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This is a discussion on Physical Size within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Kyle, Go for the 650 man.... a 76 XS650 was my first bike, sharp looking, decently fast, stopped pretty good, did most things quite nicely. ...

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    Kyle,
    Go for the 650 man.... a 76 XS650 was my first bike, sharp looking, decently fast, stopped pretty good, did most things quite nicely.
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    jack, beth... 311 lbs?!! put that thing on a diet!

    (please note that Johnny B's example of 'perfect' describes one FCB racer from Manhattan to a T.)

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    haha nice Jack sorry next time I will think about my title a little more but thanks for all the help i have decided on the xs anyone have imput on what years were better?

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    Kyle,
    Do some research, someone once mentioned to me that the 76 had different gear ratios, a closer ratio gearbox or something. Also a disk brake bike, not sure when they switched over from drum. I forget what year, but I think like 1978 or 79 they changed the look to the goofier 80's look, with buckhorn bars, goofy seat etc.
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    Edited by - jbranson on Oct 24 2007 10:28:25 AM

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    quote:
    jack, beth... 311 lbs?!! put that thing on a diet!

    (please note that Johnny B's example of 'perfect' describes one FCB racer from Manhattan to a T.)

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    Well; it's Jack's bike! Tell him how to shave off weight. The Yetman CB will weigh quite a bit less! I keep talking about it, I know. It will be on the road by April '08.


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    beth & jack,

    clancypants weighed his new greenmachine cb350 on the scales at loudon in june....i think he said it weighed in at 270lbs.

    ask rosko what his weighs, cause i think it is close to that as well.

    i'm putting my two cb350's on winter diets. see you all on the scales in may!

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    i rode a 79 xs650 last week and besides the thing vibrating more then a washing machine, i really enjoyed it. It felt bigger then a cb350 in terms of weight but the thing has a lot more balls. much more low end grunt (300cc's more will do that i guess). but the vibration seriously killed me. wtf is up with that? do all // twins do that shit?

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