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Author Topic: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.  (Read 48356 times)

Offline ILoveThumpers

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #150 on: Aug 12, 2013, 15:05:25 »
Loving this build. Don't know how I missed it! MisterOddJob's build has disappeared from the site; he had some really great fabrication shots and details on his build that I wish hadn't gone away.

I'm doing something similar with my GN400. It's an 80, with the gold/aluminum cast wheels. Rather than hunt down spoked wheels I'm going to use the wheels as a platform for the whole build. It's gonna be rad!

Great work; would love to see a video of it being ridden!

-Deek
There are only two types of riders: those who have dropped their bikes and those who will. Be prepared.

1980 Suzuki GN400. Stock... for now
1975 Honda GL1000. Reassembly has begun!

Offline cierrecart

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #151 on: Aug 15, 2013, 04:17:16 »
If ya don't mind...I'd like to use your seat design and pattern.

Sure thing man.  :)

Offline cierrecart

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #152 on: Aug 15, 2013, 04:20:30 »
Sure thing man.  :)

Here's one on a local canyon:


Here's one from my very first ride:

Offline Drey6

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #153 on: Sep 09, 2013, 18:13:15 »
Was that first video sped up to fit it in ? Looks pretty fast on those curves!
1975 Honda CB550
1980 Suzuki GS550 (673cc project)
1981 Honda CM400

Offline jordanarmstrong

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #154 on: Oct 05, 2013, 17:33:08 »
Hey Chris,
 im working on my own GN400 project but im running into CDI problems. I have 3 of them, all fried :(. i have a cdi and ignition coil on the way from a honda ch250 (Andy from the GN400 forum talked me into it) Im hoping that solves my no spark issue. Your bike has been a big inspiration for me through my build. my last bike was a cb750 and also being 5'7" it was way too big for me. this bike is the perfect size.
« Last Edit: Oct 28, 2013, 22:55:11 by jordanarmstrong »
1980 GN400x in progress

Offline jordanarmstrong

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #155 on: Oct 07, 2013, 16:45:43 »
Tank decals and header pipe baffle:



Where did you get the baffle and what size is it? (sorry if you have already answered this question, i looked but i couldnt find it if you had) I have been looking at a few but im not sure if an 8" would be too long for the area we have to work with. let me know please. Thanks Sir.
1980 GN400x in progress

Offline Doogie

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #156 on: Oct 08, 2013, 22:28:47 »
Dude, I just read this whole thread. Awesome build. Very clean and classy.

Very inspiring. Great work.

Offline UNCOILED

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #157 on: Oct 09, 2013, 14:15:36 »



Can you show a close up of wrench on the tank? How did you do that? I'm assuming its painted on or an indention of some sort?

Bike looks amazing by the way.

Offline Drey6

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Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #158 on: Oct 10, 2013, 00:32:48 »



Can you show a close up of wrench on the tank? How did you do that? I'm assuming its painted on or an indention of some sort?

Bike looks amazing by the way.

I think the wrench is a stamp added to the picture from the dude that took the photos, not sure that's actually on the tank. But I could be wrong.
1975 Honda CB550
1980 Suzuki GS550 (673cc project)
1981 Honda CM400

Offline cierrecart

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #159 on: Oct 10, 2013, 20:33:21 »
Hey guys, the wrench is just a Biltwell sticker I threw on there.

Unfortunately I can't help you on the cdi front Jordan, but the baffle is 4" long made for 1 1/2 pipes.  Got it off ebay, and 4" is the max you can go otherwise it will hit that first bend in the header pipe.  Still haven't got around to getting a Firestone for the front.