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Seca 82 leftover project

Discussion in 'XJ Technical Chat' started by Timbox, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. Timbox

    Timbox Well-Known Member

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    I was lucky to come across an add on my local FB market place. Deal was so good I was just going up to get a parts bike. Rain and wind (as always) when you drive to get a bike, just seems to be the way it is.
    [​IMG]20191022_110059 by Tim Brown, on Flickr
    [​IMG]20191022_110108 by Tim Brown, on Flickr
    I call this the leftover project as someone was doing some work on it. New ebay tank and seat.
    [​IMG]20191022_110448 by Tim Brown, on Flickr
    [​IMG]20191022_110454 by Tim Brown, on Flickr
    Those pics are right after I got her in the shed, so still wet from road trip. I was able to take a look at her a little today, hand wash and look things over. Someone has already tried to change the fuse holder (pics to follow).

    I checked the air box for critters, pulled the plugs and took a look see in cylinders, all good. Put a battery on her with some jumper cables and turned on the key...nothing. The fuse holders need help. After a little bit of messing around, the lights came on the ATARI (i think that is right) and hit the starter. I was shocked that not only did it turn over but I had spark on all four! That is where I stopped for now...the deer are calling for me to come to the woods.
     
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    Save the bike looks like an easy project to rescue...remember they are not building these bikes any longer :( .
     
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    many a "Parts" bike can be saved with a little work. PO just could not find the issue.

    if motor turns over its worth the try
     
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    No worries, she is not being parted out. I was able to turn it over and have spark. I will need to get that fuse box out and new blade type in there. I have spark so the major job (as always) will be the carbs. I will pull them out and take a look see. The normal caliber rebuild, brake MC and check the valve specs. I looks like the valve cover has been off once, I am little shocked as the bike only has 9K on it.

    The exhaust is a 4-1 that needs TLC, but can be salvaged. No side covers, but that is ok. Thinking of maybe changing out the bars, headlight and speedo on this one. Looks like the PO's might have been playing around up there a lot, so have to see. I will get some better pics up now the berry harvest is over and I can play with her when I am not hunting.
     
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    9 k miles cover should have been off a couple of times
     
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    It is great to see old bikes being put back on the road where they belong.
     
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    Well got to work on the bike yesterday as the temps here really are dropping. Early winter temps for this area. Carbs have the normal gum on them.
    [​IMG]DSCN0016 by Tim Brown, on Flickr
    [​IMG]DSCN0019 by Tim Brown, on Flickr
    And the old fuse box was changed out to this.
    [​IMG]DSCN0009 by Tim Brown, on Flickr

    In the pic above you can see the rust splash. That is from a connector inside the wiring harness. Got that cleaned, put some more solder on it and then liquid tape. Pics to follow.
    The carbs are stripped and started on the front brake calibers.
     
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    Finished up the two front brake calibers. Now to put the carbs back together and see if this beast will run. Going to pick up another project bike today. XJ700 with a lift table for a great deal. Could not pass it up! I will add to that story once the deal go through today.
     
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    I noticed that the caliber is touching the disk on the right side. I think someone said they had the same issue and need to loosen the triples, and the front fender to take care of that issue. Does that sound correct?
     
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    Compress the forks several times to verify proper operation. With the axle secured just loosen the pinch bolt on that side - adjust the position of the right fork leg to center the caliber within the disk - tighten the pinch bolt.
     
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    Thanks Rooster53,
    I have seen a video on YT of a guy doing that, makes sense. I also have noticed the left side of the headlight retaining rectangle looks a little dented, could have been down and caused the miss alignment issue.
     
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    Super fine rust everywhere! Wow not only the fuel bummed up but the bowls were just full of tank rust. Got them partly put together yesturday and I hope to finish them up today. Want to see if the bike runs before I go though the normal restore process. I am sure it will. Gas cap and key will have to be sourced too. Ebay or maybe someplace else for that. Need to check the headlight to see if I can bend it back into shape as well.
     
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    Nice 5 3/4" of snow we had last night...it is Nov right? Got the time to put the carbs back together today. Hope to see if she will fire up soon.
    [​IMG]DSCN0024 by Tim Brown, on Flickr
     
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    [​IMG]DSCN0030 by Tim Brown, on Flickr
    [​IMG]DSCN0031 by Tim Brown, on Flickr
    Had to do something with that fuse box. Yes I know I have a over fuse in there...just a place holder for now. Fist time I have to either rebuild or replace the front brake MC. The plunger was stuck in the up position and is just nasty. I have it tipped upside down on the work bench with some solvent in it, but I think it might be toast.
     
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