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Author: kev edwards
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Got another XS650
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Re: Got another XS650

Got my head back form Buzzard Friday all very nice, he had to make arbors as they are 8mm guides, and could just get the cutter to open up enough for the huge valves, new stainless valves, engine is back together and in the frame.
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Author: kev edwards
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Pilot Jets...
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Pilot Jets...

Are the carbs the right ones, i have a ltd but it has A1,2 carbs and it had the same problem even with 17.5 jets, the actual problem was the bike leant over too far meaning the fuel level would be too low on the right hand side of the bike and would do the same as yours as it has the short jets in t...
Author: kev edwards
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1000-A1 rear brake master cylinder bleeding
Replies: 20
Views: 1364

Re: Z1000-A1 rear brake master cylinder bleeding

A couple of twists of ptfe tape on the nipple thread stops air getting in, my dad taught me this in the late Seventies and i never have a problem with bleeding.
Author: kev edwards
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Carbs help please
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: Carbs help please

Has to be float valves letting by.
Author: kev edwards
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Carb tuning and tappets
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Carb tuning and tappets

They are shims, and yes you need to check those, also cam chain tension, engine timing, a whole service really with the carb balancing last.
Author: kev edwards
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Got another XS650
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Re: Got another XS650

Pigford wrote:I had one in 1979 - pile of shite :lol:

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That's because yours was a twin disc's version Mark, :cl
Author: kev edwards
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Got another XS650
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Re: Got another XS650

ADRIAN H wrote:Good start. Is that a XS650 US Special ? - I am a bit concerned about your Rearsets back plate - not sure timber board is a good idea. LOL.


That's just to stop the stand from hitting the newly painted arm and footrest hangers, I'm sure you already knew that though.
Author: kev edwards
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Got another XS650
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Got another XS650

Got myself another XS650 earlier this year, just doing another good tidy up, replacing whats needed and painting all the black bits, also sorting motor which was more work than i needed cam guides replaced, seals a plethora of other bits, been re-bored to 666 by my calculations why the other work no...
Author: kev edwards
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z900ltd Resto
Replies: 24
Views: 1440

Re: Z900ltd Resto

Yours look like they are portrait, so before you load them edit them so they become landscape and they should load up properly
Author: kev edwards
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z900ltd Resto
Replies: 24
Views: 1440

Re: Z900ltd Resto

That's coming along lovely Bill, skilled workmanship, just need to improve on your picture loading skills now as i am getting a cricked neck, :lol:
Author: kev edwards
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Carb Jetting
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Carb Jetting

As you have pods, after market exhaust and air corrector jets probably means you have it in the ball park for your set up, really need to get it on a dyno now to get the fine tuning done.
Author: kev edwards
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Carbs still leaking !
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Carbs still leaking !

If that fails it could be the bowls are warped due to overtightening and only nipping up on the corners. If that's the case you need to lap them with wet'n'dry on a flat plate. Or add another set of bowl gaskets. more gaskets could make it worse, as you then have a larger cushion between both parts...
Author: kev edwards
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: B fork springs.
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: B fork springs.

I guess its a Z1B 900, the 495 is correct, you should have more travel though, maybe the wrong springs right length possibly to thicker wire.
Author: kev edwards
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: B fork springs.
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: B fork springs.

From the info i Have Warren, the springs should be 511mm, if less than 485mm they need replacing, so the longer ones appear not to be for a B or A model.
Author: kev edwards
Wed May 29, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Regulator..Rectifier
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: Regulator..Rectifier

Some of those fleebay units are really just rubbish, i had three M&P ones for my 350f and they were crap cheap Chinese junk, got my money back, got electrex world one, UK made and does the job properly, will always use electrex world ones now.

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