swap, they are upside-down tubes.
     
  9. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin

    i think you'll find they used these

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    Last edited: Dec 22, 2010
  10. Travis

    Travis Staff Member Staff Member

    Yes as drewpy pointed out, they are just shrouds that cover the upper part of the forks and are not upside-down forks. They do look nice though!

    Drewpy, you sure do have a way with finding pictures! I've never seen those before.
     
  11. TheMainMuel

    TheMainMuel Cycle Junkie

    Drewpy, you're freakin brilliant! Thanks bro.
     
  12. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin

    Cheers Guys!

    its a blog so you need to filter back and see what comes up. there are some cool sr400 stuff there too!
     
  13. niko

    niko XS400 Enthusiast

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    very good job
     
  14. Requiem

    Requiem XS400 Addict

    Very nice build!
    Does anyone know where you can actually get these covers?

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  15. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin

    set on ebay ATM
     
  16. Requiem

    Requiem XS400 Addict

    any chance you can link them? can't seem to find them, maybe im using the wrong keywords :)
    thnx

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  17. Dusty

    Dusty Dusty

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    Very nice, I might have to look into a xs400 as a father/son project.
     
  18. ontherocks

    ontherocks XS400 New Member

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    This bike is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the photos guys.
     
  19. sgrudier

    sgrudier FlabioG

    I have been measuring and calculating to try to copy this look on my '80 xs400. I am seeing something about the frame on the Tono that seems different from mine. It doesn't look like he modified it because it is black in all the pics. Maybe the frame is different in different years?

    Tono frame on the top side tubes curve right down to the rear engine support tubes next t the main upper tube. The ones on my bike continue straight back to the seat support and the ones coming up from engine support connect 1-1/2" back from the end of the main upper tube.

    Different ways the frame is made from factory or Tono is modified?

    I have figured out that with the stretch of the swingarm and the curving of the seat tubes the shock support is still at the same height and angle from the swingarm. Cool.
     

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