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Author Topic: Xs500 project  (Read 3647 times)

Offline Uglyrabbit

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Re: Xs500 project
« Reply #30 on: Sep 29, 2014, 13:54:47 »
So my vinegar treatment was a failure, my spokes were too baddly rusted and needed so much time in the vinegar that the factory plating came off and left bare steel. I tried to clear coat them but they flash rusted just the same. They need to be glass beaded and sent out for cad plating.  Unless I find a place to do it cheaply I think it's time for new rims an a call to Buchanan's.

Offline Uglyrabbit

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Re: Xs500 project
« Reply #31 on: Apr 17, 2015, 13:44:36 »
I got a set of flanged 2.15 x 18 rims from mikesxs thought I'd share

Offline Bootsey

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Re: Xs500 project
« Reply #32 on: Apr 18, 2015, 01:32:11 »
I like your start so far, will be following along.

Offline jimmer

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Re: Xs500 project
« Reply #33 on: Apr 18, 2015, 02:09:49 »
Did you figure out the side stand? If not I will take some pics tmrw.
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Offline Uglyrabbit

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Re: Xs500 project
« Reply #34 on: Apr 18, 2015, 08:56:01 »
No I never did it works both ways but I don't know which way is correct

Offline Uglyrabbit

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Re: Xs500 project
« Reply #35 on: Mar 31, 2016, 16:07:07 »
Sorry I haven't posted in quite a while, been busy. Moved, started a new job.....
Anyway I bought a blast cabinet so I can restore my wheels. I finished the rear today.
Here's what I've got

Offline Uglyrabbit

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Re: Xs500 project
« Reply #36 on: Mar 31, 2016, 16:09:28 »
It's an rd350 hub with Mike's 2.15in shouldered rim and nos rd spokes.
The hub was glass beaded and clear coated with Eastwood semi-gloss for bare metal

Offline Uglyrabbit

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Re: Xs500 project
« Reply #37 on: Mar 17, 2017, 20:17:21 »

Added some new clip ons, rebuilt the master cylinder and got my rear brake working. I know that doesn't sound like much but the bike originally had a disk rear and the front has been seized since 1980.



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Offline DreadRock

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Re: Xs500 project
« Reply #38 on: Mar 21, 2017, 20:33:23 »
Nice job on the wheels sir . You got farther then I did on them. After looking up how much a new set up would cost I was done lol ! Went with RD400 wheels and after Mr.longhorn wagged his beard I went with disk all around . Which by the end would most likely have been the same cost . Keep up the work man !