N8's '81 XS400 Special Build

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Progress:

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Done for the night. Most if the work today was electronics and carbs (painting and cleaning the choke mechanisms...), so it might not look much different:

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A couple more and then it's time for sleep...

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Working on some ideas for a paint scheme on my tank. wadaya think:
 

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N8B I like your paint job on the frame looks good mate.Im wanting to strip everything down over winter and do the same on my bike.I havent picked out the color yet.
 
Thanks Scorp! I debated the color too, there are a lot of red frames out there, but i ended up with exactly what i wanted. I think blue would be killler (you just finished your tank not long ago right?). I think flowing the tank into the frame makes it a cohesive build. I also like the idea of yellow or orange if you want to grab some attention :)

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Yes I did and the side covers also.I think orange or red would high light the blue tank.Also would be good for visibilty while riding.I need to take a more current pic of my bike,its not red anymore like in my avatar
 
HA! I'm actually planning to repaint my bike the yellow/blue scheme. Yellow frame and a darker blue (maybe metallic) tank.
 
I live in columbus, so Michigan colors are actively frowned upon... my katana 600 was midnight blue with yellow flames! ;)

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Getting the details ironed out. Front fender & caliper done.

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Brother brought the tank up from Cinci for a visit, so we did some bondo work.... Did I mention that I HATE pinch welds?:banghead:

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Haven't posted for a while. Lots of little things hage been taken care of:

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Base coat on the tank and Mock up for the 14.5" shocks

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