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  1. bosco659 replied to the thread XS650 Side Cover Bolt List (by dimensions).

    I didn’t use copper sealing washers on the bottom 4 and no leaks that I’ve seen. Am I just lucky or should I remove those bolts and get...

    Dec 2, 2020 at 3:59 PM
  2. bosco659 replied to the thread An Adventure in Firsts: '83 XS650 Heritage Special Build/Rebuild.

    Yikes! Hammer handle through the spokes! Then realized it was a Special with mags.

    Dec 2, 2020 at 10:23 AM
  3. bosco659 replied to the thread 78E Standard Revival.

    Sharp looking bike. Makes me want to get another 650 but I think I’ll mix it up a bit. But if a good deal comes along?

    Dec 1, 2020 at 8:00 PM
  4. bosco659 replied to the thread Rusty spokes.

    May be easier with the wheel off of the bike. It was a pita on the sprocket side. Worth the effort tho. Concerned how quickly they may...

    Nov 30, 2020 at 9:40 PM
  5. bosco659 replied to the thread An Adventure in Firsts: '83 XS650 Heritage Special Build/Rebuild.

    Mine isn’t stock but u use a 27 mm crows foot wrench on the end of the torque wrench.

    Nov 30, 2020 at 12:48 PM
  6. bosco659 attached a file to the thread Rusty spokes.

    Had a go at the rear wheel. It was in worse shape. 0000 steel wool; dremel tool with a wire brush; Autosol polish using a narrow...

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  7. bosco659 attached a file to the thread How good are the brakes on a 1981 XS650 Special?.

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  8. bosco659 replied to the thread How good are the brakes on a 1981 XS650 Special?.

    Agreed that deglazing is important. I have a disc conditioner that fits on the end of a drill that does an excellent job of scuffing up...

    Nov 27, 2020 at 8:34 AM
  9. bosco659 replied to the thread Looking for this boot.

    Thanks Gary.

    Nov 25, 2020
  10. bosco659 posted a new thread.

    Looking for this boot

    Anyone know where I might be able to buy rubber boots like this for the end of clutch and brake cables? Cables are hood but old age has...

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    Forum: The Garage

    Nov 25, 2020