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TOPIC: GFrench- Turning IT 400 into MX 400

GFrench- Turning IT 400 into MX 400 05 Jan 2019 20:36 #111

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She's a Peach !

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GFrench- Turning IT 400 into MX 400 06 Jan 2019 11:44 #112

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So.... you can't have an MX'er with now way of keeping track of the miles you have ridden out... So digging thru my parts found the original Trip Meter that came on my 84 IT490...

Since this bike already had the extra speed hub on the front wheel... just a matter of fabing up a mounting bracket and mounting it up... Will work great.













Also had an extra Clutch Easy Pull laying around so decided to give it a shot... What a difference! This bike had a real heavy clutch at the lever and now pulls like a feather.

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If it ain't smokin', it's broken!
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GFrench- Turning IT 400 into MX 400 06 Jan 2019 13:42 #113

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That easy pull is cool I'm just waiting for my hydraulic clutch conversion to arrive so it's easier to pull looking at doing hydraulic drum front brake too. Was cheaper to go hydraulic than it was to buy a new cable lol

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GFrench- Turning IT 400 into MX 400 20 Jan 2019 11:10 #114

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Final Stages!

Getting closer to wrapping things up... Need to Install Skid Plate- New Chain Fresh Fluids and go back thru everything again to make sure it is 100% ready to ride- Then it will be time to start the bike and start the break in process.














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If it ain't smokin', it's broken!
1970 RT1 360
1970 RT1 360
1971 CT1 175
1971 DT1 250
1971 DT1 250
1971 RT1 360
1971 RT1 360 "Black Widow"
1974 DT 360
1976 IT 400
1978 XT 500
1980 YZ 465
1984 IT 490

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GFrench- Turning IT 400 into MX 400 20 Jan 2019 11:42 #115

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If you were to stud those tires and bring that bike out on the frozen bay where they drag race bikes and sleds near my house you would be swarmed with gawkers.
Simply Wicked Machine.
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GFrench- Turning IT 400 into MX 400 20 Jan 2019 20:09 #116

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That thing is just Gorgeous! There aren't enough words!
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No Good Story ever started with a Salad . . .

GFrench- Turning IT 400 into MX 400 21 Jan 2019 03:59 #117

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Every time I get a notification I get excited for the video of it running I'm on the edge of my seat lol
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GFrench- Turning IT 400 into MX 400 21 Jan 2019 07:07 #118

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Delcowizzid wrote: Every time I get a notification I get excited for the video of it running I'm on the edge of my seat lol


Soon! Stay tuned :)
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If it ain't smokin', it's broken!
1970 RT1 360
1970 RT1 360
1971 CT1 175
1971 DT1 250
1971 DT1 250
1971 RT1 360
1971 RT1 360 "Black Widow"
1974 DT 360
1976 IT 400
1978 XT 500
1980 YZ 465
1984 IT 490

GFrench- Turning IT 400 into MX 400 21 Jan 2019 08:49 #119

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GFrench wrote:

Delcowizzid wrote: Every time I get a notification I get excited for the video of it running I'm on the edge of my seat lol


Soon! Stay tuned :)


Yeah, we all what to here it running,............... don't you just love the smell of two stroke in the morning. :likey
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Thanks Mark
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GFrench- Turning IT 400 into MX 400 21 Jan 2019 10:09 #120

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What a fabulous story and a great bike, I followed it through all the turns, now we need the video. Thank you
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