later than ~ '74 XS650 front brake m/cs are sized to work the TWO front disks that Euro and Far East XS650s had.
Which is why your...
"have" as in "the last one I worked on" which was back in the 1950s.
Post #40 says JAP was liquidated in 1964 so RIP JAP, eh?
JAP (that's J.A.Prestwich Engineering not the Oriental Guys) industrial engines still have that feature.
If it ain't got an oil pump...
us cheapskates trickle-charge by connecting a 12V bulb in series with the battery.
Single gas tap Special tank with badge rails? Looks just like my '84 Heritage Special's stock tank.
My best guess is that yours is a factory...
be careful, those things go faster than shit off a shovel. Be sure that it's in good shape because they are also right swines to work on.
IMe and my shiny new XS650 circumferenced Lake Superior back in the day.
Ronnie Raygun came on TV and raised the speed limit from 55 to...
my XS11 had mirrored gas taps. Swapping their innards over worked as you described.
yes, yes and be careful with that big wiggly washer.
Hi snowblind and welcome,
Nice bike, it's diet must have lost it 80 lbs or so?
one way to fix the fuel leakage problem is to modify the gas tap....
Use the lowest available drill speed speed, flood with cutting fluid and reef down as hard as you can on the feed lever,...
that'll work at the winter temperatures you pampered Southrons get.
Surviving a real winter is another story.
what concerns us northern climate riders is how well a battery will survive 6 months of winter storage.
Even when taken into the house and...
Australian friends have described Canberra as "the mis-use of a perfectly good cattle station"
But that's more'n'likely just pique....
my floppy bags are kept in shape by being stuffed full all the time.
Your nice fix will work just fine until the cardboard gets wet...
try parts washing with diesel fuel, it's perhaps 2% more costly than gasoline and has way less fire risk.
in US politics red is right wing and blue is left wing? Or is it t'other way round?
In UK politics red is the communist's color.
Managed to hook up two of the sidecar's lighting wires before my wife diverted me onto fixing the backyard gate
nah, shove a .22 cartridge in there. Sissies use a spent casing but real men use a live round, eh?
I found a video just for you: "Hoppity comes to town"
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