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

    Thanks Jim.
    Gimmie a day or two and I'll get you some numbers. You want metric or inches?
     
  2. FB71

    FB71 Expert Turd Polisher

    No sweat, no rush, and either scale is fine. I'm used to working in both. :)
     
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  3. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Hard to tell in your pic, sprocket bolt lock tabs peened down?
     
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  4. Jim

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

    Not yet. I "tweaked" em a little before before I torqued the bolts so's it's easier to tap em against the bolts... Just haven't done it yet.
     
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  5. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    that looks cracking Jim.... trouble is now you are going to need to see a 3 day dry weather forecast before taking her out for a blast . ....just thinking of all that road grit getting into every nook and cranny arghhhh :mad:......
     
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  6. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Is that an NOS Chen-Shin Hi-Max tire on there? :umm:
     
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  7. Jim

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

    Yeah, it's a CST. The guy I bought the bike from had em mounted the day before I picked the bike up. Still has nubs on the tread.
     
  8. Jim

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

    Thanks Peanut. Yeah... I figure it'll get a good clean and polish in the spring when I drag it out and the fall when I put it away. In between.... I'll just ride it
     
  9. Jim

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

    Back to the Engine....
    Cases are split. Everything looks good so far. Put about a gazillion hrs. into cleaning the cases. Burnt up a stupid amount of Dremel wire brushes... solvent wash, hot water wash. Rinse, repeat... blah blah..... Taped and ready for paint....

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    and shot em with POR15 gloss aluminum and hardener mix....

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    I've never shot POR products before, so I was a little apprehensive, but I'm very happy with the results. I think I'll let it set 'till Sunday before I start reassembly. Parts from Mikes should be here tomorrow... Boats.net hasn't shipped yet. So.... hurry up and wait...
     
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  10. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Wow! That came out really nice! I was going to razz you about not polishing your cases. Haha!
    But man that just looks so good.
    Well done!
     
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  11. Jim

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

    Thanks Bob. Yeah... polishing the cases would have been a little extreme.... even for me. ;)
     
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  12. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Wow Jim, that looks beautiful! Nicely done!
     
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  13. Jim

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

    Thanks Robin.
     
  14. spectra

    spectra XS650 Enthusiast

    Looks great was it shot out of a gun or ?

    Can I send you my latest project motor to clean up :D
     
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  15. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    they look great Jim definitely a practical solution for cases that are not candidates for Aqua blasting .
    paint is going to look good for years and should protect the aluminium from oxidizing too .
    Such a huge amount of effort in prep makes me feel exhausted just thinking about it.:zzz:
     
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  16. Meddy

    Meddy XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Very nice Jim, coming along well.
     
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  17. mrtwowheel

    mrtwowheel Honda Etched On Brain Top Contributor

    Looks great Jim. That's a lot of uglies gone bye bye.

    Scott
     
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  18. Jim

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

    Out of a gun.
    Only if it's prepped and ready to shoot;)
     
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  19. Jim

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

    You and me both brother...
    Thanks peanut.
     
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  20. Jim

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

    Thanks Mick. Any progress on yours since your road trip?
     

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