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  1. MaxPete liked nj1639's post in the thread Best of luck to all.

    Hey! Did you hear about the constipated Proffesor? He worked it out with a pencil. Not sure what the point is but hopefully dull.

    Apr 22, 2021 at 8:31 AM
  2. MaxPete liked Jim's post in the thread Best of luck to all.

    Not sure I'd call that a fact, but that's certainly one way of looking at it. Here's another.... calling someone a liar based on faulty...

    Apr 22, 2021 at 8:31 AM
  3. MaxPete liked peanut's post in the thread Best of luck to all.

    yes well said guys . At the end of the day we all have the same important thing in common ...a love of the bike . We all say things in...

    Apr 22, 2021 at 8:31 AM
  4. MaxPete liked gggGary's post in the thread For Sale - Big bore kits $350???.

    Reaming out the stud holes not yet resolved........

    Apr 21, 2021 at 2:49 PM
  5. MaxPete liked Machine's post in the thread Miss November XS2 tribute.

    True, Barend mirrors and women in the garage just do not cohabitate well. Having those wide mirrors out on the road is kinda like having...

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  6. MaxPete liked Mailman's post in the thread Miss November XS2 tribute.

    Yeah I know what you mean, I loved how the bar end mirrors gave me such an uncluttered view forward, and my mirrors gave an excellent...

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  7. MaxPete liked Raymond's post in the thread Miss November XS2 tribute.

    Not mirrors - just the one, on the r/h side. Otherwise, feel it would make the bike feel too wide for filtering. Not that there's much...

    Apr 21, 2021 at 2:47 PM
  8. MaxPete liked Jim's post in the thread Miss November XS2 tribute.

    No, you have to drill 'em. It's mild steel though... so it's pretty easy. A steady hand could do it with a hand drill.

    Apr 21, 2021 at 2:47 PM
  9. MaxPete liked 5twins's post in the thread Miss November XS2 tribute.

    Yes, I swapped on an earlier pivot w/ grease fitting. As you can see, looking at the original, it really needs it. The older part shows...

    Apr 21, 2021 at 2:46 PM
  10. MaxPete liked jetmechmarty's post in the thread Miss November XS2 tribute.

    Is the passage already there? Just finish the hole?

    Apr 21, 2021 at 2:46 PM
  11. MaxPete liked Jim's post in the thread Miss November XS2 tribute.

    Jus' roll your own.... :sneaky: [ATTACH]

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  12. MaxPete liked jetmechmarty's post in the thread Miss November XS2 tribute.

    I would bet the farm your '83 XS650 has a grease fitting on the brake arm! Luv ya! Never mind. I see it!

    Apr 21, 2021 at 2:46 PM
  13. MaxPete liked 5twins's post in the thread Miss November XS2 tribute.

    Yes, that pesky kick starter pivot, lol. Although I always kept the one on my '78 oiled, every time I went to fold it out and use it, it...

    Apr 21, 2021 at 2:46 PM
  14. MaxPete liked jetmechmarty's post in the thread Miss November XS2 tribute.

    I hate that the mothership deleted the brake pedal grease fitting. My '78 & '79 650's have them. Apparently, '80 and up, don't....

    Apr 21, 2021 at 2:45 PM
  15. MaxPete liked Machine's post in the thread Miss November XS2 tribute.

    :agree: those EMGO's without a mount modification are just an accident waiting to happen. Halcyon mirrors are worth the price!

    Apr 21, 2021 at 2:45 PM
  16. MaxPete liked Machine's post in the thread Miss November XS2 tribute.

    [ATTACH] Cool! so the Halcyon mirrors require an 11mm wrench to adjust the mirror position. A very unusual size. Suggest you keep one of...

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  17. MaxPete liked Mailman's post in the thread Miss November XS2 tribute.

    Oooh.... you popped for the good mirrors. I bought some Emgos with rubber expansion plugs that go inside the handlebars and they were...

    Apr 21, 2021 at 2:45 PM
  18. MaxPete liked Raymond's post in the thread Miss November XS2 tribute.

    Couple of small jobs today. The kickstart has always been reluctant to fold out - takes a fair force and feels notchy. So today,...

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  19. MaxPete liked RC4MAN's post in the thread Other Bikes and Workshop Woes.

    Easy-Out is a Misnomer. Rarely had any success with them. Typically if the head or shank of a bolt or stud breaks it's buggered or...

    Apr 21, 2021 at 2:44 PM
  20. MaxPete liked Brassneck's post in the thread Other Bikes and Workshop Woes.

    Good to know they don't work jets. I avoid easy outs as much as possible....unless it's the last option. :)

    Apr 21, 2021 at 2:44 PM
  21. MaxPete liked 5twins's post in the thread Other Bikes and Workshop Woes.

    I rarely reuse the old jets. The heads are usually all buggered up and I consider myself lucky I got them out the first time, lol....

    Apr 21, 2021 at 2:44 PM
  22. MaxPete liked gggGary's post in the thread Other Bikes and Workshop Woes.

    Good advice except for the easy out, they just don't work on jets.

    Apr 21, 2021 at 2:44 PM
  23. MaxPete liked Brassneck's post in the thread Other Bikes and Workshop Woes.

    If your carb is apart, and you have access to an ultra sonic cleaner, that has been pretty effective at loosening jets. I've also had...

    Apr 21, 2021 at 2:44 PM
  24. MaxPete liked 5twins's post in the thread Other Bikes and Workshop Woes.

    I know this is a bit late for you now, but I find one of the keys to removing old jets is a perfectly fitting screwdriver....

    Apr 21, 2021 at 2:43 PM