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Let's See The XS's

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

  1. Jsmoot

    Jsmoot XS650 New Member

    Just finished my first XS build. Dialing in the carbs a bit (VM34's), but really happy with it so far (minus a jumping KPM via a cable that needs to be greased and a little oil showing itself through some seals).

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  2. Jim

    Jim People will come Ray, people will definately come. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Looks good! Tell us a bit about it. More pics wouldn't hurt either... ;)
     
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  3. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    I like it!!! Very nice bike Jsmoot! :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Jsmoot

    Jsmoot XS650 New Member

    @Jim Thanks. 80 frame, 79 engine. Frame-up (powder coated frame, fork lowers, swing arm, etc.). Tried to go budget so nothing too pricey besides the VM34's and custom seat from Counter Balance Cycles (Wes is a good dude). 18 front and rear. Custom battery box, front & rear fenders. Mostly inexpensive LED's and simplified wiring. I tried without the PAMCO and PMA.. but quickly realized that was a headache (after replacing brushes, etc). Lithium battery seems to do well. Starter button "hidden" just beneath the seat on the left side. Ignition low on the right.
    IMG_20190427_133426.jpg IMG_20190508_134239.jpg
     
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  5. SAFU

    SAFU XS650 Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the concern, the rotor was off of a SR500 parts bike, didn't know about the holes and the rotor width. So far seems fine, feels the same as it did with a solid rotor but will definitely keep an eye out on the brake rotor for hairline cracks.
     
  6. willis

    willis XS650 Junkie Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Tell us more about those pentagram wheels SAFU. They are a pretty rare find from what I know of them. I saw your build thread but you didn’t really make any mention of them that I saw.
     
  7. SAFU

    SAFU XS650 Enthusiast

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    Keep an eye out for them on ebay. They are both 19" front rims. The star rear wheel which I believe is a 18" is a lot more rare. I bought and installed Omar's Fiberglass 19" front wheel to rear kit to mount the front to the rear.
     
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  8. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Was my last ride on resto. :(
    last ride on resto.jpg
     
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  9. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Resto is very clean! Those pipes sure do look straight.
    What model are you working on next ?
     
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  10. RC4MAN

    RC4MAN XS650 Enthusiast

    Why Gary, did you sell it?
     
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  11. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Yeah a long time bud bought it, 4th XS he's bought from me...........
    I titled it in 2012 so rode it at least 7 years about 12,000 miles.
    Made him swear he will just RIDE this one, not tear it apart like all the others, LOL
     
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  12. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Nice ! Resto was awesome.
    Now you get to "tear one apart like all the others" and share pics with us
    :thumbsup:
     
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  13. kawabunga

    kawabunga XS650 Enthusiast

    Beautiful, Gary!
     
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  14. RC4MAN

    RC4MAN XS650 Enthusiast

    My brother had one exactly like that one. That's a good looking resto.
    I've resisted buying ones that nice as it would be a shame to dismantle one looking that good to make a tracker out of.
    I only buy wrecks, or ones that have been stripped already for that reason.
     
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  15. Norton7d

    Norton7d XS650 Addict

    Factory color for that year?
     
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  16. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Yes, 77 Standards were avaliable in two colors, Maroon & Blue
     
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  17. Norton7d

    Norton7d XS650 Addict

    For some reason, that maroon seemed more red / bright than other bikes i have seen, maybe cause its so "fresh"!
     
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  18. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    Ya, these veteran XS experts have ways of really making their bikes Pop !
    :lmao: , me not so much
     
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  19. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    What? No more Resto? Say it ain’t so!
    That was the original color of my ‘77. Ah well, I get it, the herd is always moving eh?
     
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  20. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    A repaint of one of two 77 factory colors, Maxi Maroon, the other Bountiful Blue. Paint job is about 6 years old? The decals are cleared in.
    sun back lit the bike so I had to lighten the shadows. Allison also commented it looked more red than usual, but reds fade pretty badly over time too.
    A couple years ago.
    resto spacers 002.JPG
    Shh it's a 79!
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2019
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