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N8's '81 XS400 Special Build

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by N8Bishop, Oct 28, 2012.

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  1. N8Bishop

    N8Bishop XS400 Addict

    Posted via Mobileyellow in the last pic js just the sun reflecting and a crappy camera ...
     

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  2. mcrissjr

    mcrissjr XS400 Addict

    Smallest little touch but I think that matte black clutch cover looks absolutely fantastic.
     
  3. N8Bishop

    N8Bishop XS400 Addict

    :D Thanks!

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  4. N8Bishop

    N8Bishop XS400 Addict

    Progress:

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  5. N8Bishop

    N8Bishop XS400 Addict

    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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  6. N8Bishop

    N8Bishop XS400 Addict

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

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  7. N8Bishop

    N8Bishop XS400 Addict

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

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  8. N8Bishop

    N8Bishop XS400 Addict

    First start!

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  9. N8Bishop

    N8Bishop XS400 Addict

    After s few minutes tweeking...



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  10. Scorpio1963

    Scorpio1963 XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    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.
     
  11. N8Bishop

    N8Bishop XS400 Addict

    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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  12. Scorpio1963

    Scorpio1963 XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    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
     
  13. Maxim-umm

    Maxim-umm XS400 Addict

    HA! I'm actually planning to repaint my bike the yellow/blue scheme. Yellow frame and a darker blue (maybe metallic) tank.
     
  14. N8Bishop

    N8Bishop XS400 Addict

    I live in columbus, so Michigan colors are actively frowned upon... my katana 600 was midnight blue with yellow flames! ;)

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  15. N8Bishop

    N8Bishop XS400 Addict

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

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  16. N8Bishop

    N8Bishop XS400 Addict

    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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  17. N8Bishop

    N8Bishop XS400 Addict

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

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  18. N8Bishop

    N8Bishop XS400 Addict

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

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  19. xschris

    xschris XS400 Guru Top Contributor

  20. Scorpio1963

    Scorpio1963 XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Bike is looking good NB ,good job on that tank.Are you still going use any of those paint sceme from your other pics above?
     

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