2019 XS650 Calendar VOTE HERE!

Which XS650s would you like to see in the 2019 XS650 Calendar?

  • hotshoe

    Votes: 38 36.2%
  • robinc

    Votes: 49 46.7%
  • gggGary

    Votes: 37 35.2%
  • halfmile

    Votes: 53 50.5%
  • Ratranger

    Votes: 32 30.5%
  • OHRider

    Votes: 37 35.2%
  • weekendrider

    Votes: 40 38.1%
  • rhysbud

    Votes: 30 28.6%
  • LEGEND_10

    Votes: 38 36.2%
  • fredintoon

    Votes: 11 10.5%
  • girard

    Votes: 22 21.0%
  • willis

    Votes: 28 26.7%
  • CBJamie

    Votes: 14 13.3%
  • plowboy1

    Votes: 20 19.0%
  • Kansas lineman

    Votes: 20 19.0%
  • Skip

    Votes: 37 35.2%
  • 5twins

    Votes: 27 25.7%
  • Apexdc

    Votes: 36 34.3%
  • 79XStLousi

    Votes: 25 23.8%
  • Crunch45

    Votes: 18 17.1%
  • jradvantage

    Votes: 39 37.1%
  • Vincenthdfan

    Votes: 37 35.2%
  • Meddy

    Votes: 18 17.1%
  • hooooolt

    Votes: 15 14.3%
  • Boopduke

    Votes: 9 8.6%
  • Ceed Klumper

    Votes: 31 29.5%

  • Total voters
    105
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Vote for the XS650s you'd like to see in the 2019 XS650 Calendar!

It's time to Vote!

This will be the seventh year for the XS650 Calendars! As usual, Shawn (samoran1) is the person putting them together for us. The nomination stage is over and the ones that were nominated, seconded, and accepted are ready to be voted on. There are 26 this year. Click here to see the nomination thread.

This is the voting thread. There will be 13 bikes in the calendar (the calendar will include January 2020). The bike with the most votes will be on the cover and also have its own month. Voting will end on October 31st. You can vote for as many bikes as you want (multiple selection allowed). You can only submit your votes once, and only existing members will be able to vote. Accounts created after the time of this post won't be able to vote.

Nominees, feel free to post more photos and details of your bike in this thread. If you want me to replace any of the photos in this post, let me know. I used what was provided in the nomination thread. I will post up to two photos of each bike in this post. You can add more in this thread.

For the top 13: To get these calendars printed and shipped on time, samoran1 needs all of the pictures for the calendar ASAP. He will set a deadline. Once the voting is underway, if you see you're doing well, get your pictures and information ready to send. You will need to send 3 or 4 high quality photos of your bike with no logos or watermarks (min dimension to be posted later) and your name, location, bike year/model, and SHORT bike bio via email to Shawn. He'll post his information in this thread or send it to the top 13 via private conversation. You need to be the owner of the photos or have permission to use the photos for the calendar. In the event that people are unable to supply photos in time, the next runner up will be included instead. So the close runners up (14, 15 and 16) may wish to have photos ready to send in.

After the voting is complete and the calendar is put together, a thread will be created with the final product and a link to an ordering page. There will be a limited time to order, so check back often for the ordering thread. A link to the ordering thread will be posted in this thread as well as on the main page.

Thank you to everyone who has helped make this calendar happen so far!


Here are the nominations. Vote using the poll above.

hotshoe
full


robinc
full

full


gggGary
full


halfmile
full


Ratranger
full


OHRider
full

full


weekendrider
full

full


rhysbud
full


LEGEND_10
full

full


fredintoon
full


girard
full

full


willis
full


CBJamie
full

full


plowboy1
full


Kansas lineman
full


Skip
full

full


5twins
full

full


Apexdc
full

full


79XStLousi
full

full


Crunch45
full


jradvantage
full


Vincenthdfan
full


Meddy
full


hooooolt
full

full


Boopduke
full

full


Ceed Klumper
full

 
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Here's a couple alternate views of mine. Plenty of awesome bikes on here, thanks for considering mine! Good luck to everyone.
 

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Hey folks, it was never my intent to create any kind of a divide by having all my bikes in one shot....or be nominated this year, honestly.

I'm fine with bowing out until next year, then perhaps putting either my XS-1B or XS-2 in the hat for next years calendar?

They're not going anywhere and that way we can maintain the singular bike theme as it was originally intended...fair enough?

I really do appreciate the nomination though...thank you!
 

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Hey folks, it was never my intent to create any kind of a divide by having all my bikes in one shot....or be nominated this year, honestly.

I'm fine with bowing out until next year, then perhaps putting either my XS-1B or XS-2 in the hat for next years calendar?

They're not going anywhere and that way we can maintain the singular bike theme as it was originally intended...fair enough?

I really do appreciate the nomination though...thank you!

I don't think it was as much division as it was just confusion on which bike(s) was being used for nomination is all. If you're voted in they all get in, no worries.
 

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It is encouraged to show off the bike, (more pics), and post some interesting information about the build and links to a build thread if any.........Self promotion gets you votes
 

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I have voted and wish you all the best of luck: there is not a bike on the list that wouldn't love to be seen riding. If all goes well, I hope to have an entry for the next calendar event...
 

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Wow! I am so pleased and honored to have Prom Queen in the running with these great bikes!

I was incredibly lucky when my high school buddy, Larry Baughman, back in New Mexico, agreed to sell me his old flat track bike to bring back to life.

She has had several lives, so I have brought two of those back and am heading for a third. Built in the early seventies by a Yamaha dealership in Alamagordo, NM, she was flat track raced by Joe Pearce and "Robbie" Robertson in eastern New Mexico and West Texas. In 1976, Robbie borrowed Joe's bike again to run the Bicentennial Pike's Peak Hillclimb. Fortunately, both Joe and Robbie are still around and have helped me a lot with the history of the bike.

Two years, ago I started a complete teardown restoration to flat track configuration. Last year, I recreated the drum brake front wheel and TT pipe setup, as raced at Pike's Peak.

She runs great and sounds really fantastic with the TT pipes (and small baffles), so the next step is going to be fitting a small Bates style headlight and taillight, so I can get street registration. I don't plan any detuning, but I did refit the kickstarter. Anything I do will be reversible, of course.

So, pandering for your vote as much as possible, I hope I end up needing to buy more calendars to send to Larry, Joe and Robbie! Oh, the paint is original. Lots of little cracks, but too cool to change.

Thanks so much to the members on this forum for all the support and information that was sooo valuable with the restoration.

Here is the link to the restoration thread: http://www.xs650.com/threads/help-bring-an-old-flat-track-racebike-back-to-life.51319/#post-538122

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What are the standards for final photos? Can we find out if the photos used for the voting are OK?

Thinking and hoping as the votes get closer to closing. Wow! Such nice bikes!
 

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I think Shawn likes to have an 8MP or better image for the main photo. I believe he usually starts a private conversation with all of the winners giving more details about the photos, bio, where to send the photos, etc.
 
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