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Author Topic: Suzuki GN400 Scrambler/Cafe Hybrid  (Read 80765 times)

Offline teabowl13

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Re: Suzuki GN400 Scrambler/Cafe Hybrid
« Reply #40 on: Apr 20, 2012, 18:59:56 »
Your dual headlights are AMAZING!! I love what you've done with this.
And by the way, after searching high and low... I got the very same turn signals! I really wanted dual filaments, especially in the rear because I will have a fairly small-ish vintage taillight. (I haven't any new pics to post because the bike is two states away in someone else's hands, but progress is being made, and with luck you and I shall be on the road around the same time... WHEEE!!)

Cheers!!
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Offline Swagger

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Re: Suzuki GN400 Scrambler/Cafe Hybrid
« Reply #41 on: Apr 20, 2012, 21:02:52 »
Mefo Explorers.....well whadaya know?! I learned of new bitchen tires today! I love this joint (and this bike)
.....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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Offline teabowl13

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Re: Suzuki GN400 Scrambler/Cafe Hybrid
« Reply #42 on: Apr 21, 2012, 11:27:36 »

I also wanted to be able to use 1157 LED bulbs.
I'm switching out every bulb to an LED to save some amperage draw...

I was hoping to do the same thing, but a quick search on Ebay didn't turn up any 2-filament LED replacement bulbs.
If you found some LED bulbs that fit these signals, I'd kiss your feet for sharing your source... or maybe just owe you a beer.



This is the taillight I am using; it's an old BSA rocket light; there are three bulbs inside. One in the center that is pretty standard, but there are two on the sides where the cones are that are super-small, and screw into mounts that are made  from col springs. The original unit is 6V, like yours, but amazingly, our local Napa had 12V bulbs that FIT! I hooked them up to the battery, and they are quite a bit brighter than I was expecting, but I will be running a teeny-tiny Lithium-ion battery, and although the charging system is set up for 12V, and is fairly modern, it would be nice not to tax it too too much with the extra running lights...

I should have my bike in hand within the month; once Jay finishes the frame welding and paint, he'll re-assemble it and drag it up here for all of the final tweaks... Still not sure how all of the electrical stuff is going to get done... details details....

CHEERS!
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Offline peteGS

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Re: Suzuki GN400 Scrambler/Cafe Hybrid
« Reply #43 on: Apr 22, 2012, 08:46:43 »
Definitely a high pipe
And actually 1 into 1. The GN is a thumper.
It will be very similar to this except with a larger reverse megaphone muffler.





Aaah I thought the 250 was a thumper and the 400 a twin... that sort of pipe should be a perfect fit, and reverse megaphone all the way! I almost made the mistake of going for a Dunstall style end cap when I was getting Tranzac to make mine, but called him back as soon as I got home to change my mind and go with the reverse mega... so glad I did!
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Offline teabowl13

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Re: Suzuki GN400 Scrambler/Cafe Hybrid
« Reply #44 on: Apr 23, 2012, 09:34:56 »
What vintage is your tail light?
Is that an aluminum casting?


Honestly, I'm not sure about the taillight; It's from a BSA; late '50s / Early 60's I think. I found it on Ebay; guy selling it wasn't sure what it was, and I didn't find out until after I owned it. I just did a search for "vintage tail lights" and there it was... I've only seen one or two others on there since "BSA Rocket Tailight" is all I know about it.

The casting is aluminum; I bought that separately. It's a generic vintage looking Repro that fits any of the old Lucas style lights from the British bikes. That rocket light just bolted right in like a glove.

Any help on those bulbs would be awesome! Also, let me know if I need a modulator-mc-thing-a-ma-jiggie to run the LED turn signals; I would assume so....

CHEERS!
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Offline teabowl13

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Re: Suzuki GN400 Scrambler/Cafe Hybrid
« Reply #45 on: Apr 23, 2012, 16:26:48 »
I figured as much about the blinker thingie...
Swivel tells me that taillight is probably from a BSA Rocket-3. Got no reason to doubt him!

A quick google search turned up this replacement lens:
http://smmotorco.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=19&products_id=388
Maybe these guys know what it will really fit...
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Offline peteGS

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Re: Suzuki GN400 Scrambler/Cafe Hybrid
« Reply #46 on: Apr 25, 2012, 16:42:16 »
Awesome! Love that attention to detail!
 
I need to do exactly the same thing and it looks like Suzuki used the same tach drive on both our bikes.
 
I have the block off plate from the later GS1100 that has an electronic tach ready to go in, but I've managed to round off the head of the nut holding it in.
 
I really like you plug there, nice work!
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Offline Swagger

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Re: Suzuki GN400 Scrambler/Cafe Hybrid
« Reply #47 on: Apr 25, 2012, 19:09:37 »
...but YOU made it.
.....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

Weiner tetanus is nothing to scoff at. ~JustinLonghorn

Offline massey65

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Re: Suzuki GN400 Scrambler/Cafe Hybrid
« Reply #48 on: Apr 25, 2012, 19:12:40 »
Hey man your getting alot further than I would have. I can only hope and pray that my GN400 will ever start shaping up like yours and the same gpes for the end result thats coming. Keep up the good work. Later.

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Re: Suzuki GN400 Scrambler/Cafe Hybrid
« Reply #49 on: Apr 25, 2012, 20:12:48 »
...but YOU made it.
True. And I'm sure mine is lighter so its the racing version...