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My roommate has an '80 XS650 and a guy I work with had the same bike. I've ridden them around a little bit and I would definitely get one except for that charging issue that Geeto mentioned. Both of them had bad stators and it's a $250-$300 (check www.mikesxs.com). My roommate paid $500 for his and my coworker got his for free, so it was hard to justify putting that much money into it. The guy I work with said he coud get about 1 tank's worth of riding per battery charge and never bothered to fix it. My roommate only rides around town about 30 miles at a time so it doesn't bother him either, but what does he know, he's selling it for a sportster (lame). Anyway, I guess the point is that it seems like a good bike, you'll just want to make sure it charges because that can be a pain in the ass and too expensive to fix relative to the cost of the whole bike.
 
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