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

  1. Jim

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

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  2. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Thinking 'bout this wheel, I did a trial fit. The axle is plug and play, needs spacers made. Calipers are just touching the wheel....

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  3. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Still in flux but starting to gel.

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    GS500 rear wheel and brake 130/70/17 tire 3.5" rim. bolt circle will handle XS650 small sprocket.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2019
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  4. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Ahhh.....the star rims saved for another day.
    Looking good! :thumbsup:
     
  5. GLJ

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

    You should name this one "Total Madness"
     
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  6. MaxPete

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

    Well, I was there and I saw it....but it has changed and so I am now confused....(what a surprise that is to everyone :rolleyes:).

    I can assure you all of three things - its gonna be unique, its gonna be cool and its gonna be sooooo...gggGary.

    Pete
     
  7. txxs

    txxs XS650 Addict

    Front end looks a bit like a horse.
    It will get ridden like a horse.
    Probably will have lots of horsepower after the engine is upgraded.
    Possibly a suitable name would be "uma" which is Japanese for horse.
     
  8. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

  9. MaxPete

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

    YuMamaHa!
     
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  10. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Looks like expediency will win, found a pair of progressive shocks in the bins, 12 1/2" eye to eye and the lower eye is offset which solves the old Radian swingarm shocks not parallel when mounted on the XS650 issue. One eye is a bit tweaked but should be easy to "re-align" Looks like I will need to just skiv about 1/4" off the sprocket carrier to line up the front and rear sprockets. Will need to have a custom sprocket made cuz None of the Zookies with this pattern used below a 39 tooth:( and I need to be down in the 31-32 tooth range, The 130/70/17 has a 24" OD vs. about 26" for a 110/90/18 or 25" for 130/90/16 Good news is the chain will still clear the carrier even at 31 tooth.:thumbsup:
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  11. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Just found this thread, catching up.

    Going back a few posts - So, to solve the "stem is to long to snug up the bearings" issue, you machined a flat on the bottom of the bottom triple and then pressed it a little further onto the stem?
     
  12. timbeck

    timbeck XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter

    Hmmm. I see hiding Hammerheads..........
    tim
     
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  13. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Chucked the stem/triple in the lathe and turned off the weld. pressed the stem down and rewelded.

    Eagle eyes! Yeah was messing with using those, they are SO cool looking, clearance is pretty tight.
     
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  14. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Ah. Should've realized it was welded. Nice fix!

    Ain't it fun to have all the toys to do stuff like that?

    The lathe must've shook like a dog crapping peach pits with that chucked up and spinning!
     
  15. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    YES! ;) But I've done it before with nothing more than an angle grinder...
    Was thinking that she'd shake too, but Nope, just spun it fairly slow, really, not an issue.
     
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  16. timbeck

    timbeck XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter

  17. timbeck

    timbeck XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter

    I of coarse have no idea how to post pics ---Sorry
    tim
     
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  18. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Maybe it's just the angle of your photo but the shocks still look cocked inward on the bottom, especially the left one? I don't have a Radian arm but do use offset shocks. I step the left one out (helps with chain guard clearance) .....

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    ..... and the right one in .....

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    I've gotten both shocks to sit pretty much vertical but playing with the number of spacer washers on the inner sides of the top mounts.
     
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  19. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I've just spent a couple hours messing with shocks, swing arm, axle, centering wheel, stuff. Gaining but not done.
    Need to get the swing arm spread a little. Or shorten axle assembly somewhere. I spread swingarm 3/4" with all thread nuts and washers but it returned to original dimension. I turned out the ID of some stainless washers to fit the top studs at the frame, had two on each shock, backed off to one.
     
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  20. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Looking at some filter options, anyone lnow who makes this?
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    Been on my shelf 4 ages. Net 14oz. Weight gain.
     
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