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Author Topic: Excess Four Hundred (XS400 Brat Build)  (Read 5412 times)

Offline Rusnak_322

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Re: Excess Four Hundred (XS400 Brat Build)
« Reply #40 on: Aug 05, 2017, 23:59:30 »
Started reassembly. Need this ready for Mod vs Rockers next Saturday.

Here we are at 3:00 today.



Here we are at 4:00




And by 8:00







Light came out great. I used spray foam, then hogged it out with a dremel tool and used some body filler to finish it off and give it a nice surface to stick to.




I got a polished bolt kit, I put a lot of the head and starter bolts on before I put the motor in the frame as they are a bitch to get to.

Then later, after the motor is good and in, I remembered that I forgot to use the never seize, so they have to come out again anyway.




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Re: Excess Four Hundred (XS400 Brat Build)
« Reply #41 on: Aug 08, 2017, 21:59:55 »
Got the tires mounted. The exhaust and headlight installed and the bike started.

Still lots to do. Need a chain, have brake lines on order, need to finish wiring and the install the gauge. Also need to relocate the horn and figure out what shocks to get.













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Re: Excess Four Hundred (XS400 Brat Build)
« Reply #42 on: Aug 08, 2017, 22:03:31 »

















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Re: Excess Four Hundred (XS400 Brat Build)
« Reply #43 on: Aug 08, 2017, 23:09:34 »
You know I wasn't sold on the colors, but now that it's assembled it looks great. Nice work.
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Re: Excess Four Hundred (XS400 Brat Build)
« Reply #44 on: Aug 09, 2017, 22:45:30 »
Thanks, I wasn't a big fan of the tangerine wheels before we painted them, I wanted a brighter orange. But I like how it turned out.

I got the pipes wrapped and the trail tech gauge installed.

I have some wiring issues, the brake, tail and turn signals are wacky and the bike won't start on the button, just clicks. I had another starter solenoid and that does the same. I can't get the starter to run anymore, even when hooked up to the car battery.

I just rebuilt the starter and it was working fine.

Also, clutch is wonky, I have been playing with the adjuster under the sprocket cover but think that I need to rerun the cable.

Bike starts on first kick and ideals nice. I hope the brake lines come in tomorrow so I can ride!










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Re: Excess Four Hundred (XS400 Brat Build)
« Reply #45 on: Aug 10, 2017, 09:46:24 »
Inspiration vs reality








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Re: Excess Four Hundred (XS400 Brat Build)
« Reply #46 on: Aug 10, 2017, 22:44:54 »
Filled the tube with play sand and welded bolts to the ends.















That is where I am at. I need to come up with a way to bend the hoop to match the seat.

I also picked up everything we need to convert the rear 16" rim to a disk 18". That will allow better tire selection.






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Could you tell me more about this process. I want to have 18 inch wheels with disc brakes on my xs400. Where did you get the 18 inch mag for the rear set up?

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Excess Four Hundred (XS400 Brat Build)
« Reply #47 on: Aug 10, 2017, 23:17:12 »
eBay.
I found a seller with a rear wheel and all the other parts. He was parting bikes out and had everything for sale separately. He was asking crazy prices, like $9.99 just for rotor bolts. I sent him a question and offered to buy all of it for one price.

I think I paid $120 with shipping. I got the wheel, swingarm, caliper, caliper hanger,  two sets of the thing that the brake lever mounts to, a rotor, brake pads, axel and spacers, sprocket and just about all the hardware that I needed.

I bought a master cylinder that is for a dirt bike with no reservoir ($10 eBay new) and welded a bracket to the frame to mount it. I cut up some square tube that I got from Lowes for that. The I ordered a custom brake line ($70).

We didn't need a disk rear, but my wife wanted a disk front and the 18" rim allowed better choices of tires. I couldn't find a 18" front / 16" rear tire set that I liked. The other option would have been to lace up a 18" rim to the spoked rims that came with the bike and make another disk hub spokes rim fork for the front.




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Re: Excess Four Hundred (XS400 Brat Build)
« Reply #48 on: Aug 13, 2017, 10:00:17 »
Well the plan was to have it for Cleveland Mods vs Rockers yesterday. I got the bike done for my wife, but the ride ended early when the battery wasn't charging. I swapped out the rectifier and regulator but that didn't help. I need to look to see how to check to make sure that they are working and to check the stator. Any links to places that walk a dummy through that?

I had did research on the  Shorai battery, I thought that they were OK with the older rec/regs. I may need to buy a combo unit any recommendations?
















We still went to the bike show, she just had to ride her Ducati. Kinda hard to feel too bad about that.


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Re: Excess Four Hundred (XS400 Brat Build)
« Reply #49 on: Aug 17, 2017, 10:08:18 »
Here are some detail pics I took.
Ignore the wiring mess, I have charging issues.

















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