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    01-23-2021, 09:36 PM
    th62 replied to a thread 1974 XS/TX650 rebuild in Wheels
    Saves on pads!
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    01-23-2021, 05:06 PM
    th62 replied to a thread 1974 XS/TX650 rebuild in Wheels
    Coming together slowly, still a lot to do, should be finished in around another 20 years at this current momentum.
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    01-17-2021, 03:39 PM
    th62 replied to a thread 1974 XS/TX650 rebuild in Wheels
    No spool gun, so I set the machine to operate properly without one: I used 5356, .8mm wire and drilled out the tip to 1mm, threw away the liner...
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    01-17-2021, 01:22 AM
    th62 replied to a thread 1974 XS/TX650 rebuild in Wheels
    This afternoon I taught myself to mig aluminium. The key was finding the right volts, wire feed, stick out, speed and watching the heat build up,...
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    01-10-2021, 01:39 AM
    For anyone with an Optimum mill. As you've already found, the mill comes with a whitworth threaded drawbar and most arbors have metric threads. ...
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    01-09-2021, 03:45 PM
    th62 replied to a thread 1974 XS/TX650 rebuild in Wheels
    Here's how they were made. i started with two strips of 3mm ally, 50mm x 230mm. worked out PI for 34mm fork legs and did two 90 degree bends Pi...
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    01-09-2021, 04:17 AM
    th62 replied to a thread 1974 XS/TX650 rebuild in Wheels
    I had another shot at the left side engine cover. No matter how much I polished it before, the aluminium appeared stained. I've tried a nylon fibre...
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    01-09-2021, 04:06 AM
    th62 replied to a thread 1974 XS/TX650 rebuild in Wheels
    Finally finished off the forks today, right side needed a final polish. These pics show how not to remove fork seals. Some people shouldn't be...
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    01-08-2021, 07:41 PM
    th62 replied to a thread 1974 XS/TX650 rebuild in Wheels
    Since a couple are interested, Just a quick update: painted tank, front guard and headlight and made up a couple of headlight brackets. Paintwork yet...
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