Need an engine rebuilder!

Big_Ed

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Folks - I live in Fredericksburg, VA and my beloved 77 XS650 ate its timing chain last year. This, after all I did for that D#$%N bike - lots of polish & paint, chrome, tires, spokes, electrics, switches, batteries, busted knuckles, etc. I know it's the timing chain; I opened up the oil cover underneath and parts of chain fell out. OK, anybody out there from DC down to Richmond know of a good engine rebuilder? OR a spare engine for sale?
Thx
Big Ed
 

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Try limey bikes in Austin TX, http://chris-kelland.squarespace.com/#about

I thing Hugh hand built is in this board and they can build you a motor

Folks - I live in Fredericksburg, VA and my beloved 77 XS650 ate its timing chain last year. This, after all I did for that D#$%N bike - lots of polish & paint, chrome, tires, spokes, electrics, switches, batteries, busted knuckles, etc. I know it's the timing chain; I opened up the oil cover underneath and parts of chain fell out. OK, anybody out there from DC down to Richmond know of a good engine rebuilder? OR a spare engine for sale?
Thx
Big Ed
 
Have you considered taking a shot at rebuilding it yourself? It’s not as hard as you might think , and it’s a rewarding experience. There is a deep tech section here and some very knowledgeable folks here. Here is an excellent tech article showing how to rebuild the top end.

https://www.xs650.com/threads/xs650-top-end-buildup.52041/
 
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