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The old girl is going to take a bit more work than I had hoped, but I am enjoying the process so far.
Got the new steering head bearings and races in and am ready to put the forks back together etc.
My budget is limited, so it's slow process getting parts etc.
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I still looking for the perfect project that took less work than I thought :)
 

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One of my projects is a 1981 Yamaha XS650, been setting untouched for 3 years.
How's that for progress. Gonna get her to runnin this year, I hope.
 
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Very slow on the progress with my CL. Stuck motor came apart rather reluctantly.
Funds are short, so not a ton of movement.
I did send some motor parts to buddy for vapor blasting. I don't have them back yet, but the pics look good.
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Nice project. Like we say: Slow, but steady!

How did you get the motor apart? Always wonder how to do it.
 

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I filled the cylinders and let is sit for a long time in the hopes that it wasn't stuck too bad.
I knew it was a long shot, but had to try.
Basically it came down to alternating between applying heat and (gentle as I could) force.
 

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One of my projects is a 1981 Yamaha XS650, been setting untouched for 3 years.
How's that for progress. Gonna get her to runnin this year, I hope.
Boy, can I identify with that situation. :rolleyes:
 

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another slow update. I got my head and cylinders back from being vapor blasted. Amazing results!
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Yeah I actually had some time today to get a little done. Got the head on and cams timed. I think I need to find a different pin or rivet tool for the master link. The one I have that I use for drive chains won't work very well.
 

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