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Let's See The XS's

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

  1. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

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  2. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Welcome to the forum Shane. You gonna start a build thread? I'd love to follow it.
  3. ShaneWey

    ShaneWey XS650 Member

    Yeah I think I will. So far any work I've done I haven't filmed so tomorrow when I get to the garage, it will be my first video. Nothing exciting. Oil and timing.

    Or I could just start with paint o_O

    2M. Both of us being in central Texas, I think we can do better than Rudy's. Challenge accepted.
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  4. WT100

    WT100 100 countries or bust!

    Loving this new exhaust more and more.

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  5. kawabunga

    kawabunga XS650 Addict

    Just part of the bike, but, here's the engine I just wrapped up refreshing. This will be going in my next build.

    Vapor blasted the cases prior to any work for prep. Polished parts are wet sanded to 800 grit, then rubbed down with Wizards metal renew. Painted parts are high temp engine paint. Hugh's Handbuilt stainless steel hardware kit and some brass pieces for the finishing touches.
    Internals were refreshed because of a roached top end. Bored .050" over, pistons, cam, rockers, cam chain, seals and gaskets. Bottom end was good.







  6. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Great looking engine Kawa!
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  7. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Yeah! You know I’m among the polish everything until it looks like a mirror crowd, but I’m really digging the satin finish on your cases, very sharp looking motor. :thumbsup:
  8. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    wAbP4O0.jpg Very nice looking engine . Well worth your efforts ! -RT
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  9. madmax-im

    madmax-im Yamaha...Go your own way... XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    What an incredible thread..I have gone through the 1st 30 pages and I cant get enough of these bikes...The creativity is boundless...My favorite years are from 1977-1980 and in as close to original condition as possible.
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  10. madmax-im

    madmax-im Yamaha...Go your own way... XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Holy Moly that is beautifully done...:cheers:
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  11. Brassneck

    Brassneck XS650 Guru

    Gorgeous engine! OK, I'm in...I'll send you mine for the same treatment. Sound good?? :)
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  12. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    1552079543117-840636823.jpg 1552079352513905248614.jpg Jp1s 74 at Eustis bike show!
    Chaves 73 also
  13. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    JP won first place British with the commando, headed out for two hour vjmc group ride on tx650a atta boy! 80's n sun today. Rough duty.

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  14. cafetools

    cafetools XS650 Addict

    Got a few things buttoned up at night and decided to snap a pic

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  15. Admittedly not an XS, but I went to the Yamaha dealership today and ran into this guy. What are your thoughts everyone? If this is posted in the wrong thread just tell me, and I'll delete and repost appropriately.

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  16. LiveSlowDieWhenever

    LiveSlowDieWhenever probably broke down. Just call me greasy.

    Pretty sweet, reminds me (almost too much) of the Ducati scramblers. Looks fun though for sure
  17. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    I love the 950 scrambler. There are some new ones for sale locally for cheap ($7000 Canadian)! I have read some reviews and didn't do too good compared to the ducati scrambler and a few others.
  18. LiveSlowDieWhenever

    LiveSlowDieWhenever probably broke down. Just call me greasy.

    Yeah that makes sense. The low clearance and short looking rear shocks make it look much more street-oriented. Still a sweet looking backroad commuter at least, I’d guess. Yeah the scramblers are bad ass and that sounds like a decent price. I’ll pick up a 2018 someday, maybe 2040 if we haven’t already collapsed into a thunderdome style apocalypse by then
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  19. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Finally got resto out for a ride, had to get a second pic to better show the hundreds of swans in flood waters of the Baraboo river.
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    swans 2019.jpg

    Just in the forties today temps were dropping as I was riding near sunset. Had all the licensed bikes out this spring now. It's mighty hard to beat an XS650 for an all around great riding machine. :bike:
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