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      Lowered price. Still OBO
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      bump :cheers:
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      Doing a bit of cleaning in garage and found an old replacement seat cover. I bought this off eBay many years ago for the first project...
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      I did get one nibble when I was at "old bike night". Waiting to see if that develops. Going to bring it by a motorcycle swap meet on...
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      ≈21k miles Helping a friend with the sale of this motorcycle. He inherited it from his dad (who I understand was the original owner)...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      Had a nice little window of opportunity for a shake down run this afternoon. Almost shook the right turn signal off 😅. I think when I...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      Ok, extra ounce of oil in each fork, tach and headlight back on. No time tonight and it's supposed to rain all day tomorrow, but...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      Good to know. Pressing one down after they were back together, i thought they felt a bit soft. I tried to get the 168cc / 5.7oz listed...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      Fork seals and dust boots arrived today so I've got her back on her feet. I was a little surprised that I needed to loosen the upper...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      For the second part of my un-crimp, i had a pair of needle nose pliers that i accidentally broke one tip off years ago. It ended up...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      Just looked at what you did for your white cushion. Brilliant! I see you also mentioned sharpening the paint key.
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      After I finished, I realized you had something in there. I wrapped mine with multiple layers of electrical tape to cushion it and was...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      Speedo was working fine when I had it out for test ride last week. I don’t think it was stored upside down ever.
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      I just looked at my last post and I guess the forum decided to re-order them. The numbers are in sequence for when they were taken so...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      I picked up on the hose clamp too and got one today before I started. I've got it back together. The last two pics are the re-crimp...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      Great tip! Thanks
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      I left fluid in them and clamped in bench vice. I was able to get them just started with an 8mm allen and a long breaker bar (I cut an...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      Forks are disassembled and cleaned 🙌. Just need the new seals to show up in the mail. Removing the old seals involved more swearing...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      Today's update. I decided to try to rebuild the tach so I removed it and am now waiting for a little prying tool to undo the crimped...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      The observant may notice the fork boots are pulled up. I didn't bother pushing them back down yet since I'm planning to do those next.
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      Starts with the electric starter (though I think you are right Jim and I should have opened it up and cleaned it while I had it out)...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      Thank you. That is a very informative thread. At this point, since I already have it back in, I'm not sure how much I'm going to worry...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      Thanks. Mine sounds similar to yours.
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      Positional vertigo 😳 Eeep. that doesn't sound fun. I decided to just pull the starter to test it as the bikes owner claims it...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      I didn't add any oil yet as I wasn't sure if I was going to have to pull starter and I didn't want to waste any if I had to drain it...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      Starter turns the motor over when I hooked it up directly. Seems loud and seemed to spin more slowly than I would expect (especially...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      I haven't yet. I wish I had thought to do that before I drained the oil, but hindsight is 20/20. I could probably pull the spark plugs...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      On to trying to figure out why the electric starter isn't working. I currently have the cable from the solenoid to the starter...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      @Jim The reservoir is the same, but the o-ring is different. When I took it apart, I was convinced that it was leaking from the joint...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      The groove is plenty clean and I did find that I have some red rubber grease in the garage, but something isn't right. I pressed it...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      Help! I don't know what kind of witch craft people have used in the past to get a brake fluid reservoir back onto the bracket, but I'm...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      So I snuck out to the garage while the wife was napping, pulled the gas tank off and checked the valve clearances. I clearly need some...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      I learned something new tonight. how to "quote" 🙌. Thanks 5twins. I think it must have just been a bit "stuck". I will try again...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      Tonight's update. I ordered a K & L master rebuild kit and a caliper rebuild kit (including piston) from Brake master. I touched up...
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      Racerxnico replied to the thread 1977 XS650.
      😅, 5twins, I didn't even notice that. I didn't take that bolt out of the lever. I'd like to think when I was putting it back together...
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