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The new life of a 72' XS II - Build thread

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ketchup Pusher, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. GLJ

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

    Do these help?
    If worst comes to worst I may have a speedo drive.
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  2. Heinz Ketchup

    Heinz Ketchup Wrench, Ride & Repeat

    Yeah that’s a huge help, do you have the exact diameter on each section? Ideally the exact measurements of the lengths of each section as well.

    So the speedo drives from the newer models can’t be used on the later?

    I got a text from the powder shop while at work that my frame was done, so I rushed after work to get it, not a perfect finish but cheap and durable. Obviously I couldn’t not start to assemble the bike.. so I quickly started to find the brackets and bolts, to find out I’m missing most of the bolts, so time to order more stuff - but I got the engine and swing arm in and naturally put the tank, seat, Side cover and rear wheel on to get an impression of the bike.
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    Looking forward to the head scratching to come.
     
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  3. GLJ

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

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  4. Heinz Ketchup

    Heinz Ketchup Wrench, Ride & Repeat

    You're right, it doesn't seem to have the step - no matter i really don't like ordering parts from the states for the simple reason that it's a pain in the butt to get to Denmark, i've for the last month been following a part i ordered may 1st from:
    Spokane, WA go to --> Spokane distribution center -> Oakland ca -> San francisco CA, international distribution center -> san francisco -> Newark -> Chicago -> Brussels -> Denmark today, --> hopefully me tomorrow? (over a month delivery, plus the part was 5£ delivery was 15£:hellno: only did this because i couldn't find it elsewhere)
    it takes forever to arrive and if the value is above 5£ you have to pay the 25%-50% to the state plus their fee for inspection which is typically 50-100£ (you can get lucky some times and avoid toll, plus they don't charge private mail)
    on the other hand, if i order stuff from europe the parts arrive within a week and i don't have to pay toll.
    A shame really as there's so many good parts in the states, though it does force me to fabricate stuff at times which i do enjoy.
     
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  5. GLJ

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

    Not saying these are going to be exact.
    247mm overall length
    1.JPG 22mm 2.JPG 17mm 3.JPG 14.9mm? Little under 15mm

    5.JPG 53mm 6.JPG 140mm to step, step 2mm wide
    7.JPG 26mm to step
    All put together. 8.JPG
     

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  6. Heinz Ketchup

    Heinz Ketchup Wrench, Ride & Repeat

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  7. Heinz Ketchup

    Heinz Ketchup Wrench, Ride & Repeat

    I keep a spreadsheet to keep track of the costs of the bike, just to make sure the project won't run wild - figured it might be interesting for others to have a look at, to see what a complete rebuild might cost you, i noted everything i have bought so far, but haven't written every part in the left column, fx i bought pistons with engine bearings, seals & haynes - so it's just for the sake of comprehension of the budget.
    For you convenience i quickly converted the costs to GBP and USD
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  8. GLJ

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

    Bad move.:doh:
     
  9. Heinz Ketchup

    Heinz Ketchup Wrench, Ride & Repeat

    Update ish, I've spent quite a while sandblasting my wheels, as the rear was beyond polishing (I tried) and the front was painted in some horrible silver paint I could scratch off with my nails. So both wheels are now painted in their final color.
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    Nah, just primer - real color tomorrow. Removed bearings and covered the hole while blasting and painting.

    Today I made two impulsive purchases, first I saw that a British shop had their XS650 high level “scrambler” exhaust back in stock, so I naturally bought a set, then later after talking to a few of the guys in my garage community, I went online and ordered TKC 80 tires - oopsie
     
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  10. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

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    Just to keep it in perspective...........$5,005.00 Australian
     
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  11. Heinz Ketchup

    Heinz Ketchup Wrench, Ride & Repeat

    Yep, and with yesterday’s purchases I’m up to about 5,500 aus dollars or 290,881 Indian Rupees, or I could simply use my own currency of 25,443 Danish Crowns.
     
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  12. Heinz Ketchup

    Heinz Ketchup Wrench, Ride & Repeat

    More parts and painted rims, not a perfect finish on the rims but it’ll do til next tire change.
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  13. Heinz Ketchup

    Heinz Ketchup Wrench, Ride & Repeat

    Boyer ignition mounted, forks mounted, handlebar mounted, headlight mocked up(will be moved back and up), polished a few parts, started figuring out the wiring.
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  14. Heinz Ketchup

    Heinz Ketchup Wrench, Ride & Repeat

    Current status: still a long fucking way to go!
    But! I finally got my new tires mounted and balanced, I’ve come a bit further with the wiring, not that you can see it but well.. bought a battery, painted the engine side cases with a pretty bad result (shouldn’t paint with no sleep and a hangover)
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    Next up: brakes? Battery box? Air box? (Don’t have one and the early ones are insanely expensive, so I’ll have to figure something else out)
     
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  15. Heinz Ketchup

    Heinz Ketchup Wrench, Ride & Repeat

    It’s been a while since the last update, I’ve been busy with a math course I’m currently attending, as I’ve applied for university to get an engineer degree... therefore no time to build but I did manage to order more stuff oopsie, plus I finished the wiring up front, and rebuild the brakes, so I just need to install air filters, fabricate a battery box, adjust valves, install battery, taillight, speedo, stainless braided brake line, put in oil, brake fluid,(clean first) gas and try start the bandit.

    Most recent purchase:
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  16. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Juuuust over $12,450,000 Canadian dollars...
     
  17. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Well, I can tell you that the engineering degree will definitely be a good investment for your future. Just don't count on having a lot of extra time while you are doing it.

    Pete
     
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  18. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Changing direction on the exhaust?
     
  19. Heinz Ketchup

    Heinz Ketchup Wrench, Ride & Repeat

    Counting on it, I still have to be accepted though. I’m all out of time because the math course goes through a years syllabus in a month, which is obviously a pretty stupid idea
     
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  20. Heinz Ketchup

    Heinz Ketchup Wrench, Ride & Repeat

    Still going with the high exhaust, though I would love to run it straight through without a muffler, my ears just can’t handle that - my xs400 has proven that.

    So I’m going for a 2-1 style, I know it divides the crowd, some hate it others love it, but it saves weight and looks great.
    A few of my inspirations has this as well:
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