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What have you done to your XS today?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by I am Carbon, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic XS650.com Supporter

    What have you done to your XS today?

    "A place to post up what'cha been doing in the garage or on the road. As always show us the pics!" gggGary

    Today I gave her a wash
    then got out the carnauba wax and waxed her.
    lubed the drive chain
    checked oil
    ordered a new front master cylinder that looks retro instead of the modern one I have now. It will look much better and work well too.
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  2. Jaydela180

    Jaydela180 XS650 Addict

    Prepped mags for powder... Bearings out, tires and rotors off. Both of which were shitty jobs!
  3. Built an electrics box and added the starter key as well!:D
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  4. sseres

    sseres XS650 Junkie

    Replaced bent shifter lever, replaced clutch lever (650central ez pull cracked!),
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  5. Swapping to a rear disc, and mag wheel. And oh boy has this been fun:banghead:

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  6. mick71b

    mick71b Electric start is nice. XS650.com Supporter

    I went down to the shop and polished the cases a little bit, then looked at it for a while. :laugh:
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  7. Got my EX-500 CVK Carb components almost all sourced. Went and sourced some 1/16" E-clips from Ace Hardware to hold the PWK-GJH needles.

    Today I'll be receiving a substantial McMaster-Carr order to tidy up some hardware, finish off the CVK's with new screws, do a bench sync + wild guess at idle speed, fuel lines, etc. Then start measuring for throttle cables for my 2003 GSXR Throttle Housing -> EX-500 carbs.

    Finish up some electrical for the tag light.

    Maybe I won't get to all that today. It is like 10 degrees out and my fingers will become Ice almost immediately.
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  8. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic XS650.com Supporter

    I took some 1000 grit wet sand paper and sanded out the scratches on my valve covers. That took few hours.
  9. Made a bracket out of some L-brackets for my fake oil tank! And then mounted it to the bike!
    Corndog and NorazDad like this.
  10. SINKING78

    SINKING78 Oil, Grease, & Gas Please

  11. RatyXS

    RatyXS XS650 Junkie

    A nice smokey burnout :D
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  12. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

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  13. gggGary

    gggGary On the road of life I'm a speed bump. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    71 removed the front fender, have to reweld the bracket where the tubes cracked off the center section. Next up getting rid of the extended fork tubes. I took a bunch of stuff to the chrome plater, I am suffering sticker shock but will probably pull the trigger, looks like I'll have to drop about $1000, what the whole bike cost new.
  14. Not darn thing!! sold some parts,( to work on the build off bike) plan is to work on it later on to day when it warms up some.
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  15. angus67

    angus67 Welder's penetrate deeper!!

    hadnt started it in a month. ran some gas thru it.
    I have straights with just a touch of glasspack. Mom said it isnt that loud. I barked it, she jumped. Awesome!!:thumbsup:
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  16. RatyXS

    RatyXS XS650 Junkie

    I was out, trying to get this hunk dialed in with jetting, but managed to ride a few decent wheelies, no slouchers either, a good 60-100ftrs :d.. Its close but not right yet, still aggravating me, fuk.
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  17. emzdogz

    emzdogz Aunty Em

    I worked on my battery box and wiring. A little.
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  18. AceofSpades

    AceofSpades XS650 Addict

    Pulled the motor out of the 81 buildoff bike.... prbably gonna swap out rear wheel tomorrow and sell off the mags....
  19. deadchef

    deadchef xsbobblehead

    yesterday i put two of them to bed for the winter. installed clutch with new plates and springs on my slow going engine rebuild.

    old man winter is already here in full force. hopefully spring will come quick and roads clear enough to ride by mid april. bleh!
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  20. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic XS650.com Supporter

    I when for a predawn ride this morning. :thumbsup:
    Went for a ride this afternoon.
    I just finished washing her and dried the tins.
    I installed a new mirror.
    NorazDad and arbea like this.

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