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    What have you done to your XS today?

    Also, known in some parts as the taillight warranty.
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    Fuel Petcock ID

    I have a decent or quite nice ( I think anyway) tank from a 77 XS750D ( the maxi maroon color) I may make available because I haven't got around to diving into a sidecar project for a XS650. So, If you decide you want to go that route for a winter project maybe I can provide some help.
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    What have you done to your XS today?

    My 80 Special ll put back on its' wheels today. Kind of like a patient getting out of bed after surgery.
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    Fuel Petcock ID

    Yes you can just run on the PRI position, However, the Pri position will eliminate the reserve amount of fuel and use the whole tank. The vacuum hose connected to the petcock allows you to have a regular tank of fuel and a reserve tank.
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    Fuel Petcock ID

    So, the petcock you have is from a newer model. The second outlet is for the vacuum hose from the intake rubber to connect to. The petcock will flow fuel when the engine is running. The vacuum hose opens a diaphragm in the petcock. If you move the lever to PRI position the fuel will flow...
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    1966 Honda CL77 305 Scrambler "Next"

    I have a 65 CB77 Superhawk that I have all apart now. The engine is all together and a few years ago I started it up after it had a multi year nap. I ran great, has 9,000 something miles on it. It was originally a white one. Previous owner bug bombed it with an ugly avocado green paint. That...
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    What have you done to your XS today?

    That does seem like a significant voltage drop. Maybe check connections, and ignition switch, for excessive resistance, with an ohm meter. Isolate them from current prior to using ohm meter. Ignition switch gets a lot of work so maybe a bad connection there.
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    What have you done to your XS today?

    I used Eastwoods; 2K Duraspray Topcoat, Deep Noire Gloss
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    What have you done to your XS today?

    I will look in the morning. Ok?
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    What have you done to your XS today?

    No, it is spray from Eastwoods. They claim it to be durable. We shall see. Not a show ride, actually it is the one I would ride in the winter and stuff. Just getting some fresh lipstick and a spa treatment.
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    What have you done to your XS today?

    Time to start some assembly.
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    What gauge wire for starter motor?

    I believe the starter is grounded through its' mounting bolts. The wire from the solenoid to the starter is to sent current to the starter. Isn't that correct?
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    18 inch or 16 inch rear wheel

    I had a 16 inch on a 79 Special, and my 80 Special II came with a 16, which I switched to a 18 inch rear wheel. I didn't notice much difference between the two. I think the 16 tire had a taller profile than the 18 does, so the circumference of both are maybe the same or close. I think the...
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    What have you done to your XS today?

    Yesterday I started by carrying the engine from my 80 up the cellar stairs and out to the garage. Heavy. Do they gain weight over the years? Thirty years ago it didn't seem quite so heavy. Disassembled frame comes up next, with new paint on it. Motorcycle was disassembled to paint rusty...
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    Stripped exhaust mount/footpeg mount stud

    My 1980 650 special had that same issue. I cut off the threaded portion of the stud, then drilled and tapped the unthreaded portion of the stud. I used a replacement stud that had a reduced diameter on half of the length (8mm I think) and the other half of the stud was 10 or 12 mm (the...
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    What is this part?

    Thank you so much. I didn't have a wiring diagram and I will make a copy of the one you posted. Your response was a big help to me. Thanks again.
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    What is this part?

    No, the condensers are in the center of the upper engine mount. This part has two wires exiting it. One wire is a yellow one and the other is a yellow with a black (I believe) chaser.
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    What is this part?

    It is located an my 77 XS650D. Below the coils and behind the horn. I am thinking it may be a resistor but not sure.
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    1974 Yamaha Tx500 Help

    Nice van. The cylinder heads for the TX500 and XS500 1973- 1975 had a two piece head. They were also a source spot for oil leaks. In 1976 the head was changed to a one piece head, this was much better. The earlier heads had trouble spot of cracks developing from the spark plug to the exhaust...
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    Need help to identify this part

    Until I saw the first of the three pictures, I thought it looked like the top half of a valve guide.
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