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Author Topic: Suzuki GN400 Scrambler/Cafe Hybrid  (Read 87486 times)

Offline brandEn

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Re: Suzuki GN400 Scrambler/Cafe Hybrid
« Reply #10 on: Apr 06, 2012, 00:42:07 »
subscribed. Lookin sweet!

Offline peteGS

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Re: Suzuki GN400 Scrambler/Cafe Hybrid
« Reply #11 on: Apr 09, 2012, 09:19:35 »
Man I like your attention to detail... this is gonna come together nicely :)
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Re: Suzuki GN400 Scrambler/Cafe Hybrid
« Reply #12 on: Apr 09, 2012, 20:44:06 »
Mr.Job....I gotta say man, fantastic work all around! Timing and all.....I've been contemplating an 'Inappropriately Offroad' event for the Fall, basically taking any crapwagon bike you want, strip off all the garbage, spoon on some dirt tires and go thrash.
I fully anticipate seeing someone offroad a GL11100 (don't ask) but your bike is far more developed that what I'm proposing. My idea is more of a Ghettocross or Stupermoto type of thing...wish I'd coined those terms, makes me giggle every time I say it!

But anyway, lovely work I'll be following!
« Last Edit: Apr 09, 2012, 23:32:57 by Swagger »
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Re: Suzuki GN400 Scrambler/Cafe Hybrid
« Reply #13 on: Apr 10, 2012, 03:06:14 »
Well, a dirty version anyway. In fact the rule is no actual dirtbikes allowed.
All bikes will be welcome on the run but I plan to poke fun at anyone bringing a real dirtbike or dual sport. Crapwagons for the win!
.....there's no way that little rice cooker is going 100m/h when the work need to get up to those speeds includes a big fuck off fairing shaped like a giant cock. ~Staffy

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Re: Suzuki GN400 Scrambler/Cafe Hybrid
« Reply #14 on: Apr 10, 2012, 14:07:55 »
Special is one way to put it!
Back when I was dirt biking every weekend (I'm now dating myself) there were still guys careening thru the underbrush on stripped down Triumphs and BSAs. Dad and I rode with this kat named Nandor (the Great!), this crazy Hungarian guy about 5'2" of insaninty. He rode a Norton Comando with and Earle's front end and Fox air shocks. It was the goofiest and to my 14 year old mind the most terrifying and inspiring bike I'd seen to date. If it weighed less that 500lb I'd be stunned. You could in all truth hear it 3 miles away....just bonkers.

I'm hoping for similar insanity.
Oh there will be video.....Oh yes.
.....there's no way that little rice cooker is going 100m/h when the work need to get up to those speeds includes a big fuck off fairing shaped like a giant cock. ~Staffy

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Re: Suzuki GN400 Scrambler/Cafe Hybrid
« Reply #15 on: Apr 10, 2012, 22:32:52 »
Is that GN400 running a 6 volt system or a 12 volt system? If its 12 how did you convert it? And what kind of gas tank is that? That bike looks nice.

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Re: Suzuki GN400 Scrambler/Cafe Hybrid
« Reply #16 on: Apr 11, 2012, 14:07:23 »
Thanks for the info Here is a pic of my Suzuki I am currently rebuilding the front forks. I am new to motorcycles so I dont know alot about them. I would like to switch to a bigger rim on the front. DO you what rim off of what bike would fit the front of my suzuki so that I could put a bigger tire on the front like maybe a 110/90-18 tire instead of the 90/90-18 thats on it now? Your bike looks awesome. I cant wait to see how it turns out. Mine is coming along slowly.

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Re: Suzuki GN400 Scrambler/Cafe Hybrid
« Reply #17 on: Apr 11, 2012, 17:03:03 »
OK Cool I hadnt thought about switching to spoked rims, I like my mag wheels. So your hoping to build a cafe racer correct? I would like to go cafe with my bike. Im wondering how that gas tank is going to look when evrything is done. I was thinking of a manx style gas tank, but they are so expensive. If your clarke tank looks good maybe I will go that way. It looks like a good tank I just dont know if its the look I want. I have been looking at so many different tanks and seats its hard to decide what to do. Building a bobber would be easier I think. I could just build a rat bike. I dont know what to do yet but Im getting some good ideas from your build. keep up the good work.

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Re: Suzuki GN400 Scrambler/Cafe Hybrid
« Reply #18 on: Apr 11, 2012, 18:42:41 »
I agree with what your saying about the bobber not being very practical for riding, thats why I would like to go cafe because I like to ride for long periods of time and the cafe style also suits my riding style. I do like that yamaha tank I think that maybe Ill check out e-bay and see if I cann find one of those.

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Re: Suzuki GN400 Scrambler/Cafe Hybrid
« Reply #19 on: Apr 18, 2012, 12:08:26 »
Looking good, man.
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