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Jim's 1980 SG Miss September

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jim, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Well someone's missing class. ;)
     
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  2. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    Truth be told since the Bears are done I have to root for the NFC teams left.
     
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  3. Jim

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

    Well boys and girls.... we could be just 2 championship games away from a Superbowl 1 rematch.
     
  4. Greyandridin

    Greyandridin Got nothing to do and all day to do it XS650.com Supporter

    With the help of the Vikings bowing out early
    My buddy is going back to KS today and we watched the last chiefs game together over a few beers so it's time to say
    Go Chiefs
     
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  5. Jim

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

    Next Up....
    Decided to put a handlebar choke on her. I've had quiet a few bikes in the past that either came with, or I installed a handlebar choke. I've always liked 'em for some reason.
    So... started with this. Notice the choke decal beside the horn? Makes it an 81- 84?

    started with this.jpg

    Pretty nasty huh? Lots of corrosion, inside and out. Found it in the basement boneyard of broken bike bits. Say that ten times fast. :rolleyes: Switches are all gummed and stuck. Inside view....

    dirty.jpg

    Bead blast and rolok discs on the halves....

    beaded.jpg

    Threw all the little bits and pieces into a bag, added some elbow grease and a beer (or two).... shook vigorously and here we are.

    clean parts.jpg


    Paint and bake the halves. VHT calliper paint, 200° for an hr. (Sue's at work:whistle:) and lookin' good.


    painted.jpg


    Put it all back together with silicone and dielectric grease.


    clean inside.jpg


    And here we are.


    back together.jpg

    connector.jpg



    Shoutouts. shout out.png

    @grizld1 came through with the choke lever. Thanks Dick!!
    @nj1639 supplied the cable. Thanks bud!!
    @Superjet has some carb brackets headed my way. Thanks JC!!

    I'm thinkin' I can do this conversion without pullin' the carbs.. which would be nice. That still leaves me to wrastle the spaghetti monster inside the headlight bucket though. :er:
    Stay tuned...
     

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  6. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    That’ll be a nice little addition! Nice work on the switch. :)
     
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  7. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    Nice job, good pics, and great write-up, Jim! There are so many great "how-to's" on this site, and you've given us another! Well done! :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Jim

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

    Choke parts from JC are a little rusty.... tends to be that way with 40 yr old bits. :rolleyes:

    choke parts1.jpg


    Some cleanin' and a trip to the nickel tank... good as new. :D


    choke parts2.jpg
     
  9. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Nice - love that nickel tank!
     
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  10. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    A few inches in one jar drop in the rusty parts, wait a couple hours, pour off rust away to the other jar, fish out the parts. repeat. Now and then add a coffee filter strainer.
    Related; what do you do with "old" rust away?
     
  11. Greyandridin

    Greyandridin Got nothing to do and all day to do it XS650.com Supporter

    (Sue's at work:whistle:) She a Very understanding women ya got there Jim
     
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  12. Jim

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

    Pour it down the sink.

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  13. Greyandridin

    Greyandridin Got nothing to do and all day to do it XS650.com Supporter

    Gary who manufacturers it doesn't seem evil like the acid bath ones
     
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  14. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Hmmmm.......
    Although the manufacturer indicates that it isn't defined by the federal government as being categorized as a hazardous waste substance, I would not be in a hurry to dump it into Mother Earth, our environment (the sink). I found these notes at the website:

    Accidental Release:

    Keep unnecessary people away: isolate hazard area and deny entry. Wear protective equipment as specified in Section 8. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. For small spills, absorb with vermiculite or other noncombustible absorbent material and place into containers for later disposal. For large spills, dike far ahead of liquid spill for later disposal. If water pollution occurs, notify the appropriate authorities. Do not release to sewer. Observe all Federal State and Local regulations regarding notifications of accidental releases.

    WARNING: THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS CHEMICALS KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER AND BIRTH DEFECTS, OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE HARM

    SKIN: May cause irritation to skin. EYE CONTACT May cause irritation to eyes. INHALATION Decomposition products could cause a serious condition


    > My local waste disposal agency offers days where such chemicals are accepted for free to be disposed of properly.
     
  15. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    So, …...

    Keep necessary people close...?
     
  16. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    It's my understanding that the unnecessary people know who they are.

    [​IMG]
    ....no dark sarcasm in the classroom......
     
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  17. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before being parked Top Contributor

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    Actually, unnecessary people don't know they are them...think the kardasians.:lmao:
     
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  18. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    The same, but different: when I was a "roadie" for the high school field band, we did a lot of cleaning/painting of props for the shows. We would dispose of "used" materials either dumping them in non-clumping clay cat litter, or dumping the cat litter into the containers. Either way, next day, it would be a (mostly) inert mass, suitable for the landfill. And that was the recommendation of the local resource recovery center.
     
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  19. Jim

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

    Who do I blame for this.... :umm:

    I was thinkin' bout this before Bob put up his ergonomics thread... but OK... I'll blame him anyway.:rolleyes:
    Picked these up from @plowboy1 Hope he's dug his way outta the 12" of snow he had to wade through to ship 'em.

    highway pegs..jpg


    One of the mount plates had a pretty good bend in it....


    bent.jpg


    'course.... nuttin 20 tons won't fix. ;)
    Used some scrap aluminum so's to minimize the marring on the chrome .


    press.jpg


    Much better. :)


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    Kinda nasty lookin'


    dirty.jpg


    But when it comes to cleaning old chrome, nothing beats a good ol' Brillo pad.


    clean.jpg


    Now I just gotta wait for all the shiny new hardware to show up... :whistle:
     
  20. Jim

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

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