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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. JAX71224

    JAX71224 jax71224

    And going back on?
     
  2. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    You’ll have to be more specific, I’m not sure what you’re referring to.
     
  3. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    Very nice 5T, you have the greatest rigs, jigs and fixtures, not to mention great photography too..
     
  4. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    And my wife asked me how did you store the table saw in the garage rafters by yourself? Nowhere near as elaborate as your set up but did the trick. Picture doesn’t show all the pull-ups attached to the cross ties.

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  5. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    Very nice work. We all like shiny bits! Will you put a protective coating on the polished parts?
     
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  6. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    I bought my sintered bronze fuel filters from an aircraft supply outfit and they are still crystal clear. Looks like your fuel line is smaller than mine. Are you using 3/16” or 1/4”? I too am using Tygon fuel line but find I’d gets a bit larger when exposed to fuel. If I recall correctly, the 3/16” was too small for the fuel filters I have.
     
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  7. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Yeah if I want to keep fuel filters, I think I’m going to have to bite the bullet and buy better quality ones, they were inexpensive.
    This is the fuel line I bought, it’s very stretchy stuff, and it holds its shape without hardening.
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  8. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    I’ll try the 3/16 again. Thx
     
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  9. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I received the Tytronic for the XS and Dyna for the Honda. Just for giggles. Probably install the Dyna first.
     
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  10. Xs650911

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    How is the Ebay LED headlamp? Looks great
     
  11. Xs650911

    Xs650911 Banned

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    Like your filters you get you pay for with the fuel line. No two ways about it. I personally don't care about OD and use 1/4" oil and gas resistant air hose. It's wound tighter and doesn't swell with time as bad as the other except for aircraft line
     
  12. Xs650911

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    I didn't get much done to the xs today due to the strong gasoline smell in the garage now and the rash on the back of my hand. Hoping it clears up tomorrow and can the leak to stop before Monday morning starting a new job and need it.....
     
  13. Xs650911

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    Looks like you could use a hand! Let me know if you'd like me to stop by and give you one
     
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  15. Xs650911

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    I know what you mean! I to have paid for the cheap filters and have gotten my money's worth I guess and every time I am removing a fuel line I reach for the bent nose needles from Harbor
     
  16. Xs650911

    Xs650911 Banned

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    Are those Ohio vintage plates?
     
  17. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty Project collector XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I believe you may find Visu-filter in a local shop. MikesXS/Dime City has them. The real McCoy lasts a very long time and still not too expensive. Mine are still running clear after several years.
     
  18. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

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  19. ThatXS650Guy

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

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    Exactly right. The cheap copies sold on eBay are gawdaful and dangerous to say the least.
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  20. Mikey

    Mikey got muscles in his head that ain't never been used XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I bought a pack of 5-6 of the cheap ones too and after reading a bunch of these post I bought a few Visu 90 degree filters
    I guess I'll just put the cheap ones in the bin with the other parts from the island of misfits and mistakes
     

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