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Let's See The XS's

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

  1. GLJ

    GLJ If you can't laugh at youself you shouldn't laugh Top Contributor

    The rear is a Go 120/90-18 measures just under 5 inches.
    This is measuring the widest part of the tire. And these are steel rims.
     
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  2. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Tire width varies widely by manufacturer. I measured a Metzeler ME880 at over 105 mm, a Bridgestone Spitfire at 100 mm, a Pireli and a Dunlop at just over 90 mm. These were all 100/90-19 tires.

    FWIW, I’m quicker in the turns on the smaller tires.
     
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  3. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before being parked Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    My 3.25 X 19 Conti Go is 3 3/4" wide. I think it fits the fender well....350s are too wide_IMO
     

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  4. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Great Conti Go 3.25 width info.
    Thanks
     
  5. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Conti Go has been well received in the XS1100 community.
     
  6. kawabunga

    kawabunga XS650 Enthusiast

    I don’t have the bike near me right now. I’ll grab a photo when I get back home.
     
  7. halfmile

    halfmile XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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    Hey kawabunga. Those carbs and manifolds look familiar. Good to see their working out for you. Bike looks great!:thumbsup:
     
  8. Dune19670

    Dune19670 XS650 Enthusiast

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    Nearly finished
    Just the seat to get upholstered and a little bit of fetling and she’ll be done
     
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  9. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Very nice looking bike! A very clean build, I think those Avon tires are a good choice too!
     
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  10. kawabunga

    kawabunga XS650 Enthusiast

    They’re working out well so far! Some fine tuning and I think they’ll be solid.

    I’m not a fan of how stiff the throttle is so I’m looking for some softer slide springs. Anybody know where I could source those?
     
  11. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Aren't we all almost done?!?! Lol been saying that for years! :laugh2: great looking bike Dune!
     
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  12. DB90

    DB90 XS650 Enthusiast

    Here's mine! Picked it up from Angus67 awhile back! I haven't done anything to it yet but I plan on going full chop in the future!
     

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  13. BeetsnGreens

    BeetsnGreens XS650 Enthusiast

    I'm convinced that the XS650 is the greatest bike ever built.
     

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  14. Goldenboy

    Goldenboy . XS650.com Supporter

    I like the bike and am looking for new shocks, Dune. What do you have on there? They look like HD equipment.
     
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  15. Dune19670

    Dune19670 XS650 Enthusiast

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    The rear shocks are off a Triumph, ive forgotten which model it was for certain , but i think it was a Thruxton
     
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  16. Goldenboy

    Goldenboy . XS650.com Supporter

    Yes, a Thruxton Ace. Thankyou! Looks like the right weight range. Triumphs are known for good handling.
     
  17. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

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  18. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

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  19. SAFU

    SAFU XS650 Enthusiast

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    My build as of today.
     

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  20. willis

    willis XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Nice bike SAFU. I love the wheels and seat. Your holes in your drilled rotor look really big though. The rule of thumb i've always heard is for the holes not to be any bigger than the width of the rotor, and you've got some pretty thin spots between the holes. How well is it functioning for you?
     

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