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Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2,196
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Posted By Krantz
Well, this was silly simple.The engine cover! I...

Well, this was silly simple.The engine cover! I was looking deep inside the engine! It's really clever solution!

So this is what the damage is.Is it too much?
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 388,753
Posted By Krantz
Two bikes.You are singing to the choir.And extra...

Two bikes.You are singing to the choir.And extra engines.paradise!
In our lands no title,just registration to the frame.You can put whatever engine you like.California is strict in terms of...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 388,753
Posted By Krantz
I don't know what the compression is-no...

I don't know what the compression is-no gauge.When i kick it , it seems to have more than my 750.It is a good idea to check the oil pump.Do i have to remove the clutch?

The tach drive moves nice...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 388,753
Posted By Krantz
What do you think?

Last night i did something that should have been done on the day 1- drop the oil. Well, i'm impressed by the plug-it's enormous size and magnet.It caught quite a bit of wear, if you catch my drift....
Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 388,753
Posted By Krantz
I got mine from MikesXS. It came in a little...

I got mine from MikesXS. It came in a little green box, no seal. All other places I checked, have kit with the seal in it.Anyway, i ordered the seal from some unknown to me place at a whopping 2.59$,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 388,753
Posted By Krantz
We are getting ready.

A bit of a disarray but soon:
sorting out what appears to be unmolested bike- ignition points,plastic swing arm bushings(already swapped for bronze)ball triple tree bearings(changing for tapered...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,827
Posted By Krantz
Hmm... 750 short on power in what way?...

Hmm... 750 short on power in what way? Comparatively speaking probably.I just drove one of mine today. Glorious day to open the season. Unfortunately back to snow tonight.So i drove around the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,827
Posted By Krantz
Very nice- it's a standard,much better looking...

Very nice- it's a standard,much better looking than special!Awesome find!
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 388,753
Posted By Krantz
More to the point- I contacted Mike's XS.Part #...

More to the point- I contacted Mike's XS.Part # 20-0050 and 20-0051 manual non vacuum taps are 44 mm.So this 42 mm. affair will require some tinkering- probably an adapter plate of some kind and NPT...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 388,753
Posted By Krantz
Apparently not. This is another tank(the one that...

Apparently not. This is another tank(the one that came with the bike) and it has the same taps as my XS 750.


http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u537/98degturn/IMG_0999_zpseqbugj4b.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 388,753
Posted By Krantz
Ummm...anyone knows this? While i'm still...

Ummm...anyone knows this?
While i'm still waiting for my Clymer's-internet search shows that there are 3 sizes of petcocks for different years. 34, 44 or 46 mm center to center .This one is clearly...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 388,753
Posted By Krantz
Breezy sunday

As you understand bike traffic is light.With the wind it feels like - 32C.
Very hard to make myself work on the bike.However- some stuff is easy- this cable is not looking too good.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-07-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 388,753
Posted By Krantz
Yes,the bushings as well. I'm sure nobody...

Yes,the bushings as well. I'm sure nobody upgraded anything on this bike.
I'm in Montreal.it's not the exchange, just taxation on the bikes is so high. Registration is crazy,insuranse is high, even...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-04-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 388,753
Posted By Krantz
Anyway, look at the time-January is gone.Time to...

Anyway, look at the time-January is gone.Time to dig into it.
That was screwed up.had to drill it,extract. The cylinder was ok....
Forum: Old's Cool 02-04-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 388,753
Posted By Krantz
XS 650 is not that cheap here, although you can...

XS 650 is not that cheap here, although you can find them, it takes a long time to hunt one.Mine was 850$.A month later another one popped up- similar condition ,but at 2000$, and looks like it's...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 388,753
Posted By Krantz
That is so pretty... Came back from carribean...

That is so pretty...
Came back from carribean vacation.I know, i have to start working on mine, but it's well below 0 and seems like a loong time before 1 ride.I just cant kick myself to wrench....
Forum: Old's Cool 12-26-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 388,753
Posted By Krantz
Happy holidays!

I'm on vacation for a week. Happiest holidays to all!! May your roads be winding!your trails spectacular!your bikes ultra reliable! All the best!!!:freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 12-22-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,208
Posted By Krantz
Oh, thank you! Happy that you find something...

Oh, thank you! Happy that you find something useful here.
Yammy triples are interesting breed.And 650-s are awesome.Let me tell you, they kinda find each other just to make a nice pair!

Well,...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 388,753
Posted By Krantz
Awesome! The top one seems like inexpensive and...

Awesome! The top one seems like inexpensive and easy to do mod.s How long does the bottom one lasts though?
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 388,753
Posted By Krantz
No trouble on the gas- I'm such a pussyfoot on...

No trouble on the gas- I'm such a pussyfoot on the pedal.Spent too many miles driving these:

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u537/98degturn/Pete130-01_zpsf0eefd36.jpg

Every push on gas here...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,208
Posted By Krantz
Another wtf moment: The one on the left is...

Another wtf moment:
The one on the left is original.On the right is newly ordered.How do you check it before ordering?
Now i have to find one of the old MB fuel filters- they had similar rubber...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 388,753
Posted By Krantz
Thanks, Baza! There is a bit of conflicting info...

Thanks, Baza! There is a bit of conflicting info on 650xs forum- some people like the square one ,others insist it's pos.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 388,753
Posted By Krantz
Oil filtration

Since the winter is finally here,I started slowly digging into mine, so I'll be asking some questions.

Just how many oil filters does this thing have?

Any useful upgrades available/worth...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,208
Posted By Krantz
Center stand

I think i got it! I was doing it wrong-this one is not like airhead,where the handle is closer to the center of mass.What you need to do here is face the bike, step on the center stand with your...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 388,753
Posted By Krantz
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Thanks to all sixteen keen people who attended, done our first wet rally &...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,208
Posted By Krantz
Thank god for craig list!

20 bucks afforded me the ownership of nice bench grinder with buffing wheel.
Did you know it was possible to polish that dull gray petcock to an a astonishing shine??!!! I'm not going to use them,...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,208
Posted By Krantz
WTF moment

Googled XS750 specific NGK cups.Ordered 6 of these on Amazon.The one at the bottom. Would not fit to # 1 cylinder.

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u537/98degturn/PC082665-01_zps58feacd3.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 388,753
Posted By Krantz
Wholeheartedly agree.It's all fun.Your bike- do...

Wholeheartedly agree.It's all fun.Your bike- do what you want.It's what you start with ,makes a bit of a difference.
This one is actually really nice,clean up and a few things to fix(most likely...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 388,753
Posted By Krantz
Gentlemen, yours enthusiasm is contagious! Allow...

Gentlemen, yours enthusiasm is contagious! Allow me to join in.
I've been on the hunt for one for a while.Finally a rare opportunity of bike popping up and having some cash in my hands produced...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,208
Posted By Krantz
I was looking at the engine # 1 the other...

I was looking at the engine # 1 the other day.What if i put it back int the frame # 3 and try to run it?

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u537/98degturn/IMG_7184-02_zps93a0da81.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,208
Posted By Krantz
Thanks, k-moe! I thought to go to my local Yamaha...

Thanks, k-moe! I thought to go to my local Yamaha dealer- they made me steel brake lines.I didn't ask them about cables.That would be awesome!

Came to a possession of this recently- header...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,208
Posted By Krantz
Thank you! You are a gentlemen! I'm practicing...

Thank you! You are a gentlemen!
I'm practicing now, and getting better.Actually the floor in the warehouse is somewhat slippery,that probably explains the problem.

After i put the airbox on-...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-10-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,208
Posted By Krantz
And it's still hard for me to put it on a...

And it's still hard for me to put it on a centerstand!


http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u537/98degturn/PB102609-01_zpsa97fa76c.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-10-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,208
Posted By Krantz
Back to #2-this project is constantly fluctuating...

Back to #2-this project is constantly fluctuating between these two.So, i finally
reassembled the carbs and installed them.Then i finished electrical- blinkers work now.It was mainly rust inside the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,208
Posted By Krantz
Had a bit of time to work yesterday.Stars looking...

Had a bit of time to work yesterday.Stars looking like a real bike. The delay right now is front brake rebuilt kit- i get them from Parts'n'more ,but it's out of stock right now.I got the rear...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,208
Posted By Krantz
I would partially agree with you on the cafe...

I would partially agree with you on the cafe thing- most of the time i don"t get it- fender off, ass/cutoff and call it a racer? Very few turn out ok, and those are in the hands of talented builders....
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,208
Posted By Krantz
Not much progress to report in a while- been...

Not much progress to report in a while- been crazy busy at work.Yesterday had a little time for the bikes,just cleaned up around a bit, # 1 starts and runs.I noticed it smokes from left cyl.but i did...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 188,735
Posted By Krantz
Oh! Another cruiser! Extraordinary rare...

Oh! Another cruiser! Extraordinary rare thing.Something you absolutely unlikely to see stopped at the light next to you. Forgive my irony- it's cool that it is new bike. New engine. They will spread...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 188,735
Posted By Krantz
Spot on!Nailed it! Haven't seen one yet....

Spot on!Nailed it!
Haven't seen one yet. However- why is everyone going gaga over it? Is it just cause something new in the pot?
Taste is subjective, so to my eye the front tire is too fat,...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,208
Posted By Krantz
Well, the wire from the burnt coil was corroded,...

Well, the wire from the burnt coil was corroded, when i pulled it out. I basically violated one of the "so you just acquired a triple" cardinal rules.It's very interesting write-up from Yamaha...
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