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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by LanzSilva, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. LanzSilva

    LanzSilva XS650 Enthusiast

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    Appreciate your help. I sent an email to 650 central, I am waiting for a response. I'll also see the z1enterprises option.
     
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  2. LanzSilva

    LanzSilva XS650 Enthusiast

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    After doing a search and thanks to your answers and forum posts i decided to order my floats a nychcycle. The weekend I will adjust the level and continue on the road.
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  3. Jim

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

    Lanz, ¿puede decirnos si las carrozas están estampadas con el cuadrado oficial de Mikuni en sello cuadrado? Sería bueno saber si son piezas genuinas de Mikuni.

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  4. LanzSilva

    LanzSilva XS650 Enthusiast

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    I don't see any markings, although on my original floats I don't see that mark either. Here I leave the information of the site.

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  5. LanzSilva

    LanzSilva XS650 Enthusiast

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    Hey guys! I again, will clean my front tire and noticed this gap in the front wheel. it is right?
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    I have also done a few little things. I share some photos.
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  6. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Sorry - what gap are you asking about?

    It might be the little slot in the aluminium wheel hub which is for the speedometer drive. It is supposed to engage with the small squarish block cast into the lower end of the fork slider - and your photo shows that it is engaged properly.

    So - if that is the concern - it all looks fine to me.

    Pete
     
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  7. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    I agree with Pete. As long as the slot on the speedometer drive is engaged with the tab on the fork, you're all set. The little gap on the axle between the speedometer drive and the fork leg is not important.
     
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  8. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    That gap is a little wide. That could be down to a slight bent tube, (they get bent over time, natural occurrence), and as long as your forks don't bind then it would be ok..............if you wanted to close the gap then loosen the axle nut, then the fork tube bottom clamp and slide the fork closer to the speed'o drive, the re-tighten every thing and check that the forks are not binding when compressed.

    What can cause more fork tube bending is there is no front guard, (it acts as a fork brace), to stop the tubes from flexing when the brake is applied. Having a single front disk will also exaggerate the twist on stops due to the pressure on one fork alone
     
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  9. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    YUP - I agree with that statement too: leaving the front fender off is a bad mistake on an XS650.

    That fender is there for two reasons:
    1. it keep road debris from flying off the front wheel and messing up / damaging the engine
    2. it stiffens the forks and makes the bike handle more steadily.
    LanzSilva: if you have any sort of wobble with your bike - I'll bet it is related to not having a fender on the front.

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  10. LanzSilva

    LanzSilva XS650 Enthusiast

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    I learned something new today.

    Unfortunately I did experiments with that fender, I will look for options for that mount.

    Thanks for sharing that knowledge.
     
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  11. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    Have a look under the front fender where it bolts to the forks. there is extra bracing across that area and the guard can be cut front and back to shorten it while still retaining the bracing qualities. Can make the guard style to suit your look.

    A coiple of examples where the front guard has been cut to suit a look without compromising the bracing
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    this is an early guard on a 74/74 that has used the guard braces to make a fork brace and also bobbed the guard for a look.
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  12. LanzSilva

    LanzSilva XS650 Enthusiast

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    Great! Luckily I found a front fender on facebook, it only cost me about $ 25. A little mistreated but appeared at the right time.
     
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  13. LanzSilva

    LanzSilva XS650 Enthusiast

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    I'm here again I did a few laps over the weekend but I felt a bit strange the balance of the front tire. Now that I check the alignment again and put the rim on, I realize that when I first tighten the nut on the front axle first (I read that it should be done like this, I don't know if I'm wrong. Previously I tightened the left side axle clamp and then the axle nut.) there is too big a gap on the left side.
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  14. Jim

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

    Check to see if your fork tubes are bent, causing them to spread out at the bottom. That would account for the front end feeling a bit strange (a lot of stiction) and the excessive gap at the bottom of the left lower.
     
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  15. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  16. LanzSilva

    LanzSilva XS650 Enthusiast

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    I have checked and both tubes are a little bent.
    He helped me with the gggary method by turning them on the triples.

    This has put me off a bit.
     
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  17. Jim

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

    It certainly would put me off too. :(
     
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  18. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    That’s a shame, but all is not lost. Search EBay for forks for your bike. There are a bunch of bike dismantlers there, I was able to buy a complete set of forks for my XS2 restoration for $100. Of course they still needed rebuilding and shining up. Alternatively, new replacement tubes, from Mikes, or Franks.
     
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  19. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    There are machine shops that straighten forks. Check around your local area. Best if they are disassembled first.
     
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  20. LanzSilva

    LanzSilva XS650 Enthusiast

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    At least my low tree is fine, I think.
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