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Old 12-02-2012, 10:04 PM   #1201
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Nice bike, don't do anything to it, perfect as is, had a couple of older models [XS2 '72 & TX '73], in the '70's,
TX650 in touring kit!,circa '75
bad handling manners but grunt to spare!
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:00 PM   #1202
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Nice bike, don't do anything to it, perfect as is, had a couple of older models [XS2 '72 & TX '73], in the '70's,
TX650 in touring kit!,circa '75
bad handling manners but grunt to spare!
Cheers
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Little bit too late for it now!!!! Engine should be out soon.... Just bought sone color dye to try to find the leaks (methinks base cylinders and head gasket).
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:59 AM   #1203
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Little bit too late for it now!!!! Engine should be out soon.... Just bought sone color dye to try to find the leaks (methinks base cylinders and head gasket).

That's all good, just remember that the early '256' ['70 - '73] motors, are a bit different to the newer '447' ['74 onwards] motors
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:23 PM   #1204
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That's all good, just remember that the early '256' ['70 - '73] motors, are a bit different to the newer '447' ['74 onwards] motors
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Have you ever changed the gear #4 for the starter? mine is really noisy!! (Wonder if I should not sell the bike, I am tired of spending money on it!!).
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:50 PM   #1205
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Have you ever changed the gear #4 for the starter? mine is really noisy!! (Wonder if I should not sell the bike, I am tired of spending money on it!!).
do you mean the spring-loaded one behind the clutch basket? not a difficult job if it's that one, replacements through MikesXS
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:05 PM   #1206
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Yes one of the two gears with the spring and clip... I do not think that Mike's has it anymore. But it is available @ Yamaha.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:08 PM   #1207
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Yes one of the two gears with the spring and clip... I do not think that Mike's has it anymore. But it is available @ Yamaha.
Just had a look on Mikes & you're correct, they no longer have them in stock, WTF?, seem to be econimising on their lines of stock lately!
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:10 AM   #1208
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Been into my old photos again!, my '73 leaning against the tree @ a rally in '75
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:47 AM   #1209
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Around thirty years ago I bought my first bike, a 1979 Special. I rode the bike to San Francisco, to Chicago a bunch of times, and all around Toronto all the time.

early 80s:


I sold it to a pal who sold it to a pal who moved to Europe and left the bike in his brother's garage. The brother's wife had had it and wanted the bike gone.

The bike's mine again. Nov 2006:


Back to Black. Oct 2008:


It runs just fine. Starts on the kicker no worries but you shouldn't be wearing your Chuck Taylors.
I don't ride it as often as I should.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:13 AM   #1210
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Nice day for a ride in the snow. The ol XS didnt want to fire at this temp (23 F) but after an hour in the heated garage it started on the first kick.



Its pretty much uncontrollable with this front tire in the snow but it does a mean donut.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:11 PM   #1211
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Very cool no pun intended.

I'm complaining it didn't quite get to 60 degrees here. Just started on the sub frame for my hack project. Pretty much threw a bike together with extra parts laying around the shop. Will start on the frame shortly as I already picked up the steel.

Jack


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Nice day for a ride in the snow. The ol XS didnt want to fire at this temp (23 F) but after an hour in the heated garage it started on the first kick.



Its pretty much uncontrollable with this front tire in the snow but it does a mean donut.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:53 PM   #1212
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Very cool no pun intended.

I'm complaining it didn't quite get to 60 degrees here. Just started on the sub frame for my hack project. Pretty much threw a bike together with extra parts laying around the shop. Will start on the frame shortly as I already picked up the steel.

Jack
..don't complain, it was cold here today,... and windy....Merry Christmas
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:40 PM   #1213
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Merry Christmas to you to Ray and to all the rest of the XS gang.

Jack



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..don't complain, it was cold here today,... and windy....Merry Christmas
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:00 PM   #1214
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Merry Christmas to you to Ray and to all the rest of the XS gang.

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Old 12-24-2012, 10:06 PM   #1215
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And a very Merry Christmas to all crazy people who ride the best machine made [well nearly!]
Just finished work & I'm kicking back with a Bourbon [Cougar] and relaxing, probably go and throw a spanner @ 'Kenny' this afternoon in the workshop
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