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

  1. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

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    Barbaroonians sure are tricky fellows
     
  2. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    No, I hadn't come to that solution for this triple 'til after we all started bandying around ideas! Remember my first plan was removing the bearing to add a shim... You all helped! Thanks. Forks are on (for) now, more decisions to come. :umm:
    You may not know it, but I tend to collect a few things :laughing:... So I'm trying to (mostly) build this using what's "round" already.
     
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  3. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    V twin ? :umm: ?
     
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  4. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    You think we’re going to see a Moto Guzzi engine stuffed in there? :laughing:
     
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  5. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

  6. MaxPete

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

  7. aldo5468

    aldo5468 Redleg XS650.com Supporter

    Like our beloved 650 twins, Virago motors are near bullet-proof. Yamaha used them in 1100 Roadstars after Viragos went out of production. Unlike Harleys, they used twin carbs, which were not easy to remove from their nesting spot in the 75 degree vee between the cylinders - for awhile, until I learned the tricks, I thought they had to pulled out through the exhaust pipes LOL. The carbs used main jets one size apart, so you could up-jet both carbs by buying only one new jet.
     
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  8. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Tricky fellows hiding behind their ‘staches!!! Good machining there G. Following with interest and hope to see what will bolt on/weld or machine on next! JC
     
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  9. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

  10. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Well well didnt expect that!! :smoke:
     
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  11. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Gary, what is that front end from? Is that a mag wheel? Is there gonna be a hydraulic clutch? Dual disc brakes ?

    The inscrutable Gary, likes to build anticipation. Makes us guess! :pimp:
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  12. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Front end from a 2005 YZF600R, features externally adjustable spring preload, rebound, and damping. Blue spot 4 piston calipers. Front wheel/fender to be determined. Maybe on the hydro clutch... Prolly going to need riser blocks for the tapered bars. This won't be your father's XS650. Just ordered a selection of SS lines for the brakes.
     
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  13. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Oooh this is fun! Thanks Gary......carry on!
    :popcorn:
     
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  14. GLJ

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

    Gary's playing chess while the rest of us are playing checkers.
     
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  15. MaxPete

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

    Don’t tell Gary...but I’ll be at the Shed of Ill Repute tonight and I will snoop around and suss out his plan and report back.

    Pete
     
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  16. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

  17. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    Franken...borg...?

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    ...bike?...
     
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  18. mrtwowheel

    mrtwowheel Honda Etched On Brain Top Contributor

    I still think it's going to be a hard tail.
     
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  19. Jim

    Jim I have a plan. It's something to deviate from. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Nah.... Gary's a speed demon.... it's a Cafe. :whistle:
     
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  20. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    More like a spud demon, potatoe, potatoe.
     
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