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Old 03-01-2011, 09:07 PM   #166
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Needs more tank bag.
I gotta fever... and the only cure... is more tankbag!
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:19 AM   #167
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:29 PM   #168
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My 83 XS650. Holy sissy bar

In all realty I hate my seat. It's very comfortable, however I hate the way it looks. I think a Corbin gunfighter would look much nicer with the sissy and the seat rail removed, but Corbin doesn't have the product for the 83 XS. I also have euro bars I'm putting on soon.

It's a Mustang seat I got with the bike when I bought it. Small tear on the ridge. Brand new it would retail for close to 350 bucks. Anyone want to trade it with me for a flat brat style 80-83 XS seat?
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:03 AM   #169
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I think I prefer the seat on my '81SH, made for touring!



I know 'Mrs Ghost' does.


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Old 03-04-2011, 08:46 AM   #170
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Here's my 1972 XS-2. A previous owner painted the headlight shell/wings and side covers black; I've concentrated on steering head/swingarm bushings and making sure the engine is in good shape.

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Old 03-04-2011, 08:50 AM   #171
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It actually doesn't look bad with those parts in black, the light king/queen is not my thing though :) Would love a tank like that, it looks much more classic compared to the later ones.
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Old 03-05-2011, 02:08 AM   #172
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It actually doesn't look bad with those parts in black, the light king/queen is not my thing though :) Would love a tank like that, it looks much more classic compared to the later ones.

Neat looking tanks, unfortunately won't fit later models [from memory]
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Old 03-05-2011, 02:25 AM   #173
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Neat looking tanks, unfortunately won't fit later models [from memory]
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That is also what I have concluded, but the later special tanks, with a profile similar to the standard have the mounting holes for emblems and should fit.


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Old 03-06-2011, 10:16 AM   #174
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Hi everyone. I'm sitting here in cold Buffalo, NY right now waiting until I can take my 1983 XS650 out on the road once again. Does anyone own an XS on this board? I've been lurking for a real long time, and am curious to see what everyone else has got. I don't have any photos of mine yet, but will once it gets warmer out. This is something I'd like my XS to look like eventually.
buffaloborn,
Thanks for starting this thread...I been using it. I imagine you're still too snowed in there in buffalo, and although these two 650's don't look like a vision of your conversion, they are the starting point everyone has to use!
9-12-10, 2 xs650's took the rock creek road. 8 miles of bumpy, busy, narrow, twisty road. With a hemet mounted consumer camcorder.
I documented the road I hadn't driven on in 20 or more years.
This video is about 20 minutes long, and it's pretty much straight up ride footage.
(sound of the bikes...sound of the wind)
If you have the time to watch it, and make it through to the end...
it means you really like 650's, like to see the road go by, and really like to ride! Enjoy....
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Also could mean you are still deeply snowed in and starving for entertainment...
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:23 PM   #175
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did this one last year

gonna start on this some time this year
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:36 PM   #176
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Original Yamaha advertising, 1979

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Old 03-07-2011, 05:48 PM   #177
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Original Yamaha advertising, 1979

I remember that ad [or something similar], neat to see it again! Thanks for posting.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:53 PM   #178
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I used to have one in the late 80's, a 447 model from 1979 I think it was:



Super reliable, brought me all the way to Israel, Egypt and back using more than a liter of oil for every 600mls when we left and 1.5l per 600mls when we came back. Never left me stranded. No, I didn't have money to fix it, was a poor student back then. Sold it later on when my wife was pregnant. Would love to have one again, was the best Japanese copy of an English Parallel Twin.
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:10 PM   #179
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"was the best Japanese copy of an English Parallel Twin. "

I prefer to think that it was the Japanese showing the English how to do it right. It wasn't a copy as it didn't leak oil and the electrics worked. (mostly)
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:54 PM   #180
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It was a Hosk copy If anything.

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