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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. Ratranger

    Ratranger XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    Fuel injection. It uses the outer 2 throttle bodies from an 02 gsxr600, respaced to fit the BS34 carb boots, custom velocity stacks, fuel rail made from extrusion. You should be able to see it better here.
  2. ccconrad

    ccconrad XS650 Member

    So you just have all the front connectors tucked behind that number plate?
  3. Ratranger

    Ratranger XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    Only 1 connector there, the rest are mostly under the seat. The connector is what attaches the wiring to the left switch. I really simplified the lighting harness when I set it up. Turn signals are on the bar ends, there is only the left switch and it has lights/horn/kill, brake just connects at the master, speedo is wired into the lights so it comes on with ignition. Here's a pic showing how few wires actually run to the front of the bike. Under the front tank mount that little bundle that is taped up are all the wires that run to the front for switches and lights.
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  4. jay760

    jay760 XS650 Junkie

    That's incredible any idea how well it works?
  5. kettle738

    kettle738 XS650 Member

    Got my XS650C running in preparation for sale, it looks good, the engine sounds exactly right.......and all would be perfect if only it would run reliably on two cylinders.:banghead: The left is great, the right is backfiring.....so now it's back on the bench with the carbs stripped....the right one is a bit grotty. Fingers crossed, a thorough clean will fix it. 20200106_160511.jpg
  6. Ratranger

    Ratranger XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    Works pretty good, I rode it around after roughing the tune in. Let autotune get it close, unfortunately when I took it in for dyno tuning a wrist pin circlip failed. But it still made 45hp with really bad blow by, and conservative timing. Other than the EFI it is rephased, bored 2nd over, with an XS1 cam. It'll come back better with a 700 kit.

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  7. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider Top Contributor

    I just changed the oil after a ride to warm it up. Not much in there so no surprises.
  8. Norton7d

    Norton7d XS650 Addict

    Damn I luv 76's
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  9. Scottrt

    Scottrt XS650 Enthusiast

    Just putting the finishing touches on a top-end rebuild. Cruizin image Pistons, valve job, New old stock Yamaha tappets and head gasket, new clutch new seals new crush washers dot-dot-dot the usual. Also repainted the cylinder and head. IMG_20191227_102648108.jpg IMG_20191230_082043465~2.jpg IMG_20200108_025759261.jpg
  10. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Looking FINE!
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  11. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Really like the black fins with the aluminum filed edges,
    Nice look !
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  12. Scottrt

    Scottrt XS650 Enthusiast

    Thanks 3-g
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  13. Scottrt

    Scottrt XS650 Enthusiast

    I flatted the edges with a mill file and got them to the finish I wanted with a dremel before I took it in for machine work . Afterwards everything got brushed one last time with acetone, masked, and I sprayed it with JP 1 satin engine case paint. Let it dry overnight then put it in the oven at 200 degrees for 3 hours, and the next day 300 degrees for 5 hours. Then I use the Dremel to take the paint off the edges. Messy work but worth the effort, but not nearly as OCD as our friend Jim and his recent restoration which is simply amazing.
  14. Jim

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

    Well I'd say the level of detail is on par with mine. At the very least you've gained membership in the XS-OCD club. I'll share the secret handshake with ya shortly. ;)
  15. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    That engine looks great! Seems I’ve seen that look before in my garage :rolleyes:

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  16. Scottrt

    Scottrt XS650 Enthusiast

    Is that one of those 1900 CC cruisers?
  17. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    Nah Roadstar 1700. It has been a great bike 94000kms and simple maintenance.

  18. Scottrt

    Scottrt XS650 Enthusiast

    Great looking bike...don't know why I thought they were 1900cc.... as though 1700 ain't enough to haul bacon all day.
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  19. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    There are 1900 cruisers called the Yamaha Roadliner / Stratoliner. Great bikes same engine as in the Raider and new Eluder and Venture TC. Engine is a real torque monster but a gas guzzler lol :laugh2:
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  20. Scottrt

    Scottrt XS650 Enthusiast

    That's it, a Raider.. the fellow that services my dryer ducts started telling me how much he loves his raider when he spotted my Valkyrie in the garage. I watch some YouTube videos on both the raider and the warrior and they seem like pretty well loved bikes. At 600 lb the bare warrior is pretty light for that engine size.
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