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Let's See The XS's

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

  1. kawabunga

    kawabunga XS650 Addict

    Thanks, halfmile! I appreciate that.
    This recently completed bike shares the garage with my other XS build.

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  2. kawabunga

    kawabunga XS650 Addict

    It's been a lot of long days getting ready for the show, but I managed to get a few more photos last night. Bike is on it's way and I fly out tomorrow. I'll try to post some pics from the show.

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  3. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Thanks for the closeup and again, congratulations on a fabulous build. Like Mailman said, the longer you look, the more there is to like.
     
  4. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    These two bikes should go straight onto the next calendar! The amount of hand fabrication and attention to detail is just amazing!
     
  5. kawabunga

    kawabunga XS650 Addict

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  6. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

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  7. NashGTI

    NashGTI XS650 Addict

    Went for a ride today and was going to take a picture or two of my bike in front of Old Hickory Dam, there were cop cars all over the parking lot though. Settled for a couple pictures at a parking lot by a creek at a city park. Same park where I took the first pictures of the bike the first time I rode it out of my neighborhood three and a half years ago. Maybe some other time at the dam, still think it'd make a good backdrop.
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  8. kawabunga

    kawabunga XS650 Addict

    Winter if finally subsiding in the Midwest. Finally got it outside for a couple quick photos.

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  9. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher Top Contributor

    Nothing fancy....
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    But it puts the "Up" in my Giddy!
     
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  11. Picked up my first XS a few days ago...1972 XS-2.
     

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  12. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    From Finland I know NOTHING
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  13. timbeck

    timbeck XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter

    As they say "I'd rather be blown"......

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  14. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Kowabunga DUDE!
    Awesome.
    Jim you SEEING this?
     
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  15. Jim

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

    Hell yeah.... drooled over every pic. That was my inspiration to change directions on the speed twin wannabe....

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  16. kawabunga

    kawabunga XS650 Addict

    @Jim, I actually shot these photos with you in mind. In case you wanted some more focused photos of the swingarm/shock.

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  17. kawabunga

    kawabunga XS650 Addict

    Bear in mind, I've put all of 2/10ths of a mile on the bike so far, so I don't know how it rides yet. I'll report back my findings once it actually warms up around here.
    The tolerances look tight (and they are) but based on the testing I've done thus far, I should have enough room for suspension travel.
    I'm no engineer, so it won't surprise me if I need to make some modifications along the way. This is a big learning experience for me. It's my first shot at building suspension, after all.
     
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  18. Jim

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

    Thanks! :D
     
  19. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher Top Contributor

    So, I'm nursing a beer and working on the chicky pen and round the corner of the lineshack comes my buddy. He has a Harley Bad Boy. I can hear him coming! But no! He's perched on top of a pristine, 1974 - nifty - thrifty - Suzuki 50! 1760 miles!
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    Ok, how much? $1600 bucks! Says it was his first bike.
     
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