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Author Topic: 1972 XS650 Heavy Metal Sled  (Read 1023 times)

Offline teazer

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Re: 1972 XS650 Heavy Metal Sled
« Reply #20 on: Aug 08, 2019, 01:49:52 »
Just hand blend with a dremmel and carbide bit (or sanding drum) from the seat to as far out as you need to go and make it somewhat wider side to side to allow gas to flow  easier. 

Take your time and try not to accidentally dig into the actual seat.

If you manage to damage the seat, re-cut it to suit a slightly larger valve and win both ways

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Re: 1972 XS650 Heavy Metal Sled
« Reply #21 on: Aug 08, 2019, 12:38:20 »
Yeah that pinís not huge. Good save


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Re: 1972 XS650 Heavy Metal Sled
« Reply #22 on: Aug 08, 2019, 16:21:15 »
Ya dun jinxed it bub. Your gonna miss a freakin piston or something.
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Re: 1972 XS650 Heavy Metal Sled
« Reply #23 on: Aug 08, 2019, 16:36:50 »
Pause.



Iíve decided to take this motor and put it back together for an assessment. I assume this was the parts motor, or he bought parts for this motor. Iím not sure.  Regardless, before I go and dig in with Legos that may or may not have all the pieces, I prefer to find some known quantifiers.


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Re: 1972 XS650 Heavy Metal Sled
« Reply #24 on: Aug 08, 2019, 16:38:02 »
I love a good xs650. I miss mine. I'd go back and buy back my 400f and my xs650 and be a happy camper.

Looks like this one should be saweet.

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Re: 1972 XS650 Heavy Metal Sled
« Reply #25 on: Aug 08, 2019, 17:57:00 »
Nice sparkling water.
Ha!  This stuff has gotten me off of sweet tea and soda, so my gut is happier and smaller. 

The jury is out on my relationship with the XS650.  I have never ridden one and this is the first to work on, but people like you and Brad really talk them up.  Brad likes to refer to this motor as the SBC of Japanese motorcycles.

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Re: 1972 XS650 Heavy Metal Sled
« Reply #26 on: Aug 08, 2019, 19:36:22 »
high powered 5 speed vibrator

but if they are setup right they will do that real nice fender /front end shake at the lights

just like the brit bikes used to
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1974 xl350
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1974 kawasaki 350 bighorn
1983 GL1100 aspy full dress
1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others

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Re: 1972 XS650 Heavy Metal Sled
« Reply #27 on: Aug 18, 2019, 20:00:08 »
Motor is mostly together, but itís missing half the components for ignition. No cam, no advance rod, no box for the electronic ignition. Iím thinking Iíll fork out for the XS Charge or Boyer Bransden kits.




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Re: 1972 XS650 Heavy Metal Sled
« Reply #28 on: Today at 09:47:17 »
Hughes Hand Built has some nice stuff.
I've used his PMA kit on 2 650's. it's not cheap but very nice and does a great job.
He's got a CDI kit with the PMA as well but I haven't run it.


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Re: 1972 XS650 Heavy Metal Sled
« Reply #29 on: Today at 10:08:22 »
Mike's XS can sell you the advance rod and perhaps a replacement rotor.  No black box used for the Pamco system that uses stock advance retard.