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arpad’s raw yamaha xs400 tracker

our friend arpad emailed that his 1982 yamaha xs400 is tracker finished. he and szakal from art deco motorcycling took this bike:

hideous 1982 xs400

and after over nine months, made this bike:

arpad's yamaha xs400 bobber by art deco motorcycling

szakal made a hardtail for the rear and replaced the wheels and the forks with stock xs400 parts. he then shaved the forks and lowered the machine about two inches (5 cm).

custom 1980 yamaha xs400 tracker by art deco motorcycling

the gas tank and mudguards are from a cz175 sport but were modified by art deco motorcycling.

1982 yamaha xs400 gas tank and handlebars

other parts used to make this clean and kind of raw metric bob-a-tracker are a honda cb750 headlamp, cb450 turn signals, and old pannonia scrambler handlebars.

customized yamaha xs400 exhaust

besides the frame work, szakal created and/or significantly modified the exhaust, seat, fenders, and handlebar mounts.

xs400 fender brace

other parts suppliers provided electrical and other pieces to finish off the bike as a street-legal machine.

arpad's xs400 brake light and custom fender

to see more of this bike, check out art deco motorcycling and arpad’s blog at baowah.blog.hu.

congratulations, arpad. your bobber looks great. enjoy the autumn weather in hungary!

arpad's 1982 yamaha xs400 by art deco motorcycling

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  1. thanks, lisa. i dig yours, too.

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