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Author Topic: 1978 Yamaha XS650  (Read 37159 times)

Offline sbaugz

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Re: 1978 Yamaha XS650
« Reply #160 on: Oct 23, 2012, 23:31:23 »
did I miss something? looks like your front master cylinder is gone in your most recent pictures?

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Re: 1978 Yamaha XS650
« Reply #161 on: Oct 24, 2012, 01:35:58 »
Yeah I'm  kind of an idiot. Ive been riding with the rear brake only because I haven't gotten a new master cylinder yet. But I picked one up at barber I'll be adding soon
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1978 XS650 Cafe  (Work in progress) http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=34459.0
1977 XS650 Resoration

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Round 2....Back to the drawing boards!
« Reply #162 on: Dec 06, 2012, 21:21:14 »
Well I decided I wanted to change the way my seat mounts so I'm also making a new electrical tray. Oh yeah and the seat loop is going back on.
1975 CB550 Cafe  (Done Sorta)
1978 XS650 Cafe  (Work in progress) http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=34459.0
1977 XS650 Resoration

Offline Cloyd

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Re: 1978 Yamaha XS650
« Reply #163 on: Dec 13, 2012, 23:10:06 »
Practiced up on my welding and put my original seat hoop back on. Also put a plate on it for mounting my new seat/lights. Welds are not great but its the best I can do with a cheap mig welder and no gas.  At least they are strong.
« Last Edit: Dec 13, 2012, 23:57:02 by Cloyd »
1975 CB550 Cafe  (Done Sorta)
1978 XS650 Cafe  (Work in progress) http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=34459.0
1977 XS650 Resoration

Offline DesmoBro

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Re: 1978 Yamaha XS650
« Reply #164 on: Dec 14, 2012, 01:14:26 »
flap disc on an angle grinder will clean that up , coming along tho good work
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Re: 1978 Yamaha XS650
« Reply #165 on: Dec 14, 2012, 01:37:01 »
 Used up my last flap disk the other day.  I think it will clean up nicely though.  Sure is hard taking everything apart and reworking it after I finally got to ride it at Barber for the first time.  But I'd rather have everything done right and look right.
1975 CB550 Cafe  (Done Sorta)
1978 XS650 Cafe  (Work in progress) http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=34459.0
1977 XS650 Resoration

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Re: 1978 Yamaha XS650
« Reply #166 on: Dec 14, 2012, 10:29:33 »
I know how you feel man everytime i think im almost done i add something or change somethng LOL Keep at it man !

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Re: 1978 Yamaha XS650
« Reply #167 on: Dec 14, 2012, 14:53:54 »
Aint that the truth! ^^

Sharp bike! Really clean!
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Re: 1978 Yamaha XS650
« Reply #168 on: Dec 17, 2012, 22:33:14 »
Finished cleaning up my welds and re did my brace. Also snapped a few pics working on my battery tray. Forgot to take a picture of the frame painted.
« Last Edit: Dec 17, 2012, 22:36:36 by Cloyd »
1975 CB550 Cafe  (Done Sorta)
1978 XS650 Cafe  (Work in progress) http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=34459.0
1977 XS650 Resoration

Offline taggat

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Re: 1978 Yamaha XS650
« Reply #169 on: Dec 18, 2012, 10:29:31 »
Wondering if you could help confirm the stock fork measurement from the axle to the top of tube under weight?
Mine is around 34in. and Im starting to think there over tubes.
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