12/29/15

XS650 enduro project

I'd thought of using knobbies during mock-up, but decided to go with Shinko SR241 tires instead. I use them on two other bikes and really like them. They are a trials universal, rather than a trials competition tire. This bike will mostly see back roads and hard pack, so these will be a great tire for it. I got a 4.00-18 for the rear and a 3.00-21 for the front.
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I also decided to keep the satin finish wheels rather than polishing them, so for the rear I just needed to spoon on the tire.
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I'm going to use the SC500 front wheel from mock-up. I'm not sure how well the small MX brake will work on the XS, but I'll give it a try.
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Here is the hub blasted and waxed and new bearings installed.
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The wheel had some rusty spokes and some that were just oxidized. I found an incomplete Yamaha 322-25104-01-00 spoke set for $40. It had 30 spokes, so I figured for about a third of the price  a complete set would cost I could clean up 6 of the old spokes. This is one of the old spokes on top, and one of the NOS spokes below.
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Here is the same spoke cleaned up using some Autosol polish.
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Here is the front rim after blasting, but before waxing and scoth-briting. Being a conical hub wheel, the spoke angles are different from one side to another.
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Here is the front laced and with the tire mounted.
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2 comments:

MARSHALLovercloth said...

looks wonderfulness

Joe C said...

Thanks Marshall!