Looks like good times ahead! Congrats!Love seeing all these XS's... I'm old enough to recall seeing lots of them among the all of the bikes on the streets of the day. Never had one then (or any other bike for that matter), but here is one that I have now. A barn find, found in my own barn. Been there for 27 years. Picture shows it washed, but otherwise as found. Registered as a 1977, so that makes it an XSD?
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Will do when I have put some miles on it, teamWicked. Last time I rode it (pre-Minton mod) was 27 years ago, so I don't have a good basis for comparison. Also added 1" spring pre-load spacers at the time of the Minton mod.Tell us how you like the forks after riding a bit. I am curious about the Minton mods.
After a couple of decades not knowing where my old photos were I stumbled across them this afternoon and they were definitely in a safe place. Here is the old XS6501B back in about 1986 after I had given it a good going over. It was originally Candy Orange and had been fitted with those Buckhorns which I still find very comfortable:
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This was in Dunedin NZ on a fine day as I headed off up near Ranfurly then back home via Alexandra. I camped the night by a stream below Mount St. Bathans. I remember the stream was freezing the next morning when I had a wash. I used to ride with a newspaper stuffed up that jacket. Someone may recognize the old Polystar helmet.
I just noticed the bike has no indicators fitted...???