So I went to go pick up some gaskets last week for the EVO, and ended up going back the next day and pulling these two bikes out of the weeds. One is a 1970 XLCH with engine, and the other is a 1977 XLCH roller. At this point not sure what to do with all of it. I'm not sure the case on the 1970 can be repaired and would like thoughts and comments on that. The friend that went with me so we can put them in his truck is good with a tig and says he could do the work on the case (but...we all know how that goes). Regardless, I have nothing invested in these scoots and there are some cool parts that I ended up with as well. Some not pictured, some are. Oh yeah, after I got them a friend's coworker called me and came to look at the CB750 I own and bought it. That was great news. Without further ado, here are some photos.
A 33.4mm narrow glide front end in great condition.
1977 XLCH Roller:
Random Garage Shots:
That's me and my ugly mug in the seat if anyone cares to put a face with a name.
We had to do a little work on another buddy's rigid EVO sporty to get it running properly.
The evening I rolled all the crap in the garage without even spraying it off.
So far, the case damage shown above is the only noticeable damage to the case. I will probably pull the motor in the next couple days and find out for sure, but I've been under and around it and didn't see anything else. I would really appreciate any input on repairing the case if possible. I realize I could find another, but I am not looking to that at the moment unless it was just a deal I couldn't pass up. My limited understanding is that in 1970 those tabs above the front sprocket broke all the time. Can anyone enlighten me on this as well and what exactly caused them to do that?
In regards to my EVO Sporty head gasket repair, the two O-rings I needed should show up in the mail today and I can begin the reassembly.