Yamaha xt350/400 hybrid!!

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by MILLENNIUM FALCON, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    I decided to bite the bullet and cut the exhaust. I'm really glad I did because it was so much easier than all the screwing around I had been doing before. I just made a cut, rotated the bend a few degrees and re-welded it an pow! now everything fits. This project should really take off now. My front tire came in the mail today. Its a metzler karoo. I picked it up off of ebay for $15.38 with 100 miles on it. It still has tits on it! It is a $115 tire. I was stoked. I also took a picture of the bike with the paint stripped off the tank to try and change the minds of all the XT tank haters out there. haha ;D

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  2. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    gonna fab some heat shields for those pod filters, right?
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  3. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Yeah I will most likely be fabbing some sort of heat/mud shield as well as wrapping the exhaust.
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  4. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Didnt work on the bike this weekend. Had a great weekend away with the wife. This was waiting in the mailbox when I got home

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  5. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Well I got some goodies in the mail today. Its starting to look a little more like a bike now. I know it looks funny with the red but you get the idea. I also got my battery mounted and started working on side covers. My rear tire is in the mail as well.

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  6. JimmyTheHog

    JimmyTheHog Low Speed Adventurer

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    Its taking shape nicely ! - Looking good :clap
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  7. Helikoptermann

    Helikoptermann bloody german...

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    Really nice!

    I´m actually considering to treat my KLR in a similar kind of way...
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  8. toucan

    toucan dumb ass

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    well done, looking good.
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  9. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    One more photo

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  10. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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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.

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    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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  11. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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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!:deal


    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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  12. Dorzok

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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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  13. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    Yeah any pictures/idea would be helpful.
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  14. Dorzok

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    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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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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  16. DRjoe

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    That looks great.
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  17. D1LL0N

    D1LL0N Riverdale Stomp, Baby.

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    niceee. I have had this picture of a xs400 on my computer for years.

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  18. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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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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  19. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    I got my rear tire today!!

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  20. PPCLI-Jim

    PPCLI-Jim Been here awhile

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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. :clap
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