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  1. arcticXS liked Marlin72xs's post in the thread Mikes 750 kit.

    Well I'm only about 9 years too late, but, yes I had to file 3 of the rings. Other than that everything else was bolt on. The only...

    750 kit.jpg Mar 29, 2020 at 5:20 AM
  2. arcticXS liked Marlin72xs's post in the thread Mikes 750 kit.

    If I may, I just reached 10K miles on the 750 kit and top end rebuild and all is good. In fact all is great so far. I couldn't be more...

    Mar 29, 2020 at 5:19 AM
  3. arcticXS liked Ratranger's post in the thread air cooled twin question.

    Doing a quick search removing the airbox and getting tune can reduce or stop bluing of the pipes. Or its possible they spent time...

    Mar 28, 2020 at 8:58 AM
  4. arcticXS liked kevski's post in the thread Converting to cable actuated rear drum brake, need input..

    On your first pic the curves are to tight and may hinder the braking, the mount at the rear of set up needs to be on the drum thereby...

    Mar 28, 2020 at 6:40 AM
  5. arcticXS replied to the thread Converting to cable actuated rear drum brake, need input..

    Yes, I didn't think of that. I guess a rubber gaiter at the highest end will help a bit with that?

    Mar 28, 2020 at 3:14 AM
  6. arcticXS posted a new thread.

    Converting to cable actuated rear drum brake, need input.

    As I totally prefer moderate rearset pegs, instead of the (too far forward) stock peg position, I am now considering converting the rear...

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    Forum: The Garage

    Mar 27, 2020 at 11:40 PM
  7. arcticXS replied to the thread Hopped up Ducati Scrambler 800.

    76 hp stock, 87 hp after boring out from 88 to 90 mm, porting, larger inlet valve, and tweaking of injection. Same non-stock exhaust...

    Mar 27, 2020 at 10:27 AM
  8. arcticXS replied to the thread thread size/pitch rear shocker.

    I consider using a die to be last resort. A fine triangular file (for the obvious bad spots), a metric thread file, a smallish hammer,...

    Mar 26, 2020 at 7:16 PM
  9. arcticXS liked 5twins's post in the thread thread size/pitch rear shocker.

    But do get a metric thread file, it's a wonderful tool. I've fixed many, many half buggered up threads on these old bikes with one....

    Mar 26, 2020 at 7:01 PM
  10. arcticXS liked gggGary's post in the thread thread size/pitch rear shocker.

    a METRIC thread file? M10 1.25 M12 ? http://www.xs650.com/threads/ever-use-a-thread-file-do-you-have-one-heres-a-how-to.33883

    Mar 26, 2020 at 7:00 PM
  11. arcticXS liked fredintoon's post in the thread thread size/pitch rear shocker.

    Hi tyke and welcome, if that partially rogered stud end thread can't be fixed, others on this site with that problem have cut the...

    Mar 26, 2020 at 6:59 PM
  12. arcticXS liked DogBunny's post in the thread thread size/pitch rear shocker.

    IMHO a thread file is probably a better choice than a die in this situation. Use the thread file first, and then if you still need a...

    Mar 26, 2020 at 6:58 PM
  13. arcticXS liked Hightower-Ash98's post in the thread What does the XS650 engine weigh?.

    I can't imagine the amount I'd have to invest in tools, electricians, and equipment to be able to make a free engine hoist! Maybe...

    Mar 26, 2020 at 10:24 AM
  14. arcticXS replied to the thread thread size/pitch rear shocker.

    Gary, are you sure about M12x1.50? I have never come across that thread. Regular european coarse pitch thread (metric equivalent to UNC)...

    Mar 26, 2020 at 10:22 AM
  15. arcticXS posted a new thread.

    Hopped up Ducati Scrambler 800

    I guess there are just a few modern, aircooled bikes that somewhat resemble our XSes. W650/800, RE650, Triump aircooled twins, and...

    Forum: The Garage

    Mar 26, 2020 at 4:33 AM
  16. arcticXS liked Mailman's post in the thread XS650 tracker build(first build).

    The 1978 tank and side covers look to be in really nice original condition. I hope you preserve them as is, there are probably guys here...

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  17. arcticXS replied to the thread XS650 tracker build(first build).

    It is actually a sweet year to keep original as well, or at least avoid irreversible mods. At least that's what I am trying to do with...

    Mar 26, 2020 at 1:01 AM
  18. arcticXS liked Mailman's post in the thread The ergonomic experiment.

    Hey TZ! Thanks for the feed back, I appreciate it. I have to say I’m starting to get used to the highway pegs, I’ve had the bike out...

    Mar 26, 2020 at 12:48 AM
  19. arcticXS liked Mailman's post in the thread The ergonomic experiment.

    Yeah, don’t get too carried away working on your bike just yet. Rest until you see how this thing goes. It’s no joke. Take care of...

    Mar 26, 2020 at 12:47 AM
  20. arcticXS liked Grimly's post in the thread Corona Virus COVID-19.

    An overwhelming smell of bullshyt from that. Meantime, in Ballygo-bugger. I nipped down my GP's surgery to collect my scrips this...

    Mar 25, 2020 at 10:06 AM
  21. arcticXS liked MaxPete's post in the thread Corona Virus COVID-19.

    When I worked in the oil industry in West Africa in the early 1980s, we Canadians all took chloroquine phosphate and it was certainly...

    Mar 25, 2020 at 10:05 AM
  22. arcticXS liked Paul Sutton's post in the thread Painting Tins. No really....

    Just because the hole was at the top of the tank doesn't mean that area is not in contact with fuel. I am not talking about fuel...

    Mar 25, 2020 at 6:55 AM
  23. arcticXS liked Muckroot's post in the thread Soda blasting late year case - some thoughts.

    UPDATE: Finally finished soda blasting the case that Gary Hoos sent my way. pretty pleased with the outcome. here's what the two halves...

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  24. arcticXS liked Jim's post in the thread What does the XS650 engine weigh?.

    Made mine from scrap. Even the yellow paint was leftovers. Didn't cost a penny. [ATTACH]

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  25. arcticXS liked gggGary's post in the thread What does the XS650 engine weigh?.

    What I use. [ATTACH]

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  26. arcticXS replied to the thread What does the XS650 engine weigh?.

    With a buddy to help, and maybe a 5 ft piece of 2x4 or similar, strapped to the top of the crankcase, it should be fairly easy to do....

    Mar 24, 2020 at 8:48 PM
  27. arcticXS liked GLJ's post in the thread What does the XS650 engine weigh?.

    There are ways to make them seem lighter. [ATTACH]

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  28. arcticXS liked Jim's post in the thread Painting Tins. No really....

    Put the tank in the bead blaster. Wasn't enough room to change my mind in there... :er: Note to self... add a bigger cabinet to wish...

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  29. arcticXS liked Beags64's post in the thread What does the XS650 engine weigh?.

    ...he does that to everybody!:whistle:

    Mar 24, 2020 at 7:27 PM
  30. arcticXS liked Machine's post in the thread Painting Tins. No really....

    Maybe you could run the fastener up from inside the tank with a fiber sealing washer and hold the cap hinge on with a nut ?

    Mar 24, 2020 at 7:25 PM