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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. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Welcome aboard and looks like a great project!
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  2. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Welcome CC! We look forward to seeing what you do! Lots of good resources here! :)
    I would suggest starting a build thread in the garage section, where you can post updates and photos , and ask questions.
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  3. CrabbyCustoms

    CrabbyCustoms XS650 Enthusiast XS650.com Supporter

    Thanks Mailman, I will do that.
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  4. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Likes like one of your micro relays involved. WTF . Dwell extender ?
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  5. billy icon

    billy icon test pilot,gunnie pig, and all around experiment

    welcome CRABY...

    and are we all stiiiiiillll in the dark about garys pixie wrangling device?
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  6. Jerry2197

    Jerry2197 XS650 Enthusiast

    Fork oil and polishing today.

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  7. billy icon

    billy icon test pilot,gunnie pig, and all around experiment

    OMgosh.. I am trying to get the engine build parts in order to start.. the woman left me because the house has no plumbing but the bikes do lol.. but serious im gonna need this to keep from going south inside. I will atleast begin the pictures of all the parts within a week ...or two.. Ive actually had this insane idea of building a supercharged xs, probly not gonna happen but these little guys are so dam cute 150.00 all day long free shipping. called an AMR 500 supercharge. I assume its 500 cc inside. they list anything from .8 to 2.0 liter engines.
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  8. jay760

    jay760 XS650 Junkie

    Be very interested in watching the build if you do this, the amr500 is what they use on the Subaru cars
  9. billy icon

    billy icon test pilot,gunnie pig, and all around experiment

    I don't know, mini cooper maybe
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2019
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  10. ccconrad

    ccconrad XS650 Member

    In regards to this wiring nightmare i am having, are all of these butt connectors factory? Or is this some hackjob my grandpa did years ago?

    I hate electrical issues because I dont know a damn thing about it. Diagrams look like french to me.
  11. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    Raining in NB this morning and temps going up to 9 dec C so a little garage time. Got NOS Yamaha fork rubber caps. The XS 650 direct lasted not long at all. Got to install a chain guard cause my fabbed one kept breaking at the welds and got tired of asking someone to weld up. Had to cut a slot in it to clear the rear fender strut. No more grease flying all over! I likethe look of it too sorta goes with the painted/chrome/scotchbrite parts I have on. Waiting for a Boyer ignition to come in the mail I scored on the classifieds.
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  12. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Superjets Hot Rod has such Style!
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  13. Looks great Superjet! Are those signal lights bright? I've been pondering over a Chinese set on ebay.
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  14. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    Hi Marlin. Yes they are real bright. The bulb is a dual filament if you want to run with it as a running light. I also was looking for signals that had a seperate ground wire and not using the casing as a ground. I soldered and used heat shrink on the joints and have not had any issues in the 2 years since running them. They blend in good with my setup. I think they were $25 with shipping.
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  15. Nice job! Rewarding isn't it?
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  16. Gator xs2

    Gator xs2 XS650 Addict

    I’m still waiting on my carbs to finish this thing up. They were weeping at the bowl gasket. My OEM bowl gaskets we’re NOT OEM. Roland told me they were plastic. He fixed the issue. He said something about when the float went up into the carb body there wasn’t enough clearance. So he fixed it with a die grinder.:yikes: But 2 days later still no weeping. Even with the plastic gaskets. I’ve got genuine OEM gaskets from speedandsport on the way. BTW I’m digging my new lift. If anyone is wondering “ Do I really need one?” Do it. The best thing since sliced bread. 9E523003-E9DA-4F92-A9EB-73CFB72AA77A.jpeg
  17. nighthog

    nighthog Lifelong member of the Easily Led Club

    Cosmetic changes this winter. Today it was 320, 400, 800, 1200, 1500 .... ready for buffing
  18. billy icon

    billy icon test pilot,gunnie pig, and all around experiment

    very nice shop, I love a clean wel lit work space, a mans work is usualy only as clean as his work enviorment,
    Ive knowticed things seem to have really slowed down here on the site, Winter? holidays?

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  19. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Probably both. Even in parts of the country that are usually warm, it seems weather patterns are changing. We keep getting big storm systems sweeping all across the country and extending even to the southern states.
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  20. billy icon

    billy icon test pilot,gunnie pig, and all around experiment

    ngk counterfit plugs going around
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