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Let's See The XS's

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

  1. radxs650

    radxs650 XS650 Member

    This Probably doesn't qualify for the thread... yet.

    I just picked up this box stock and somewhat cosmetically challenged '79 XS 650 F...

    What a sweet running ride, I'll spend part of the Winter spiffin' her up and post "After" photos in the Spring.

    GLJ, Marlin72xs, jradvantage and 2 others like this.
  2. cafetools

    cafetools XS650 Addict

    Excellent stock condition. I have the same year and color. Last year of the standard before they went special.
    gggGary likes this.
  3. kevski

    kevski XS650 Addict

    kent uk
    Got my self another after two and half years without one, sharing the garage with a kwak and honda. IMG-20181226-WA0001.jpg WP_20180916_16_59_00_Pro - Copy(1).jpg sutton bridge.jpg
    madmax-im, MaxPete, Superjet and 8 others like this.
  4. Now, there's a headlight visor that looks good! And a rare 350 Honda four. Very nice!
  5. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Nice looking bikes Kevski!
  6. swiss_xs650_zh

    swiss_xs650_zh XS650 New Member

    Here is my XS650.
    It was a lot of work.


    Wich one is better? The original or the modified?

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    Johnnny13, MaxPete, WT100 and 2 others like this.
  7. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Too bad you couldnt of kept the original and find another one to do your tracker build. That original was a nice clean machine.
  8. swiss_xs650_zh

    swiss_xs650_zh XS650 New Member


    The original one was in a bad condition. I searched for a broken one. The originals in a pefect shape are to expensive for a project like this.
    In this case, it was nearly the one and only way to keep this bike alive.
    Hope i could help your heart stop bleeding
  9. ThatXS650Guy

    ThatXS650Guy More Sparky than Speed Racer XS650.com Supporter

    Definitely an improvement. The Specials do nothing for me...
    delagem likes this.
  10. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Welcome to the site, ZH.
    What is important is your efforts and that you like it.
    gggGary likes this.
  11. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    I agree with ThatXS650Guy. I just couldn`t modify a Standard. Specials are plentyfull here in the midwest and cheap also.
    I like your Modified. Great choice of color too.:thumbsup:
    Mailman likes this.
  12. swiss_xs650_zh

    swiss_xs650_zh XS650 New Member

    Thx Junkie
    I don‘t like the classic original ones. That is too old school for me.
    But i understand the guys who like the original ones.
    When i am in your age, perhaps i like the original ones more than the modified ones. We will see.
    delagem and gggGary like this.
  13. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    lakeview and gggGary like this.
  14. Out on a group ride on the cafe racer, on the way to a cafe actually! IMG_20181225_133356.jpg
    JesseeS, MaxPete, RedRyder and 11 others like this.
  15. WT100

    WT100 100 countries or bust!

    Love the whitewall tires and the pipe wrapped back with just a chrome tip. Nice touches that make it unique build. Well done!
  16. peterg

    peterg XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    IronFist. Great bike! What size front tire is that?
  17. IronFist_650

    IronFist_650 XS650 Member

    Avon Speedmaster 3,50 - 19
  18. peterg

    peterg XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Thanks. Looks good. I have an Avon Speedmaster 3 x 19 which is too slim looking for me.
  19. londoncabby

    londoncabby XS650 Enthusiast

    92146C52-51F2-4764-B3CC-96DB26107EDE.jpeg Here’s a pic of my 1978 650e which I bought last year.

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    Last edited: Jan 17, 2019
    Meddy, Skip, MaxPete and 4 others like this.

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