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My first ever bike build!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Airwolfie, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    RightOn! brother!
    You just keep getting it bit by bit and you will be riding before you know it. :bike:
    Where is the list? :D

    How are You BTW?
    And how is your family?
  2. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer Top Contributor

    well done AW
    it ain't easy working out in a cold shed right now. It takes real determination ....and a pair of longjohns :laugh:
  3. Here ya go Brother!!

    - Mount headlight properly DONE!!!
    - Find replacement line for clutch DONE!!!
    - finish off foot pegs DONE!!
    - mount indicators DONE!!
    - mount coils DONE!!!
    - mount tacho and speedo DONE!!
    - mount Boyer ignition DONE!!!
    - add fake oil tank for housing electrics DONE!!
    - add key starter DONE!!!
    - add hi/lo light switch DONE!!!
    - add kill switch DONE!!!
    - add neutral light DONE!!!
    - add spark leadsDONE!!!
    -Install Boyer power boxDONE!!!
    -Install one way valve on breather DONE!!!
    -Bleed clutchDONE!!!
    - plug excess petcock holesDONE!!!
    - add petcockDONE!!!
    - install fuel lineDONE!!!
    - add filter podsDONE!!!
    -clean and line gas tankDONE!!!
    - fabricate rear fenderDONE!!!
    - mount rear fenderDONE!!!
    - mount rear lightDONE!!!
    - add hornDONE!!!
    - replace tyresDONE!!!
    - fab steering stopDONE!!!
    - make spacers for calipers/rotorsDONE!!!
    - paint gas tankDONE!!!
    - add chainDONE!!!
    - Find replacement brake line for front brakeDONE!!!
    - recon front caliperDONE!!!
    -Bleed brakesDONE!!!
    - sort out exhaustsDONE!!!
    - mount rear brake switchDONE!!!
    - wire entire bikeDONE!!!!!
    - add oilDONE!!!
    - mount front fenderlDONE!!!
    - add fuelDONE!!!
    - run engineDONE!!!
    - paint fendersDONE!!!
    - mount number plateDONE!!!
    - tune engine
    - get MOT!!

    Family is fine! Hannah is awesome!! Such a cutie pie!! Always laughing, hardly ever cries! Sleeps through most of the night, unless she has a cold of course! And she is BIG!! She's only 5 and a half months old, and already in 6-9 month old clothes!!:yikes:

    Love her to bits!!

    You got that right! Luckily I have a little fan heater, keeps the nip out of the shed! Otherwise it would be tough!!:D
  4. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    That is simply FANTASTIC!
  5. Yeah man, I couldn't have asked for a better girl!!!


  6. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    awh Man She is beautiful!
    Ive been waiting for you to post a pic :thumbsup:
  7. Sorry dude! VERY protective over her lol! Took a lot for me to post this one up!

    She is the most photographed baby ever though! Near on 2000 pics on my phone alone!!
  8. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    Well I understand that.
    That's why I never asked.
    I tell my children and their children to stay away from posting personal things on the web once its out there ts our for ever
  9. Yup! If you want to see more pics, pm me your email address!:thumbsup:
  10. Hey Airwolfie, that's awesome looking, cool and she is so cute too.
  11. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer Top Contributor

    hey airwolfie she looks just like you ! Its amazing how you can see the likeness in offspring so young . :)
    I think babies pick up on parents energy . She's quiet and happy because you are so caring laid back and relaxed I'm sure of it.

  12. Thanks Richard!!

    Yeah I agree! She looks just like I did at that age!! It is frightening! Somedays I can see the other half in her though, all depends on the angle! She has her mommy's eyes and nose and forehead!

    Little ones do pick up vibes off parents. If I'm stressed,she's not happy,and if I'm happy she is elated!!! :D
  13. Kathos

    Kathos XS650 Addict

    Im currently in the process of rebuilding my engine so I'm reading through your build. I havent read the whole way through but it looks like the pin you have in your picture (under the shift star) isnt installed the same way as mine is. Mine has a groove cut in it that goes around the plate with the two bolt holes in it.

    Just wanted to point this out. If you already fixed it, great. If you didn't than you might want to take a look. Your picture is from post #165
    By the way, So funny how you were way over budget before and you've come this much further!!:laugh:
  14. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer Top Contributor

    thats very observant Kathos :thumbsup::D

    you're right ....its essential the the lock tab locks the fork selector shaft in place or the shaft will float and all the oil way holes on the shaft that lubricate the selector fork bushes will not line up and it might get difficult to shift gears eventually

    Attached Files:

  15. Thanks Kathos, it was pointed out by another member on this forum quite a while back, and it's all the right way now! If you check my engine build, I think it's on the first page!

    Thanks for the concern!!
  16. Kathos

    Kathos XS650 Addict

    Do you have an engine build thread besides this one?
  17. So I was allowed out in the shed today! Wasn't too keen as it was fecking cold, and rain came in the afternoon as well.

    Added a switch to cut off power to all the Aux and lights until the engine is ticking over.



    Could not test it as it is PISSING it down all day here, hopefully next weekend!!!
  18. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    Good on You Man.
    hate to tell You how freekin warm it is here 27.7c:laugh:
    every little bit helps and you'll be riding. :thumbsup:
  19. BASTARD!! I don't think we hit those temps in our WHOLE SUMMER last year!!! Only got up to 24C!

    Bet thats pretty cold for you lol!!

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