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Dean's XJ650 Cafe Project

Discussion in 'XJ Modifications' started by ddibling, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. ddibling

    ddibling Member

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    After thinking about it for a long time, here we go! These are the "before" pictures.

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    Note the "professional" way the shop fixed the fuse box problem for the PO!

    Wish me luck!
    Dean
     
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    Good luck n have fun doin' the build. 8)
     
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    Hey, that's what my electrical looks like... It's OK because it works correct now on my bike.
     
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    Good luck with the project!
     
  5. ddibling

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    Today I did some tearing down...had to stop when a storm came through. Hope the child labor people don't object to my helpers!

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    She looks handier with the wrenches than I am! :)
     
  7. ddibling

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    Ok, today's update. I've replaced the coils, turn signals, tach, handlebars and switch gear. Working on the speedo and the rat's nest in the headlight bucket.

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    New signals from the side
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    Comparing old and new signals
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    The new view from the seat
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    Dean
     
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    Dean on ur tach. It looks like u got it from Mikesxs!?! Anyway how many wires does it have? The 1 I bought had 2. So I sent it back. Thinking It wouldn't work. Since I'm told I have 3 wires 4 my stock tach..

    KAOS
     
  9. ddibling

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    KAOS,

    Yes, the tach (and speedo) is (are) from Mike'sXS. It has two wires, but so did my stock tach. I don't have the battery in the bike so I haven't checked that the thing works yet. I know I'll have some troubleshooting to do when I get the battery hooked back up.

    Dean
     
  10. dwcopple

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    holy rusty carb tops batman!!! Nice signal lights!!!...be sure to wire them with a trailer harness so you don't need a brakelight too...clean is the only way to go.
     
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    Yes, dwcopple, this bike has seen some weather! I've been looking for replacement hats but they're harder to find than an honest politician!
     
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    I like what your are doing with your bike! Got a question about the turn signals. What type, and where did you pick them up at?
     
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    Thanks, VET!

    I got the lights from Dennis Kirk.

    Turn Signals

    They're incandescent, dual filament. I like their clean, small look.

    Dean
     
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    Yeah thats exactly what I saw in them. I'm thinking about stealin your idea for my bike. Thanks for the response.
    Ken
     
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    not to hijack thread but ;-)

    dwcopple: what you mean trailer harness?
     
  16. ddibling

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    Today's update. New shocks, wired up speedo and left hand switches, carbectomy, mirror, and some polishing.

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    New shocks from the back
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    Updated view from the seat
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    Headlight bucket salad
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    Carbs.....do I win an award for the grungiest?
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    New mirror
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    like the shocks; where'd you get them?
     
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    Hi ddibling, the shocks are great, I realy like the indicators too, what is the story with them, the lenses look red, is that the photo? I would love to give the old indicators, wit h their long stalks, the flick.
     
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    Got the shocks from Chacal, where else? :^)
     
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    Dean,nice work thus far! I think wizard wanted to know where you got your turn signals from. And if he didn't,I do. They look awesome!
     

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