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What does the XS650 engine weigh?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jeeter, Feb 4, 2014.

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  1. The engine without carbs weighs exactly 1 shitload more now than in the late '70s!
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  2. Hightower-Ash98

    Hightower-Ash98 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

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  3. arcticXS

    arcticXS XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Jeez, your garage is neat and tidy! Makes me feel really bad....
     
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  4. Beags64

    Beags64 XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    ...he does that to everybody!:whistle:
     
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  5. GLJ

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

    There are ways to make them seem lighter.
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  6. Jim

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

    Heh... I'll pile on here too. :lmao:

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  7. Hightower-Ash98

    Hightower-Ash98 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Ya'll are flexing your wallets!
    As a young, recently unemployed homeowner, I had to get it out by any means possible!
     
  8. arcticXS

    arcticXS XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    With a buddy to help, and maybe a 5 ft piece of 2x4 or similar, strapped to the top of the crankcase, it should be fairly easy to do. While also easy on the wallet and the back :)
     
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  9. Hightower-Ash98

    Hightower-Ash98 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Ahhh but that takes a buddy! I've heard of those!
    My "Buddy" is currently digging holes, chopping fences, and painting axes for my parents, and sans a vehicle so I'm out of the luck!
     
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  10. Jim

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

    Made mine from scrap. Even the yellow paint was leftovers. Didn't cost a penny.

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  11. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Piper Cub Yellow?
     
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  12. Jim

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

    It was so old I can't remember what it was for. But yeah... Cub Yellow... we'll go with that. :D
     
  13. Tiesco

    Tiesco XS650 Addict

    I just sort of picked up my motor and threw it into the frame. Gracefully
     
  14. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  15. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I wrestled the engine on a small floor jack and it did the heavy lifting to the frame. I was not concerned about scratches so I muscled the engine on the frame tube and place the floor jack under the engine again inside, between the frame tubes and wrestled the engine into position to put the bottom thru bolt and the rear mounting bolts. As usual, fingers get pinched and somewhat bloodied. Yes, these engines do get heavier as time passes.
     
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  16. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    I would expect nothing less from a guy who assembled said engine with rusty valve springs inside, lol.
     
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  17. GLJ

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

    All it cost me was time. A friend gave me an old bike lift, the steel came from a job site.
     
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  18. MaxPete

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

    Yeah - between that super-duper tidy garage and the weather where he lives - nobody really likes Mailman. ;)
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  19. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Hahaha! :laugh2: Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful!
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  20. MaxPete

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

    Now Peter - young man - you be nice to Robert. That poor boy lives inside a furnace in July and August.
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    ...oh wait a minute - she’s scolding me now.
    Sh!t.
     

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