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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. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Great job Skull. Great reading material for the upcoming cold weather. Thx!
     
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  2. XsJosh

    XsJosh XS650 Addict

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    I need a bit of wire loom but I think it looks pretty decent.
     
  3. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Nice clean work!
     
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  4. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Today I removed the factory rear master cylinder boss`s and welded the new section in place. Then plug welded the 24mm to 20.5mm slug`s in place and smoothed the welds. Tomorrow I`l make the neck gussets and sand blast the frame before any final welds. I need to get this up on 2 wheels and mount the tank before I start on the seat that I`ve already changed my mind on twice so far??:umm:
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  5. Grimmith

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    I made a custom mount for my "fog light" lol. But here's the cool part I wanted you all to know. The metal between the lights are part of the Top engine mount brackets that miraculously fit between the light's bolt area. With a dash of heat and slight bending, no fabrication, the smallest width of hole locations on the bracket fit exactly where the horn mounts. I whipped up a piece to hold the front more to prevent bending over time. Pretty snazzy.
     

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  6. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Carb Exchange
    Was not 100% happy with the carbs, so I freshened up a set I redid a while back, corrected the float levels and it seemed to have gotten rid of that 4000 rpm stumble.
     
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  7. ThatXS650Guy

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

    Not a thing! The 650 runs like a champ so I turned my attention to one of the Kawi's that doesn't. I swear this bike could have fresh gas but if it sits for more than a few weeks I have to pull the carbs to clean them :banghead:
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  8. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Is that a TR6 behind the Kawasaki? I do love Triumphs! :heart:
     
  9. Jim

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

    Spitfire?
     
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  10. Grimmith

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    I also did this today. I used epoxy resin for the diamond. modified a light a little lol. thinking of blacking out the diamond but not sure.
     

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  11. ThatXS650Guy

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

    Close. A 1967 Triumph GT6. Think fastback Spitfire with a straight six.
     
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  12. XsJosh

    XsJosh XS650 Addict

    So today I fixed my Pamco, went for a test drive, found I'm charging around 14 volts with my hand warmers on, put my backrest on and took my youngest for a ride to grandpa's house.
     
  13. My brother had one in red, I think also a 67 or 68. I drove it a lot. Very British, but much faster!
     
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  14. Test it with black tape. :umm:
     
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  15. Grimmith

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    Do you mean like put the X design with the tape over it? unless you're talking about some type of tint tape? lol. I was
    just going to get that black window/lense tint can spray and do a couple very light coats over it. Because my bike is green so i thought the colors would clash :lmao::lmao:
     
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  16. On my dirt bikes, before I painted a stripe on them, I would do it in tape first to see if it looked OK. And sometimes I would just leave the tape stripes on it! LOL.
     
  17. Paul42

    Paul42 XS650 Member

    Hi all. Quick update on my bobber build...

    Finished getting it back together after tidying the wiring up and finishing the loom.

    Went for a short run up and down the nearby private (!) road and all seems to be ok.

    Playing with the carb settings now to get an even tick over etc. Going for a proper run tomorrow with a following van.................

    Then wrap the exhausts and see about getting it in for MOT...

    Cheers all,
    Paul.
     

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  18. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Last time I posted about my license plate backing plate, someone mentioned I should have fender washers on the mounting bolts .....

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    ..... so now I do, lol .....

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    I can't believe this never dawned on me before.
     
  19. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    All manufacturers are trying to reduce costs by making fastener hardware thinner and with poorer quality materials. If you you aren’t hung up on colour, L9 washers are some of the best I’ve seen and used. Thicker and strong compared to lesser grades. Not 100% sure but all the ones I’ve ever bought have been plated with a gold cadmium like plating.
     
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  20. This is my ride for the next few weeks! Beauty, eh?

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