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What did you do with your XS today?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by logan, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. xschris

    xschris XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Those wires should be fused. The main is 20 amp and the other is 10.
  2. kshansen

    kshansen XS400 Addict

    Well did not do anything directly "with" my XS400, but did drop by the DMV so it is now legal, at least for 10 days then I need to run it over to the shop to get the NY State inspection done. It's a one man shop and he likes the old Yamahas and has played a little with home built reverse trikes long before there were Spyders also done some sidecars.
  3. 16VGTIDave

    16VGTIDave XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Nope. Exactly the opposite. Because the wool doesn't completely compress, it allows for airflow. Wool also wicks moisture so you will stay dryer, even in the rain. And it helps prevent "hot spots" when seated for a long time by spreading the weight. Perfect for long rides. :bike:
  4. Lou Ranger

    Lou Ranger Former xs400 Luddite Top Contributor

    I am curious - how did you manage to find a yellow sheep to match - or are you now a member of the "Black Sheep Squadron"? :wink2: A pic would be nice.
  5. Faniman57

    Faniman57 XS400 Enthusiast

    Noted. I was wondering why the fuse block has two extra slots. There's also a white wire(cloth wrapped) that just goes to nothing. I plan on a frame off cafe build this winter if I don't sell it, so the wiring just has to get me through the summer
  6. nickso

    nickso XS400 Enthusiast

    Got it Running for the first time since 1984!!! Sort of!

    She will start after a few kicks with the throttle fully open and will stay on for a few seconds but if I move the throttle she dies. One exhaust is wet and black the other dry and less black. I'm guessing the carbs need setting up right and probably rejetted (which is a shame as I haven't seen any jets for sale for it). Choke open or closed makes no difference and messing about with anything else seems to make no difference.

    Guess I will have to spend a few days searching on here how to set it up.

    Well chuffed she started cos at least I know she can run after the re-build.

    Sounds amazing when it does run too. :D

    Also put a new longer Clutch and throttle cables on and adjusted them up. I'm assuming it's normal for it to be a mans clutch??......heavy traffic will be a sore on the wrist!!
  7. I went for a ride!!! :O

    Great to have a blast through the sunny Scottish countryside, Nice to see a fellow Scot posting before me too! not many XS400's in this neck of the woods!


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  8. Norman1950

    Norman1950 XS400 Addict

    Taking it to the DMV to get all the paperwork finalized
    On the road real soon!!!

    Don't mind the ugly old snowmobile trailer. It needs lots of help....
  9. Sesty

    Sesty H.E. Pennypacker

    cool shot!
  10. nickso

    nickso XS400 Enthusiast

    Shame I'm miles away. There is another guy in the central belt but I forget where.
  11. Scorpio1963

    Scorpio1963 XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Unfortunately its in temporary hibernation haven't had the time to ride or work on it.
  12. Lou Ranger

    Lou Ranger Former xs400 Luddite Top Contributor

    Yes, but unnerving to see him on the wrong side of the road :yikes:
  13. hmmm, thats a shame, I'm based in Edinburgh and Dumfries, are you up north?
  14. nickso

    nickso XS400 Enthusiast

    Yeh, Aberdeen.
  15. Today I fitted a lovely pressed metal plate. Much nicer than the massive plastic ones that are standard in the UK! its reflective yellow and only a little smaller than UK regulation so isn't TOO illegal :p

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  16. Tank painted and on, and went for a ride! Felt good.
  17. 16VGTIDave

    16VGTIDave XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    I'm sure it would be. But for you, no. :eek: You will have to see it in person. :laugh:

    Thursday 6pm, Royal Distributing in Guelph. :bike:
  18. Had a beautiful ride to work today - it killed me to park it...
    I have been tinkering with the air mixture screws looking for the perfect spot. It ran great this morning, I am excited to take a look at the spark plugs to see if I have had any luck fixing the richness of my right cylinder.
  19. stormtroopin400

    stormtroopin400 XS400 Member

    Today I oiled the chain and changed the brake fluid. Nothing crazy or exciting! haha :thumbsup:
  20. dwhite0729

    dwhite0729 New Rider

    Cleaned and oiled my chain, replaced bad gas i somehow got ahold of, added some Seafoam, and went for a nice ride... ending in some spicy boiled crab legs... mmmmmm....

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