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What have you done to your XS today?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by I am Carbon, Nov 24, 2013.

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  1. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    2 Out Of Six Holes Too Shallow!
    Brand new repop hub. I will have to shorten one sprocket bolt by about 3/16th and the other by just a whisper. Dang!
    The more skilled machinists out there will say just run a bottom tap in there. Shortening a couple bolts and getting them to thread correctly is challenge enough for me.
     
  2. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    Not a big issue in the scheme of things...........Just another manufacturing snafu.

    Have you told Mike L aka 650trader.
     
  3. gggGary

    gggGary When a whole one is just too much. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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  4. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    True, I just trim a couple bolts so it's not a big deal. But one would hope that I would not have to fix an expensive new item before it can be used.
    I just discovered this before I wrapped up for the day, so had not considered writing a letter to the seller. Might do that.
     
  5. gggGary

    gggGary When a whole one is just too much. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Trying to get WJL ready for the Ozarks trip.
    Today plugs out, compression tested, 152/155
    noticed oil at rear of head gasket so did a full head retorque (it needed it) attached windshield, Garmin GPS, Siligrips, more baggage, Rode a bit, came back, changed, tightened, adjusted. Started piling up the gear, tools, and "stuff" for a week on the road.
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  6. Paul Sutton

    Paul Sutton Still Looking Good Top Contributor

    Have a couple of used Virago rotors so decided to have a go at refacing them. Put together a rig with my small angle grinder and off I went:
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    Took about 15 minutes per side. The result looked good on the micrometer so they have been packaged and filed away. The trick is to take your time and always keep the rotor spinning when the grinder is at work.

    Where would we be without zip ties?
     
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  7. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Nice DYI set up. We’re you attempting to grind off grooves in the rotor face or just “condition” it for new pads?
     
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  8. Paul Sutton

    Paul Sutton Still Looking Good Top Contributor

    The rotors had some bad wear marks so I just wanted to clean them up for emergency use, perhaps 10 years from now???? Seemed a pity to just dump them without playing with them first. The rotor in the photos was the best one. The other rotor took about 2 hours to sort out.
     
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  9. WideAWAKE

    WideAWAKE Single Fins and Twin Cylinders

    have you checked the run out on the rims??

    they weren’t cheap, I like you, would expect them to be in top notch shape.

    I’ve purchased a complete wheel assembly before and it need a fair bit of adjustment to get it true.
     
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  10. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Never thought about checking run out....
    Unwarranted assumptions may have been made.
     
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  11. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    "have you checked the run out on the rims??"
    I just spoke with the tech that installed the tires and he said that he checked the rims for true and run out before he put the tires on.
    They were good.
     
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  12. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    On the TX500 hub I renovated, the sprocket bolt holes and their threading go all the way through the carrier .....

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    You may want to pull your carrier out and check yours. Maybe all you need is a suitable tap to finish tapping the holes all the way through. Be aware that the bolts are a fine thread. Cleaning the threads up after shortening one may be difficult.
     
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  13. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    The new rim does not have steel inserts for the sprocket carrier bolt holes. The sprocket was installed with copper antiseize on the bolts and I am calling it good. I will watch the bolts for signs of loosening once it goes into service.
     
  14. spacetiger110

    spacetiger110 Fashionably sensitive, but too cool to care.

    Adjusted cam chain tension real quick before going to an appointment. Wanted to do valve clearances today too, but my appointment ran late. Can I reuse tappet cover gaskets? I don't have any on hand.
     
  15. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Yes, rubber O rings
     
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  16. WideAWAKE

    WideAWAKE Single Fins and Twin Cylinders

    Good to hear. - before I built my last few sets of wheels out of curiosity I called the local Yamaha dealer in town to get a price on lacing and truing a rim. $350 a rim!!! Ouch!!!! - I didn’t even pay that much for the bike they were going on haha.
     
  17. aldo5468

    aldo5468 Redleg XS650.com Supporter

    Replaced the OEM black plastic cover with this machined aluminum one - just a bit of bling!
     

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