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1973 TX 650 Rebuild

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

  1. MaxPete

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

    You’re getting there Lakeview - really looking forward to this one.

    BTW - I rode Lucille to the CVMG Christmas Dinner tonight. There were three bikes there (she was the oldest) - and it was rather “fresh” but quite nice.

    Pete
     
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  2. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Wow you guys hold Christmas a month early too?
     
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  3. MaxPete

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

    Just the dinners Gary. Christmas, as well as Thanksgiving, is right on time up here.

    hehehehe.
     
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  4. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    I Was Warned
    PO told me that a bolt had sheared off during reassembly. At least it is nicely accessible. A job for a left twist drill, in my mind, but first I am going to get some gentle heat on it with the heat gun and cool it with penetrating fluid over a couple cycles to hopefully loosen it some.
     
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  5. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    If it's not too deep you might be able to slot it with a dremel cut off wheel and turn it out with a screwdriver.
     
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  6. Jim

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

    Yeah... what Gary sez. I've also got 'em out by gently tapping into it with a small chisel 'till it gives enough purchase to screw it out.
     
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  7. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Predator Yawn
    A little heat from the hair dryer got the carb to open up. Pretty horrible looking and stinky too. I have a couple older raised floor style carbs that may replace this mess. Will just have to research to make sure they are correct.
     
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  8. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    That looks um, interesting.
     
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  9. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Been sittin for a while eh lakeview?!? Man gonna be interesting to see how long those will clean up! JC
     
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  10. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    I thought mine were rough.
     
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  11. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Not E-Z Out, But Easy Does It.
    Lucky the way it turned out, I got a drill started almost exactly centred on the broken bolt and was able to drill down to the end of it. No way was any extractor going to touch what was left of it, so I redrilled it with a 13/64th bit and tapped it back to original size.
    Did not even have to "adjust" the hole in the cover.
    Looks like the PO had used bolts that were long enough to almost bottom and one of them had a short hole or crud in the bottom and it broke off. I used three shorter socket head bolts in the top row and added washers to the hex heads in the bottom row.
     
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  12. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    On the Bench
    Next to do is to check all the engine mount bolts, finish the top mount, check clearances, add rear brake components and then hang the harness on it.
     
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  13. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Spare Set Looks Decent
    Original carbs look beyond help, so I looked in the shed and found this pair. (Also two pairs of earlier XS1 carbs with the metal linked carbs which I put on Kijiji)
    This picture is as taken apart, all the brass looks right, so tomorrow will get the ultrasound going.
     
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  14. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Angus, what are your plans for this bike? Have you thought about whether you plan to keep it ?
     
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  15. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Probably will be a keeper; paint job is a big investment.
     
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  16. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Yeah, I can attest to that. A BIG PART of my budget was paint.
     
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  17. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    And tires, rims, spokes, probably exhaust, instruments - glad it's a beaut color.
     
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  18. GLJ

    GLJ If you can't laugh at youself you shouldn't laugh Top Contributor

    If I remember right you threw your budget out the window when you got to paint
     
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  19. GLJ

    GLJ If you can't laugh at youself you shouldn't laugh Top Contributor

    Paint however you want it makes or breaks a bike in your eyes.
     
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  20. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Thats exactly right. Once I committed to repainting all the tins and realized what it was going to cost, I decided to go the distance on the resto. I will say that I did not go as far as some have. Nothing was rechromed, the exhaust, wheels, spokes and fenders, instruments and lights are all original , just shined up, imperfections and all.
     
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