700XSC (MaximX)

Maximized X

Submitted by xjcdadmin on Thu, 06/14/2012 - 23:18

The Maxim X tank is a little on the small side. So when I had to repair a big dent as part of a restoration project anyway, I thought I'd address the size too.

I didn't want to ruin the classic lines of the X tank, so after much debate, I decided to widen it a few inches, leaving the profile intact. The first step was to layout the planned cut with narrow masking tape. Normally used for things like pinstriping, it follows curves quite nicely.



Submitted by xjcdadmin on Mon, 06/14/2010 - 15:41


1. Inspect:
• Shift fork cam follower 1
• Shift fork pawl 2
• Guide bar 3  

Scoring/Bends/Wear->  Replace.

Cable inspection and lubrication

Submitted by xjcdadmin on Mon, 06/14/2010 - 15:41

Cable inspection and lubrication steps:

• Remove the two screws that secure throttle housing to handlebar.

• Hold cable end high and apply several drops of lubricant to cable.

• Coat metal surface of disassembled throttle twist grip with suitable all-purpose grease to minimize friction.

•Check for damage to cable insulation. Replace any corroded or obstructed cables.