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Mailman’s XS2 a full on restoration

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

  1. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Bob, the 93306-30302-00 bearing translates back to a 6303 bearing, which is an XS2 front wheel bearing...
     
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  2. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Yes, the Partzilla listing seems to be incorrect. Even their picture of the bearing shows it to be a 6303. I see you can get a rubber sealed version of the 16005, the 16005-2RS. I think I'd use those instead of open bearings.

    https://www.123bearing.com/bearing-16005-2RS-NKE.php
     
  3. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Thanks Steve,
    Yeah I’ve thought about the fact that all the previous grounding points have been either painted or powder coated over. I will look at what you are referring to and make sure I shine up all ground points. Thanks for the heads up!
     
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  4. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    5Twins and Steve,
    Thanks for looking into this , this makes more sense now. The bearings I bought are way wider and beefier than the two slim bearings in the disc. The other thing is , I think there probably should’ve been a dust shield , that is missing, so....
    A sealed bearing , I think, would be a plus.
    I’m going to look into this.
    Thanks guys!
     
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  5. GLJ

    GLJ Ran through life like my hair was on fire 650 time Top Contributor

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  6. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Thanks for that info, I really appreciate it!
     
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  7. GLJ

    GLJ Ran through life like my hair was on fire 650 time Top Contributor

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  8. kshansen

    kshansen XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    Just popped out the bearings out of the disk on my 1972. Two of the 16005 bearings with a spacer between them and the rubber seal on the "outside?" and on the "inner side" a dust shield/oil slinger between the bearing and the shoulder on the tube that goes through the two bearings.

    If anyone needs pictures or parts let me know.
     
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  9. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Did you go ahead and pull the trigger on them? I also noticed that the shipping was ridiculously expensive , and figured something was up with that.

    With that, a little update. First of all, to everyone that has tried to help me figure out those bearings , THANK YOU !
    I have learned a whole bunch about measuring and cross referencing bearings. This morning I spent a lot of quality time inspecting and measuring my front disc and bearings.

    I would like to confirm something for 2M, those bearings I bought , that were supposed to fit the disc ( but don’t) are indeed the exact dimensions of the front wheel bearings for my bike. I had a spare new one and I measured the two bearings. The only difference is the dust shield.
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    Second, It’s hell getting old. I was complaining about missing dust seals, so last night I was going through MY OWN POSTS to try and refresh my memory and sure enough, I had a whole bag full of parts that I forgot about that had all my components in it. I’m not missing a single thing.
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    And lastly, all my fuss over those disc bearings turned out to be all for naught. After giving that bearing that I said felt crunchy, a good cleaning, it now feels fine. It must’ve had som grit in there. I’m going to leave it alone and just put fresh grease in them. I apologize if I’ve caused anyone any inconvenience.

    So now I’m working on cleaning up the chain guard and front fender and painting the front disc carrier.
    The weather is being uncooperative, threatening rain off and on for the next week.

    I’ll post more when I have something worth showing.
    Later,
    Bob
     
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  10. kshansen

    kshansen XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    Bob, that's what is so good about this forum, always at least two or three people who have the answer to just about any question!

    That picture of the parts looks just like what I have on my bench right now, well possibly with the exception of the "o"ring. Don' recall seeing that but it might still be stuck in the housing under some gunk!

    If on second look you decide one or more of your bearings are questionable just say the word and these two will be in the mail Monday AM!

    Ken in NY
     
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  11. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Thanks Ken! You’re the best!
     
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  12. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    This is for 2M’s mental roladex, on the XS2 the flasher unit bolts to the rear fender. Having said that, good grounding points will be carefully maintained.
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  13. GLJ

    GLJ Ran through life like my hair was on fire 650 time Top Contributor

    No going to get from EBay
     
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  14. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Good, I looked at that link you sent , that looks like a good deal! :)
     
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  15. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    If you don't have one yet, get yourself one of these needle point attachments for your grease gun. It's excellent for injecting grease into bearings, and numerous other tight spots all over the bike .....

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    Here, I've just used it to inject the clutch cable elbow full of grease .....

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  16. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    That would be perfect! Harbor Freight?
     
  17. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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  18. Jim

    Jim "No...Try not. Do ... or do not. There is no try." Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

  19. Rasputin

    Rasputin XS650 Enthusiast

    Back in the seventies I had trouble with these bearings. Wore out three sets, I would notice the brake lever travel increaseing, the calipers must have been pushing on one side and wearing the bearings.
    An unusual disc mounting, handy as it was to remove the front wheel leaving the disc in place, can’t have been too great as I don’t know of any other bikes fitted with this design. But you may know more.
     
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  20. Rasputin

    Rasputin XS650 Enthusiast

    As memory serves, are there some rubber dampers that fit in the driving dog recesses?
     
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