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  1. Jim liked gggGary's post in the thread She should of hid the van keys.

    OK tally so far Bike with title $300 trip; $50 of gas in the van battery and some oil $45 chain and techron $45 used gauges headlight...

    Jul 15, 2019 at 8:49 PM
  2. Jim liked gggGary's post in the thread She should of hid the van keys.

    And tank back off, did the synch, they weren't far off... [ATTACH] All four idle mix screws were bottomed! set them all to 2.5 turns...

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  3. Jim liked gggGary's post in the thread She should of hid the van keys.

    So it went round the block. It's cleaning up good [ATTACH] The EPA plugs were out of the idle mix screw ports. Left cylinder mix screw...

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  4. Jim liked Ratranger's post in the thread simple cafe.

    Here's why I keep rusty gas tanks that are banged up. They can make pretty good seat humps. It still has some trimming to go, but it's...

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  5. Jim liked Ratranger's post in the thread simple cafe.

    Ok, new tires are on. Shinko 267 flat track in 27x7x19 front and rear. They were bastards to get the bead seated, but they are on....

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  6. Jim liked GLJ's post in the thread White Trash Bobber Resurection and Top end rebuild.

    OK you win. I do think some things are best left to people that do it for a living.

    Jul 15, 2019 at 6:15 PM
  7. Jim replied to the thread White Trash Bobber Resurection and Top end rebuild.

    Well, having taught that method for the better part of 15 yrs.... I'll have to disagree with you. just about all my students took to...

    Jul 15, 2019 at 5:49 PM
  8. Jim liked GLJ's post in the thread White Trash Bobber Resurection and Top end rebuild.

    INMHO I do not recommend honing the cylinders yourself. Also INMHO I would replace the rings. The up down pattern you see on the...

    Jul 15, 2019 at 5:29 PM
  9. Jim replied to the thread White Trash Bobber Resurection and Top end rebuild.

    Or just a good teacher.... :rolleyes: [MEDIA]

    Jul 15, 2019 at 5:29 PM
  10. Jim liked grizld1's post in the thread XS650 Mikuni VM34 Carb Kit - Which one to buy?.

    No, Peter, what you're experiencing is not normal. Guys don't want to hear this and usually disregard the advice, so I'll offer it to...

    Jul 15, 2019 at 4:46 PM
  11. Jim liked Texas XS's post in the thread Hesitation 1980 with TCI.

    Xjwmx, thanks for the response! -No, right now it misses and hesitates consistently under load and through the power band. -Yes, the...

    Jul 15, 2019 at 4:39 PM
  12. Jim replied to the thread Hesitation 1980 with TCI.

    So... if I'm reading all that correctly, you changed the TCI box and the problem went from high end to low end... correct? That's...

    Jul 15, 2019 at 4:38 PM
  13. Jim liked nighthog's post in the thread Jim's 1980 SG Restoration. And Yeah.... A Few Mods..

    And what temperature is your rain? I bet it doesn't freeze your soft parts!

    Jul 15, 2019 at 4:25 PM
  14. Jim liked fredintoon's post in the thread Jim's 1980 SG Restoration. And Yeah.... A Few Mods..

    Hi Jim, If you find the buckhorns ride nice, you are not alone. This list even has an informal "Buckhorn Gang". Not me though. Unto the...

    Jul 15, 2019 at 4:25 PM
  15. Jim attached a file to the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Make sure both switch housings are grounded to the handlebars.... [ATTACH]

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  16. Jim liked lakeview's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Know You Are Grounded [ATTACH] My '83 rebuild for resale project has been a bit stalled as I could not get the button to activate the...

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  17. Jim replied to the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    The bars themselves don't ground. The bars are mounted with rubber isolators and don't actually ground to the frame. The only thing you...

    Jul 15, 2019 at 3:12 PM
  18. Jim liked JAX71224's post in the thread She should of hid the van keys.

    TECHRON......Good stuff, use it in a lot of things from cars to roto-tiller!

    Jul 15, 2019 at 2:14 PM
  19. Jim liked gggGary's post in the thread She should of hid the van keys.

    That post DID read pees his pants :laughing::smoke:

    Jul 15, 2019 at 2:14 PM
  20. Jim liked Mailman's post in the thread She should of hid the van keys.

    :laughing: Good thing you did, I was getting wound up!

    Jul 15, 2019 at 2:14 PM
  21. Jim liked gggGary's post in the thread She should of hid the van keys.

    OK thought I'd better report 'fore Bob throws a fit. Starts instantly with (handlebar) choke, runs excellent at idle and 'round the...

    Jul 15, 2019 at 2:14 PM
  22. Jim liked madmax-im's post in the thread She should of hid the van keys.

    Great bike Gary..I have a friend in NJ who had one....:cool: Not sure i have seen one of those at the VYR..yet...:smoke:

    Jul 15, 2019 at 2:13 PM
  23. Jim liked B_Crabaugh's post in the thread 1980 XS650 Brat/ Bobber/ Chopper/ Who Knows? Build.

    Btw, I stopped by Cycle Heap to look for a brake side dust cover to no avail, but spotted this gem. [ATTACH]

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  24. Jim liked B_Crabaugh's post in the thread 1980 XS650 Brat/ Bobber/ Chopper/ Who Knows? Build.

    Thanks @59Tebo ! Yeah I'm getting there like a turtle inching towards the finish line. Hahahah. I won't be doing another bike build...

    Jul 15, 2019 at 1:01 PM
  25. Jim liked 59Tebo's post in the thread 1980 XS650 Brat/ Bobber/ Chopper/ Who Knows? Build.

    Good work on the brat/bobber/chopper! It's almost road ready (almost). That bike at Cycle Heap looks like your next project! Did you...

    Jul 15, 2019 at 1:01 PM
  26. Jim liked jetmechmarty's post in the thread cautionary tale..

    How to service spark plugs... [MEDIA]

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:58 AM
  27. Jim liked Mailman's post in the thread She should of hid the van keys.

    I am waiting with baited breath to hear how your , no removal carburetor cleaning , works out for you. I’ve gotta believe it’s a lot of...

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:09 AM
  28. Jim liked gggGary's post in the thread She should of hid the van keys.

    She's a keeper fer sher. Considering going to scooter tires This bike has oddball 110/90/16 front 130/90/16 rear tires on fairly wide...

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:09 AM
  29. Jim liked Tim Meaders's post in the thread She should of hid the van keys.

    I don't know but it seems Gary's wife would prefer he live in the garage? Wish I had found that model (wife) myself.

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:08 AM
  30. Jim liked gggGary's post in the thread She should of hid the van keys.

    Shim OVER bucket, the best! yupper I bought a huge (like 200) shim stash one time when I had KZ1300's nearly all of them survived the...

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:08 AM