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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. funky

    funky XS650 Junkie

  2. funky

    funky XS650 Junkie

    I have fitted new billet aluminium LED indicators ... and added some classic race or old school sponsor stickers on the tank and rear bullet 20190313_145214.jpg 20190313_145204.jpg 20190313_145151.jpg
    All the best Funky
     
  3. tzimmerm

    tzimmerm XS650 Addict

    Ok, a headlight visor is definitely in my future. I forgot how cool they are. Do you remember where you got yours or what brand it is?
     
  4. funky

    funky XS650 Junkie

  5. funky

    funky XS650 Junkie

    had a look on my purchase history but it was over 5 years ago but there is loads out there
     
  6. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    New Shoes for the Mothership!
    Big Blue is ready for slabbing it to the
    Rally(s).
    First one scheduled end of April - Ozark Rally. Need to replace the swing arm bushings on the 76 before then. Maybe see if I have enough gear bits to get the starter back in service.
     
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  7. funky

    funky XS650 Junkie

    Nice van like it :)
     
  8. tzimmerm

    tzimmerm XS650 Addict

    5ADFB422-D683-493B-B02F-C2D66B8FC27F.jpeg Wish I still had mine.....
     
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  9. Dune19670

    Dune19670 XS650 Enthusiast

    9828F0D0-A29D-4C0F-B06C-09D5467ED004.jpeg 9792C35A-93B3-4BF5-B902-91C942114F0A.jpeg 1E620C12-55EB-483F-AA65-E0AECAA875F2.jpeg
    Spent the last 3 days removing the old original black paint off the rocker cover, head and barrels.
    Nearly finished, just a little tidying up left to do
     
  10. Brassneck

    Brassneck XS650 Guru

    What are you using for paint removal?
     
  11. Dune19670

    Dune19670 XS650 Enthusiast

    Wire brush drill bits, sand paper, needle files, dremel bits
    And alot of patients
     
  12. tzimmerm

    tzimmerm XS650 Addict

    Looks good!
     
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  13. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    Canadian Tire had this on sale at $24.99 so I bought two! Even came with cup hooks and chains to install.
    One for my basement area and one for the garage.
    Just six weeks to the Ozark Rally!
     
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  14. MaxPete

    MaxPete New knee installed but still breakin’ her in.... Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    ...let there be light!!

    I like the new rollies on Big Blue Lakeview - very snazz!
     
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  15. tzimmerm

    tzimmerm XS650 Addict

    Hey I just got done reading up on your rebuild thread from 17. How’s your bike running? It must be awesome to have a freshly rebuilt engine.
     
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  16. XSLeo

    XSLeo XS650 Guru

    Today was the first day that was much above freezing. So I thought that since I didn't put the charger on any of the bike batteries this winter I better do so.
    Got the charger and went out to the bikes and decided to see how much charge they had. The Harley took a minute of cranking but started up.
    Went over to the 75 with the 750 kit. It cranked slow but started right up, This surprised we, Usually cold it is a bit tough to start, I often have to use the kick and E-start together the first time around. Put the charger on it just to be sure.
    The 83 started right up too.
    This made me feel good. The ground between the bikes and drive was pretty soft so I didn't try to go for a ride. Getting the bike stuck in the yard sucks. Did that once with the Harley. The rear end sunk right to the frame.
    If the weather tomorrow is like today I just might get one out.
    Leo
     
  17. Dune19670

    Dune19670 XS650 Enthusiast

    1A921E14-54FE-4F89-A09F-284B8F0AA87E.jpeg 664C9321-E301-416E-8E26-0EE8FDDDA3FA.jpeg Engine back in the frame ( with no scratches )
     
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  18. MaxPete

    MaxPete New knee installed but still breakin’ her in.... Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Very nice Dune!!!

    Now, lets have some .....kablatta...kablatta...kablatta....

    Pete
     
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  19. funky

    funky XS650 Junkie

    Untitled.jpg 20190316_131956.jpg 20190316_132005.jpg 20190316_132016.jpg Hi all got an old tank to restore all stripped and ready for a some filler and primer also broke my kickstart 20190317_010304.jpg due to a sever kick back and old age it was pretty worn out lots of play... checked my timing and it was slighly out so retarded it a couple of degrees;) I remembered What the great 5Twins said... Also checked the balance of the carbs which was a little out. waiting on parts:thumbsup: Ordered new kickstart new tank badges in silver and new battery strap.
    All the best funky
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019
  20. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter

    The tank looks in good shape with it all stripped. :thumbsup:
     

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