XS650 Appresh

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

  1. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Went to the 2012 Griffith Classic Ride on 20th April;
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    Only two other XS650's there, nice '73TX
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    '81 SH Special
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    & of course - 'Kenny'
    Cheers
    Baza
  2. AtLarge

    AtLarge Been here awhile

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    That 73 TX is gorgeous. :thumbup
  3. Fleksta

    Fleksta Been here awhile

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    Finally had her out on the road:

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    I went with the Mikesxs Commando exhaust system. It sounds fantastic, but is only slightly louder than stock.

    Just need to get the Hugh's Handbuilt PMA & Pamco ignition installed one of these weekends. But she goes down the road fine, so no hurry :D
  4. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Takes awhile to sort out what you want but always worth it in the long run! :deal
    Pamco system works well, have it on my '81 SH, just gotta watch the little pick-up pins don't fall out,easy to fix though, bit of silastic works! :lol3
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    Cheers
    Baza
  5. dungspreader

    dungspreader King of the Heap

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    Managed to find time to fit the tub today .

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  6. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Looking very nice, you're never going for a ride without a passenger again I'd say! :lol3
    Cheers
    Baza
  7. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    I got my hack on the road today as well. Drives pretty good but I need to tweak the alignment a bit, car wants to pull to the right.

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    I still have about a weeks worth of work before I call it roadworthy. A little wiring and tuning and need to replace the front mount on the car since I found a small crack in one of bolts. I might try to have it welded for now but no way am I going to take my kids for a ride till I deem it 100% safe.
  8. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Is that screwdriver through the top front mount an optional extra? :lol3
    Looks like a nice set-up, those bodies are not common out here in Oz :clap
    Cheers
    Baza
  9. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    That way I always have a screwdriver handy when the XS breaks down. :D



    I would guess the Velorex is one of the more common cars here. Not a bad unit but the frame is a little light duty. I hope to remedy that next year by strengthening the suspension or maybe a entire new frame might be in order.
  10. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    I've always liked that style of body, very nice lines :deal
    Cheers
    Baza
  11. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    OK here's another one from 1983.
    On our way to the races at Laguna Seca. This was the year that, if you bought your tickets at Capitol Yamaha, the package included one lap on the race track. I'll never forget that! Twisting through the corkscrew.

    Taken from our support vehicel, a my 77D, a 79 special, and a CX500 water cooled thingy.

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    On a more up to date note...
    The latest on my binding auto advance rod.

    Pulled out the rod and chucked it in a drill. Ran 320 sandpaper on the bush riding surface, checked, ran some more. Back in action returning with out bind. This binding was on the pick-up/magnet side. I still don't know why I was experiancing this, but told that it sometimes happens.
  12. pvt joker

    pvt joker Latebird

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    Riding in the back of trucks... the good ol days
  13. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    Actually it's still legal in many states if all the seatbelts are in use. A little known fact that many cops often aren't even aware of. Print out the law and carry it in the glove box if you feel like exercising it. Most predominantly rural states with large agricultural areas have kept a law on the books allowing riding in pickup beds as long as all the seatbelts inside are being used. I live in Mexico now though so we ride in pickup beds all the time... and drink beer while doing so. Land of the free my ass.
  14. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    great photo of some new[ish] bikes back in the old days :lol3
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    Cheers
    Baza
  15. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Gunna start looking for some better bags to hang off 'Kenny' :huh

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    Been good but now past it, :eek1
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    look what I found !, pressure clean the bike but didn't think about inside the panniers :lol3
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    bloody red mud everywhere! :clap
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    guess that's what happens when you park it in the wrong spot! :lol3
    Cheers
    Baza
  16. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    You did not park It there, It just said: "No more mud"!!! :eek1:deal:freaky:lol3:clap:cry:puke1:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3
  17. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Failure to proceed - is a term I've heard used, :huh
    Maybe the depth of the mud had something to do with the situation? :lol3
    Cheers
    Baza
  18. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    Guess what, I have the "stuck -in - mud" many times riding off-road!!:lol3:eek1
    Drove all the way to daytona [3,000 miles around trip] and "planted" my Cam-Am 500 in the swamp!:lol3 :eek1
    Big Ed XS 650 FAN!!
  19. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Where's the photo?, come on - a good story needs a photo! :lol3
    then again, most times you think of a photo after the event when it's too late!
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    Like I said - after the bike has been picked up, when we dropped 'Kenny' with trailer going into 'TTT' rally, but then it's a rally that has claimed many a scalp, gotta been seen to believe "Thrasher's" Terrifying Trek [his driveway]
    Cheers
    Baza
  20. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    My 650 ran funny yesterday and I'll have to look into it.
    With pamco it should be rock solidly smooth running. But the symptom is like a set of points arcing.
    The result is a surging unsteadyness that comes and goes.
    Makes you feel like the bike might die, but it never did.
    If I get a chance today I'm going to look into it.
    1,100 miles since this motor went in...it's time to take a look under the tank at all aspects of the wires/coil/plugs/ect.
    I do beleive that the advance rod is rotating freely now under all conditions. I do suspect the pamco as opposed to carbs. (they're rebuilt)
    But the symptom could be like a bit of water in a float bowl or a torn diaphram.
    The symptom also has a small possability of being valve seats leaking, but I doubt that's what's up.

    With the pamco you run a risk of damaging the coil if you try to run with out having the plugs grounded. I have not done that. I do have a new coil from mike's on the shelf if needed or to swap for trouble shooting.

    Bottom line is going back to points in the longrun. I worry about the pamco stuff although most everyone has had great results...

    Oh well, more fiddling needed...stand by.