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Featured 2017 XS650 Calendar VOTE HERE!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Travis, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. JayR

    33 vote(s)
  2. wrenchjohns

    23 vote(s)
  3. fjzr04

    39 vote(s)
  4. gentlemanjim.

    44 vote(s)
  5. pckopp

    17 vote(s)
  6. Halfmile

    65 vote(s)
  7. yamadudeXS650C

    34 vote(s)
  8. VonFuct

    38 vote(s)
  9. Shenanigans

    13 vote(s)
  10. Paulrxs650

    64 vote(s)
  11. phil1rowe4

    55 vote(s)
  12. Wingedwheel

    23 vote(s)
  13. SEd27

    39 vote(s)
  14. KryptoKnight

    37 vote(s)
  15. Gracer

    57 vote(s)
  16. Vincenthdfan

    40 vote(s)
  17. schlakeandbake308

    28 vote(s)
  18. Artek

    62 vote(s)
  19. MrBultaco

    60 vote(s)
  20. Michaelo

    38 vote(s)
  21. DanielBlack

    23 vote(s)
  22. littlebill31

    15 vote(s)
  23. Lance Weersma

    26 vote(s)
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  1. Travis

    Travis Staff Member Staff Member

    Vote for the XS650s you'd like to see in the 2017 XS650 Calendar!

    It's time to Vote!

    This will be the fifth year for the XS650 Calendars! As usual, Shawn (samoran1) is the person putting them together for us. It was a quick round of nominations and the ones that were nominated, seconded, and accepted are ready to be voted on. There are 23 this year. Click here to see the nomination thread.

    This is the voting thread. There will be 13 bikes in the calendar (the calendar will include January 2018). The bike with the most votes will be on the cover and also have its own month (like last the last 3 years). Voting will end on November 29th. You can vote for as many bikes as you want. Only existing members will be able to vote. Accounts created after the time of this post won't be able to vote.

    Nominees, feel free to post more photos and details of your bike in this thread. If you want me to replace any of the photos in this post, let me know. I used what was provided in the nomination thread. I will post up to two photos of each bike in this post. You can add more in this thread.

    For the top 13: To get these calendars printed and shipped on time, samoran1 needs all of the pictures for the calendar asap. He will set a deadline. Once the voting is underway, if you see you're doing well, get your pictures and information ready to send. You will need to send 3 or 4 high quality photos of your bike with no logos or watermarks (min dimension to be posted later) and your name, location, bike year/model, and SHORT bike bio via email to Shawn. He'll post his information when the voting is done. You need to be the owner of the photos or have permission to use the photos for the calendar. In the event that people are unable to supply photos in time, the next runner up will be included instead. So the close runners up (14, 15 and 16) may wish to have photos ready to send in.

    After the voting is complete and the calendar is put together, a thread will be created with the final product and a link to an ordering page. There will be a limited time to order, so check back often for the ordering thread. A link to the ordering thread will be posted in this thread as well as on the main page.

    Thank you to everyone who has helped make this calendar happen so far!

    Here are the nominations. Vote using the poll above.























    Lance Weersma
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2016
  2. weekendrider

    weekendrider Iron Horse cowboy

    But we will only be able to vote once per member?
    Meaning as soon as I hit the cast my vote button that is it?
    Or will I be to vote for one 13 different times?
  3. Travis

    Travis Staff Member Staff Member

    Check as many as you want, then cast your vote. If it isn't allowing you to check more than one, let me know and I'll check the permissions.

    Edit: I misunderstood what you were asking. It's been a long day! Once you cast your vote that's it, so you can't vote on the poll more than once, change your votes later, or vote multiple times for the same person.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 22, 2016
  4. SEd27

    SEd27 XS650 Enthusiast

    Good luck to everyone. There are some nice machines on the list. It is an honour to be nominated with such a talented group of builders.

    Here is are a couple additional pics of my 1979-2F Restomod. It was my first build and took a little over ten years to finish.


    Last edited: Nov 23, 2016
  5. Mandit

    Mandit XS650 Member

    Thanks for the nomination! Think I was to late to accept though.


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  6. MaxPete

    MaxPete My float bowls seem to have stopped leaking!

    Those sure are some beautiful bikes - but I'd like to see Mailman's very classy looking standard in grey with pinstripes....
  7. Travis

    Travis Staff Member Staff Member

    Maybe next year guys... get those nominations in early.

    Good group of bikes this year for sure.
  8. MaxPete

    MaxPete My float bowls seem to have stopped leaking!

    OK - now (and I'm sure this is all made clear somewhere else...) - how do I order and when can I do it?


  9. weekendrider

    weekendrider Iron Horse cowboy

  10. MaxPete

    MaxPete My float bowls seem to have stopped leaking!

    Gotcha - I'll be in for one or two.

  11. xstim

    xstim XS650 Enthusiast

    I think Gracie is a pretty unique bike, good for the calendar, but as you scroll down the photos you don't see the name. This makes it harder to get its supply of votes. I would hate to see it miss the calendar for the wrong reasons.
    I hope you can help.
  12. xstim

    xstim XS650 Enthusiast

    For get the above problem. Just my apple product screwing up
    Lots of great bikes. Should be a good calendar
  13. fjzr04

    fjzr04 XS650 Enthusiast

    Thank you all for the nomination and for the votes, I really appreciate it. Here are some more pics of the bike.... IMG_7081.jpg IMG_7082.jpg IMG_7083.jpg

    Attached Files:

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  14. this is a better pic of the XS1 IMG_6904.JPG
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  15. halfmile

    halfmile XS650 Addict

    XS650 TRACKER 052-001.JPG View attachment 91602 View attachment 91602 XS650 TRACKER 046-001.JPG Feb. Street Tracker 024-001.JPG Feb. Street Tracker 027-001.JPG Feb. Street Tracker 031-001.JPG Thanks to everyone for the interest in my tracker build and for the votes. It`s great to know your work is appreciated by other members of this forum. Here are a few better pics. Thanks again, Halfmile.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2016
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  17. picked up a camera, putting up some better pictures tomorrow
  18. JayR

    JayR XS650 Addict

    Thanks for the nomination...a few more pics for JayR:

    IMG_8465.JPG IMG_8462.JPG IMG_8464.JPG IMG_8461.JPG IMG_8457.JPG IMG_8466.JPG
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  19. Better pictures of my bike, you can't really see it. Sorry, many days without sun here in Central Ohio once nominated.

    Remember, vote KryptoKnight ! :)
    haha! OK, vote your conscience.

    IMG_3932.jpg [​IMG] IMG_3933.jpg IMG_3941.jpg IMG_3944.jpg IMG_3945.jpg
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2016
  20. Full album of the KryptoKnight 1981 XS650 old school chopper build is here: http://www.xs650.com/media/albums/big-red-devil-81-old-school-xs-650.2813/
    • I cut off everything that didn't make it go faster, stop faster or invite tickets... and then I cut a few of those off too.
    • This is designed to be what someone who bought a new 1981 XS650SH would have built, in 1981, to create a 1970s style chopper, old-school style.
    • 19" overall longer than stock with 4" stretch and 2" drop hard tail, with 6.5" backbone stretch, gooseneck and 45 degree raked out custom springer.
    • 750cc high-compression engine with lots of racing bits added, with PAMCO PMA and emulated points kit, and tuned muffler. Big fat rear tire on HD 60-spoke 16"x5.5" fat chrome wheels using offset cam to drive that big tire under West Coast Choppers chopped fender. Antique jockey shifter I found in a reclaimed hardware store that spoke to me, so I used coal and drill augers throughout as structural elements to emphasize the hardware aspect, and created a custom linkage for the use of the heavy cast iron shifter that inspired the paint and name.
    I'll stop saying "custom". Pretty much the whole bike is custom except the carbs and clutch lever (which I left stock, chipped paint and all, because character).
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