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  1. Jim replied to the thread Painting Tins. No really....

    Color poll added at top.

    Dec 7, 2019 at 10:37 PM
  2. Jim attached a file to the thread Painting Tins. No really....

    And now, time for something completely different... Marked out the centerline and marked the edges I want.... [ATTACH] Found some...

    centerline.jpg cord on edges.jpg first bondo..jpg sanding.jpg second bondo.jpg measure.jpg more sanding.jpg Dec 7, 2019 at 10:12 PM
  3. Jim replied to the thread 79 Special II Cafe Rescue.

    :laughing: Have a look here. :laughing:

    Dec 7, 2019 at 9:46 PM
  4. Jim liked Machine's post in the thread 79 Special II Cafe Rescue.

    Jim, it's really cool how you add those bold underlined links. :umm: idk how but those you do are Very Helpful !

    Dec 7, 2019 at 9:44 PM
  5. Jim liked Machine's post in the thread 79 Special II Cafe Rescue.

    Yes Jim, very similar symptoms. Nice how you figured out a bend repair with those ears mounted. Mine are back off for thinking time....

    Dec 7, 2019 at 9:38 PM
  6. Jim liked azman857's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Well nuts. The patched diaphragms didn't work this morning. Back to the stash and found 2 in better condition. Did all the work again to...

    Dec 7, 2019 at 9:34 PM
  7. Jim liked Machine's post in the thread 79 Special II Cafe Rescue.

    Thanks Bob, taking your advice and letting some creativity flow Being very particular on the little details. :cool:

    Dec 7, 2019 at 9:33 PM
  8. Jim liked Machine's post in the thread 79 Special II Cafe Rescue.

    [ATTACH] As for the new to me ears. They need just a little careful bending at the turn signal mount. Although the height and fitment...

    20191207_151131.jpg Dec 7, 2019 at 9:33 PM
  9. Jim liked Mailman's post in the thread 79 Special II Cafe Rescue.

    Your instruments and handlebars came out great, I think you’re gonna have a looker on your hands Randy!

    Dec 7, 2019 at 9:33 PM
  10. Jim replied to the thread 79 Special II Cafe Rescue.

    Have a look here Randy.

    Dec 7, 2019 at 9:32 PM
  11. Jim liked scrapmetal's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    damned, not allowed to have another bike, found this one on Kijiji Truro around 40 kilometer from my place...

    Dec 7, 2019 at 8:10 PM
  12. Jim liked Mailman's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Very nice Jerry! I’m happy you this went so well for you. Well done! :thumbsup:

    Dec 7, 2019 at 8:10 PM
  13. Jim liked Jack's post in the thread Ywain.

    Gary, heres an image of your arm,the bottom arrows is the inner SA tube and top arrow is the SA flange. What's clearance that the swing...

    XS arm.jpg Dec 7, 2019 at 8:10 PM
  14. Jim liked Machine's post in the thread 79 Special II Cafe Rescue.

    [ATTACH] Rainy Saturday XS garage time brings good progress on the front end assembly and a new idea for the rear end too. Yesterday I...

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

    That looks great!

    Dec 7, 2019 at 6:11 PM
  16. Jim liked jetmechmarty's post in the thread XS1100 (BS34s) Guzzles Gas, Runs Rich.

    OK, the XS1100 is back together. I rode it 14 miles to top up the tank. I think the exhaust gurgle has changed its tune. I hope to...

    Dec 7, 2019 at 6:10 PM
  17. Jim liked lakeview's post in the thread 1973 TX 650 Rebuild.

    [ATTACH] Predator Yawn A little heat from the hair dryer got the carb to open up. Pretty horrible looking and stinky too. I have a...

    20191207_163252-1.jpg Dec 7, 2019 at 6:10 PM
  18. Jim liked thuban's post in the thread longevity reports, Spray Max 2K ?.

    TJ, that MC is off my CB750.

    Dec 7, 2019 at 6:10 PM
  19. Jim liked lakeview's post in the thread One Step from the Bin/Rusty Special Redo.

    [ATTACH] Cheap Indicator Lights Kapasco Moto, an accessory store up the way had a 15% off sale the other weekend, so I got a battery...

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  20. Jim liked azman857's post in the thread Mailman’s XS2 a full on restoration.

    Does "Decimalization" ring a bell. I heard it in '78, when I got assigned to RAF Lakenheath .

    Dec 7, 2019 at 6:09 PM
  21. Jim liked 59Tebo's post in the thread Mailman’s XS2 a full on restoration.

    Is that the same as a "Several sixteenths" wrench? :laugh:

    Dec 7, 2019 at 6:09 PM
  22. Jim attached a file to the thread Painting Tins. No really....

    Plan B. Wasn't too keen on the messy goo route. It fit in the bead blaster cabinet. Definitely a tight squeeze... but it fit. [ATTACH]...

    bead blast 2.jpg bead blast1.jpg Dec 7, 2019 at 2:25 PM
  23. Jim liked gggGary's post in the thread 1973 TX 650 Rebuild.

    If it's not too deep you might be able to slot it with a dremel cut off wheel and turn it out with a screwdriver.

    Dec 7, 2019 at 2:13 PM
  24. Jim replied to the thread 1973 TX 650 Rebuild.

    Yeah... what Gary sez. I've also got 'em out by gently tapping into it with a small chisel 'till it gives enough purchase to screw it out.

    Dec 7, 2019 at 2:13 PM
  25. Jim replied to the thread Mailman’s XS2 a full on restoration.

    We used to call 'em "japanesefitalls." ;)

    Dec 7, 2019 at 2:10 PM
  26. Jim liked lakeview's post in the thread 1973 TX 650 Rebuild.

    [ATTACH] I Was Warned PO told me that a bolt had sheared off during reassembly. At least it is nicely accessible. A job for a left...

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

    Took the outer casings off to get them ready for polishing, which probably won't happen for a while given all the Xmas stuff going on....

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  28. Jim liked grizld1's post in the thread XS1 carb tuning.

    Click the Tech button and find the link to the old carb guide. It will give you year-by-year specs and components. +1 on checking floats...

    Dec 7, 2019 at 12:27 PM
  29. Jim liked gggGary's post in the thread XS1 carb tuning.

    I'm running that XS1 I stole from under you, :rolleyes: All stock pipes airboxes and new stock jets. All is good. credit 5twins 4...

    CarbSpecs.jpg mikunipilotjetsmoddedam2.gif Dec 7, 2019 at 12:27 PM
  30. Jim liked gggGary's post in the thread Ywain.

    Hey Jack. Aluminum sprocket, I put 5,000 on one on madness, still good for a couple thou more. Steel would be nice. Yes you really...

    20191207_111900.jpg Dec 7, 2019 at 11:46 AM