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-15 , STILL CHASING A DREAM

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Scripto VU, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. Scripto VU

    Scripto VU Dukes Speed and Custom

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    In the 70's I was a "gopher" for a friend that had 2 XS 650s with redline frames and all the baloney.
    He drove around the west coast in a Ford Hippy Van and raced at the San Jose mile, Sacramento , Ascot, Castle Rock, Sidewinders etc. I don't remember him doing really well but I think looking at the big picture- he won he got to chase his dream in real time.

    Something I remember was that one of his bikes had was Sidedraft Webber carb on it that worked pretty well. Does anyone know of the conversion ? Anyone have an old manifold ? any pics ?( I guess I am trying to chase a dream 45 years later)

    I know it probably goes through an inordinate amount fossil fuel, its ok i can buy more.
     
  2. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    I had a old Jerry Branch Weber on one of my Sportsters. Liked it! This looks like a nice set up.
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  3. Scripto VU

    Scripto VU Dukes Speed and Custom

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    Wow, so cool.

    I recall a symmetrical set up with equal length runners

    Do you know who made this manifold!
     
  4. drgonzo

    drgonzo XS650 Enthusiast

    I think it requires an aftermarket or heavily modified frame without a center down tube to allow equal length intake runners.
     

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