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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. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Very nice Thu!
     
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  2. Tiesco

    Tiesco XS650 Addict

    Now how does a guy go about polishing his gas tank?
     
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  3. 2XSive

    2XSive At least one screw loose behind the handle bars XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    These rectifiers work great for $10. Installed on two separate bikes with aftermarket reg upgrade.
     
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  4. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yep, I'm gona upgrade the Yam and I have the rectifier and regulator in hand but first I need to trouble shoot the Honda.
    Thanks, 2XSive
     
  5. tzimmerm

    tzimmerm XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Well, it definitely isn't perfect, and I’m not even sure if the paint is going to cure properly because of the temp, but here it is. My phone camera makes everything look much better than it does in real life. I used a brush and hand painted the recessed areas of the holes black before clearing it. I thought that little touch would really set off the gold. Can’t wait to see it back on the bike! D555BF68-CA3D-4746-B739-22308BB9C060.jpeg
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  6. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    I like it TZ, your bike just gets nicer and nicer,
     
  7. tzimmerm

    tzimmerm XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Hey you’ve got a really good lookin bike there! I am so happy you have that grab rail on back! I’ve been thinking about getting one for a while but wasn't sure how it would look on my bike! Thought it would give the bike a more classic, old school look. Looks like I was right!
     
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  8. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    ( Sorry TZ. Was trouble shooting honda) Yeah, I like it's looks. I can get a good grip for pushing the bike around,. The signals come off their frame mounts and mount higher and a bit more forward directly to the grab bar.. I really want a luggage rack like Mailman has but really hard to find.
     
  9. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Besides the great look. Having a wrap around grab bar comes in handy more than expected just moving the bike around too.
     
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  10. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Came across a deal today on an old Mercury type MotionPro carb synchronizer. 00Z0Z_jHp5VkfSU9T_600x450.jpg well that just cinched the need for the dual vacuum barb intake boots for my 79. It actually has 77 boots on it now and lacks any.
    I use to really enjoy sync'n four cylinder Yamahas with a setup just like this.
    Was going to just make one for the petcock on the 79 but... Again my 78E lost its parts to the cause. All fine because as time goes by so does my own personal liking.
    Off came the air box halves, original hoses, intake boots, and the twin outlet breather.
    See the 79 project has swayed me away from my "close to original as possible" frame of mind on my long term 78E project too.
    I'm staying on the slight custom path here on
    ;)
     

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  11. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Nice find Randy! I had a set like that when I had my old Yamaha triple, they work so nice!
     
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  12. tzimmerm

    tzimmerm XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Ditto on the luggage rack! Every time I get on ebay my standard sweep is as follows-
    Xs650
    Xs650 luggage rack
    Cadillac hearse
    Schott perfecto 44
     
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  13. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Rainy and overcast this morning and it is coming down! One of them old cold rains that chills the bones. I sneeked out ( sounds better than snucked) and put my headlight with the new visor on. I like it.
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    Two thumbs up TZ.
     
  14. tzimmerm

    tzimmerm XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Your bike is awful clean! Looks really good!
     
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  15. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Those 77's do look so good you two !
     
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  16. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Thanks TZ. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.:bow2: I'm still checking out the "lunch boxes" :bike:
     
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  17. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Thanks Machine. Even better than the looking, is the riding and everybody else looking! :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Great pics thuban , Fun place you have there to keep busy !
    :D
     
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  19. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    TZ, is your case guard a two piece unit that slips together in the middle and bolts on or is it one piece?
     

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