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  1. Marlin72xs replied to the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Ditto!

    Oct 19, 2020 at 9:06 PM
  2. Marlin72xs replied to the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Maybe a little pricey, but it looks great! I may search around by me, there's gotta be someone around here.

    Oct 19, 2020 at 9:05 PM
  3. Marlin72xs liked gggGary's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Ditto!

    Oct 19, 2020 at 9:02 PM
  4. Marlin72xs liked 650Skull's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Good to see no flat surfaces going to waste.........:whistle:

    Oct 19, 2020 at 9:02 PM
  5. Marlin72xs liked lakeview's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Flat clear surfaces do not last long around me. lol

    Oct 19, 2020 at 9:02 PM
  6. Marlin72xs liked YamadudeXS650C's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    I've had the '76 (Miss June '20) up on milk crates for awhile, initially to fix a left-hand case leak. [ATTACH] Seemed to be either...

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  7. Marlin72xs liked fredintoon's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Hi Marlin, swapped the stock crowded-ball headraces to Timkens a while back. Stock bottom raceway had a full row of little dents in it....

    Oct 19, 2020 at 8:57 PM
  8. Marlin72xs liked lakeview's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Sorry to hear that they are restricting your mobility. Be patient and do your physio exercises. Heal quickly!

    Oct 19, 2020 at 8:55 PM
  9. Marlin72xs liked David Toll's post in the thread Steering head.

    Dehydration causes fatigue, dizziness, headache, vision distortion, nausea, muscle cramp and diahorrea. Australia is one of the world's...

    Oct 19, 2020 at 8:52 PM
  10. Marlin72xs replied to the thread Steering head.

    So David, in 99 I had the pleasure of meeting and drinking with 2 Aussies in Germany at an English speaking, new-comer, orientation for...

    Oct 19, 2020 at 7:46 PM
  11. Marlin72xs liked 5twins's post in the thread Steering head.

    I think the amount of tension you put on the bearings is about the same for any bike. Obviously, the way you adjust them varies from...

    Oct 19, 2020 at 7:35 PM
  12. Marlin72xs liked David Toll's post in the thread Steering head.

    More common in New South Wales - they're "south of the border" you know.

    Oct 19, 2020 at 7:31 PM
  13. Marlin72xs replied to the thread Mikes 750 kit.

    Yes, stock carbs. I changed everything, but finally settled on just one step up on the main jet, 130 to 132.5, and a 1/3 step richer on...

    Oct 19, 2020 at 7:18 PM
  14. Marlin72xs replied to the thread Steering head.

    Yes, fortunately for you and me and many others, that there are a lot of smart guys out there to share their experience, know how and...

    Oct 19, 2020 at 12:31 PM
  15. Marlin72xs liked David Toll's post in the thread Steering head.

    Look, I think so. Steering works smoothly and is light to direct. I left the top grease seal off as advised. I did have a bit of a...

    Oct 19, 2020 at 12:27 PM
  16. Marlin72xs liked Paul Sutton's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    What is brinelling? "Brinelling is the permanent indentation of a hard surface. It is named after the Brinell scale of hardness, in...

    Oct 19, 2020 at 7:23 AM
  17. Marlin72xs liked gggGary's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Not sure if it's me but yeah prolly 10 or more sets so far. the races are harder than you'd think to get fully seated into the frame...

    Oct 18, 2020 at 11:48 PM
  18. Marlin72xs replied to the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    A quote from the Rexnord site: "False brinelling is caused by vibrations acting on the bearing while in a non-rotating state." Hmmmm!...

    Oct 18, 2020 at 10:45 PM
  19. Marlin72xs replied to the thread Steering head.

    11 months later! Did you get it right?

    Oct 18, 2020 at 10:24 PM
  20. Marlin72xs liked 5twins's post in the thread Steering head.

    I set the bearing tension with the forks assembled and by watching how quickly the forks flop over side to side from the straight ahead...

    Oct 18, 2020 at 10:17 PM
  21. Marlin72xs liked gggGary's post in the thread Steering head.

    The top triple will sit "a bit" higher, 1/8"? with the All Balls kit, yes the top race sits proud. If using the stock headlight ears an...

    Oct 18, 2020 at 10:01 PM
  22. Marlin72xs replied to the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Thanks Gary. Question? Have you tried the tapered bearings on any of your bikes? I installed them because my ball bearings looked...

    Oct 18, 2020 at 2:11 PM
  23. Marlin72xs liked fredintoon's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Hi bosco, IMHO you don't really need a steering damper on a solo XS650 if the steering head races are adjusted properly. OTOH my XS650...

    Oct 18, 2020 at 2:08 PM
  24. Marlin72xs replied to the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    On my XS2 the steering dampener is infinitely adjustable. Lol. Speaking of steering stuff. I installed the Mikesxs tapered bearing...

    Oct 18, 2020 at 2:01 PM
  25. Marlin72xs liked Diebold2020's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Mocked up setup

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  26. Marlin72xs liked Zombie Killer's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Installed a steering dampener. The bracket is by Dixie International witch picked up from eBay.

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  27. Marlin72xs liked thuban's post in the thread Just out of curiosity - Airplane Guys.

    I don't know about all that stuff. I do know about, USS Enterprise (CVN-65) and FA-18 Hornet, Strike Fighters. Great little bird in a...

    Knife fighters.jpg Oct 15, 2020 at 9:52 PM
  28. Marlin72xs liked Jim's post in the thread Just out of curiosity - Airplane Guys.

    I suspect that over a few beers we could swap some tall ones. ;) :cheers:

    Oct 15, 2020 at 9:51 PM
  29. Marlin72xs liked jetmechmarty's post in the thread Just out of curiosity - Airplane Guys.

    Yes, but in the right seat running the radios. Light on fuel and drawing up the seat cushion! :laugh: I expect other times, but that...

    Oct 15, 2020 at 9:51 PM
  30. Marlin72xs liked Jim's post in the thread Just out of curiosity - Airplane Guys.

    Ever back one up Marty? Rule #1.... feet flat on the floor. Never EVER touch the brakes. To stop you go to forward thrust. If you touch...

    Oct 15, 2020 at 9:48 PM