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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by XS650RR, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. jonaf

    jonaf XS650 Member

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    Just bought this '75 from a Norwegian who has moved home from Australia. He brought the bike with him but back but he had given up making it run after a number of unsuccessful "upgrades". The wiring is a real mess so I think the best option is to replace the entire harness. The starter will turn the engine just a for a second or two before it disengages. The fork seals are leaking badly after they were replaced by prying the old ones out with a screwdriver and scoring the fork sliders.
    But the compression is OK and there is no rust or crash damages, so I think this may be a manageable project during the rest of winter.
     
  2. gentlemanjim

    gentlemanjim More Wrenchin than Ridin

    Here's my latest Resto Mod early Triumph Norton's were my inspiration
     

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  3. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer Top Contributor

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    blimey thats special..... the standard of detail and finishing is outstanding :thumbsup:
    is it as fast as it looks ? love to see a vid
     
  4. That's a lovely bike, Jim.
    Great quality work and very clean & visually balanced. :thumbsup:
     
  5. fjzr04

    fjzr04 XS650 Enthusiast

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  6. scaf77

    scaf77 XS650 Member

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  7. CHAZZ

    CHAZZ XS650 Member

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    after a small encounter with the darkside [harley:laugh: ] ive gone back to my first love :D
    just bought a 73tx for restoration
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  8. CHAZZ

    CHAZZ XS650 Member

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    And the wife still has her hoolidog be it a little different now
     

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  9. I recommend graduate tint of red or amber to be used on that screen - could look a bit cocky, but You don't know until You don't try it on.
    Real nice clean bike!
     
  10. Thanks for the ideas Rad (ps. Love what you did with your bike. :thumbsup:).

    I've trimmed the screen a bit now and like the new profile of the screen, so will be leaving like that for now. I played around mocking up some color in the screen but came to the conclusion that colouring or tinting the screen would make the bike look too top heavy.

    Here it is now.
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  11. 1973 TX650 I bought six weeks ago, was set up as a cafe racer when I bought it. With some help from this forum I've got it running nicely and ridden 150 kms in the last 2 days to try clear out the cobwebs.

    Imported by a guy named Zlatan in Melbourne from an owner named Kristaps from Southern California haha.
     

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  12. nvr2late

    nvr2late XS650 Enthusiast

    From the same place i bought mine, good old DK.
     
  13. Gidday Phil, looking great, you have the eye for detail......
     
  14. XS650_Bobber

    XS650_Bobber Working in my project

    Hi guys, can anyone give a hand of where can I get a xs650 near to fort lauderdale florida? Thanks
     
  15. pckopp

    pckopp XS650 Addict

    Had a chance to get the blue one out for a ride today. 38 years old and still running strong!

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    Yoozy XS650 Addict

  17. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer Top Contributor

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    yep shes a beaut alright :bike:

    can't get over how clean that street and pavement is ! like a film set . :wink2:
     
  18. Yoozy

    Yoozy XS650 Addict

    Don't look right without a tonne of litter and dog shit like we have does it :mad: and where's the double yellows and traffic wardens,,,,,,,,
     
  19. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer Top Contributor

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    :laugh::laugh::laugh: no drug dealers, no burnt out cars :D
    The scene reminds me of a movie set ... ' love those old timber clad shop fronts very nostalgic
     

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