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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Raymondo, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher

    I copied my lift from OB. It was a left side unit but I soon flipped the carriage over to remove the engine from the right. I see he has now done the same.
    I made quick disconnects for mine using threaded rod slotted on the end and welded in washers. Just roll it up, stick a bolt thru the washers/ mounts, jack it up and back it out. No engine hoist, plus an adapter needed. But if you don't have a way to build it... Yeah, been there done that.

    Thu
     
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  2. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher

    I'm with Machine. Yes, remove the screw, Clean the oil out with brake cleaner or carb cleaner. Use yamabond ( I use #4) and let it set up over nite. It will hold the leak. ( If you put fix on top of fix the problem usually gets worse unless you have a damn good Machinist.) As long as everything tightens up like it's supposed to, yamabond will fix the leak.
    Thu
     
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  3. Raymondo

    Raymondo XS650 owner, fettler, setting out on a journey Top Contributor

    Thank you, Gentlemen. Forgive me, Machine, I tend to be a bit flippant but did not mean to disparage Yamabond by saying gumming it up. My pals have always referred to gasket compounds in general as goo or gum.

    I haven't used Yamabond and never heard of it until I came here. I've checked and it is available in the UK on ebay.

    I will adopt Rasputin's suggestion of cleaning out the hole with carb cleaner and see if I can spot the leak. But whether I find the leak or not, there is little to lose if I put some Yamabond on the bolt thread and refit everything. It it works, this will save a heck of a lot of work. And if not, time to think again.
     
  4. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    I think I might try coating the inside and bottom of the hole rather than just putting it on the screw. I don't think I'd let it set up for a day either. It might harden up too much by then and make putting the screw in difficult. I think I'd apply it, let it set maybe 10 or 15 minutes, then install the screw.
     
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  5. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Electrical contact cleaner dries even faster and “drier” too Lol
    :D
    Yamabond is fantastic in places like the corners where the head and rocker cover intersect on those big bearing journals holes .
     
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  6. MaxPete

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

    yup - I like 5T solution. The key point is that there is little no oil pressure behind these screws and there isn’t really even that much oil up there. Soooo?..getting a leak stopped shouldn’t really be that hard IMO.

    Pete
    (still dozing in Deutschland)
     
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  7. Raymondo

    Raymondo XS650 owner, fettler, setting out on a journey Top Contributor

    Look what came in the post today:

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  8. Rasputin

    Rasputin XS650 Addict

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    I have one too. But it’s fastened to a bike. A mucky bike at that.
     
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  9. Raymondo

    Raymondo XS650 owner, fettler, setting out on a journey Top Contributor

    Thanks Rasputin - don't often see a TX750. Like your visor wipe - if the bike is anything to go by, you need it.
     
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  10. Raymondo

    Raymondo XS650 owner, fettler, setting out on a journey Top Contributor

    Interested to know if anyone has replaced the headlamp shell (aka bucket or body) with a deeper version so's all that wiring will actually fit inside?

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    Have had a scout about on the forum and failed to find anything relevant. Maybe should look at some of the British-style headlamp shells advertised on ebay but as soon as you step away from original you invariably open a can of worms and nothing fits?

    So if someone has done it before . . .
     
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  11. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    It all goes in, you just have to be orderly. Basically arrange a circular nest of wires and connectors with a center hole for the back of the headlight bulb and it's connector. I have everything PLUS the power convertor for an LED bulb in two of my XS650 headlight buckets....
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2019 at 7:40 AM
  12. legendary yamaha

    legendary yamaha IG:ne_caferacer_club

    Lot of Honda's in the backstage...:bike::bike::bike:
     
  13. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Raymondo it has been stated on this forum elsewhere that an XS750/850 bucket is a bigger deeper bolt on option.
     
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  14. Raymondo

    Raymondo XS650 owner, fettler, setting out on a journey Top Contributor

    Thank you, Machine. Might search ebay.uk and see what I find.

    Edit - been there, found one, bought it.
     
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  15. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    absolutely agree 100% I have had no leaks on my engine rebuild and used Threebond (Yamabond) throughout

    Folk seem to have a lot of angst about how difficult it is to remove from gasket surfaces when rebuilding . I don't know about anybody else but when I build an engine I expect it to give 20+years and many thousands of miles of service before requiring stripping again so its not really as bigger issue as some folk suggest imho
     
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  16. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Yamabond dissolves right away with lacquer thinner. I find it easier to clean off than that horrible silicone crap.
     
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  17. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Very nice!

    I see yours has closed axle mounts whereas mine has open versions, curious that they produced different versions for such a relatively brief production run.
     
  18. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Look closer, his is open ended too, it just has the bolt-on end caps in place.
     
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  19. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    My mistake, I didn’t look close enough!
     
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  20. Raymondo

    Raymondo XS650 owner, fettler, setting out on a journey Top Contributor

    Easy enough to do, it's all been painted silver. I'll need to think whether to remove the silver or just leave it and paint over. But won't paint it till bracket welded on for brake arm.
     
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