Old school rides: Let's see 'em!

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Drif10, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. richarddacat

    richarddacat high on honeysuckle

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    My brother had an earlier gold model 71? and that one gave the bug to my Dad.
    My Dad bought a 500 first, dark purple if memory serves and I rode it a lot. My first "big" bike. He later bought a 78? maroon 650.

    Great bikes. :thumb
  2. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    1977D came in maroon and blue. For 78 they changed the tank to this with screw on nameplate and added the vaccum petcocks.
    Side covers retained the 77 look. There was a limited production of STD's for 79 (500?) for the US market.
    STD's were still being produced through 1983. Only available overseas.
    And yes, the 78 below has a set of pipes and front fender off a special...
    Other than that, she's a stocker.

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    1980 XS650...

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    The above statement in the post with the photo of 3 650's may be wrong unless the tank has been changed. IE, it could be a 78E with a 77D tank and side covers on it. But I identify it as a 77D
  3. feliz

    feliz Adventurer

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    You would be correct!! It's quite likely my friend said 77 and I have it wrong.......I am senile. Thanks for your pictures, I love these bikes.
  4. jas67

    jas67 Been here awhile

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  5. jas67

    jas67 Been here awhile

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    EDIT: it is actually a 1976
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  6. jas67

    jas67 Been here awhile

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  7. johnny moped

    johnny moped learner

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  8. Tudelum48

    Tudelum48 Been here awhile

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  9. Tudelum48

    Tudelum48 Been here awhile

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  10. Tudelum48

    Tudelum48 Been here awhile

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    He said he thought it was used for towing they were used that way. But it looks to small and light for that purpose. Its been in the family since new and no one has any idea what its for.
    just tryin to solve a mystery.
  11. sveger

    sveger Adventurer

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    There is nothing like going into the mountains by motorcycle during spring when there is still plenty of snow. Pics taken last week, an entire day riding my ol W from 1939 at 60 miles, no problems whatso ever :clap

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  12. Philthy64

    Philthy64 Been here awhile

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  13. Tudelum48

    Tudelum48 Been here awhile

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    I asked him if thats what it was? He said to his knowledge no? The thing that threw me was it was free to swivel around. It doesnt do anything now.
    Thanks for the response. I told him someone on here will know and you didnt let me down.
    Thanks
  14. rhinoWERX

    rhinoWERX Crikey mate!

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    I thought it was a hook to hold a purse :D

    Spotted yesterday at the RockStore

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  15. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Spotted this outside Windsor Castle today...

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  16. Vic-klr

    Vic-klr TEETET Aventuras T el T

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    whats is the little can in down there in the bottom :huh
  17. festes

    festes Adventurer

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    Looks like a fire extinguisher.
  18. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    my new wallpaper!
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  20. chiefrider

    chiefrider Chrome won't get you home

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    Tom in Salem