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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dagored, Nov 17, 2009.

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  1. dagored

    dagored XS650 Member

    Hi Guys,
    Having just joined XS65.com, I though I would share my current project and get to know some of the membership. My experience with the venerable XS650 series date back to April of 1971 when after returning from 'Nam, my local Triumph dealer talked me into buying an XS1B over an OIF Triumph. I owned the bike for 9 years. Had great fun at the drag strips with it. The dealer helped me out with some flat track motor parts and assisted in installation of a 750 kit. If memory serves, it posted very low 13's at 99 mph. That bike is history. Fast forward to 2007 when I saw the Hooligan at The Home For Wayward Motorcycles. It was love at first sight and I made a trade with the owner. the machine consists of an Xl500s Honda dirt bike frame stuffed with an XS650C motor. The frame has been modified to take an XL600 Pro Link monoshock rear suspension. I'm not sure what the front end was taken from. The bike was originally built by Motorcycle Performance of Madison Wi. My plans call for cosmetic refinish, new wiring, SX125 HD gas tank and a round headlight. I'm looking forward to your comments and suggestions.
     

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  2. Travis

    Travis Staff Member XS650.com Supporter

    Damn! that's pretty cool as it is. Can't wait to see what it looks like finished. I think a round headlight would look good. Looks very Supermoto!!
     
  3. Frank The Tank

    Frank The Tank XS650 Enthusiast

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    Welcome! What tank is that on there now?
     
  4. dagored

    dagored XS650 Member

    The Tank is a Kawasaki 250 single. It doesn't fit . There are major petcock issues.
     
  5. crash

    crash XS650 Junkie

    welcome,nice ,keep us posted on the progress
     
  6. Frank The Tank

    Frank The Tank XS650 Enthusiast

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    Yeah it doesn't look right. Sits up too high but I like the size.
     
  7. inxs

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    - the early xl250 had a beautiful silver grey tank with pinstriping...it mght fit

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  8. Now that looks KOOL !!.
     

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