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Author Topic: Down under, an idiot and a 400F  (Read 457730 times)

Offline hillsy

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Re: Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #80 on: Dec 11, 2011, 19:13:31 »
This is the stock system:
 

 
Specific to the 400f ...... and I think they are the most beautiful part of the bike.

Offline hillsy

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Re: Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #81 on: Dec 11, 2011, 19:37:51 »
Can anyone identify the headers, I thought they were stock  :-[

I'd need better pics to be sure, but they look like generic aftermarket 4-1 headers from the 70's that used to just slide into the collector. Hence you slide the stock collars over the collector ends, put the pipes in the collector and bolt them up.

Offline neevo

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Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #82 on: Dec 11, 2011, 23:56:36 »

I'd need better pics to be sure, but they look like generic aftermarket 4-1 headers from the 70's that used to just slide into the collector. Hence you slide the stock collars over the collector ends, put the pipes in the collector and bolt them up.

No problem. Have you heard of a removable collar on the end or is all the crud on these things making them super tight?


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Offline hillsy

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Re: Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #83 on: Dec 12, 2011, 00:01:09 »
The collars on the ends will either be welded or brazed on. You will more than likely ruin the pipes trying to remove them.
 
How are the joins at the collector? Are they slip in or welded up?

Offline Ryanh

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Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #84 on: Dec 12, 2011, 01:36:46 »
Why are you taking them Off anyway?

Offline neevo

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Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #85 on: Dec 12, 2011, 02:11:38 »
Why are you taking them Off anyway?

The chrome trims are filthy, plus I am looking to have some dents taken out of the headers, and going to have them treated afterwards (chrome or something close).


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Offline neevo

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Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #86 on: Dec 12, 2011, 02:19:47 »
Tore into the master cylinder, god knows why, I just can't help myself. I think the reality of this build is that everything is going to be taken apart, cleaned right up or replaced/customised.

The master cylinder worked but the washer was rusted in there. Took a good thump with a drift through the other side to get it out. The surface looks fine inside but a rebuild kit is needed to put it back together. Nice and clean:



Went to my local truck fab place and bought some 6mm and a huge piece of 3mm aluminium:



Going to make a custom mud guard for the bike out of this instead of putting the plastic one back on, anyone got suggestions on what to do with it? Was going to powdercoat with the frame if it doesn't get too chopped with road litter.

The 6mm got turned into a brake arm:



Needs some fine tuning on one edge, plus it's marked up for drilling alternately large and small holes:



Eyeing up a few drill presses on eBay to do the job right, plus I can drill my brake disc with it too.
« Last Edit: Dec 12, 2011, 02:21:23 by neevo »


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Offline Kwality

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Re: Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #87 on: Dec 12, 2011, 04:38:02 »
Neevo - David Silvers in the UK sell an aftermarket master cylinder, complete with lever, that looks very similar to the OEM version, for about the same price as a rebuild kit.  For your consideration.

Offline Ianmallee

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Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #88 on: Dec 12, 2011, 04:43:03 »
Nice work...interested to see how the tank finishes. Planning to do the same with my tank. Not sure if I'll be cutting and welding it back up myself or to hammer it in.
Forget eBay on the drill press. Picked mine up from supercheap for $70 last week and think they're still on sale

Offline neevo

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Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #89 on: Dec 12, 2011, 04:54:49 »
Forget eBay on the drill press. Picked mine up from supercheap for $70 last week and think they're still on sale

Really! Awesome!!!!!! Got some pics?

Edit: can't see them on the website, might have to pop in to check.
« Last Edit: Dec 12, 2011, 05:05:12 by neevo »


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