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750 Maxim butchered

Discussion in 'XJ Modifications' started by CaptHeavy, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. CaptHeavy

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    IMG_6200.JPG IMG_6203.JPG I know y'all hate it when we chop these things up, but I haven't posted in a while and the rust is just starting to mature. :)


    With that said... I'm thinking about tearing it apart and starting all over again. Possibly stretching the rear end a tad and MAYYYYBE painting it.
     
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    Paint? After all that work making it look old?
    Cover that bi**h in boiled linseed oil and go ride.
     
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    The bike has been built and riding for about a year now. Only reason I may break it down is because it's the cheaper option to buying a second bike and doing it all over again. Rofl.

    My only regret on this build is the seat. Anything over 15mi and I start needing to pull off for a beer. Then again, it is just a bar crawler.

    Cheers!

    Edit: and the bare metal seat allowed a place to mount the rectifier.
     
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    Oh, look-----pods.
     
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    When the forum said it couldn't be done :) followed the writeup to a T for jet sizes. Seems to work great.
     
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    I don't think we ever said "it couldn't be done".....
     
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    Speaking hyperbolically ofcourse.

    Does seem to take some effort to get started if it's been sitting for longer than a few hours. Cranks first time just need to hold the choke for a while. Wondering if there's a way to fix that?
     
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    We're going in circles here…
     
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    1. Drill a tiny hole at the end of the crack to keep it from traveling farther.

    2. Get a can of Oatey ABS cement. Work it into the remaining crack and lightly coat the surfaces, too.

    3. Give it time to melt/harden.

    I use this stuff all the time--- LOVE IT
     
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    That's the factory airbox, no?
     
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    Yep :)

    There are a few threads about making air boxes. A google search with site:xjbikes.com after your keywords will turn them up for you. Also look at the pods link in my signature. There is a thread in there that might help.
    Switching to carb with cable operated slides would work too, but you'll need to mess with getting them to fit, be supported, and linking the cables.
     
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    Lol. Doesn't bother me enough to remove the pods. Just takes an additional 30 seconds if the bike is cold. NBD.
     
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    But then you gotta get the airbox back in....hehehe

    ( hint-- your heat gun will be your best friend)
     
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    It really shouldn't be having that problem, even with pods.
    What pilot jets are in the carbs?
     
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    I only hate it when people chop things up and don't finish them. Looks like you're riding it and its the way you like it. Good for me.

    Nice looking bike, I'd leave it and ride it! You can always start another project while keeping this one to ride. That way you can take as long as you want and not miss riding or rush your project. I usually don't care for the ratrod bobber bikes but this one appeals to me for reasons I can't pinpoint.
     
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    Pilots are 42's.

    Thanks !
     
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    Generally a +2 bump is good for the pods, but you also have no mufflers. I'd move them to a 43, but you might have to drill them to 45.
    What do the plugs look like a idle?
    Do you have a colortune plug?
     
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    Haven't pulled the plugs since the carbs were rebuilt and no colortune. Maybe over my days off I'll check it out and order the 43's.
     
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    Just a note tho she idled like a champ after she's choked on startup.
     

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