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Old 12-12-2011, 05:54 AM   #526
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goosestep

Nope, sometimes I do a flip...
Like Saturday's get-off... Actualy, that's not me in that photo!

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Old 12-12-2011, 12:56 PM   #527
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Nope, sometimes I do a flip...
Like Saturday's get-off... Actualy, that's not me in that photo!


That's only a minor OUCH! Hope you survived the road yoga exercise
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:44 PM   #528
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wasn't the first.



I would not put up a big stink if it's the last
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:05 PM   #529
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wasn't the first.



I would not put up a big stink if it's the last
That was a nice tank
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:41 AM   #530
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That was a nice tank
It's real bugger when you mark a tank for the first time,
after that you don't worry about it though - well sort of, my age it still hurts when you hit the deck, don't bounce as well as I used to!
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:53 AM   #531
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That fork tube dent was already in my Arizona titled bike's tank when I got it, which I use because it's a little brighter. My original tank shows stress from tank bag straps during the high side of thanksgiving night on the last turn on the way home from dinner 1983



At least I don't have a big ole dent!
The way I feel, although it's a shame to damage stuff...at least I did it myself and can tell the story.
When some one else wrecks my stuff I can never mentaly let it go.
I'm always reminded of some bonehead move some one else made.

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Old 12-13-2011, 05:31 PM   #532
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Big old dent, must remember that one for next time, that way I won't feel so bad when it happens,
only trouble is , it decreases your fuel capacity & we sometimes need it down our way
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:48 PM   #533
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Some real XS nuts may not like this. I bought it as a project to turn into a Street Tracker. I went another direction. It rode so much better after the mods.

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Old 12-13-2011, 07:49 PM   #534
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After.

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Old 12-14-2011, 04:06 AM   #535
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After.
Minimal look, be fun on dirt backroads?
I like it - set of knobbies & some extra engine protection & man, that would be a real hoot to blast around on the dirt with!
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:31 PM   #536
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[QUO Thomas QUOTE]

Did you make that solo seat? Is there a source for them?
Nice job looks very functional & fun.

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Old 12-15-2011, 05:40 AM   #537
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Did you make that solo seat? Is there a source for them?
Nice job looks very functional & fun.

KT
When I bought this bike I was going to do a Street tracker project, with the XR seat and 2 high pipes on one side. I bought the XR seat pan and pad before I started the project, and the Dunlop K180 flat track tires.. When I got started I saw a few bikes with this style of solo seat on them. I looked around and found a few of them on ebay.They are still sold by several people, they come in several styles and sizes. Look on ebay under solo seats. I fabed all the mounting brackets and installed it, along with the rear fender.The 2 high pipes exhaust system I wanted to use was around $700 to install, so I went with a 2 into 1 and an aluminum SuperTrapp muffler. The seat is very comfortable. I think I paid $65 for the seat. There are a bunch to choose from, some show the underside how it mounts. This was important to me, as I had to fab mounting brackets to weld to my frame. If I remember right. it was made to bolt onto a late 80's to early 90's Harleys.

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Old 12-15-2011, 09:29 AM   #538
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here's the swap video

I've thrown together a series of shots taken during the two weeks that I had my XS down.
14 1/2 minutes long, better refresh your coffee

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Old 12-15-2011, 08:22 PM   #539
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My first new bike, after a dozen old ones, some good & some beaters...was a '77 XS650D with the maroon tank. I had that bike 8 yrs, a record that still stands over 52 bikes since 1968.

I still want another one.... a lot. Have for years.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:28 PM   #540
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Great thread happening here guys. I've been driving my 78SE for the last 5 seasons here in Calgary. Easy bike to work on and just too much fun to ride.

Modern up-grades such as Pamco ignition, Accel dual output coil,solid state automotive regulator, bridge rectifiers, LED tail/brake light, increase reliability tremendously. Oh yeah, installed a voltmeter as well, to keep tabs on the electrical system.

My best ride so far was last summer through the Kootenays Mountains and Oganagan valley in British Columbia.
Covered 2036 kms in 5 days and got 24 km/L (56.4 mpg) fuel consumption. Got rained on 3 of the 5 days, but my raingear worked real well.

Presently installing Brembo 4 piston goldline calipers to the front and rear of my bike. While my stock brakes work reasonably well, I'm looking forward to even better brakes.

XS650..............around town or touring the mountains, just can't be beat for value, reliability and fun!
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