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Old 02-10-2013, 04:17 AM   #1246
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Headed off with Fozzy from Yass, eventful trip - bee sting about 40km from Yass, steam engines in Oberon, 60kph speed limit along Bells Line Rd.,
a confused GPS in Kurrajong

made it to rally site about 1930, woke a sleeping McCardigan & invaded his campsite,

what lovely bike, very reliable, even made it to 'Karuah' - eh DRF, cheeky bugger!!!

only took a few photos


Some nice old things there


'White Beast' & Harley @ Rylstone

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Couldn't afford a 'GSA', so now it's an 'XSA' "I didn't do it! & whoever said I did, is a liar!"
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:20 PM   #1247
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Bump, photos of repairs soon, new seat cover etc.,
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Couldn't afford a 'GSA', so now it's an 'XSA' "I didn't do it! & whoever said I did, is a liar!"
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:19 AM   #1248
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New cover for 'White Beast'

2 cylinders
Can't beat a proven design, can improve on it, I suppose,

'White Beast' has been cracking-up lately, well the seat cover has, & with rego this week


so with a new cover from MikesXS & a profound faith in my ability to do a half decent job of replacing the cover, I headed to the workshop


5 hours later, lots of hhhhhmmmmms, a few f**##** shits, a phone call to 'fati [anger management, for me - not 'fati] we have success, well I'm happy anyway
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Couldn't afford a 'GSA', so now it's an 'XSA' "I didn't do it! & whoever said I did, is a liar!"
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:33 AM   #1249
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Lookin' good... a couple of hundred-thousand more k's in that one, I suppose!!

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Old 02-27-2013, 02:31 PM   #1250
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Lookin' good... a couple of hundred-thousand more k's in that one, I suppose!!



Very comfortable seat, considering it's probably the original unit, it wasn't too bad, foam was in great form & the stitching has only been separating in the last six months,
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:03 PM   #1251
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A little progress on the old rat bike today. A new Shinko 705 on the front. I was hoping to have this back on the road by March 1st but now its looks like it will be at least a month, Still needs paint and the clutch should be replaced.



I would like to change the exhaust as well. I cant decide if I want to go with scrambler style hi-pipes or a 2-1 low setup.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:35 PM   #1252
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High pipes is my vote!
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:32 PM   #1253
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Eh?

Had to postpone a trip yesterday due to clutch slippage, only had the trailer & Bev onboard, roughly 400kgs all up ???
pulled the cltch apart, only thing I could find was glazed fibre plates, only had 30,000kms on them - so not impressed,
anyone else had this problem, & what sort of mileage / Kms when it happend, also what & where are the plates you're using, I bought these from MikesXS
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:43 PM   #1254
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No! That seems pretty short lived. How were the springs?
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:50 PM   #1255
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Bushings

I know it has been said before but....
After working on everything on my XS2, for my wife, she did not like the bike...Too sensitive on bumps on the freeway and too "jumpy"... I thought she did not like the road handling of the XS2 which has never been impressing but what to do... Having to change the rear tire I took the new shocks off just to check if there was any freeplay in the swing arm...5mm in each directions... the inside "bearings" fell off just by looking at them and the nylon bushing must be half of their normal width.
This should have been the 1st thing I had done!!! So bronze bushings, SS axle and inside tube now!

Lets see if the wife likes it now!!
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:24 PM   #1256
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I am getting ready for the first ride/campout of the season which turns out is going to be all paved. I decided to not take my DS bike since it was all paved and so I had to get a rack for my ol' girl to haul my gear. Turned out really well and I think I will keep it on permanently. Fresh rubber, fresh oil, all new oil filters... come on Spring!!!!
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:14 PM   #1257
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:38 PM   #1258
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Nice bike

AC909;
How many miles on your bike? How long have you owned it? Its condition is just outstanding.
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:09 AM   #1259
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AC909;
How many miles on your bike? How long have you owned it? Its condition is just outstanding.
Thanks for the compliments guys. My dad and I restored this bike from boxes about 10 years ago now. I would say that I have put about 12,000 miles on it since then. I look at MikesXS now and all of the original items they are reproducing and just cringe. When we did this resto eBay wasn't much and Mikes didn't have hardly anything in the way of OEM reproduction stuff so we drove all over the country getting parts. You don't even want to know what we gave for the seat and pipes on this bike, and don't get me started on the seat grab rail Just makes me appreciate it even more though. These bikes are just amazing!
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:24 AM   #1260
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OK.....I'm new to 650's and need to know this : I'm looking at an abandoned XS 650 with what looks like a compression release on the front left part of the motor ( sitting on the bike ). Is this a rare thing ?? This bike needs a total resto, but it's complete, no title, no keys, bad cables, etc. Turns over, 'tho. Any thoughts here ??, thanks in advance.
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