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Lucille pulls another one on me....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MaxPete, Jul 30, 2018.

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  1. Paul Sutton

    Paul Sutton Still Looking Good Top Contributor

    The manual also advises that you do not operate below 3500rpm around town - Guess I just wrecked a good bike!

    Edit: This 3500 rpm refers to general riding not breaking in.
     
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  2. weekendrider

    weekendrider Iron Horse cowboy Top Contributor

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    Paul isn't that because the roller ball bearing does a better job "carrying" the oil at higher rpm?
     
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  3. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Good point, guys. Break-in procedures for new bikes are a bit different from the break-in procedures for top-end overhauls. The new bike engines have to break-in everything, rings, crank, tranny, ...etc. Top-end overhauls are only concerned about the top-end, the bottom is already broken-in. I've never seen factory manuals to specifically call-out the differences...
     
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  4. xjwmx

    xjwmx It's just the unknown. Top Contributor

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    I stopped at a gas station and this guy came up who looked kind of slow and told me my speedometer had been changed. He said the bike will go faster than 80. I told him about the 55 national speed limit in the '80s and the 80mph speedometer and red 55 mph was part of it, talked about the oil crisis some, and then in the same voice he said "the speedometer has been changed."
     
  5. txxs

    txxs XS650 Addict

    I like the bit on page 4 of the manual where it refers to "oil tank".
     
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  6. Paul Sutton

    Paul Sutton Still Looking Good Top Contributor

    Txxs, I was going to mention that diagram. I think they got confused with the 2-Strokes. Perhaps this is why so many believe you should oil the air filters???

    Oil.jpg

    Note where the petcock is???
     
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  7. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Maxpete glad you got your bike back together and riding! It is a nice time of year to get out. J-C
     
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  8. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    It sure is J-C! Fall is my favourite time of year.

    Actually, the temp here in Windsor this weekend is supposed to hit nearly 30C (86 deg. F) and with the humidity, it will feel like 37C. This coming week I’m riding the ST1300 down to Ottawa/Gatineau QC with some buddies. And then next week, Forum member Lakeview and I are headed to the Vintage Yamaha Rally in North Carolina - him in his van with his ‘76 XS650 and me riding the always entertaining Lucille :yikes:
    ......at least, that’s the plan....
    Wish me luck!

    Pete
     
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  9. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    I gots my fingers double-crossed for fair weather for your trip.

    Have you considered any water/moisture proofing?
    Like refreshing any silicone grease in the electrics?
    Especially the high-tension leads?
    X-ring drive chain?


    Paddle wheels?

    Oars?
     
  10. Paul Sutton

    Paul Sutton Still Looking Good Top Contributor

    TM, that sounds interesting and relevant to Wales also. Where do you put the silicone grease? I currently have it in the connectors and the ignition switch. Are there any HT areas where it will benefit? Do you just unscrew the spark plug caps and stick some in the central wire core? Thank you in advance for any suggestions.
     
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  11. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

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  12. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    As a matter of fact, I’ve been working down my list all day and am nearly there 5T - but thanks for the reminder.

    Everything is coming up nicely though. The only anomaly was the timing chain tension which required a substantial adjustment - 275 miles - but I suppose that’s likely normal. Everything else has not moved at all.

    Pete
     
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  13. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Hey - question:

    I am installing a volt meter - quite a cool one from a place called Gammatronix in the UK - and it requires a ground, a +VE battery connection and a third connection to a power source that comes on with the ignition key (I suppose the lights could also do it):
    Q: where would you suggest I tap into the wiring harness - in the vicinity of the battery box?

    I am always cautious about cutting into factory wiring harnesses (well, it’s a MikesXS) - especially when they are working well!

    Pere
     
  14. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Could also just crimp on a double in place of a single bullet connector in your headlight bucket Pete. Save you cutting into the harness.
     
  15. Jim

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

    Yeah.... what Robin said. Always hot (to iggy switch) and hot switched from the iggy switch.
     
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  16. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Cool, the 3-wire version.

    You can wire it like the 2-wire version:

    Post #20
    http://www.xs650.com/threads/inexpensive-voltmeter-monitor-voltage-while-riding.27151/#post-425474

    Or, better, use the full 3-wire installation:

    Post #22
    http://www.xs650.com/threads/inexpe...voltage-while-riding.27151/page-2#post-425492

    With the 3-wire,
    Black to a good ground.
    The +VE directly to the battery, or as close to a direct battery as possible.
    (This eliminates any voltage drops)
    The last to switched power, like brown...
     
  17. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

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  18. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Instead of re-crimping a new connector on, I usually make a short "jumper", a single bullet to a double. There's a good chance you'll find an extra open ground connection, I think I did. For switched power, I think I pulled it from the front brake light switch wires. That only sees occasional use, not full time.
     
  19. weekendrider

    weekendrider Iron Horse cowboy Top Contributor

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    So while you are adding holes, does anyone else use the triples? Like 5twins a short in-line jumper instead of cutting out the original is preferred here.
     
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  20. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    I have WER. Never thought of 5twins jumper idea. I'll do that next time.
     

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