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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. billy icon

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

    Gator xs2 can we see more of that pristine shop, I want to get some ideas for mine
  2. azman857

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

    Worked on "The SG". Retorquing the head and setting the valves. I'll do it again in 100 miles. If things goes well, maybe Sunday?
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  3. SAFU

    SAFU XS650 Enthusiast

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    13.5" RFY shocks lined up with Radian swingarm, O-Ring chain shorten from 110 Links to 108 lined up with sprockets. Went for a test run up the street was running nice just gotta bleed the under slung rear caliper.
  4. azman857

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

    Nuthin much today. Put the gas tank back on and put some more gas in. Was sooo nice not to see any drips. Warmed up the SG to move the oil around. Sounded good. Shut 'er down and pulled the drain plugs. Changed the filter. Re installed the drain plugs and put in some 10w-40 M/C oil.
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  5. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Have a look at these...

    Post #30.

    Post #17.





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  6. scrapmetal

    scrapmetal XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    looked at the opened engine, nobody did something on it, my machinist who I asked for bore the jugs will spend the holidays in the hospital, poor guy,
    I'm leaving next Friday for a job in Cape Breton, my XS babe is alone for the next 5 weeks:poo:
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  7. azman857

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

    I took my SG out for a 100 miler run. She did well and ran like she should. I bought more oil for the next oil change.
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  8. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Being on this Keto diet has reduced my tolerance of cold. Bad enuff being a Texican in winter, but my wintertime activities are severely reduced.

    But, finally got around to fooling with the gadget during a warm spell.


    Found a circuit error that I and the simulator overlooked.

    So, I'm setting in the shop, strategizing the delicate modification.
    Everything was quiet. On my stool I sat.
    Not a creature was stirring, not even a cat.

    Then out on the porch there came such a clatter,
    I stepped outside to see what's the matter.

    There's a rather rotund, jolly ol' bearded fellow, decked-out in fluffy red and white.
    Holding a clipboard, he looks at me and says:

    "I'm making a list, and checking it twice.
    I see that you have your own list, something about a bucket?
    Well, it's too big and heavy for my sack.
    So I'm dropping it off early, save me some grief.
    But, you can't play with it until the 25th."

    Ohboy, another mouth to feed.


    It seems to fit in the new shed...
  9. Jim

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

  10. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Wow Steve! That is so nice! The new BBQ Hunter, with an electric starter no less! Congratulations, I’ve had the opportunity to ride a couple different Victory motorcycles and I always thought they had a really nice motor and those narrow front wheels make the steering really light! You deserve it buddy! :)
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2019
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  11. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Solenoid operated clutch ?
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  12. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Hey, thanx Bob.
    Yeah, it *is* a personal landmark for me.
    This is the first time that I've touched an electric starter since 1978, 41 years ago. And with the modern ECU, you leave the throttle alone, it just starts.

    Haha, sorry, no. Your gettin' cold.
    Guess that makes sense. It *is* 28°F out there...
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  13. Raymond

    Raymond XS650 rider & fettler XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Is that a Vegas? Few years ago, I used to run a Hammer, very similar except wider front wheel, 106 cu inches of Murrican muscle, stage 2 tuned so adequate torque.

    But I'm over it now.
  14. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Steve you Rascal! :thumbsup:
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  15. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    That really is a nice looking bike. It just needs some 2M special electronic modifications! :D
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  16. kettle738

    kettle738 XS650 Member

    I made a start on my recently acquired XS2. The last inspection sticker on the bike was 1975 in Kentucky, but I don't know if that means anything or not. The inside of the tank looked bad, it has been filled to the brim with white vinegar for a week.....today I emptied it, threw in a couple of handfuls of stainless nuts and began the shake dance. I got this out of it.

    This is how it looked before. :yikes:
    This is most of the solid crud that came out....:wtf:
    Plus several repeats looking like this.....until it ran clear

    And ended up like this.

    Still not perfect......it's currently sitting with a greenhouse heater underneath to dry it out.....I think a little endoscope inspection gadget might be coming my way at Christmas.....depending on what else I see, it might get a further wash with oxalic acid which should remove every last trace of rust.

    Oh......and I now stink of a combination of stale fuel and vinegar......:doh: nice!
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  17. billy icon

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

    so far "spark counter" was the only guess that got a "close"

    hmmmm a digital tack sending unit?
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  18. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Haha, interesting. Somewhat close, but no.
    Google earth already has a "digital tack".

    It's just something that's overly complicated, of little use, and nobody would want to build...
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  19. billy icon

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

    lol, but does there tack go to 10k? heheh
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  20. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    3 white wires a brown and black.
    stator wires
    power feed.

    5 diodes . 3 to rectify the stator leads 2 for relay coils
    what appears to be a couple of inductors and a cap. LC circuit . band pass filter ?
    a couple of relays

    Rev limiter
    up shift light
    over voltage protection

    That's all I got.
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