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Hello all 14 May 2019 20:52 #1

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I thought I would make my first post and say hi! I found this site while doing a google search for MX400B and came across GFrench’s MX400 conversion.

I am just about done restoring my 1979 IT400 and I getting ready to start tearing into a new to me 1975 MX400B that I purchased a few weeks ago from the original owner who bought in new in 1975.

This seems like a great site and I have already learned some things and I know as I read more I will definitely learn a lot more.
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Hello all 14 May 2019 21:08 #2

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Welcome!
IT looks great. Can I ask where you got your tank decals? &
How did you get such a good looking finish on your plastics?
When you get started on the MX build post, w/pics, as you go along, lots of help here if you need it.

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Hi from down under in NZ. MX400B, man lucky you. I had an MX250B new in "75, worked for the local dealer back then. Great bike, bit heavy although we didn't know any better lol, unless you'd had enough money earlier to buy a YZ360B worksy type monoshock fragile bike. My "75 was solid strong & reliable & the 400's equally so. Cheers.

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Hello all 14 May 2019 21:35 #4

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Steve F wrote: Welcome!
IT looks great. Can I ask where you got your tank decals? &
How did you get such a good looking finish on your plastics?
When you get started on the MX build post, w/pics, as you go along, lots of help here if you need it.


Hey thanks so much Steve I got all the decals at DC plastics. They have quite a good selection. I polished the tank I started by sanding with 320, 500, 800, 1000, 1200, 1500, 2000 then polished it with a wool buffing pad and it turned out pretty darn good. I’m pleased with it other than the color but nothing I can really do about it, it’s stained from the inside from fuel.
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Hello all 14 May 2019 21:38 #5

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RT325 wrote: Hi from down under in NZ. MX400B, man lucky you. I had an MX250B new in "75, worked for the local dealer back then. Great bike, bit heavy although we didn't know any better lol, unless you'd had enough money earlier to buy a YZ360B worksy type monoshock fragile bike. My "75 was solid strong & reliable & the 400's equally so. Cheers.


Thanks for saying hello. Yeah I feel pretty lucky to have found the MX400B I’m excited to get going on it. And yes your right the thing is wicked heavy.

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