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

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    no chocolate eggs today.....just nuts.....hand made stainless steel ones:whistle:
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    Like the nuts, how did you index them in the chuck?
     
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    Very nice.
     
  4. Dcal Member

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    I was thinking of making some castellated nuts out of lock nuts but this is just on another level.
    Respect
     
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    You can do I suppose. Quicker and easier to use a hexagonal er32 holder I got off aliexpress, you can see it in the picture above.
     
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    Righto...where was I...:D
    Spring/Summer fun over....time to get back in the garage for the Autumn / Winter build season.......cant wait for them sub zero temps to come :o

    Finished up back in May by putting the wheels back together with new spokes, bearings, tyres, tubes and seals etc.
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    Onto the handlebars.........:doh:
    Bars I ordered were smaller diameter than the Renthal clamps that came with the bike, so knocked up some split spacers.
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    Next up....speedo bracket.

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    nice work
     
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    Front end suspension for a bit of TLC next. The fork stanchions, although not leaking were fairly pitted and looking a bit tired. Complete strip don required, new parts ordered. Alloy bits powdercoated and rebuilt. When I was stripping down I found a couple of roughly sawn "preload" spacers made out of pipe inside, plus a lot of debris :whistle:
    New progressive springs sorted that problem out, and nice CNC brace all the way from Thailand finished it off. Need to sort out some dust covers and machine some adapter as way of fixing them in place.

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    As there's not enough meat on the fork after the brace is fitted, the recommendation is to go without dust seals.....I do not like that idea, so came up with a method fitting the dust covers, but I'm going to revisit this over the winter as its a bit carp and the tabs a bit close to the shiny new stanchions for comfort:rolleyes:
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  12. Wallace

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    :dontknow: Some people should not be allowed to work on their bikes.


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    Too right................there was half a broken screw in there........not even related to any other size on the fork leg :o
     
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    Rear wheel alignment time along with some spacers to suit.

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    Last job before the Spring this year was a torque arm for the rear drum................I'm up to date now :thumbup:

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    Over the last few weeks Ive been working on getting the back end sorted along with the foot controls. Knocked up a stainless brake rod and linkage pivot for the brake arm, along with a matching adjusting thumb nut.

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  17. dobbslc

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    Lovely work as usual!
    Looking forward to more pretty please.
     
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    I can never make my mind up about those fork braces with fixed centres in respect of any discrepancy between their centres and the yokes.
     
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    Very nice. Wheels look loverly, the attention to detail is A1. Jealous
     
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  20. As usual fabulous work and attention to detail. I could sit looking at the pics all day!
    One of the best builds I’ve seen.
     
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