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Featured 2022 XS650 calendar submission *Nominations*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by samoran1, Sep 22, 2021.

  1. FLEA

    FLEA XS650 Junkie

    thanks boopduke , you have given me some ideas with the pingal gear changer , have a old kliktronic gearchanger iv had for yrs but not used as didnt like the way it would have sat out in mid air BUT the way you have fitted yours has now given me a few ideas (but will still need to be able to change with my foot as well ) have you put a ign interupter in the system as well ? all up you have done a amazing job and if you hadnt been already nominated i would have done so ... by the way , arnt those folding canes great for bikes ,now if only they could do the same with the elbow crutches ... pm sent
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2021
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  2. I am the owner; it's a self-nomination.
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  3. I did not connect the ignition interrupter that came with the Pingel because I shift manually (using the clutch). I use the handlebar button to upshift, but I use the hand shift lever to downshift. Once you get used to it, it feels normal.
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  4. Thom

    Thom XS650 Member


    My name's Thom Ring. I'm in Pascoag, RI and am a member. A photo of my XS2 - with my triple in the background is below. We'd love to be in the calendar. After all, the calendar always hangs but a few feet from these guys.
    Thanks! xs2 xs750.JPG is attached.
  5. Raymond

    Raymond XS650 rider & fettler XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I'll nominate Thom Ring's XS2 - after all, the more the merrier.

    Clean looking bike, good chrome, what's not to like?
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  6. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty Project collector XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I'll 2nd it.
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  7. Shipper

    Shipper XS650 Addict



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  8. Triggerton III

    Triggerton III XS650 Enthusiast

    Rhy's XS1B for me too. lovely looking bike
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  9. Here are two separate installations of the same Pingel on the same bike. The red-tank bike maintains the footpeg (with the rubber cut off the outside of the peg to make room for the two flat steel pieces used to mount the Pingel). The disadvantage to this setup is that there is no way to manually shift into neutral (you have to "bump" the Pingel, which is haphazard at best). The second installation eliminates the footpeg for a vertical installation of the shifter with a hand shifter on top (for shifting into neutral). The riser is actually made from two foot shifters with some through bolts and spacers. I do not speed shift, which is possible with the Pingel and its ignition cutout. I clutch and shift normally. I have to reach over the tank with my right hand to shift into neutral, but this turns out to be a simple maneuver; the only time I hand shift is into neutral. The Pingel mounts with a single bolt so it's easy to work out a way to install it; it just needs to be solid.

    The Pingel installation does not interfere with my left leg since I can only put my left foot on the highway peg I have mounted on the left side of the bike. DSC_0969.JPG IMG_0168.JPG IMG_0168.JPG DSC_0969.JPG IMG_0168.JPG IMG_0168.JPG DSC_0969.JPG IMG_0168.JPG IMG_0168.JPG
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  10. Adamc

    Adamc XS650 MEDDLER XS650.com Supporter

    Brilliant job, looks great and I’m sure works great.
  11. FLEA

    FLEA XS650 Junkie

    will be quick as this isnt really the post to go into depth on this , the 1st photo is simmiler to how was thinking of setting up the k/tronic but its bigger and heavier than the pringle (fairly early model) didnt like having all that size and weight hanging out , the 2nd photo looks more practical just by connecting to the shifter closer to the center of the bike .. just have to work out how to put a toe shifter on to it that will also look good ... thanks would not have thought of it myself .... i love this web site , always good for a set of fresh eyes ... now any ideas on a folding elbow crutch .. lol lol
  12. https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Cru...ywords=folding+crutches&qid=1633215195&sr=8-8

    Telescopic folding elbow crutch on amazon!
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  13. JesseeS

    JesseeS XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Thom, great looking bikes! Nice to see somebody close by (I'm in Killingly, CT) my bike is still a project but hope to see you out there soon
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  14. whipbird

    whipbird Whipbird XS650.com Supporter

    Mike Hardy aka whipbird self nominating my ride for the 2022 calendar and hoping for a seconder. First bought it in 1987 and rode it for 9 years before going into a mates garage. I rebuilt it with a lot of help in 2019/20 and it taught me patience. It is a 73 engine on a 74 frame and is the love of my life (besides the bride of course).
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  15. YAM277

    YAM277 Yamaholic XS650.com Supporter

    I will 2nd your nomination!
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  16. Jim

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

    Looks great!!
    I'll second.
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  17. whipbird

    whipbird Whipbird XS650.com Supporter

    Thanks mate!
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  18. whipbird

    whipbird Whipbird XS650.com Supporter

    Thank you!
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  19. YAM277

    YAM277 Yamaholic XS650.com Supporter

    No worries. Welcome to the club!
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  20. Travis

    Travis Staff Member XS650.com Supporter

    I will not be able to post the voting thread today. I will try to post it tomorrow. Keep those nominations coming!

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