Restoring Yamaha XJ600S 1998

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MattP
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Mon May 22, 2017 8:04 am

predrag80 wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 1:33 pm
Thank you! As an advice , don't use gel. I wanted gel and this guy told me that he is asked frequently to take out gel from factory seats as it is very unconfortable (hard on long rides). It is ok for short city rides but not for longer. Anyway, I don't have any experience with gel so, don't take it for granted.
I'll keep that in mind, thanks :)
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predrag80
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Wed May 24, 2017 2:21 pm

This evening had some inspiration and went to my garage.
So I cleaned, refurbished, oiled with 20W50 engine oil and greased at the ends tachometer cable and mounted it:
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I mounted inner cable with the stop knob on the upper side. It seemed logical to me. Now I saw on youtube that it is mounted with the knob on the lower side. Hope that it`s OK either way. Please correct me if I`m wrong.

Then prepared mounting surface for front cowling with some adhesive tape:
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and that`s it.

Last time I also made me an useful oil bottle which I found very useful in tight places:
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Can anyone tell me where to connect this hose holder:
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I have no clue and from the diagram it is not clear. I need help from a European +1998 diversion owner.
Thank you in advance!

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Thu May 25, 2017 1:50 am

Proof that my logic is still working https://youtu.be/w6oETWWAaSQ

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Ollyrag
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Thu May 25, 2017 4:25 am

My bike is a '98 600N
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The clip holds the speedo cable to the brake hose.

The speedo cable has the long sleeve at the speedo clock end.

Are those the original rubber brake hoses ?

Bike looks good, nice job.
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predrag80
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Thu May 25, 2017 10:42 am

Thank you very much @Ollyrag!
So, I was wrong. Will correct it tomorrow (today is Ascension Day).
Yes, those hoses are original. I know that I should have replaced them but.... haven`t seen any cracks whatsoever so I reused them.

Another thing is bothering me now: how to use well nuts?! Should I put them thru fairing hole continuing thru support hole or should I put them directly to support hole and put fairing on top of it. And if the second is right, then with what should I fill fairing hole (I have a nut M5 and a hole M9)?!
On the diagram, there are 2 washers which are coming on the well nut: one on top of it and one on the under-support side (beneath). How does it look like and why is it used? Does anybody have some pictures and measures? Suppose I could make them (original are +3 EUR each so, there `s no way to give so much money on some washers).

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Thu May 25, 2017 11:56 am

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Here you go, Well nuts ;) ;)
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Casper
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Thu May 25, 2017 1:54 pm

I didn't think we had any well nuts on the XJ. Where are they used?

Are you sure it isn't a rubber grommet to isolate from vibrations?
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Thu May 25, 2017 2:56 pm

I know how a well nut looks and what he does. Bought them already from Louis. I just don`t know how is it placed: thru fairing hole or beneath fairing hole, as presented under number 3 and 26.https://www.motorcyclespareparts.eu/yam ... 45542.aspx.

If it is about part nr.3, then XJ 600 S has well nuts definitely. I`ve saved 6 of original ones.
I`m asking about part nr. 4 and nr 8. How do they look and what is their role, especially for nr.8.

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Thu May 25, 2017 11:28 pm

As per the picture, washer under the screw head, well nut through retaining bracket, washer over well nut behind retaining bracket if required.
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Fri May 26, 2017 8:32 am

I see... It's been a while since I dealt with fairings.
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