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Author Topic: 1981 Yamaha XS 400 Special II Cafe Racer build  (Read 40311 times)

Offline riotten22

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Re: 1981 Yamaha XS 400 Special II Cafe Racer build
« Reply #30 on: Mar 11, 2012, 17:57:11 »
Modified original Gauge Cluster mount to hold just the Speedo. Thinking i might bring it a bit closer to the ignition switch and lower it just a bit more.




Offline riotten22

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Re: 1981 Yamaha XS 400 Special II Cafe Racer build
« Reply #31 on: Mar 11, 2012, 18:07:10 »
Latest exhaust mock up. I am digging it ... Imagine it in a Matte Black powder coat





Offline riotten22

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Re: 1981 Yamaha XS 400 Special II Cafe Racer build
« Reply #33 on: Mar 11, 2012, 21:28:00 »
Waiting on my 2 to 1 intake manifold that Choppersprocket from The Chopper Underground forum is building for me.

http://www.thechopperunderground.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=37649&hl=xs400


Offline john83

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Re: 1981 Yamaha XS 400 Special II Cafe Racer build
« Reply #34 on: Mar 11, 2012, 23:24:00 »
Nice looking work!

Offline riotten22

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Re: 1981 Yamaha XS 400 Special II Cafe Racer build
« Reply #35 on: Mar 18, 2012, 22:54:11 »
Well I got my speedo mounted, Ignition switch lowered and bars mounted.  Tank and Seat are off to be painted its starting to all come together.




Offline riotten22

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Re: 1981 Yamaha XS 400 Special II Cafe Racer build
« Reply #36 on: Mar 22, 2012, 22:57:01 »
Exhaust powder coated, and i picked up a 1970 Honda CL350 for my next project. I want to make a Girl with the dragon tattoo clone bike. The pic makes it look better than it is ! Very rough shape.




Offline riotten22

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Re: 1981 Yamaha XS 400 Special II Cafe Racer build
« Reply #37 on: Mar 23, 2012, 17:04:11 »
Well my painter snapped these pics, Unfortunately I wanted "Corvette Cyber Grey Metallic" Not the same silver as I used on my CB350F. Its a shame cause the paint looked so good ! He is going to redo it in cyber grey so hopefully in the end it will be killer.


Offline john83

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Re: 1981 Yamaha XS 400 Special II Cafe Racer build
« Reply #38 on: Mar 24, 2012, 13:26:12 »
Looks really nice. Are those Benji peices? Sorry, haven't read the whole thread.

Offline riotten22

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Re: 1981 Yamaha XS 400 Special II Cafe Racer build
« Reply #39 on: Mar 24, 2012, 16:55:26 »
Looks really nice. Are those Benji peices? Sorry, haven't read the whole thread.

Yes Benjies Dolphin kit

Offline riotten22

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Re: 1981 Yamaha XS 400 Special II Cafe Racer build
« Reply #40 on: Mar 25, 2012, 20:16:18 »
With the big tires and longer shocks I had to lengthen my kickstand. I added 3 inches and it probably could have used another inch or so.  Took a couple better pics of the bike, its all ready for the painted tank / seat. Hopefully my intake will be here at the end of the week too.





A little help from my little man Breckin :)





Offline MILLENNIUM FALCON

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Re: 1981 Yamaha XS 400 Special II Cafe Racer build
« Reply #41 on: Mar 25, 2012, 21:10:55 »
Your bike is looking great! love the exhaust and the beefy tires. I used your idea for my build. http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=32151.150 Our bikes may be very different but they have the same power plant. I cant wait to see how your bike turns out. Good luck.  Ps I want to hear a video of that beast running!

Offline kwazykid

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Re: 1981 Yamaha XS 400 Special II Cafe Racer build
« Reply #42 on: Mar 25, 2012, 22:34:45 »
love the exhaust and the beefy tires.

+1
Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul

Offline riotten22

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Re: 1981 Yamaha XS 400 Special II Cafe Racer build
« Reply #43 on: Mar 26, 2012, 12:38:55 »
Fresh paint !  Now thats the Cyber Grey Metallic I had in mind :) Looks stunning


Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: 1981 Yamaha XS 400 Special II Cafe Racer build
« Reply #44 on: Mar 26, 2012, 13:03:13 »
Yes sir, good looking scoot.
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