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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. scrapmetal

    scrapmetal XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

  2. Norton7d

    Norton7d XS650 Junkie

    Mounted what I believe was a virgin rack....original sticker unharmed.
     

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  3. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before being parked Top Contributor

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    The 919 Hornet is a great bike.:thumbsup: I wish I would have bought one last summer. Maybe this summer if I can find another deal.
     
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  4. tzimmerm

    tzimmerm XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Holy crap what a clean bike!
     
  5. Norton7d

    Norton7d XS650 Junkie

    Somewhere between a 5 and 10 footer
     
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  6. buzzword

    buzzword XS650 Addict

    very cursory rear shock test fit. top shock bushings are 10mm ID so I’ll probably need to cut, drill, tap, and use 10mm grade 5 bolts threaded into the shock bungs. I think grade 8 may be too brittle in single shear.

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    also considering undertaking the first three steps, but then using a shouldered bolt put in from the back side, then using a slim nylock nut + fender washer to recreate a setup similar to factory. thoughts?
     
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  7. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Turning in a Cold One
    So this will be the last swing arm refresh in a while as I will have one all ready on the shelf after I paint this tomorrow.
    Install one side at a time. Still amazed at the amount of pressure a screw thread can exert.
     
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  8. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Cheap man’s press is what I calls it! :laugh2: I dont know how many times I used threaded rod, nuts and fender washers to snug things up. JC
     
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  9. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Today I installed the rotors (discs) with stainless socket head bolts and drilled and safety wired them.:thumbsup:
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  10. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before being parked Top Contributor

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  11. IBeedle

    IBeedle XS650 Member

    Installed fender and gas tank after a little rattle paint job
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  12. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    looks so nice halfmile!
    Are those 7mm thick XS rotors?
     
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  13. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Yes they are 7mm and "Heavy" too. Just trying to use up all the extra stuff on the shelf on this one.:thumbsup:
     
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  14. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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  15. Jim

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

    AC43-13 only allows 3 fasteners per safety. Tear the wire off and redo it. ;)
     
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  16. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Hahaha Damn, I missed that!
     
  17. tzimmerm

    tzimmerm XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Lol Hank Hill strikes again
     
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  18. Rasputin

    Rasputin XS650 Addict

    Stripped and removed the pistons from a Caliper I bought. Air wouldn’t shift them, so the old grease gun was employed. It is messy, it is effective though.
     

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  19. willis

    willis xsive compulsive disorder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    TZ, any updates on your loose bike situation?
     
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  20. tzimmerm

    tzimmerm XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    I checked the spokes; they’re all good. The bushings def have a little play in them, maybe a mil, but they’ve been that way the whole time I’ve owned the bike. I think it’s likely the combination of the buckhorns AND the new neck bearings. I hadn’t really ripped around at all right after replacing them, and then I swapped to the short black bars, which had me low and forward on the bike when I was speeding around. Now that I’m back upright with the buckhorns, I think what I’m feeling that I hadn't last summer is the front end being super tight and responsive; it always had some slack in it with the original loose balls.
     
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