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My Build thread - 1980 XS650 Special II

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BigJimmyW13, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. What is the purpose of the rubber bushings? To dampen the vibration up the bars?
    How do you think the O-rings with the soild bushings compare?

    They certainly look nice!
  2. Ask Hugh. I'm sure he could give you some comparisons. I won't know till I get on the road again, but I won't be able to compare the ones with no O ring.
  3. Shiffty

    Shiffty Jim Wilson

    I think #2 looks pretty good, trimmed up a bit of course.
  4. In the words of the Osama head holding BigJimmyW13:

  5. I'm pretty sure the o-rings are just to take up slop and not to dampen vibrations. That's why he calls them solid riser bushings.

    Jimmy, did you get a chance to get that cam swapped out?
  6. Actually I just did on Sunday. I'm in Dallas right now though as my sister is in Labor. It's not running perfect, but I'll sort it out.... Or I will just show up and camp out on Hugh's couch for a couple days. :thumbsup:

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  7. Whats the latest on your build amigo?
  8. I must confess my focus has been elsewhere, but I'm looking to get back on it here in the near future. So no updates other than some new spiffy pipes.

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  9. What pipes did you get or are they custom? (pics or it didn't happen :thumbsup:)
  10. gordonscott

    gordonscott XS650exhaust.com

    I'll post them for you Jimmy :D I made them for his BIG bore kit, the cooling fins are bigger so I made the pipes to go around them. By the way Jimmy I hope you are recovering fine and all is well :wink2: [​IMG][​IMG]
  11. manofsteele

    manofsteele XS650 Addict

    Those are some sweet looking pipes.
  12. Very nice. Can't wait to see this thing come together and thanks Gordon!
  13. I'll get back to it soon enough. I'll be out of the works for another couple of months here due to my first bike wreck a month ago.

    Here it is for your viewing pleasures! So.. This DID happen. :cheers:

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  14. Holy shit man. You ok? What happened? I mean I can see, but what are the details?

    Hope you heal up man. Spooky shit . . . spooky.
  15. Damn man, I am glad to hear that you are ok. What dis you break? Godspeed! If you need anything, let me know.
  16. cros36

    cros36 thread killer

    shit man, i hope your ok. did you flip into the van? was there contact? did you get the footage for court or something?
  17. ReycleBill

    ReycleBill Part Time Tyrannicide XS650.com Supporter

    Wow, that's the worst kind. You almost T-boned that van. I hope you're going to be okay. Good luck -Billy
  18. I'm alright and yeah I made contact with the front end of the Suburban. Tore my right ACL, broke 3 ribs and I have to get my left knee checked for a possible meniscus tear. So far they are accepting 100% property damage and 70% personal injury. We'll see how it goes. Originally they were trying to claim 40% on both. I'll post some pics soon.

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  19. ReycleBill

    ReycleBill Part Time Tyrannicide XS650.com Supporter

    Hope you hired a good lawyer-- the insurance companies will beat you up worse than the crash if you let them.

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