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Let's See The XS's

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

  1. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Nice ride. What make are the rear shocks? Thx
     
  2. Kubes42

    Kubes42 XS650 Member

  3. kawabunga

    kawabunga XS650 Addict

    Took the ‘Bonnebobber’ for a run in the city lights.

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  4. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    That’s a great photo! The bike looks really nice too! :thumbsup:
     
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  5. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Great photo for sure. What enhancement did you do to get the Fuchsia color effect?
     
  6. kawabunga

    kawabunga XS650 Addict

    It was the ambient light. No major effects added, just some minor tweaks. The city installed color changing lights in that tunnel and they cycle through a whole bunch of colors. I just happened to dig the purpley colors :)
     
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  7. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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  8. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    So how is your beautiful bobber running? Last I heard you were headed off to a show with it......how did it go?
     
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  9. spacetiger110

    spacetiger110 Fashionably sensitive, but too cool to care.

    I think I already told you this on Instagram, but fucking beautiful.
     
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  10. kawabunga

    kawabunga XS650 Addict

    Yes you did, and I appreciate it x2 :)
     
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  11. kawabunga

    kawabunga XS650 Addict

    The show was awesome! Had a blast and got lots of great feedback on the build.

    Bike is running great as well. Finally able to get some miles on it and see how the suspension is doing. It handles pretty well, actually. Very neutral, stable at speed, maybe a bit eager to tip in at slower speeds but nothing that surprises you.

    However, I did run into swingarm/frame clearance issues and had to address that by removing some material, unfortunately. A couple other kinks that I'm sorting out, but, it's a learning process and my first time constructing my own suspension from scratch. Happy it's on the road though!

    More shameless pictures :)

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  12. Took mine out for its first real test ride. Forest roads in Pisgah National Forest, NC.

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  13. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Such a nice bike, looks right at home in that show!
     
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  14. kawabunga

    kawabunga XS650 Addict

    Looks like a fun ripper, Augie!
     
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  15. ThatXS650Guy

    ThatXS650Guy More Sparky than Speed Racer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    That's a hell of a test ride from Kansas to NC. Without a seat!
    You are the Man!
     
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  16. Thanks kawabunga! Your offroad-looking XS is a big inspiration and has been a motivator to get back to work on mine! You have some awesome bikes.
    A long-distance ride like that, with a seat, would be a blast! Just moved to NC and the xs rode on a trailer, need to update profile location!
     
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  17. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Here are a few pics of my recently acquired ‘76, XS650C
     

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  18. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before being parked Top Contributor

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    Looks like you bought a winner...a lot of nice touches done to it. If it runs as good as it looks, you will be a 'happy camper'.
     
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  19. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Thx. Working through a few issues but am confident I’ll have it running well soon. Carburetion issues have nearly been resolved and / or a solution is on its way!
     
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  20. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Man! There is so much nice work, everywhere you look. What a nice bike, what year is it?
    Also, what is this?
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