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  1. jetmechmarty liked willis's post in the thread Cruzinimage Co Shipping Experience.

    My package just delivered today. One week exactly from Japan to IN. They had a sale of 10% off and shipping was $25. All in all I am...

    Jan 25, 2021 at 10:23 AM
  2. jetmechmarty replied to the thread comparison of different emulators and fork springs.

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    Jan 25, 2021 at 10:18 AM
  3. jetmechmarty replied to the thread Ultrasonic Cleaning Thread.

    I'll be doing carburetors in the next few weeks. The Zep citrus cleaner did a very good job on my engine parts and there was no sign of...

    Jan 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM
  4. jetmechmarty replied to the thread comparison of different emulators and fork springs.

    If your '78 has the original forks, they're 35 mm. BTW, the hoop style brace often adds more stiction to the fork action. The Tarozzi...

    Jan 25, 2021 at 9:04 AM
  5. jetmechmarty liked OHRider's post in the thread Ultrasonic Cleaning Thread.

    I use 1:15. For some reason it needs some water. Extreme is a LOT stronger then regular. You need to wear gloves.

    Jan 25, 2021 at 8:55 AM
  6. jetmechmarty liked NashGTI's post in the thread Stuff my dog says; on second thought I'll just build a race car.

    Got the hubs in today, and I gotta say I'm disappointed in the information source I was looking at before ordering them. Turns out they...

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  7. jetmechmarty liked Jim's post in the thread Jim's Speed Twin Build.

    Almost sounds like a war zone outside my front door.:D [ATTACH]

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  8. jetmechmarty liked gggGary's post in the thread Yam_Tech314's official build thread.

    No need to fix what ain't broke. XS650's have and continue to run millions of miles on mechanical regulators. I kinda like being able...

    Jan 24, 2021 at 6:55 PM
  9. jetmechmarty liked gdj's media 030 in the category XS650 Originals and Restorations

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  10. jetmechmarty replied to the thread Phosphoric acid for rust on chrome parts.

    The Quick-Glo leaves a heavy waxy coat. That’s why I chose to use it over chrome polish.

    Jan 24, 2021 at 4:06 PM
  11. jetmechmarty liked fredintoon's post in the thread Phosphoric acid for rust on chrome parts.

    Hi Marty, my thought about that Jay Leno segment was "never mind the chrome polish, step aside and let me see the Scott"

    Jan 24, 2021 at 4:04 PM
  12. jetmechmarty attached a file to the thread Sensible engine decision (now top end refresh).

    [ATTACH] when the engine goes back in, it’s going to be with a much nicer exhaust than it has now. This one cleaned up nicely.

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  13. jetmechmarty liked GLJ's post in the thread Ultrasonic Cleaning Thread.

    Same stuff I've been using.

    Jan 24, 2021 at 12:49 PM
  14. jetmechmarty liked Tomterrific's post in the thread Phosphoric acid for rust on chrome parts.

    Phosphoric acid is what gives cola its sharp taste. It also leaves iron phosphate over the surface so the part doesn't rust as fast as...

    Jan 24, 2021 at 12:45 PM
  15. jetmechmarty replied to the thread Phosphoric acid for rust on chrome parts.

    I have also used electrolysis. I didn’t think it appropriate for this. The phosphoric acid on spots was easy and quick.

    Jan 24, 2021 at 12:43 PM
  16. jetmechmarty attached a file to the thread Ultrasonic Cleaning Thread.

    I found this Zep orange cleaner at Tractor Supply. The label said it was appropriate for aluminum. I diluted it about 2 to 1. I...

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  17. jetmechmarty liked gggGary's post in the thread Just out of curiosity - Airplane Guys.

    Saw bob at several airshows he always put on a heck of a show too.

    Jan 24, 2021 at 12:15 PM
  18. jetmechmarty liked gggGary's post in the thread Corona Virus COVID-19.

    Xactly. But it IS misleading if they don't show the "Larger picture". Exaggerating, typically to get you to go with the presenter's...

    Jan 24, 2021 at 11:51 AM
  19. jetmechmarty liked ThatXS650Guy's post in the thread Just Ride..

    That is a weapon fer sure. In my current mindset (keep breathing to keep pension checks coming) I much prefer the older, slower bikes....

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  20. jetmechmarty liked NashGTI's post in the thread Stuff my dog says; on second thought I'll just build a race car.

    Vintage racing tires showed up [ATTACH] [ATTACH] To borrow a quote "Back when the drivers were fat and the tires skinny"

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  21. jetmechmarty liked gggGary's post in the thread Corona Virus COVID-19.

    Don't trust a graph where the Y axis doesn't start at zero, the maker is purposely exaggerating to mislead you. The us population in...

    Jan 24, 2021 at 11:27 AM
  22. jetmechmarty attached a file to the thread Phosphoric acid for rust on chrome parts.

    I bought this stock exhaust on eBay about a’hunnert years ago. [ATTACH] I painted the rusty bits with phosphoric acid. [ATTACH] I...

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  23. jetmechmarty liked gggGary's post in the thread Corona Virus COVID-19.

    Wisconsin: 310,000 One dose of vaccine 56,000 Both doses 580,000 Have had the virus. 946,000 sum of above or about 16%...

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  24. jetmechmarty replied to the thread Corona Virus COVID-19.

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    Jan 23, 2021 at 5:02 PM
  25. jetmechmarty attached a file to the thread Whats your weather right now?.

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  26. jetmechmarty liked Renegade Offroad's post in the thread My 1st XS650 after falling in love 10yrs ago!.

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  27. jetmechmarty replied to the thread My rebuild journey. (old title: Future owner - Help me identify this 650.).

    Go here and find the parts manual for your bike. It’s on the left column. Download it. You’ll have it. http://biker.net/

    Jan 23, 2021 at 2:40 PM