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  1. Kyleshep49

    81 XS650 running but have issues

    About to get these carbs done (If you’re scoping out my old Ricky Carmichael rc bike it’s not for sale 👌)
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    81 XS650 running but have issues

    So tried the gasket seal and it helped seal the intakes up good. Still having same issue though. Tried to fine tune where i sprayed when looking for a leak. It seems the choke area was sucking in air bad. Also noticed on a side note my fuel T was very cracked. So long story short i ordered...
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    81 XS650 running but have issues

    I put everything back together. Still sucking air on that gasket area left side. I’m going to just put a little Yamabond on the other side and seal this bitch up on just the left side. My luck i have some sort of hair line crack i can’t find and this won’t work but i have extra gaskets so who...
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    81 XS650 running but have issues

    So i noticed on the left side intake (problem area) on e of the bolts wasn’t tightening up and stripped out. Not sure if that had anything to do with my problem but may have. Had to put in a heli coil and seems good now. Gotta wait a little while then tighten them again, throw the carbs on and...
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    81 XS650 running but have issues

    I have two new sets of the thick gaskets. I tried one set already and it was leaking still as shown in video. I did read a previous post somewhere else that 5twins talked about tightening the carb holders and letting them sit a day then going back and tightening again before installing carbs. I...
  6. Kyleshep49

    81 XS650 running but have issues

    Ok tossed it 👍🏼. You do the Yamabond smeared both sides of the gasket lightly? Also how is that stuff for removal later. I was trying to avoid the seals cause of the pain in the ass clean up every time but at this point i need it to seal
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    81 XS650 running but have issues

    So i checked the matting surface and it’s flat, looks perfect from what i can tell. Really searched for any cracks and can’t find one. I might have to put a straw on the spray so i can pinpoint the leak spot better. Just weird that it’s the same leak with two different carb holders. I’ll keep...
  8. Kyleshep49

    81 XS650 running but have issues

    Ok I’ll check this later when i get a min and let you know
  9. Kyleshep49

    81 XS650 running but have issues

    So i tried switching the carb holder on the left side with my old one. Still have same issue. I dont see any cracks anywhere on motor or carb. For some reason it won’t seal up to the motor or i have a leak somewhere in the same area i can’t see. Not really sure what to do. Thought about maybe...
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    81 XS650 running but have issues

    Yeah it is set up well as far as jetting and everything else. It’s just not rideable at the moment, the air leak causes such a issue at bottom i can’t ride it without basically stalling it out. If i just sit and rev it i can get past it and rev it out but it’s to big of an issue. I’ll let you...
  11. Kyleshep49

    81 XS650 running but have issues

    Ok cool, that’s good to know. I think it would run fine with them too if i can fix this air leak. I probably should stop ordering stuff for this bike at some point anyways haha
  12. Kyleshep49

    81 XS650 running but have issues

    The butterfly shaft seals are new. I’m going to look for that brand for the holders. I feel pretty good about getting this last piece hopefully fixed. Seems like that vacuum barb shouldn’t have just pulled out like that it must have been sucking in air pretty good. I could kill the engine with...
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    81 XS650 running but have issues

    So after replacing coil and ignition i was still having issues. I think i nailed it down to a leak at the intake boot. Mainly the left side. Before i wasn’t using the intake gasket i was just using rtv instead. So i put in two new gaskets from mikes. Still seems to leak, and i also had one of...
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    81 XS650 running but have issues

    Ok so just in update. mikes sent me a new electronic ignition. Installed that. Cleaned carbs again. Worked great in the driveway. Too for a ride. Bike got hot and stopped running. It will idle barley but as soon as you give it any gas it’s very sporadic and all over the place and will die...
  15. Kyleshep49

    Gas tank stickers or graphics

    This is kinda where i ended up so far with stickers and whatnot. Didn’t want to many but to give it that race look
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    81 XS650 running but have issues

    No i didn’t. All i did to the motor before putting it back in was install the PMA setup and change sump filter, fixed kick start spring. I did check a few times that the tensioner was where it was supposed to be (flush). You think that these are off a little (ignitions) because i went from one...
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    81 XS650 running but have issues

    That what i thought, or my chain skipped a gear or something. What’s weird is it changed so much after only changing the ignition trigger plate and the end piece that has the sensors or magnets whatever they are the goes on the end of the advance rod. Seems like that wouldnt have an effect but i...
  18. Kyleshep49

    81 XS650 running but have issues

    So i installed the replacement electronic ignition today that Mikes sent me. Made sure all the connections good. Now for some reason i can’t get it advanced enough for timing at the 15 degrees. It sure why yet, i got my bike hot hot from holding the throttle consistent for some time and made...
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    81 XS650 running but have issues

    So after fixing the carb, which went good and works perfect again, i got it all back together and at idle the right cylinder runs rough compared to the left. The left idles perfect and the right has like a stutter. Anyways take it on a ride and went ok, i could tell the right cylinder running...
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    81 XS650 running but have issues

    So one of my floats was not working right, one needle didn’t want to go in and out of the float seat very well. Thought it was the posts being off a little, just went to give it a slight twist and broke it. I’m i totally fucked or is this saveable? Asking for a friend
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