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The Patience build.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Wingedwheel, Jun 2, 2021.

  1. Wingedwheel

    Wingedwheel Outsmarted myself once again XS650.com Supporter

    While cleaning and beginning to go over everything I’m seeing the upcoming need for repop parts. What’s the best source for new rubber and associated incidentals? I’m also going to have to make a decision on the fenders as the chrome is shot. Beags I know you said you may have a rear fender and tail light but what about a front fender?
     
  2. Beags64

    Beags64 XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    No luck on a front fender. Will try and get some pics of the rear
     
  3. Beags64

    Beags64 XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    790
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    This was in my last parts haul. Should clean up decent
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    Gimme a shout when you're back in town
     
  4. Beags64

    Beags64 XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    790
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    Only thig I've got front fender wise is this gem that's already been bobbed....
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  5. Wingedwheel

    Wingedwheel Outsmarted myself once again XS650.com Supporter

    You’re the best! I’m sure I can work out that front fender. Maybe do some horse(parts) trading with somebody on here.
     
  6. Wingedwheel

    Wingedwheel Outsmarted myself once again XS650.com Supporter

    Man, you did score some parts….
     
  7. Wingedwheel

    Wingedwheel Outsmarted myself once again XS650.com Supporter

    Decided to get as much completed product off the floor. The goal is to complete my roller before I go after the engine. It feels good to put things back and you don’t have to wear gloves to keep your hands clean, you wear them to keep the parts clean. Lol C224FCCE-D9B1-43D4-A871-F402CE5F4595.jpeg 1634E2F4-7C7D-4398-A230-6A0D0B9AC5BC.jpeg
    Tackling those wheels next. I want to see how the walnut sheets work.
     
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  8. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Something I always do is replace the plastic inner fender Phillips screws with hex head bolts. They're easier to tighten and loosen with the wheel in place. I use stainless bolts and polish the heads .....

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    Another good place for a polished stainless replacement is the front tail light bolt .....

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  9. Wingedwheel

    Wingedwheel Outsmarted myself once again XS650.com Supporter

    5T you see I used your zip-tie hole in the frame trick
     
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  10. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Oh, I see that now, lol. Neat little low cost mod, and really needed too. I use grommets from the HF grommet kit.
     
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  11. Wingedwheel

    Wingedwheel Outsmarted myself once again XS650.com Supporter

    Tried the Walnuts with no luck. Those wheels are going to have to be taken apart no matter how bad I don’t want to. Aside from the obvious(Mike’s) what is a good, reasonable source for spokes? I was also looking in the tech section concerning neck bearings and really didn’t think it explained the process very well. I’ll look into that a little deeper. Hopefully there’s something on ytube.
     
  12. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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  13. Wingedwheel

    Wingedwheel Outsmarted myself once again XS650.com Supporter

    Thanks 5T but they are both out of stock.
     
  14. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

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  15. Wingedwheel

    Wingedwheel Outsmarted myself once again XS650.com Supporter

    Would there be any interest in these? B18CAA05-72FE-4EBA-99BB-3F4DF19B0E07.jpeg
     
  16. Jim

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

    How bad is the rust pitting on the crash bar?
     
  17. Wingedwheel

    Wingedwheel Outsmarted myself once again XS650.com Supporter

    I wouldn’t say it’s salvageable but you could get it powder coated
     
  18. Jim

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

    Thanks. Guess I'll pass.
     
  19. willis

    willis xsive compulsive disorder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Jim I’ve got one I just took off my 77. Almost identical. Shoot me a PM if interested.
     
  20. Wingedwheel

    Wingedwheel Outsmarted myself once again XS650.com Supporter

    Actually Jim it’s not so much pitted as just neglected.
     

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