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Got another XS650

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Got another XS650

#1 PostAuthor: kev edwards » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:08 am

Got myself another XS650 earlier this year, just doing another good tidy up, replacing whats needed and painting all the black bits, also sorting motor which was more work than i needed cam guides replaced, seals a plethora of other bits, been re-bored to 666 by my calculations why the other work not done is an enigma to me, head is on its way to Dave Ennis for valve seat cut and stainless valves.
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Re: Got another XS650

#2 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:10 am

Lovely. Always fancied and XS..
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Re: Got another XS650

#3 PostAuthor: ADRIAN H » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:32 am

Good start. Is that a XS650 US Special ? - I am a bit concerned about your Rearsets back plate - not sure timber board is a good idea. LOL.

Super lovely bikes the XS650. Used to have one with slash cut open silencers, lovely exhaust note on them.

A dealer just down the road from me has got one for sale, a bit pricey, keep resisting the temptation to buy it.

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Re: Got another XS650

#4 PostAuthor: Garry.L » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:42 am

Like many of us I never really gave the XS much thought back-in-day, but they have really grown on me in recent years. Only problem I can see is the number of them that seem to get butchered into yet another hideous Cafe Racer.
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Re: Got another XS650

#5 PostAuthor: Philippe » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:03 pm

Hi men
my first bike was a XS650 . A very nice bike, to start with.
I had it a few years and swapped it in 1983 for a Z1000ST
I stil have a XS650 today in my collection.
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Re: Got another XS650

#6 PostAuthor: kev edwards » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:17 pm

ADRIAN H wrote:Good start. Is that a XS650 US Special ? - I am a bit concerned about your Rearsets back plate - not sure timber board is a good idea. LOL.


That's just to stop the stand from hitting the newly painted arm and footrest hangers, I'm sure you already knew that though.

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Re: Got another XS650

#7 PostAuthor: Pigford » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:38 pm

I had one in 1979 - pile of shite :lol:

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Re: Got another XS650

#8 PostAuthor: ADRIAN H » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:22 pm

Pigford wrote:I had one in 1979 - pile of shite :lol:

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They're an acquired taste, a bit like the Kawasaki W650 was. Did change my riding habits at he time, more laid back.
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Re: Got another XS650

#9 PostAuthor: Pigford » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:33 pm

ADRIAN H wrote:
Pigford wrote:I had one in 1979 - pile of shite :lol:

:club :club :club :club :boom :club :club :club :club

They're an acquired taste, a bit like the Kawasaki W650 was. Did change my riding habits at he time, more laid back.


I've had a couple of modern W650's and really like them :up
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Re: Got another XS650

#10 PostAuthor: kev edwards » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:56 pm

Pigford wrote:I had one in 1979 - pile of shite :lol:

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That's because yours was a twin disc's version Mark, :cl

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Re: Got another XS650

#11 PostAuthor: Pigford » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:28 pm

kev edwards wrote:
Pigford wrote:I had one in 1979 - pile of shite :lol:

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That's because yours was a twin disc's version Mark, :cl


Maybe - but most likely coz I thrashed the fook out of it trying to keep up with me mates, who had quicker bikes!

It did sound sweet with the "chop-pots" fitted.
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Re: Got another XS650

#12 PostAuthor: kev edwards » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:57 am

Got my head back form Buzzard Friday all very nice, he had to make arbors as they are 8mm guides, and could just get the cutter to open up enough for the huge valves, new stainless valves, engine is back together and in the frame.
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Re: Got another XS650

#13 PostAuthor: kev edwards » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:08 pm

Fired her up and timed the ole girl today, lots of work and cost more than the bloody thing is worth, got Z thou bars on it now, does this make it a token Z :idea :hah! will balance the carbs over the weekend and maybe give her an outing, weather permitting.
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Re: Got another XS650

#14 PostAuthor: Philippe » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:28 am

Hi kev
very nice bike! Congratulations!
Enjoy it.
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Re: Got another XS650

#15 PostAuthor: Pigford » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:49 am

That's one smart bike :up
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