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Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2015, 06:15 PM
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Posted By Rahjah
I also noticed a blue wire coming from the stator...

I also noticed a blue wire coming from the stator that doesn't seem to go anywhere?
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 310,937
Posted By Rahjah
If the sidestand switch is non exsistent, where...

If the sidestand switch is non exsistent, where do the two wires that plug into it come from? Or is it just a single wire? I have a wire that I think is for the sidestand switch connected to ground...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 310,937
Posted By Rahjah
The bike ran when I took it apart. I rode it for...

The bike ran when I took it apart. I rode it for a summer and when I stripped it I did not go into the engine. What I am having a hard time with is interminttent, for example, I have a tail light. I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 310,937
Posted By Rahjah
I am desperate for some help with wiring. I have...

I am desperate for some help with wiring. I have put my 550 back together and the wiring at the front is kicking my ass. The two large plugs coming off of the bike both plug into the headlight...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 310,937
Posted By Rahjah
I also just found out from the guy that is...

I also just found out from the guy that is cleaning my carbs that I need all new gaskets. Does anyone know of a reliable source for a complete carb kit? I see some on ebay I am just not sure if they...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 310,937
Posted By Rahjah
Has anyone had any luck replacing the bushing in...

Has anyone had any luck replacing the bushing in the rear shock where it meets the swingarm and if so, how did you do it? I am putting my bike back together and I have to replace this bushing before...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 04:27 AM
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Views: 310,937
Posted By Rahjah
That is awesome, thank you so much!:D

That is awesome, thank you so much!:D
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 310,937
Posted By Rahjah
Kickstand mount

I have all of my new parts in and I am getting ready to start putting my bike back together. The previous owner removed the kickstand and the mounting point from the frame. Can someone post a couple...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 310,937
Posted By Rahjah
To follow up with this for anyone who is looking...

To follow up with this for anyone who is looking to restore on old plastic tank, I decided on an aggresive sanding and polishing regiment. I have sanded 95 percent of the discolored plastic off of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 310,937
Posted By Rahjah
Pawlie, I am finding that the best technique to...

Pawlie, I am finding that the best technique to restore my white plastic tank is one that I found on youtube. It involves scraping away the damaged top layer of plastic with razor blades to reveal...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 310,937
Posted By Rahjah
So my old white Clark fuel tank is all yellowed...

So my old white Clark fuel tank is all yellowed and I read somewhere that you could dye plastic tanks with Rit dye. I tried dying mine black and ended up with a white, yellow and purple streaked...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 310,937
Posted By Rahjah
Painting plastic fuel tank

I am in the process of piecing my xt550 back together and I have reached the part where I need to do something with the tank. I have a Clarke tank which is made of white plastic. The plastic is badly...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 310,937
Posted By Rahjah
Kick Stand

I was wondering if someone could post a close up picture of an unmodified kick stand bracket? I have to make one and I need a point of reference. Thanks in advance!
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 310,937
Posted By Rahjah
Question Kick start lever

So I have began the tear down of my 83 for a rebuild winter project. I was wondering if there is a way to "rebuild" the kick start lever, like is there anything that can be done to make it snap back...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 310,937
Posted By Rahjah
Question Shock bolt removal

I have decided to tear down my 83 and redo it over the winter, fix leaks, paint... stuff like that. I am trying to remove the rear shock but I cannot get the pin out that connects it to the swingarm....
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 310,937
Posted By Rahjah
That's great info, thank you! I think I will give...

That's great info, thank you! I think I will give the gasket material a shot (I work for an auto parts retailer) tomorrow. I have to also get a kickstand installed.
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 310,937
Posted By Rahjah
Has anyone successfully sealed the clutch and...

Has anyone successfully sealed the clutch and stator covers on a 550 using rtv gasket maker and no actual paper gasket?
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