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Author Topic: Back at it....this time with an 81 Suzuki GN400.  (Read 54389 times)

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 WhyNot

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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 needs carb work
1974 Honda CB350F2 needs tins painted (being lazy)
1972 Honda CB175K2 roller no engine
1972 Honda CB/CL350 Engines need roller
1972 Honda SL350K2 Frame for above engine
1972 Honda CB100K2 needs kicker shaft
1990 Mitsubishi MM needs engine rebuild
1984 Dodge D50 Beater DD since 1997

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 WhyNot

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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 needs carb work
1974 Honda CB350F2 needs tins painted (being lazy)
1972 Honda CB175K2 roller no engine
1972 Honda CB/CL350 Engines need roller
1972 Honda SL350K2 Frame for above engine
1972 Honda CB100K2 needs kicker shaft
1990 Mitsubishi MM needs engine rebuild
1984 Dodge D50 Beater DD since 1997

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. 

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..