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    London ontario area

    Update. She runs, everything was good to go till it failed the safety for a bad frame. Agggg po must have ramped a curb or something and did some repair work to the frame below the engine, apparently thats a no go. Guess that's what you get for being a newbie rider/owner with a shoot first ask...
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    Easy frame swap

    Ok. since I've already got the parts for a disk brake set up I think it might be easier to go that route. If not then I need a new wheel, brake assembly and swing arm along with a bunch of other odds and ends. If I come home with even more parts the wife will have me sleeping on the couch...
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    Easy frame swap

    Hey all. So I've managed to get myself into a bind. I've got a 78 special with some apparent frame damage. My question is will a 79 xs-2f frame work with no fabrication work required. The 78 is disk brake but the 79 was drum. I'm hoping everything is a straight swap
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    Front axel/speedo boss

    It's a 78. Special. But the left fork has bolt holes for another caliper. Not sure if the forks were all the same and didn't use those holes or some p.o. just put them in there.
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    Front axel/speedo boss

    Hey all I was looking at where the speedo housing meets the fork and its barely touching. Am I missing some spacer or something. The rotor and caliper line up fine on the right side. Is there supposed to be that gap or is something wrong here? Could it be a bent fork?
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    Front axel

    Front axel
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    Wanted - Standard gas cap

    Hey all. Looking for a standard gas cap. I picked up a tank at a local parts yard and thought I could just use the cap that I already had. Turns out it's longer than the "new" tanks mount and pin. Not sure what year it's from but the tank has a dual petcock and is about 71mm from centre of pin...
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    Fuel tank pinholes

    the bike is a 78 but the tank is not, its only got one petcock. the hole is where the PO shaved off the emblems. I might just give the caswell a try if i can find it around here, but will first use the tank epoxy.
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    Fuel tank pinholes

    Hey everyone. So I've been trying to get this bike put back together to hopefully be able to ride this summer. After I added gas to the tank I started to notice some of the paint on the sides of the tank where the emblems used to be start to bubble. I was hoping this was a coincidence but...
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    London ontario area

    It's a 78 special. But the previous owners have added a bunch of different parts. Speak and tach are from something else. The turnsignal control is from something pre '77 I believe since it has a choke control.
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    London ontario area

    Hey all. Anyone have recommendations for a shop in the area who know what they are doing when it some the the xs. I've picked up a project bike and have made some progress and managed to get It to start using kick only. Unfortunately when I tried to start it using the starter it kicked out...
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    Drive sprocket play

    yep. DB was right washer was mangled and pinched
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    Drive sprocket play

    Hey all. Was was replacing my clutch shaft seal and bearing and noticed the drive gear has a bit of a wobble. I've never ridden this bike, still in the process of getting it fixed up. But is this amount of play normal. Nut seems tight.
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    78 bs38 carb replacement parts?

    hey thanks for the info guys. thanks Dogbunny I will try to source those parts up here, if not I guess we'll be in touch . I've seen carb kits with the springs in them i believe. I'm just wondering though, if there is no flat washer at the end of the spring what is the purpose of the spring...
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    78 bs38 carb replacement parts?

    Hey all. I have a new to me 78 that I've been trying to get back on the road. I've managed to get it to the point that it will fire and idle, but only with the choke on. As soon as I turn the choke off the bike dies instantly. During my carb cleaning and videos I've watched I've come to the...
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    right side gasket

    talk about bringing a post up from the dead. But here is a bunch of templates from a 78. Sorry about the right hand side one its larger than legal size so part was cut off.
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    Starter Gear Fix!

    ok I found the correct thread after somehow posting in the wrong one. I've "tightened" the spring clip and it seems to be engaging with the starter now but I'm wondering if this gear is returning to the correct position. What do you think? Its not resting flat against the outer gear. Im...
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    Build Thread...Special to Cafe Bike

    Hey guys. New to the site and ans the xs world, its already helped me figure out a few things. I've "tightened" the spring clip and it seems to be engaging with the starter now but I'm wondering if this gear is returning to the correct position. What do you think? Its not resting flat...
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