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  1. Orion61

    Advice om rpl decals and a new tac chrome rear housing for 1981

    Mine are faded, My bike is 100% complete intact as from the factory, the only thing I am going to go non OEM is putting Shorty Mufflers on it. I need to find a good place to re-Chrome the factory mufflers. They are surprisingly dent/scrape free. Thank you for your kind reply. Duane
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    Advice om rpl decals and a new tac chrome rear housing for 1981

    I don't need the outer glass. I need either the stickers where I can sand off the factory numbers and fine sand them and put waterslide stickers or new replacements. My rear cap on the tach (chrome) is dented up pretty badly. Thanks for the help.
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    Advice om rpl decals and a new tac chrome rear housing for 1981

    Does anyone know where I can get repro speedometer/Tac Decals, and or tac chrome rear caps?
  4. Orion61

    Advice om rpl decals and a new tac chrome rear housing for 1981

    I can't find face decals for 81 650 Special, will rd400 decals work? they "LOOK" the same but wondering size and fit. I also need new Tac chrome rear cap, dented. 9000 miles on 1981- 650. Have an 81 that is pretty nice with only Any members that can help is much appreciated. Orion
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    Lucky to have a wife that will allow a bike in the house!

    Lucky to have a wife that will allow a bike in the house!
  6. Orion61

    Working on A 650 Special, 1981 as a winter project, in my 4 season room.

    Working on A 650 Special, 1981 as a winter project, in my 4 season room.
  7. Orion61

    New 81 Frost Silver XS650

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    81 xs650 won't idle/run consistently

    Hi Gary, It is an xs650H? 1981 when riding it the front caliper is sticky and tight, I used a long thin flat blade, loosened the fluid cap, and released the drag on the front wheel, She gets up and goes, both cyls hitting hard and even. There is 9400 actual miles on the bike but the head gasket...
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    81 xs650 won't idle/run consistently

    Does any one have a carb breakdown of those? Showing the idle circuit have one (left side) that does not idle, turning the throttle at about 3000 rpm the cyl pops and kicks in. You can ride it on the highway just fine, plenty of power, both cylinders fire just fine. I don't want to run it...
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    New 81 Frost Silver XS650

    Oh yes, dumped Seafoam in the gas and oil, need to figure the front disc issue, Clutch needs adjusted too, Lots of looks, and comments, "I never saw a bike like that before" from youngsters on their widow makers.
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    New 81 Frost Silver XS650

    SHE'S ALIVE!!! Got her fired up today! Cleaned carbs, front brake, sticking a bit so I only took her on a mile ride, It sure sucks the power and wouldn't dare ride on anything but dry cement, an that is only for short trips. went from dead to both cyls firing, getting a bit of popping from...
  12. Orion61

    New 81 Frost Silver XS650

    What is the needle Valve rubber washer Mod?
  13. Orion61

    New 81 Frost Silver XS650

    What did you do for carbs B34 or did you go all out? Also electronic ignition or factory?
  14. Orion61

    New 81 Frost Silver XS650

    Hi Marty, Thank you for the comment on my Family, I've had 3 Heart attacks myself, was down with no heartbeat for 4 min 56 seconds least one. Suffered some Hypoxia....So I'm not as quick on my heels.. Went from 135 IQ to 105.. Did you drain it before storing it? Also is yours an 81 also, what color?
  15. Orion61

    New 81 Frost Silver XS650

    They are like Gold, seems like a nice price at the time to sell one, but in 20 more years only ones like ours are going to be around that aren't chopped to pieces or junked. I live in a City of about 80k and the 650 are a dream to ride in town but I love to get them in the narrow twisting...
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    New 81 Frost Silver XS650

    Hasn't ever been stored outside, fork seals are still soft. I offered my Brother-in-Law $600.00 figuring I could start there, and go up. I was shocked when He said OK. He called me a couple months later and said asked I would sell it back to him. He had to have a tree removed. The guy wanted...
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    New 81 Frost Silver XS650

    Sorry for the delay on the Pix, But I haven't been able to do much work on her due to the Passing of my Mother, 2 sisters, and a Niece, Now a Cousin in Hospice, and another Niece in remission. (all smoking related since since I started this this thread!). But as you can see beside a dime sized...
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    81 Barn find!!! low mile XS650

    I've already bought the MEK. Have you seen the price of Kerosene lately, It is about 12 bucks a gallon in the Midwest. I remember when we bought it at the Dollar Store at $1.00 a qt, and 50 cents a gal in the mid 70's! 2nd thing I will be checking is the cam chain adjustment! I have seen 2 of...
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    81 Barn find!!! low mile XS650

    Think I will try a re-torque first, then use try a brass brush and MEK, Methyl Ethyl Ketone. If that doesn't take it off only a grinder will. Stuff is hard to find, if through UPS you have to buy a whole case!
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    81 Barn find!!! low mile XS650

    I am mixing some Lucas lube w light oil and kick it/ turn it over w/o the plugs in. Cyl head is dark, like some baked oil on the outside. I hope someone hasn't torqued the head bolts incorrectly, or in the wrong pattern... either way it is easy to grind off a link, replace with a master link...
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