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  1. Orion61

    Need a part number for front sprocket oil seal. 1981 XS650 Special

    Thanks 5twins! Ordered and express checked out! Torquing it that tight is no problem. I always put seals in the freezer overnight, then warm up the area slowly with a small butane torch/soldering iron, I have. I'd sure like to find another one.. got it at Radio Shack in the early 90's. You meet...
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    Need a part number for front sprocket oil seal. 1981 XS650 Special

    I need the part number for front drive sprocket oil seal for a1981 XS650 Special. (It is my winter project). I looked at Mikes XS but didn't have much luck. Lordy it is nice to be single, I am using my 4 season room to do this. 16 ft by 16 ft... It's so nice. My Married friends say, "I wish I...
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    Found fine cracks? at the bottom of my 81, jugs. Was retorquing but that is on hold.. HELP!

    I loosened my head bolts to re-torque my heads on my 1981 650, in reverse order. Should I let the top end just sit for a few days\weeks? These were severely over tightened. It. Using a 3/8th wrench, it was all I could to crack them.
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    Found fine cracks? at the bottom of my 81, jugs. Was retorquing but that is on hold.. HELP!

    Thanks a lot men! I learned something new, I'll never be without a 650. I was afraid the reason I got the bike for $600.00 "a great condition survivor" with the flashers, mirrors, seat, and 9100 original miles, stored covered inside for 32 years! Plus not one of those ugly freaking extended...
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    Found fine cracks? at the bottom of my 81, jugs. Was retorquing but that is on hold.. HELP!

    The white thing in the center photo is a hair, Not wide open cracks, but bad enough.
  6. Orion61

    Found fine cracks? at the bottom of my 81, jugs. Was retorquing but that is on hold.. HELP!

    Found cracks? at the bottom of my 81, jugs slightly oily head gaskets, runs fine. Was retorquing but that is on hold.. HELP! It seems the bolts, (loosening in reverse seem really tight. Cracks are on back each side under jugs. It isn't leaking oil, should I continue the re torque? or is this top...
  7. 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?
  10. 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
  11. Orion61

    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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  17. Orion61

    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...
  18. Orion61

    New 81 Frost Silver XS650

    What is the needle Valve rubber washer Mod?
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    New 81 Frost Silver XS650

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