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Author Topic: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.  (Read 28529 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
1975 Honda CB750K5
1974 Honda CB350F2
1972 Honda CB175K2
1972 Honda CB100K2
1984 Dodge D-50

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
1975 Honda CB750K5
1974 Honda CB350F2
1972 Honda CB175K2
1972 Honda CB100K2
1984 Dodge D-50

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
1975 Honda CB750K5
1974 Honda CB350F2
1972 Honda CB175K2
1972 Honda CB100K2
1984 Dodge D-50

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..