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Old 02-17-2011, 07:14 PM   #136
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I'm definately not a purist who believes that bikes should be kept stock. It's just crazy the $$ people will pay for a stock or close to stock bike. Every XS650 I have is heavily modified BTW . Personally I love the standard's and Special II's. I never cared for the Specials...
What was that 81 in the pic? special II ?
I don't mind the mods.
I use the stock stuff cause I picked up 3 extra std's before they became scarce. Just fixen em up and riding.
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:37 PM   #137
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What was that 81 in the pic? special II ?
I don't mind the mods.
I use the stock stuff cause I picked up 3 extra std's before they became scarce. Just fixen em up and riding.
It's a Special. The STD's and Special II's have spokes. Every time I get a Special, I pull the mags off and put spokes on...

That rear mag drum is fairly sought after BTW. I sold one for $100 a few years back...
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:12 AM   #138
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It's a Special. The STD's and Special II's have spokes. Every time I get a Special, I pull the mags off and put spokes on...

That rear mag drum is fairly sought after BTW. I sold one for $100 a few years back...
They called Special II's by the name of Heritage out here in Oz,mostly imported from the states, dunno whether Europe got any after '82?
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:52 AM   #139
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They called Special II's by the name of Heritage out here in Oz,mostly imported from the states, dunno whether Europe got any after '82?
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Heritage's here had wire wheels with a 48-64 spoke count, whereas the Special II's had the standard spoke count. Both were great looking bikes. Parts of the bike(Heritage) were blacked out also.
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:55 AM   #140
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Heritage's here had wire wheels with a 48-64 spoke count, whereas the Special II's had the standard spoke count. Both were great looking bikes. Parts of the bike(Heritage) were blacked out also.
Thanks for the heads up, much appreciated, more knowledge the better!
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:31 PM   #141
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1981 Special was the basis for my dual sport

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/.../100_0596b.jpg

and my 1976 XS 650 C that I'm finishing after repairs that took too long

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/...Picture035.jpg
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:05 AM   #142
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1981 Special was the basis for my dual sport

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/.../100_0596b.jpg

and my 1976 XS 650 C that I'm finishing after repairs that took too long

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/...Picture035.jpg

Nice looking bike, many mods?
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:16 AM   #143
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http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/...Picture035.jpg

The only mods to this one are K&N filters, Giriling shocks and the painted fenders. I had to put new gaskets, seals and oil filter screens in.
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:43 AM   #144
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http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/...Picture035.jpg

The only mods to this one are K&N filters, Giriling shocks and the painted fenders. I had to put new gaskets, seals and oil filter screens in.
Just standard type rebuild, MikesXS gear?
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:05 PM   #145
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Yep, Mikes XS has been great. I was going to put pistons and rings in but with 31k I de carbonized everything and measured the bores and pistons and all was well, so I left it alone.
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:47 AM   #146
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Yep, Mikes XS has been great. I was going to put pistons and rings in but with 31k I de carbonized everything and measured the bores and pistons and all was well, so I left it alone.
Q?:- How long are you getting out of your camchains?
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:32 PM   #147
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Q?:- How long are you getting out of your camchains?
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At 31k the cam chain was fine, unfortunatly I got side lined for several months by a crash on road and the nice heavy coat of gasket remover spray that I applied the nite before said crash caused the chain to rust like a sumbitch, hence the new chain. I have an engine with over 50k on it and that cam chain is perfectly fine and I won't hesitat to reuse it.
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Old 02-26-2011, 03:15 AM   #148
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At 31k the cam chain was fine, unfortunatly I got side lined for several months by a crash on road and the nice heavy coat of gasket remover spray that I applied the nite before said crash caused the chain to rust like a sumbitch, hence the new chain. I have an engine with over 50k on it and that cam chain is perfectly fine and I won't hesitat to reuse it.
Thanks for the heads-up, what about the camchain guides/runners ?
Got a noise in mine [40K] but so far haven't found the culprit.
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:09 AM   #149
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Here's my 1970 XS1 in its original candy apple green paint....I did and had a lot of work done to her including an engine rebuild, fork rebuild, brakes rebuilt, new tires, all new wiring and countless other part replacements thanks to MikesXS.com. It runs great, but it is blowing its fuse after an hour of riding or so...so I still got work to do.

Its so cool lookin' I decided to park it in my family room for the winter.




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Old 02-26-2011, 08:22 AM   #150
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It runs great, but it is blowing its fuse after an hour of riding or so...
Have you tried re-soldering the connections between the wiring and fuse block? They can become embrittled with time, leading to high resistance and fuse overheating. This problem occurred on two of my old Hondas.

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