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old XSers never die they just smell that way

Discussion in 'Southwest U.S.' started by burns, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. I'm back in Austin Texas after a decade in the Great NorthWet (Olympia WA). I saw an ad selling an xs650 project and it caused a return of my XS650 fever. After looking at modern bikes, searching for the "if I only had one motorcycle" replacement for my DR350 and FJ1200 with a critical eye to how I actually ride I decided to build a xs650 based street legal desert sled. basically a street tracker with a big tank and comfortable single seat, high pipes and skid plate. I've had 7 xs so far and it is time for number 8.

    well i'm taking the DR to Big Bend today for its final ride when I get back ill sell it and start collecting what I need for my personal version of an all-around MOTORCYCLE. In my 60 years on two-wheels the XS650 yam has proven to be - for me - the heart of such a machine.

    Anybody in South Texas with any of the components, please PM here.

    if MRRIGGS is still around I'd love to get another of his stator mounts.

    happy trails
     
  2. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    When I saw the title of this thread, it reminded me of something Frank Zappa once said: "...Chivalry's not dead...it just smells funny..."
    Such one-liners amuse me to no end. :laugh:
     
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  3. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Hey, Burns, welcome back!

    At my age and health condition, I'd be reticent about getting into a build. Good on ya for wanting to do this. Be aware of Austin's expen$se factor.

    Justa option, have you looked into the new Royal Enfield 650?

    At TJ's Cycle, Post #54.
    http://www.xs650.com/threads/harves...get-a-group-together.37223/page-3#post-616838

    Revival's modded RE, post #65.
    http://www.xs650.com/threads/the-20...le-show-in-austin-tx.44892/page-4#post-590026

    Hotdog's thread.
    http://www.xs650.com/threads/new-650-parallel-twin-for-royal-enfield-270-crank-4v-head.50810/

    ArticXS's thread, showing hop-up parts.
    http://www.xs650.com/threads/is-the...xs-s-s-offer-performance-parts-already.56192/

    And, I included the RE 650 in this comparison thread.
    http://www.xs650.com/threads/the-a-factor.53656/
     
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  4. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    HERESY!
     
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  5. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Welcome back Burns XS650 forever!
    :wink2:
     
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  6. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Haha, sez the Buell and RoadCouch rider...
     
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  7. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Road couch is gone, so THERE!
    mumble, mumble, new to me Buell, EBR, E-bikes, Harumph!
     
  8. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  9. the RE looks good but wont scratch the xs itch for me. Plus FI is too modern for me.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2019
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  10. 2222 true
     
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