I sold my XJ400 in 2007, and expected never to see it again in my garage. But 2 years later this bike returned back to me, being a little bit crashed here, and more than bit smashed there, and in completely non-functioning condition after non-fatal road accident. The former owner (of the bike) knew about my search for custom bike creation base and proposed me to get XJ back.
So this story begins six years ago, with one slightly mad winter drive. It was an early morning when me and my old chap kicked out rear seats from his car, and started our two hundred and fifty kilometers run. It might be a short distance, if not overnight snowfall which continued for all that day, that made a trip much longer.
But my friend is that type of guy, who rides or drives clear and fast all vehicles with at least two wheels attached, so we were in point of destination in time.
Over there we participated in a quest named “How to shove a motorcycle into the little car’s trunk”, which we’ve completed successfully.
- Front fork tubes;
- Dashboard and ignition switch;
- Rear shocks;
- Tank ;
- Rear plastic tails and lightning’s;
- Seat and luggage rack;
And frame’s rear part needed to be repaired.
At that time I also bought a quite a few of XJ550 parts and during month I completed all emergency works .
Even simply stripped bike looked interesting, but…