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  1. jpdevol

    XS650 - Twisties and Highway Speeds

    Can we see some pics; especially from the rear tire looking forward to the side stand?
  2. jpdevol

    Just Ride.

    Note: I've got the "bugs" worked out now (had some wobbling fixed with more air in tire). That 2.15 rim on the rear is technically too narrow to run the 130/80 - 140/90 dirt track tires, but it's all that is available short of spending ~$800ea -$1200ea for matching proper rims
  3. jpdevol

    Cb750k0 - any interest?

    Fantastic job! Upholstery is one thing I outsource. I got lucky and found really good repro seat covers from Thailand. The good repro's in the rest of the world won't infringe the Honda trademark - the Thais apparently don't care.
  4. jpdevol

    Just Ride.

    Thank You! It's a stock '80 front 1.85 x19" and the rear is off the front of a '80 XS1100 2.15 x 19" with an Omar's conversion kit.
  5. jpdevol

    Fuel petcock positon for OFF??

    https://www.xs650.com/threads/cleaning-fuel-tank.61729/
  6. jpdevol

    Interesting motorcycles, not XS650

    Legendary.......I had no idea the product was still around, or that the founder recently passed. https://www.prestonpettyproducts.com/aboutus.asp https://dirtbikemagazine.com/rest-in-peace-preston-petty/
  7. jpdevol

    2023 XS650 Calendar - Nominations

    Someone may chime in on the wheels. I was think'in Preston Petty on the fenders (now there's a memory jogger). Cool stuff!
  8. jpdevol

    1979 XS650 electronic ignition upgrade

    Yep. Primary suspects are key switch, fuse box and bad grounds.
  9. jpdevol

    2023 XS650 Calendar - Nominations

    That's some rare parts I think I spy there. Is that an aluminum tank ? Are there stampings on the fenders? (the beaded edge looks familiar). Can't place the wheels (?).
  10. jpdevol

    277 pamco

    So long as the spark plugs are well grounded, it should not cause an issue. Perhaps some good pics of rotor, pick-up plate and advance would help us help you. Also, pics of power supply. Note: to avoid confusion shall we refer to cyl.'s as L & R? How are you determining TDC and correct...
  11. jpdevol

    Electric vs Kick start

    The start-up (esp. cold) advantage of the PMA may also result from no Field coil drawing ~28 -30 Watts when the key is turned on.
  12. jpdevol

    Fuel petcock positon for OFF??

    It's difficult to see the petcock inlet inside the tank, but anything over perhaps 4" of fuel inside tank and it should flow in "ON" position -below that "RES" until almost empty.
  13. jpdevol

    Fuel petcock positon for OFF??

    Unless there is an issue with the carbs or petcocks, you should not have to use "PRI" at all. Only after carbs have been drained or stored.
  14. jpdevol

    It's time to start a winter Project.

    In my world, "hammer mechanic" is not derogatory. lol Why does the presence of a "big maul" in the SOIR not surprise me:laughing: Just say'in....
  15. jpdevol

    It's time to start a winter Project.

    No really. The shock imparted by a steel hammer will overcome the "stiction" - "cold-welding" as Gary calls it. Actually easier blow than with soft mallet. Them wrenches are meant to be wacked. If that doesn't do it right away, smack the drain-plug straight on with the steel hammer - as if it...
  16. jpdevol

    It's time to start a winter Project.

    Harder hammer:whistle:
  17. jpdevol

    Interesting motorcycles, not XS650

    Mexican OEM during '70's (?). That one's been flat-tracked with either a Champion or TrackMaster brand frame, maybe Akront rims. Nice!
  18. jpdevol

    Just Ride.

    Awesome day for a ride!
  19. jpdevol

    Aftermarket Rear Sets

    I've used Slipstream rear-sets on XS & RD builds - one guy in AR, quality design & work. Website no longer works, but found these (gotta be same guy??) https://www.ebay.com/itm/143448786815
  20. jpdevol

    Aftermarket Rear Sets

    Sadly, as Jim points out, the factory lower footpeg mount has been hacked; that's gonna be the "welding" the PO eluded to. Will not work that way. If you decide to proceed with welding, first remove or disconnect all electrical boxes, coils and isolate all frame grounds from electrical system...
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