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Featured 2018 XS650 Calendar VOTE HERE!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Travis, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. Mailman

    33 vote(s)
  2. Jessezm

    34 vote(s)
  3. wolds

    24 vote(s)
  4. DanielBlack

    22 vote(s)
  5. YamaDudeXS650C 75

    31 vote(s)
  6. GeorgeOC

    25 vote(s)
  7. Cycleranger

    27 vote(s)
  8. Redman2932

    16 vote(s)
  9. robinc

    9 vote(s)
  10. jamessgs4

    23 vote(s)
  11. Phaedrus

    27 vote(s)
  12. IronHeartCycles

    18 vote(s)
  13. shortTRIP

    37 vote(s)
  14. halfmile

    30 vote(s)
  15. jtziggy

    34 vote(s)
  16. Satch39

    19 vote(s)
  17. Metal

    28 vote(s)
  18. YamaDudeXS650C 83

    14 vote(s)
  19. JayR

    26 vote(s)
  20. LeDom

    19 vote(s)
  21. TwoManyXS1Bs

    33 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Looks cool!!
    Redman2932 likes this.
  2. Redman2932

    Redman2932 ‘83 Bobber

    Thanks man. Sure could use some votes. Looks like most folks here like the restored originals (i do too). Love this forum and have gotten a lot of good advice here. Just wish my build was worthy of the calendar. Big thanks to trav and the folks running this forum.... without it I would have never been able to accomplish this build!
    TwoManyXS1Bs likes this.
  3. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I see that other folks have added videos to this voting thread, so I guess I'll do the same.
    Had a slight bit of trouble turning the key that day, but otherwise my '75 started right up, as it always does.

    JayR, MaxPete and robinc like this.
  4. shortTRIP

    shortTRIP XS650 Enthusiast

    Couple more pics
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    CBJamie, gggGary, JayR and 4 others like this.
  5. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Beautiful ‘Dude - really nice!
  6. phaedrus

    phaedrus XS650 Enthusiast

    May I update my pic to these clearer, brighter images please?
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    Some build details:
    Powder coated frame in a metallic charcoalish color. Dual brembo front brakes off a Ducati Monster, MC and lever off a Ducati 848, Mikuni VM34 carbs, pamco ignition and e-advance, 707 big bore kit from Gary Hoos, shell#1 cam from Hoos, kibblewhite titanium high performance valve springs & keepers from Hoos, Heiden Tuning oil filter/cooler conversion, taller 5th gear from Mike’s, skateboard seat pan from craigslist upholstered in suede from a local leather shop, motoscope mini inlaid by Cognito Moto into their own matte finish custom top clamp, Cone Engineering reverse cone pipe built onto a mid-70s Joe Alphabet 2-into-1 header, 1977 XS750 tank w/ redkote, bronze painted spoked wheels off an....earlier year, continental Road Attack 3 tires, Posh gum grips and handlebar switches, a 1940s farm tractor light up front and led strip in back, brass tach eliminator and chunky petcocks, Hugh’s fork brace & engine top mount brackets, trendy bar end blinkers, Progressive Suspension fork springs, 9" bread pan stolen from the kitchen for an electrics tray... all the good stuff. This is my first road bike and I did all the work myself except the gauge inlay, upholstery, and powder coating. The engine rebuild was housed and guided by a local DIY member club/shop in town called Cerberus Moto. The engine was transplanted and rebuilt from the transmission on up. Vapor blasted engine and many other components myself. I left the rear pegs on so I could try out bringing my girl on short trips even though it (and my back) begs for rearsets. The mustache sticker on the headlight is from the Distinguished Gentlemen’s ride fundraiser this year and yes it is already removed.

    I can’t tell you all how honored and excited I am to be in the running for this calendar THANK YOU! This is 2.5 years of work and cheaper than therapy. Actually, it isn’t cheaper but it is more effective.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2017
    JayR, MaxPete and robinc like this.
  7. phaedrus

    phaedrus XS650 Enthusiast

    Cluttered.... with awesome! You know we all covet your work.
    TwoManyXS1Bs likes this.
  8. phaedrus

    phaedrus XS650 Enthusiast

    I did the same thing on my transplanted XS750 tank for a while. I left a tattered stripe of original paint over raw metal on there for at least a year before finally painting it.
    JayR likes this.
  9. racerdave

    racerdave ^ Gone not forgotten ^

    When I look at the current vote totals a half dozen or so have astericks in front of, and the names are in bold. What does that signify?
  10. Redman2932

    Redman2932 ‘83 Bobber

    Pretty sure that signifies the ones u voted for.
  11. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before being parked Top Contributor

    I just read that the voting ends today. Do I remember right, but didn't we have 150 votes on some bikes last year.
    The high vote is only 22 for this calendar. Come on folks............VOTE. There's some great bikes this year.:)
  12. racerdave

    racerdave ^ Gone not forgotten ^

    I thought I voted for 12?
    MaxPete likes this.
  13. Jay R,
    After putting my build on hold for two years because my head was spinning from deciding what direction to go, you have made me realize that my first thought was correct. Your bike is very close to what I had in mind from the get go. She's a beauty!!!
  14. JayR

    JayR XS650 Addict

    Hey thanks captain I appreciate it! Yea dive into it, make it up as you go that was half the fun for me at least.
    MaxPete likes this.
  15. Redman2932

    Redman2932 ‘83 Bobber

    Well probably not making the calendar but I️ will close with this pic. My son sure does love the bike! 72C95D3D-41BB-4B73-B65B-7B8CC3EDE628.png
  16. Too many standards in the lead of the voting overall :(
    Lets Bring back Build Threads, so next year there will be more variety and more people can show off what they are working on! :thumbsup:
    Redman2932 likes this.
  17. Satch39

    Satch39 XS650 Addict

    Looks like it’s going to be a great looking calendar. Congratulations to all the members who were selected. The bikes were awesome all around. Also, thanks to all who voted for my bike. It’s very humbling.
    MaxPete, phaedrus and YamadudeXS650C like this.
  18. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    In my mind, this cool website and its calendar are celebrations of the diversity of bikes we call XS650’s.

    Our rides come in all sorts of creative configurations and paint schemes, but what joins us, perhaps, is this wonderful beast of an engine and the unique riding experience it provides.

    Like our friend from Rochester, all the bikes looked just great to me this year.

    But I can’t resist singling out two special phenomenons from 2017, the inspiring iron-butt cross-country ride of Jamessgs4, and the man who dreamed of the same, but who brought to us a rare degree of friendliness and sharing.


    …and thanks to all who voted for my bike.
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2017
    CBJamie, DoubleE, shortTRIP and 5 others like this.
  19. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Maybe I missed this but has there been any post giving the size of the photo`s and what info is needed and email address for submission of such? Thanks and thanks to everyone who took part in this 2018 upcoming calendar process.
    MaxPete and Mailman like this.
  20. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Looking at Samoran1's instructions from last year, he mentions 300 dpi.

    A full calendar page is 11" wide by 8.5" tall, very close to a 4:3 aspect ratio, which would make the width 3,300 pixels and height 2,550 pixels.

    An 8Mp pic in 4:3 format almost meets that criteria.

    My pics are 12Mp, about 4,000 x 3,000 pixels.

    I can only assume that Samoran1 crops and scales the pics as necessary to fit them on the pages...
    Travis likes this.

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