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  1. Cysquatch

    1980 Yamaha XS400G Cafe Racer

    I guess the most important part is trying to keep it centered, thanks for the input gents!
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    1980 Yamaha XS400G Cafe Racer

    Thanks Brodie. Since I took this picture I had a buddy at work weld a nut to try and get it out that way. After two attempts that didn't work. Honestly at this point I'm thinking of sending it to a machine shop. I didn't think of trying a multiple day heat/cool cycle. I may give that a try...
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    Anodizing Aluminum parts?

    Yes, my fork lowers are cast. On top of that they aren't in the greatest shape. Probably wouldn't end up looking good
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    Anodizing Aluminum parts?

    Great info, thanks a bunch. Sounds like this wouldn't be the route to go then. I appreciate the quick reply!
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    Anodizing Aluminum parts?

    I see a lot of builds with parts being painted, powder coated, vapor blasted. I have yet to come across anyone who had something anodized. I'm sure it has been done. My understanding of anodizing its superior in a bunch of ways. I'm thinking of doing the lower part of my forks. Any input on...
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    1980 Yamaha XS400G Cafe Racer

    So Im starting to slowly strip all the loose parts off the pieces im sending out to get vapor blasted. Of course everything was going fine until......f#%k! Any suggestions? I really do not want to even attempt an easy out, ive had a success rate of 0%
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    1980 Yamaha XS400G Cafe Racer

    Thanks for the encouragement! It's been fun tinkering with and getting it up and running. I really look forward to getting into the fine details. Honestly I've never been much for posting builds/projects on forums, but I thought I'd give it a try and see if anyone finds it interesting to follow.
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    1980 Yamaha XS400G Cafe Racer

    I managed to pull the motor and get it just past this point pulling the cylinder jugs off. My dumbass dropped the cam chain in the case :eek:. At this point im trying to decide whether to get everything vapor blasted, or degrease, paint, polish. Any opinions, or input on that matter?
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    1980 Yamaha XS400G Cafe Racer

    So this past riding season I managed to put about 500 miles on the bike. I started to notice one one cylinder burning oil pretty good. I decided it was time to tear it back down. I have a tight budget at this point, so it will be slow going, but hoping within the next year to have a fully...
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    Diagnosing electric start Yamaha XS400

    Just as an update, I bypassed the relay just to test the starter, it turned. So I ordered up a relay. Hopefully that resolves my issue. Thanks everyone for the help
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    Diagnosing electric start Yamaha XS400

    Thanks! Electrical is far from my specialty. o_O
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    Diagnosing electric start Yamaha XS400

    When I started my project the electric start worked fine. Fast forward to now, the electric start does not work. I checked all the connections, they looked good. I'm guessing its the starter relay? Is there a good way to test it? Thanks
  13. Cysquatch

    1980 Yamaha XS400G Cafe Racer

    I picked this barn dweller up last October for the sum of $100, with big dreams of making something of it. As you see it in the picture is how I picked it up. It appears someone tried their hand at some customization, lol. A lot of parts were missing, Including the seat, air boxes, battery...
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    New guy with a project

    I've lurked around here for a few years following some beautiful builds. Now I have one of my own. A 1980 Yamaha XS400G. I plan on starting a project post. I look forward to talking with some like minded people around here! Heres a picture of how I received the bike. I got it for $100 This...
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