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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by funky, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Wot I'd like to no is wot you lot did with the 9th legion :D;)
     
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  2. swri

    swri XS650 Member

    that's not fair ! we didn't know they wern't our to keep
    :laugh:
     
  3. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Missed this post.
    Enjoy your ride hope all goes well :) We'll want to see some pics at least
    Fired mine up yesterday and took it on a quick blast round the block. Its a bloody hooligan of a bike. The raw power really took me by surprise, no comparison with my old Triumph T6 or BSA 650 years ago
     
  4. Max Midnight

    Max Midnight XS650 Addict

    'Fraid they are more like Hadrian's foundations now - the rest probably taken by persons unknown and perhaps not English...if you get my drift! :sneaky:
    Midnight's Glacier is well protected by his big bro' Mr Max (V) who will dismember on sight any intruder who is daft to intrude regardless of race.:gun:
     
  5. Stuck in blighty

    Stuck in blighty XS650 Member

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    image.jpeg I'm stil building mine brat style 277 Rephase, but work and lack of money keeps putting me back should have the engine done soon but won't be on the road until 2019, so stuck with this for now!
     
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  6. Paul Sutton

    Paul Sutton Buckhorns on XV1000SE Top Contributor

    Very Nice 250!!! Just how mean is the power band on this one???
     
  7. Stuck in blighty

    Stuck in blighty XS650 Member

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    Rather good considering I'm 15 1/2 stone gives you a big smile
     
  8. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    immaculate presentation !

    Looks big for a 250cc Does it share the same size frame and wheelbase of the larger capacity Kawas ?
     
  9. dorkingyam

    dorkingyam XS650 Member

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    I am up for that - I live in Surrey.
    Mark
     
  10. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    don't hold your breath Mark...:( I tried to get a meet together on the UK XS650 forum once and there was no interest !.

    Its a pity but there is just too much apathy . I reckon the best chance of making something like this work is to decide on a venue to meet at ,....like a classic bike and car show/fair /sale/Museum etc There are various venues around the Country like the 39th Carole Nash Bristol Classic Motorcycle show at the Bath & West showground.
    Or maybe find a charity run like the annual Gentlemens Ride in September which has various venues around the Country London ,Bristol etc .

    I'm always on the lookout for classic bike owners in my locale to see if I can join them for a ride occasionally, maybe arrange a mini tour or something. The chances of finding another XS650 owner local to you are probably pretty slim .
     
  11. Zedhead

    Zedhead XS650 Enthusiast

    Slim, but not impossible. But then I've yet to met anyone with an XS close to me here in mid-Lincs...
     
  12. nighthog

    nighthog Lifelong member of the Easily Led Club

    Peanut, glad you tried but maybe the lack of interest was down to how many people bother with this UK bit of the site? I looked when I first joined, saw the very old date of the last post, then went to and largely stayed in the Garage. Maybe the Lounge would be better?

    Winter has struck early but I'd be glad to meet for a ride next season. I have a mate with an H1 who'd be up for it too .... he's somewhere between Monmouth and Ross I think so could be fun to bimble out his way. Or maybe visit Paul in Cardiff if he fancies it.

    The possibilities are, er, several :)
     
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  13. nighthog

    nighthog Lifelong member of the Easily Led Club

    Zedhead, I went to the CRMC bash at Cadwell recently and not a single XS to be seen. Maybe see you next year?
     
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  14. Zedhead

    Zedhead XS650 Enthusiast

    Nighthog - I was there too, just one XS that I saw, flat tracker style. Cadwell is just a spit away from me, so if you're going next year? I'm hoping that I will be racing by then, albeit not on my XS...
     
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  15. nighthog

    nighthog Lifelong member of the Easily Led Club

    You have better eyes than me, or maybe I was in the clubhouse trying to warm up!
    I'll definitely be in touch next time I'm up your way. And good luck with your racing project - don't be shy with pics!
     
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  16. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    I did try to get some idea of the number of Brit members a few years ago but that didn't get much response either.

    i joined the UK XS650 forum a number of years ago as a Moderator . The site was quite active and I set up a Tech and Article sections and a list of Yamaha dealers and sellers ..unfortunately that site seems to have gone quiet now too. There was some response to a suggestion of UK meets but again distances of many 100s of miles were just impractical for most.

    Good idea about a meetup with Paul and your pal in Monmouth, Wales has some fantastic roads and scenery. There is a week long annual 'Dragon' run for classic bikes between South Somerset and somewhere in Wales . I'll see if I can find a linky . ;)

    here we go its the VMCC Club and the Dragon run sounds like a hoot .

    http://www.vmccsomerset.co.uk/2017/05/tales-knights-vmcc/
     
  17. nighthog

    nighthog Lifelong member of the Easily Led Club

    Dragon run sounds fun but I can't do a week! Not enough holiday time, still working .... but a day or two would be good.
    I have lots of jobs to do on the bike before spring, and all will naturally need a road test, so come the better weather, a run down your way in search of a coffee would be good. I'll be in touch in case you fancy a brew :) Small matter of first getting building work completed (long story I won't bore you with now), garage turned into something useable and then actually fitting the parts I've already bought and being a bit creative with another couple of bits.

    Hope you see you next year then!
     
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  18. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    you're on ... I've got a bit of fettling to do to mine too.
    Bike rides like it has a ball and socket joint in the middle so very hairy in any head or crosswind.
    Also have a grinding rattle noise to investigate........ then the usual Spring carb job,... some new tyres and a lot of cleaning/polishing .
    I've toyed with the idea of some forward controls and a comfy reclining armchair :laugh2:

    Always welcome here for a brew a natter .and a blast down the coast to West bay or somewhere..or we could meet half way at Haynes Motor Museum . They have a Sunday Bikers breakfast 1 Sunday every month and there were a few XS650 last time I went.
    keep in touch
    Johnny
     
  19. nighthog

    nighthog Lifelong member of the Easily Led Club

    Brilliant, this is sounding dangerously like a plan! And always good to meet a kindred spirit.

    I will indeed keep in touch.
    Cliff
     
  20. adrian7886

    adrian7886 XS650 Member

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    Hello UK XS650 fans. Are there really that few of us ?
     

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