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Skillzmans XS 400 Cafe build...yep another cafe!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by skillzman1, Dec 8, 2010.

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  1. volcomskater77

    volcomskater77 XS400 Chopophile Top Contributor

    thats the color i was invisioning! god its gonna look so sick with that gray. i saw a triumph bobber in the last issue of old skool RODZ with the same scheme. it looked awesome
     
  2. SOOOOO...YOU'RE SAYING SOMEBODY BEAT ME TO IT!?!?!?!?
    well I 'll just have to outshine them in the details I suppose!! hahaha
     
  3. volcomskater77

    volcomskater77 XS400 Chopophile Top Contributor

    o yeah. but it was a chopper. so your all good
    ;)
     
  4. monkeyboy

    monkeyboy XS400 Enthusiast

    good start,tank looks great,go with the white frame and dont think so much on the other stuff,once you get some color on the frame the rest will come to ya.
     
  5. nah...I chickened out...went with a silver metallic frame...but its gonna come together I think...might have to go a different route with the wheel color...maybe just sand blast to bare metal and see from there.
     
  6. ahale2772

    ahale2772 XS400 Addict

    that silver would still look great with a glossy white :thumbsup:
     
  7. theres a bit of white in the works...my minds eye says this should look sick when done...I cant wait!!
     
  8. Nice progress!

    What route you taking for the seat?
     
  9. ordered a ducati 750 wide seat/tail from airtech...should be here in a few weeks.
    I really wanted to make my own...but lack of time and proper tools to do so was making the project drag on.So I popped for the online purchase,and will achieve the look I want ...I can spend time elsewhere...and I'll still need plenty of that to get it ready for summer.
     
  10. XSrocker

    XSrocker XS400 Enthusiast

    I see you went with the disc brakes...what did you use for all of it? I am thinking about ditching my drum brakes.
     
  11. I bought a box of donor parts of craigslist from a guy who gave up on his 77 xs 400d.

    got my MAC 2-1 in the mail today...I'll have to get some recent pics up soon.
    New job is taking way too much time!!
     
  12. ok ...heres some crappy cell phone pics...little by little
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  13. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    looking clean man!

    like the mac exhaust too
     
  14. volcomskater77

    volcomskater77 XS400 Chopophile Top Contributor

    nice pics. i like how there in HD. lol it looks good man. i like the color
     
  15. I should start a thread called 'the crap that grows legs during the build'...I spend more time looking for stuff than I do assembling it.
    Pretty soon I'll get to the paint!
     
  16. volcomskater77

    volcomskater77 XS400 Chopophile Top Contributor

    haha i hear ya. i bought 6 head lights/buckets and made them looks pretty, just to use the second one i got. lol. im running mids, yet for some reason i have plans and am collecting materials for forward controls and a special jockey shift? idk why. lol
     
  17. cafedan

    cafedan XS400 Addict

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    coming along great skillz!!! are you putting the battery in the tail? thats what im working on now. i made a box to fit but it looks crappy so i scrapped it. back to the drawing board.
     
  18. yep...looking at a cbr 1000rr battery...dimensions are pretty small...and should be plenty enough juice....hide it under the tail with the cdi,etc,..
     
  19. ahale2772

    ahale2772 XS400 Addict

    i found the cdi box fits nicely under the tank, under the top tube and between the two side tubes (right above the carbs), I tie wrapped mine in there and it fits nicely and is clean

    looking good :) I guess my exhaust is definitly MAC, its identicle to yours
     

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