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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. Beags64

    Beags64 XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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  2. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    mostly parts frame and engine match but no registration (xs2). Nothin to make a bike. Got a tool chest with it all!
     
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  3. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    An XS2 you say! Lots of valuable little nuggets there!
     
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  4. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    Couple nice pieces but not too much. More of a some of this and some of that....

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  5. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider Top Contributor

    Nothing much. Cranked her up to hear here run. It's too wet to ride and I had "adult duties" to attend to.
     
  6. billy icon

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

    Awsome, I love it when I get a bucket of parts, My ocd kicks in and I spend way to much time Sorting , got to touch each and ever part..
     
  7. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider Top Contributor

    Started her up to hear her run. Again. Guests are coming for lunch. Almost can't wait for them to leave so I can go riding. Sure, it's almost 50 but, the sun is peeking out sometimes and the roads are almost dry. And calling. Again.
    Update. Well, the weather crapped out. Got colder and windy. The guests left late too. Enjoyed the visit. Tomorrow is another day.
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2019
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  8. willis

    willis xsive compulsive disorder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Started polishing my fork lowers. Very time consuming task! About 90 minutes for just one lower, all by hand. This leg did require a lot more work though, since I shaved the caliper mounts off previously. It’s not perfect, but one hell of an improvement.
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    220, 600, 800, 1000 & 1500 grit. I am amazed how much shine the Blue Magic Metal Polish brings out after the 1500. The leg on the right has only 220 so far to remove the factory clear coat. It should move along a little quicker since it’s pretty smooth already.
     
  9. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Very nice! You’ll get addicted to that! :D
     
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  10. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Said no one ever!
     
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  11. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    We're a special breed! :cool:
     
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  12. willis

    willis xsive compulsive disorder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Ya.... NO. I’m not doing more than these lowers.
     
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  13. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    You say that now. You'll notice the legs look better that the side covers. Then the game is on.
     
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  14. willis

    willis xsive compulsive disorder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Fortunately my side covers are already polished. Just a little touch up with Blue Magic to make them pop.
     
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  15. LEGEND_10

    LEGEND_10 XS650 Enthusiast

    Finished replacing my Pamco and PMA with the Vape (Powerdynamo) 277 ignition/charging system and went for a test ride.:bike:
     

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  16. ReycleBill

    ReycleBill Part Time Tyrannicide XS650.com Supporter

    Bike has been fouling plugs and I ran the battery down trying to start it this morning. So I put the battery on the charger and did a cold kick-thru compression test. 115 on left, 95 on right.

    I cleaned the plugs and will do a hot compression test using the electric leg after I run it a few minutes. Then go from there.
     
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  17. ReycleBill

    ReycleBill Part Time Tyrannicide XS650.com Supporter

    Went back out and did the hot engine compression test. 115 on left, 115 on right. Couldn't be any closer but still not as high as it should be. Maybe I have the valves adjusted a little too tightly, who knows? I'll loosen the valves tomorrow and test again. But considering the plug fouling and the blow-by I think I know where this is going to go.
     
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  18. jay760

    jay760 XS650 Junkie

    20200101_180424.jpg 20200101_180102.jpg Just about finished mocking up one of my xs's added some rearsets which make a good place to fix the tailpipe on the 2-1 system, also cut down the fairing off my sprint bike and restored the headlight hole, brackets were a bit tricky as I don't like it when the light is sticking out too far
     
  19. peterg

    peterg XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

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    Finishing up my gas tank repaint project

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  20. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

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