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Ywain

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by gggGary, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    starting point.jpg Yamaha without an interesting name.
    Lets see where this goes.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2019
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  2. pjc

    pjc XS650 Enthusiast

    Slim
     
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  3. Jim

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

    Ywain.... AKA .... Elbow Grease.
    ....and lots of it... :laughing:
     
  4. Rasputin

    Rasputin XS650 Addict

    Call it Anno, short for another.
     
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  5. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Almost close to startup!! JC:smoke:
     
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  6. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Interesting.....

    ....I think your alternator brushes are worn past the wear limit mark....:D
     
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  7. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    I noticed the rear seat frame loop cut off, and the clip ons. What are you thinking of doing?
     
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  8. mrtwowheel

    mrtwowheel Honda Etched On Brain Top Contributor

    That could be your hard tail.
     
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  9. mrtwowheel

    mrtwowheel Honda Etched On Brain Top Contributor

    front wheel is bass akards.
     
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  10. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    ...looks like an upgraded rectangular section swing arm too....

    Hey - is this going to be Madness Mk. 2?
     
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  11. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    "The Shiny Cafe"? :bike:
     
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  12. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    This is how I got the bike about idunno, 6-7 years ago? There was a bunch of new parts in boxes too. much of that has scattered to other builds and owners now. Yeah radian arm. IT's a 79 frame with 34mm forks:shrug::umm:.
    The forks are off (for sale), new forks from (something else:wink2:) going on. A good example to trust NOTHING the PO did. When I removed the forks there was a tapered steering bearing in the top, and a tapered race in the lower neck, but NO lower steering bearing!
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019
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  13. Jim

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

    Being steerable is highly overrated... Damn the torpedoes... :rolleyes:
     
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  14. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Watching this thread with keen interest Gary!

    Daniel.
     
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  15. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Got a bit of a problem. This is the neck going on Ywain.
    necking.jpg
    Put the new bearing on, THEN found I need to get that old race as a shim 'tween the bearing and the bottom triple for correct length/spacing. I really would like to get the bearing back off. This neck had a tapered roller there, that was too large on the OD so it had to come off, but it was majorly not pretty before I "freed" it from the stem. The new bearing was a drive on fit. Any ideas?
    Side note; this neck uses the nut, rubber washer, nut, lock collar up top like I recently mentioned elsewhere on the forum.
     
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  16. GLJ

    GLJ If you can't laugh at youself you shouldn't laugh Top Contributor

    I think you are screwed. Unless you can drive wedges under the race to get it high enough to get a good bearing puller on it. You may be better off to bite the bullet and break the cage, score the race and break it to get it off. No fun destroying good parts.:(
     
  17. Jim

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

    Got any liquid nitrogen you can pour down the stem? Pack it with dry ice.... dunno.... someway to shrink the the stem...
     
  18. Jim

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

    Curious... why do you need to shim the bearing up?
     
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  19. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Cuz the XS neck is about 5/16" shorter than this stem. IE the bearings can't be tightened with the existing thread or top bearing ID shank length. I could chuck the stem in the lathe and turn the top race area further down the stem but for a couple reasons that's not my happiest solution.
    Thnx 4 the comments!
     
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  20. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    You did make me think of another way to skin this cat, hmm..
    See if you can guess!
    Edit make that two possible work arounds.
     
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