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Old 02-27-2012, 07:48 AM   #691
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That's a nice looker!

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Just picked this '79 Special up for $1500:
I plan to ditch the cocktail shaker mufflers (way, way too loud) for Dunstall British style mufflers.
I've got up-swept C/shakers on now.
I could never have stuck with them until I packed around the baffles w/4 stroke packing.

How do they sound now? Short vid's W/sound give a hint...
carb's weren't sinked yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDob2DDK-g4fireing up the 81 today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLa-exRi-0c 77 yamaha 650 now with packed

I've got about 500 miles on the packed mufflers now and they have increased in sound over time as I blow/fry the packing.
Still respectable though.








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Old 02-28-2012, 01:46 PM   #692
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i thinks Kenny used all his suspension


Just a few from the last ride up Bathurst way
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:13 PM   #693
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Went out for a ride today and had a great time. Did a little more gravel than usual on the XS and it handled it very well.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:39 PM   #694
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Tire Direction ???

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Have a look @ this tyre if you're considering a good allrounder

Dunlop K460 120x16"
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Is it me, or is the tire installed backwards? Just went out to the garage and looked the Kenda on the KLR650, the Heidenbau K60 on the GS and a spare Tourance and all three have an upward pointing Vee when viewing the bike from the rear. Maybe its just the angle of the picture.

Great bike though and really like the use and enjoyment that you are getting out of it.

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Old 02-28-2012, 04:29 PM   #695
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Is it me, or is the tire installed backwards? Just went out to the garage and looked the Kenda on the KLR650, the Heidenbau K60 on the GS and a spare Tourance and all three have an upward pointing Vee when viewing the bike from the rear. Maybe its just the angle of the picture.

Great bike though and really like the use and enjoyment that you are getting out of it.

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No, you're not seeing things, that's my first thought when I saw my first one put on,
thought the bloke had put it on the wrong direction but that's what the directional arrows said,
work really well in all conditions, including red clay & any other crap I've put the bike into, highly recommended tyre
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:17 AM   #696
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But ya can't beat a good Dunlop D606 when you're heading into the badlands, bloody good tyre in all conditions including torrential rain on mountain blacktop.


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Old 02-29-2012, 07:54 PM   #697
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Photos from 'Dargo' trip last September;



Be better if it was another XS650 alongside but Dave's little beemer is a great traveller too!
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:07 PM   #698
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One of my better ideas, moving the sidestand back to here:-

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Old 03-03-2012, 06:12 PM   #699
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You learn early on that an XS650's "side stand" is not to be trusted.

So now it's not so prone to tipping?
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:10 PM   #700
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You lear early on that an XS650's "side stand" is not to be trusted.

So now it's not so prone to tipping?
Not as much as a standard, has a big foot on it too!
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:33 PM   #701
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Not as much as a standard, has a big foot on it too!
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When I ran 2 into 1 exhaust, and consquently no center stand, part of my everyday parking involved a block of 1X4" as a foot.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:40 AM   #702
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Might have to work on a new sidestand set-up for the '81 Special too,

can be very tedious find the right position when parking with a load onboard
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:32 AM   #703
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packing

Just an update on those shakers and the fiberglass packing pictured at the top of this page...

Been riding the 650 almost exclusively over the weekend and last week.
I've got above 700 miles on the system now which includes some extended freeway too. They aren't as quite as when I first assembled them.

During my discovery/questioning period before I did them up, I had asked some one how long packing might last.
I was told, "they might last a season".

Surely some of the packing might be blown out now!
They are still serviceable at the moment.
Time moves on we'll see how far I get...
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:05 PM   #704
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Just an update on those shakers and the fiberglass packing pictured at the top of this page...

Been riding the 650 almost exclusively over the weekend and last week.
I've got above 700 miles on the system now which includes some extended freeway too. They aren't as quite as when I first assembled them.

During my discovery/questioning period before I did them up, I had asked some one how long packing might last.
I was told, "they might last a season".

Surely some of the packing might be blown out now!
They are still serviceable at the moment.
Time moves on we'll see how far I get...

I just use some scrunched up Gal fencing netting - fine bird cage stuff, about 1" holes in it, just scrunch it up & shove it in, just work out how loud you want as to how much ya shove up the muffler!
After forty odd years of doing it, I've sorta got the hang of it!
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:29 PM   #705
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I just use some scrunched up Gal fencing netting - fine bird cage stuff, about 1" holes in it, just scrunch it up & shove it in, just work out how loud you want as to how much ya shove up the muffler!
After forty odd years of doing it, I've sorta got the hang of it!
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I have to repack the D&D mufflers on my Scrambler about every 3-4 months. I like to pack them loose to give it a deeper tone but it blows out quicker . I have read that some like to use bronze scrubber pads instead of fiberglass because it last longer but I have not found a place to buy the material in bulk yet.
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