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  1. Machine replied to the thread 1980 Build for Dad.

    :agree: short answer

    Jan 24, 2021 at 7:53 PM
  2. Machine liked gggGary's post in the thread 1980 Build for Dad.

    When the weather allows I leave "to be installed" tires in the sun til they are good and warm. In the winter they sit in front of the...

    cool wheels.jpg Jan 24, 2021 at 7:33 PM
  3. Machine attached a file to the thread 1980 Build for Dad.

    You can be a little more aggressive than hoping air pressure and lube will fully seat the bead. A rubber mallet smacking the tire side...

    20200104_123001-1.jpg Jan 24, 2021 at 7:23 PM
  4. Machine 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 6:15 PM
  5. Machine liked Paul Sutton's post in the thread Whats your weather right now?.

    This morning's surprise from the weather man: [ATTACH]

    Snow.JPG Jan 24, 2021 at 10:23 AM
  6. Machine liked Jim's post in the thread Jim's Speed Twin Build.

    More Piddlin'.... [ATTACH]

    JMC left and right.jpg Jan 23, 2021 at 10:04 PM
  7. Machine attached a file to the thread Whats your weather right now?.

    Schweitzer Mountain. Northern Idaho. [ATTACH] Very nice day and night as well. A much needed getaway. Skiing was fast and smooth. :wink2:

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  8. Machine attached a file to the thread Whats your weather right now?.

    [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Very bad weather ;) boring here :D

    20210123_115130.jpg 20210123_115208.jpg IMG_20491.jpg Jan 23, 2021 at 3:10 PM
  9. Machine replied to the thread An Adventure in Firsts: '83 XS650 Heritage Special Build/Rebuild.

    Or you could "shop local". Look over your neighbors porch door mats for the right kind of rubber.. :lmao:

    Jan 23, 2021 at 7:44 AM
  10. Machine liked David Toll's post in the thread Oil Level.

    Measured it up GLJ; mine's the same. I thought that a PO might have pulled a replacement there but, unhappily, no. I'll ignore that...

    Jan 22, 2021 at 7:22 PM
  11. Machine attached a file to the thread An Adventure in Firsts: '83 XS650 Heritage Special Build/Rebuild.

    Your New battery is correct for original fitment? Did a 83 have a rubber battery box originally? Likely. Those can be found or you can...

    20210114_055156.jpg Jan 22, 2021 at 7:20 PM
  12. Machine liked gggGary's post in the thread Oil Level.

    Having put a lot of miles on various XS's I tend to keep the oil near the lower mark. It seems to help keep oil from leaving via the...

    Jan 22, 2021 at 6:37 PM
  13. Machine replied to the thread Oil Level.

    Suggestion, since you are riding off into the Wild Blue Yonder, carry an extra pint of beer and oil. Do not get the two mixed up :lmao:

    Jan 22, 2021 at 6:18 PM
  14. Machine liked GLJ's post in the thread Oil Level.

    Not trying to get personal but how long is your dipstick? If you have a short stick you could read low. The dipstick on my 72 is 9 7/8...

    Jan 22, 2021 at 6:17 PM
  15. Machine replied to the thread Oil Level.

    Yes, understood. Well, I have not owned an XS with the right side engine cover sight glass. A sight glass has been very user friendly...

    Jan 22, 2021 at 5:55 PM
  16. Machine replied to the thread Oil Level.

    When I check the oil level it is with the bike standing on its wheels, not on centerstand. That may just make the difference in the...

    Jan 22, 2021 at 5:40 PM
  17. Machine replied to the thread An Adventure in Firsts: '83 XS650 Heritage Special Build/Rebuild.

    Ya, ziptie terminals :D

    Jan 22, 2021 at 3:47 PM
  18. Machine replied to the thread An Adventure in Firsts: '83 XS650 Heritage Special Build/Rebuild.

    ETX14 is so wide that it is near tight on both sides of the steel battery box. Has to come out straight up. Hook front or rear with a...

    Jan 22, 2021 at 3:44 PM
  19. Machine liked Brassneck's post in the thread Painting Tins. No really....

    I literally just watched it earlier this week! I think Project Farm did one as well. Basically, if you're stuck with e-gas, empty the...

    Jan 22, 2021 at 11:06 AM
  20. Machine replied to the thread Painting Tins. No really....

    Very luck it turns out to still have "non ethanol" Supreme fuel at the truck stop walking distance. Just peeked in my 79 tank.. Just...

    Jan 22, 2021 at 10:55 AM
  21. Machine liked Brassneck's post in the thread Painting Tins. No really....

    I'm with Pete on this...no liner if at all possible. I've had really good results with Evaporust (getting the rust out) and then I...

    Jan 22, 2021 at 10:52 AM
  22. Machine attached a file to the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    [ATTACH] You've Clearly put much thought and consideration in all your components. Please share your opinion of the variations of the...

    20210122_083935.jpg 20200111_165824.jpg Jan 22, 2021 at 10:44 AM
  23. Machine replied to the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Very, very good looking. So "modern" looking. Nice job! :thumbsup:

    Jan 22, 2021 at 10:31 AM
  24. Machine replied to the thread Got an open mind? Consider this..

    Shoot, lost my motorcycle mindset now and got angry.. logging off lol.. :devil:

    Jan 21, 2021 at 3:20 PM
  25. Machine liked jetmechmarty's post in the thread Got an open mind? Consider this..

    As much as we talk about global warming and saving the planet, it's obvious to me that we're getting better and better at screwing it...

    Jan 21, 2021 at 3:15 PM
  26. Machine replied to the thread Got an open mind? Consider this..

    Yes, perhaps even more disturbing (to me) is to why we are so determined to save all the people :umm::shootme:

    Jan 21, 2021 at 3:12 PM
  27. Machine liked MaxPete's post in the thread Got an open mind? Consider this..

    ...and that is absolutely correct Machine!

    Jan 21, 2021 at 2:42 PM
  28. Machine attached a file to the thread My rebuild journey. (old title: Future owner - Help me identify this 650.).

    [ATTACH] The chrome axle adjusters have corresponding marks to use on that swingarm adjustment scale

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  29. Machine liked takehikes's post in the thread FINAL COLOR - rattle can.

    Dropped it 2" in rear and up 2" in front......working on look we had way back (narrow, up in front, down in rear, short sissy bar) so no...

    Jan 21, 2021 at 2:20 PM
  30. Machine replied to the thread My rebuild journey. (old title: Future owner - Help me identify this 650.).

    I think you right "tick mark" is now underneath the swingarm... with that nut on the right.

    Jan 21, 2021 at 2:09 PM