Just a few tweaks to get it running :-) ........got a bit carried away !!! XS650 Makeover

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    Had to do some refurb work on the caliper, strip, clean powdercoat etc, new seals, black off the unused ports as its of an ABS VFR800 or something???

    No ABS module on a 1976 Yamaha :D
     
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    After the disasters with the wrinkle finish paint Id manage to source some wrinkle texture powdercoat to have a go at. Its used on MG dash restorations apparently? Anyway, I'm well impressed with it and compared to the VH1 spray paint the finish is far more superior and even.:thumbup:

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    Time to screw some of them freshly coated covers on.....

    Plain old capheads can be a bit "boring" so a bit of detail on the heads just to clean them up a bit.


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    Whilst I was bolting on the covers the painter came round to lay out the pinstripes over the base coat and fix the decals.......he'd worked hard on it, but saying that Id worked hard on his bits in a skills exchange :whistle:....ive included a pic of the original tank before......:o
     
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    Back to that steering head and triple clamp set up. I decided to strip the original grey powdercoat and use some of the new black Id got. I pre-baked the casting for an hour to release the gasses and was much happier with the finish.

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    Time to detail the engine side covers. Plan was to remove the kickstart, blank it and them some other random holes with were not needed or just had some tatty covers fitted.

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  9. stuvy

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    Top work

    What’s the wrinkle coat paint called I’m very interested in that stuff it looks brilliant
     
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    paint is made by VH1....but like I said it's a bit hit and miss. the powder I got is far superior and the same price as a couple of cans of the paint but should cover 10times the surfaces :D
     
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  11. Your work is exceptional Chris. I'm blown away.
     
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  12. stuvy

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    Sorry to be a pain where’s the powder from?
     
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  13. RichardM Member

    Casings look very nice.
    Amazing what difference a slight taper on the cap heads and scalloped bolt heads make.
     
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    off ebay. most of the seller can get if you enquire? £17/kg.........plenty enough for 10 engines. Ask for the wrinkle finish used on MG dashboards :thumbup:
     
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    I’m loving the attention to detail, all the stuff I look at on project. :thumbup:
     
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    Love this thread!!
     
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    Got some bits done over the weekend. First up was getting the caliper mounted. Some cross drilling on the screw heads for lockwire when the time comes.

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    next up was the rear chain adjusters. wanted to keep it clean and simple. Just reused the existing stop blocks off the original setup and modified to suit.

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  19. RichardM Member

    For the lockwire - I use to use a BS1 centre drill as it chamfered the holes at the same time.
     
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  20. graffian

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    Drill service gave me heavy duty cotter pin[I think that's what they are] drills for drilling bolt heads. They don't
    break anything like as easy as jobber drills. They may sound expensive but they are only about 50p a time.
     
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