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Old 04-07-2011, 10:58 PM   #230
XS650 Allroads Traveller
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Location: Yass, Australia
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Originally Posted by Barbara View Post
Hi Guys,

Thanks! The chair is a 1965 "Spirit of America Sport Sidecar", and I've got old Cycle and Cycle World mags with adverts for it in them. Kind of fun. I got it from some folks who had it on a Harley, and it was too light--they kept flying it.

I run a car battery behind the seat, and that suffices for ballast, plus it is usually loaded with camping gear or a Grandchild or two.....

The XS likes the chair, but the rear wheel also likes to be respoked every 10,000 miles or so. I guess I still need to further fine-tune the lean-out and toe-in, but she sure feels neutral going down the road. If nothing else, it makes life interesting, and keeps me out of bars......
Had a homemade chair on a '74 quite a few years back ['81?], felt a bit underpowered but the chair was pretty heavy & wide track as well! Photo?
HMMMMM, I'll be back in a minute!

Almost identical to the chair I built for the waterbottle, ['79], photo my father riding it on the farm.

Just found that photo of XS650 '74 with the chair, yep ugly fella is me [before the grey]

If I build another one, there will be heaps more thought go into the design for a start, track width same as a landcruiser? Leading Link frontend? the list goes on!
1981 XS650SH "Tourer" [ For Sale - 2015], 1975 XS650B "Adventure" ['Kenny Krazyhorse'], 1982 XL500R 'Project' x2 [for sale], DT175 [new projects] x 2
Couldn't afford a 'GSA', so now it's an 'XSA' "I didn't do it! & whoever said I did, is a liar!"

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