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What did you do with your XS today?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by logan, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. xschris

    xschris XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Yes, I am crazy:D My wife had me tested.
  2. 16VGTIDave

    16VGTIDave XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Rebuilt the petcock and fuel sending unit for my "new" FJ600 gas tank. 20L (5.28 US gal) capacity, oh yeah! Dent removal and paint to follow shortly.
  3. BamaBill

    BamaBill XS400 Addict

    worked on my custom seat pan today. About to get it where I want it. Got my peanut tank lined with Red Koat....progress is slow, but it's coming along.
  4. bcware

    bcware Well-read Top Contributor

    I cut up some pieces of metal for my seat base. Right now I am practicing welds before I make the final pieces.
  5. Jso123

    Jso123 XS400 Addict

    Thought I'd take advantage of the brief warm up and take the bike for a spin around the block..... but not before the kickstand sunk in the soft dirt, fell over and snapped my clutch lever.
  6. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    tracker passed the annual MOT
    and the little Gilera did too :)

    peeps keep offering to buy and I won't part with it

    pushing the Gilera back (no registration) and a guy nearly crashed into a parked car rubber necking :D
  7. ArtursF

    ArtursF XS400 Enthusiast

    Test fitted new silencers :)

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  8. xschris

    xschris XS400 Guru Top Contributor

  9. billday

    billday XS400 Enthusiast

    After taking apart the whole front end and checking and greasing the steering head bearings, I've put on my drag bars, bar end mirrors, new grips, and teeny little turn signals.


    I'm still hung up on my rear suspension -- I think I need at least one more thrust washer like the one in the picture to get the arm to swing freely when torqued to spec. Can anyone help?

    Cheers Bill

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  10. 16VGTIDave

    16VGTIDave XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    You have options for washers:

    - Your local dealer can still order them, part #90201-222F4-00 or 90201-224L4-00 are still available. They are different thickness, but the diagram I looked at didn't specify what.

    - Make your own. I'd suggest hardened steel.

    Make sure to keep the swing arm centered in the frame by having the same thickness of washers on either side of the pivot.
  11. 16VGTIDave

    16VGTIDave XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Cut out and moved the rear tank mount to accommodate my FJ600 tank. MIG welding at -8C is tougher than I thought it would be...
  12. N8Bishop

    N8Bishop XS400 Addict

    Watched the video of it running.... again... And dreamed of riding it this summer!!! :bike:
  13. Lou Ranger

    Lou Ranger Former xs400 Luddite Top Contributor

    You are convinced that there will be another summer?
    And you're not afraid it might be just another "hopey changey" thing?
  14. Scorpio1963

    Scorpio1963 XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Lou I was kinda thinking along the same lines this am,is this winter ever going to end and what in the world will I do when it Spring or summer finaly gets here?What this summer be like this year hot .cool and rainy I don't know but all I can do is think about what I need to do or want to do on my bike.IM SICK OF WINTER!:banghead:
  15. xschris

    xschris XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    It has been cold but we all need to remember it is winter after all:laugh: We have been spoiled by above average temps for so long now that when we get a normal winter we all start whining about it:wink2: If it is still like this in may then start bitching:D
  16. Amen Chris!
    Ordered my fork seals, oil, and gaiters yesterday. New grips and mirrors should be here soon as well for the drag bars. Looking forward to getting my arms out a little bit more, stock bars had me feeling like i had my arms in my lap being 6'3" and all...
    Still cant find a single carrier with maxim caliper seals so im just gunna take everything apart, clean it good, and hope to god that the seals are good enough to last.
    Also just scored a free 1989 kawasaki ninja 600r in need of tlc so ill have something to wrench on this summer while i rip around on the maxim :thumbsup:
  17. Spad

    Spad XS400 Addict

    thielb, gotta be some bikes out there that used the same calipers and seals like Honda or Kawasaki. We had our first snow last Thursday here in the desert side of Washington state, 6 or so inches of dry powder, but gonna be all gone when it warms up Tuesday...Spring is just around the corner (not sure what corner)..Good ridin is comin...:thumbsup:Spad
  18. ArtursF

    ArtursF XS400 Enthusiast

    Managed to finish exhaust today after work.

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  19. Scorpio1963

    Scorpio1963 XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    Very true but the older I get the more I hate it.Yeah I remember winters colder than this one perhaps Americans are just being wimps about winter:laugh:As for your comment if it still like this till may we can start bitching knock it off:wink2::laugh:You might jinks us.I do remember a while back we had a winter it didn't stop snowing to mid to late April,then the spring it rained and kept raining till mid June.
  20. xschris

    xschris XS400 Guru Top Contributor

    I remember having to use the wood stove the end of may:banghead:

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