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Old 12-07-2011, 01:58 AM   #496
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Hi, Baza!! Go over to the Thumpers link. Go to the the Yamaha XT500 thread. There was a ride over in Holland, just for XT500 TT600s, and a XS650 motor XT500!! Check it out!! Look it the video, there the XS650 XT500 bike going great on the ride!!! ED XS 650 FAN!!
Heading there now, thanks for the heads-up young fella.
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:24 AM   #497
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Hi, Baza!! Go over to the Thumpers link. Go to the the Yamaha XT500 thread. There was a ride over in Holland, just for XT500 TT600s, and a XS650 motor XT500!! Check it out!! Look it the video, there the XS650 XT500 bike going great on the ride!!! ED XS 650 FAN!!


I like it!
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:38 AM   #498
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Where are the details, more pics of this bike? XS in a XT500 frame, Hmm
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:06 PM   #499
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I think I feel a project coming on.....

Look what followed me home on Saturday.....



...and of course, being a real noooooobie with XS, I have an immediate question regarding this rear wheel:



My son wants to build a street scrambler, and would like to have the larger rear wheel...in looking at Mikes'XS, it seems that there are no 18" rims for the Special 2 .... what are the best ways to get from this squat/bobber look to the standard-look and feel with an 18".... do people trade? should I look for a custom rim? any thoughts are





oooh this is going to be FUN!!!
I keep looking for another 16" aluminum rear rim. I want to lace it up with the xs1 drum I found to run on the front.
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:31 PM   #500
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The simplest way to go to an 18 inch is to get a set of RD 400 cast wheels if you don't mind the cast wheels... Woody can lace up some 18 inch hoops for you too. Choice is yours... If you go the cast route pm me since I have a set ready to go...
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:46 PM   #501
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Thanks, but no thanks... the clincher on this deal was that, in spite of it being a "special", it has wire wheels (Special 2)... want an 18" rear wire wheel... might just try the Honda route, if that really works.

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Old 12-07-2011, 05:42 PM   #502
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I think most of the '70's Standard XS650's came with an 18" rear spoke wheel. I believe they were all shouldered rims. I have a couple of them. Someone will come along and want to trade...Have you tried posting on one of the XS650 forums?
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:14 PM   #503
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I think most of the '70's Standard XS650's came with an 18" rear spoke wheel. I believe they were all shouldered rims.
I'm pretty sure you're right on this.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:23 AM   #504
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I put it up on the XS650.com site, and it should draw some interest. Meantime, looking at above-mentioned Honda rims.

Do anybody know if any other Yamaha 18" rims would work? On eBay I found a couple of 18", 36 spoke wheels: from a DT250, YZ400. The question would be whether the "standard" and readily-available 650 spokes would fit at the wheel end.?

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:43 AM   #505
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Pic overload, but , damn what a nice job !
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:21 PM   #506
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I don't see a pic that shows the detail, but I'm guessing it has a single carb and a 2-1 manifold setup?
Any details on where this is? Looks like a Euro plate.
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:06 PM   #507
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Got any photos from those trips?
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Unfortunatly no, we were just living life in the wind and didn't have a camera on board.
I do have a lot of pictures in my memory tho.
Me & Dad rode about 5 hours in hard rain coming into Flagstaff Arizona and that was the only time on a 3000 mile+ trip that we got a motel room. That was in the summer of 1976. And in 1978, on a post high school solo tour, I shut off my 650 at the top of the biggest pass in Rocky Mountain National Park and coasted for about an hour. The only sound was the chain singing and the breeze. I was suprised at how much noise the chain drive made, and the brake pads did warm up but traffic was light and it was great teenager fun.
I wish I did have photographs of some of those trips but the memories will be with me till I turn into an old geezer and die.

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Old 12-08-2011, 06:31 PM   #508
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Sweet, I'd love to have another XT but really dont wont to have to kickstart it ( bad knees). Now I just need to find one with a bad motor. looks like it just fits.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:46 PM   #509
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Ok, I have another wheel question for the gurus. Will an RD400 18" cast rear wheel work on an 81 XS650 with cast wheels? This is going to be my vintage ADV bike and cast wheels are ok, but an 18 incher sure would make tire selection simpler...
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:47 PM   #510
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Unfortunatly no, we were just living life in the wind and didn't have a camera on board.
I do have a lot of pictures in my memory tho.
Me & Dad rode about 5 hours in hard rain coming into Flagstaff Arizona and that was the only time on a 3000 mile+ trip that we got a motel room. That was in the summer of 1976. And in 1978, on a post high school solo tour, I shut off my 650 at the top of the biggest pass in Rocky Mountain National Park and coasted for about an hour. The only sound was the chain singing and the breeze. I was suprised at how much noise the chain drive made, and the brake pads did warm up but traffic was light and it was great teenager fun.
I wish I did have photographs of some of those trips but the memories will be with me till I turn into an old geezer and die.

DO
Yep some of the best 'photos' are in your memories, I'm still finding stuff I'd forgot about & had packed away for years, so I'll post some of them up when I get a chance to go through all my negatives I've still got [lost the photos!], thirtyfive+ years of wives / kids / other dramas, takes its toll on life! [& riding time]
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