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22's 1980 xs650 build thread

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Twenty2, Jan 27, 2021.

  1. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    No need to replace the grease seals unless they're damaged (yours look fine). Sometimes the chain wears the top off the seal on that side but like I said, yours look fine. Replacing the grease nipples depends on what type they are. Early models used a differently shaped nipple that most of today's grease guns don't fit. If you have those then yes, replace with modern standard fittings .....


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  2. Twenty2

    Twenty2 XS650 Member

    Thanks! Looks like my grease nipples are fine. I got around to cleaning the shaft bolt and pivot tube tonight and they're in worse shape then I had thought, my guess is that the pivot tube is toast and the bolt is 50/50. I've attached a few photos of the worst parts, it's mainly one end of the pivot tube, thoughts on the bolt would be great though.

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