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  1. BIFFEDIT replied to the thread 77 xs360 progression/failure thread.

    Petcock/carbs/tires/brakes/tubes/new levers/side covers all in the mail somewhere.

    Jun 30, 2022 at 12:34 PM
  2. BIFFEDIT replied to the thread 77 xs360 progression/failure thread.

    2nd night of acetone + paint stripper ... over night, almost 24 hours...no change. Last night I spent a good amount of time finding and...

    Jun 30, 2022 at 12:33 PM
  3. Andy L replied to the thread New guy building XS400 Softail Bobbers.

    Fantastic process resulting in beautiful end results! Thanks for sharing!

    Jun 30, 2022 at 10:35 AM
  4. tstidham has a new avatar.

    Jun 30, 2022 at 10:27 AM
  5. tstidham liked JPaganel's post in the thread Trouble finding parts.

    The only thing to keep in mind about the replica carb holders is that many of them have weakly attached vacuum nipples. I have had them...

    Jun 30, 2022 at 10:22 AM
  6. JPaganel replied to the thread Gas POURING out of carb intake (positive it's not the float valves or petcock).

    Only three? :D

    Jun 30, 2022 at 10:02 AM
  7. JPaganel replied to the thread Trouble finding parts.

    The only thing to keep in mind about the replica carb holders is that many of them have weakly attached vacuum nipples. I have had them...

    Jun 30, 2022 at 8:59 AM
  8. JPaganel liked tstidham's post in the thread Confirming clutch parts/advice.

    Probably sound advice on the steels, though by now the rust is likely rubbed off and in the filter. The plates could be pretty pitted...

    Jun 30, 2022 at 8:57 AM
  9. tstidham replied to the thread Wanted - Slide diaphragms for Mikuni BS34 carburetors.

    mikesxs.net sells a complete mikuni carb kit for under $500 US. Don't know what the shipping to the UK would run though. Carburetor...

    Jun 30, 2022 at 8:32 AM
  10. Buddha replied to the thread 81 XS400H – putting the Trusty back into Rusty.

    Taking a closer look at the carbs in the bath it looks like the shafts are out:cheers:

    Jun 30, 2022 at 7:42 AM
  11. tstidham replied to the thread Electric start problem.

    I agree with JPaganel, check the starter relay first, it's located under the seat right behind the battery on the rights side....

    Jun 30, 2022 at 7:35 AM
  12. tstidham replied to the thread Trouble finding parts.

    For the carb to engine boots, I got a pair off of amazon and they fit and function just fine. I'll find the link and edit my post. For...

    Jun 30, 2022 at 6:18 AM
  13. tstidham replied to the thread Confirming clutch parts/advice.

    Probably sound advice on the steels, though by now the rust is likely rubbed off and in the filter. The plates could be pretty pitted...

    Jun 30, 2022 at 5:58 AM
  14. AmbientMoto replied to the thread 81 XS400H – putting the Trusty back into Rusty.

    I was wondering the same thing @Buddha . The only way I know that is I just did the same thing. @CaptChrome I found a good place for the...

    Jun 29, 2022 at 10:19 PM
  15. Buddha replied to the thread 81 XS400H – putting the Trusty back into Rusty.

    Did you remove the throttle shafts and seals?

    Jun 29, 2022 at 9:28 PM
  16. CaptChrome replied to the thread Confirming clutch parts/advice.

    I can't tell you how they work yet, but I bought a set of friction plates from Sirius Consolidated. They are TourMax brand made in...

    Jun 29, 2022 at 9:00 PM
  17. CaptChrome attached a file to the thread 81 XS400H – putting the Trusty back into Rusty.

    Today was the day. I had been dreaming about this for a long time. WARNINIG – minors and persons with fragile sensibilities should...

    Carb engine side top.JPG Carb Stripdown7.JPG Carb Hot Tub2.JPG Jun 29, 2022 at 8:45 PM
  18. tstidham replied to the thread Gas POURING out of carb intake (positive it's not the float valves or petcock).

    Don't beat yourself up. I had mine apart three times. Once with just a spray cleaning, second time with the copper wire and spray...

    Jun 29, 2022 at 6:33 PM
  19. Verynormal replied to the thread Tire size for my first bike.

    Yeah, asmuch as i wanna atleast put around for fun they are just too sketchy and im to inexperienced. Dont wanna ruin the bike or myself...

    Jun 29, 2022 at 3:58 PM
  20. AmbientMoto replied to the thread Tire size for my first bike.

    @Verynormal good choice on spending money on new rubber.

    Jun 29, 2022 at 12:37 PM
  21. tstidham liked Hasty's post in the thread Gas POURING out of carb intake (positive it's not the float valves or petcock).

    tsidham I think you could be right about the fuel somehow not making it all the way through the idle circuit. The bike starts, but then...

    Jun 29, 2022 at 11:31 AM
  22. tstidham liked Michael Handzel's post in the thread Diode for 1981XS400 and other models,for sale cost of mailer + $5.00.

    Its in the wiring harness for headlight ,one way converts AC to DC for headlight, suitable replacement for original

    Jun 29, 2022 at 11:28 AM
  23. Michael Handzel has a new avatar.

    Jun 29, 2022 at 11:20 AM
  24. Michael Handzel replied to the thread Diode for 1981XS400 and other models,for sale cost of mailer + $5.00.

    Its in the wiring harness for headlight ,one way converts AC to DC for headlight, suitable replacement for original

    Jun 29, 2022 at 11:13 AM
  25. Hasty replied to the thread Gas POURING out of carb intake (positive it's not the float valves or petcock).

    tsidham I think you could be right about the fuel somehow not making it all the way through the idle circuit. The bike starts, but then...

    Jun 29, 2022 at 10:32 AM
  26. tstidham replied to the thread Diode for 1981XS400 and other models,for sale cost of mailer + $5.00.

    Can you elaborate a little on what the diode corrects? Is this for using led bulbs in the turn signals for example?

    Jun 29, 2022 at 10:30 AM
  27. Hasty liked tstidham's post in the thread Gas POURING out of carb intake (positive it's not the float valves or petcock).

    Hmmm, very odd. Those ports are supposed to let air into the carb and not have fuel in them. The one on the left,, with what looks like...

    Jun 29, 2022 at 10:24 AM
  28. Michael Handzel has a new avatar.

    Jun 29, 2022 at 9:42 AM
  29. Michael Handzel has a new avatar.

    Jun 29, 2022 at 9:41 AM
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