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It's past time to start XS2 Resurrection

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by GLJ, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    It's time to take a break from the Hurricane project and spend some time on the rest of the herd. XS2 is first up. When I started this project my goal was to get it running again. Dependable daily driver kind of thing. I think I accomplished that. Made a 1700 smile trip with it. Trouble is it does not have the original motor in it. Also it needs a good cleaning. Much easier to do if apart. Last summer I went through the original motor. Split the cases, had the crack in the case welded, rebuilt the top end and cleaned it up. Time to put her in and get it running. Plus there's a few other thing I want to do to. My good friend and riding buddy thinks I'm crazy to take out a perfectly good running engine and replace it with one that's basically the same. It makes sense to me. I want my original engine to run again. Plus I'll have a proven spare. ( I have the matching numbers frame with title for it. Future project?)
    I have a week before I have to go to work for a week so I'll see what I can get done to her.

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    Bike as I came into shop this morning.
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  2. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    I’m lovin that motor puller! Go gettum Greg, it’s like starting all over again! :)
  3. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    Maybe save that matching numbers frame, and put that motor in a scratch-built 60's style wild-assed raked-out goose-necked bad-boy chopper? :rock: Something radically sick and dangerous-looking. I have a parts bike with no title. If (big "if" in NY State of confusion) I can get a legit title for it, I'll transplant the neck onto such a frame. Maybe even try to replicate an "Amen Savior"-style rear. If I get that far, I might attempt to fabricate a springer front end, ala Sugar Bear. I used to peruse "Xs650Chopper.com" often, but only ever saw a couple of bikes set up like that. There might be a reason for that... Suffice to say, the odds of running into another Xs exactly like yours are pretty slim...
    GLJ, Jim and gggGary like this.
  4. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    Not just a motor puller, also a motor put-er. By this time next week it should be put to that test.:thumbsup:
    Sorry no. I liked Easy Rider as much as the next guy. To me only Harleys make good choppers. Not sure what venue it will be. What I do know it will not involve a sawsall on a early frame.
    Team Junk, Mailman, gggGary and 3 others like this.

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