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Old 11-05-2012, 06:53 AM   #1126
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the lone XS650, in its native habitat, prowling around backroads of the Australian bush, & rally sites!!!
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:31 PM   #1127
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the lone XS650, in its native habitat, prowling around backroads of the Australian bush, & rally sites!!!
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I'm usually the only XS and the only sidecar at the MC events I attend.

Looks like its warming up down your way. Its starting to get colder here and my poor old XS has been giving me some trouble starting when the temps drop below 50 F. Engine cranks over fine but it wont start unless I spray a little starting fluid in the carbs.

I plan to go thru the carbs but I dont want to tear it down till the weather gets too bad to ride. I always wanted to ride a sidecar in the snow!
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:30 PM   #1128
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I'm usually the only XS and the only sidecar at the MC events I attend.

Looks like its warming up down your way. Its starting to get colder here and my poor old XS has been giving me some trouble starting when the temps drop below 50 F. Engine cranks over fine but it wont start unless I spray a little starting fluid in the carbs.

I plan to go thru the carbs but I dont want to tear it down till the weather gets too bad to ride. I always wanted to ride a sidecar in the snow!

Ahhhh!, not the 'kickstart in a can' routine, you'll turn ya bike into a junkie with that stuff, bad ju-ju
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:59 PM   #1129
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1970 Green XS1

Hiya people,

I've been a member of Adventure Rider for quite awhile but this is the first time I've visited this thread. My XS-1 is a green 1970 model that I bought new as a birthday present to me from me. I seldom ride it, maybe once a year and the rest of the time it hides under its cover in the barn. I guess I'm one of those old geezers who croaks and someone comes along and discovers a "barn find." If I can remember how to post pictures I'll put a couple of them up.

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Old 11-08-2012, 12:45 PM   #1130
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Hiya people,

I've been a member of Adventure Rider for quite awhile but this is the first time I've visited this thread. My XS-1 is a green 1970 model that I bought new as a birthday present to me from me. I seldom ride it, maybe once a year and the rest of the time it hides under its cover in the barn. I guess I'm one of those old geezers who croaks and someone comes along and discovers a "barn find." If I can remember how to post pictures I'll put a couple of them up.

LL75
Good to have ya join us on this thread, now those photos of someones future barn find?
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:50 AM   #1131
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I dunno about that damn google chrome!

I've fussed with this thing for an hour and it's cutting into my riding time so I'll give it exactly one more shot, then I'm bunching it. Our satellite system keeps puking too so who know's, everyone involved is finger pointing! If it works a photo of my XS-1 should show up. Not the best color, looks sorta blueish tinged when it's actually the original candy green. Oh well...

http://larrylarry75.smugmug.com/Moto...-1%20650-M.jpg
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:30 AM   #1132
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Sweet looking bike. Nice to know that there are a few old XS's out there not chopped up.

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Old 11-09-2012, 12:42 PM   #1133
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Sweet looking bike. Nice to know that there are a few old XS's out there not chopped up.

Beautiful example - keep it that way please!
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:53 PM   #1134
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Beautiful example.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:23 PM   #1135
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Sweet looking bike. Nice to know that there are a few old XS's out there not chopped up.

I had one just like that back in '81 when I was in high school working for a Yamaha shop.

I sold it for like $650 bucks!! What the hell was I thinking??

I'd give a hell of a lot more now just to have another one like it.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:03 AM   #1136
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Great thread! I'm perusing this with great interest...if the road conditions are decent (light snow right now), I'm heading up to Denver with my trailer to pick up a '78 XS650 (complete, running, very good condition), and a TON of spare parts. The soon-to-be previous owner did a great job of converting it to a Scrambler-style bike, without doing any irreversible mods. As I talked with him, I quickly realized that he's about as OCD as I am, and I mean that in a good way. Mechanically sound, no rust, runs well, and he's already done pretty much most of what I would have done.

I'll jump in with pics and details later once I get the bike home and in the garage.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:36 AM   #1137
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Was that the one on eBay?
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:06 AM   #1138
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Was that the one on eBay?
Don't know if it was on ebay or not. I saw it about a week or two ago through a daily craigslist finds thread in the Rockies regional section, but didn't call. I saw the ad again yesterday (Saturday), called, drove to Denver to take a look, and put a deposit on it. Got it in the nick of time too...the owner is leaving the country very soon. If I'd have paused, the bike would have gone into storage.

Looks like roads may be good...wet, but good. So I may be heading to pick it up today!
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:24 AM   #1139
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I had one just like that back in '81 when I was in high school working for a Yamaha shop.

I sold it for like $650 bucks!! What the hell was I thinking??

I'd give a hell of a lot more now just to have another one like it.
Thanks for the nice comments everyone. At 72 I'm at that point in life where I need to be thinking about downsizing a bit. Quite a lot actually. With the economy partially in the crapper these days I'm not sure what the Yamaha might bring, I've seen them go for silly money, at least the original ones like mine but it's anyone's guess what might happen today. I suppose the only way I'm going to find out is post an Ad here and see. I hate it when people fish around asking inane questions like "what do you think I should ask", etc., so I'm not going to go there. What I'll do instead is this, if and when I post it in the for sale forum I'll put a note here in this thread to let everyone know. In the mean time thanks again for your kind remarks.

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Old 11-11-2012, 01:22 PM   #1140
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Thanks for the nice comments everyone. At 72 I'm at that point in life where I need to be thinking about downsizing a bit. Quite a lot actually. With the economy partially in the crapper these days I'm not sure what the Yamaha might bring, I've seen them go for silly money, at least the original ones like mine but it's anyone's guess what might happen today. I suppose the only way I'm going to find out is post an Ad here and see. I hate it when people fish around asking inane questions like "what do you think I should ask", etc., so I'm not going to go there. What I'll do instead is this, if and when I post it in the for sale forum I'll put a note here in this thread to let everyone know. In the mean time thanks again for your kind remarks.

LL75

Don't know about over there where you're located, but down this way that green XS1 would be a $10k+ bike
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