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    97944 Seth Walker from sacred diamond in Des...

    97944 Seth Walker from sacred diamond in Des Moines.. he's a newer tattooer but does kick-ass stuff... Dan at Yankee doodle dandy here loves doing old trad biker shit too
  2. my bad everyone. Guess I missed it when TNC said...

    my bad everyone. Guess I missed it when TNC said that. this is my first build and only my second bike, sorry for coming off like an asshole. Trying to only make worthwhile threads for problems that...
  3. awesome guide, good find... thank you. I...

    awesome guide, good find... thank you.

    I thought I'd test the seal with the carb on the bike before setting up to do the clear tube float test. Took off the bowls, put in the carbs, then held the...
  4. ok, I'll try that tomorrow. Been at it all day,...

    ok, I'll try that tomorrow. Been at it all day, time to go cry in the corner and come back later without frustration fueled ham-fists... thanks for all your help today bud
  5. 29 mm on both sets of floats still leaked too....

    29 mm on both sets of floats still leaked too. any other ideas?
  6. lowered them to 24mm then all the way to 22mm,...

    lowered them to 24mm then all the way to 22mm, still leaks... gonna try raising the height above 27mm? running out of ideas. Once I had that lightbulb I really thought that was it, would make sense...
  7. just had another thought... my Springer is 6"+,...

    just had another thought... my Springer is 6"+, plus a couple inches from the 21" front wheel. Rear wheel and rake are stock, so it's also a pretty steep angle from front to back. anybody heard of...
  8. alright put the carbs back together after blowing...

    alright put the carbs back together after blowing some carb cleaner through the jets and the inlets. ran a leak test with the carbs off the bike, below the tank with a line going straight from the...
  9. here are the floats heights of the carb in...

    here are the floats heights of the carb in question:
    97714
    97715

    and here's that new needle and valve
    97713

    everything look ok?
  10. I have an inline filter and I just cleaned my...

    I have an inline filter and I just cleaned my tank with a couple vinegar soaks and then lined it with kreem last week. It's good now, but the way I realized I had to do that in the first place was...
  11. just leaking out of the shift side air filter....

    just leaking out of the shift side air filter. still takes a piss when standing upright.

    went ahead and took the carbs off again, inverted them and blew through the hose and about had an...
  12. mail came today, got the floats replaced with a...

    mail came today, got the floats replaced with a brand new set. Was VERY careful about setting them to the right height (27mm), and making sure everything is where it's supposed to be, facing the...
  13. thanks for all your help, and sorry for being...

    thanks for all your help, and sorry for being inactive, been waiting for my package from mikesxs to ship. realized my needles were a little worn after seeing that picture, so i went ahead and...
  14. xs650 flooding... praying to the carb gods

    I've come crawling back again for some advice... I know there are plenty of threads about the float valves and flooding issues with the xs650, but I can't crack this one, hoping you'll bear with me.....
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    You were dead on Skjoll and Trinort. That bolt on...

    You were dead on Skjoll and Trinort. That bolt on the worm is adjustable, which I hadn't realized. Adjusting that solved my clearance issue. Turns out my pushrod was never "stuck" at all, I just...
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    yep, still have the original, the splines are the...

    yep, still have the original, the splines are the same length. 97016

    so it can't be the worm, it's got to be something internal. Seems odd to me that this doesn't seem to be a problem with this...
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    I never touched the sprocket nut, but I checked...

    I never touched the sprocket nut, but I checked on it and it's flush. Pushrod and the gear hit way before that nut.

    I don't think there's an extra bearing in there, but I gave up trying to pull...
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    here's some pics: new worm gear 96983 96984...

    here's some pics:
    new worm gear
    96983

    96984

    96985
    the pushrod bearing
    96986
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    don't have the linkage setup yet, but that's...

    don't have the linkage setup yet, but that's extremely useful for once I get there, thanks.. the problem at this point is that when I line the cover back up with the case, the worm gear and the...
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    pretty sure it's a 1980, that's the owner's...

    pretty sure it's a 1980, that's the owner's manual I got with it anyways.. the guy I bought it from was the second owner and he didn't know much about it other than that he wanted to sell it cheap....
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    Xs650 clutch pushrod stuck

    so I'm getting painfully near the end of my first full build, just finished the wiring and moving on to the foot clutch. I ordered the modded worm gear from jumpstreet customs, and that part of the...
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    how did you accomplish this? mind posting a pic...

    how did you accomplish this? mind posting a pic or 2?
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    Ok, good to know that it can and most certainly...

    Ok, good to know that it can and most certainly has been done. My only question left with lacing any drum up to a rim is about the spokes.. Do you need certain length spokes to lace to a certain rim?...
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    Here's what I've got: set-up, balanced, and trued...

    Here's what I've got: set-up, balanced, and trued tc bros 21 x 2.15 40-spoke rim with an avon tire, on a moto iron springer. All meant to fit a harley, but adapted to the xs.
    96412 96413
    My only...
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    Front drum brake fitment...

    Hey there, new to the forum as an official user but VERY guilty of reading without participating. Have gotten out of some real tough ones which were made simple by all you on here plenty of times....
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