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Hardly a Guru, from Surprise Az

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    1. Gator xs2
      Gator xs2
      Hey Mailman. Gator here. After multiple attempts my engine guy is stumped why a OEM camchain for my XS2 is just a 1/2 a link short. Tensioner is out. Rear guide stopper install looks correct. So I wanna work backwards. My question. Will a cam chain tensioner, sprocket and all, come out of the cylinders without pulling the heads and cylinders?
    2. LiveSlowDieWhenever
      Mailman, I've read through just about every page of your rebuild for inspiration! Finally made a profile here and just wanted to drop in and say hello from ny!
      1. TwoManyXS1Bs, Mailman and gggGary like this.
    3. weekendrider
      You need a break. Rent a trailer and bring the bike over for the Ozarks Rally 6-15/6-16.
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    Surprise Az
    Postal worker ( retired )
    72 Honda Xl250
    73 Yamaha RD350
    75 Yamaha XT500
    76 Yamaha XS650
    78 Yamaha XS750
    77 BMW R100/7
    76 Triumph Bonneville 750
    07 Triumph Bonneville America
    11 Suzuki V-Strom 650

    Presently own
    1972 XS2
    1977 XS650D
    Started riding dirt bikes as a kid in the Arizona desert. When I got my drivers license the first vehicle I bought was a Yamaha RD350, much to my parents chagrin. Went on a Yamaha binge in the 70's. Owned an XS650 when I was 20, now 40 years later I have another two! I’m restoring and riding!
    I worked over 30 years in the Post Office, hence the name Mailman.
    Now retired


    1977 XS650D My 60th Birthday Present , 1971 XS2 Mailman’s XS2 a full on Restoration
    My ride collection is in the lounge, search Mailman rides again
    “Now I get up around whenever, I used to get up on time.” Axel Rose
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