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Let's See The XS's

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

  1. Skip

    Skip XS 650 Screwturner

    Thank you Guy....much appreciated
     
  2. Skip

    Skip XS 650 Screwturner

    Thank you Mailman....much appreciated....and 2 thumbs up from a fellow Canadian ☺
     
  3. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter

    Very nice bike Skip! Nice to see a fellow maritimer on here with a cool set of wheels!
     
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  4. Skip

    Skip XS 650 Screwturner

    Thank you Superjet....that is an awesome bike you have there yourself sir ☺
     
  5. At a recent bike club event with a flying P51 Mustang.
     

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  6. jlc

    jlc XS650 Member

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  7. Cyber

    Cyber XS650 Member

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    New member and new rider here, my new to me 1983 XS650. Just picked it up from a guy who did a half ass bobber job on it. The problems with it are many and I am looking for to transforming her into my own creation. Good thing is the motor runs great and the carbs just need a good cleaning. Looking forward to keep everyone posted through the winter as I bring her to proper glory.
     

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  8. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Welcome to the forum Cyber. Start a build thread of your own in the Garage. Looking forward to watching the reformation.
     
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  9. kawabunga

    kawabunga XS650 Enthusiast

    Just wrapped up my build. Thanks to everyone on this site that helped!

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  10. Jimbo W

    Jimbo W XS650 Enthusiast

    Well, I survived the Piston Rally although I did get left cylinder rich mixture/plug fouling probs again on the last 2 days. On the whole though a fab experience among loads of interesting old bikes. Fantastic riding, great weather, good company. Almost 500 miles covered in the 5 days we were away.
    Saw 1 other XS, see picture (spoke to owner, bike was having charging probs.)
    Want to do it again! Piston Rally 2018 042.JPG Piston Rally 2018 051.JPG
     

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  11. Rasputin

    Rasputin XS650 Enthusiast

    Were you on this years Moto Piston Rally, the one in Santander?
     
  12. Jimbo W

    Jimbo W XS650 Enthusiast

    yep, that's the one - we were just there Mon to Weds, staying in Potes. Here's another pic parked in amongst my riding pals at a lunch stop.
    Bike is really sick now - had to have it taken away in my mechanic's van yesterday. Possibly electrical, dunno but no go.
    # Piston Rally 2018 050.JPG Piston Rally 2018 050.JPG
     
  13. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Man, that’s super clean! I can’t believe you didn’t write a build thread here!
     
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  14. keninoc

    keninoc XS650 Member

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    Picked up this '80 xs several years ago from a guy who had it as a parts bike that was supplying parts to one that he was restoring. It was missing carb parts, side covers, a decent seat, battery etc. I got it running (barely), and then moved on to a TT 600 that I was restoring. A few months ago I got serious about restoring it and added new tires, seat, sump filter, starter gear, battery, brakes and quite a few other repairs that it needed. I just wanted to thank all of the contributors to this site for covering every possible thing that could go wrong with these bikes as I didn't have to ask any questions. EVERYTHING is covered on this site. You long time contributors have done a fantastic job making restoration easy. A huge Thank you to you guys. IMG_0329.jpg
     
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  15. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    That’s a good looking bike, you did a nice job with it! Congratulations!
     
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  16. keninoc

    keninoc XS650 Member

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    Thanks Mailman
     
  17. willis

    willis XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter

    Kininoc, what seat is that on your bike? Is that a Texavina unit from Vietnam Nam? I like the way it looks.
     
  18. keninoc

    keninoc XS650 Member

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    Yes Willis it is. I was surprised to see the red diamond stitching when it arrived, and wasn't sure that I liked it. It has since grown on me, but if the bike was not black I probably wouldn't like it. I just forgot to specify what type of stitching and style when I ordered it on their website. The quality is very good and fits perfect. Highly recommend it. IMG_0330.jpg
     
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  19. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter

    Keninoc, that is one fancy parts bike you got yourself there! Great work.
     
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