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

Offline Big Rich

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #170 on: Jul 11, 2014, 01:36:49 »
I hope I read that wrong Indy. Lower the forks 4.5"?

Offline Drey6

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #171 on: Jul 11, 2014, 02:20:33 »

Just picked up a GN400 for my first bike... love the stance that you gave this bike. How many inches did you lower the front total? and what size rear shocks did you use? Also is it necessary to raise the back if I just lower the forks about 4.5 inches?
1975 Honda CB550
1980 Suzuki GS550 (673cc project)
1981 Honda CM400

Offline INDYRACER44

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #172 on: Jul 11, 2014, 10:17:36 »
I hope I read that wrong Indy. Lower the forks 4.5"?

Well he lowered the forks internally about 3.5 inches and raised them couple of inches for clip on handlebars... I just was wondering if I kept the stock shock absorbers on the GN400 how much could I raise the forks?? Im 6'0 tall so if I raised the front and back just like he did would the bike be too small? I like the stance for this bike and want to replicate it.
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Offline CBray4

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #173 on: Jan 22, 2015, 23:10:18 »
I know it's been forever since anyone has posted on this but I was wondering how you painted your header and muffler. I have the same bike and same muffler but mine is chrome and I like the look of the flat black. Did you use the same paint you used for the wheels and frame?
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Offline Tijmen

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #174 on: Jan 23, 2015, 11:06:36 »
I know it's been forever since anyone has posted on this but I was wondering how you painted your header and muffler. I have the same bike and same muffler but mine is chrome and I like the look of the flat black. Did you use the same paint you used for the wheels and frame?
This should work:

http://www.vhtpaint.com/products/flameproof/


Offline Madmannc

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #175 on: Jan 23, 2015, 17:35:05 »
What made you change the emgo muffler with the megaphone one?
Bear with me; I'm a noob at this.

Offline sivilized

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #176 on: Jan 25, 2015, 19:47:11 »
This really came out great. Congrats! Love the stance.
1985 Kawasaki GPz 550
1979 Suzuki GS 425

Offline Madmannc

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #177 on: May 29, 2015, 22:33:38 »
Hey there, would love to get an update on how the bike is holding up; the engine paint, the seat, etc...how is it?
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Offline Drey6

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #178 on: May 30, 2015, 01:34:07 »

Hey there, would love to get an update on how the bike is holding up; the engine paint, the seat, etc...how is it?
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1975 Honda CB550
1980 Suzuki GS550 (673cc project)
1981 Honda CM400