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Mailman’s XS2 a full on restoration

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Mailman, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    Not sure if this will help. I pulled the tach cable off of my parts bike. Looks to be original.
    Sheath is 30 3/4 inches.
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  2. Jim

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

    Maybe they used TLAR manufacturing back then....
    TLAR.... That Looks About Right. :rolleyes:
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2019
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  3. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    So, Jim's cable is just a tad longer than mine.
    Good. If I get an OEM replacement, it'll probably be the length I'd like.
    Otherwise, I could get a MikesXS cable, and shorten it...
     
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  4. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Oh good grief. That's almost a full inch longer than mine, more so than Mailman's.

    Yup, TLAR...
     
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  5. geedubya

    geedubya geedubya Top Contributor


    G'day B-O-B,

    Every time I look at Elvis I am convinced it would make a Jelly Fish go hard.

    GW
     
  6. geedubya

    geedubya geedubya Top Contributor

    G'day 2M,

    Just asking, but why do you quote imperial measurements when you are referring to a metric machine??
     
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  7. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Hey, G-Dub!

    Some daze I'm too tired, and slip back into local speak.

    I hope folks know how to convert...
     
  8. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    And, I've given thought to starting a different thread, "What on the XS650 is non-metric?"...
     
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  9. MaxPete

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

    ....darned near everything if you either divided by 25.4 or multiply by 2.20462....

    ....except for the tires on most bikes, the valve stems and perhaps the base diameters of the light bulbs I think.
     
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  10. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Honest Pete I didn't see this post before replying to 2M's new thread!
    Not too many metric tape measures laying 'round USA junk drawers.
     
  11. arcticXS

    arcticXS XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    I would make sense to go all metric, wouldn't it? And stop measuring stuff in trotters, thumbs, arms, furlongs, horses, bushels, and all that other stuff that you all got from the Brits ages ago, and that the same Brits pretty much have abandoned, except for maybe the pint ;)
     
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  12. kshansen

    kshansen XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    1,038
    4,186
    263
    I'll drink to that!
     
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  13. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Make sense? You thinking you'll get this from the USA gummerment? We were so close we could taste it in the 60's. But the no-nothings won with, we are the best make them use our system "logic".
     
  14. The Brits will probably go back to imperial measurements once Brexit is done with (if it ever is done with).
     
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  15. At least the US stuck with one type of measuring. Canada has been on the fence since the ‘70s - metric for temperature, road distance, speed and gas - imperial for any other length, weight and volume.
     
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  16. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    That was industry not wanting to retool their entire world. They had to do it anyways and Joe sixpack is stuck with the mess.

    PS pipe threads are mostly SAE with a little JIS jiggering. (of course)
     
  17. arcticXS

    arcticXS XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Well, BSP, BSPP, NPT, and various metric pipe threads make my work interesting at times, when dealing with hydraulics and 2000 psi/139 bar pneumatics......
     
  18. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Hi peterg,
    cartoon showing a Canadian building site:-
    Foreman tells customer "It's metrification day, which is why we are attaching these 40 centimeter closets to those 16" spaced studs."
    Note that the use of centimeters is confined to the building & garment industries. Everyone else uses millimeters.
    And measuring fuel consumption in litres per 100 KM has no instinctive meaning because it's backwards to the old-fashioned MPG
    or to the KM per litre metric equivalent.
     
  19. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Hi arctic,
    wrongo! Complicated measuring systems stretch the mind.
    The former British Pound, shilling and pence money could be divided by any of the factors of 240 and all it's coinage could be counted on a weighscale
    because a half-crown weighed the same as five sixpences or a florin and a sixpence or a shilling and three sixpences.
    Try that with the modern British money, eh?
    And Thumbswidths, Feet, Armlengths, Strides and Fingertip to Fingertip measurements are always available to you and cannot be left at home.
    As for the pint, the American pint is one eighth of a US (Queen Anne Wine) gallon and is too small a volume to serve beer in.
    A British pint is one eighth of an Imperial gallon and is just right.
    British beer is best served not at room temperature (70ºF) but at cellar temperature (55ºF)
    Except for a rare few, American beers are best served at just about freezing to mask the nasty taste.
     
  20. Ozboy

    Ozboy XS650 Addict

    If you are on the fence with metric or just dont know any different this chart makes more sense to me. No one heard of NASA mistake forgetting to convert feet to meters.....Crash Down! Houston we had a problem...a big one!
    I loved @Jim tape measure in a post. Just and only imperial with marked fractions..never seen one before ever! images.png
     
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