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Old 07-20-2011, 10:53 PM   #376
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Old fading photos

Just going through some old 110 [instamatic?] photos from early '70s, pretty bad when you compare them to modern stuff!

There's an XS2 in amongst that lot - '74-'75?
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:18 AM   #377
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Has a bit of a hinge in the middle @ times?
XS1 ?
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Develops a wee bit of a wobble past 80mph. Steering head bearings are just about kaput, so tends to be a little hellacious in the corners. Can drag the pegs, but just requires some countersteering as it wants to dump itself into the turns.

XS2 frame with an XS1 motor; XS1 motor is lighter and less stuff to worry about. Really fun to kickstart...
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:36 AM   #378
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Develops a wee bit of a wobble past 80mph. Steering head bearings are just about kaput, so tends to be a little hellacious in the corners. Can drag the pegs, but just requires some countersteering as it wants to dump itself into the turns.

XS2 frame with an XS1 motor; XS1 motor is lighter and less stuff to worry about. Really fun to kickstart...
I had a nice TX650, a 1973, which I SHOULD HAVE KEPT! I took the ele start off, and plugged the hole, and it felt 50lbs lighter! Of course, the starter when it was in my hands felt like it almost weighed that much!
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:47 PM   #379
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My, uh, brown turd I guess you could say.




750 Shell Thuet kit with many other mods done to the motor. Wicked fast in a straight line.
B/S aside Mike it looks good that color. It appears to but sort of Root Beer metalic. The polished aluminum and and minimal chrome real set that color off.
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:15 PM   #380
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I will say that I still feel that motor is one of the best looking motors of all time. It is also one of the most reliable.
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:17 PM   #381
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My, uh, brown turd I guess you could say.




750 Shell Thuet kit with many other mods done to the motor. Wicked fast in a straight line.
I had that Same Hooker Header on mine....

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Old 07-21-2011, 09:07 PM   #382
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i will say that i still feel that motor is one of the best looking motors of all time. It is also one of the most reliable.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:30 PM   #383
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Talking I apreash XS's but...

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Personal preference here...
I've owned many xs650's and no A65's.
Yet I think the A65 is better looking due to all the round edges.



Yamaha copied quite a bit from british bikes. Improved on them sure, but added weight too.
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Old 07-22-2011, 04:45 AM   #384
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Bit of a morning ride locally

didn't take many photos, just enjoyed the ride!

Local bridge that was washed away many years ago, it was replaced by this one

Tamas Bridge crossing the Murrumbidgee River, Yass - Wee Jasper Rd, NSW
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Old 07-23-2011, 03:45 PM   #385
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What does everyone reccommend for lubing clutch cables these days?



Had a frozen clutch cable @ 0600 this morning, our winters aren't as severe here but we still get -10c on a regular basis, had to ride home without a clutch [which is no dramas to me, do it all the time]
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:22 PM   #386
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cable lube

These days I been using "cable life". www.protectall.com The spray stuff.
You know, with the screw down applicator attachment...
good down to -70F
Course the old days was a baggie, rubber band, 90 weight and gravity.

Yamaha 650's are my favorite bike to have to shift with out a clutch on.
They do it good.

Although I usualy never do it, by accident, sometimes I do....
(go for the brake and make a stabbing downshift)

Really it comes natural jumping from right to left side shifting bikes...
For me it is...some have sold right side shifting bikes because they said they just couldn't get used to it.

I think right side shifting bikes are good cause you prod the kickstarter, left foot on the ground, and in one swingaround motion you jam into first and jump to a start off.

Left shifting bikes...
You kick it, rest your butt on the seat, change legs to the ground, then stab at the shifter.

But then, most modern bikes have an electric starter some no kicker!
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:47 PM   #387
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Course the old days was a baggie, rubber band, 90 weight and gravity.

What do you mean in the old days, I still make mixture of 30 weight/graphite, works well. Little bit WD40 for good luck!
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:33 AM   #388
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Course the old days was a baggie, rubber band, 90 weight and gravity.

What do you mean in the old days, I still make mixture of 30 weight/graphite, works well. Little bit WD40 for good luck!
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Baza, you ride with a guy who has a XT600. What kind of rear shock is on his bike? Stock? Or aftrmaket?
Ride On!! BIG ED XT 600FAN!!
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:41 AM   #389
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Baza, you ride with a guy who has a XT600. What kind of rear shock is on his bike? Stock? Or aftrmaket?
Ride On!! BIG ED XT 600FAN!!
Stock as far as I know?, I'll check with Macca when talk to him next, He loves his 'Critter', good old bike that one!
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:22 PM   #390
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Work in progress [trailer], first rally is the 'TTT', 35kms of firetrail & several watercrossings on red clay in places.


If we survive the experience I'll post photos, anyway it's still three weeks away, gotta do some testing up the back of Wee Jasper,


This sort of country!
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