1. C

    78 Xs400 2e starting issues

    So I got a non running 78 xs400 2e about 6 months ago and been slowly working and learning about it. Got carbs rebuilt, new clutch lever cable, plugs, charged battery, new oil amd filter, cleaned tank amd put fresh gas. The battery needs replaced. It won't charge fully. But, trying to...
  2. Daniel Moulton

    New XS500 member, I hope you'll accept me. Starting frustration

    I know the xs500 is a bit of a downer in the XS line but I cant find a forum for them, so I hope youll accept me. I am working on a 76 XS500 cafe. I picked up the bike up for $100. After a lot of work I tested to see if it would run and I got it running enough to give me the confidence to keep...
  3. CaptChrome

    81 XS400H – putting the Trusty back into Rusty

    Hi everyone. I just got my title to a just purchased XS400H and joined the forum. What a great resource this place is! I have already availed myself of the posted Service Manuals and they are going to be invaluable – thanks to those that took the time to scan and post them. My bike has suffered...
  4. Yolandamaha

    Where do I start?

    Hello! Brand new here. I'm not new to riding, but this is my first project bike. I've wrenched on my old 96 XJ for the last 8 years (anyone interested? she's for sale). I just scooped up an 82 and looking for a good place to start. She'll crank up but I know I need a clutch rebuild and rear...
  5. Echo

    '82 XS400R Seca refurbishment thread

    A couple weeks back I bought myself a new project bike. This is my first real restoration project (and my first bike, technically). Today I finally got the old girl home, a 1982 Seca, imported to Norway from the US back in '99. She was sat down in Bergen for a couple weeks after I bought her...
  6. N

    For Sale - 1977 XS400 project bike

    Bought this bike over summer, moved off to school before I had time to get it in riding condition again. Started fine when I had it, but ran on one cylinder. Needs new piston rings, valve seals, etc. Previous owner had made this into a scrambler type thing. I was planning on turning it back...
  7. klootwyk

    No Key!?!? What do i do?

    So I've recently picked up a 1983 maxim 400 project bike, problem is it came with no key! Don't worry, it's not stolen. Lived it's life on a farm, hasn't been used in years, keys disappear (sadly).. So I want to start tearing this bike apart and see what I'm working with. But I can't open the...
  8. klootwyk

    help me decide !

    I'm considering purchasing a 1983 maxim 400 that I've foud cheap locally. problem is that it has been sitting outside for years, with the clutch cover off. other than that the bike looks to have everything on it, except the front brake lever. I can purchase it for $100. is it worth it, or am i...
  9. ThomasLoco

    1978 XS 400 Cafe Racer from Germany

    Hi guys:), my name is Thomas, I'm 23 years old and IT-ecomics-student, located in germany right next to the alps:cool:. I ride since I'm 18, when I started on a Husqvarna Supermoto. My bike for daily adventures is a 2014 Triumph Street Triple R with lots of mods. I would like to show you my...
  10. Kbarkilr

    1978 XS400 - Project has begun!

    Hi All: Just thought I would share a few pics of what she started life as and the bit of progress that I've made.