Discussion in 'The Garage' started by XS650RR, Nov 13, 2009.
Thanks, I do custom leatherwork so it's kind of a rolling portfolio for some of my work.
There are people who do leather work, and there are those that do Leather work WELL, You do it well sir.
I so much appreciate people who are artistic, People that do fantastic Body and Paint work, REEEALY good Welders,
I admire a lot.
Just wanted to post these for posterity. Going on maiden voyage and am hoping it comes back the same way it leaves.
Here my Yamaha Oldis
Greetings from the Switzerland
For the last three years I had been riding a '13 Genuine Stella as my daily driver. It was my first motored, two-wheel vehicle and I adored it. The factory which built Vespa P150's for the Indian market continued building them after Piaggio cut the contract, very much the same story as Royal Enfield. Other than a 4-stroke motor and a front disk, the '13 Stella was pretty much the same as the Vespas rolling off the line in '83. It taught me the very basics of a small carbureted engine and manual transmission.
For a few reasons, I started looking to upgrade to a full-size bike last Spring. As I began my research I looked at the Enfields, but $6k for a new one didn't make sense to me when I'd want to immediately upgrade if I had any aspiration for highway driving. I then started looking at the classic market. Amongst all the Honda and Kawa fours, the XS stood apart as a bike I felt like was the perfect balance between power and easy home maintenance. And as you all know well, Yamaha hit the mark on looks. This was a bike I could fall in love with.
With hesitant approval from my level-headed SO, I recruited a motorcycle-savvy colleague to check out a XS650D that popped up on Craigslist. WIth his declaration that the motor and trans were in good shape, it was soon on the trailer headed back home.
Please allow me to introduce 'Stella', a maroon 1977 D-model. She's a survivor with some work to be done, but all in all she seems to be in great shape. Mostly stock, the previous owners put on an XS Performance rotor, bronze swingarm bushings, tapered steering bearings, and a Boyer ignition.
Thank you to all for the valuable information I've gleaned off this forum so far.
Just picked up this Jem in Cleveland, tn this morning. Runs and drives great and paid 1500 for her!
Why not bring your gem to XS Southeast? It's in your backyard!
Enjoying the last days of summer on the Yamahazuki.
sweet looking scooter
New pipes, a good cleaning and two cans of paint later...
Scootin home from Smokies, with a big rain on the radar ahead.
It was great riding with you and sharing some quality time.
Next really nice! Are the wheels stock 19 & 18 inch? Is that a Motolanna fender on a 19" wheel? Pretty bike!
Back atcha Marty. Next time I'll bring a bigger bottle and we can really get
Some really great bikes on these pages. Different styles I like them all.
Got a few things done this weekend. It's coming together quite nicely.
Hello everyone, I am a newbie and just picked up my 75 XS650 about two weeks ago.
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