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Jim's 1980 SG Restoration. And Yeah.... A Few Mods.

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

  1. Jim

    Jim People will come Ray, people will definately come. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    I checked 'em... non-magnetic
     
  2. MaxPete

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

  3. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Those polished up Real Nicely !
    Rotors look “bitchin” !!
    Can’t wait to see all this ;)
    (a smart phone can’t spell “bitchin”,
    only “bitcoin”) lol !
    -RT
     
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  4. GLJ

    GLJ If you can't laugh at youself you shouldn't laugh Top Contributor

    Bolt heads look very nice.
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    Those dull flimsy looking washers need some of your attention.:rolleyes:
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  5. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Hey Jim, You’re sure doin some pretty work there.
    Can I send my nasty front caliper your way so you can make it shine? Oh ......and some of that fancy hardware too please. :) I honestly don’t know how this has escaped my attention for so long! :D
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  6. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    There was a phrase recently :umm:
    Lol ! :whistle:
     
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  7. Jim

    Jim People will come Ray, people will definately come. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Just tell everyone the 77D is a work in progress... ;)
     
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  8. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Ha! That wouldn’t be a stretch! :laugh2: I don’t think I’ll ever run out of things that could or should be done to my bikes!
     
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  9. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Bob, I’m way behind you.. left myself wide open there.
    Shoot I can’t even figure out which parts I even want to use anymore :D
     
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  10. MaxPete

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

    Alright Jim - just how did you get these bolt heads to look like that?

    I assume you used a belt sander to remove the embossed marks and then a polisher to buff them up....?
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  11. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    I use medium then fine Roloc discs to knock the embossed numbers off .....

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    Then finish with a quick turn on the buffing wheel .....

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  12. MaxPete

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

    Nice! Thanks Jim.

    I've got my winter activity planned now.

    Pete
     
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  13. Jim

    Jim People will come Ray, people will definately come. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Mailman jus' came by....

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    Wait for it..... ;)
     
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  14. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

  15. Jim

    Jim People will come Ray, people will definately come. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Installed the splitter block on the triple and loosely fitted all 3 lines. Looks like they'll line up pretty good. Pulled the front wheel and installed drilled discs...

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  16. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Looks really nice Jim! :)
     
  17. Jim

    Jim People will come Ray, people will definately come. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Thanks Bob!
     
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  18. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Enthusiast

    Jim . Thanks for the tip about Bolt Depot. Very cool.
     
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  19. Jim

    Jim People will come Ray, people will definately come. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    You're welcome.
     
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  20. Jim

    Jim People will come Ray, people will definately come. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    ..... and we're done.
    Wow... what a difference. Front brake is now a 1 or 2 finger affair.... I can actually lock the front tire. :yikes:
    For a total investment well under a hundred bucks, I couldn't be happier. :D

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    Last edited: Aug 22, 2019

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