For Sale - 1981 bobber/tracker/cafe UK


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UK, South East
Hi everyone

Apologies my first post is an advert, I've learnt a lot from here and the 2 UK forums...

The time has come to sell my XS; I just don't use it partly due to having a young family. I rode it to it's MOT in July '17 and then didn't use it at all. It's only come out of the garage this year to move things around... I'm raising funds to buy a pickup truck so this and my Volvo estate are going

Attached are a couple of recent pics from early 2017, showing it's current state except I have since replaced the green electrics box with a more accessible black under seat one.

Below is a spec sheet of everything I've done to the bike since buying it around 7 years ago

Full rebuild
by Howard at Smedspeed (photos and receipts provided)
New pistons +1over
new rings
New conrods
new valves
new valve springs
new collets
head Ported & Polished
new cam chain + tensioners
starter removal
bottom end balanced and Tig'd
Spin on oil filter conversion
rev counter blanked off
Hugh's PMA conversion
single piece clutch rod

Carbs rejetted
New mounting rubbers
Ramair filters
Rolling road session - 47Hp at the wheel, dyno printout from HM racing in Edenbridge

New Brandon Boyer ignition

Heiden 2-1 system

Front End
New fork stanchions
forks shortened by 2"
New bottom yoke
New axle
Aluminium riser mounts
low bars
Borrani rim, SS spokes
Avon AM26 tyre 3.25x19

Rear End
New shorter shocks
18" wire wheel, 4.10x18 tyre

XT660R caliper & m/cyl
custom bracket
braided hose

New seat
Frenched '59 Cadillac tail light
side mount #plate

custom loom
mini battery and fuses under seat
LED rear bulb in '59 caddy light
5.75" chrome headlight
no indicators
Koso mini speedo

My build thread can be found here:

It could do with some tidying cosmetically, I had always planned to strip it down and paint it but a young family and too many other projects has meant that hasn't happened...

I have a number of spares (including R6 forks, rear sets, service items, OE alloy rims etc etc) I'll be offering the buyer first then listing separately.

Please PM me for contact details or more info

Price wise I would like £3500


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