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Old 04-03-2012, 09:52 PM   #46
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Its taking shape nicely ! - Looking good
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:18 AM   #47
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Really nice!

Im actually considering to treat my KLR in a similar kind of way...
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:47 AM   #48
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well done, looking good.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:10 PM   #49
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:36 PM   #50
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Im kinda stuck on what to do as far as hiding my battery and electronics. I need to make some sort of side cover to seal everything up. I have been trying to make an aluminum panel to if in the opening, but I just don't like it so far. any ideas. Thanks.



One possibility I just thought of would be to ad a piece of sheet metal onto the seat that would extend down the sides and cover the triangular opening in my sub frame. This is just a thought. this picture kinda shows the opening.

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Old 04-05-2012, 06:55 PM   #51
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Great project!
I really liked my XS400 and wanted to "lighten it up" some, but the suspension and brakes left soooo much to be desired. Clearly, problem solved with this build!


Adding the side panels, as an extension to your seat pan, will be the easiest to deal. They will be "removable" using the pre existing seat latch and you wont need to add additional pivots, hardware, latches, mounting points, etc.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:56 PM   #52
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don't do THAT. keep it open as much as possible. i suggest an under seat pan that dips down between the frame rails and utilize the space under that rear cowl. you should be able to make the pan deep enough to fit the 'lectrics in there and it'll be less noticeable because it's behind the frame, keeping that uber cool open frame look. i've seen some pics in the street tracker thread i think. might have been in the cafe racer thread. i'll dig and post links if i find them.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:32 AM   #53
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Yeah any pictures/idea would be helpful.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:57 PM   #54
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like this

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Old 04-06-2012, 05:04 PM   #55
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Well here is what i did. 14ga. alum. I still need to spend some time "fitting" the pieces so they look a little nicer, but I think it will get the job done. Thanks for all the ideas.





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Old 04-06-2012, 10:06 PM   #56
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That looks great.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:32 PM   #57
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niceee. I have had this picture of a xs400 on my computer for years.

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Old 04-08-2012, 10:40 PM   #58
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Well, I didn't work on the bike much this weekend. I took the tiger out for a nice back country ride on Saturday. I say 3 deer, 5 turkeys and a big red tailed hawk. It was nice to be on a bike instead of working on a bike. :) It was a nice brake. I did finish my side panels, and started making my seat pan (the part that will get upholstered). I think my original tail/seat prototype will work well for this. I just need to cut it down a little bit. I will post some pics once I get underway. I also got some material to make my bash plate out of. A friend of mine gave me a 4'x4' Sheet of .250 aluminum to cut what I need out of it. I also ordered all ballz fork seals, all ballz swing arm rebuild kit, and seal savers for the forks. Paint prep next week?............................................. .................maybe :) Happy Easter by the way.
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:26 PM   #59
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I got my rear tire today!!





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Old 04-10-2012, 07:57 PM   #60
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DUDE !! that looks Awesome! I am always so impressed when work like this rolls out of a private shop. I am a bit of a gearhead, Without the shop though.
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