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What have you done to your XS today?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by I am Carbon, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. aldo5468

    aldo5468 Redleg XS650.com Supporter

    Checked to see the green light on the Battery Tender - it' s on life support for the next 4-5 months
  2. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Yeah doing the circuit out in the shed hitting the batteries on all the sleeping equipment and bikes.
    Got an ebay 72 tank today So stripping a thick layer of black off that tank and a PO's primer job off a 71 tank. Swapping front ends on the 71's so the best one will be back down on stock length legs.
  3. Dusty

    Dusty Dusty

    Pulled the tarp off of it,and showed it to a friend. Then I covered it back up untill Spring!!!
  4. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic XS650.com Supporter

    Man I'm so happy to live in Florida.
    I getting ready for a morning ride. It's 5:47 and 65F now.
  5. neanderthal

    neanderthal neanderthal

    haha that sounds nice. its in the teens where im at right now.
  6. Fitted Boyer ignition system, coils,and hydraulic clutch. Took her outside and shot some pics......

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  7. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan XS650 Addict

    So it was YOU who bought that tank huh?

    Had that one in my watch list, lol.

    I passed up on a cheap and pristine XS-2 tank last August at a swap meet because at the time, I had no need for one.

    Who knew a few months later I'd have not one, but two early XS-1's in my garage?

    I still don't really need an extra tank like that, but it never hurts to have a spare right?

    Do I need hoarders therapy? :yikes:
  8. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Yes! Both you and gggGary!

    I just want to get the edge....
  9. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Sounds like a threesome of hoarders here at least. Yes and it is a nice tank, two minor dents, the red with white stripes was still under that thick layer of black. The lack of better pics and no set freight charge scared off buyers I think. I'm chasing my tail trying to decide to keep working on the 71 or use the best possible parts and put a 70 together, then do a 71. I have the paint done for the 70 and the 71 paint is still just a painters promise to "get to it". And we know what painters time promises are worth. I'm coming up on a year waiting for 72 paint to be done.
  10. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter


    Wolfie that bike looks VERY cool, what's the fork off of?
  11. dedede

    dedede XS650 Addict

    Put the swing arm on the bench today to prep for new bushings, the tins and sidecar parts are painted getting ready for frame paint. Also prepared for the ice storm tonight.
  12. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic XS650.com Supporter

    Gary The forks are off a Yamaha R1
  13. knucks

    knucks XS650 Enthusiast

    Continuing to wire the bike. Wired the START button as the horn.
  14. He knows it!!:D 198 YZF R1 to be more precise. I have a little how-to if you are interested Gary, and thanks for the compliment!!:thumbsup:
  15. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic XS650.com Supporter

    Airwolfie your bike is lookin bad to the bone!

    And I installed throttle control and new handgrips.
  16. Thanks Carbon! I'm out to the shed to install my spark leads..............
  17. Installed spark leads and plugs!!
  18. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider Top Contributor

    What have I done with my XS? NOTHING! and it's tickin' me off not finding the time to do SOMETHING with her.
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  19. Same here bud! Fucking working way too much overtime(not willingly, busy time of year for us), so no shed time at night for me, cos I'm too fucking tired!! I'M SO ANGRY!!!!!! AAAAAAAAARGHNHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!:cussing::banghead::mad::banghead::cussing::cussing:

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