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  1. jetmechmarty liked 5twins's post in the thread Yamaha Special 650 - barn find - Identifying.

    I think you'll be surprised how nicely it cleans up because it doesn't look that bad. I started out a couple years ago with one in...

    May 18, 2021 at 2:36 PM
  2. manduria liked 5twins's post in the thread Clutch.

    Your steel plates should be 1.6mm thick. I think the difference between the 321 and 331 friction plates is that the 321 is aluminum and...

    May 18, 2021 at 2:28 PM
  3. WideAWAKE replied to the thread Fresh bobber build, need carb help.

    How far do you need to pull in the clutch lever before the clutch engages??

    May 18, 2021 at 2:21 PM
  4. RustiePyles liked Marlin72xs's post in the thread 1976 XS advantage of new CDI?.

    And your right hip will thank you! Believe me!

    May 18, 2021 at 2:19 PM
  5. Jim liked kshansen's post in the thread Wanted - 1981 XS650SH Tail Light Plug.

    Still not a bad price with the terminals included. And if it prevents one breakdown or saves from getting rear ended or a traffic ticket...

    May 18, 2021 at 2:19 PM
  6. Jan_P liked RustiePyles's post in the thread Yamaha Special 650 - barn find - Identifying.

    I wouldn't pressure wash an old bike under any circumstances. A garden hose and some S100 will do wonders. A big stiff nylon bristle...

    May 18, 2021 at 2:11 PM
  7. Jan_P liked 5twins's post in the thread Yamaha Special 650 - barn find - Identifying.

    Do be careful if you do use the pressure washer. It's very easy to force water into areas it doesn't belong. It's actually rather...

    May 18, 2021 at 2:11 PM
  8. Marlin72xs replied to the thread 1976 XS advantage of new CDI?.

    And your right hip will thank you! Believe me!

    May 18, 2021 at 2:09 PM
  9. Jan_P replied to the thread Fresh bobber build, need carb help.

    What oil ? - new 20w50 oil

    May 18, 2021 at 2:08 PM
  10. kshansen replied to the thread Wanted - 1981 XS650SH Tail Light Plug.

    Still not a bad price with the terminals included. And if it prevents one breakdown or saves from getting rear ended or a traffic ticket...

    May 18, 2021 at 2:03 PM
  11. Mailman liked lewisjohn's post in the thread Yamabrits.

    Does this count, Rickman Metisse.[ATTACH]

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  12. Mailman liked RustiePyles's post in the thread Any vintage car guys here?.

    YEP, air cooled too! At least, for few blocks it was.... Then it was V7 :lmao:

    May 18, 2021 at 2:01 PM
  13. 5twins replied to the thread how do you rebuild XS1 shocks.

    I don't know if you have a hydraulic press but I do, and I made up a couple fittings for shock work. One has "forks" that stick through...

    May 18, 2021 at 1:56 PM
  14. GLJ liked lewisjohn's post in the thread Yamabrits.

    Does this count, Rickman Metisse.[ATTACH]

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  15. RustiePyles liked lewisjohn's post in the thread Yamabrits.

    Does this count, Rickman Metisse.[ATTACH]

    87C9551F-E502-4F00-8360-5CC1FD30AFCF.jpeg May 18, 2021 at 1:51 PM
  16. PetesPonies replied to the thread Yamabrits.

    I would say so :) Get rid of the Yamaha on the engine cover.

    May 18, 2021 at 1:39 PM
  17. resto liked lewisjohn's post in the thread Yamabrits.

    Does this count, Rickman Metisse.[ATTACH]

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  18. 5twins replied to the thread Yamaha Special 650 - barn find - Identifying.

    I think you'll be surprised how nicely it cleans up because it doesn't look that bad. I started out a couple years ago with one in...

    May 18, 2021 at 1:35 PM
  19. RustiePyles liked Mailman's post in the thread Any vintage car guys here?.

    [ATTACH] Hey! A rear engine ‘36, cool! :laugh2:

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  20. jetmechmarty liked RustiePyles's post in the thread Any vintage car guys here?.

    Some pics of my 36 during the build, [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  21. jetmechmarty liked Marlin72xs's post in the thread Any vintage car guys here?.

    Ah, yes, the Midget! Yes, getting in, you put your feet on the floor, then sit on the ground. I loved that car. A real British...

    mg-midget-1964-1.jpg May 18, 2021 at 1:29 PM
  22. jetmechmarty liked mick71b's post in the thread Any vintage car guys here?.

    Found this one wrecked and abandoned in the early 90's and did a frame-off myself except for paint and the last bit of bodywork before...

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  23. jetmechmarty liked lewisjohn's post in the thread Yamabrits.

    Does this count, Rickman Metisse.[ATTACH]

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  24. jetmechmarty liked YamahaSpecial's post in the thread Yamaha Special 650 - barn find - Identifying.

    Sherwood, Oregon. Just south of Portland. I’ve decided I’ll give it a go and turn this into a project bike so I can spend time with my...

    May 18, 2021 at 1:25 PM
  25. jetmechmarty liked Machine's post in the thread Yamaha Special 650 - barn find - Identifying.

    Just had a feeling. Welcome to the XS club from Vancouver WA Local parts are around. When you get stuck, give me a try.. I keep a keen...

    May 18, 2021 at 1:25 PM
  26. jetmechmarty liked 5twins's post in the thread Yamaha Special 650 - barn find - Identifying.

    Do be careful if you do use the pressure washer. It's very easy to force water into areas it doesn't belong. It's actually rather...

    May 18, 2021 at 1:25 PM
  27. jetmechmarty liked Jim's post in the thread Yamaha Special 650 - barn find - Identifying.

    I blow dry with shop air after washing so the water doesn't puddle anywhere. Your bikes gonna have some rust. No point in makin' it worse.

    May 18, 2021 at 1:25 PM
  28. MaxPete liked kshansen's post in the thread New joke thread....

    An 80 year old man was having his annual checkup and the doctor asked him how he was feeling. "I've never been better!" he boasted....

    May 18, 2021 at 1:20 PM
  29. RustiePyles replied to the thread Any vintage car guys here?.

    YEP, air cooled too! At least, for few blocks it was.... Then it was V7 :lmao:

    May 18, 2021 at 1:12 PM
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