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Old RT3 Guy


The 40+ year old pin up girls out on the drive getting some sun. 1972 XS2, 1973 TX650, 1976 XS650-B.

Old RT3 Guy, Sep 18, 2017
    • Mailman
      What a nice group of bikes!
    • Shipper
    • Griz
      Which ones your favorite
    • Old RT3 Guy
      @Griz I love them all. Since I don't have kids its hard to pick just one, but the XS2 was my first so I'm a little partial towards it but I have a XS1 (1970) that I'm restoring and I am pretty certain it will ultimately be "the one". Which one do you like best?
    • Mailman
      I had a ‘76 in that same French Blue, that was my first one and I loved that bike. I have a ‘77 now that is also a lot of fun.
      But....that red and white ‘72...oh man! That was the first model I ever really noticed, it is my favorite year, hands down. I love the way it sounds, the paint scheme is beautiful.
      But I know what you mean about the early stuff with those candy color paint jobs, and drum brakes. There aren’t that many of them in really nice condition.
      You have a beautiful collection. Haha, if I had them , I’d move my living room furniture out to the garage and those bikes would be in my living room!
    • Old RT3 Guy
      I like that idea but there's a lot of steps between my garage and the living room ( 12-14 I think) and well lets face it, I'm not as young as I used to be.
    • Griz
      I can't tell the difference!!!:(help a brother out!
    • Old RT3 Guy
      OK, Far left is a French Blue 1976 XS-650-C
      Middle is a 1972 XS-2 with less than 12K miles
      On the right is a 1973 TX-650 with about 18K showing on the clock.
    • Griz
      I like the paint on the French blue. But I'm really liking the 72. i like the location of the turn signals. If you could, educate me a little on the differences between these ?
    • Old RT3 Guy
      To start with the 72 was the first year with an electric start, and disc brakes, but the location of the caliper for the front brake was in front of the fork tube. It was later moved to behind the fork tube I think in the 1974 model year. The grab bar for the back of the seat vanished at the end of 1972 also. That year also saw the migration from the paint matching rear shocks as the 72 model had a chrome spring over design.
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