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    wheel whine

    I think you might have scoped this one out, yourself.
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    wheel whine

    A photo of the front end might be helpful to us, as well.
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    wheel whine

    Before you do all that aforementioned work, how about taking an on-the-road video so we can hear the whine. Maybe the noise is coming from something else, like one of the gauges.
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    New Game: Old Barn photo with your XS650

    I had no idea, Ken! Wiki tells us: "According to one account, the hamlet was so named on account of the rowdy character of its first inhabitants"
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    New Game: Old Barn photo with your XS650

    One more side note regarding the town of New Hope: New York State has a great historical marker program which towns can apply for and get a nice metal sign indicating some cool aspect of their vicinity. You may remember my story about the Cardiff Giant awhile back, a curiosity which happened...
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    New Game: Old Barn photo with your XS650

    Central New York has been spiked with glorious, summer-like weather these past two days. Yesterday got all the boys out to stretch their legs on extended runs in all directions, taking the '83 north along the Erie Canal, the '76 East along Rt. 80 to Norwich, and the '75 south past...
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    Testing coils for idjuts

    ...which is why I routinely replace older coils. I consider it a solid investment. . .
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    Van Islander's TX650A Restoration

    In this sort of melted plastic-on-chrome situation, the only thing that has been effective is a new razor blade, very carefully and gently applied, like delicate surgery. My nylon windbreaker got into my '75 header, and it took a couple hours to scrape it off. Gently, gently. .
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    TCI Replacement 2020 It Works

    As a motorcycle enthusiast who has four XS650's, all which I fully intend to keep and ride regularly until I keel over and die, I find these recent ignition developments to be very encouraging !! . .
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    Health issues.

    sorry to hear this. please keep us informed of your progress. Best of luck to you. .
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    Newbie Pamco issues

    Dave, Welcome to the Forum! I remember your bike. Please post an updated picture of it sometime. .
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    New Game: Old Barn photo with your XS650

    Spring is coming along gradually here in Central New York, providing about 10 days in the 60's so far. I've gotten all of the road bikes out, and all are running superbly, having had each in the winter workroom these past 5 months for an intensive maintenance. Added a digital tachometer to the...
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    TCI Replacement 2020 It Works

    The more incompetent they are, the more dangerous they can be to one's welfare. I've been in the back of their squad cars. That is a place you don't wanna be. .
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    TCI Replacement 2020 It Works

    After getting arrested a number of times in my youth (oh, I've got stories to tell...), I learned to not provide law enforcement with an excuse to pull me over. I've kept a fairly low profile since then. .
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    TCI Replacement 2020 It Works

    I've just been reading a lot of opinions on the strobe bulbs. They do sort of imitate the New York State police cruiser strobe lights, which might attract unwanted attention from those dudes. And they also might irritate drivers of cars following, causing an increase in bad vibes, which we...
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