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BEFORE and AFTER

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MrBultaco, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before being parked Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    Jim has a thread on his restoration and posted a contrast of when he bought the bike and then the finished product.
    I thought this would be a great name for a thread. EDIT: since most forum members have before and after pics, how about limiting one before and one after?
    Here's one of mine.

    1980 XS650SG
    BEFORE: 1980 XS650 SG RT.jpg



    AFTER: track 7.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
  2. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Sweet!!! Got any before and after of your avatar bike?

    Here's mine. Also an 80SG. Before.....

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    After....

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  3. ThatXS650Guy

    ThatXS650Guy More Sparky than Speed Racer XS650.com Supporter

    I'm in.
    $200 1979 Special before and after.
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  4. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Nice!!!
    Now we need a thread titled "how I torched my king & queen seat." :laughing:
     
  5. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before being parked Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    Here's my avatar build...only have a trailer pic of before because I was so disappointed with my purchase, that I took it directly to my shed for a year or so..

    BEFORE: on trailer 1.jpeg

    AFTER: avatar 6.jpg
     
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  6. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    :D
    Hey now I kinda like them just because of one passenger gal who mighta kinda needed a King & Queen Seat on the trip home from the beach:lmao:
    Good times !
     
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  7. Jim

    Jim The thrill of victory and da agony of da feet. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Well you definitely turned it around. :D
     
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  8. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    MrBultaco your 77 is one of the finest !
    One question, have you considered one of those low, chrome, Lucas styled tail lights ?
    It’s just my opinion that that would really look sharp on your black fender..
     
  9. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

  10. peterg

    peterg XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

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  11. halfmile

    halfmile XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    halfmile XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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  14. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Before - dead as a doornail with a seized clutch, a solid crust of barn sh!t (really - actual manure) and wiring that included solid copper house wire and Marrette twist-on wiring connectors :wtf::
    D26EE973-351E-4F82-90F7-CEB27903D629.jpeg

    ....and after - a slightly cranky, somewhat bitchy, but generally pretty reliable and always fun 1976 XS650C - my beloved Lucille :yikes: - we’ve travelled more than 8,000 miles ( :smoke: ) together since the resurrection:
    63D27C90-ABB3-4A11-B8DD-544BBAEEB1C9.jpeg :
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
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  15. Ratranger

    Ratranger XS650 Addict

    $100 craigslist find before working on it
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    And 2 years later after riding to work
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  16. Signal

    Signal XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    I would be proud to have any one of the after bikes in my Garage. Well done guys.
     
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  17. B_Crabaugh

    B_Crabaugh XS650 Addict

    Wow! Some real top-notch work on here. I hope to post mine soon!
     
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  18. Ratranger

    Ratranger XS650 Addict

    There are a bunch of impressive bikes here. I like seeing how bikes can be built with the same mods but look completely different. Way better than the tv choppers that only paint and a couple farkles seperate them.
     
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  19. Oddjob

    Oddjob adsgads

    I like this thread... some magnificent bikes, I think I like them all...

    Before...

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    After... :smoke:

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  20. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    Awesome, guys! Great "before and after" shots!.... :thumbsup:

    I only have "before" pictures (and a few "during").... :shrug:
     

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