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Author Topic: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.  (Read 19120 times)

Offline cierrecart

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #15 on: Dec 13, 2012, 12:25:38 »
She's rollin....
Ordered some new all black shocks that are an inch longer.  Front height isn't set yet, but should be pretty close to this.

Offline budlite282

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #16 on: Dec 13, 2012, 13:09:44 »
This is kewl.......I likey..........!!!

What did you paint the wheels with, pleeeezzz?
« Last Edit: Dec 13, 2012, 13:12:28 by budlite282 »
2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail (Daily rider when not raining and cold)
1975 Honda CB750K5 (Daily rider when not raining and warm)
1974 Honda CB350F1 (In paint, still, and still)
1972 Honda CB100K2 (Tinker Toy)(Wife would be pissed, if she knew I had this one, shhhhhhh Need engine!!!!!!)
1984 Dodge D-50 (Daily driver, when raining, no matter hot or cold)
1990 Mitsubishi MM (On ramps, needs engine 2.4L, FI)

Offline cierrecart

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #17 on: Dec 13, 2012, 16:07:13 »
Duplicolor bedliner.  Cheap way of giving a tough finish that hides imperfections.  Used it on the frame too.  Powder coating just wasnt in the budget for this one.

Offline shamus

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #18 on: Dec 13, 2012, 16:19:29 »
I like where this is going.
My xs360 build:

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37624.msg408051#msg408051

1976 Yamaha XS360
1977 Yamaha TT500

Offline veaone

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #19 on: Dec 13, 2012, 16:41:07 »
It looks great. Love the agressive stance it has.

Offline cierrecart

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #20 on: Dec 13, 2012, 22:56:45 »
Got my powdercoated stuff in the mail, so I bolted a few of them on.





Offline budlite282

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #21 on: Dec 14, 2012, 08:38:35 »
It looks like you removed the sprocket hub and sprayed the whole thing with the bedliner, spokes and all.......would I be correct?

They really look good......seems, thats gonna be my course of action on my wheels too.
« Last Edit: Dec 14, 2012, 08:40:10 by budlite282 »
2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail (Daily rider when not raining and cold)
1975 Honda CB750K5 (Daily rider when not raining and warm)
1974 Honda CB350F1 (In paint, still, and still)
1972 Honda CB100K2 (Tinker Toy)(Wife would be pissed, if she knew I had this one, shhhhhhh Need engine!!!!!!)
1984 Dodge D-50 (Daily driver, when raining, no matter hot or cold)
1990 Mitsubishi MM (On ramps, needs engine 2.4L, FI)

Offline cierrecart

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #22 on: Dec 14, 2012, 14:02:55 »
Yup...exactly what I did.

Offline budlite282

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #23 on: Dec 14, 2012, 19:16:03 »
Yup...exactly what I did.

kewl.................. 8)

What kind of prep did you do?

« Last Edit: Dec 14, 2012, 19:17:34 by budlite282 »
2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail (Daily rider when not raining and cold)
1975 Honda CB750K5 (Daily rider when not raining and warm)
1974 Honda CB350F1 (In paint, still, and still)
1972 Honda CB100K2 (Tinker Toy)(Wife would be pissed, if she knew I had this one, shhhhhhh Need engine!!!!!!)
1984 Dodge D-50 (Daily driver, when raining, no matter hot or cold)
1990 Mitsubishi MM (On ramps, needs engine 2.4L, FI)

Offline cierrecart

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #24 on: Dec 15, 2012, 01:21:51 »
Cleaned really well, then wire wheeled it and scuffed with a scotchbrite pad. 

Offline cory.ahlersmeyer

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #25 on: Dec 17, 2012, 16:12:00 »
You happen to have the GN400 manual?

Offline cierrecart

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #26 on: Dec 17, 2012, 21:59:07 »
Nope, no manual.


I was out of town this weekend so I didn't get to work on the bike, but today I got a seat pan fabbed up.   

Offline cierrecart

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #27 on: Dec 18, 2012, 21:39:46 »
Cut and shaped a Walmart workout may today.  Glued 3 layers on, cut to shape then used a flap disc to shape it a bit.  Should be good enough.  I plan to have it professionally upholstered.  Looking at black leather/vinyl with red stitching in either tuck n roll or diamond pattern.


Offline shamus

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #28 on: Dec 19, 2012, 00:29:18 »
Cut and shaped a Walmart workout may today.  Glued 3 layers on, cut to shape then used a flap disc to shape it a bit.  Should be good enough.  I plan to have it professionally upholstered.  Looking at black leather/vinyl with red stitching in either tuck n roll or diamond pattern.



From the photos, it looks like you extended the foam well past the seat pan. Are you planning on bracing this in any way? I don't think it will hold up over time if it's upholstered as is.
My xs360 build:

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37624.msg408051#msg408051

1976 Yamaha XS360
1977 Yamaha TT500

Offline cierrecart

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Re: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.
« Reply #29 on: Dec 19, 2012, 03:37:53 »
That's exactly what I did.  On this bike, the cross brace is raised up quite a bit, and I didn't want to have a bend in the pan and foam at that point.  The "tongue" you see in the foam will be cut back a tad before covering, but just like in the Holiday Customs bike that inspired this, it will have an angled back cut towards the front of the pan.  I won't be sitting way up there anyways, so it should hold up fine..