I found this little scoot on the "FREE" page of a local website. Mind you with my big pig of a truck I suppose I burned $200 worth of gas driving down island to get it. It belonged to a guy
who passed away, was saved for years and then passed on to another guy.
Anyway, thanks very much to the donor who decided he had too many jobs on the go already.
It's suffered neglect in high moisture environments so the chrome is dismal with a few nasty pits in the forks.
I was curious to know exactly which model this XS400 is. I'm assuming that being made in 11/77 that it's a 1978 model? When you google 1978 XS400 you see a lot of flat sided tank models. Just wondering.
It's seized: no surprise there. I will spray half a can of penetrating oil in each jug and see what gives in a few days or weeks.
Oh, it's got 3,900 km on the dial. That was a nice surprise.
I just got a soda blaster so I'm interested in seeing what's left over after I blast the rust out of the chrome. I expect to find it leaves a lot of scabby chrome flakes standing up. We'll see.
Thanks for any advise.