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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

    That’s a shame about that dealer. Even in the best of times the European brands struggle with sales.
     
  2. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Rattlecan Satisfaction
    Frame is done, will wait till it is dry enough to move and stick it in the van to "bake" for a couple days.
     
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  3. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Ha! I love your “oven” idea. I wander of my wife would go for something like that?
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  4. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Rattle can "baking" , like it ;)
    Easy to touch up later too..
     
  5. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Who'd ask ? Wait for the open kitchen ! (not the microwave)
     
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  6. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  7. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Reminds me of a 1979 beach trip
    :smoke:
     
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  8. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Passport to Perdition?
    So I was looking at the alloy top triple for my blue '77 and remembered that years ago I had bought a polishing machine on sale.
    I had hid it on the top shelf, but I think I can just use it once or twice for a couple parts.
    So now I gotta go get some paint remover as those fork lowers are looking pretty shabby too.....
     
  9. Jim

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

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  10. XsJosh

    XsJosh XS650 Enthusiast

    Today I added this
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    20200524_095453.jpg not it's final resting place, but it'll do until my tach shows up.
     
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  11. Tiesco

    Tiesco XS650 Addict

    Went to the junk yard again and got a GM ignition coil off a cavalier and an ignition module off late 90s chevy truck and potentiometers off the same trucks. Not sure what I'll do with the potentiometers yet but I'm sure I'll find a use for them down the road.

    Kind of frustrated with the lean left carb so I've been putting it off by working on other things
     

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  12. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Was at the Columbia River waterfront this am coffee walking with my gal.
    Along came a Vintage Electric bicycle. Through nice conversation I was given an opportunity to try it out and let me say, those are Cool bikes Check out the quality of the components :cool:
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  13. Norton7d

    Norton7d XS650 Addict

    If it had a few more bits of white trim, it could be a 70
     
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  14. Norton7d

    Norton7d XS650 Addict

    Added a front bar to the rack out of some home depot 3/8 steel rod.
    Thought the rack needed a front bar aesthetically and for functionality.
     

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  15. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Very complimentary to your 76 !
    Can't remember if your 76 has the left side frame loop grab handle?
     
  16. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Oh I see it now :doh:
    You are lucky to have found that great rack!
     
  17. Norton7d

    Norton7d XS650 Addict

    Yes, does have the frame loop but when mounting the rack, it was obvious the rack and frame loop would become intimate.
    Once tightened down, they ended up hitting each other so I placed a small piece of rubber cut from an inner tube between the touching point.
    I considered sending It back to the manufacturer but I lost the receipt.
     
  18. scrapmetal

    scrapmetal XS650 Enthusiast XS650.com Supporter

    design growing, maybe not final yet
     

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