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  1. grizld1 liked TwoManyXS1Bs's post in the thread what's the ideal compression ratio?.

    Do you folks use oil temp gauges? Awhile back, while researching Australia, I found these posted on an Australian tourism website,...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 7:34 AM
  2. Paul Sutton liked MarieKaramazov's post in the thread An Adventure in Firsts: '83 XS650 Heritage Special Build/Rebuild.

    Thanks for the input, Downeaster. 1. The mechanic is the one who mentioned the risers after riding it; I assumed he meant the bars as...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 7:31 AM
  3. grizld1 liked Signal's post in the thread what's the ideal compression ratio?.

    Staggers, you are right, everyone will have an opinion on this. My thoughts are: For a hot street set up running pump gas 10:1 is...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 7:30 AM
  4. Paul Sutton liked Downeaster's post in the thread An Adventure in Firsts: '83 XS650 Heritage Special Build/Rebuild.

    Wow! That's what I call a First Post! :cheers::D Couple of points: 1. By "risers" I assume you mean handlebar risers? If so,...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 7:29 AM
  5. willis liked Machine's post in the thread Sold / Found / Inactive - Green Right Side Cover.

    [ATTACH] Couldn't have asked for a better match in condition. Very thankful for that quick reply dogbunny. Plan? eh Mailman.. just...

    20201026_182856.jpg Oct 27, 2020 at 7:25 AM
  6. Paul Sutton liked xjwmx's post in the thread My Build: A Pandemic Project.

    Put the parts you took off on ebay and turn that into a good profit for you and a good bargain for a buyer. A lot of choppers of good...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 7:19 AM
  7. SomervilleXS650 liked Melmwood's post in the thread My Build: A Pandemic Project.

    Thanks man. Yeah, it seems only right to share any experience or knowledge I gained after the hours I spent on here troubleshooting. I...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 6:56 AM
  8. Raymond liked Shipper's post in the thread Shaft Removal for Vapour Blast.

    Fredintoon, great advice - found it on YouTube. Thanks, likely saved my casing.

    Oct 27, 2020 at 6:36 AM
  9. Raymond liked Signal's post in the thread Shaft Removal for Vapour Blast.

    Khansen is correct the bearing presses in easily, that is you press it from the blank side towards the inside of the cases. The starter...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 6:35 AM
  10. Raymond liked kshansen's post in the thread Shaft Removal for Vapour Blast.

    [ATTACH] I'm thinking that the bearing in question is the one shown here with the red X on it. If so then I would say that would be the...

    bearing remove.JPG Oct 27, 2020 at 6:34 AM
  11. Shipper replied to the thread Shaft Removal for Vapour Blast.

    Thanks Junkie, sounds good.

    Oct 27, 2020 at 6:26 AM
  12. Shipper replied to the thread Shaft Removal for Vapour Blast.

    Fredintoon, great advice - found it on YouTube. Thanks, likely saved my casing.

    Oct 27, 2020 at 6:23 AM
  13. Scripto VU liked Melmwood's post in the thread My Build: A Pandemic Project.

    Ok, so that's about it for a somewhat detailed look at a given build stage. I've got one more "in progress" photo. This was after I had...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 6:13 AM
  14. Raymond liked Paul Sutton's post in the thread My Build: A Pandemic Project.

    It is sad to compare the "Before" and the "After" photos. I once had a 1958 Puch R125 with saddle seats and gave it away to be turned...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 5:23 AM
  15. Raymond liked bosco659's post in the thread My Build: A Pandemic Project.

    Nice job. Hopefully it s going to a good home overseas. What’s the next project?

    Oct 27, 2020 at 5:21 AM
  16. Raymond liked Melmwood's post in the thread My Build: A Pandemic Project.

    So this is the list (I think it's complete) of everything I did on my project build this summer. I got to do so many maintenance items...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 5:20 AM
  17. Raymond liked Melmwood's post in the thread My Build: A Pandemic Project.

    Ok, so that's about it for a somewhat detailed look at a given build stage. I've got one more "in progress" photo. This was after I had...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 5:18 AM
  18. Raymond liked Melmwood's post in the thread My Build: A Pandemic Project.

    Then, of course, I had to cover the damn thing. Thought that would be easy. But all the logical options suck - like high density foam...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 5:17 AM
  19. Raymond liked Melmwood's post in the thread My Build: A Pandemic Project.

    What else what else what else...ah, the damn internet. So, there's a guy on YouTube in Australia (I think) who has some great content on...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 5:15 AM
  20. steve carty set their occupation to Superintendent.

    Oct 27, 2020 at 5:14 AM
  21. steve carty set their location as Victoria -Australia.

    Oct 27, 2020 at 5:14 AM
  22. Raymond liked Melmwood's post in the thread My Build: A Pandemic Project.

    So I suppose I can quickly mention a few quick paint notes... For the frame, I didn't strip it down and repaint it. It was in decent...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 5:13 AM
  23. xjwmx replied to the thread My Build: A Pandemic Project.

    Put the parts you took off on ebay and turn that into a good profit for you and a good bargain for a buyer. A lot of choppers of good...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 5:12 AM
  24. steve carty has a new avatar.

    Oct 27, 2020 at 5:08 AM
  25. Raymond liked Melmwood's post in the thread My Build: A Pandemic Project.

    I was originally going to go for the flat tracker look, but for some reason wandered into the scrambler world somehow (honestly, I don't...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 5:08 AM
  26. Raymond liked Melmwood's post in the thread My Build: A Pandemic Project.

    So me and a buddy trailered it home and it sat in his garage (he had more space than me) for about a week while I finalized the plan....

    Oct 27, 2020 at 5:07 AM
  27. Raymond liked Melmwood's post in the thread My Build: A Pandemic Project.

    I have no idea why I didn't track my build real-time this summer, but better late than never (I suppose) to put my build out here in...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 5:07 AM
  28. Paul Sutton replied to the thread My Build: A Pandemic Project.

    It is sad to compare the "Before" and the "After" photos. I once had a 1958 Puch R125 with saddle seats and gave it away to be turned...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 4:56 AM
  29. Paul Sutton liked xjwmx's post in the thread My Build: A Pandemic Project.

    They used to say chop the '80+ ones, they're no good and I would say they're the best of all. On the old site that preceded this one,...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 4:49 AM
  30. Paul Sutton liked Melmwood's post in the thread My Build: A Pandemic Project.

    Thanks man. Yeah, it seems only right to share any experience or knowledge I gained after the hours I spent on here troubleshooting. I...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 4:48 AM
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