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Just wondering if any XS650 owners in this group? Mine is mostly stock '79 Special II with clubmans, solo seat and pillon, Sportster exhaust, fork brace and a few upgrades. So any other Yama's out there?
 

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Welcome Sparklow. I've seen lots of XS cafe's. Your's sounds cool, post some pics. Other guys have posted here about their XS's, but I don't know if they're still with us.


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geeto killed all of the old clubman shod xs650 members.

run sparklow run.

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yo LIVEVIL!

check out the classifieds dude!

Hey all I just put up a couple of bikes for sale on craigs list (N.Y), One is a Mz 660 sport cup. The other is an Aprilla 280 climber (Trials). If any of you guys are interested. Delivery between Eastern Long Island and Loudon is available. I also will be looking to get rid of a Hawk GT (NT-650). and a 83 Xs650 as well. Everything needs work but is mostly there and would make good projects.
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Pete

pete is rdrce698 on the board. help him, help you.

texy

p.s.- pete, you owe me for being this agreeable at 7:12 a.m. to cut and paste.
 

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now THAT is an xs650 for me. i'm in search of one now to chop.

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Hey thanks Tex! I saw you post earlier, I'm trying to clean out my garage as well good luck!
I have a pretty decent 83 if your interested for like $600 I can give the particulars when I get back I'm currently rushing to get to NHIS for the races and wont be back until late sunday. Gotta go load the bikes now. I dont know call me if you want.
Later,
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An XS is one of the best platforms to do about anything with. I've thought about doing one that combined everthing I like about cafe, street tracker, with even some chopper influences(was gonna say bobber but that pisses Geeto off). It'd either be the coolest XS ever or people'd think I'm schizophrenic.

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Other guys have posted here about their XS's, but I don't know if they're still with us.


FR
I'm still here!<img src=icon_smile_evil.gif border=0 align=middle>Here's where my project is at the moment. Not much progress has been made in the last few months. In my own defense, I bought a '79 DT250 to do some trail riding on and have been getting it up to snuff. I'm pretty happy with how it is now, so I'm starting back on the XS. It's a '74 that's going to be an old-school cafe racer. Think...something that wouldn't look too out of place sitting in front of the Ace Cafe around 1965, or so. As many others have done, I've fitted an XS750 tank, as it's shape more matches the theme. The triple clamps and forks are from a '73-'74 TX750 as it used 36mm tubes, compared to the early 650's 34mm and the later one's 35mm. The swingarm is also from a TX750 and is about 1/4" larger in diameter than the 650's. While the TX750 used a double disk set-up and would provide excellent braking without any BS it just wouldn't look right; and besides, I never claimed to be very bright. I had thought about using the 4LS drum from a Suzuki GT750, but the prices on those have gone crazy. Besides they're a tad heavy. An XS1 2LS was another idea, but it used a lug on the fork leg to hold it which The TX front end didn't have. So, what I've settled on is a 2LS front from a CB72/77. It uses a stay mount. Engine wise I'm planning on a 750 kit. How about posting a pic, or 2 or your XS?
 
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