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XJ 650 4k0 - cafeish build

Discussion in 'XJ Modifications' started by sanin360, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. a100man

    a100man Well-Known Member

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    Nice job. I'm guesing you're a young guy with teh clip-ons that low ;-)
     
  2. sanin360

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    Thank you! Hahahaha yeah i guess i am a bit out of the Gauss line :D they are pretty low, but i couldn't get enough clearance for the clamping part higher up (a very bulky clamping end on magura clip ons)...

    Also the XJ got a friend this week, the Yamaha family is growing and my garage is getting crowded :D
     

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    Oh man...those starters sound terrible! Decent enough machines, but that starter system was not very well executed in my opinion
     
  4. k-moe

    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    Agreed. Thankfully only the North American bikes got the crappy cheap starter gear system.
    Everywhere else got the Bendix-type system that we didn't get until the XV1100.
     
  5. a100man

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    Can't you flip them over?
     
  6. sanin360

    sanin360 Member

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    Hello all!

    It’s been a while. This thread got a bit stale, covid has proven to be a bigger hassle than expected.

    Anyway, last year I didn’t do much work on the bike, but now it’s time for next season prepp to begin.
    I got a bit bored last night and decided to add something new to the looks department. So I made these:
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    They are held down by a neodymium magnet, strong enough to keep it in place throughout worst of times but the caps are still removable by hand.

    untill next time, stay safe!
     
  7. Ribo

    Ribo Prefectionist

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    Hey man, nice build...just wondering if you are planning on changing the front brake lever? That res is dangerous now it's not horizontal on original bars. High chance of sucking air on a left turn.
     
  8. sanin360

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    I changed these bars not so long ago, and I am currently looking for a replacement with the plastic reservoir but I’m not yet sure what will fit my brake callipers (dual callipers, single piston). Do you maybe have any recommendations?
     
  9. Ribo

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    http://nissinbrakeperformance.com/motorcycle-brake-mastercylinder/ -- their customer service helped me out and I've been running one of these on my XJ650 for several years using the stock caliper.

    They're Japanese and OEM to Yamaha and Honda. Language barrier can be difficult if you have a more complex question than me but email them and see what they say.

    They're not cheap but you get what you pay for and front-brake is not something to skimp on.
     
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    I've seen MC's on more acute angles than that - it will be fine as long as you fill the reservoir and ensure the diaphragm is pressed in so there is little to no air inside. The diaphragm expands and contracts as the fluid moves in and out of the reservoir.
     

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