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Let's See The XS's

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

  1. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    I`m not a hardtail fan by any means but this one looks to be a really promising and tasteful build. Keep us posted.:thumbsup:
     
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  2. garagebuilt

    garagebuilt XS650 New Member

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    This picture was taken while I was changing over from a solo seat to the king and queen. I picked up a set of spokes to swap over when Im not being lazy, and Ill eventually pick up a set of rabbit ears. I used to have an interesting jocky shift with a hand clutch setup but with no front brake the wife made me scale back on the sketch since having a kid.
     
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  3. cra-z1

    cra-z1 XS650 Junkie

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    Looks like the stuff we were doing in the 70's. I even noticed the helmet in the background
     
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  4. tzimmerm

    tzimmerm XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    I’ve always been a huge fan of king queen seats, and the frame geometry of the XS lends itself nicely to the look when hardtailed. Great looking chop, and good decision on the spokes, too. Your bike, in my opinion, is an ideal example of what a “perfect” chopper should look like.
     
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  5. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Not mine seen on Facebook butchered classics group. Posted by Perry Osborne‎.
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  6. Beags64

    Beags64 XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    HEY! Somebody put my name on that bike, WTH?
     
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  7. ReycleBill

    ReycleBill Part Time Tyrannicide XS650.com Supporter

    Point me to the nearest board track and turn me lose.
     
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  8. Norton7d

    Norton7d XS650 Addict

    That soft blue paint sure does work with bare metal.
     
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  9. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Must be a bitch lugging around that block of wood so you can park your bike! :lmao:
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    Nice bike though!
     
  10. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    And you think your XS2 is hard to get on the center stand. He has to lift the bike and then slide the block under with his foot.:confused:
     
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  11. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Just an aside, putting longer shocks on my XS2 has made it MUCH easier to hoist up on the center stand. :)
     
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  12. madmax-im

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

    My 730# ST1100 was easier to put on its centerstand than this XS650....I'm like WTH?
     
  13. txxs

    txxs XS650 Addict

    Feeling guilty for neglecting some machines. Did some moving on New Years Eve.
    This one had its first day in the sun for 20 years.
    Has not been started since 1985 but I suspect it would not take much to get it started again.
     

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  14. txxs

    txxs XS650 Addict

    don't remember how to open the photo.
     
  15. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    You got a PDF there, needs to be jpg or png file format
     

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  16. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

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    Fixed it for ya. My favorite color of XS!
     
  17. txxs

    txxs XS650 Addict

    Thanks Downeaster
     
  18. kawabunga

    kawabunga XS650 Addict

    Too long of shocks and you can't spin the rear tire while on the stand. Ask me how I know... :banghead: (on my CB, not an XS)
     
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  19. kawabunga

    kawabunga XS650 Addict

    I saw your bike at the 2019 The One Moto Show, very cool! Loved it.
     
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