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Discussion in 'Northwest U.S.' started by wrmdovr, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. Moturcyclenut

    Moturcyclenut Crusty old cormudgeon

    Here I am going about my job delivering metal. As I approached the machine shop I eyeball the parking lot (semis will do a world of hurt on other vehicles). Whats this? An XS650? Cool bike, hey wait, I've seen this bike. It looks just like Ratrangers bike on the XS forum. Slam on the air brakes, Pull the jake brake slow this truck down! Back it into its slot, jump out, run inside and ask the first person I see "Who's XS650 is in the parking lot?" The nub answers back "Whats an XS650?" I go deeper into the bowels of the machine shop. The next guy I ask doesn't know either. Deeper yet into the recesses of the shop I go. Finally one of the guys I ask says, "I know who's bike it is. Come on I'll introduce you." So he introduces me to Ratranger. We talk XS stuff ... OOPS! I forgot I've got to unload the aluminum! Back to work I go.
    Yea, we will have to go for a ride. I doubt my bike can keep up with the hotrod you built, but I'll try. If you haven't yet, you should do a write-up on it. Some of the guys here would love to know how you got the fuel injection to work etc.etc.
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2018
    TwoManyXS1Bs and robinc like this.
  2. Ratranger

    Ratranger XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    I do have a build thread on here with the efi info, it's called sumotrack. I bet you'd keep up fine, other than the rephase the engine is basically stock. Bored 2nd over since the cylinders were worn, but that is it mechanically.

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