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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. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    bbbBut STYL'N points!
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  2. RonXS

    RonXS XS650 Addict

    I think your onto something... I had a severe wobble due to maladjusted steering bearings on a new XS750. Happened about 75MPH. Scarred the crap out of me. Also some bikes are more sensitive to a rearward weight shift. But, I'd check the bearings first.
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  3. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Ah ha! I gots me a new Sound Level Meter! Couldn't wait to check the pea shooters! I'm holding the meter above the license tag. 75.5 dB at idle and 109 dB if you rack it good.
    excerpt : " What are typical decibel levels of some common sounds?
    A whisper is 30 dB, ( except a drunk whisper) conversational speech is 60 dB, and someone shouting at you from an arm's length away is 85 dB. Noise levels of home appliances range from 50 dB (a refrigerator) to 95 dB (a food processor). Lawn equipment and power tools have noise levels of 80–120 dB. "

    Hummmm. I'm gona have to take it for a ride ( and run off the road cause I'm watching the meter) Cycle riding is supposed to be 100 dB. :bike:
  4. macksXS

    macksXS XSNoob

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  5. Jim

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

    Nope.... ain't touchin' that one.... :rolleyes:
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  6. macksXS

    macksXS XSNoob

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  7. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Swing Arm Suspended
    Finally quit rainin' and blowin' late this afternoon, so I got the swing arm sprayed and done.
    Jig allows piece to be turned over when the first side is sprayed.
    (Shoulda done the bottom side first so any runs would go down to the dirty side.)
    Not that I have any runs.....
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  8. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Today I got the extra holes in the fork brace welded up and polished it. Mounted the front wheel. Waiting on brake lines & fittings and caliper kits. Mock up frame is looking better.:thumbsup:
    wheels 001.JPG wheels 002.JPG wheels 006.JPG wheels 005.JPG wheels 003.JPG
  9. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

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  10. scrapmetal

    scrapmetal XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    the last days I was busy with puzzle games, tried to find all parts for my current project, which is actually not easy, because I use a lot of parts from the TX750 for my XS1 project (swing arm, wheels, drum brake rear, double disc front, triple tree and fork ), the real problem was to find the right bolts, screws and brackets from at least 8 disassembled XS / TX / KZ motorcycles after I moved to my new house in 2010, my moving helpers at the time had no feelings for sensitive motorcycle parts and accordingly all the well-sorted boxes were transported, parked, moved and mixed up, tags removed by mistake etc. a buddy who helped at the time is still in my ears today: why do we move of all this junk, why all this work, bring it to the scrapyard, this was the day I got my nickname: scrap metal

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  11. tzimmerm

    tzimmerm XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Iowa City
    One thing I’ve taken to heart is if you’re going to ride bikes (especially old ones) and do your own work, never throw anything away!
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  12. Surfrat28

    Surfrat28 XS650 Enthusiast

    Finished up some paint! IMG_5568.JPG
  13. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    That looks great! Are you happy with the sound? I have the original OEM version of that and I love it. By the way, is your bike a 750? The barrels look large.
  14. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Engine Out - Final Disassembly Tomorrow
    The blue 77 is almost down to bare frame.
    Full disassembly, cleaning and frame repainting to come.
    Going to find out if it has tapered steering head bearings soon!
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  15. Tiesco

    Tiesco XS650 Addict

    I too wonder about the sound of those mikes mufflers
    Jim likes this.
  16. Zombie Killer

    Zombie Killer XS650 Member

    Thanks. Yeah I like them. I couldn't deal with the exhaust that was on it before it came from a xs650 special where the guy drilled additional holes at the tailpipe at the bottom of it was starting to rust and form holes. It was too loud. The barrels are stock size. Since the top end was done. I saw the kit with bigger fins for additional cooling. I will have to post a vid to show how they sound.
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  17. Zombie Killer

    Zombie Killer XS650 Member

    Here's the vid
  18. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

  19. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Swapped out my rear 34 T for a 33 T. I could tell I lost a bit of 1st and 2nd gear torque. At speed, I could not tell any major difference, RPM to speed. It lacks the pickup. I can tell it's legs are a bit longer. I can't just dog it up to speed. I have to get into the pea shooters to get it rolling! :laugh:
    Can't leave it this way. I have 1500 miles on the front sprocket and chain. With the new 33 T on the rear, I have an oscillation like a worn and out of round sprocket, that wasn't there before. We all know what that sounds like! With days and days of rain coming, that job will have to wait.

    Edit: Would you look at this! 1500 miles on this piece. If I'm not riding the bike it's covered. I don't put water on it! ( Afraid to get it wet. Might start popping out too many to keep fixed!)
    The original was a bit shrunk and hard as a rock but it was over 40 years old! $3.25 with shipping but this sux!
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    Last edited: May 21, 2020
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