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What have you done to your XS today?

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

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  1. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Sorta looks like Card #7 to me....

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  2. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Ah, ok Dude, but what does it tell you?
     
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  3. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Seems to me Kawabunga is just as OCD as the rest of us are.
    And he probably folds his TP instead of crumpling it.;)
     
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  4. kawabunga

    kawabunga XS650 Addict

    Nah, I'm a crumpler.
    But my stereo volume does need to be set on an even number.
    Shoot, maybe I'm more OCD than I thought... o_O
     
  5. Jim

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

    I fold nice and neat..... and LOTS of sheets.....:rolleyes:
     
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  6. Signal

    Signal XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    You all have nothing to worry about. When you start calling it CDO it time to get help. COD is OCD in alphabetical order (as it should be).
     
  7. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    And the edges have to be squared up, and if a sheet doesn’t tear off straight, throw it away and start all over. Haha!
     
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  8. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Something about how this post is worded is bothering me...........
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  9. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Ah yes cap'n gggGary.

    Ask #1 to look into it?
    Or #2?
     
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  10. Jim

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

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  11. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    busy busy today.
    20180417_093542.jpg more evapo-rust work, part way through those carbs and a successful float solder! Top of the left float at the bottom, used a 25 watt pencil and quick work on a incomplete seam solder.

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  12. sean colleary

    sean colleary XS650 Addict

    put a seat on her and i love it so comfy IMG_5614.JPG
     
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  13. Jim

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

  14. ABill

    ABill XS650 Enthusiast

    Hey man, did you have to modify anything to put that seat on? Also could you provide a link for it?
     
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    sean colleary XS650 Addict

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  16. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Left Hand Drill Bit save:
    They are promising a weekend without snow coming up, so I wheeled my 76 out from the shed yesterday and it fired up 8th kick. (PO removed starter, but installed a Pamco).
    Going over it for loose bolts, I tightened left fender stay mounting bolt only to feel that dismal release just before you were going to stop turning.
    The left over was just flush with the bracket so no vice grip clearance. Remembered that this site' s Sensei had spoken well of left handed drill bits and I had ordered a set of three so now was the time.
    The bit had barely started when the broken bolt started to turn out.
    It was a five minute fix and a win for today.
     

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  17. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Been working on Madness, did some beating on the side covers so they fit the carbs, filters better.

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    Went through several fuel line iterations, still not done with that. have the spoke, disk rear wheel on

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    and the rear fender taillight changed, put a standard seat on and dropped it down on the frame. Got enough done to get it off the lift for a bit, so the latest beater can get a wake up drill. Then I rode it!

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    Plugs are pretty white, not a plug chop, but it feels a bit lean too.

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    It's been so long, I'll open the carbs and see what jets are in there. A bunch of details to go before it's trip worthy.
     
  18. Jim

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

    That rear disk setup looks sweet Gary!!
     
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  19. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Gary you got that beast looking like a real motorcycle again!
    Kinda miss that crazy spoiler though! :p
     
  20. ThatXS650Guy

    ThatXS650Guy More Sparky than Speed Racer XS650.com Supporter

    Added a larger XS1100 rotor to the rear of the 650. I used a rear caliper bracket from an 1100 and modified it slightly to accept the stock XS650 rear brake stay. I had to change the spacers a little but that was cheap and easy.
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    I also added a different voltage monitor. I had red LED meter zip-tied to the handlebars but I wanted something less obtrusive. I grabbed one of these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/6v-12v-24v...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649 and added it to the panel since I wasn't using the center brake light indicator anyway. You can program it six different ways. I use the battery tender connection when riding and when it's off the tender so the monitor isn't on all the time.
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