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xs650 scrambler build

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sean colleary, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. sean colleary

    sean colleary XS650 Addict

    ps the right plug is kind of dry but it has that carbon all around it
     
  2. sean colleary

    sean colleary XS650 Addict

    So did a compression test today
    FB679021-6C41-4CB8-B367-58CB880BDAAD.jpeg Left head
    C289A107-A59C-418C-83C8-CED4ADB8EE92.jpeg Right head
    I did this with a cheap auto zone compression tester so I don’t know how accurate it actually is this is after I tighten down the head it was way off per Cylinder before I did this .... its about 110 on bolth what yall think ps The big crown Nuts on the head were all basically just hand tight
     
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  3. sean colleary

    sean colleary XS650 Addict

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  4. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Well, it'll run like that. See if it changes over time...
     
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  5. sean colleary

    sean colleary XS650 Addict

    Thanks dude !
     
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  6. sean colleary

    sean colleary XS650 Addict

    well carb is mostly sorted out when down 2 jet sizes on the main from a 135 it is popping on decal so i have some cleaning to do i think but shes coming together now im waiting on a seat and other miscellaneous stuff to come in the mail .... ps my room mate dropped a ladder on my tank a week ago so now its dented to all hell ... o well its going to be taking a bunch of dirt naps in the future so lol
    my xs 4:7:18.jpg
     
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  7. CoconutPete

    CoconutPete 1979 XS650 Special

    Looking good! Getting there. Thanks for mentioning the seat. I was going to make a "does not compute" comment lol.

    Are the risers off another bike? They look high.
     
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  8. sean colleary

    sean colleary XS650 Addict

    Lol ya they are off of a dirtbike lol my old ones were trashed ... o the seat im getting is from counterbalance cycles 54E9B5C3-A5BC-408E-81CB-9072F9D14823.jpeg
     
  9. sean colleary

    sean colleary XS650 Addict

    I actually have a rilly dumb question i cant actually figure out how the seat and the tank mount on that rubber bumper on the frame
     
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    sean colleary XS650 Addict

  11. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Hi sean,
    "there are no dumb questions"
    The stock tank has rubber nubbins inside the tunnel at the front that slide into the tank mount ears on the frame and the back of the tank has a lug that bolts down onto the frame. Drop on, push-wiggle forward, push down & insert bolt.
    The pre-'80 stock seat is hinged on the right-hand side and swings down to a latch on the left. Some or perhaps all of the seat's mounting hardware seems to be missing on your photo.
    [edit] Looking at earlier photos in this string, seems the dreaded PO didn't stop at removing the seat mount hardware, he also removed the hardware mountings. Lucky you still have the gas tank mounts, eh? BTW if your "friendly fire" damaged tank is a "Standard" (filler cap in center)
    the smaller "Special" tank (filler cap offset) drops straight on and is perhaps more suitable for a scrambler. [end edit]
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2018
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  12. CoconutPete

    CoconutPete 1979 XS650 Special

    I have that seat. I think you'll love it.
     
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  13. sean colleary

    sean colleary XS650 Addict

    How did ya mount the front of the seat by the tank ?
     
  14. CoconutPete

    CoconutPete 1979 XS650 Special

    You don't have to.
    It has an "L" shaped piece of steel that comes down in the front. You just slide it under the cross brace that the tank bolts to.

    You only need to fabricate a mount for the rear. I just used a piece of 1.5 or 2" wide steel from home depot that I cut to size, drilled 2 holes in and had a local shop weld up. See post # 6 in my build thread if you want to see a pic.
    http://www.xs650.com/threads/miesha-build-thread.48166/
     
  15. sean colleary

    sean colleary XS650 Addict

    O hell ya thanks dude !
     
  16. sean colleary

    sean colleary XS650 Addict

    Ug so im having a hard time with tuning this thing
    4D5E5FB8-BA23-490A-9D86-D9C9900F962E.jpeg
     
  17. sean colleary

    sean colleary XS650 Addict

    well i leard how to work with points today not that hard at all and the bike runs absolutely amazing now im so stoked got some knobby on her now and liking the way shes turing out good
    IMG_5596.JPG
     
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  18. sean colleary

    sean colleary XS650 Addict

    got my seat today i love this thing it ties the bike together
    IMG_5614.JPG IMG_5615.JPG IMG_5616.JPG
     
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  19. CoconutPete

    CoconutPete 1979 XS650 Special

    That seat and those tires made all the difference in the world looks-wise. Well done!
     
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