Post by trebchopper on Mar 22, 2005 2:48:33 GMT -5
i was wondering if anyone has any blue prints or plans to build a work stand kinda like the one that lilbill has in his pictures i dont have room for a full size bike table but the one lilbill has is perfect for what i need. i cant see it well enough to get an idea or so i can draw up some plans of my own. Lilbill if you read this can you snap some photos just of your stand i would appreciate it alot. maybe even draw up some plans if you get time if not a few different angle pics would be great.
78 xs 650 chopper project. 78 yz 125 flat traker-first year for single shock! Always looking for another yamaha to buy.
Post by crystalmeth04 on Jan 18, 2008 10:31:13 GMT -5
I've got 4 engine stands made from angle iron and one of them is mounted to a Draper car engine stand, it works really well , the Draper stand cost me about £45 and I can rotate the engine at any angle. With a bit of juggling I can put the top case on it for putting crankshafts back in too. As I'm often working on my own, lifting the engine onto the stand is tricky and the engine crane takes up too much room, I've put a winch on the shed roof. It's off an old boat trailer and cost nothing, I've thrown the handle away and wind it with a 17mm socket on a ratchet. This is one of the best tools I've got as before I was having to phone someone to come and put the bolts in the stand while I held the engne!!
I wish I took some pictures of my motor on my engine stand...... I used all thread, and some aluminum 3" long spacers. I was able to mount my motor on the stand using the motor mount holes. I used washers to shim it even and it worked perfect. I build a fold-able work table buy bolting a 2x4 to the wall tyeing it into the walls 2x4's. Put some hinges in the work table and am able to fold it up against the wall when I am not using it. I have had complete motors on it and it supports it fine.
I had a frame that was junk and had no title, so I decided to use it to make an engine stand. I had cut out the cradle with all mounts (except the top one, of course) and was planning on welding legs on it. I wanted to have a couple handles as well.
When looking at how the centerstand rotated, I realized I could use that to make the stand. I cut the legs off the center stand, and welded them on to the front of the frame (after removing the kick stand bracket.) The engine will stand on it's center stand, and when it need to be moved, you can flip the center stand up and use it as a handle. I took a second center stand that I had, and made a similar handle for the front. I used some extra engine mounting bolts, and used the top front motor mount to create a handle for the front. So by cutting up a junk frame and a couple center stands, I was able to make a nice engine stand that can easily be moved by two people.
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buell88: Anybody have any idea who built the xs650 tracker used in the Draggin Jeans Ad on Pipeburn?
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joshua: The regulator/rectifier unit I got from Mikes PMA has closer hole spacing than original. Are we supposed to mill the holes to fit?
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joshua: My bad. I found the bracket they supplied to mount the rectifier/regulator... Uh oh. How is this meant to work? Which way is it meant to mount? Looks like I have to use some spacers or something. Good instructions would be nice.
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craig8johnson: I'm checking the charging system. I'm afraid I might have fried the last battery. With the solid state regulator (after market) what should it be charging at. The book says, I think, 15 volts. I'm hitting 17 when revved. Is that too high?
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gggGary: Yes 17 volts is too high, about 14 volts is max, sounds like you don't have the right regulator or it's wired wrong.
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dean: Just saying Hello, new member who is going to fix up a 79 XS650 that has seen its better days. I will definitely have lots of questions coming up.
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tt650: Trying to breathe life into a 1980 that's been stored (indoors) for 25 yrs. Air filters are dry rotted. Have cleaned carbs but she only runs briefly on choke then stops. Need jet setting info and other ideas that might help her idle and rev.
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trix13: Hey everyone! New to the forum and am fighting those gremlins!! New charging system, ignition switch, coil and fuse box. Resistance is higher than normal on the ignition pick up so I'm trying to find one. No such luck yet.
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trix13: Also, even though all of my connections are clean, I cannot seem to find out why , when at higher rpms, I hit the signals and the rpms pulse with the signals...hahah. same with the brake light. I appreciate all input!!
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adlpc: Hello all! Been enjoying your edifying posts and discussions - and as a fan of the XS650 since my early teenage years happy that I now own a 1980 Special which I plan to turn into a vintage half faired racer. Thank you all for being here!
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Apr 10, 2021 2:14:13 GMT -5
louisvan: trix13 - I had a problem with my 1975 SX650. When I got to highway speeds, the engine lost power. The problem was in the connectors. At a certain vibration and the wind pushing on the wiring loom, the connector lost continuity. A bad crimp to the wire.
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