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BEFORE and AFTER

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

  1. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Picked it up at a garage sale for $500 in 2010.

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    After, in 2012:

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  2. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    The Pumpkin bike, put a random rear wheel on before I took this.
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    Before it went to Bluemoon in trade for a paint job. Prolly got chopped up again.
     
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  3. MrBultaco

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

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    I have one and tried it. I like the '78 Special tail light better though. I have a special seat and the lucas style light looks good with it, hpwever.
     
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  4. madmax-im

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

    On behalf of Cafefill and myself....

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    AFTER...
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  5. MrBultaco

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

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    This is the one that got me into the hobby in 2012.

    BEFORE:
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  6. MaxPete

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

    Good thing you fixed the seat Mr. B - that "before" seat would have soaked up a lotta water in the rains these days.
     
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  7. MrBultaco

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

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    Hey Pete, it must be the quality of the stock seat covers :umm:...I have 2 of them. Top one is from my '77 and the other was 'on' the '79SF. They do have good pans and stainless trim though.
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  8. MaxPete

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

    Maybe it’s your diet....?
     
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  9. Gator xs2

    Gator xs2 XS650 Addict

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    That’s crazy cool!
     
  10. 79josh81

    79josh81 XS650 Addict

    Wow there is some nice ones on here. I know some of you guys have seen this but.....

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  11. xjwmx

    xjwmx XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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  12. mrtwowheel

    mrtwowheel Honda Etched On Brain Top Contributor

    I'm waiting for the before picture of a nicely restored, and then an after picture of a Rat bike.

    Some nice bikes here guys !!!!!!!!!!

    Great idea for a thread MrB !!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  13. Norton7d

    Norton7d XS650 Addict

    Mr. Bultaco, or anybody that knows....what handlebars are these?
     
  14. MrBultaco

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

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    Those are from Mike's..."chrome-dirt, short track" #25-1088.
    I like the bend, but they aren't knurled where they mount on the triple trees. You should roughen that part up.
     
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  15. madmax-im

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

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    Thats freakin beautifully done!
     
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  16. 2XSive

    2XSive XSively N. Michigan XS650.com Supporter

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    My $50 scrap frame and seized engine turned into a nice little bobber.
     
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  17. motormike

    motormike XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    IMG_1419.JPG Xs P Marks.jpg IMG_1419.JPG Xs P Marks.jpg Got the project (1975) for free from a buddy.. 14 month build. :)
     
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  18. Raymondo

    Raymondo XS650 owner, fettler, setting out on a journey

    Before, 1978 XS650SE, done up to a Triumph Thunderbird theme, and bought as allegedly a runner:


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    But the bike was not a runner and had a lot of hidden problems. That was end of May 2019. Below, 13th August 2019:


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    Sufficient issues dealt with for the bike to run, at last! Just back from it's first half-mile of running in who knows how long.

    And the mock Triumph Thunderbird has gone, now a sort-of XS2 tribute.
     
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  19. Now to find my next project..........


    Before.....

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    After......
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  20. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Raymond,
    Well done! Bravo! You knocked that bike together in record time! And the results are stunning! I hope you get years of enjoyment from it. I hope we see lots of posts from you , riding around in your beautiful countryside. Now about getting a photo of your bike in front of a castle...........:geek:
     

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