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1985 Maxim XJ700 winter paint, Polish and tune.

Discussion in 'XJ Technical Chat' started by Colin 85 700, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. Fuller56

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    RE: your exhaust headers and pipes, I have used Jet Hot Coatings on a couple of motorcycle exhausts and am very happy with the results. They have 2 places of operation, 1 somewhere in Arizona as the other fellow told you, and 1 in Burlington, North Carolina. They are not cheap by a long shot. I had the 4 headers and crossover for a Kawasaki Concours done close to 10 years ago and it was about $200. That they did not have to sandblast chrome off which is an extra cost. I don't remember what it cost to have my header pipes and collector done for the XJ650 Seca but I am very happy with the result. Shipping costs will be frightening as well. But if you can afford it the results are awesome, quality of work very, very nice. They do a lot of work for top fuel drag racers and such.
    John
     
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    Thanks john! Ill check em out
     
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    Refurbished the starter today....
    Armature just needed a touch of scotch brite n it was mint, dabbed grease on the bushings, good to go.
    Almost seemed like a waste of time but better to check than regret! Lol! :)
     
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    Never been in a bike alternator before....
    I should probly check now that im on that side...
    Any early tips? ;)
     
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    Dont use anything abrasive to clean commutator rings. An eraser works well. There's a line on each brush that shows its discard length, other than that it's pretty straightforward. If you find oil behind that cover the seal behind the rotor needs replacing
     

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