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1973 TX 650 Rebuild

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by lakeview, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Thanks to all!
    And I will be referring to MM's build saga.
     
  2. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    ...and I can assist with cross border shipping.
    Keep me posted.

    Pete

    PS - If you need it, I have a ‘76 front fender - not sure if it is the same as a ‘73 but it’s yours if you’d like it Lakeview.
     
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  3. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Not to take you for granted Pete, but that was my plan. :D
     
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  4. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  5. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    All Thread Pressure
    Tapered races are now set in the steering head; lower bearing is installed on the triple. Goes alot better if if you do one race at a time. Freeze them, pay attention to what yer doing and keep them square and it goes smooth and logical.
    Tomorrow the frame will get a set of place keeper forks and roller wheels so it will look more like a motorcycle and be handier for garage tetris.
    Forks have to be gone through and totally rebuilt. A new set of fork tubes came in the boxes. Also plan to respoke the wheels this winter.
     
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  6. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Is that a cheap man’s press with rods, nuts and fender washers lakeview? If it is I guess would go in smooth and straight. JC
     
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  7. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    looks really good Lakeview - you’re making great progress!
     
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  8. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    The threaded rod acted more as a stabilizer for the old races which I used to tap in the new one.
     
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  9. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I like that idea and will use that when time comes to swap out.Thanks!
     
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  10. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Indeed - it is a lot more gentle than just wailing away with a mallet and the chances of the parts getting cocked in the bore is much reduced.
     
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  11. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    It's a Roller!
    Battery box on, centre stand, side stand, forks, wheels - all came together nicely this afternoon without too much heavy lifting or deep thought.
    The latter will have to be used to fab a repair if this broken fender mount, however. May take a couple days off this one to go back at the once-rusty '78 Special. I need to fix the starter spring on that one to make it ready for market.
     

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  12. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Looking good Angus! What exactly is the photo in the attached file?
     
  13. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Ooh I got THAT one :laugh2:
    Rear loop, RH bracket is cracked in two. Why is it always the RH that cracks?
     

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  14. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Rear fender brace/bracket/loop.
     
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  15. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    And the left corner of the licence plate.....
     
  16. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Hmmm.... I must’ve been lucky.
     
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  17. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    $5 says Bob went out and checked his for cracks. :lmao:
     
  18. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Not yet, but.......:unsure:
     
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  19. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    ....and then cleaned and polished it. :lmao:
     
  20. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Hoarding Pays (but it's messy)
    The '73 came to me quite complete except for the sidestand which had been poorly recreated from what looked like a piece of porch railing wrought iron. Cndn Mike's stock that so I bought one and installed it. It's a bit stiff, but I will fettle it later.
    Today I was looking for the decompression lever/starter switch and could not find it in any of the boxes. I knew I had one from a batch of leftovers I bought several years ago.
    In the course of my search, I came across 3 sidestands, 3 silver tach cables, 2 sets of silver throtthe cables and a twist grip. An OEM silver clutch cable in the factory packing, and the complete decompression lever/switch.
    Thinking now whether I should get some silver paint on the new Mike's harness.
    Started on the carbs that came with it; one float bowl came off with several taps, the other is withstanding my reasoned efforts - I dribbled a bit of penetrating oil along the seam to see if that dissolves some of the seal.
     
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