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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

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    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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