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Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,619
Posted By SOS
It is sitting half wired right now. We got busy...

It is sitting half wired right now. We got busy at work and at home and it is hard to get time with it. With the weather warming up I think I'll take it home so I can work on it in the evenings....
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,619
Posted By SOS
Not sure. It might be plenty strong enough as is,...

Not sure. It might be plenty strong enough as is, but I will certainly keep an eye on it once it gets put to use.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,619
Posted By SOS
I need top post a correction:cry It turns...

I need top post a correction:cry

It turns out that while I thought the original link was a casting, not a forging, I was wrong. I thought the line down the center was a casting mark, but...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,619
Posted By SOS
Putting the wiring aside for a bit.

The machine shop finished the keystone for the rear suspension linkage:clap

http://mcsol.smugmug.com/Other/XS650F/i-G3DXbbf/0/L/205-L.jpg

Now we need to see if it will actually work:) The new...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,619
Posted By SOS
Better get moving on the rest of the bike.

http://mcsol.smugmug.com/Other/XS650F/i-WkzLSKC/0/L/XDS%20650%20Wiring%20Diagram-L.jpg

This is a work in progress, but here is the initial diagram for the XS650 Dual Sport wiring. This eliminates...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,619
Posted By SOS
In the mill

I just picked up some caliper pistons from the machine shop and they were cutting the dogbone.:D

http://mcsol.smugmug.com/Other/XS650F/i-KmVMxHb/0/L/XDS%20Swing%20Arm%20Machining-L.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,619
Posted By SOS
I don't have that part here right now, it is at...

I don't have that part here right now, it is at the machine shop, but I do not think it is forged. I am pretty sure it is a simple casting. I did check the strength comparisons and forged would...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,619
Posted By SOS
Thanks. It will be nice to finally get this on...

Thanks. It will be nice to finally get this on the road.

About the forged aluminum. I have never heard of an aluminum casting being know for it's strength, only that it is cheaper to produce. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,619
Posted By SOS
Motor woes

There has been some progress, but time is limited. While the machine shop is making the wishbone for the rear suspension linkage I've been trying to prep the early XS2 motor. I am not sure of the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,334
Posted By SOS
Good question

I cannot offer advice, but I am also looking at the CRF250L and the KLX250 as well as the WR250R and the DRZ400. I like EFI for hopping on and going, but prefer to ride a carbureted bike once it is...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,619
Posted By SOS
Scare at the machine shop

I got a call from the machine shop about my wishbone they are making. Looks like when the holes are compressed together as I need them the clevis for the lower shock bearing and the swing arm linkage...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,619
Posted By SOS
Keystone goes to the machine shop in the morning.

There has been one part that is the keystone for the rear mono-shock suspension on this project. It is the lower wishbone connecting the lower shock, swing arm linkage and frame.The blue one is what...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,619
Posted By SOS
Exhaust

Yes. There will be an elbow that points back, both to keep the water out and to not warm my bum with the exhaust. Along with that I might be able to incorporate a mount at the elbow. That would make...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,619
Posted By SOS
suspension woes

One of the reasons this project got put on the back burner was a piece I added to the back of the frame to support swing arm. On the YZ125 the swing arm mounted on the rear of the motor so I added a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,619
Posted By SOS
back at it after a long break

I finally got back to the xs650 adv bike. Hopefully on the road by spring.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-03-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2,612
Views: 382,846
Posted By SOS
I live right in this town;)

I live right near this if someone wants me to check it out. Sounds like a hell of a deal:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,783
Posted By SOS
Similar issue on a '74 F11

I have a 1974 F11 with a similar issue. My motor is the same except with a stand size new oem piston and rings, but also all new gaskets and seals, timing set and rechecked. The only thing that is...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-15-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By SOS
A hanging idle that returns slowly to normal is...

A hanging idle that returns slowly to normal is almost surely a lean condition, probably an air leak at the carb joints. A good way to check is to use an un-lit propane torch pointed in the direction...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 25,925
Posted By SOS
Officially on the road!

I'm all legal now and it is my daily ride:D

Only 50 or so miles on it so far, but it is running beautifully, even if it resembles a turd:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,143
Posted By SOS
New TX750 specific forum

I was invited to join a new TX750 specific forum about 2 weeks ago. There are very few people on it as it just started (maybe a couple of you guys), but it seems like a good place to gather the 10 or...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,143
Posted By SOS
1973 TX750 rat bike

I have had mine a few years and dined with it from time to time. Bought it out of a local junk yard. I finally got it plated and insured this morning. So far so good. About 50 miles on the road since...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 25,925
Posted By SOS
Re-inspired

My TX has been sitting in pretty much the same condition for a couple years now. I had to read the thread to see where I quit posting. Since then I modified the exhaust headers with extended straight...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-26-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 25,925
Posted By SOS
Wink I've been jacked

I haven't been here in quite a while, but I'm taking mine home today to get some run time done.

There is a new TX750 forum that has been started. It is very new, but I thought some of you might...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-18-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,224
Posted By SOS
I don't know about technically gifted, I think...

I don't know about technically gifted, I think barely competent is more accurate but thanks:lol3

Yep. A 600 pound bike will make you feel every step:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,224
Posted By SOS
An update ... Just 3 years since the last one

It has been a long time since I updated this thread, but I have been riding my GL1000. I just thought I'd throw an update up.

It has been a great bike and although I have had other projects and...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By SOS
Here's a contact number

We sell these in our shop and we have had 1 customer with the same issue. I also have them on my DL1000 and while mine did not separate I can see the issue. I contacted Moose Racing to get some new...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,873
Posted By SOS
phoneshield

phoneshield makes a nice case for the 5C. Priced pretty well too.
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By SOS
Moose Racing

Moose Racing makes a couple versions for the WR250R. Google 0506-0655 and 0506-0401

We just got an aluminum one for a 2013 CRF450R and it worked out well.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-07-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By SOS
Not a website, but a brand

You might look at the Moose Racing products. They have quite a bit for the DL650 and I use their products and like them a lot. You can get them anywhere that uses Parts Unlimited as a supplier....
Forum: Vendors 06-01-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,794
Posted By SOS
Gotta go with both and niether

I have a Nelson-Rigg CL-1050 tank bag on my '05 DL1000 that has both the traditional map and an in-bag phone / GPS pocket in the same spot as the map window. That way you can use either.

Having...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-05-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,651
Views: 1,191,401
Posted By SOS
Very cool. I think I've seen that CX in posts...

Very cool. I think I've seen that CX in posts before. It's funny, one of the projects that we've been working on over this winter is a 1979 CX500 Custom, though not a dual sport set up. 'd link to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-04-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,651
Views: 1,191,401
Posted By SOS
Build thread

There is a build thread here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=843072).

It is a bit embarrassing that it's been so long since an update. I might get it back on the rack and get an...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-04-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1,651
Views: 1,191,401
Posted By SOS
Almost there

I've been working on this off and on for a couple years, but should have it done for summer. It is a 1979 Yamaha XS650 Special I got for free about 4 years ago.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,856
Posted By SOS
I had a red 1972 CL450 given to me a couple years...

I had a red 1972 CL450 given to me a couple years ago; not running, no title and missing parts. It didn't take much to get it going. Now the guy wants it back:D

I like it. It has decent power for...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,619
Posted By SOS
Hard to find time to work on the 650, but I did...

Hard to find time to work on the 650, but I did get some of the mounts done.

The upper motor mount had to be redone in order to fit the MX125 tank. The original mount was a funky 3 piece per side...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,503
Posted By SOS
If you use the Dyna S (and I believe it is true...

If you use the Dyna S (and I believe it is true with the Pamco as well) you leave the mechanical adv in place and replace the points plate and rotor cam with the Dyna set. They work well and are...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,870
Posted By SOS
I have a 1976 GL1000 with a lean pop on the left...

I have a 1976 GL1000 with a lean pop on the left side. I have not eliminated it yet and I'm curious to see what comes up. The air cut off valve on these bikes will affect all the cylinders, no one...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,509
Posted By SOS
Coils do go bad, but it is unusual. More likely...

Coils do go bad, but it is unusual. More likely the points, condensers or the plug wire or cap. I would clean the points and make sure that the plug caps have good contact with the plug wires. That...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,619
Posted By SOS
Sweet:clap I like the Beemer Cafe! That...

Sweet:clap I like the Beemer Cafe! That compressible rubber is a great option. I am concerned about getting good support for the pans and isolating them from the frame. Hopefully the pans willget...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,619
Posted By SOS
Smells like a seat pan

I was able to separate the first seat with 4 layers of fiberglass (plain old duct tape worked well and released well). 4 layers was not going to be thick enough, but I wanted to get the shorter seat...
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