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Chop Source is giving away another frame jig for the third year in a row! Same rules as the last two times.
Win a Chop Source Frame Jig Kit!
To enter the drawing just post in this thread! Existing Members Only! You need to have been a registered member before the date and time of this post to be eligible (this will be verified). All entries from members who joined after this post will be ignored. If you are new to the site, register today to be eligible for future member only drawings on XS650.com.
One entry per person (only the first post by each person in the thread will count). You must post before 11pm CDT on 5/14/17 to qualify. The winner will be chosen randomly from the qualified entries. Shipping will be covered by Chop...
XS650.com T-Shirt Presale! (Presale ends Sunday April 30th, 2017 at 11pm CDT)
People have been asking about getting t-shirts made again so we're doing a run of them. The last time we did this was in 2011 and 2012. Daniel Peirce was nice enough to let us use his XS650 engine photo again. We are keeping things simple this time with only black short sleeve t-shirts. They are silk screen printed (7 screens) on Gildan Ultra Cotton shirts. A presale is being held to make sure everyone gets the size they want. The presale will go until 11pm CDT on Sunday April 30th. After the presale, only a few extra shirts will be ordered, so sizes will be extremely limited... To make sure you get the shirt(s) you want, order today!
Front - Digital mock-up
Back - Digital mock-up
Half-tone detail of actual printed shirt
Read more in the presale thread...
MikesXS is giving away an XSCharge Permanent Magnet Alternator Kit (PMA) with 200 Watt stator to one lucky member! Specifically built for the XS650. The kit replaces your old rotor that has failed or magnet that has weakened over time. Replaces regulator/rectifier with solid state electronics. Fits 1970-1979 XS650 with OEM points ignition (or cam timed ignition systems). Will also fit 1980-1984 models running aftermarket cam timed ignition systems. To register, post a photo of your XS650 in the giveaway thread. Existing Members Only. The giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2017.
The calendar pre-sale is over and the calendars will ship as soon as Shawn receives them from the printer. If you missed the pre-sale, a limited amount of extras were ordered and can still be purchased. Once they're gone, they're gone! As always, thank you to everyone involved in making another great calendar!
The 2017 XS650 calendar pre-sale event has started! Be sure to order during the pre-sale to ensure you a get as many calendars as you want. The pre-sale will only last a few days and once it's over only a limited quantity will be available.
View the 2017 calendar proof and order link...
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - for the 5th year in a row- we're are producing and making calendars available for 2017! Travis and I are working together to bring you the best calendar yet.
Timing is crucial and format remains the same as last year:
Phase 1) • NOMINATIONS - 7 days
Phase 2) • VOTING STAGE - 7 days
Phase 3) • WINNERS SEND PICS - 3 days (have pictures in mind if you are nominated and watch the voting poll closely, the faster we have high resolution photos the faster we produce this)
Phase 4) • Production/delivery/shipping
View the nomination thread ...
MAC Performance is giving away a MAC 2 into 2 TT-Pipe Complete Exhaust System with Reverse Cone Performance Mufflers to one lucky member! To register, post a photo of your XS650 in the giveaway thread. Existing members only. The giveaway ends at 11:59pm CST on November 30th, 2016.
Take a look at this unique XS650 created by WRMDOVR. Here's what he has to say about it:
"I started on this project one year ago knowing that with the long rainy winters in the Pacific Northwest I should be able to complete it in time to ride in the largest bike event here in the north west....The Oyster Run. The end result is a drop-seat rigid with 4 1/2 inches ground clearance, banana girder front-end, internal twist throttle, modified side jockey shift, Kick-only, HHB PMA and Reg/Rec, PAMCO with a Joe Wiseguy 2 ointo 1 intake running a Harleyt 40mm CV carb. Everything is custom hand built by me with the exception of the ...
XS650.com is now running on the Xenforo platform. There are many new features and some changes that will take a little getting used to. The biggest change is the responsive design which will make the site easier to use on a phone or tablet. The site also has much better security and should be less vulnerable to being hacked. The search is better, it handles picture much better, you can have attachments in private conversations, video embedding is easier, and the list goes on and on.
Sorry for the down time today. I've been at it all day and well into the morning hours. ...
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