Question for all you yamaha XS nuts

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chrisalchin
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Question for all you yamaha XS nuts

Post by chrisalchin » Thu May 10, 2012 7:40 am

So ive been offered a 1982 Yammy XS400 seca with a good motor, in reasonably good nick, for next to nothing. it does have a clutch issue that needs attentions, was told it needs a replacement clutch pack.
Now I would love to do a bratsyle/cafe look project with this thing, however the rear mono-shock swing arm is *#@** ugly. Like *#@** ugly as sin.... Would it be possible to get a swing arm from an earlier xs model, or are there any other bikes with a compatible swing arm, to convert this bike to dual-shocks? I know it will mean fabricating some top shock mounts. but Im sure if I make it look stock I can pass it through rego as factory.

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Re: Question for all you yamaha XS nuts

Post by Cromag » Thu May 10, 2012 7:06 pm

Just build it stock first, iron out the bugs, then go to town on it.......

seca was u g l y !

but i always wanted a 400/250 yammy twin. good sized bike.
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chrisalchin
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Re: Question for all you yamaha XS nuts

Post by chrisalchin » Thu May 10, 2012 7:23 pm

It is indeed ugly, and i dont think there is anything I can do to fix that... I might have a cb250rs coming my way 30hp single will make a great bratstyle street tracker


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Re: Question for all you yamaha XS nuts

Post by chrisalchin » Fri May 11, 2012 10:26 am

yeah i've seen that one mate, thanks though. But they will go for 2G at least. way to much for me to spend on a project. I would prefer to get something a little less complete to modify to my own taste. Still a nice bike, and I wonder why hes selling it so close to completion?

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