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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 2XSive, Sep 15, 2020.

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  1. 2XSive

    2XSive At least one screw loose behind the handle bars XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Now that I'm researching it further, VIN charts shows it could be either a 72 or 73 depending on manufacture date. My bet is a 73 now based on color, even though tank paint is not original. The headlamp doesn't look to be repainted. Either way, still a good buy and a great bike to restore. I'm not disappointed.
     
  2. 2XSive

    2XSive At least one screw loose behind the handle bars XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Now what per chance would you do with this title Jim?
     
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  3. Jim

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

    :cautious: :whistle: :cautious:

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    Hand Stamp Indent Marking Sample.jpg

    :D:D:D
     
  4. Jim

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

    I have 2 frames and good engines I can build into bikes, but only 1 title.
     
  5. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    The '72 had a really funky disc mount (not bolted to wheel hub) and front axle configuration (double nut arrangement). Have a look at Mailman's thread to see details. Yours looks to have the normal later 6 bolt to hub disc mount and the normal one nut axle, both of which came along in '73.
     
  6. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

  7. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    The steering crown (top triple clamp) of the XS1-XS2 (70-72) did *not* use pinch bolting to the top of the fork tubes.

    Also thinking '73 TX650...
     
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  8. 2XSive

    2XSive At least one screw loose behind the handle bars XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Yes, 73 it is. I like the color scheme on a 73, so it'll be a fun bike to restore. Need a winter project. I spoke to the seller this morning and he was all apologetic, offered to buy back the bike or pay whatever fees are needed to get a new title issued. It's all good. Stand up guy.
     
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  9. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I just checked and Diablo Cycle in London, ON does have a full decal set for that bike if it is a '73 - and Lakeview might be able to guide you to the correct OEM colour as he had his tins painted and they look perfect. Here is their web address:

    https://www.diablocycle.com/-Decals/

    The '73 decal set is $95 USD and it is a perfect match for the original as far as I can tell.

    BTW - if your handlebar switches are looking seedy, they also have a full set of bar switch labels. Interesting story: the late RobinC who lived in London just a short distance from the Diablo shop had asked them to develop these labels and they did, based on his research. Again, the labels are a perfect match for the OEM items and as the source of the idea, Robin got a free set of the labels.

    Anyhow - great buy on that '73 - congrats!

    Pete
     
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  10. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I believe I have a full set of "pretty good, but not perfect" 73 tins in factory paint....
     
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  11. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    The '73 TX650 is my favorite of the early bikes. Congratulations! You're going to need the correct tank. Yours is '70 to '72. It should make for good trading stock.
     
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  12. 2XSive

    2XSive At least one screw loose behind the handle bars XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    I did notice the tank is not original to the 73, having the badges. Gary, any interest in selling or trading?
     
  13. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    The fun begins !
    :popcorn:
     
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