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Bushyboy's build thread

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Bushyeyed1, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    I'm thinking your original rotor may still be good and is probably better than one of those cheap Chinese repops.
     
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  2. Bushyeyed1

    Bushyeyed1 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    I am sure it is still good but I just wanted to change it since its closer to the lower side of resistance. I guess I will let you know how long the cheap one last anyhow. If I get it and for some reason the resistance equates the same then I'll use the old one. May even just rewind the rotor if I'm feeling like learning something new.

    So the pickup coil seems good on the old stator as far as it passing is resistance check, but is there any reason to attempt removing it? Also is there any reason to keep the old stator?
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2019
  3. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Never throw any old motorcycle parts away, lol. Sure as shit you'll need it about a week later.
     
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  4. 650Skull

    650Skull Dinosaur Lives Top Contributor

    Got a link to the rotor supplier?
     
  5. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    I bought one off them and lasted a few hundred kms. They refunded me when I proved to them it was toast. Yours may work fine....but for how long. JC
     
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  6. 650Skull

    650Skull Dinosaur Lives Top Contributor

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  7. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    I think that's one of those rotors with no timing mark on it. There's really no excuse for that.
     
  8. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    It does have one, but not a good one (south east corner).
    rotor.jpg

    The problem with mine is was the varnish melted and wiring touched the rotor halves. On the bike gave a tolerable resistance, but off the bike was close to 1 ohm. You can see my frustration here. Put the OEM with a lower resistance and charging good. They refunded me and let me keep it. I am keeping it in case it can be rebuilt.
    http://www.xs650.com/threads/well-that-didnt-last-long.52169/page-3
     
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  9. Bushyeyed1

    Bushyeyed1 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    @Superjet thanks for the heads up. That is one of those things wish I would have known before I paid for it. Actually I think I am going to return it since in their policy they accept them.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2019
  10. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    I did mention it to you...post #93...regardless some have had luck with some of the Chinese built ones, some not so much. I have got a complete & tested rotor and stator for replacement if ever my current one fails.
     
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  11. Bushyeyed1

    Bushyeyed1 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Dang I am at a loss now. Turn ignition switch on get neutral light that is it no other electronics. Go about half way between off and on get tail light, and horn seems to be brake light or just brightens tail light; also neutral goes out. 11.6 volts on battery. All wires seemed to be in correct locations turn signals do no work either. Rotor and stator are installed.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2019
  12. Bushyeyed1

    Bushyeyed1 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Last edited: Feb 16, 2019
  13. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Yes, go through the switch. Sometimes the contacts on the contact plate are all corroded, sometimes even burnt and/or damaged.
     
  14. Bushyeyed1

    Bushyeyed1 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Checked the switch wasn't the issue. I even just held contacts as to make continuity and still same results checked all the red and brown wires and got power throughout system. Now I'm looking through the turn signal switch/horn/headlight wires. What is weird to me is that I had 11.6 volts and at one point it drained the battery almost 3 volts in a few seconds.
     
  15. Bushyeyed1

    Bushyeyed1 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    I have no idea what I did but now it is working after I took the bike almost down the frame. I will reconfigure it and look for a short.
     
  16. Bushyeyed1

    Bushyeyed1 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Spoke too soon it appears back to not working. And I can't duplicate it.
     
  17. Bushyeyed1

    Bushyeyed1 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Ok finally found it in the wire bundle under the gas tank. I can move it and make it go intemittant between working and not working.
     
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  18. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    You narrowed it down.....now go in for the kill!!! Lol
     
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  19. Bushyeyed1

    Bushyeyed1 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    I put it back together and so far so good. At idle it was getting a constant 12 V and at 2000 rpm 14.6 v. All electrical appears to be working. It is cold and rainy so test ride to come another day. I am gonna adjust valves before I ride to because an ever so slight ping was heard. I did make sure top dead center lines up but didn't think it's necessary to put a timing light to it.
     
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