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  1. arcticXS liked GLJ's post in the thread Single Stainless Brake Line Upgrade for 1976XS.

    I would go to the the web site Mailman posted. http://www.helperformance.us/hel-brake-lines-for-yamaha-xs650-ii-1972.html Look up what...

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  2. arcticXS liked MrBultaco's post in the thread Help! 36mm fork extension.

    To answer you question...depending on the forks you have, check out this site. He's been in business since the 60's franksforks.com

    Aug 20, 2019 at 6:36 PM
  3. arcticXS liked Jim's post in the thread Jim's 1980 SG Restoration. And Yeah.... A Few Mods..

    ... wait for it.... Both rotors got 2 coats of POR15 engine paint, then 3 coats of 2 part urethane clear. [ATTACH] ... before and...

    paint.jpg buff.jpg before.jpg after.jpg Aug 20, 2019 at 1:19 PM
  4. arcticXS liked grizld1's post in the thread Why are our clutches so troublesome, a theory..

    Agreed, Gary, Tim, DB, Arctic, and Jim: when it comes to clutch action, the Devil is in the details. The big problems seem to vanish...

    Aug 20, 2019 at 12:30 PM
  5. arcticXS liked Ozboy's post in the thread Suggested oil for 1973 TX650.

    Welcome TwinLewi I have been running Penrite 20-60 Diesel in my bike for 4 years now no issues. It is labelled 20-50 but gives you the...

    Aug 20, 2019 at 5:29 AM
  6. arcticXS replied to the thread Help! 36mm fork extension.

    36 mm diameter? XS came with 34 or 35 mm, depending on model year. Anyway, for a moderately extended fork, you could check out vintage...

    Aug 20, 2019 at 5:26 AM
  7. arcticXS liked DogBunny's post in the thread Why are our clutches so troublesome, a theory..

    As I and others have said, every little thing is important, it all adds up, and all has to be right. You said your cable is new, but...

    Aug 19, 2019 at 5:02 PM
  8. arcticXS replied to the thread Single Stainless Brake Line Upgrade for 1976XS.

    Or Venhill in the UK.

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:06 PM
  9. arcticXS liked Mailman's post in the thread Single Stainless Brake Line Upgrade for 1976XS.

    For example, good company. http://www.helperformance.us/hel-brake-lines-for-yamaha-xs650-ii-1972.html

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:06 PM
  10. arcticXS replied to the thread Why are our clutches so troublesome, a theory..

    What kind of spring does that HD clutch have? Diaphragm or coil springs like the XS? Doubling the pressure plate movement will double...

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:05 PM
  11. arcticXS liked 5twins's post in the thread Why are our clutches so troublesome, a theory..

    I thought of trying to make a longer mushroom part from an old engine valve so that I could combine it with a 10mm shorter alloy pushrod...

    Aug 19, 2019 at 10:35 AM
  12. arcticXS liked DogBunny's post in the thread Why are our clutches so troublesome, a theory..

    kevski, your theory might be sound. However, I have had dozens of XS650s pass through my hands, mostly resurrections, and I have never...

    Aug 19, 2019 at 10:34 AM
  13. arcticXS liked kevski's post in the thread Why are our clutches so troublesome, a theory..

    There is no slip, just drag and the neutral selection when static, semi synth oil, I raised this point as the KZ clutch is the same...

    Aug 19, 2019 at 10:33 AM
  14. arcticXS replied to the thread Why are our clutches so troublesome, a theory..

    Added some info about single piece pushrod, and seal/bushing replacement to my first reply in this thread.

    Aug 19, 2019 at 9:22 AM
  15. arcticXS liked gggGary's post in the thread Why are our clutches so troublesome, a theory..

    Following, no issues on the one or two I've had once properly fettled.

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:30 AM
  16. arcticXS replied to the thread Single Stainless Brake Line Upgrade for 1976XS.

    And one could choose a smaller master cylinder bore at the same time, for more feel and less braking effort. OEM Yamaha master cylinders...

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:27 AM
  17. arcticXS liked solo2racr's post in the thread Single Stainless Brake Line Upgrade for 1976XS.

    The other option would be to change masters as well to one with the brake light switch built onto it. The up side is that it would look...

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:23 AM
  18. arcticXS replied to the thread Why are our clutches so troublesome, a theory..

    On my internally stock 650D, the clutch actually works fine. I replaced the 7 friction plates when I bought it, also replaced pushrod...

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:21 AM
  19. arcticXS liked XSLeo's post in the thread Steering column center locking.

    The biggest part of a torch is the bottles. They sell kits with a torch, 12 ' of hose and a carrying case that uses small bottles. I...

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:00 PM
  20. arcticXS liked 5twins's post in the thread Steering column center locking.

    You don't need to resort to any of that for this race removal. It taps off easy enough just by driving chisels or big screwdrivers in...

    Aug 17, 2019 at 12:50 PM
  21. arcticXS liked Machine's post in the thread Steering column center locking.

    Thank you , that all sounds both effective and fun too. However my Condo garage is so basic that even a sink and running water would be...

    Aug 17, 2019 at 12:50 PM
  22. arcticXS replied to the thread Steering column center locking.

    Induction heating of the race, or an oxy-acetylene torch. Or spot weld a piece of tubing to the bearing race, weld a nut to the other...

    Aug 17, 2019 at 11:52 AM
  23. arcticXS replied to the thread Steering column center locking.

    From what year did that change apply? I have nothing like that on my 77 D model.

    Aug 17, 2019 at 1:43 AM
  24. arcticXS liked MaxPete's post in the thread New member Considering an XS650.

    Welcome ckahleer and nope - you're definitely at the right tree and in the right place to find out about them. If people will forgive...

    Aug 16, 2019 at 2:52 AM
  25. arcticXS liked gggGary's post in the thread What speedo drive on a 76 with twin disc?.

    Thanks Arctic! Filed that away for future use.

    Aug 15, 2019 at 11:43 AM
  26. arcticXS liked MaxPete's post in the thread Voltage Spikes.

    Well, that has to be comforting...particularly given the ergonomics of the situation.

    Aug 15, 2019 at 7:50 AM
  27. arcticXS replied to the thread What speedo drive on a 76 with twin disc?.

    Or file a new notch for the brake pad tang. RD guys do this all the time. Going to a dual disc setup will add considerable unsprung...

    Aug 15, 2019 at 12:15 AM
  28. arcticXS liked nhsteve's post in the thread What speedo drive on a 76 with twin disc?.

    I think you will be ok. If I recall correctly the TX750 had dual discs using the 2 piston calipers you describe. Also, I think most if...

    Aug 14, 2019