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Jim's 1980 SG Restoration

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JimD54, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. JimD54

    JimD54 "No...Try not. Do ... or do not. There is no try."

    Thanks Jeff. Yeah.... that's prolly what I'll end up doin'.
     
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  2. MaxPete

    MaxPete Winter is coming - dammit!

    I kind of like it quiet - but a bit of a bark is nice too Jim.

    Well done!

    Pete
     
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  3. JimD54

    JimD54 "No...Try not. Do ... or do not. There is no try."

  4. halfmile

    halfmile XS650 Junkie

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    Hi Jim. Nice job! If you need any help "Drilling Holes" in the baffles just give me a call.:laugh2:
     
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  5. JimD54

    JimD54 "No...Try not. Do ... or do not. There is no try."

    Jus' like Paladin... "Have drill... will travel." :lmao:
     
  6. Yeah, I'm waiting for you to drill them Jim then I can tell if it's worth doing mine.;)
     
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  7. Sweet resto, Jim! A little quiet, though. Yup. Gonna need to open up those baffles...
    what.jpg
     
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  8. Rasputin

    Rasputin XS650 Enthusiast

    In my opinion, it sounds just right, nice and mellow.
     
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  9. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru

    I think it sounds a lot like the new factory Bonnevilles.
     
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  10. JimD54

    JimD54 "No...Try not. Do ... or do not. There is no try."

    I ran it one more time with the Fluke hooked to the battery.... at idle (a low idle...'bout 900), peanut gauge reads 11.9, Fluke reads 12.4. Rev'd to about 3K.... peanut reads 14.0, Fluke reads 14.4. I guess when ya by from China... that's what you get. Oh well, it'll work... just need to remember it's about a half a volt low.
    Picked up a spare TCI box awhile back, so I plugged it in to test it. It Works. :)
    Went ahead and re-torqued the head... now where the hell did I put the upper mount bits.... :umm:
     
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  11. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before parked

    you might want to look in you coffee cans....:D
     
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  12. JimD54

    JimD54 "No...Try not. Do ... or do not. There is no try."

  13. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before parked

    Jim, your 'Chefs' done good..:thumbsup:
     
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  14. JimD54

    JimD54 "No...Try not. Do ... or do not. There is no try."

     
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  15. Haha, LMAO!!!
    That's hilarious...
     
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  16. Greyandridin

    Greyandridin XS650 Member

    Did you clear coat them when you were done they look great
     
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  17. JimD54

    JimD54 "No...Try not. Do ... or do not. There is no try."

    I didn't. So far, I haven't ran across a clear coat that won't yellow all over again. I've heard of people doing a clear powdercoat. Might try that on my next one.
     
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  18. Greyandridin

    Greyandridin XS650 Member

    Ya your right I guess a little polish works
     
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  19. FB71

    FB71 Expert Turd Polisher

    clear powder works very well.
     
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