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  1. Jim liked Raymondo's post in the thread Hello from new member.

    Pete, yes, absolutely! Seriously, I would have given up long before this without this forum. There's technical info and advice on XS650...

    Oct 15, 2019 at 10:24 AM
  2. Jim liked MaxPete's post in the thread 8 litre viper powered motorcycle.

    ....when too much, is simply not enough.... The "thing" that was built by Chrysler using a Viper V10 engine and a two-speed gearbox was...

    Oct 15, 2019 at 10:22 AM
  3. Jim liked 2XSive's post in the thread Job gone wrong..

    Self adjusting oil wrenches work great for stubborn filters. The more you torque, the more it...

    Oct 15, 2019 at 10:21 AM
  4. Jim liked gggGary's post in the thread Job gone wrong..

    :(:rolleyes: :laughing:

    Oct 15, 2019 at 10:20 AM
  5. Jim liked Downeaster's post in the thread Job gone wrong..

    I feel ya, Brother. I'd like to think I'll have the crawler usable before the -10° cold soaks into all that steel. I'd LIKE to,...

    Oct 15, 2019 at 10:20 AM
  6. Jim liked 59Tebo's post in the thread Job gone wrong..

    These are all more reasons why s#*t is so expensive to have the shop do it. :cussing: Poor design? Maybe. (It looks cool, but it's a...

    Oct 15, 2019 at 10:20 AM
  7. Jim liked gggGary's post in the thread Job gone wrong..

    Yeah been there (more than a few) times. The BMW K1200 motors use a spin on filter that sits INSIDE the crankcase. with a round bolt on...

    Oct 15, 2019 at 10:19 AM
  8. Jim liked Downeaster's post in the thread Job gone wrong..

    Haven't had that problem...yet. I use the contracting band style filter wrench in a couple sizes. Worst I've had to do is put a rag...

    Oct 15, 2019 at 10:18 AM
  9. Jim liked gggGary's post in the thread WJL AKA Wrenchjohns Legacy 70 XS1 in gggGary's hands.

    Elbow deep in carbs like 2m n da mailman sez outboard seal is odd on these, going with a plastic washer to improve slightly worn bore/...

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  10. Jim liked G_YamTech_314's post in the thread Job gone wrong..

    I bought one specifically for the job. It let me down immediately.

    Oct 14, 2019 at 11:56 PM
  11. Jim attached a file to the thread Job gone wrong..

    Yeah well.... I guess you get what you paid for.....;) [ATTACH]

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  12. Jim liked G_YamTech_314's post in the thread Job gone wrong..

    Today I finally got around to changing the oil on the lady's 05' Corolla. Great car, well maintained, 207,000 miles on it, and doesn't...

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  13. Jim liked TwoManyXS1Bs's post in the thread Job gone wrong..

    Creative problem solving. Ya gotta do what you gotta do. Long ago, same problem on my Toyota. The sloppy fitting nubbed filter wrench...

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  14. Jim attached a file to the thread Job gone wrong..

    It's never failed me. :D [ATTACH]

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  15. Jim liked vtwinsrgood's post in the thread 2020 XS650 Calendar VOTE HERE!.

    POOF, My Xmas gift :bike: Orderrrrrrrrrrred

    Oct 14, 2019 at 10:53 PM
  16. Jim liked David Toll's post in the thread Sloped MC reservoir.

    That's a generous offer BTM. Please check to see if you have it and if it's functional. I have no idea what shipping would cost from...

    Oct 14, 2019 at 9:37 PM
  17. Jim liked 59Tebo's post in the thread Painting Tins.

    And a window! This is gonna be great! :popcorn:

    Oct 14, 2019 at 9:25 PM
  18. Jim liked gggGary's post in the thread Bushyboy's build thread.

    Great bike too bad there's no scenery around. :heart:

    Oct 14, 2019 at 9:11 PM
  19. Jim liked Bushyeyed1's post in the thread Bushyboy's build thread.

    Another great ride around ka’ena point and north shore today. No issues with the K&N filters throughout the ranges. Got a few good shots...

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  20. Jim attached a file to the thread Painting Tins.

    Finished framing the west side. Didn't have time to put the last sheet of siding up... [ATTACH] Re-framed the first section of the...

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  21. Jim liked fishandchips's post in the thread 8 litre viper powered motorcycle.

    And he’s such an unassuming character. The simplicity of his tool kit is going to be in my mind next time I go looking for my next shiny...

    Oct 14, 2019 at 7:16 PM
  22. Jim liked gggGary's post in the thread 8 litre viper powered motorcycle.

    Or the old school version. [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  23. Jim liked Superjet's post in the thread 2020 XS650 Calendar VOTE HERE!.

    Got mine ordered! Just one needed for my garage with my bikes! :smoke:

    Oct 14, 2019 at 7:12 PM
  24. Jim liked MaxPete's post in the thread Being an adult sux sometimes....

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  25. Jim liked MaxPete's post in the thread Being an adult sux sometimes....

    Aunt Mildred says: Well I think it is a beautiful bulldozer and I want you to prove that smarty-pants UPS person wrong. Now, get to work...

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  26. Jim liked Downeaster's post in the thread Being an adult sux sometimes....

    Exactly. :laugh2::laughing:

    Oct 14, 2019 at 7:11 PM
  27. Jim liked 59Tebo's post in the thread Being an adult sux sometimes....

    "...Lemme tell ya, I got really bad luck with vehicles... I put a tiger in my tank and it ate my muffler!..." :laugh:

    Oct 14, 2019 at 7:11 PM
  28. Jim liked Gator xs2's post in the thread Being an adult sux sometimes....

    Get on it Big Daddy! I’m happy for you!

    Oct 14, 2019 at 7:11 PM
  29. Jim liked Downeaster's post in the thread Being an adult sux sometimes....

    [img] Got it unloaded, some of the big chunks off it and stuffed into the garage. Momma not too happy about "her" car sitting outside,...

    Oct 14, 2019 at 4:52 PM
  30. Jim liked LanzSilva's post in the thread Young boy vs Xs650.

    Note that the rear swingarm felt unstable, has side play. I will check the bushings.[ATTACH] I take advantage and remove more things....

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