Sean finished tearing down the engine as far as he felt
comfortable (it ran when we started, so we never planned
on rebuilding the engine anyway) and replaced as many o-rings
and gaskets as we could get at. The carbs got a rebuild.
With the new air filters, the top end breathers could no longer
be routed to the airbox, so we shoved on some cheap small filters,
though they barely squeeze in between the frame and carbs.|
A new sump filter was especially important, as ours, just
like every XS650 in the world with the original sump filter,
had a tear in it. It was a bad design, and
sells a new and improved one.
We still need to re-jet the carbs for this new air intake
and (yet to be complete) exhaust.
With the engine buttoned back up, we dropped it back into