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Post  gus on Fri 08 Jun 2018, 7:32 pm

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Cheap projects are getting hard to find but I did buy this lot today for $300 . xj650 
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Post  paul on Fri 29 Jun 2018, 6:34 pm

Is that the $ 900 one ??? ...............looks like it may have possibly had some " home mechanicals " done to that one as well judging by the  body mods .

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Post  gus on Sun 01 Jul 2018, 9:36 pm

The one above was $300 (mine ). The $900 one I havnt seen yet.
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Post  gus on Tue 03 Jul 2018, 7:51 pm

The airbox from a xj750 turned up to day, luckily it was the same as a 650 one (which I couldn't find ). Trouble is you have to remove the motor to get it to fit . That wasn't going to happen so I cut the rear section off and re-joined it in the frame . I know why an airbox is so hard to find second hand .It because people trash them trying to get them out . No 
The xj900 pic above has gone from $2700 to $1000  . Pic looks a lot better at that price
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Post  gus on Thu 05 Jul 2018, 9:18 pm

My $500 gsx750 nearly completed ,$25  parts  and lot of work .I couldn't live with the square headlight 
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Post  gus on Fri 06 Jul 2018, 5:52 pm

I also have one of these ( $600 plus what I spent ) Exactly the same as this one . For one moment I thought it was mine .This one is $1400 gumtree 
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Post  paul on Fri 06 Jul 2018, 6:40 pm

Come up a treat  Gus ..............good job 

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Post  reddog on Sat 07 Jul 2018, 3:13 pm

That 750 looks good mate, well done. The rectangle headlight does look shit on those bikes. One of those 6"  projector headlights that Harley produce would look good on that too .
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Post  gus on Fri 20 Jul 2018, 7:21 pm

I bought some headers from U.S.A  for $120 delivered , a junction box from W.A for $115 delivered ,and 2 original Ducati pipes from Hobart for $30 for the two .A new 4 into 1 system was going to cost me $650 so i'm way ahead money wise and probably performance wise .
The Ducati pipes (made by REMUS for Ducati) look like they were made to fit ( got lucky )
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Post  paul on Fri 20 Jul 2018, 9:27 pm

Wow...............

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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 20 Jul 2018, 10:08 pm

A miracle worker for sure Gus, well done.  cheers
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Post  Chook on Sat 21 Jul 2018, 8:24 am

Some Bitzas look ok, that's one ugly Bitza there though  Shocked
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Post  gus on Sat 21 Jul 2018, 10:55 am

The Exhausts a bit big ?
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Post  bigboresuzuki on Sun 22 Jul 2018, 11:14 am

Nice arse end. Razz
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Post  gus on Thu 26 Jul 2018, 7:17 pm

I spotted a couple of Ducati Monster mufflers in Hobart for $70 the pair . Fitted perfectly ,and looks a lot better , sort of balanced .
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Post  gus on Sat 25 Aug 2018, 9:46 am

THe  xj has been giving me problems ,big time . I replaced the cam chain . It was an endless one .The idea being grind the top off one pin (not link ), pry that end of the plate off and the chain comes apart . When re-joining simply press plate back on the pin . Sounds weird but it works well .
The chain was 120 link item which I connected to the  old chain and wound it through . So far so good . 
Winding the motor over (by hand) the chain walks off the sprocket and then jumps the sprocket . 
After days of guide and tensioner checking its still doing the same thing . Valves are now hitting the pistons because of the jumping chain .
Totally pissed off I remove the head and lay everything on the bench including the 120link camchain .
Count the links ,yes 122 links . WTF . Count again ,and again . Box says 120 links and yet I get 122 links . Remove 2 links and everything works as it should . I contacted the supplier and he says he has never heard of it before and probably thinks I stuffed up . How I could ADD links is not happening because I don't have any .(lol)
Count the links before fitting .
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Post  Chook on Sat 25 Aug 2018, 6:26 pm

@gus wrote:
Count the links ,yes 122 links . WTF . Count again ,and again . Box says 120 links and yet I get 122 links . Remove 2 links and everything works as it should . I contacted the supplier and he says he has never heard of it before and probably thinks I stuffed up . How I could ADD links is not happening because I don't have any .(lol)
Count the links before fitting .
impressive gus, not sure how you pilled that off but very impressive!!
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Post  gus on Sun 26 Aug 2018, 1:09 pm

To be honest I wouldn't  be surprised if this bike blows up. There has been so many things wrong with it from the very start . Cams in wrong ,broken cam guide , valve hitting piston  and the worst  ,cam caps with markings that are wrong .
I'll give it a go in an hour ,if it destroys itself I wont be too disappointed . Its worth more in pieces than going .
I picked up one of these the other day (not as good as this one )for $450 . Know absolutely nothing about them . YG1 or something similar (Yamaha 1963 )Its very very small.

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Post  gus on Sun 02 Sep 2018, 7:32 pm

The xj650 didn't blow up ,in fact seems fine (at the moment )
Today was goodbye  Bandit 1200 and hi fj 1200 . A straight swap .Im not really a Yamaha man but I now own a Xj650 ,xj 900 and a fj 1200 .
Has anyone heard from Chalkie (Rod ) ?
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Post  Ewok1958 on Sun 02 Sep 2018, 9:51 pm

The FJ looks tidy Gus - as the movie says "What Lies Beneath?"
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Post  gus on Mon 03 Sep 2018, 2:40 pm

It was in storage for 10 years and only has 42,000 kl ,on special interest REGO .. ive only owned it for one day so have not  really looked at the internals yet .
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