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Author Topic: XS400 café/tracker/scrambler  (Read 2873 times)

Offline offroadjeepin

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Re: XS400 café/tracker/scrambler
« Reply #10 on: Feb 22, 2017, 21:25:05 »
Nice! Did you wet the wrap to install? Was the tool the 1/4" ratchet extension with the slot cut in it?

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XS400 café/tracker/scrambler
« Reply #11 on: Feb 22, 2017, 23:14:48 »
Yeah, that is the tool I used.
I did it dry, that is what was recommended by the manufacturer. I started at the head, but I read that if you go the other way, the water will run down the wrap spiral and not go in to the pipe. My pipes we crappy looking chrome that I don't really care about, which is why I went with wrap.





« Last Edit: Feb 22, 2017, 23:19:10 by Rusnak_322 »

Offline offroadjeepin

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Re: XS400 café/tracker/scrambler
« Reply #12 on: Feb 23, 2017, 23:16:13 »
Looks awesome. Yeah I can see how going the other way would help with water. Did you apply any coating over the wrap?

Offline offroadjeepin

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Re: XS400 café/tracker/scrambler
« Reply #13 on: Feb 24, 2017, 19:30:23 »
Rear-sets came in today! Cant wait to get them installed.



Offline offroadjeepin

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Re: XS400 café/tracker/scrambler
« Reply #14 on: Feb 28, 2017, 19:23:37 »
Rear stock is here. Now to get a hoop for the swingarm bent up. Hope to get in the shop soon to make some progress.

Buell XB shock

Offline Stribolt

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Re: XS400 café/tracker/scrambler
« Reply #15 on: Mar 01, 2017, 01:36:22 »
Nice, ill be following this one


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Offline offroadjeepin

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Re: XS400 café/tracker/scrambler
« Reply #16 on: Mar 01, 2017, 21:33:01 »
Well not much of an update but here are some more pics of the exhaust. Header collars i turned from a solid on the lathe. Missed a dimension so i turned a small collar to bring the OD up a bit for the flange. I don't claim to be the best TIG welder but they will hold.





Offline offroadjeepin

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Re: XS400 café/tracker/scrambler
« Reply #17 on: Mar 08, 2017, 21:51:21 »
Not much of an update again but made some small progress. Started turning bungs to weld onto frame for rear-sets.  Got the swingarm hoop bent. Also ordered some goodies. Progressive front springs, tapered roller stem bearings. Got a CB160 headlight off Ebay. That will be getting a custom mount for a trail tech vapor from a member.




« Last Edit: Mar 08, 2017, 23:25:57 by offroadjeepin »

Offline offroadjeepin

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Re: XS400 café/tracker/scrambler
« Reply #18 on: Mar 13, 2017, 00:28:47 »
Another small update. Got the hoop welded on still needs side supports and shock mount. Got the forks pulled apart . Got the new spring in one of them and filled with oil. But I'm not sure I have the correct amount of fluid in them it seems like they come out of the oil when extended....





« Last Edit: Mar 13, 2017, 00:30:46 by offroadjeepin »

Offline offroadjeepin

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Re: XS400 café/tracker/scrambler
« Reply #19 on: Mar 13, 2017, 22:21:35 »
Got the stem bearings replaced. Loose ball to tapered. Its soooo smooth now. Also made a steering stop since it didn't have one....... there's a factory stop welded to frame on the top and the tabs are on tbe bottom triple clamp. PO had welded on very riskey piece of square stock with a allen bolt sticking out of one side. There wasnt much steering and it steered farther one way than the other. Anyway all fixed.