I would like to nominate Yamadude for his clean 1976 tastefully modded bike
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Thanks Bob, for the nomination, which I gratefully accept.
This was my first XS650 purchase, a 2012 garage sale find @ $500. I had been looking for a year or so for a project, and this '76 was in rough shape, barely running. All work accomplished myself, including the paint job. I stripped it down to the bare frame and painted each part outside in the driveway. There are a bunch of pics in my profile media. I can't imagine having done this restoration without the support of the members at this forum.
The seat is from Vietnam. Made the rectifier with Radio Shack components. Ignition is a vintage Dyna II system, no longer made for the XS650, but the company did in fact respond substantially to some questions I had.
I ride this bike regularly throughout Onondaga County.