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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. And what temperature is your rain? I bet it doesn't freeze your soft parts!
     
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  2. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    The Reckoning.
    I've debated long and hard on whether I even wanted to know how much I spent on this restoration. I've got all the receipts, give or take. Well, here goes....
    1980 XS650SG: $500
    ARS engine seal kit: $56.48
    Gasket set: $42.31
    Cruzinimage std piston ring set: $35
    Cam chain, SR500 chain guide and misc other from Partzilla: $89.62
    POR15 paint for engine: $25
    All Balls head bearings: $40.30
    Frame and other misc parts blasting: $100
    All Balls fork seals: $24.62
    Turn signals: $60
    Windy Nation rectifier: $9.99
    VR-794 regulator: $10.99
    Misc. parts for steering head from Partzilla: $42.68
    Front master cylinder kit: $22
    VHT paint for misc items: (about) $25
    Headlight rim, clutch adjust cover and other misc from Mikes: $69.72
    Rear sprocket, chain adjusters, stainless rocker shaft plugs and rear axle nut: $106.61
    Motion Pro clutch and throttle cables: $31.98
    Brass T for carbs: $22.53
    Jets from Niche Cycles: $11.40
    Decals for handlebar switches: $10.50
    Exhaust pipes: $195.41
    Stainless piston for rear caliper: $39.99
    Petcock parts from Partzilla: $40.79
    More jets from Niche: $28.92
    Misc parts from Dime City: $103.84
    Commando mufflers from Amazon: $124.74
    Candy red paint: $159.95
    New seat: $80
    Rear master cyl kit: $22
    Most of the stainless hardware came from Bolt Depot mixed in with other orders. I'm not gonna try and separate it all. Ballpark.... I'll say $100
    Total= $2230.37
    There's probably a few odds and ends missing, but that should be pretty close.
    For a bike that looks (in my opinion) better than it did the day it sat on the showroom floor... that ain't bad. :smoke:
     
  3. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Dang Jim! I’d say that’s the bargain of the year! I can’t believe you got it to that stage for that amount of money!
    Well done! :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Thanks Bob. To be fair, I already had a lot of stuff I didn't put a price on 'cause I don't remember what it cost. The epoxy primer was free, black for the frame was leftovers from another job... shocks were like ten bucks from a guy on Ebay about ten yrs ago.... lots of little stuff like that makes a difference.
     
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  5. MaxPete

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

    ....cheap at twice the price - you did great Jim.

    Another way to look at it is that your $2230 is less than 1/3 the cost of a new 650 class bike today and your XS650SG is nicer in many respects.

    Well done!
     
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  6. geedubya

    geedubya geedubya Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    G'day Jim,

    Greetings from Down Under.

    Let me know what I should be buying to add the extra disc if you do not mind.

    GeeDubya
     
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  7. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Maybe we can get @gggGary to chime in here... as I'm no expert. Obviously an extra disc, extra brake line and splitter block. The opposite caliper can be had from Mikes. It's kinda spendy though. Still trying to source a cheaper one.... Anybody?
     
  8. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    C’mon you guys I find used brake stuff pretty easy . XS , SR500 .
    Ebay, tho I got burned on a warped disc that way .
    Any Scrap yards still around where you are ?
     
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  9. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    For the 77 up forks the LH caliper from a STANDARD version of the XS750, XS850 works. Maybe the XS1100 also the Special versions used a different fork and caliper. Actually a complete fork transplant from an XS750 (rotors needed too) works, you need to swap in the longer XS650 stem.
     
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  10. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Just a note if you happen to acquire an SR500 left caliper and mount, or any other that used a 5mm thick disc - you'll need to change out the little stainless caliper shims, or "retainers" as Yamaha calls them .....

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  11. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Yes, thanks. Saved that Image
     
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  12. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Then you'll probably want page 1 too, lol .....

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    I tried these things on my '78 when the aftermarket pads started squealing shortly after I installed them. They didn't help. What did cure it was installing the larger shims that go behind the pads and came on some of the later models.
     
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  13. 650Skull

    650Skull Dinosaur Lives Top Contributor

  14. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

  15. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before being parked Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    I found a right and left rotor for an XS1100 on Ebay for $11 shipped. I will give you the left one if you want.
     
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  16. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Appreciate the offer but I've got the discs. I'm needing the left caliper and caliper mount bracket.
     
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  17. 650Skull

    650Skull Dinosaur Lives Top Contributor

    Partzilla......lol

    if you look up 77D the caliper is a different part #..........But they add the other models with the 3H5-25810-12-00 # but don't add the 77D as a vise versa
    ,,, index.png
     
  18. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Curious Jim as to which thickness discs you have ? 5mm or 7mm.
    I’ve been describing for months that there is a physical difference in the hanger castings. Today 5twins confirmed this too with the diagram of the “retainers” which vary in the gap width. *Type I and Type II which are not interchangeable. (distance A)
    I now believe it to be best to use a hanger and retainer which is designed for use with the appropriate width disc. Yes an SR500 hanger type II retainer may snap in place in an XS hanger which is type I but it overlaps slightly inside edges.
    I encourage an SR left hanger and a XS400 rt hanger attempts with 5mm thick discs .
     

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  19. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Well, considerin' I got about a half dozen of 'em... I probably have both. :whistle:
     
  20. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Well there it is then, Stock XS 7mm on the rt., SR 5mm and hanger on the lft.
    Both, Easy Peasy :whistle:
     
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