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Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8,540
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Posted By lsettle
http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/2616/klr462012001...

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/2616/klr462012001.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 344,059
Posted By lsettle
Thank you for the kind words, guys! She is a...

Thank you for the kind words, guys!

She is a standard 78. The attached picture is how I received the XS650, took about 3 months and a ton of hours.
full album link ->...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 344,059
Posted By lsettle
I built this bike from 3 boxes of old parts, put...

I built this bike from 3 boxes of old parts, put 3500km on her since, She is a great bike. Went for a drive on the 10th of Feb 2012, not bad for Nova Scotia, Canada.

Lawrence

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Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,180
Posted By lsettle
Concours, You have a beautiful bike! What...

Concours,

You have a beautiful bike! What grade and type of oil do you run?


Thanks,

Lawrence
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,180
Posted By lsettle
SOS- Yes, the filter goes right in the case. I...

SOS- Yes, the filter goes right in the case. I have been following your post about your 73 TX750. Any updates?

Lawrence
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,696
Posted By lsettle
I have owned 5, the one and only I own now I...

I have owned 5, the one and only I own now I build from 3 boxes of parts and a frame - 1978 XS650 E

The engine itself will last forever, it is the electrical system that has to be checked or...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,180
Posted By lsettle
TX750 oil filer adapter

I purchased an oil adapter and filter from Jim Dishman, he has an eBay store that he sells them. link to one of his auctions - http://tiny.cc/ld33j . Jim was great to deal with and shipped the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,267
Posted By lsettle
SOS- If you ever need a photo of anything on my...

SOS- If you ever need a photo of anything on my bone stock TX750, just PM. I would be more than happy to help out.

Did you use the XS65 valve seals?


Lawrence
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-17-2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 236,181
Posted By lsettle
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/702/lgsgr6502.j...

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/702/lgsgr6502.jpg
1983 GR650, I owned the bike from 2001 to 2002.

Lawrence
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,267
Posted By lsettle
SOS- The CB360 that you did up in a cafe style,...

SOS- The CB360 that you did up in a cafe style, wow great job, she is beautiful!


Lawrence
Forum: Old's Cool 11-03-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,267
Posted By lsettle
Also valve stem seals are the same as on the...

Also valve stem seals are the same as on the XS650 engine, Mikes XS sells them along with the needed tail light for a reasonable price online.

Lawrence
Forum: Old's Cool 11-03-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,267
Posted By lsettle
SOS- I had the same problem with the back...

SOS-

I had the same problem with the back shoes. Two weeks ago, I went to the local MC dealer and picked up a set that fit a Virago, worked great.

Here is a list that "should" work for you.......
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,267
Posted By lsettle
SOS- That was a simple fix to get her charging....

SOS- That was a simple fix to get her charging. The mechanical voltage reg can also be adjusted if need be.

I will be following your thread.

If you want to update your rectifier, they should be...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,004
Posted By lsettle
I own and ride my 1978 XS650 around town a great...

I own and ride my 1978 XS650 around town a great deal but I would not want to spend anymore than 2 hours on it while on long trips, I am 6'4" at about 210 lbs. I know that you budget is about 3K, but...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,151
Posted By lsettle
Concours- Thanks for the replies, yes, the carbs...

Concours- Thanks for the replies, yes, the carbs are clean and the idle circuit is functional. Also, I did not know what to look for to see if I had the balancer adjuster fitted to my bike. Looks...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-24-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,151
Posted By lsettle
I forgot to include the you tube video of her...

I forgot to include the you tube video of her running for the first time in about 10 years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NkTtHC6ZCI

Another question; the tubes going to the oil filter,...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-24-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,151
Posted By lsettle
I am on the fence to install the BMW filter or...

I am on the fence to install the BMW filter or the spin on type, I have the spin on set up already.

I did change the oil today, 15w-40 Rotella is what I used. I have the 74 with the oil cooler....
Forum: Old's Cool 10-23-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,151
Posted By lsettle
tx750 oil check

Nice work on the TX.

Question for you. When you check the oil level, is the dip stick inserted all the way down or should it be sitting on the tube?


Thanks,


Lawrence
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