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Jim's 1980 SG Miss September

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

  1. Jim

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

    OK, so.... brother Robert is over on his channel tryin' to show me up with his "finished" bike. You dint' think I'd let that stand... did ya Bob? :whistle: ;)

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  2. GLJ

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

    Looks ready for a test ride.:rock::rock::rock:
     
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  3. kshansen

    kshansen XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    No way! Where are those tank badges???

    And is it just me or is the throttle cable a bit short?
     
  4. Jim

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

    Oops.... sorry.

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  5. kshansen

    kshansen XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    That's better would not want someone confusing it for a Harley or some other bike!
     
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  6. Jim

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

    Cable's fine Ken.... camera illusion.
     
  7. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Hey, no footpeg, no speedo cable, no liscense plate, and your tires are low !
    C'mon Bob , get this guy
    :wink2:
     
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  8. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Haha! I love it! Looks like you’re getting plenty close too!
     
  9. Greyandridin

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

    Nice job Very nice Good to see the 650 badge back on
    I ride with a friend or 2 that have Harleys and I have yet to see someone say hey who's Red Harley is that
    They always come to the 650 and ask about it
    Weather should be warm enough in Kansas Jim to go for a hey check this bike out cruise
     
  10. MaxPete

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

    Beautiful Jim - just beautiful!

    Pete
     
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  11. 2XSive

    2XSive At least one screw loose behind the handle bars XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    .....and is it just me or does the rear brake caliper seem to be MIA? Beautiful looking bike, Jim!
     
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  12. GLJ

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

    All you need for a test ride is 2 wheels and a motor that runs.:rolleyes:
    Just ask ggGary:geek:
     
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  13. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    You might consider utilizing that "extra" relay on the brown wire for the regulator. Pamcopete recommends this mod so the regulator is sensing the true voltage at the battery, not the voltage coming out of the harness after it's passed through who knows how many connections.
     
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  14. When's the big ride day happening Jim? I can't wait.:bike:
     
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  15. Jim

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

    A Little Closer.....

    Been puttin' it off.... finally pulled the carbs today so I could install the ball and spring for the choke shaft. What a pain those little buggers were... Choke now has full and intermediate detents.

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    After much ponderin'... decided to put the fuel filter under the left sidecover. It'll make for quick and easy replacement.

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    While the carbs were off I went ahead and pulled and lubed the clutch and throttle cables. Spent a stupid amount of time trying a gazillion different cable routings. Clutch pull now is excellent!
    I rewound the rotor before I made all the tooling, so I pulled it back off and put it on the balance knives. It was balanced....
    Did the final fine tuning on carb idle mixture and balance. Ready to permanently install the tank. While I was running it I noticed the voltmeter kept getting lower on each run. The outer slip ring on the rotor is barely showing any marks from the brush. I knew the brush was near the end.... Oh well... found a NOS on Ebay and ordered it.
    High tone horn and rear brake hose from Hel showed up today.
    I think I can.... I think I can....

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  16. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Very Nice Jim! I’m excited for you. What a long strange road it’s been.......for us all.
    I’ll race you to the finish line! ;)
     
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  17. MaxPete

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

    Atta boy Jim - let’s hear that old gal rumble!
     
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  18. Jim

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

    A Little Backtracking....
    Took a break from housework and spent a little time in the garage. Removed the rear brake pedal pivot. drilled and tapped for a zerk....

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    Removed the kickstarter and also added a zerk to it.....

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    All back together.....

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    Also added a zerk to the sidestand.....

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  19. GLJ

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

    Jim
    Not to nit pick but it looks like on your swingarm nut there is no lock tab. The Looks like normal nut with no lock washer. I hope it has lock-tite on it. Hate to see it come loose while you were riding.
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  20. Jim

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

    Yeah.... it's got loctite on it. It's also a pre-flight check item. ;)
     
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