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Old 03-06-2012, 01:28 AM   #706
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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.
Heard that one about blokes using Steel wool scrubbing pads too, might give it a go next time, have to use the coarse variety though.
But it may rust out quicker than the gal netting too!
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:00 AM   #707
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For bronze wool: try a marine supply store. Bronze wool is used because it doesn't rust as does steel wool. It is made in grades, as well.

Rock wool (mineral wool) is great because it is not as susceptible to burn out, but that is even harder to find!


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Old 03-06-2012, 08:49 AM   #708
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packing it in

This set up is the first time I have ever used 4 stroke packing material.
I've had supertrapp's in action since the 70's. I've never used anything but steel wool. Not scrubber pads though for dishes. Just steel wool.

A supertrapp...that's easy to pack.

These cocktail shakers...
I don't know that I'll ever get the baffle out of there to repack them again!

They were driven home into the body of the muffler with a rubber mallet.
Up swept means you don't even have a direct shot at driving them back out from the header end once off the bike,
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:47 PM   #709
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Couple of TX650's playing silly buggers in the wet, circa '74

Local showground @ Boorowa NSW [hometown]
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:13 AM   #710
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So, burried in a post I put up in the past was a stupid question that no one addressed...
Here it is again...

The proper oil level as perceived through the sight glass is seen when the bike is on the center stand...right?
Not when sitting on the side stand, or even when both wheels on the ground.

I have not ever had a 650 with the sight glass. (now I do)
As well, before sight glass, I would check the oil by putting the bike on the center stand, remove the dipstick, wipe it, shove it back in with out threading it in to check oil.

Proper or screwing up?
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:44 AM   #711
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So, burried in a post I put up in the past was a stupid question that no one addressed...
Here it is again...

The proper oil level as perceived through the sight glass is seen when the bike is on the center stand...right?
Not when sitting on the side stand, or even when both wheels on the ground.

I have not ever had a 650 with the sight glass. (now I do)
As well, before sight glass, I would check the oil by putting the bike on the center stand, remove the dipstick, wipe it, shove it back in with out threading it in to check oil.

Proper or screwing up?
I have always been told, bike upright on no stands. Oil in middle of sight glass.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:20 PM   #712
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I have always been told, bike upright on no stands. Oil in middle of sight glass.
I'll go with that idea, not on a stand,
then again - as long as it's still leaking oil somewhere, when it stops leaking you're in trouble, no oil!
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:17 PM   #713
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So, burried in a post I put up in the past was a stupid question that no one addressed...
Here it is again...

The proper oil level as perceived through the sight glass is seen when the bike is on the center stand...right?
Not when sitting on the side stand, or even when both wheels on the ground.

I have not ever had a 650 with the sight glass. (now I do)
As well, before sight glass, I would check the oil by putting the bike on the center stand, remove the dipstick, wipe it, shove it back in with out threading it in to check oil.

Proper or screwing up?
Yes, the correct way to check oil is with bike on the centre stand. My bike does not have a sight glass. I check my level just as you say, wipe it, insert it, but do not screw it into the threads.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:26 AM   #714
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When I've done a complete rebuild [crankcases split, etc.] on a motor, then filled with oil, quantity per the manual [either Haynes or Climer],
I've always had to add more, upright without stands & dipstick screwed in,
So I'm sure extra oil is better than not enough, usually only add no more than 250mls,
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:56 AM   #715
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Whether you know or not, we've had a few wet days down this way,

Bridge on the Brindabella to Tumut Rd.,
So I went for a ride today, just 400km day ride with some mates to a rally @ Humula, went through some of affected areas

Got up to 3' deep across here, low spot on Tavern side of Wee Jasper bridge

Lunch @ Tarcutta, was 1' deep through here where we're parked

This is the mighty Murrumbidgee River, is still raging after a week

Done some damage as it flows through quite a few towns, probably takes weeks to get to sea, travels across a third of Australia [roughly]
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:21 AM   #716
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Rear rim size

Gentlemen,
I have a question on the subject of rear rim size that may fit the XS650-2F, 1979 standard. What size rim can I fit in there? The bike is all standard, and I want to go from 16 inch rim to 17. Locally in Guatemala, I have only been able to locate UNISON Aluminum rims, that look of a good quality for a good price. USD$100. I found a front 17 X 3.00 and a rear 17 X 3.5. Can I use either on of them in the rear with out any clearance problems? What size tire can I fit on them. My thought are to go Pirelli Scorpions S/T. I would also like to seal the spokes to go tubeless with this cross kits or any other DIY method.

your thoughts?
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:28 PM   #717
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Gentlemen,
I have a question on the subject of rear rim size that may fit the XS650-2F, 1979 standard. What size rim can I fit in there? The bike is all standard, and I want to go from 16 inch rim to 17. Locally in Guatemala, I have only been able to locate UNISON Aluminum rims, that look of a good quality for a good price. USD$100. I found a front 17 X 3.00 and a rear 17 X 3.5. Can I use either on of them in the rear with out any clearance problems? What size tire can I fit on them. My thought are to go Pirelli Scorpions S/T. I would also like to seal the spokes to go tubeless with this cross kits or any other DIY method.

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3.00 / 3.50 rim width shouldn't be a problem, it's your tyre size that will prove to be your limiting factor
3.50 x 17/18/19 on the front & 120/130 or 4.50 on the back, depends on your tyre profile & width.
going to 17" would make a difference in handling but I guess that it's tyre availability that is a contributing factor, I know I get frustrated with what is available in 16" /18" /19" standard sizes when 17" offers some very interesting choices in tyre patterns & prices
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:59 PM   #718
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Here's an old relic I discovered in the back of the workshop today,

that a 5.10x16" [130/90 in new terms], about as big a profile [width] that you would go on an XS650 standard swingarm,

this is a 120/90x16" Dunlop K460, a good fit but
even then you'd probably have trim some off the chainguard!
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:33 PM   #719
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Here's an old relic I discovered in the back of the workshop today,

that a 5.10x16" [130/90 in new terms], about as big a profile [width] that you would go on an XS650 standard swingarm,

this is a 120/90x16" Dunlop K460, a good fit but
even then you'd probably have trim some off the chainguard!
Cheers
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Baza, I am only changing the rear rim. 19 front with a Bridgestone trailwing seems adecuate for me. So are you saying that the 3.5 17 would be wide enough to put in a 120/130 90 17 tire on? I currently have a trailwing in the back 130/90 16 and almost touches the brake rod. I just dont know how wide the OEM rim is.
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:55 PM   #720
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Found over on the XS-650 forum:

16" Tyres Permitted Rim

225*16 1.20/1.40/1.60
60/100*16 1.20/1.40/1.60
250*16 1.40/1.60

70/100*16 1.40/1.60/1.85
300*16 1.60/1.85/2.15
80/100*16 1.60/1.85/2.15
325*16 1.85/2.15/2.50
350*16 1.85/2.15/2.50
90/100*16 1.85/2.15/2.50
100/90*16 2.15/2.50/2.75

460*16 2.15/2.50/2.75
100/100*16 2.15/2.50/2.75
110/80*16 2.15/2.50/2.75/3.00
110/90*16 2.15/2.50/2.75/3.00
120/80*16 2.50/2.75/3.00
120/90*16 2.50/2.75/3.00
510*16 2.50/2.75/3.00
130/80*16 2.50/2.75/3.00/3.50
130/90*16 2.50/2.75/3.00/3.50
140/80*16 2.75/3.00/3.50
140/90*16 2.75/3.00/3.50
150/80*16 3.00/3.50/4.00

17in Tyres Permitted Rim
225*17 1.20/1.40/1.60
60/100*17 1.20/1.40/1.60
70/100*17 1.20/1.40/1.60

250*17 1.40/1.60
275*17 1.40/1.60/1.85

300*17 1.60/1.85/2.15
80/100*17

325*17 1.85/2.15/2.50
350*17
90/80*17
90/90*17
90/100*17

425*17 2.15/2.50/2.75
450*17
460*17
100/100*17
100/90*17
100/80*17
110/90*17

120/80*17 2.50/2.75
510*17

100/70*17 2.50/2.75/3.00
110/80*17
120/90*17

130/80*17 2.50/2.75/3.00/3.50
130/90*17

140/80*17 2.75/3.00/3.50
140/70*17

120/60*17 3.00/3.50
120/70*17

130/60*17 3.00/3.50/4.00
130/70*17

140/70*17 3.50/4.00/4.50
150/60*17
150/70*17

160/60*17 4.00/4.50/5.00
160/70*17

170/60*17 4.00/4.50/5.00/5.50

180/55*17 5.25/5.50/5.75



I have a 130/80 16 on my 81 special and it looks like it has rubbed the chainguard at some time. I will be replacing it with a 120-80-16 Trailwing that I found a deal on ( factory tire on a Honda NX-250).
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