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    95469 95470 Here's the before and after....

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    Here's the before and after. It's one hell of a difference, and still tons I want to change/add on.
    My instagram is @davidz30 if you guys wanna follow me and my bike around on there
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    Sorry for not keeping this updated, but I got her...

    Sorry for not keeping this updated, but I got her going! New coils, resistor plugs and adjusted/cleaned points. She's been running pretty good so far, and I'm enjoying the fuck out of riding it. The...
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    Oh, I was under the impression that I needed...

    Oh, I was under the impression that I needed either resistor plug wires, caps or plugs(only one kind). And being that I had nothing, I figured that's why my coils went bad, so I opted for resistor...
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    Looks like it was my plugs that killed the coils....

    Looks like it was my plugs that killed the coils. I had the non resistor type(without the R). Just bought new plugs and coils are in the mail. By the weekend I should be good. In other news: my...
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    Awesome thanks! Looks like I'm buying new coils....

    Awesome thanks! Looks like I'm buying new coils. Unfortunately I can only buy the stock replacements due to the mounts, but those should still last me a couple years(hopefully). As far as plugs, I...
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    Both coils read around 5.4 ohms at the primary...

    Both coils read around 5.4 ohms at the primary and around 8-9k at the secondary. Seems okay according to this diagram. Maybe primary resistance is too high?

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    Working on the bike as we speak running more...

    Working on the bike as we speak running more tests. Here’s my wiring diagram if I helps. Sorry if it’s a bit messy

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    I think I'm following what you're saying for...

    I think I'm following what you're saying for checking points. I'll have to try that too. Thanks for the link on coils, it helps a bunch. another thing, I'm running these plug wires from lowbrow, and...
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    On a minor side note: the bikes not running right...

    On a minor side note: the bikes not running right now. It's not getting spark, and my guess is the points or the coils. I'm getting power to the coils(tested with a testing light). I tried ohm-ing...
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    93940 93941 93942 Here it is! Pictures...

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    Here it is! Pictures as promised. Looks pretty alright to me, let me know what you think. I ended up painting my tank and fender myself because my guy got hella backed up...
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    Thanks everyone for the kind words! Big...

    Thanks everyone for the kind words!

    Big update!! The bike is finished and running! Insured,registered and all that jazz. Finished it up a couple nights ago and I've been riding it a little in...
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    Thanks! I'll definitely have to check that out. I...

    Thanks! I'll definitely have to check that out. I rode the bike a little before starting this project, and the clutch seemed fine before. I was trying to just put it in gear and pull the clutch and...
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    A little update: it's all pretty much done. Carbs...

    A little update: it's all pretty much done. Carbs rebuilt, electrical back together, etc. Just waiting on paint, then it's time for the shakedown and minor adjustments. One little thing before that...
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    Wow...this front end is kicking my ass left and...

    Wow...this front end is kicking my ass left and right. I was able to take apart the forks with a lot of heat and a proper 17mm allen socket. All the bolts I welded to sockets kept snapping. I just...
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    So tonight I tried to get started on those forks....

    So tonight I tried to get started on those forks. I don't know why, but I expected not to run into any issues. Should've known better. A few things: On one of the forks, that top cap is stuck. I was...
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    Thank you! I really appreciate that. I may not...

    Thank you! I really appreciate that. I may not know much about building bikes, but I'm definitely learning as I go and it's super fun. I know all the hard work and late nights will pay off once I get...
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    another little update: I went ahead and ground...

    another little update:
    I went ahead and ground down some of the welds on the sissy bar the best I could. Even using the skinniest sanding bit with a dremel, It was tough to get into those tight...
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    Damn. Gonna be nice to ride my bike for the first...

    Damn. Gonna be nice to ride my bike for the first time.

    I'm going to be rebuilding the forks. I bought the seals, boots, etc. a while ago, and just haven't gotten to it yet. while I have them...
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    a minor update: haven't been working on the bike...

    a minor update: haven't been working on the bike that much. But I finally bought a vacuum bleeder and solved the front brake issue. Worked like a charm. Not sure why that worked and it didn't work...
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    I'll have to check to see if I put the...

    I'll have to check to see if I put the upper/lower bearings on the wrong side. I didn't see anywhere on the packaging specifying that theres a specific side, maybe only for the ones that guy is...
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    yes I got the original race out, and the new one...

    yes I got the original race out, and the new one sits just as deep as the one in the photo. You think it's fine the way I have it? maybe thats just how the tapered style bearings sit?
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    I got the bearings from tc bros. They're made by...

    I got the bearings from tc bros. They're made by all balls racing
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    so I finally was able to finish pressing in the...

    so I finally was able to finish pressing in the bearings last night(I think). I chiseled the bottom race off the stem, then threw it in the freezer and heated up the bearing. I was able to get it on...
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    I got to replacing the bearings last night, but...

    I got to replacing the bearings last night, but of course ran into some issues. Everything came out just fine, but the new top race doesn't sit flush. it sticks out about 1/8 of an inch. I've beat...
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    Thank you for the suggestions! I'll have to mess...

    Thank you for the suggestions! I'll have to mess around with the brakes more to get that issue settled. But first I'll go by that article for the new neck bearings. I was looking at xs650 specific...
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