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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by buffaloborn, Jan 12, 2011.
Just for you Troop
Some of the awards @ the 'Apollo'
Back later with more
Changed out the old camchain last week,
Stretched by one link or is that 1/2 link?, 1 link I think
New chain is the top one, lot of sideways flex, :eek1
Pain in-the-arse exercise for me with bumbly fingers but managed it OK, didn't drop the joining link down into the motor, [not a favourite thing to do!!!!!]
Went for a ride on the W/E down to Honeysuckle Creek for the 'Apollo' rally, a good twisty hilly ride out WJ rd - Mountain Creek Rd - Cotter - Tharwa - Rally site,
'Kenny' is like a new bike, pulling up hills in top gear with ease, much nicer ride.
Jumped on 'White Beast' when I got back, went down to Yass - yep, motor is coming out shortly for the once-over for him too!!!
Felt like riding a 250 after being on 'Kenny', no grunt at all, 50,000KM seems like rebuild time for these beasts, but they've both had hard lives since I originally rebuilt them
Hi Hunter Greyghost,
Have very much enjoyed this thread and especially your adventures. I have a question about the cam chain change. Did you just do the chain only? Reason I ask is I want to do the same on my '78 but wonder if I need to also pull off the barrels for new rings. Compression is pretty good, 140 and 145 PSI and bike runs very well. But I thought if I could get away with doing only the cam chain (and new guides) without disturbing the cylinder barrels then this would be the route I'd take. Mileage is at 51,000 miles. I bought the bike with 34,000 miles and don't know the prior history. Any insight is much appreciated.
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If your compression is good the chain alone should be fine. By the looks of your machine those were easy miles. When the notes finally wear an you're losing compression and therefore power deal with it then.
That's my thought. New pistons and a bore job is not considered "preventive maintenance" in any book I've ever read.
Keep the Faith!
Like Troop said, I wouldn't worry about rings etc with compression of 140+,
How much thread have you got left on your camchain adjuster?, have you got any rattles?,
you can change out the front guide but you have to drop the head off, you have a big job if you have to do the back camchain guide, this involves all the top end off & split the camchain, :eek1
I was lucky and only had to change out the front one this time, from what I saw - I'm thinking two front guides/chains to one back guide?
If your bike has 51K miles on it, I would be thinking about it but as you said, you've had it since 34k, maybe it has been changed already?, not knowing the past history is a big pain :huh
Troop and Baza,
Thanks very much for the advice. Still have some threads left on chain adjuster although I think I'm due for an adjustment and valve adjust check so I will double-check the threads left. A little over a week ago I got back from a camping weekend at Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio racetrack. Only about 130 miles from me. Bike ran great, I could run along at 65-70 MPH occasionally running at 75 (the 32t rear sprocket really helps). After getting home I noticed a little ticking from the engine at idle. Not real loud but definitely noticeable. I'll do the cam chain and valve adjustments and go from there.
Thanks again for the help guys.
Hello - is anyone out there?, been quiet of late, not booked in for another rally until 30/31 August, the mighty 'TTT' - "Trasher's Terrifying Trek"
One of the best [& hardest] rallys to do in Ozzie land, this year is an OCR [Off Centre Rally] year, so there'll be some good yarns from the survivers
It's up at Drysdale River Station [west of Wyndham], top end of Western Australia, some gut busting roads up that way
So come on you Northern Hemisphere fellas - where's all ya ride reports?
Yep, Still out here Baza...
Been watching all along, just haven't been posting.
Riding the yamaha exclusively right now, but no big trips on it.
So to contribute...
I got a ticket and went to court about it in 1984...
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Went for some test rides and stuff after swapping in an 81 motor...
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no new vidios lately though.
I been lay-up with a bad toe.
Gone on the 23 of june, just getting back to work.
Pick-up a 650 XS enduro bike. Has yz 490 forks, small fuel tank, etc. No photos yet just getting to un stick parts. Front wheel was like welded on. Had to cut front cable, and pound the front axle out.
I got a Front hub off my TT600. Bolts right in. Thanks Yamaha.
Also havce a small pile of new parts for my 1# 650. New rear tire, swingarm bolt, front fork brace, swingarm bushes. Well thats it for now.
I got my good friend coming next week, We will get all the stuff on too. Oh a new battery too this week.
Now if only stop raining:eek1:eek1Its like rain for 3-4 days this week, with great flooding!!:huh I rode for 3 hours in a car today, i never seen rain come down so hard, people were stopping under bridges to get out of it.:eek1:eek1
Jeez, them bad toes are no fun, had an infected foot back '10 - when Bev & I were building the house, missed out on two rallys because of it & took weeks to heal,
Thought everyone up your way would been out riding heaps during summer, I've done a few during winter but had both bikes playing up, bloody camchains!, :eek1
Looking forward to spring & some decent riding weather, been in the minuses here lately, and with windchill factor it's been pretty ordinary - plenty of workshop time happening!
Get some photos of that 'Adventure' XS, sounds interesting
I just did a paint job on my '79 Special.
That's just a super well done job on your bike. Great detail and love the colour.
Why don't you become a member over at http://www.xs650.com/forum/. The lads over there would really enjoy seeing your bike.
Cool ride. Love those trials tires. Can't put them on my special. Damn 16in rear rim. Did you make the skid plate? If you did, out of what?
Great job man.
Nice job! Whats the front fender and seat off?
Thanks! I've got some great info from that forum, but have never registered. I might have to some time.
Mine came with the 16" rear, so I swapped to the 18". I made the skid plate from a road sign.
The front fender is from a '71 DT1. I think any '68-'73 AT/CT/DT/RT fender should be the same. I made adapter brackets from an old XS fender. The seat is from a '72-'73 Kawasaki G5 100 with a Pit Replica reproduction cover.
Very nicely done, looks great,
Had a blast on the weekend, went & did the 'TTT' rally, it was pretty wet road-wise, pretty treacherous in places
Turnoff to the 'walk-in-the-woods'
A hint of what's to come!
Left hand side was about crankcase deep, nice little surprise
In and set-up, Doc has a good shot of my sliding stop, not as good as some though!
Crampy & his R80
Gordy's mighty CB250, who needs knobs, road tyres are good
Mick & Pete
Mudcrab & Doctor doing a fashion parade of the latest headwear
So close but so far, first of several grand entrances
Duckslider giving 'up-right' riding advice
Cagiva rider making a sedate entrance
Big thanks to Trasher & Sonia for another top weekend
Thunder Dan, rides a very cool & well setup 650 Transalp Honda,
This photo is from the 'Thunder' rally last year
TVR girls - Tracy & 'Leafy', Mick, Doctor, TigerMick, Gordy, Duckslider, ADpete & Strudy
Log of Knowledge was in top form - apart from a couple of well known 'absentees' - 'fati & Godsilla
The ploughed paddock is caused by wild pigs that roam the area, they do heaps of damage :eek1
And they kept rollin' in
Cool. Glad someone is riding.
Good pics. Always enjoy them.
I've been in this moving process the last few weeks along with other stuff and did not getting ride until last Tuesday. I was so happy to do y commute on two wheels. At least until I got on Rt 70 east.
I was doing about 80mph, then going up a hill and could not get over 70. I thought I lost another diaphragm in one carb. But then I couldn't get over 65 going down hill. Then 55. Oh no. Got off at exit and left rear wheel bearing is smoking. Well I didn't make it to work. I let it sit about an hour or so and limped home on slow roads about 20 miles. Kept checking and no smoke. Made it home and am waiting on new bearings and seals.
I'm jones ing to ride.
What a bummer, well at least it didn't lock up & try & unload ya!, I suppose they're sealed bearings too,
older types you used too have a regular 'pull-out-&-pack' session every whatever time,
was very relaxing - sitting packing grease into bearings, always a wet day job - with bourbon handy & good music!!!
But these sealed bearings can't be bad. I bought this cast aluminum wheel at swap meet 2 1/2 years ago and have lubed a few times.
I do feel lucky the hub dd not freeze up and dump me too. Well $84 plus shipping from mikes for both wheels. Good investment.
Question how did the 650 do in that deep mud? Looked like a lot of fun.