What have you done to your XS today?

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I have received the replacement pinion gear and a refurbished clutch basket and also replaced the countershaft seal, the clutch push rod seal and the gear selector shaft seal even though none of them were leaking.
After assembling the countershaft with all the gears, spacers and circuits everything works great except the first gear cog is rather firm and does not spin freely.
I took plenty of pics during disassembly and have everything installed in the correct order so after stripping it back down three times i figured it was ok and closed up the cases.
Now it no longer jumps out of 4th gear, so that's good but it jumps out of 1st gear after a couple of feet so it looks like I've got to remove the engine and split the cases again to try and find the issue.
The new pinion gear is not putting pressure on 1st gear but I also replaced the transmission bearings and maybe the countershaft needle roller bearing is a thou or two wider than the old one or the spacers and circlips between the gears are not identical and I have a thicker one next to 1st gear making firm to turn.
I recall reading here years ago someone had issues with jumping out of 1st gear because of too much lateral play with 1st.
I know what I'm doing after work today but welcome any ideas.
It looks like I didn't have the circlip and thrust washer that holds 1st gear in the groove of the countershaft and 1st gear worked it's way over to the left to hit against the face of the input shaft bearing.
I also found the inner bush of 1st gear was not flush and was protruding out one side just like the one in twomany's old post .
When assembled correctly on the countershaft 1st gear has 0.022mm end play, 2nd gear has 0.035 end play and the input shaft has 0.065 end play.
I have Geoff's xs looking for replacement pinion gear and thrust washers to get it going again.IMG20240308051639.jpgScreenshot_2024-03-12-13-40-13-48_680d03679600f7af0b4c700c6b270fe7.jpgIMG20240308051639.jpgScreenshot_2024-03-12-13-40-13-48_680d03679600f7af0b4c700c6b270fe7.jpg
 

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We are about to have 5 or 6 days of rain very soon so I burned over to the food store after dinner to pick up a few things, and toured about the neighbourhood for about 10 miles. Any Beatles fans out there? Way out in the distance on the other side of the water is Port Angeles WA, USA:)
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We are about to have 5 or 6 days of rain very soon so I burned over to the food store after dinner to pick up a few things, and toured about the neighbourhood for about 10 miles. Any Beatles fans out there? Way out in the distance on the other side of the water is Port Angeles WA, USA:)
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I see what you did there... :laugh:
 
Today..... dropped the back wheel to clean and inspect. Seals pulled and bearings are fine. Fit new bearing seals tomorrow. Rear spindle nut damaged, new required. Rear spindle has hammer rash but will clean up nicely. Brake shoes good. Chain no good, neglected but otherwise good so new chain being fitted to existing sprockets after a good clean up. 47 years of muck and goo to be cleaned off the entire rear of the bike in the coming week. Chain guard is hanging with 47 years of crud.

All is well and new tyres front and rear planned for next week.

:)
 
Went for a wild ride..........
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Ooooops sorry ...... Just me day dreaming thorough the shitty rain cloud that hovers over my life perpetually in South Wales :thumbsdown:

But 'Taffy got some attention today:
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Photo above from last summer.
Taffy (XS650) is now residing in the new lockup / workshop.
Today the oil was flushed through and replenished with Halfords Historic Oil; good stuff.
UNI carbs were washed and re-oiled with 50/50 engine oil and petrol.
Brakes were flushed and bled.
Batteries (I have a spare) were charged on my C-Tek maintenance unit.
Chain was re-tensioned.
Bolts etc.. checked for tightness.
Hopefully a start up on Sunday.

Taffy was joined in the new home by The Brat (Bratwurst) R1200GS; my German Panzer Tank..:lmao:
Had to make a bit of room to accommodate The Brat. I have a load of 'flat pack' wardrobes that need to be assembled at home in there. so space is a liitle tight. The Brat had its MOT yesterday(Passed with no issues), and after I rode home in the Pi$$ing rain! So The Brat now needs a full clean up. What a Bugger life can be in Wales. Image below shows Taffy under a red Oxford cover; The Brat is snuggled up in the centre.

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We are about to have 5 or 6 days of rain very soon so I burned over to the food store after dinner to pick up a few things, and toured about the neighbourhood for about 10 miles. Any Beatles fans out there? Way out in the distance on the other side of the water is Port Angeles WA, USA:)
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I love that paint scheme. Beautiful bike.
 
Went for a wild ride..........
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Ooooops sorry ...... Just me day dreaming thorough the shitty rain cloud that hovers over my life perpetually in South Wales :thumbsdown:

But 'Taffy got some attention today:
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Photo above from last summer.
Taffy (XS650) is now residing in the new lockup / workshop.
Today the oil was flushed through and replenished with Halfords Historic Oil; good stuff.
UNI carbs were washed and re-oiled with 50/50 engine oil and petrol.
Brakes were flushed and bled.
Batteries (I have a spare) were charged on my C-Tek maintenance unit.
Chain was re-tensioned.
Bolts etc.. checked for tightness.
Hopefully a start up on Sunday.

Taffy was joined in the new home by The Brat (Bratwurst) R1200GS; my German Panzer Tank..:lmao:
Had to make a bit of room to accommodate The Brat. I have a load of 'flat pack' wardrobes that need to be assembled at home in there. so space is a liitle tight. The Brat had its MOT yesterday(Passed with no issues), and after I rode home in the Pi$$ing rain! So The Brat now needs a full clean up. What a Bugger life can be in Wales. Image below shows Taffy under a red Oxford cover; The Brat is snuggled up in the centre.

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Gorgeous Tracker!

That and the late, great Nicky Hayden foots up and sideways...whats not to love? :thumbsup:
 
Today..... dropped the back wheel to clean and inspect. Seals pulled and bearings are fine. Fit new bearing seals tomorrow. Rear spindle nut damaged, new required. Rear spindle has hammer rash but will clean up nicely. Brake shoes good. Chain no good, neglected but otherwise good so new chain being fitted to existing sprockets after a good clean up. 47 years of muck and goo to be cleaned off the entire rear of the bike in the coming week. Chain guard is hanging with 47 years of crud.

All is well and new tyres front and rear planned for next week.

:)
Scraping off 47 years of accumulated sh1t from the rear of the bike for a couple of hours this afternoon. Depressing, but necessary.

Followed by a bit of Solvol Autosol polishing on the alloy rims. They have survived remarkably well considering. They will come up nicely whilst not destroying the patina of age.
 
Scraping off 47 years of accumulated sh1t from the rear of the bike for a couple of hours this afternoon. Depressing, but necessary.

Followed by a bit of Solvol Autosol polishing on the alloy rims. They have survived remarkably well considering. They will come up nicely whilst not destroying the patina of age.
Any piccies of your graft?
 
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