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    XS 400 rearsets

    ...or something that will fit with minimal fabrication.
    Bike is a 1979, the model with a rear disk brake.
    Preferably less than $100.
    Don't care about how ugly they are, just want function.
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    Look at this with your face-eyes.

    http://motodope.tumblr.com/

    Basically it's a website with pictures of motorcycles and motorcycle activities.

    Also partially an answer to the hot girls on hotter bikes request.
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    Methyl ethyl ketone, that's the neutralizer in...

    Methyl ethyl ketone, that's the neutralizer in the Kreem kit.
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    Methyl ethyl ketone, that's the neutralizer in...

    Methyl ethyl ketone, that's the neutralizer in the Kreem kit.
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    Plug the petcock port. 1/2 pint to a pint of...

    Plug the petcock port.
    1/2 pint to a pint of phosphoric acid.
    Fill tank to top with water.
    Depending on degree of rust, half an hour to a couple.
    Dump.
    Neutralize with a base. I think the Kreem...
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    Plug the petcock port. 1/2 pint to a pint of...

    Plug the petcock port.
    1/2 pint to a pint of phosphoric acid.
    Fill tank to top with water.
    Depending on degree of rust, half an hour to a couple.
    Dump.
    Neutralize with a base. I think the Kreem...
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    If those are fixies, damn. You build 'em?

    If those are fixies, damn.

    You build 'em?
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    If those are fixies, damn. You build 'em?

    If those are fixies, damn.

    You build 'em?
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    I took a piece of 1/2" round bar, bent it, stuck...

    I took a piece of 1/2" round bar, bent it, stuck the ends into the frame tubing, and welded it in.
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    What was the culprit? How many painkillers do...

    What was the culprit?

    How many painkillers do you have to take after 300 miles?
  11. Thread: XS 400 madness

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    The electrical system on my 79 XS 400 has...

    The electrical system on my 79 XS 400 has deteriorated over the years and right now is running on expedients. My problems have been about identical to yours. Since I don't know much about repair...
  12. Gotta be something wrong here, what is it?

    http://jonesboro.craigslist.org/mcy/1255314078.html

    I'm guessing he's never ridden it. Not to mention the absent title. Still, it's tempting. Waiting for a report on drivetrain, clutch, tranny,...
  13. Thread: Need a Tank

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    That's from a year ago. A lot of things look...

    That's from a year ago. A lot of things look different now, but the tank/seat combination are current.
  14. Thread: Need a Tank

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    http://lh6.ggpht.com/_BD7AawEiPHo/R8ZBkB5PR9I/AAAA...

    http://lh6.ggpht.com/_BD7AawEiPHo/R8ZBkB5PR9I/AAAAAAAAAEw/Hg_FFPQZ4Kg/s800/02272008Desert%20Rat%20mockup.JPG
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    The seat is one I fabbed myself, doesn't have any...

    The seat is one I fabbed myself, doesn't have any distinct style. I'll see if I can dredge up a picture of it. It's not integrated to the tail section (yet to be built) and for now is hinged on the...
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    There's a guy in Canada on ebay what has one from...

    There's a guy in Canada on ebay what has one from a 1977. He sent me a picture of the tunnel, and by all appearances it will fit. It's apparently 18" from front bushings to rear tab, which I'll...
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    Just ruling out up front the 1% that I already...

    Just ruling out up front the 1% that I already know won't fit.
  18. Thread: Need a Tank

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    Need a Tank

    I want to replace the bigass stock tank on my 79 XS400. I like the XS tanks that have all the corners, I'm guessing these were used on earlier models, as I can't track down that style with a credit...
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    My favorite vehicle is my ~16 lb Orbea Mitis. I...

    My favorite vehicle is my ~16 lb Orbea Mitis. I dream about places like that, both awake and asleep.
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    My favorite vehicle is my ~16 lb Orbea Mitis. I...

    My favorite vehicle is my ~16 lb Orbea Mitis. I dream about places like that, both awake and asleep.
  21. XS400 questions - Attn ssgtmass and coreyjdl

    My stock headlamp is disgustingly dim. Anybody know of a super bright replacement? Are the NOS better than they were in 1979?

    I'm about to service my fork. Are there any tricks that Clymer and...
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    I guess I wasn't explicit in pointing out that...

    I guess I wasn't explicit in pointing out that I'll be fabbing my own tail section. Seat is separate.
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    This is something I've been pondering for a...

    This is something I've been pondering for a couple weeks myself. The rear of the frame has been replaced with a section of 1/2" round bar bent into a U-shape and welded into the frame tubing. I've...
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    Didn't realize you were after racing info, wasn't...

    Didn't realize you were after racing info, wasn't trying to run you off.
    I drive a Ranger and have used those forums for troubleshooting, usually with reliable results. All the other stuff on there...
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    http://www.rangerpowersports.com

    http://www.rangerpowersports.com
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