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Featured 2020 XS650 Calendar VOTE HERE!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Travis, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. Mailman

    84 vote(s)
    61.8%
  2. rehar

    66 vote(s)
    48.5%
  3. Jim

    40 vote(s)
    29.4%
  4. MrBultaco

    49 vote(s)
    36.0%
  5. halfmile

    65 vote(s)
    47.8%
  6. phil1rowe4

    45 vote(s)
    33.1%
  7. canuck1969

    40 vote(s)
    29.4%
  8. Wolds

    38 vote(s)
    27.9%
  9. 79josh81

    33 vote(s)
    24.3%
  10. Grimmith

    6 vote(s)
    4.4%
  11. motormike

    26 vote(s)
    19.1%
  12. Raymondo

    40 vote(s)
    29.4%
  13. ThatXS650Guy

    38 vote(s)
    27.9%
  14. Lakeview

    30 vote(s)
    22.1%
  15. YamadudeXS650C

    55 vote(s)
    40.4%
  16. tzimmerm

    38 vote(s)
    27.9%
  17. Cafefill "Special Two"

    27 vote(s)
    19.9%
  18. Xsevive

    60 vote(s)
    44.1%
  19. Lunarnighthawk

    11 vote(s)
    8.1%
  20. eric92

    31 vote(s)
    22.8%
  21. Cafefill

    37 vote(s)
    27.2%
  22. xjwmx

    9 vote(s)
    6.6%
  23. the-oz-slider

    27 vote(s)
    19.9%
  24. Anders JB

    59 vote(s)
    43.4%
  25. Dune19670

    32 vote(s)
    23.5%
  26. dj_elite

    24 vote(s)
    17.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. vtwinsrgood

    vtwinsrgood XS650 Enthusiast

    All, fantastic. I knew it was going to be tough to vote darnit!!!
    A tribute to all who wade/venture down the road of owning/creating/building and/or maintaining a great machine!
    Thanks for putting together the calendar folks, I'll be making sure I get one this year!!!
     
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  2. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Me, too !
    They are a fixture in my workshop areas.
     
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  3. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Me too! And the previous year’s calendar gets cut up for framing and becomes garage art!
    A99B1996-8D9B-488C-8E0E-608C0E868616.jpeg 10928B2B-EF90-405A-AA35-C4A58B44D2AB.jpeg
     
  4. wolds

    wolds XS650 Enthusiast XS650.com Supporter

    thought I'd post a picture that i took today IMG_1352.JPG
     
  5. Scripto VU

    Scripto VU Dukes Speed and Custom

    58
    438
    53
    usa.
    resolute and unswerving ... chill.
     
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  6. 79josh81

    79josh81 XS650 Addict

    Here’s a video that shows some of the detail a little more close up (I suggest watching it in full screen mode...sorry in advance for the video not being in wide screen).
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2019
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  7. Bewarethemoon

    Bewarethemoon XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Stunning Cafefill! You’ve got my vote!

    Daniel.
     
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  8. Nigel Cowley

    Nigel Cowley XS650 New Member

    Rephased crank, Heiden Cam, Heiden big bore, Powerdynamo Electronic Ignition, custom pipes.
     
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  9. Travis

    Travis Staff Member XS650.com Supporter

    Very Nice! Be sure to get in during the nomination phase next year.
     
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  10. Nigel Cowley

    Nigel Cowley XS650 New Member

    I will... thank you!
     
    Jim likes this.
  11. tzimmerm

    tzimmerm XS650 Addict

  12. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Each and every bike looks eff nigh perfect so I went with my own prejudices.
    My aching back hates hardtails, my preferred stance don't like forward pegs and my wrists ain't on sideways so I despise pullback bars.
    I also seethe with envy of the bike builders' skills.
     
  13. 79josh81

    79josh81 XS650 Addict

    I wish there was more chopper style bikes in the calendar voting process right now. Even though I pretty much have the only chopper here and may potentially not win a spot on the calendar, I wish at least other chopper style bikes were in the running that could win a month so there's something on there representing the artistry of a chopper build. I love restos, trackers, cafe builds....etc. but having a calendar that covers and shows ALL of the different styles of love we have for these bikes would really be cool. A calendar with new school choppers, old school restorations, trackers, cafe's, bobbers, scrambler style bikes all on the same calendar....now that would be an XS650 calendar that every one of us could relate to somewhere throughout it and appreciate it.

    Maybe in the future we could do calendar voting with "style catagories" of these types of builds. Like 3 calendar months devoted to resto's, 3 months devoted to cafe's/tracker's, 3 months devoted to chopper's, and 3 months devoted to bobber's/brat's. Then once we have the 3 highest voted bikes in each catagory, we could stagger the styles throughout the calendar year and you'd literally have a new style for every month when you flip your calendar. Just a thought that I think would really show the versatility of these bikes and the artistry of everyone's different build styles.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2019
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  14. XSevive

    XSevive XS650 Enthusiast

    is that the neutral light on the shift lever ? great idea. i used the same bar end lights for turn signals
     
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  15. I don't think this is a bad idea either, it would make the calendar a bit more competitive, but also give everyone a little taste of everything on the menu.

    Josh, if its of any importance, your craftsmanship got my vote! Great build, awesome paint job, and super cool chain set up.
     
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  16. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Josh, for what it’s worth, I voted for your bike too. I appreciated all the hand craftsmanship you did. I also divided up my votes to all of the categories you mentioned. The calendar has been different from year to year. If you go back and look at some of the earlier ones you’ll see a lot of custom work in there.
    I think variety makes a more interesting calendar.
     
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  17. tzimmerm

    tzimmerm XS650 Addict

    I, too voted for you man. XS650chopper.com and all the XS’s in “The Horse” is what led me to fall in love with these bikes. I started with a basket case chopper that I almost finished. I have come to appreciate the beauty of these bikes in their stock form, but xs choppers will always be intrinsic to my passion. There are TONS of XS Choppers out there, but MANY of them are POORLY done garbage. It ISN’T easy to build one “right”. Yours in my opinion is very well done. You got proportions right, great aesthetic, and fat tire XS choppers are NOT common. Great build man.
     
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