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Featured 2020 XS650 CALENDAR *OFFICIAL* THREAD - NOMINATIONS

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by samoran1, Sep 3, 2019.

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  1. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Wolds build get’s my vote.

    I love the vintage race bike look he’s achieved and the Gulf paint scheme.

    Daniel.
     
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  2. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    I would like to nominate Yamadude for his clean 1976 tastefully modded bike
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  3. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    I will second ,

    79 Josh 81
    Raymondo
    That XS650guy
    And Lakeview

    Talk about a diverse bunch, good luck to you all gentlemen! I think we are going to have a good variety this year.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2019
  4. 79josh81

    79josh81 XS650 Addict

    Thanks for the second Mailman! I obviously accept. Lol
     
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  5. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    You’re welcome, you worked really hard on that build, with a lot of fabrication and doing things that were new to you, I respect that.
     
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  6. madmax-im

    madmax-im Yamaha...Go your own way... XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I'll 2nd that...
     
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  7. madmax-im

    madmax-im Yamaha...Go your own way... XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  8. madmax-im

    madmax-im Yamaha...Go your own way... XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Awesomely talented and skilled folks on this site...I have never seen so many variations on a theme...
     
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  9. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Thanks Bob, for the nomination, which I gratefully accept.

    This was my first XS650 purchase, a 2012 garage sale find @ $500. I had been looking for a year or so for a project, and this '76 was in rough shape, barely running. All work accomplished myself, including the paint job. I stripped it down to the bare frame and painted each part outside in the driveway. There are a bunch of pics in my profile media. I can't imagine having done this restoration without the support of the members at this forum.

    The seat is from Vietnam. Made the rectifier with Radio Shack components. Ignition is a vintage Dyna II system, no longer made for the XS650, but the company did in fact respond substantially to some questions I had.

    I ride this bike regularly throughout Onondaga County.


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    Last edited: Sep 17, 2019
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  10. tzimmerm

    tzimmerm XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    C2C7BF4B-F3A2-4B45-A081-AE884F50306C.jpeg 81504686-881A-4200-B0B1-DF13D9813CFE.jpeg 44E3FCB5-2029-4827-83C6-51D57A1B236C.jpeg I’d like to nominate myself- Thaddeus Zimmerman and my first bike- my ‘77 survivor that I’ve got looking and running better than ever with my own little flair. I can get some better quality pics taken here this weekend- I’m a johnny come lately to this thread and don’t wanna miss the deadline!!!
     
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  11. Gator xs2

    Gator xs2 XS650 Addict

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    So many great bike builds. This calendar will be tough to choose. Need more months in the year.
     
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  12. ThatXS650Guy

    ThatXS650Guy More Sparky than Speed Racer XS650.com Supporter

    Thanks MaxPete and Mailman. I humbly accept the nomination. Turning this turd into something my own would not have been possible without this forum.
     
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  13. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Thank you MaxPete and Mailman.
    Here is the wanted poster/passport picture pose
     
  14. motormike

    motormike XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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  15. Wulfbyte

    Wulfbyte XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Great bikes everyone! I definitely will third all of them! RRRROOOOOOAAAAARRRRR! Hope to see some of them at the rally!
     
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  16. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    I would like to second Thaddeus, I have enjoyed watching him learn and grow as a mechanic. This is his first motorcycle and he learned to ride on this bike. He’s also turned it into a nice looking and reliable vintage bike.
    Good luck to you Thaddeus!
     
  17. tzimmerm

    tzimmerm XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    Thanks Mailman, I humbly accept!
     
  18. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I'll give ya a second Grimmith. The more the merrier. :D
     
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  19. Grimmith

    Grimmith Samurai

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    Thank ya Jim! I gladly accept :)
     
  20. vtwinsrgood

    vtwinsrgood XS650 Enthusiast

    Wow, these all put a smile on my face! So much talent here. I am sure there are lots of folks who have done work/builds and are too humble to share.
    Cheers to you'all !! And yes, there needs to be a minimum of 30 months in a year to accommodate for the calendar!
    :p
     
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