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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. fixthe

    fixthe XS650 Enthusiast

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    I'll read up on that, thanks.

    Clutch cable looked good to me when I checked it out before, but I'll give it a closer look today. Yers, it's still the stock TCI but the battery is charging properly.
     
  2. ThatXS650Guy

    ThatXS650Guy More Sparky than Speed Racer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    How was it running before you messed with the carbs? My first instinct reading this is your pilot screws are too far in.
     
  3. fixthe

    fixthe XS650 Enthusiast

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    Fine from 0-4k RPM, then the engine bogs and the bike looses power, sort of jumping back and forth until it hit 5k, then back to normal.
     
  4. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Can you possibly start including pics of your carb, filters, clutch cable routing etc? I've enjoyed following your XS revival. Sure do understand how removing your carbs and loosening the cam chain acorn nut etc has come into play.
    -R
     
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  5. fixthe

    fixthe XS650 Enthusiast

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    I'm going to to start my own thread in the next little bit. Wasn't planning on doing much at all to the bike, but I think it'll end up being more than I was expecting, so it'll be nice to keep everything in one spot. I'll grab some photos when I do that!
     
  6. yamahama

    yamahama '72 XS in Restoration XS650.com Supporter

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    Just went and ...finally (not quite) picked up all of my machine work / engine. Last second asked "did you check gap on rings? left those and cylinders and double check against Total Seal spec. and what they should have done given their steel and our measurements....So, probably tomorrow morning go ahead cover up engine to prime the top for silver paint. Do the clutch while that's drying, maybe start on those wheels now that I have spokes. Keep me off those bar room stools.
     
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  7. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    I painted this frame a few days ago and figured it was fully covered. Brought it out if the blue van where it had been "baking" in the sun to install the tapered bearing races and saw that the underneath needed a few more squirts. Done.
    Also installed the bearing on the lower triple tree. I froze the stem overnight and was amazed at how the bearing and seal slipped into place just like in the movies.
     
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  8. DirtyErnie

    DirtyErnie Renaissance Hick

    Reworked the petcock gasket. Works better if you just do a half-moon and forget that silly little void low-left.
    Also found my copper washer assortment and stepper bits. It's sealed up real good now!
     

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  9. DirtyErnie

    DirtyErnie Renaissance Hick

    Or maybe not, the recalcitrant b#!$h...
     
  10. buzzword

    buzzword XS650 Addict

    stuck on a peg mount thingy

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    now to put on a brake squeezy-pushy thingy...
     
  11. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Forks, Wheels and Fenders Added
    Time for lunch and to cut the grass.

    The long term red '76 project is a roller. Probably will go back in shed while I catch up on another.
     
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  12. XsJosh

    XsJosh XS650 Addict

    Kinda a crap picture, but I installed bar end mirrors yesterday. Next is some nicer levers...
     

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  13. yamahama

    yamahama '72 XS in Restoration XS650.com Supporter

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    May have mentioned I got all my engine work back from machine shop and have wheel spokes...I have everything to start re-assembly BUT, just hit an impass. Heat, humidity, lazy, took a break. Maybe that costco sangria..highly recommend that if too hot outside of garage. maybe it was another bike I've been trying to come across for a few years...like this green one. P9060893.JPG P9050864.JPG I'll get the xs 650 engine put together.
     
  14. jetmechmarty

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

    I was going to discard the bicycle I bought in 1974. I had a change of heart. It needs a minor refurb and cleaning. I'd like to ride it.
     
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  15. XsJosh

    XsJosh XS650 Addict

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    I've got the bars all sorted and put some miles on it
     
  16. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    I thought that peg set up looked familiar.:thumbsup: I did have to machine a little area of the mount to get the start lever to clear. Cheney also sells a brake lever that has a slight bend upward. (See Pics) Good choice of pegs.:thumbsup:
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  17. buzzword

    buzzword XS650 Addict

    deleting my kickstarter so it should be fine!
     
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  18. WideAWAKE

    WideAWAKE Single Fins and Twin Cylinders

    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
    that thing is mucho epic!!!
     
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  19. XsJosh

    XsJosh XS650 Addict

    No pictures and it's not really done, but I added heated grips today, just need to wire in a relay and my riding season will be that much longer.
     
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  20. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Rode it! Not very far on the wet roads. And a few ( lot of) things need to be done yet, but motor is very healthy. Shifts, clutch, front brake, all good.
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