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Found in barn, XS650E

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jetmechmarty, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    FD11C191-6675-4ED7-9123-B72EEA07E6CE.jpeg 69FEC751-44CE-443D-A2FF-8982E315C5F4.jpeg Actually, it was more of a damp Appalachian garage. A former in-law abandoned it in my brother in-law’s garage. He wanted it gone, so my father-in-law trucked it down to Georgia for me. I don’t remember how long I had it in the basement, but I brought it with me to Mississippi.

    I haven’t decided what to do with it. I’ve considered fixing it and riding it ugly for a bit. The odo shows about 27,000 miles. It’s nasty with corrosion, in spite of being stored indoors.

    So far:
    The fork stop tab is bent/broken.
    Charging rotor shorted.
    Strainer full of metal. I guess the oil pump is toast.
     
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  2. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Other than being torn, it looks clean. 8575B61C-5626-41B7-9175-FD9E65E7424B.jpeg
     
  3. Jim

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

    Looks like a good Winter project. I've got a rebuilt rotor ready to go. Pm me if you're interested.
    PS... ditch the fugly seat... :rolleyes:
     
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  4. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Yes, the seat is fugly. It’s also in poor condition. If I deem this salvageable, you’ll get the call on the rotor.
     
  5. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    In my opinion, the '78 model is a very good one, worth saving and fixing up. The sump filter was so clean because everything got sucked up through the hole to the other filter, lol.
     
  6. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    A little of this, a little of that, a couple cans of rattle...
    I'm sure if you look in the marketplace, you'll find everything you'll need (for cheap! :wink2: ) to turn it into a respectable rider. Maybe a daily rider! Good luck, and keep us posted (we're nosy!).
     
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  7. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Yes, I got the front fender at Barber for $5, the side covers at another swap meet for $5. The tank is 74/75, I think from eBay. The movers put a serious big dent in it.
     
  8. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Have any of y’all dealt with this?
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  9. Jim

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

    Got a welder? I can send you the piece I cut off the speed twin wannabe.
     
  10. Jim

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

  11. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    No, but I have to have the tab welded too.
     
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  12. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider Top Contributor

    Get it flat again. Grinding or filing. 2 fender washers on each side and a long 6mm stud with a nut above and below to sandwich it all together. May a long bolt if one could be found could be used instead of a stud.
     
  13. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    One more ? for now.
    The three bolts that cover the oil pump. Do I have to heat them? My JIS impact isn't getting it done.
     
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  14. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    #3 phillips works well IIRC
     
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  15. Jim

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

    1+ on the #3 phillips. I use a #3 bit in a bit holder and 1/4" breaker bar. Give you lots of torque and makes it easy to rock it back and forth (tighten/ loosen) 'till it finally breaks free.

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  16. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Very good. I can replicate that. I'll give it a go next garage visit.
     
  17. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Hey that 1/4" handle is Dented!
    I will always loosen/tighten starting with a hand impact...
     
  18. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    For the tougher bolts, I have found that bringing a bit more metal and muscle to the job does the trick.
    With a larger wrench, you can put more weight behind the operation.
    I use a 1/2" drive.

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    ...and for the really seized items, such as the phillips engine side case bolts on the RD350 I restored last winter (replaced all of them with SS allen heads) , I use a 1/2" air wrench. My Chicago Pneumatic has a continuously variable notchless air adjustment allowing for setting the torque zackly where you want it. This has never failed for me.

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    Last edited: Nov 8, 2019
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  19. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    Before reaching for the hand impact, my trick, for stubborn hardware, whether using a wrench or socket, is to load some tension on the wrench, and "bonk" it with a rubber mallet. You get the momentary "spike" in torque, but it's less sharp than a metal hammer, so less likelihood of snapping the fastener. That first, then the impact. If that doesn't work, it's time for the "hot wrench"!
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    But it (almost) never comes to that! :doh:
     
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  20. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    I have one of those as well. My #2 JIS impact didn't get it done. I try the #3 phillips.
     
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