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Old 09-09-2012, 03:58 PM   #1051
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Dunno Ray but I sure like the looks of that "rig". Wonder if there are any other pics?? How bout it Hunter grey ghost.

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That's all the photos 'Doctor' took of that beast, he likes to stir me up finding XS650s around the place
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:00 PM   #1052
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Thanks much Hunter Greyghost. I'm seriously considering building an XS rig and have had a tough time finding good photos of how they are attaching the car.

I have 7 or 8 XS 650's stashed around my shop with at least four titles. Even more motors. Only one complete (tracker) that I built and another project started. There's some photos of the tracker here somewhere.
http://tinyurl.com/4dndf

I know you don't want to hear this but I bought 4 maybe 80% complete bikes for $300 usd. None were actually running at the time. That was a couple of years ago. I have since managed to pick up a couple more even cheaper but less complete.

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That's all the photos 'Doctor' took of that beast, he likes to stir me up finding XS650s around the place
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:18 PM   #1053
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That exhaust is cool . I would like to build something like that exits higher to allow for water crossings.

RedFish, I will try and take some pics of my mounts. I am going to build a proper sub-frame when I get rid of the factory exhaust. If you want to see how a proper XS sidecar rig is built check out GordonScotts outfit over on the XS650 forum:

http://www.xs650.com/forum/tags.php?tag=third+wheel
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:49 PM   #1054
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Thanks much Hunter Greyghost. I'm seriously considering building an XS rig and have had a tough time finding good photos of how they are attaching the car.

I have 7 or 8 XS 650's stashed around my shop with at least four titles. Even more motors. Only one complete (tracker) that I built and another project started. There's some photos of the tracker here somewhere.
http://tinyurl.com/4dndf

I know you don't want to hear this but I bought 4 maybe 80% complete bikes for $300 usd. None were actually running at the time. That was a couple of years ago. I have since managed to pick up a couple more even cheaper but less complete.

Jack
Jack,... I could be wrong but I think I remember reading the frames are one piece , meaning they are not detachable like a sidecar
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:25 PM   #1055
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I know you don't want to hear this but I bought 4 maybe 80% complete bikes for $300 usd. None were actually running at the time. That was a couple of years ago. I have since managed to pick up a couple more even cheaper but less complete.

Jack


You blokes over there have all the luck, but as you know it takes a lot of time & effort [& $$$$$], to rebuild from those conditions
Still it's a lot cheaper than over here
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:14 PM   #1056
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I know you don't want to hear this but I bought 4 maybe 80% complete bikes for $300 usd. None were actually running at the time. That was a couple of years ago. I have since managed to pick up a couple more even cheaper but less complete.

Jack

You blokes over there have all the luck, but as you know it takes a lot of time & effort [& $$$$$], to rebuild from those conditions
Still it's a lot cheaper than over here
Cheers
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It seems that the price of decent XS's has dropped around here. Maybe the chopper/Bobber craze is coming to an end. I have seen a couple complete running bikes with titles for around $500 and missed a deal by minutes on two bikes and enough parts to build another for $300.


I am always on the lookout for nice uncut standard or even an an XS1or 2 but they dont come up for sale very often.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:22 PM   #1057
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I believe your right Ray but they still give me ideas about mounting. Those race hacks have to be seriously strong to withstand the pounding they get. I do believe the pricipals of mounting involved are useful.

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Jack,... I could be wrong but I think I remember reading the frames are one piece , meaning they are not detachable like a sidecar
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:49 AM   #1058
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A few photos from the 'Far Cairn' rally on the weekend

'White Beast' guarding the tents

Very civilised rally held @ Tottenham showground, brings in heaps of money for the local community, also raises lots of money for M.A.R.I. - Motor Accident Reabilitation Initative,

started five years ago by a couple of motorcycle riders - George & Clarise

Clarise & the bike that her & George rode around the world on during the '60's, still being ridden by them,
now in their 80's George & Clarise, who donated $30K [au] from their book sales to start the ball rolling, the program is run from St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney & provides ongoing support for motorcycle riders who have had a severe accident; limb loss, etc.

Saturday night campfire

Sunday dawning



Only found these 'oldies', not many classic stuff there
Had a great time but blew my Regulator/Rectifier coming home, probably had something to do with high speeds during the weekend -120kph [80mph] most of the time.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:22 AM   #1059
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Probably advrider isn't the place to love this, but I love it.

Super fun, impractical, and obnoxious. Archaic and a tad dangerous. A blast to ride.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:55 PM   #1060
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Probably advrider isn't the place to love this, but I love it.

Super fun, impractical, and obnoxious. Archaic and a tad dangerous. A blast to ride.
I like it. I have always thought that people that really love motorcycles like all kinds of motorcycles. I am working on this one now.

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Old 09-17-2012, 02:39 PM   #1061
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Probably advrider isn't the place to love this, but I love it.

Super fun, impractical, and obnoxious. Archaic and a tad dangerous. A blast to ride.


I like it. I have always thought that people that really love motorcycles like all kinds of motorcycles. I am working on this one now.

A pair of wild bikes but they have great hearts
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:47 AM   #1062
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Here's an oldie from 1979 Alpine Rally

Yep it's a road registered XS650 short circuit outfit
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:51 PM   #1063
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That's wild. I'd ride it.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:48 PM   #1064
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That's wild. I'd ride it.
Would have taken some fortitude to get it in there to that rally site, very rough track and being low as that, ouch!
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:52 AM   #1065
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Frustrating Story

well, as you probably know, I love my XS650's but sometimes they really test my patience, example in telling;


Put one of these coloured LED voltmeters on both bikes, no problems - work great, on the way up & back to the 'FarCairn' Rally, it was showing very little charge happening, fair enough - everything wears out eventually
Got home running on the battery - phew!
Spent hours yesterday checking alternator stator / brushes / regulator / rectifier / wiring harness, etc - nothing, no charging - narda.
Went though all manual wiring diagrams [Haynes & Clymer], testing everything, hhhhhmm what's going on here?

Had a brain storm/fart, whatever, try different rotor, green lights everywhere, you bloody beauty, back on deck again,
Q1;- now the biggy is - I want buy a new one [MikesXS], but remember some where on this thread [or another one?], that some people have had bad stories about some stuff from MikesXS - is it the rebuilt ones or new?

Q2;- looking at giving one of these PMA units a whirl as well, anybody got a story about them as well, good or bad, I'd like some feedback please
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