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  1. Mailman posted a new thread.

    Don’t try this at home.

    You tube “scientist” floats a 110 lb. anvil in a tub of mercury. It’s cool to watch, but you have to wander if this guy is playing with...

    Forum: The Lounge

    Feb 18, 2020 at 4:32 PM
  2. Team Junk replied to the thread What exhaust headers are compatible?.

    Thanks GLJ I think they are my pipes. I like them. Center stand not a problem. They are quiet. A step up from the Hooker 2 into 1 that...

    Feb 18, 2020 at 4:25 PM
  3. GLJ liked Tiesco's post in the thread What exhaust headers are compatible?.

    Thanks for the pic GLJ. I ordered a set of headers off Ebay today and I plan on getting some mufflers at some point

    Feb 18, 2020 at 4:15 PM
  4. Tiesco replied to the thread What exhaust headers are compatible?.

    Thanks for the pic GLJ. I ordered a set of headers off Ebay today and I plan on getting some mufflers at some point

    Feb 18, 2020 at 4:13 PM
  5. CrabbyCustoms liked Jim's post in the thread Crabby's Build.

    Blast it again to get the brightness back then wash with dish soap and HOT water. Do a final rinse... or 3 or 5 with boiling water. Yes...

    Feb 18, 2020 at 3:44 PM
  6. CrabbyCustoms replied to the thread Crabby's Build.

    I will. Thanks!

    Feb 18, 2020 at 3:44 PM
  7. gggGary liked GLJ's post in the thread It's past time to start XS2 Resurrection.

    Package showed up today from the UK. Hmm wonder what's in it? It was delivered by UPS but I think I could use a Mailman. [ATTACH]

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  8. GLJ attached a file to the thread It's past time to start XS2 Resurrection.

    Package showed up today from the UK. Hmm wonder what's in it? It was delivered by UPS but I think I could use a Mailman. [ATTACH]

    upload_2020-2-18_15-33-0.png Feb 18, 2020 at 3:34 PM
  9. gggGary liked GLJ's post in the thread It's past time to start XS2 Resurrection.

    No fair. [ATTACH]

    upload_2020-2-18_15-28-37.png Feb 18, 2020 at 3:33 PM
  10. GLJ attached a file to the thread It's past time to start XS2 Resurrection.

    No fair. [ATTACH]

    upload_2020-2-18_15-28-37.png Feb 18, 2020 at 3:32 PM
  11. GLJ liked gggGary's post in the thread It's past time to start XS2 Resurrection.

    Looking good! [ATTACH] Seriously, lots of hard work there. Kind O glad the Triump is wait'n on parts.

    xs2.png Feb 18, 2020 at 3:28 PM
  12. Cafe Murdock attached a file to the thread piston ring gap?.

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  13. gggGary attached a file to the thread It's past time to start XS2 Resurrection.

    Looking good! [ATTACH] Seriously, lots of hard work there. Kind O glad the Triump is wait'n on parts.

    xs2.png Feb 18, 2020 at 3:22 PM
  14. GLJ liked gggGary's post in the thread 1972 Yamaha XS650 project.

    the wheels do plug up, why you need a wheel rake. [ATTACH] Eye and breathing protection needed when buffing!

    rake.jpg Feb 18, 2020 at 3:16 PM
  15. GLJ liked Jim's post in the thread Crabby's Build.

    Blast it again to get the brightness back then wash with dish soap and HOT water. Do a final rinse... or 3 or 5 with boiling water. Yes...

    Feb 18, 2020 at 3:16 PM
  16. Jim replied to the thread Crabby's Build.

    Blast it again to get the brightness back then wash with dish soap and HOT water. Do a final rinse... or 3 or 5 with boiling water. Yes...

    Feb 18, 2020 at 3:13 PM
  17. gggGary liked GLJ's post in the thread It's past time to start XS2 Resurrection.

    Wheels, fenders cleaned/waxed back on, motor in. Went in OK. Should hear it run this week. Using the hydraulic lift was able to do it by...

    upload_2020-2-18_14-52-1.png Feb 18, 2020 at 3:12 PM
  18. gggGary attached a file to the thread 1972 Yamaha XS650 project.

    the wheels do plug up, why you need a wheel rake. [ATTACH] Eye and breathing protection needed when buffing!

    rake.jpg Feb 18, 2020 at 3:12 PM
  19. Jim liked CrabbyCustoms's post in the thread Crabby's Build.

    It even seemed to bring back some of the corrosion? [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

    February 18, 2020-44.jpg February 18, 2020-46.jpg Feb 18, 2020 at 3:09 PM
  20. Jim liked CrabbyCustoms's post in the thread Crabby's Build.

    Wow a bit of a rollercoaster of emotions! I started this morning by ultrasonic cleaning the cylinder which did a great job of removing...

    February 17, 2020-46.jpg February 17, 2020-52.jpg February 16, 2020-62.jpg February 18, 2020-42.jpg February 17, 2020-47.jpg February 18, 2020-43.jpg Feb 18, 2020 at 3:09 PM
  21. gggGary liked Greyandridin's post in the thread 1972 Yamaha XS650 project.

    I found this site on the interweb has a lot on info on buffing stuff I didn't know about (don't take much)...

    Feb 18, 2020 at 3:09 PM
  22. gggGary liked GLJ's post in the thread What exhaust headers are compatible?.

    There is one 2 into 1 that will work with a centerstand. [ATTACH]

    upload_2020-2-18_13-39-51.png Feb 18, 2020 at 3:08 PM
  23. Jim liked GLJ's post in the thread It's past time to start XS2 Resurrection.

    Wheels, fenders cleaned/waxed back on, motor in. Went in OK. Should hear it run this week. Using the hydraulic lift was able to do it by...

    upload_2020-2-18_14-52-1.png Feb 18, 2020 at 3:07 PM
  24. gggGary liked Jim's post in the thread What exhaust headers are compatible?.

    Yeah... this method isn't the be all to end all. It's pretty effective, but sometimes doesn't cover all years.

    Feb 18, 2020 at 3:07 PM
  25. Cafe Murdock replied to the thread piston ring gap?.

    Hey I finally got my 706cc kit from cruse image and was looking on sum info about clocking my rings any advice or thoughts appreciated...

    Feb 18, 2020 at 3:04 PM
  26. GLJ attached a file to the thread It's past time to start XS2 Resurrection.

    Wheels, fenders cleaned/waxed back on, motor in. Went in OK. Should hear it run this week. Using the hydraulic lift was able to do it by...

    upload_2020-2-18_14-52-1.png Feb 18, 2020 at 3:04 PM
  27. Greyandridin replied to the thread 1972 Yamaha XS650 project.

    I found this site on the interweb has a lot on info on buffing stuff I didn't know about (don't take much)...

    Feb 18, 2020 at 2:58 PM
  28. scanney liked gggGary's post in the thread 1972 Yamaha XS650 project.

    Mailman likes polishing so much we all just send him our parts, they come back in a week like new. He even pays postage! :yikes:

    Feb 18, 2020 at 2:56 PM
  29. scanney liked Mailman's post in the thread 1972 Yamaha XS650 project.

    My usual progression goes something like this, if it’s got a lot of corrosion like this, [ATTACH] I start off with a blue Dico wheel and...

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