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Featured XS400 Bobber build/first post

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by volcomskater77, Oct 20, 2010.

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  1. volcomskater77

    volcomskater77 XS400 Chopophile Top Contributor

    I think that's Wat happened. Thinking rare earth magnet and a steel rod to yank it
     
  2. FUBAR

    FUBAR XS400 Addict

    i dont know but the lamb of god was good
     
  3. volcomskater77

    volcomskater77 XS400 Chopophile Top Contributor

    video update!


    clutch pushrod seal still leaks after replacing. and my clutch is SUPER stiff. ive tried adjusting at the perch and the set screw by the pushrod. is there a very loose setting i can get to and work from there?
     
  4. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    Maybe clutch push rod is bent:shrug: I drove on a permit for seven years before I got my license:laugh:
     
  5. volcomskater77

    volcomskater77 XS400 Chopophile Top Contributor

    na i rolled it around on the floor and it rolls straight and even. its leaking from under the seal, not where the rod pokes through. yeah i just got the permit. i kept gettin followed by cops so i said fuck it ill get the permit. haha

    could it be the clutch plates stuck? and theyll just free up after riding a bit?
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2012
  6. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    If you have never had the clutch apart and its been sitting for a long time it could be the plates.
     
  7. volcomskater77

    volcomskater77 XS400 Chopophile Top Contributor

    thats what i was thinking. when i did the case swap i just left it on the crank. what all goes into breaking it apart?
     
  8. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    Its not hard just the clutch spring bolts and a clip to remove the clutch boss. For the seal leak I would clean the area and put a little yamabond on the leak that should stop it.
     
  9. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    have you a new clutch cable? makes a big difference as does the routing.

    my tracker's clutch is very stiff too and I know its the cable, one's too short and the other long, so I will look around and get something inbetween, poss off an RD.
     
  10. volcomskater77

    volcomskater77 XS400 Chopophile Top Contributor

    its the stock cable, and its routed so that there are no kinks. ill lube it up, but i think the cables fine. ill pull apart the clutch basket and RTV the clutch pushrod seal. and keep yall posted. my buddies dad is gonna help me sync the carbs and nail the timing.
     
  11. volcomskater77

    volcomskater77 XS400 Chopophile Top Contributor

    i pulled apart the clutch plates and they were STUCK! all are within specs. is there a torque spec on the bolts? or just 2 fingers tight like a drainplug? also RTV on the pushrod seal so well see how that holds up. also gonna have a sissybar, fender struts, tag mount and the right backbone welded cuz i had to french the petcock into it.
     
  12. volcomskater77

    volcomskater77 XS400 Chopophile Top Contributor

    another thing. my coil pushed wax out of it? im assuming i left my key and coil switch on and it fried it. chris, do you happen to have a set laying around? if im replacing one i might as well do both right?
     
  13. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    clutch bolts should be 7.2 ft lb

    check for warpage too as that will drag them. Lay on plate glass and see if there is any gaps.

    wax out of coils will be ignition left on as they heat up.
     
  14. volcomskater77

    volcomskater77 XS400 Chopophile Top Contributor

    so does that mean i fried the coils and would i need new ones?
     
  15. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    I would test them first to see if they are ok.
     
  16. well done on the bike dude, how long did the build take?
     
  17. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    yep, wax lyrical :D
     
  18. volcomskater77

    volcomskater77 XS400 Chopophile Top Contributor

    well chris, do you have a spare set of coils layin around if they test bad?

    carl - from the start of the thread until now, about 3 years
     
  19. xschris

    xschris a lifestyle not a trend Top Contributor

    I do have a set that tests good $37 shipped paypal only. Mine also have the wax coming out but test good:shrug: Maybe its just how they are made.
     

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  20. volcomskater77

    volcomskater77 XS400 Chopophile Top Contributor

    well mine both have spark. so i think im good for now. ill let you know by the end of the week if i need them of not. it runs on both cylinders, so i think im good. well see cuz this week is tuning week
     

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