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Let's See The XS's

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

  1. kettle738

    kettle738 XS650 Member

    Did the European \ non US 76 C models get twin front disc?

    I'm not sure if the C model ever came to the UK, but those we did get came with twin discs.....it always seemed to me, back in the day that the US got the first examples of everything and the best colour schemes, and Europe got handling and braking upgrades....probably far too generalised, but the US bikes always seemed better looking.
     
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  2. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    Seems I have read in a classic bike magazine some years back that any import had to have twin disks installed to be legal in UK. Maybe someone can confirm this.
     
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  3. kettle738

    kettle738 XS650 Member

    I don't think that is the case, because there are still plenty of bikes even now that only have single disc brakes.....The CB750K series, for instance, didn't get twin discs until the F2 in 1978........ they would have to pass type approval, but it seems to be the case back then that 'Europeanising' a bike involved lower bars and an extra disc.
     
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  4. scrapmetal

    scrapmetal XS650 Enthusiast XS650.com Supporter

    Yamaha TX750 1973 to 74 had the single disc only in North America,
    in Germany ( Europe??) with the the double discs,
    the lower fork tubes were fitted from the factory with the brackets on both sides,
    was it because we had not the speed limit in Europe like they had the maximum speed limit in States after President G. Ford signed into Law Jan 1975?
    higher legal speed need better brakes ( double discs) ?
     
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  5. Norton7d

    Norton7d XS650 Addict

    Now that's a fair question.
     
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  6. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Boy what a nice collection of bikes! I also had that blue ‘76 back when it was newish, that was such a great bike. And that black and gold XS1100 , man I remember lusting after that bike when it first came out. I had the XS750 instead.
     
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  7. Gator xs2

    Gator xs2 XS650 Addict

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    I’m with Bob. A VERY nice collection. I’m digging your XS2. It looks perfect. I like your OEM master cylinder. I went through 2 OEM master cylinder rebuild kits before using silicone based DOT4 to keep DOT3 from eating up the rubber. Go figure. Beautiful bikes!
     
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  8. SAFU

    SAFU XS650 Enthusiast

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  9. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider Top Contributor

    Sweet ride.
     
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  10. Gator xs2

    Gator xs2 XS650 Addict

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    I got one of those. Mines a six year. 767B5AA0-EF54-442B-8C66-DAD12D6E5861.jpeg
     
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  11. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    VFR swing arm Gator?
     
  12. willis

    willis xsive compulsive disorder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Ha, mines going on 9..... so ashamed.
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  13. Gator xs2

    Gator xs2 XS650 Addict

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    Hey Superjet. It’s a 87 NT Hawk swingarm that was converted to a oil tank. With a 89 VFR wheel. I think. It’s been years.
     
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  14. Gator xs2

    Gator xs2 XS650 Addict

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    Here’s a better picture. 3EC47145-FECA-404B-8AEA-D0019D4B6DD4.jpeg
     
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  15. Gator xs2

    Gator xs2 XS650 Addict

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    Hey Willis? Maybe we should start a thread about how many years does it take to get to the finish of a bike build? I’m so ashamed too.
     
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  16. SEd27

    SEd27 XS650 Enthusiast

    Don’t be discouraged. It took me 12 years finish my 79’
     
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  17. ReycleBill

    ReycleBill Part Time Tyrannicide XS650.com Supporter

    I've been riding and building my '83 for 15 years. Maybe if I stopped riding the building would go faster... Naw, then I would have to put it off while I pay off another motorcycle to ride.
     
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  18. Beags64

    Beags64 XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    Are they ever truly finished?
     
  19. ThatXS650Guy

    ThatXS650Guy More Sparky than Speed Racer XS650.com Supporter

    Are you really ever done?
     
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  20. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider Top Contributor

    No. works in progress. Mine is anyway...10 yrs and counting..
     
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