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Help! Steel Slugs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Cameron Church, Oct 20, 2018.

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  1. Cameron Church

    Cameron Church XS650 New Member

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    I'm rebuilding a 1980 special and have 2 matching steel slugs that I cant find a place for! Image attached with a quarter for reference.
     

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  2. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    I got nothin'
     
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  3. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Me either. Just finished an 80 SG motor. Don't recall seeing them.
     
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  4. xjwmx

    xjwmx XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Are they the things that are pressed into the case to guide the case covers?
     
  5. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Me too neither. Never seen anything like that in relation to an XS motor and I've had a couple (including, coincidentally, a 1980) REAL apart.
     
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  6. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Not on the XS too big, the usual XS guides are hollow sleeves.
    I like to keep some random parts in my pocket when visiting, always fun to slip a few mystery items into the "apart" box. :laughing::pimp:

    :jk:
     
  7. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Whadda pal! :p:cheers:
     
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  8. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Yeah.... I'd never do something like that.... :rolleyes:...:whistle:
     
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  9. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Man, and here I was wishing I lived closer to you guys. :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Nor I. Hadn't even occurred to me until now. However...:devilish:

    My oldest brother (83) has been married to his long-suffering wife for 60 years. She likes to do jigsaw puzzles. Chuck, being a member of our family, and therefore something of a dick, likes to pocket a piece here and there. Or substitute a piece from a different puzzle.

    He told us about that the last time we made it to Michigan to visit. My wife (who does puzzles as well) gave me The Look and said "You WOULD die..."
     
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  11. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Being a maintenance instructor for 15 yrs..... I sometimes couldn't help myself. One of the most important skills an aircraft mechanic needs is the ability to (quickly) realize he's in over his head... and holler for help. Saying "lets try it this way and see what happens" don't cut it when engines cost millions of dollars and lives count. Sometimes a hotshot student would come along... you guys know the type.... Mr. "I'm smarter than teacher." An odd bushing thrown into the mix would quickly tell me what they are made of. Did you holler for help?... or just look around, make sure nobody's lookin... and drop it in your pocket. It's a very telling little test... and yes, somewhat humorous. :D
    And yeah... sometimes I just did it for sh$ts and grins...:rolleyes:
     
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  12. Cameron Church

    Cameron Church XS650 New Member

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    Thanks guys. Panic averted! Its always nice to find things when youre toward the end of the project :laugh:
     
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  13. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Ah, you're a mean one..............Mr. Jim......:D
     
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  14. xjwmx

    xjwmx XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    I can't see how you could repair a plane responsibly with full confidence unless there was a half dozen inspections of the repair, by people who don't know each other, and somewhere in the chain is one of those menopausal fiends who only lives to make trouble. From airline accident reports it's surprising how much was repair error, plus I don't trust anybody anyway...
     
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  15. Scripto VU

    Scripto VU Dukes Speed and Custom

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    i had tech at one of our shops (Jaguar) that poured a little transmission fluid on the floor under a recently replaced transmission to test the techs mettle--cruel
     
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  16. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Those look like slugs to support a hard tail weld.
     
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  17. Mickster

    Mickster XS650 Enthusiast

    Those weights could easily be the steel or tungsten AR-15 buffer weights.
     

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