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  1. MaxPete liked jetmechmarty's post in the thread Think'n about......

    Wow! I never appreciated the appearance of the 1974-75 XS650 mufflers. They look huge. Until now! After an eight day tour, the only...

    Jul 4, 2020 at 1:43 PM
  2. MaxPete replied to the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    hehehehe...I see what you did there....;)

    Jul 4, 2020 at 3:44 AM
  3. MaxPete liked Raymondo's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    He's going Commando today.

    Jul 4, 2020 at 3:43 AM
  4. MaxPete liked gggGary's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    umm, Oops?

    Jul 4, 2020 at 3:43 AM
  5. MaxPete liked Mailman's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Hey! That doesn’t look like an XS650! :cool:

    Jul 4, 2020 at 3:43 AM
  6. MaxPete liked gggGary's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    This stuff works good, high build gloss black. This was down and dirty, whatever the old paint was, just fell off the oil tank, bit of...

    oil tank.jpg Jul 4, 2020 at 3:43 AM
  7. MaxPete liked thuban's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Lakeview, We see how your are! Just about to show us everything then wink and run!

    Jul 4, 2020 at 3:42 AM
  8. MaxPete liked lakeview's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    [ATTACH] Today's Tease Got it fired on the test tank, waiting for petcocks from Cndn Mikes. New Exhaust sounds nice. Started...

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  9. MaxPete liked Ratranger's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Looks like I have to run a base gasket. Used some .050 solder as a crush measurement for the squish band and came up with .02-.025"....

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  10. MaxPete liked lakeview's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    [ATTACH] Small Bit - Big Improvement Factory direction light lost its pin and started rotating freely. The head of a 2 inch plain...

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  11. MaxPete liked 5twins's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    If you're still running the original stock clutch springs, that could be the problem. Most have gotten weak by now. Aftermarket slightly...

    Jul 4, 2020 at 3:39 AM
  12. MaxPete liked buzzword's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Also @Tiesco your clutch slippage may be related to friction modifiers in the oil that you're using, the condition of your clutch plates...

    Jul 4, 2020 at 3:39 AM
  13. MaxPete liked Tiesco's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Thanks for alleviating my concerns, yall. I would have liked to see it run at like 220F personally but seeing as its supposed run that...

    Jul 4, 2020 at 3:39 AM
  14. MaxPete liked Ratranger's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Air cooles VWs run with cylinder head temps around 300*F, critical "overheat" temp around 425-450. And most people agree oil temp...

    Jul 4, 2020 at 3:39 AM
  15. MaxPete liked DaveO's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Hi @Tiesco Petrol, when it burns, produces an equal quantity of water and CO2. So one pound of petrol produces one pound of water...

    Jul 4, 2020 at 3:38 AM
  16. MaxPete liked lakeview's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    [ATTACH] Headlight Bucket Completed 77D Those storied 4 male blue leads are now joined together per forum guidance - doesn't seem right...

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  17. MaxPete liked 5twins's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Is that an XS650-specific temp gauge or just something you rigged up?

    Jul 4, 2020 at 3:36 AM
  18. MaxPete liked Tiesco's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Took it for a 30 minute ride today to see how hot the bike gets and this was the result: [ATTACH] 115C at its highest which is 239F....

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  19. MaxPete liked Ratranger's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Could do what I did to my tiger. I tried taking the baffle out= too loud. Baffle in=sounded stock. Slowly shortened baffle until it...

    Jul 4, 2020 at 3:36 AM
  20. MaxPete liked 5twins's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    I installed baffles in my Norton Peashooter mufflers. They really quieted them down, maybe too much, lol, because it seems performance...

    Jul 4, 2020 at 3:35 AM
  21. MaxPete liked Superjet's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Took a 106kms loop along the coast and a few kms in, horn mount broke...o_O i heard it hitting the fender at a stop. Just took the wires...

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  22. MaxPete liked yamahama's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Re sprayed some primer on the swing arm on a thin spot that takes direct abuse after trying some 800 grit sanding on a thick blob on...

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  23. MaxPete liked Superjet's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Lakeview your bike is looking great. I had a similar problem when I purchased the same exhaust for my 77. I never thought about he...

    Jul 4, 2020 at 3:35 AM
  24. MaxPete liked lakeview's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Thanks Mailman. I put all my good post '74 stuff on it, so will get the Ontario Safety Certificate when done, then advertise it at a...

    Jul 4, 2020 at 3:34 AM
  25. MaxPete liked Mailman's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Boy! You’re doing such a nice job on this bike, are you thinking of keeping it?

    Jul 4, 2020 at 3:34 AM