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Streetfighter build in progress - pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by gentlemanjim, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. gentlemanjim

    gentlemanjim More Wrenchin than Ridin

    A little update installed the new clutch cable and recoverd the seat
    :bike:

    Before
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    After
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  2. cturek

    cturek XS400 Addict

    I'm planning on recovering mine, but have never done it before. Can you staple into the plastic pan OK? Any tips on the stapling?
     
  3. Ebola Monkey

    Ebola Monkey XS400 Enthusiast

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    In my experience, you really should spend the $30 for a pneumatic stapler for plastic pans. I've tried hand staplers, and an electric with poor results. I mean lots of following up with a hammer (on every staple), and generally a PITA.

    With my cheapo pneumatic stapler they go right in.
     
  4. cturek

    cturek XS400 Addict

    I'm going to have to check my favorite Chinese tool store for this. Off to find a 20% coupon.

    BTW Jim, the recovered seat looks great.
     
  5. gentlemanjim

    gentlemanjim More Wrenchin than Ridin

    I used 3/8" staples they went in most of the way. I don't seeit as any problem.
     
  6. sgrudier

    sgrudier FlabioG

    Looking good so far. From the pic of the old seat it looks as if someone got a little scared and crapped on it...!
     
  7. Swapmeet Louie

    Swapmeet Louie El' Macho Borracho


    650 would kill it with Torque

    Edit... Sorry, haha seems you guys already discussed that. My bad
     
  8. gentlemanjim

    gentlemanjim More Wrenchin than Ridin

    The seat - I'm going to add some trim bands on the lowert edge - to one secure it better and two as a styling element.

    Big news its a roller - Wrong throttle cable came in so I can't drive it around the parking lot, but the clutch worked fine and ran up and owne through the gears just fine. :)

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  9. Good work man! I love the wheels on these bikes.....they remind me of something that should have been on back to the future....they have that 80's look!
     
  10. yeah looking good ...what rubber are you running ...I like!
     
  11. gentlemanjim

    gentlemanjim More Wrenchin than Ridin

    Tires are IRC RS-310 - 90/90-18 F, 110/90-18 R. They came witht the bike brand new. I had to mount the front and the rear needed to be broken down and the rim wire brushed wouldnt not hold air bead leak.

    Here's link I know nothing about these tires, but my price was right Free!

    http://www.irc-tire.com/mce/
     
  12. Nice.....Iused to run some IRC's on my dirtbikes...good tires there
    thanks,Matt
     
  13. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    looking good Jim, keep it up
     
  14. DCopp

    DCopp 400 Maxim/Seca Guru

  15. DCopp

    DCopp 400 Maxim/Seca Guru

    See my topic on my other custom DOHC 400's
     
  16. gentlemanjim

    gentlemanjim More Wrenchin than Ridin

    Nice bike would have loved to get that tank.
    Where is this located at? "See my topic on my other custom DOHC 400's"
     
  17. gentlemanjim

    gentlemanjim More Wrenchin than Ridin

    Coming to a close - rebuilt the MC and have a front brake now although it feels spongy I'll have to get a SS braded brake line before I hit the highway. The fuel tank seems to be holding water literally with my somewhat crude braze weld and epoxy outside repair. Its quietly soakin in Evaporust getting the inside in good shape before I seal it with Red-Kote. If my throttle cable comes in today I'll take her for a maiden voyage with the lawn mower tank attached. That should get some stares.
     
  18. This will require an accompanied picture or video!!LOL
     
  19. DCopp

    DCopp 400 Maxim/Seca Guru

    get your line from customlinez.com ...they are incredibly priced and very nice construction
     

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