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some modded xs400's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by drewpy, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. BBS360

    BBS360 XS400 Guru Top Contributor

  2. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    found this today Rufford autojumble, nice xs250
     

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  3. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    Both are way over priced. Keep looking for one that has not been messed with. :wink2:
     
  4. Requiem

    Requiem XS400 Addict

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  5. LuckyEight

    LuckyEight Head-scratcher

    The white one looks really nice...and rideable (except no mufflers and these overpriced huge tires). But the price is really high...
     
  6. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    There are a lot of "high" people out there.
     
  7. 16VGTIDave

    16VGTIDave XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    What is it with people? They wouldn't wear massive, "clown shoes" out in public, never mind to run to a coffee shop. Yet they insist on installing rediculous, clown sized tires on their bikes. Stupid is as stupid does...
     
  8. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    Anything larger than a stock size tire hurts performance. It's just another hipster gimmick:laugh:
     
  9. Wolfe_11B

    Wolfe_11B XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    I'm so glad the hipsters here in Cleveland never got into the motorcycle scene. There are a few, but not many. All the guys into old metric bikes here are straight up rockabilly, and tend to not make bikes look like monstrosities ;)
     
  10. oslocafe

    oslocafe XS400 Member

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    well, also have in mind that matching tires in stock size are not always easy to come by, the only available tiresize with decent rubber for me is 130/90-16 & 100/90-18 from the dealers that dont cost a fortune with shipping. i prefer a great grip
     
  11. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    Here in the u.s. there is no excuse for it:) My local yamaha dealer can get them for about the same price as most on-line guys. I have run matched and unmatched tires before and can't tell any difference. Your rear tire will wear much faster than the front so trying to find a rear "matched" tire is a waste of tire imho. As long as they are the correct size, and the tire has a fresh date code on it your good.
     
  12. levdir

    levdir Rounded bolt brigade

  13. Wolfe_11B

    Wolfe_11B XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    That's an oddball move...
     
  14. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    The dohc motor would sure be an upgrade from the sohc one but I worry about how well it was put together.
     
  15. levdir

    levdir Rounded bolt brigade

    Yeah, that's what I was wondering about. The photos are too dark and fuzzy to get a good sense of it. It looks like they retained the DOHC top mounts but it's not clear if the cradle was kept, and if it wasn't I'd want to know how they reinforced the frame to compensate.
     
  16. Sokrates

    Sokrates www.xs400.net

    My green Racer...

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  17. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    Nice looking bike:)
     
  18. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    very nice,like the hydraulic clutch too :)
     
  19. Oh yeah, that's very nice. Love the fairing & seat.

    I'd like to know more about the rear sets, the hydraulic clutch and is that an electronic ignition?
     
  20. Sokrates

    Sokrates www.xs400.net

    The Rear sets are original Pichler: http://xs400.net/wb/pages/technik-f...2a2.php?searchresult=1&sstring=pichler#wb_188

    The electronic ignition is original Yamaha non-europe XS400 SG/G til 1980:
    http://xs400.net/wb/pages/technik-f...aha-elektronische-zuendanlage-fuer-2a24g5.php

    The hydraulic clutch is an project from member gemamo from the xs400.net-Forum:
    http://forum.xs400.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=587


    Complete rebuild-thread (in german) of this machine is here:
    http://forum.xs400.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=195
     

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