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Let's See The XS's

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

  1. 660smc

    660smc XS650 Member

    Hello
    ... the gold was so original in the 1972 :)
     
  2. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  3. jradvantage

    jradvantage XS650 Addict

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    Just picked up my winter project last weekend. Very clean and runs great (8,300 miles). Has a few minor issues I'll be working thru. These bikes are so much fun!
     
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  4. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    The second king and queen to show up within a week !
     
  5. jradvantage

    jradvantage XS650 Addict

    Haha! The king/queen seat is in one of the issues I've already worked thru. Fortunately, it came with a normal seat, too.
     
  6. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I hope you keep it for your personal 1980's custom bike parts museum.
    We need to preserve those great items.
    Here's one of mine:

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  7. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    JRvantage's seat is a JEN-U-WINE yamaha seat, I have one.... Not sure if some of the specials came with that seat or if it was from the dealer parts catalog. A Yamaha sissybar was usually with those seats.
     
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  8. jradvantage

    jradvantage XS650 Addict

    The pan looks just like the "normal" seat pan, but with the backrest welded on. Very well made stock seat, for sure. Problem I have with the setup in the picture is that at 6' 3", taking a sharp corner requires me to move my knee waaay out so I can get those goofy handlebars turned. I must have looked ridiculous riding that thing! Normal seat and euro bars should do the trick.
     
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  9. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    When I show guests my '80's custom bike parts, I put Pat Benatar on the stereo system.

     
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  10. gentlemanjim

    gentlemanjim More Wrenchin than Ridin

    its a beauty for sure, with the one exception mentioned lets see it with the normal seat.
     
  11. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

  12. jradvantage

    jradvantage XS650 Addict

    It's kind of apart right now. Threw on the normal seat and a 1979 tank. Original tank in the previous pic has a leaky seam toward the rear right. Waiting on shorter brake line, clutch and throttle cable. I think the profile of the bike is much improved. John

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  13. gentlemanjim

    gentlemanjim More Wrenchin than Ridin

  14. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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  15. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Looks great with the lower bars!
     
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  16. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I've got the rack, sissy bar, and front crash bars on my '81.
     
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  17. phaedrus

    phaedrus XS650 Enthusiast

    51FBEEBF-963A-48B6-94D9-4D2A8B420C8B.jpeg 49A10578-05C0-4E57-AF07-0C412A5B8043.jpeg AF5154CC-A561-4B8F-B536-069094161E16.jpeg AA07DBA8-DF40-432A-BEC4-1B0258C8B1C9.jpeg 3A4FC023-DCB0-41E4-AB9F-04E7FF093BAF.jpeg HEY NOW! Here is my ‘79 Special with everything tweaked and messed with. Powder coated frame in a metallic charcoalish color. Dual brembo front brakes off a Ducati Monster. VM34 carbs, pamco ignition and e-advance, 707 big bore kit from Gary Hoos, shell#1 cam from Hoos, stretched 5th gear from Mike’s, skateboard seat pan from craigslist upholstered in suede from a local leather shop, motoscope mini inlaid by Cognito Moto into their own matte finish custom top clamp, as well as other PITA stuff...
     
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  18. phaedrus

    phaedrus XS650 Enthusiast

    F64B2837-CFB5-4D3E-8E07-5D8421ADB2F8.jpeg 1977 XS750 tank w/ redkote, bronze painted spoked wheels off an....earlier year, continental Road Attack 3 tires, kibblewhite titanium high performance valve springs & keepers, Posh gum grips and handlebar switches, a 1940s farm tractor light up front and led strip in back, Hugh’s fork brace & engine top mount bracket, bar end blinkers, holy frijoles this list is dredging up too many memories!
     
  19. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan XS650 Addict

    Haven't dropped by in a while...thought I'd have a look around and say hello everyone, I'm still here! ;-)

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