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  1. Bumblebee1

    For Sale - Nice 650 on Bring A Trailer...

    Not mine, just sharing... https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1981-yamaha-xs650-3/
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    2023 Dick Russell Memorial Rally - Mountain View, AR. May 4th - 7th, 2023. Hosted by the Yamaha 650 Society.

    Are there pictures? Maybe she was from somewhere else...
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    2023 Dick Russell Memorial Rally - Mountain View, AR. May 4th - 7th, 2023. Hosted by the Yamaha 650 Society.

    Tell him about the roads! The scenery! Hot one tooth arkansas women!
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    Just out of curiosity - Airplane Guys

    Some early piston engines had total loss oil systems. The Le Rhone had the propellor bolted to the crankcase and actually spun the entire engine. The oil was injected into the center to lubricate the crankshaft and rod bearings. The valve components in the cylinder head were lubricated by the...
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    XS650 Craigslist postings depository

    Pics or it didn't happen! Ha ha
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    XS650 Craigslist postings depository

    I messaged her, she just now replied, "Someone is coming for it".
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    XS650 Craigslist postings depository

    He replyed to my questions. Said it does turn over, carbs have been off for about a year and title he said he would let me know today. Not sure what that means but, it sounds pretty good so far. I'm not going for it, too many projects already, but if ya'll are interested, there ya go. I'll...
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    XS650 Craigslist postings depository

    I messaged him and asked a couple questions. No response, so far. I asked if the engine turns over, how long the carbs had been off and what's the title status.
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    Just out of curiosity - Airplane Guys

    Wow! What a cool experience!
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    Just out of curiosity - Airplane Guys

    There's an oil well pump jack in Arrowhead Lake State Park that's been pumping continuously since the 1950's. It pumps oil into an underground tank and then siphons off the lighter oil at the top, for fuel. Once a week somebody comes out and lubricates it and it just keeps chuffing along. It's a...
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    snap on tools

    I've cleaned and lubed Snap-On ratchets like that as well. Suddenly it's like they're brand new!
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    Just out of curiosity - Airplane Guys

    It also removes the jerky inputs from a panicked pilot
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    Just out of curiosity - Airplane Guys

    In aviation, that's called "Pilot Induced Oscillation" and can quickly get out of hand.
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    Just Ride.

    Absolutely! I had strayed from the path of being active on the forum and was horrified to see that ya'll had been here and i didn't know it! I live about 5 miles from the Ozark Folk Center and would have loved to meet and hang out with you guys! Several of you were instrumental in helping me...
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    Just Ride.

    I bought a house last year and the deck is in need of work. It was too hot during the summer and now that cooler weather is here, it's killing me to go work on the deck instead of ride. You may recall i live in Mountain View, Ar so it's hard. I'm pushing to get it done before winter. We'll see
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    82 XS650 Cafe Racer Build

    That looks sharp! When you get the paint work sorted, that's gonna be a nice looking ride! Good job!
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    1980 XS850 Special Cafe project

    That was my very first bike! 1980 XS850SG, black. The before pictures made me all nostalgic! That was a great bike and we had many adventures in my youth! I like the cafe/brat look you're going for. Looks good on the old girl!
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    XS650 Craigslist postings depository

    Phoenix, AZ
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    XS650 Craigslist postings depository

    Here's an oldie but goodie. Its a '72, looks complete, $1,600... https://m.facebook.com/groups/1354850051242546/permalink/6270309753029860/?mibextid=Nif5oz
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