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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. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    I cant see Amazon paying the supplier #100 to get you to sign up for their credit card..............looks to me like Amazon have added on a $100 then offer it as a discount if you sign up............i could be seeing it wrong but that $100 discount is only offered if you give all your details to Amazon

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  2. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    The argument could be used.............if you build a factory in a low social economic area with low employment then the workers are easy to exploit.

    Similar to over here. The big supermarkets have gov't approval to pay less than Gov't mandated award minimum wages and conditions due their large market share of employees
     
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  3. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    That's better! :thumbsup:
     
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  4. gggGary

    gggGary On the road of life I'm a speed bump. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Anyone looked at the thread title here lately?
     
  5. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Huh? Oh, points and cost.. but the rest! OOPS! I'll fix it. Wasn't important! Hahaha Sorry gggGary!
     
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  6. azman857

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

    Back to subject...I took the SG out for a run to release some stress. Went out to Sahuarita Highway to the Sonoita Highway to the roadstop with the view of the Santa Rita Mt. Couldn't stay long because of a appointment in the afternoon. Otherwise I would have taken a loonger way home....
     
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  7. Raymond

    Raymond XS650 rider & fettler XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Well, it's not about what I've done to me XS today:offtopic:

    It's about what will be an easier job next time:

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    The chain pliers have arrived and I'm well pleased with 'em.
     
  8. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    '78 Special Mockup
    (Yeah, the seat's got to go)
    Four and a half years ago we were driving back from Florida and stopped at Pandemonium in Defiance to personally import a set a Ya Momma pipes.
    Today bolted them a bbk motor in a Special frame so that more pieces were in one place for my move. I've been saving that tank for this project too and am glad it looks right.
    I will switch the seat out for a standard spare I have, that one is too lumpy.
    Prolly won't get back to this till year end but I like the promise of it.
     

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  9. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    That’s gonna be a good looking bike! But those pipes, Pandemonium indeed! :D

    These young hooligans are scaring my cows! “
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  10. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Yes, that late model Special seat is really ugly, lol. I changed mine out for an earlier, flatter Special seat and quite like the difference .....

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  11. Oldfartaussie

    Oldfartaussie XS650 Enthusiast XS650.com Supporter

    Great looking bike 5twins, really like the drilled pattern of the disk and the braided line and fork brace top's it off well.
     
  12. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Back to work. I ordered an LED tail and stop combo, white so I would have the tag lite. Also ordered the GS-100A strobe controller like Jim has.
    The bulbs came in. ( not the controller)

    I decided to put one in and see how she goes.
    That sucker is BRIGHT! It may look white in the pix with the lens on but it's red! Problem is it's so bright when you hit the brake it dims a bit and back to bright. Let off the brake and dims and back to bright. 4 for $10 bucks. All four do the same thing. Tail is so bright you can't tell the difference when you hit the brake except for the dimming flicker. Bummer!

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  13. Jim

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

    I'll bet that when you add the strobe controller, you won't notice the flicker.
     
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  14. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Hey Jim. No, It's not the flicker. I want to see it go from dimmer to brighter. Not bright, dim down a sec and go just as bright. BTW, is there a better aftermarket tail light lens than Mike offers? Damn crack city.
     
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  15. Jim

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

  16. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty Project collector XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I bet they’re all the same. A used OE lens will be better if you can find a good one.
     
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  17. gggGary

    gggGary On the road of life I'm a speed bump. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I found decent LED1157 bulbs (at walmart?) that have good brightness spread.
     
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  18. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I throw enough money at it I'll get something that works. :thumbsup:
    Yes, JMM. I used clear RTV on the tips of the screws and a bit under the plastic washers and just barely snugged it. I noticed it cracked when polishing it the other day. I pull it off and it's worse than I thought.

    gggGary, I'll take a look at Wally. Yep, it's the brightness spread that's got me puzzled. It wouldn't pass an inspection like this.
    Thanks guys.
     
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  19. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    I'm liking the old school hot rod blue dot in the lens! :thumbsup:
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  20. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Thanks much MM. It didn't really show up until I stuck the LED behind it. Then like a diamond in a goats butt! You remember the purple glow of the hot rods blue dots back in the day? Oh, it's quiet unlawful I bet. I hardly ever ride at night! So, I'm gona fly it! ( Adds 5 hp)
     
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