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    First start after rebuild

    Finally got back to work on it this week, Turns out my left coil wasn’t working very well. Switched it out with another one, tomorrow I’ll see if that clears up the difference in how the plugs look. Had it out for a few minutes, it definitely made a big difference in how it runs.
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    First start after rebuild

    That’s the longest and farthest away from the house I’ve gotten it so far. I’ve been trying to stay within pushing distance, just in case.
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    First start after rebuild

    Damn, I need to find a bigger tank , lol
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    First start after rebuild

    Got the bike out for a 3 hr ride with my buddy that has a klr. Surprisingly I think the xs actually did better on the mountain roads. Granted my buddy has only been off-road a handful of times. On the road they seem to be pretty even as far as acceleration. Higher top speed on the xs though...
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    Sold / Found / Inactive - Working speedometer.

    Actually, it would work. I actually bought a whole cluster off eBay from an 80s model, same speedo . It works , the miles actually tick which mine didn’t. I mainly wanted that for tracking my mileage. I’ll be in touch if this one gives out though, Thank you
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    Sold / Found / Inactive - Working speedometer.

    Hi, I’m looking for a working speedometer for my 79 special. Thanks
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    For Sale - Garage sale parts clearout!

    Hi, Any chance you still have the gauges for sale ?
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    Question about a bolt size

    Perfect, Thank you very much 😀. Off to the grinder I go .
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    Question about a bolt size

    Hi again, I managed to lose the bolt that holds the tach drive into the case . Is there any chance anyone has one handy and could put up some measurements ? I’d rather make one than pay $5 each and $16 in shipping. Thank you .
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    First start after rebuild

    Went out and got some carpet padding and had some cover material that I’ve had here for awhile, And made myself a big ole dirt bike seat , sorta
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    First start after rebuild

    Hello again, Now I have a question about my spark plugs I recleaned the carbs , new plugs Same setup as the last post , Ex 500 carbs Foam uni filters with the outer layer Stock exhaust, opened up, (big spade bit down the length of the muffler. Timing for each cylinder is right in the center...
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    Chain length question

    Sounds good , thank you , I’ll look for some a little bit shorter.
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    Chain length question

    Hi, I am planning to get new chain and sprockets , stock gearing 17/34 If I get the stock 104 link length Will it be too short if I put longer shocks on later ? 79 xs650 special. Still not sure on what longer shocks , but the triumph ones are on the list probably close to 14inch, Mine are...
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    First start after rebuild

    Had it out yesterday, put about 35miles on it. Seemed to run good. I have the ex500 carbs 138 pilots 138 mains Jjj needle in the fourth from the top slot Pilot screws are 2.5 or so turns out . Pulled the plugs Left looks like pilot is good, Maybe still lean on mid and top ? Right one looks...
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    First start after rebuild

    That’s what I thought, This other one is already has already made a strange noise too. I need to get a new battery and try it again, it seems to drain it quickly using the button. I’ll probably just kick it 95 percent of the time anyway, Not like it’s difficult to do.
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    First start after rebuild

    Yes I did , Should I have put it in that groove ?
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    First start after rebuild

    No idea, It cranked a couple times, then the next time I tried it, it just spun
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    First start after rebuild

    Well, I think this is as good as it’s getting for now, Need to mess with the carbs some more . Of course Now hopefully, I can get on to some other things finally and get this thing ready for the road. 😁 But for today, it’s 60 degrees here, so the Vulcan is going out for a ride.
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    Condenser question

    Cool, I have some of those solder seal things, They work pretty slick.
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    Condenser question

    Hello, I managed to catch a condenser wire in the motor mount when I was re assembling. I’m planning on ordering another one, But in the meantime is there any reason it couldn’t be spiced back together?
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