1. M

    Can't Take It Off Choke

    So... This kinda feels like AA, "Hi My name is Mike and I have a problem." JK. But in all seriousness, I'm hoping a few kindhearted Journeymen XS-folk can lend me some knowledge. Experience level: Noob, like total, complete noob... Bike: 1981 Yamaha XS400HS BLUF: basically, bought diamond in...
  2. J

    1981 Yamaha XS400 left cylinder not firing

    Hello I have a 1981 Yamaha xs400 that I bought for 50 dollars and rebuilt. The latest problem is left cylinder does not fire. What I've done so far is switch the spark plugs, and ignition coils that didn't change anything. Then I did a compression test they were both around 150 psi. Finally I...
  3. Jackie O

    Yamaha XS400 Rubber Parts - Sumo Rubber

    Hi guys, I just wanted to let you know about our small online shop Sumorubber.com that specialises in rubber parts for Japanese motorcycles. Though we have been trading for few years now, not many people know about our existence. Few facts about us: - We founded our business in 2017 and operate...
  4. KylesCafe

    1980 Yamaha XS 400 Café Racer // M-Unit Basic Conversion Wiring Diagram

    Hey guys, I'm pretty new to this forum and this is my first resto project on a 1980 XS 400. I am ecstatic to find this collaborative site and thought I'd pick your brains regarding the wiring I'm planning to do on my bike. I see that there are other threads with the M-unit blue, but I'm...
  5. Daniel Lombana

    Battery drained

    Hello guys!! I would like to share with you that my XS360 project its almost 100% ready. The bike runs and everything but the battery doesn't hold its charge. I can ride the motorcycle for 15 minutes without any problem but when I start using accessories like the lights, speedometer...
  6. MajorRichardWeed

    1982 Yamaha XS400 starter switch questions

    Hey guys, having issues with my 1982 Yamaha XS400, I believe it is a Maxim. When I first got her she wasn't running and was making a clicking noise when I tried to start it. Found the ignition fuse loose and she was up and running. It's been about 4 months, I've made a couple of upgrades but...
  7. 1982xs400

    For Sale - 1982 XS 400 Maxim, with extra parts * $ make offer *

    1982 XS 400 Maxim, with extra parts *$ make offer * have title, bike runs but needs front tire, chain and sprockets, maybe clutch,,chatter in 4th gear. rear tire has low miles. bike has 35,630 miles, see photos ***extra parts are original seat great condition, handle bars, rear foot pegs...
  8. S

    For Sale - 1979 XS 400 - Clean

    Hey all, I'm putting my bike up for sale. Got a new bike and have decided to free up some space. Hate to see it go but I'm told "we" need new floors sooo... Anyways here is the link I put up on craigslist and will try to get some better pics of it with the new paint scheme. Its in great shape...
  9. Z

    Wanted - XS400RJ Seca Lower Triple Tree

    Looking for a lower triple tree for my XS400RJ (12E VIN model). Must be able to ship to Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada. The triple tree must also be aligned and not twisted.
  10. xs 400 cafe

    xs 400 cafe

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  11. G

    1979 Yamaha XS 400 2F Points and Condensor

    I took the cover off and oil came running out. Still has a constant drip. I take it there is a seal back there? This oil would be coming from the crankcase? Thanks, Gareth Williams
  12. karatekid1194

    For Sale - 1980 Yamaha XS400 $900 OBO

    Had this up on craigslist for a while but didn't like the idea of it going to someone who doesn't love/have a passion for the XS. Has mac 2-2 exhaust and sounds great. Couple small issues: small dent in tank from previous owner dropping it in the garage, speedo light is out, and a small tear in...
  13. danalpatt

    1984 Yamaha Maxim 400 wont go above 4500 rpm

    so i picked up a 1984 yamaha maxim 400 and it leaked allot of oil and would rev to about 8000 then pop and sputter a bit so here is what i did i took the hole top end of the motor off took pistons out cleaned them and put it back togather allso to note i took one piston out at a time. put it...
  14. freiesss

    Make Offer - 1982 XS400 Parts (Post 1 of 2)

    All parts are in good condition. (This is post 1 of 2) Please PM me to make offer. Thank you!
  15. Gramatron

    Gramatron's Build

    Hey Guys, New member here. I've just picked up a 78-79 XS400 Special that will be the base for my most ambitious build to date. I'm starting this thread to keep track of my progress as I get through the project. With any luck, I'll be able to finish sometime in 2015. Anyway here are a few...
  16. G

    78 Xs400 tracker build

    New member, hows it going everyone? Just finishing up the last few things on my 78.....changed my mind a few times on a few diff things but in the end im happy where the bike went. Fun bike, super light! Sounds pissed too. :bike:
  17. J

    idk wat my problem is i need help

    Ok so i just bought this yamaha bobber xs400 ive had it for about 6 weeks and the only thing ive done to the motor since i bought it was change the spark plus, now right before i changed these spark plugs i would drive it and i felt like i could only hear it out of one muffler and would bogg...
  18. Ace4569

    08 Yamaha V Star 250

    So since my XS400 search is turning out nothing I've taken some advice I'm going to go put 1500 down on a new 250. I like the Yamaha brand more than anything but I want to know what you guys think should I go for the Honda Rebel or the Yamaha V Star. Does anyone on here have those or could tell...