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Old 12-14-2014, 09:26 PM   #1
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Question Is it a good Bike and worth it?

Ok this will be My first Bike....and i want to know what your opions are.
it is a 1981 Yamaha xs650, Man states it runs and rides smooth, i am trading accross the board a 89 Ford Crown Victoria, and Decenct condish Bike is in decent condish Needs pain though as do my car,

What do you Guys think and some additional info is that i wheigh 405 Pounds?

Any imput is good i love my car But Want motocycle.

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Old 12-15-2014, 06:05 AM   #2
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congrats on joining the bike community, the XS650 is a nice bike but I would not recommend as a first bike especially at that age if your pretty new to bikes.
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:04 AM   #3
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Head over here http://www.xs650.com/forum/ and start reading. I like my XS.
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:54 AM   #4
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Just my two cents but think an XS if in good mech condition would be a good 1st bike. Pretty basic simple machine but reliable if maintained. Standard servicing is easy and good to learn basic mc servicing on. Don't know if your weight is a factor? Are you big-tall or big-n-short? If really long legged you may find it a bit cramped but it should haul your 400# ok. My buddy Jim had an XS and he's been known to drink too much occasionally so I'd get designated to get Jim and his bike home. Between the 2 of us together we probably weighed in at about 350#? I considered the performance adequate 2 up.
Easy bike to learn basic maint and riding with.
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Old 12-15-2014, 01:23 PM   #5
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I say good trade. I assume "need paint" rather than needs pain....

fuck pain & I wouldn't worry about paint.... at least not yet
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