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Reading through some older threads,found Glj’s and others positive comments on SCM complete XS-2 gasket sets that are still available.One set just arrived today.They look great,still pliable,promptly nicely packaged and shipped.Great price,just ordering a second set now to have for trial and error processes on the original 72 motor rebuild this winter.$28.98 to my door.The extra case and valve cover gaskets for this price definitely won’t go to waste and good to have on the shelf.
 

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Mt chair.Wind was a brutal down & back.Whew!A couple 72 parts acquired. I’ll take the truck & trailer next time and still come back with nothing I need.👴✅.
 

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Surprisingly not much noticeable difference for the puttin around that I do.Initially I put it in on as a joke for some old hill climbing friends.Liked the look and it stayed.
 

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Rear wheel splash guard cut.Initiated a 90• angle to begin.It will attach to the battery/electrical component plate. I use hanger lower stem cuts for forming desired accurate bends. I still use my old Airco torch head I got for an 8th grade graduation gift,it was used. I cherish it.No rose bud,no brazing tip,we’ve gotten to know each other well in 50 years plus.This particular plate needed a step up 3/8 or so & A lot more when I was 17-23,still duz if you’re gonna build it to spec or rock it.No debate.They’ll bust.
 

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Working on making a seat for a Champion lazer style racing seat pan again.Made a couple in my teens,nothing fancy but were effective fit and function for the rider and the ride.Fast forward to today. I spoke with Dave Keil,owner of KE Motosports,Reno,NV this afternoon.A quick laugh and an old yep,l don’t have a lot of those perfect Champion seats left to sell either. “I’ll get a few again for stock,someday.🤝.😇😇
 

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She might have the right idea.All the heat colors are kinda pretty.Maybe try grinding and dressing up and clear it.Hmmm,worth a try.Lol🧏‍♀️✅
 

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Is there a right or wrong of canister placement?Note;Using 16” &
18” XS 650 rear wheels with Radian swingarm.
 

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Kinda think both sides should match, but that's just me.
Agree.Put them both to the back and gonna go with that.Faced to the front risks a clearance issue for the travel factor.👍
 

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I’m a happy old grandps.Compliments to the USPS.Jumped all over this pad,early controls and grips from a noted seller.2 days and here.Probably not going on this project but most likely on the next.😁
 

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