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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

    You asked for 2.7 miles later and it ran like a champ - much faster than I expected.


    Here's a little syling feature - seeing its a streetfighter I thought 6 rounds of 38 Specials send a message.


    Here's one with me out of the way - Love those headlights

  2. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    Wow looking good Jim, bike's OK too:laugh:
  3. DCopp

    DCopp 400 Maxim/Seca Guru

    I only see 5 rounds...also who did and how much was the shock lowering if I may ask?
  4. volcomskater77

    volcomskater77 XS400 Chopophile Top Contributor

    ^ agreed
    and that looks really nice. super clean. looks brand new, like a concept or something lol.
  5. Travis

    Travis Staff Member Staff Member

    customlinez.com doesn't work. Couldn't figure out what it was supposed to be. I've gone through http://www.cyclebrakes.com/html/galfer_brake_lines.html a couple of times with good results.
  6. cturek

    cturek XS400 Addict

    Bike looks great Jim!
  7. Hi Jim,

    A very tidy job indeed. Looks cool even without the tank or perhaps because it is missing. You keep our DOHC flag flying proudly. PS: wish I could ride in a T-shirt over here...

    Kind regards,

  8. gentlemanjim

    gentlemanjim More Wrenchin than Ridin

    Ya 5 rounds - I can wrench just can't count. Couldn't shorten the shock. My machinisst friend said the shaft was heat treated and hardened. If he cut and welded it the weld would be soft and week. What can be done is weld tabs on the swing arm and move the pivot point back. Which I would have sone, but the swing was already cleaned and painted and I didn't want to mess that up and hell I want to ride. Maybe in the future as the seat height is a bit tall for me.

    I'll finish up the tank this weekend and take a proper ride.
  9. gentlemanjim

    gentlemanjim More Wrenchin than Ridin

    Yes it was 86 F here today.
  10. gentlemanjim

    gentlemanjim More Wrenchin than Ridin

    Down to the wire. Got the tank patched and primed as soon as I seal the interior it held Evaporust for a week and a half. I'll verify it holds gasoline and paint it - Finito.

  11. Man, I can't wait to see this thing finished!
  12. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    neither can Jim :D
  13. gentlemanjim

    gentlemanjim More Wrenchin than Ridin

    Drewpy, you've got that right I'm just itching to"Head out on the Highway"
  14. Well then "get your motor running"..... hahahaha
  15. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    ...and head out on the highway
    looking for a new tank
    whatever comes my way!
  16. hahahaha
  17. here the present condition auf my 12E - i am still working on


  18. gentlemanjim

    gentlemanjim More Wrenchin than Ridin

    Einstein ,

    I like the dual front discs where'd you get them? Have you been riding this bike yet, how's it run? AND the big question how's the gas tank?

    You should start your own build thread so we can follow along with your progress.

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