XS650 Appresh

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by buffaloborn, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Honda Scoot

    Honda Scoot My First Gold Chain

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    +5" on wheel base
    -2" on ground clearance

    There be bikes with supensions for gravel roads. :D


    Yes. Triumph mufflers just looked good to us as did the H.D. pieces.

    Mike's XS (http://www.mikesxs.net/) had all the other items required. Great Place!

    Basic Frame...

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  2. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    http://www.mikesxs.net/
    Definately my favourite place to go for bits & pieces - XS650 anyway! :deal
    Haven't had too many problems so far, for me it's been nearly seven years of dealing with MikesXS :lol3
    Cheers
    Baza
  3. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    Mikes sent a Tee Shirt with a green early XS on the front as an addition to an order I placed 3-4 years ago. Trouble is mike didn't know how much beer gut I had retained since buying the 77D back in 82.

    So the shirt doesn't fit and I've never worn it.
  4. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Ya better frame it for the workshop I'd say, :deal
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    Griffith '10 - Myself & Rod from Darlington Point, Rod's red street tracker ;- 277 degree crank with 750 kit.
    getting ready for the Griffith Classic Ride this weekend, yep - there'll be plenty of photos!
    Cheers
    Baza
  5. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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  6. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    I like it! :eek1
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    What's that front end off & did it take much adjustment to fit?
    Cheers
    Baza
  7. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    I'll ask the guy when I see him next. I just spotted it on the street today. Nice job. I'm guessing that the front end might be off of a GSXR.
  8. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Looks nice , I want a bit more height for my unit, pick up a bit of ground clearance. :eek1
    Cheers
    Baza
  9. richsuz

    richsuz Adventurer

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    Hey guys,
    I finally decided to go for an allum 17 2.5 rim. Its a chinese made used for their 200/250 cc supermoto style rigs. I have been all over locally and on line looking for the spokes. The closest I got was the ones for the Virago 750, but they are over 1" longer than OEM. Any suggestions on what to do? Mikexs only has sets for 16, 18, 19 and 21 rims. I know some people have done the 17" convertion, but no specs on how.

    thanks
  10. Fleksta

    Fleksta Been here awhile

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    Could you simply cut the longer spoke to the length you require; then use a spoke threader on the cut end? I've seen them for bicycles, but couldn't say if that would work for motorcycle spokes.
  11. richsuz

    richsuz Adventurer

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    I thought it was going to be that simple, until the Yamaha dealer guy pointed out that the threaded area is a little larger diameter and after rethreading, the nipples wouldn't work. People had done it before me. Is there a supplier that sells nipples with the appropiate size threaders?
  12. eric123

    eric123 Gott Mit Uns

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    http://www.buchananspokes.net/
  13. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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  14. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Keep us posted on how you end up, been thinking about doing the same :deal
    Cheers
    Baza
  15. richsuz

    richsuz Adventurer

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    Will do Baza. I just can't believe I may be the first one. Grump (my XS) just looks so helpless without his hind leg. Yes, I am riding a dude. I girls name just didn't fit his voice.:evil
  16. richsuz

    richsuz Adventurer

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    Thanks Speedo66, too bad they are in Europe, that is definitively more expensive than getting them from the States. I am waiting for an answer from Buchanan's.:type
  17. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Good to see a bloke naming his bike, especially with a bloke's name. :lol3
    'Kenny' [full name - 'Kenny Krazyhorse'], has made a reputation for himself out here on the ADV circuit as an XS650 that's not afraid to do the hard yards, quite funny the looks you get when people see a named bike. :eek1
    My XS650SH Tourer is just called the 'White Beast', no gender definition! :clap
    Cheers
    Baza
  18. richsuz

    richsuz Adventurer

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    My other ride's name is Big Bertha, after her namesake in two and a half men...They share attitudes...:huh
  19. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Back from Griffith Classic Ride, will post photos tomorrow, tired - gotta get ZZZZZZZZZZ:lol3
    Cheers
    Baza
  20. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    How can i wire my headlight to come on with the key? Can it be done? My XS is a 81 650!! usa model. :lol3