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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. Yamaha Goals, my god. I gotta build that but street legal
     
  2. Tiesco

    Tiesco XS650 Addict

    I got it from hieden tuning.

    Yes its in Celsius.
     
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  3. itsmattyc

    itsmattyc Chase The Sunset

    I have had the most productive day since I bought my bike a few months ago! Today (with the help of friends) I replaced the rear shocks, throttle assembly, and brake fluid reservoir. I added a handlebar light switch (was missing when I bought the bike), redid the front brake lines, welded two brackets to the frame (for my custom seat), fabricated a mount for my taillight and mounted the stock taillight on it. But best of all, I RODE the bike for the FIRST TIME today! WooHoo :guns:
     

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  4. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    That WAS a busy day, Congrats!
     
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  5. itsmattyc

    itsmattyc Chase The Sunset

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  6. itsmattyc

    itsmattyc Chase The Sunset

    Where did you find it? I don't see it on the Heiden Tuning website? Also, how do you like it Good/Bad?
     
  7. SAFU

    SAFU XS650 Enthusiast

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    Thanks mattyc, its a universal 3/4 fairing from ebay
     
  8. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Thats an impressive amount of work done in one day! Nothing like getting that first ride under your belt! :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Tiesco

    Tiesco XS650 Addict

    Idk ordered it like 3 months ago from the website.
    I also haven't ran the bike in a while because I'm doing some things to the ignition system and relocating and getting rid of unnecessary electronics. Ive also been working on the carbs still.
     
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  10. itsmattyc

    itsmattyc Chase The Sunset

    It was a really busy day, worked from 10 to 5 :).

    I do need help though, and I am not sure if the post is worthy of a thread...
    On my front wheel, there should be a spacer of some sort between the disc (brake) and the fork to keep the wheel from sliding side to side. I haven't been able to find the spacer on any diagram including partzilla so today I used a bunch of stainless steel washers to allow the wheel to rotate freely but not jump side to side. Does anyone have the part # or a place where I can buy the spacer? I want to make sure the front end is sound so I don't have to worry about serious handling issues/a crash. Thanks for any help you can provide!
     
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  11. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Took videos of the advance of my Gonzo box. Trying to post now.
     
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  12. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yes you need this spacer with the thin metal shield.
    xs650 front 001.JPG
    I have extras.

    It's 2 part numbers, all years 73 up are the same
    22 COLLAR 90387-17433-00 Unavailable
    23 COVER, HUB DUST 341-25118-00-00
    In Stock $7.99
    $6.47
     
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  13. ccconrad

    ccconrad XS650 Member

    Noticed that my rear shock nut was a little lose, couldn’t have given it more than a SLIGHT tight and the thing just snapped right the hell off.

    got a nut that matched the threads...does anyone know what kind of work is involved to replace that stud? Or would I be better off cutting it off on the frame and drilling a hole to put a nut and bolt through. 555EBFDA-1378-48D1-82F0-1392059D63A9.jpeg D354614B-7956-4570-A647-B88978528F6B.jpeg
     
  14. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    It takes very little torque to keep that shock absorber in place. There's no telling how many times that stud has been over stretched. The least expensive fix will be to replace the stud with a hole and bolt the shock on. Look closely at the frame. I don't recall the stud attachment being simple.
     
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  15. ccconrad

    ccconrad XS650 Member

    It looks like it’s just welded on through the back.
    I’m wondering if this nut will hold it for a while until I can get my hands on a cut off wheel lol
     
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  16. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Nothing is holding the shock in place right now. The nut is holding only the bushing.
     
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  17. ccconrad

    ccconrad XS650 Member

    Welp
    , looks like I’m heading into to town to grab me a cut off wheel and a step bit. I’ll just drill a hole and run a bolt through.
     
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  18. scrapmetal

    scrapmetal XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    June 13, 2020
    the final design is there and I'm happy with the results,
    OK- still doing the rougher work, fork brace, front fender etc. but now after a 3 moth break from work, I'm back in my job again which means of course, less time for my little, beloved project,
    I know it will probably take a few more months until the little motorcycle is on the road, but up until now it has been a lot of fun to design, build or rebuild the parts and put all together
    THE ROUTE IS THE GOAL!
    here the key data list again:
    frame and motor from a 1971 Yamaha XS1b, kick start only,
    the complete fork from a 1974 Yamaha TX 750
    also the rear wheel with drum brake and front wheel with double TX rotors,
    Yamaha XS750 fuel tank,
    custom seat to a 1976 Kawasaki KZ759 twin plastic tail
    front and rear fender form a 1982 Goldwing 1100,
    modified taillight and signal lights from my Honda CB750 that I owned in 1978
    speedometer from a 1977 CB500/550,
    new aftermarket triangle headlight, the windshield made from a aluminum skateboard,
    custom side covers with the recesses for the air filter
    hope I can be back soon, Cheers
     

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  19. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Madness busted off one of those studs. I drilled and tapped a SMALL hole for a 5mm bolt if IIRC, right in the end of the busted off stud. and used a fender washer and lock nut, that was about 8K miles ago.
     
  20. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Since you still have "enough thread" just machine a ring at the back of the hex on the nut to accept a washer, done.
     
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