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Old 04-08-2011, 04:01 PM   #241
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I have been working on this 1975 most of this winter. Just got it mechanically sound.

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Old 04-08-2011, 04:42 PM   #242
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Hi Barb
Hi G/S! Nice to see you over here!

Let's see---about that rear wheel....I have an 18", and changed from the original aluminum to stainless, which helped a lot. I have a donor bike with a 16" wheel, but it has a disc and it just isn't worth changing it out from the drum. Besides, I like the looks of the 18", so I just have to get in the habit of checking my spokes more often....or at all.....

I love the map of AU on the chair! I have a map of the USA on my windshield, with states marked in where I have ridden. Kinda fun.....

Xs's sure are neat.....
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:40 PM   #243
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I have a feeling that those measurements are a bit out :)

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My biggist concern right now is actually getting to buy the pipes, they don't sell to private persons, so I am figuring something out.
I'm such a dumb ass I seen what you wrote and said "wrong am I !" So I went to take pictures to show you who was wrong and proved it was meMy caliper was on inch's not mm and I just typed what I seen without even thinking I told you I was a colonest
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:46 PM   #244
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That is awesome Gordon! I will let you know what happens. Just found out that they closed part of the school for the summer already, and they have the pipe bender. I am going to by 90 degrees pre-bend pipe, so I will see how far that gets me.
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Old 04-09-2011, 01:51 PM   #245
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That is awesome Gordon! I will let you know what happens. Just found out that they closed part of the school for the summer already, and they have the pipe bender. I am going to by 90 degrees pre-bend pipe, so I will see how far that gets me.
Have fun, just take it slow when you start fabricating, photos please!
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Old 04-09-2011, 01:57 PM   #246
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Any other inmates want a ride around Yass/Boorowa districts in next 3 weeks, post here or PM me, if I can organise something I will.
Thought chuck that information up just in case any Aussie riders are viewing this thread.
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:24 AM   #247
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Gordon,
Quick question, those pipes on your black outfit, how close do they go in relation to the L/H carby?, & do you have a heat shield in place between the carby & exhaust?
I'm thinking of high pipes still!
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:35 AM   #248
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I think it would be a little tough to diagnos this from a far.
But you might try this.
If you think you cable is in good shape then...
Take the tank off and route the cable in the most "open air" way you can...set your tank backwards on the seat to hook up a gas supply and fire it up.
Then if it works properly you've just found your problem...
You were binding somewhere...
Try it all again.

Really doesn't matter what routing you have as long as it's long enough and doesn't hang up.

My particular routing is from the throttle, slung under and along the bars, through the center of the instument cluster to the left side of the frame. Along the backbone, and eminating from the tank's tunnel right down the the carbs.
Of course I have a STD and a STD cable, but I do have lower bars than stock. It makes some pretty good bends but doesn't hang up like yours seens to be.
With the cable disconnected at the carb, operating the throttle, do you perceive any resistance?



Followed this yesterday. Also, lubed the throttle cable up and it worked like a charm. Thanks again for your wisdom.

I can't believe that this thread has taken off like this. It makes me really happy to see the XS650 ADV contingent come out of the woodwork. Also makes me very happy to recognize that this spunky little bike I bought on a whim has such a cult following. More posts!!

I want to hear about epic roadtrips that people have taken on their XS's. Any ride reports?
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:12 AM   #249
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Followed this yesterday. Also, lubed the throttle cable up and it worked like a charm. Thanks again for your wisdom.

I can't believe that this thread has taken off like this. It makes me really happy to see the XS650 ADV contingent come out of the woodwork. Also makes me very happy to recognize that this spunky little bike I bought on a whim has such a cult following. More posts!!

I want to hear about epic roadtrips that people have taken on their XS's. Any ride reports?
I am going to ride the alps in a few months, then I'll take alot of pictures, but I'm quite short with ridereports, so they're mostly just pictures.
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Old 04-12-2011, 02:35 PM   #250
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Borrowed this photo from somebody's w/e @ Eastern Creek




Nice collection of older models & race-prep XS's
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:55 PM   #251
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This could go in the old structure thread, but it's an old photo.
Maybe 1985 kodak 110 instamatic








Last sunday, a trip out to visit some friends in latrobe. We went further up to sutter creek where jw's folks wipped up a great meal.

the route back was through Ione and taking Scott road. The ride back was best because it warmed up.
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:00 PM   #252
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[QUOTE=buffaloborn;15649467]Followed this yesterday.
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took a while to get to it eh?
Glad to hear you worked it out.
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:20 PM   #253
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I am going to ride the alps in a few months
You got to stop by... I'm near Munich...

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Old 04-13-2011, 01:24 PM   #254
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You got to stop by... I'm near Munich...

Greets beys
Well I'm going to be departing and arriving to and from munchen ost with the autozug
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:54 PM   #255
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Followed this yesterday.
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took a while to get to it eh?
Glad to hear you worked it out.
certainly did. had wedding stuff to figure out. i was out on the road last night though. riding by the river never gets old.
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