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  1. Brassneck replied to the thread Throttle lagging under 3000.

    For sure! If the cam/cam chain was messed with...that has to be reconfirmed, as timing, advancer and all that needs to be correct and...

    Jun 5, 2020 at 5:56 PM
  2. Brassneck liked grizld1's post in the thread Throttle lagging under 3000.

    I'm not saying that ignition is the only problem or even a problem at all, but it's one possible source of trouble, and unlike A/F...

    Jun 5, 2020 at 5:54 PM
  3. Brassneck liked Jim's post in the thread Throttle lagging under 3000.

    Sounds like we might have had the same boss. One of mine used to say "never underestimate the ignitions ability to fool you into blaming...

    Jun 5, 2020 at 5:54 PM
  4. Brassneck replied to the thread Throttle lagging under 3000.

    Try going up on your main...could be running lean now that you have a new exhaust and more airflow. Also assuming the cam chain/timing...

    Jun 5, 2020 at 3:36 PM
  5. Brassneck liked Hoser59's post in the thread New to XS650’s (and Yamaha) Build.

    Thanks Brassneck! I have my doubts about the plate bracket, the hinge is very small and even tightened with Loctite I don't expect it...

    Jun 5, 2020 at 1:40 PM
  6. Brassneck replied to the thread Swing arm conspiracy.

    Agreed...this has been a factor for me on a different bike. Felt like the bike was going to wash out on every right turn... ended up...

    Jun 5, 2020 at 1:30 PM
  7. Brassneck liked 5twins's post in the thread Swing arm conspiracy.

    Your shocks look old and maybe original, probably way past their prime. They could be contributing to the issue as well.

    Jun 5, 2020 at 1:27 PM
  8. Brassneck replied to the thread It’s not a 650......

    I race 175's... here's a few pics of my race bikes (different frame than the SL but same engine essentially)... I was even at Leguna...

    Jun 5, 2020 at 1:25 PM
  9. Brassneck replied to the thread Throttle lagging under 3000.

    Sounds like a jetting issue. I pretty much have the same set up as you. Where did you get the VM34's? are they pre-configured for the...

    Jun 5, 2020 at 1:20 PM
  10. Brassneck replied to the thread Good or bad buy.

    That's pretty pricey for a non-running bike that's in project mode, but as DE said, in Alaska...what other options do you have? Well......

    Jun 5, 2020 at 11:49 AM
  11. Brassneck replied to the thread Metal Rescue Tank. Should I Swap to Manual Petcock?.

    If they work...keep them, they are nice to have, but they will likely fail eventually. I've spent hours rebuilding mine...and have been...

    Jun 5, 2020 at 11:35 AM
  12. Brassneck replied to the thread New to XS650’s (and Yamaha) Build.

    Looks great!! Nice job. Why would the PO have cut the kickstand?? Then again, why am I surprised? LOL Keep an eye on your...

    Jun 5, 2020 at 11:25 AM
  13. Brassneck liked 2XSive's post in the thread RonXS' Build Thread - The Soft Cafe.

    I know this is a bit off-topic on Ron's build thread, but I wanted to give Ron a public shout out and a "Thank You!". Several weeks ago...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 2:07 PM
  14. Brassneck liked Machine's post in the thread RonXS' Build Thread - The Soft Cafe.

    You are doing fine work there ! Sorry to not be contributing more myself. The whole 2020 pandemonia/protest episode has shut my own XS...

    Jun 3, 2020 at 11:57 AM
  15. Brassneck liked RonXS's post in the thread RonXS' Build Thread - The Soft Cafe.

    Scotty at Screwy Designs. He used to specialize in custom helmet graphics. Now does everything. Here is the paint job he did on my...

    Jun 3, 2020 at 10:26 AM
  16. Brassneck replied to the thread RonXS' Build Thread - The Soft Cafe.

    Who's doing the painting? (Always on the lookout for good resources in the PNW)

    Jun 2, 2020 at 11:55 PM
  17. Brassneck liked RonXS's post in the thread RonXS' Build Thread - The Soft Cafe.

    Body work is done on the tank... To the painters tomorrow... Same guy that painted the SR500 back in '92. [IMG]

    Jun 2, 2020 at 11:54 PM