Excess Four Hundred (XS400 Brat Build)

Rusnak_322

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Plus the wheel bearings look new, so that would save me an additional $30-ish dollars.


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Rusnak_322

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Anyone know if you need to upgrade your regulator when installing a Lithium battery if you have a CDI ignition? I read that the Lithium batteries don't like old bikes with higher charging voltage, is there any way to tell what that cut-off is? The bike is a 1980.

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Rusnak_322 said:
Anyone know if you need to upgrade your regulator when installing a Lithium battery if you have a CDI ignition? I read that the Lithium batteries don't like old bikes with higher charging voltage, is there any way to tell what that cut-off is? The bike is a 1980.

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Get a new reg/rec, these old bikes need them. The old ones are crap.
 

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My TO DO list


XS400 to Do:
Cut light into hoop
wheels to get blasted and then powder coated / painted
Weld bracket for rear brake master cylinder
Fix starter
Paint tank
Paint frame
Wiring
Rebuild carbs??
Build battery box and electronic holder


XS400 to Buy:
Tires
Tubes

Wheel bearings – Don’t need if painting
handle Bar / Triple clamp vibration plugs
Speedo
Headlight - $77.31
Front turn signals $12.99

Paint / clear
Engine paint
rear brake master cylinder $9.99
Shocks?
Grips
Battery - $114
Headlight mount - $14.99
Exhaust wrap - $11.80
Mufflers - $59 ea

Front master cylinder / Clutch perch
Brake lines - orange
Fork gaiters
Coils??
Chain??
Plate holder
Oil / filter
Regulator
Tank graphics
Orange plug wires
Mirror
Fuel filter / fuel line
F&R Brake pads???
Air filters???
 

Rusnak_322

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Rebuilt the starter motor, turned out to be a big pain. The king bolts holding it together were hard to get off, and then the rebuild kit I bought had way more parts then the starter did. Last, I had a hard time getting the gears to mesh correctly. I didn't know what the problem was, but when I would get it together it wouldn't spin by hand. Finally got it fix, installed and was able to turn the motor over pretty easily.













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I finally sucked it up and bought a blast cabinet. Got it on Craigslist for $100. It is a Harbor Freight and the reviews on the site said that it took around 4 hours to build, so driving 1 1/2 hours each way to pick it up was worth it.

Tried it out with some 80 grit glass from HF. Works great, wish I would have had it for the last 2 bikes I did. I spent so much time washing, degreasing, and wire wheeling parts to get them ready to paint.















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Rusnak_322

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Got a lot of parts in yesterday.

Headlight. Headlight mount. Mufflers. Exhaust wrap. Small battery.






Got lots more stuff on order, hope to get the wheels painted and tires mounted as well as pull the motor from the frame to clean and the de-tab the frame and paint.

Get close. Mid Aug is the deadline to get it on the road.


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Yes, that is a 18" dia wheel and it fit with plenty of room to move it around. I did need to take it out to flip it.


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Also getting some work done on the motor.

What is painted black now is the krinkle paint. The side covers will either be gloss or matte black.















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Rusnak_322

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Tank is House of Kolor Lapis Blue with a flat clear coat. Looks more semi gloss then matte





There will be some gloss black vinyl stripes on the side, either Yamaha like the inspiration pic or some speed blocks




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