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  1. SteveP

    Post a Photo of your Dog

    They can take relaxing to a whole new level
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    Post a Photo of your Dog

    It's a hard life
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    Broken valve

    I must admit I didn't know about Bonneville Indian manufacturing. I believe they are bringing out a new range of lower capacity triumphs manufactured in India. It's a little sad tbh. I was so happy when the first hinkley triumphs were produced. I actually had one of the first generation triples...
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    Broken valve

    Mine was a 2011. Air cooled fuel injected. It was a bit snatchy at low revs. I did a stage 1.5 tune. Remapping, modified airbox, removed emissions control and more open silencer. Really nice sorted bike. Reminded me more of a Norton commando than an old bonnie. Unfortunately I moved house and...
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    Broken valve

    I did check the small ends carefully and they seemed fine. A friend who's built a couple of these engines had a look as well any thought that they were okay. I believe it's only done around 20 000 miles. The oil feed thread was fine. It's probably my rubbish photography
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    Broken valve

    I've started wading through the various carb threads. A bit of a can of worms. I'm not at all knowledgeable regarding CV carbs. A bit of a steep learning curve. It'll be a while before I get round to the carbs. My idea is to rebuild the US carbs to the richer European spec. There's a document...
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    Broken valve

    I just got rid of a modern Bonneville. Nothing to tinker with 🙄
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    Broken valve

    I'm thinking I'll stick with the original carbs. I got the new ones because they had supposedly been rebuilt. I'm hoping some parts will be interchangeable, if necessary. Forgot to post picks.
  9. SteveP

    Broken valve

    I was going to start a new thread about carburettors. But there's so much information already on this site. I'm nowhere near rebuilding my carbs yet. I'm really just looking for some opinions. I'm starting to think about rewiring the TX650. The switches had wiring running in the handlebars...
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    Broken valve

    I've only just realised that I don't take photos as I do rebuilds. Loads of photos as I strip things down.
  11. SteveP

    Broken valve

    Thanks for that. I am pleased with how it's progressing. It's a very nice engine to work on. Spares ain't cheap though.
  12. SteveP

    Broken valve

    Hi. Update on the 1974 TX650a. Thanks again to everyone who helped. As I mentioned this is a US import to the UK. The crack in the crankcase, above the sprocket didn't extend into the gearbox. A local fabrication shop welded the crack and I flattened it off then painted the whole case. It seems...
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    XS650 Top End Buildup

    Hi Cliff. Thanks for that. Unfortunately I've already got the DID chain. I don't think you can use a morse link with a DID chain. I've rebuilt the full engine using mainly Heiden, with some Yambits parts. I would recommend both companies. I had intended to rivet the chain using a centre punch as...
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    XS650 Top End Buildup

    I've been doing some research on rivet pins. Apparently there are two types; hollow head, which also have a step to locate the plate. And solid pin which don't have a step. DID also make a heavy duty riveting tool. Which I assume is required for the solid pin. Maybe it's more suitable for use...
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    XS650 Top End Buildup

    Thanks again for all the great help. I'm in the UK, so I was in bed. I've removed the link from the chain and I can't get either of the pins into either hole. So I don't think that the problem is due to misalignment. Measured with my digital caliper. The holes are 2.55mm diameter and the pins...
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    XS650 Top End Buildup

    Sorry about the quality of the picture. The pins are plain and the ends are too. As far as my old eyes can tell. I had expected a stepped pin to positively locate the plate. I've removed the link from the chain but still can't get the pins into the holes 😞. Maybe I'll contact Heiden, who...
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    XS650 Top End Buildup

    Hi I'm pretty new to the site so I hope I'm posting this in the correct place. First off thanks Jim this has been a really useful post. I'm pretty close to completing the rebuild on my 74. I've hit a problem with my camchain master link. I've managed to get the link into the chain on the...
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    Broken valve

    I'll probably err on the side of caution, and replace the guides and chain. I'd rather not have to strip the engine down again any time soon. Thanks
  19. SteveP

    Broken valve

    My last project was a BSA C11. Spent loads on bike with a top speed of 40mph. Lost lot's of money when I sold it. My wife creates a spreadsheet for every bike I build 🙄. She mentions the BSA every time I try to spend on the XS Just another question. My cam chain and guides look to be in pretty...
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    Broken valve

    I think you are right. This isn't going to be quick. I need to totally strip the engine. Then assess what has happened, and what is required. I'll keep looking on eBay, and talking to people.
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