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Jim's 1980 SG Miss September

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

  1. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Yeah buddy! I’m liking that a lot. Have you settled on what mufflers you’re going to run?
    Still thinking Commandos?
     
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  2. Jim

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

    Yeah.... still leanin' Commandos.
     
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  3. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Strange reflection on the valve cover.

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    Is that a " floating head"?
     
  4. Jim

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

    Que "The Outer Limits" music.....
    It does look like a floating head. Ya made me go back and set the camera at the same angle.... It's just the LED lighting above the work bench...
     
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  5. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    *Whew*

    Thought maybe you had a secret helper...
     
  6. Hmmm. I am going with previous owners looking to over you and giving u a hand ;)

    You got the one guy on the left with hands crossed and one leg up. Then you have the guy in the middle wearing some black motorcycle tshirt with flames on the bottom of it and an engine with wings and then you have the third guy on the right dressed in a black motorcycle suit and black helmet. :ninja:
     
  7. Paul Sutton

    Paul Sutton Sprained Ankle Top Contributor

    Now I thought that on the left of the floating skull was a young lady in jeans and a dark T-shirt holding a baby with a large head. Below them and in front slightly to the left is a little girl in a hula skirt being attacked by a goose. But I could be wrong there.......
     
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  8. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Looks like 2M has started a new game. 'What can you see in the reflection?'
     
  9. Jim

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

    Jeeze..... you guys are gonna make me too scared to go out in the garage....

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  10. kshansen

    kshansen XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Keep telling yourself that! Did you hear that strange noise just before you opened the shop door? Never mind probably just the wind!
     
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  11. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Haha, youz guyz totally crack me up.

    Paul, whatever's in your "English tea", I want some.

    Welcome to the "Weekend Hallucinogenics Games"...
     
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  12. geedubya

    geedubya geedubya Top Contributor


    G'day 5T,

    I use my Craftsman Ignition spanners/wrenches a lot a great set and at the time beat the shit out of Snap On price wise.

    GW
     
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  13. Jim

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

    More Odds and Ends...
    So, hooked up the headlight today, fired the bike up... and everything worked. Hi, low, hi beam indicator. Unplugged low beam and RLU turned on the warning light and switched to hi beam/low pwr. Great... now I can button up the headlight.... Waitaminute.... there's two loose wires in here.... Hmmmm.... front brake switch.... Shoot. :(
    OK then.... been puttin' off the brakes. Guess it's time to get on 'em. Disassembled Master cyl. Front brake didn't work when I got the bike, so.... was a little apprehensive.

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    I've seen worse.... the good news is the bore isn't pitted. :) Grabbed my box of new parts to match everything up... in order.... shoot. All I've got is the rear rebuild kit. Could'a swore I ordered both. Kits on order.... now.

    Test question: Anybody know how you get the brake switch out of the housing? Is it just pressed in?

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  14. Jim

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

    Forgot.... I also picked up this nifty machined aluminum reservoir cover about a year ago.....

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  15. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Hey Jim, I really like that M/C cover!
    Regarding the brake light switch, it should push in and then it clicks into place. You will have to go in from the plunger side, and slip something beside the plunger and depress the clips, you should be able to pull it free then.
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  16. Pushes in Jim and is held in by the little plastic wing thing that locates into the hole on the underside as per the pic below.
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  17. Jim

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

    Man... ya gotta love this forum. Pointers from Az and Oz. Answers from around the world in minutes. How cool is that?
    Thanks Bob... Mick!!
    Tomorrow I can button up the headlight bucket while I wait on brake parts.
     
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  18. MaxPete

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

  19. Paul Sutton

    Paul Sutton Sprained Ankle Top Contributor

    On that brake piston is a little black rubber thing - not sure of its name?? When you order a master cylinder kit they sometimes come with that thingy pre-fitted, sometimes they do not. I wonder how people go about fitting them on? Notice how there are large diameters either side of its position.

    Also, be careful with that square cross-section o-ring that seals the reservoir in place, have not seen them for sale anywhere. Must be very rare!
     
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  20. kshansen

    kshansen XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    To get the cup on the piston just have to lube up with some clean brake fluid and carefully work it on. They will stretch right over the high points, assuming they are a good quality cup and not some cheap junk parts.

    As for the seal ring for the res. I managed to locate an oring the right size that worked for me, no leak in over a year. I do recall that someone found that, I believe it was Kawasaki that does offer them for one of their bikes, the plastic reservoir is a different shape but the part that the oring seal is the same. I'm sure someone with better memory will chime in soon!
     
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