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Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:51 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 74,562
Posted By 10ecjed
Kim

Well you two made a good decision. I'll miss this thread. Hope all ends well. Take care of that lovely woman and yourself.
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,729
Posted By 10ecjed
Ndc

That was a good RR. Thank you. Great humor. Great photos. Keep it up. I need entertainment while I sit here trying to figure out how I blew up my engine the other day.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
Brake issues

Baza. I had same problem on my bike couple years ago. Forgot to install the cotter pin on the brake hub bracket. It spun around and wrapped around the axel. Now I have a brake rod from XT550 along...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,379
Posted By 10ecjed
Tunisia

WOW. Good ride report. I'm hooked.
PS. Bad news out of Tunisia today in Tunis. Be careful.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,639
Posted By 10ecjed
Cops, oh no.

My best cop chase was a summer night when my friends and I were camping out and ran out of beer. I hopped on my trusty '74 XL100 that I had made a pretty good fake MD tag for. I rode about 15miles,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 60,200
Posted By 10ecjed
Sa

WOW. WOW. WOW.
Just finished up to this point and I am impressed. I have learned a lot by reading this RR. Keep it up. I'm hooked. I am also dreaming a lot about riding in the wild like you two are...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-04-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,199
Posted By 10ecjed
Wv

I'm with you on that thought. I'd like to know where this is at also. WV is dirt is on my list for this summer.
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 74,562
Posted By 10ecjed
Getting out n going

Ok. You have convinced me. I am quiting my job tomorrow. Leave my wife, skip out on the bills and get on my XS650 and go somewhere. Maybe never come back.
Somebody wake me up.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-07-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
Winter blues

OK. Enough web surfing and reading about bikes. Especially XS650s. I'm going out to the garage to put that master cyl on.
Have a great day. Going to get to 45F today and maybe 50s tomorrow. I'm got...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
Roo

OMG. I could not imagine a roo in the road. We do have black bears up on the mountain but never had a problem with them.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
Brakes

You are absolutely right. I learned this the hard way last summer with a fifty foot controlled skid into the side of a Acura MDX I think. Luckily I reacted when I did. I stopped two feet past her...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 74,562
Posted By 10ecjed
Photos

WOW, WOW, WOW
I am still trying to catch my breath.
Keep it up. I don't need to breathe.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
Brakes

Retiredgentalman. Brembo would be the best way to go of coarse. But I will use the parts on hand and hope for better braking. Can't be any worse.
Tried you posted link but would not work.
I guess...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
Front brakes

I am in process of modifying my 650 with dual disc brakes. Had a good talk with Mike Morse yesterday and he tells me not to use the dual disc master cylinder. He says they have a hard pull on them. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
Thumpers 650

You have done a nice job on it. I really would like to find a crash bar like that. I broke mine falling down.
Now lets go get it dirty.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-10-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By 10ecjed
Myanmar

Wow. What else can I say. I can't wait.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-03-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,378
Posted By 10ecjed
Mexico

Wow. Great little outing. That's what it's all about. How many great views can you see in one lifetime. I am impressed with this view.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-31-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
Its a New Year

Happy New Year Baza and everyone else here.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-28-2014, 08:42 PM
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Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
Baza's Christmas

Good for you. I was as lazy as one could get with all the family and food. Good time.
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 74,562
Posted By 10ecjed
Your back

Good to see you doing another RR. Loved the last one. Keep up the good work.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-24-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
Holidays

Happy holidays to all on this thread. Hope all is well everyone gets a new bike.
Alright enough of that stuff. Get out n ride.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-21-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,041
Posted By 10ecjed
Engine

Thanks for starting this thread. I have 400F engine in the garage that needs to run again. Maybe I Gould sell it then. Are you going to do any mods on the engine?
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
Oil filter

Now that's cool. I like the idea of making it yourself. Got any details how you did it?
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,048
Posted By 10ecjed
Good thread

This has been an interesting thread. Thank you. My buddy is giving me his old 81XS850 next week. I'll park it next to my 80XS650
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-30-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,801
Posted By 10ecjed
WVA Rider

I like your ride report. I try to get out there when I can. Cold weather is ok but can't go too far. I will try harder though. Good job
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 39,492
Posted By 10ecjed
Dave's ride

Wow. I just finished this great ride report. Good job Dave. I've never riden in the desert but I've got to do it sometime. Thanks
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
83 xs650

Oh yea. A lot of people prefer the '78 standard. But I am happy with mine.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
83 xs650

The 1983 XS is the last year for the XS. It is a special ('80 through '83) which means it has electronic ignition (TCI). Unless someone changed it back to points.
It also has a 16inch rear tire...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
Rally

Baza, that's too bad about the back. Been there, done that too many times.
We will forgive you this time. I really like the pics that you post. Great to see people on other side of world having...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
Tail Light

I installed a red LED tail light bulb from Mikes XS and the brake light was not working when I got back from that ride. I reinstalled my 3 year old incandescent bulb and it works great. That's what I...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
Clutch rod oil seal

Well after chamfer the edge of the hole with a dremmel tool, cleaning with acetone and alcohol and applying sealant, it's done. Went hot 65 mile ride and no leak. Yahoo. Now I'll have to manually oil...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
Oil Seal

Thanks for the inputs here. All are good.
I did some chamfering with the Exacto blade, but I think a little more would be better. I have a tool to do this, if I can just find it. I will also use...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-05-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
Oil seal

I looked it up. They say to chamfer the hole with an exacto blade. No mention of hammering though I'll try anything sometimes. I'll try the exacto blade. Sort of like debut ring the edge of the hole.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-05-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
Clutch rod seal

I found the source of oil all over the back of my bike.
Clutch push rod seal. I obviously installed it wrong and it is torn on one side.
Anyone have any hints on installing this seal with the cases...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
Scrambler

I love that bike. Especially the front end set up. Like to know details on forks, triple trees and the lower triple tree stem.
Nice paint too.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-21-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By 10ecjed
Md

Md is nice to visit. I know first hand since I was born n raised there. You should come down more often. I ride up to PA a lot. Went to Penn Mar and Michaux State Forest Sunday morning for a quick...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
length

I wish you would have asked last week when mine apart.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-20-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
Bearing

I bonded the bearing with JB Weld. That should do the trick. Gonna be hell to get out again. Will have to use a torch.
Got ready to go. You all are showing me up with all this riding. See you out...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
Troopthroback

Hey. What kind of signals are on that bike?They look similar to mine. The reason I ask is mine blink fast at idol and are just lit up anything over 2500rpm. Does yours do that?
That looks like a...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 379,785
Posted By 10ecjed
78

Nice find. Good luck. Keep everyone informed.
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