I forgot to mention that I swapped forks about 1 month ago. So yeah, those forks aren't actually the 1977 year.
Other than this...
Interesting point but I've looked for the correct style cap on Ebay but none are available. This is currently preventing me from riding because...
I busted the cap to the fork tube on the right fork on my 1977. It is the type with the pre-load adjustment.
I'm going to use a...
Thanks for all this info guys.
I'm really leaning towards timing at the moment. Everything is stock on the bike including the jetting....
Took about 4 months. Bike had sat outside, partially covered for 20 years.
Rebuilt carbs, new wiring harness, new rectifier,...
Thanks for all the input.
I am running a completely stock bike. Exhaust, air filters, everything.
I'm going to go through the...
Ok, so I looked at the plugs and if anything I am running too rich!?!?!
Here is a picture:
The left plug looks to be running a bit...
damn, thats what i thought. ok, gotta figure out whats wrong.
everything is stock....
Took the bike on the highway for the first time. It was ~10 miles. When I got home I checked engine temps out of curiosity and...
I need a stock 1977 gas tank. Either the maroon or blue.
Thanks for the replies.
the cable is brand new so I don't expect broken strands. Regardless, I'll check as well as I can....
Yes, I did. They are both intact and tight.
My clutch cable is new and has less than 200 miles on it.
Went to my bike this morning and the clutch cable was all of a...
PM sent for seat lock.
ditto on the seat lock.
oh man. i have been searching for that tank for months. please tell me you have it.
Found a shop that will mount tires that I bring into them.
I am going with the Shinko 712 Model of tire for my stock 1977 XS650....
I actually have a 'type A' tensioner assembly as well. Can I install that on my 1977? It has a lock-nut so that would be...
I have a 1977 XS650 with the cam chain tensioner that is called 'type d' in this post:...
Bumping this up again.
Need that tank! :)
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