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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MILLENNIUM FALCON, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    looking great, and nothing like an xs :D
     
  2. Now I just need to figure out how to enclose my batt/electrionics. Any ideas??



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  3. maybe you can make some number plate like sidecovers out of the original fiberglass tail
     
  4. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    mount alloy panels inside the tubes, that way it will still look more business like and won't extend the seat base.

    You could also louvre them for a bit of panache :)
     
  5. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    this look sgood

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  6. Pork Chop

    Pork Chop XS400 Junkie

    I agree with Drewpy with mounting inboard of the tubs. How about some bling?
     
  7. Well here is what i did. 14ga. alum. I still need to spend some time "fitting" the pieces so they look a little nicer, but I think it will get the job done. Thanks for all the ideas. I wanted to make a drop pan inside the frame rails but my battery takes up a lot of space and these stinking xs400's have to many electric gizmos to hide. :)

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  8. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    they'll go well polished against the black rails
     
  9. Pork Chop

    Pork Chop XS400 Junkie

    Looks great.

    How about a bash/skid plate to protect the oil filter etc? ... yes i have broken fins on my oil filter cover.
     
  10. Yeah I have some beefy aluminum I'm going to make the Bash plate out of. I just need to get someone to weld it for me.
     
  11. Well, I didn't work on the bike much this weekend. I took the tiger out for a nice back country ride on Saturday. I say 3 deer, 5 turkeys and a big red tailed hawk. It was nice to be on a bike instead of working on a bike. :) It was a nice brake. I did finish my side panels, and started making my seat pan (the part that will get upholstered). I think my original tail/seat prototype will work well for this. I just need to cut it down a little bit. I will post some pics once I get underway. I also got some material to make my bash plate out of. A friend of mine gave me a 4'x4' Sheet of .250 aluminum to cut what I need out of it. I also ordered all ballz fork seals, all ballz swing arm rebuild kit, and seal savers for the forks. Paint prep next week?..............................................................maybe :) Happy Easter by the way.
     
  12. xschris

    xschris XS400 Guru Top Contributor

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    Can't wait to see it done:bike:
     
  13. frwinks

    frwinks XS400 Addict

    those side panels look da biz..nice choice:thumbsup:
     
  14. Thanks I wasn't sure about them but I like how they turned out. They get the jOb done.

     
  15. More mysterious boxes appeared at my house today. ;) My swing arm kit and the front and rear tubes have arrived.

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  16. I started working on my skid plate today. I still have some trimming and fitting to do, but at least I started it. This stuff was hard to bend. It will definitely be tough enough. I will be putting some speed holes in it once its finished.

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  17. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    that's cool, it counters the fuel tank and ties it all in. :thumbsup:
     
  18. volcomskater77

    volcomskater77 XS400 Chopophile Top Contributor

    DAMN! thats a lot of skidplate! itll look good all trimmed up. and agreed with drewpy
     
  19. Skid plate done. I just welded threaded mounts to the frame and used stainless counter sunk screws.

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