XS650 Appresh

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

  1. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Thought you might like that one.
  2. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Still love my XS650's but will be buying a Guzzi [850/1100?], next year - for towing the trailer :deal
    Found the 650's too light in power for towing purposes, or is it that Bev just likes too many creatures comforts when we go away together? :lol3
    Going to hang onto the two [650's], I've got registered & on the road, but might knock out two or three to finance my existing projects, :clap
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    1969 L5T, 100cc, high/low ratio gearbox, 12volt system with an electric start!, first bike I learnt to ride on [not this one] :eek1
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    Gotta get this going again too, 1989 Argo 6x6 Amphibious, a whole lotta fun, used it when I was a fencing contractor, use to get us into some real rough country that most other fencers never went. :rofl
    So that's a little of what I'm up to, I'll still be posting on here though, next rally is 20/21 Oct - down in Victoria @ Edi, 'Spaghetti Rally' - Moto Guzzi rally but a great bunch of people to party with! :freaky
    Cheers
    Baza
  3. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Make sure you post up pictures of the new Guzzi.
  4. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Wico, roger that, plenty of photos when I get one! :lol3
    Only looking around @ this stage, last one I had was back in the '70's,
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    '74 850T, did plenty of miles on that old beast, metric conversion didn't happen in Australia 'til 1975, so speedo was in MPH :deal
    So I'm just sussing out what's available & at what price :huh
    Cheers
    Baza
  5. Kt-88

    Kt-88 I like everything.

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    I still want to know what was so bad about the PMA kit.
  6. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    I'll second that enquiry & add extra curiousity as well :lol3:freaky
    Cheers
    Baza
  7. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Just got back from a pleasant drive up to Queensland & back, :clap
    will post photos of bikes @ National Motorcycle Museum @ Nabiac, when I get them down loaded to Smugmug :deal
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    Cheers
    Baza
  8. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Cheers
    Baza
  9. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    More to come of the XS650's @ the Museum
    Cheers
    Baza
  10. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Where can I find luggage like this?
  11. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Heaps of choices out there, finding retro stuff is neat but be careful of some fibreglass, gets very brittle with age, old Craven panniers are bloody good stuff, :rofl
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    RJays topbox & Aussie-made fibreglass panniers [unsure of brand]
    Cheers
    Baza
  12. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    Looks like a Yamaha only Museum????:freaky:lol3:eek1:deal:eek1
  13. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Ask & you will receive, only took a fraction of what you can see :eek1
    probably spend half a day with photos if you were keen :lol3
    Cheers
    Baza
  14. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    Is that the biggest museum in Aut.??:lol3
  15. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Not sure, haven't checked out any others for awhile, would go close I'd reckon, :deal
    the museum @ Bathurst has mainly race bikes but is nothing the size of this one, few others about but not sure how big, :rofl
    I'll ask on the Aussie page & see who bites on it!! :lol3
    Cheers
    Baza
  16. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    General opinon seems to be that Nabiac is the biggest motorcycle museum in Australia, well so far anyway, debate hasn't been really spirited yet but it's only early in the night yet :lol3
    Cheers
    Baza
  17. CoyoteCowboy

    CoyoteCowboy Easily Distracted

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    Damn there's a ton of cool stuff in there!!! Hey Baza, why don't you start a new thread with those pics? I'm sure everyone else would enjoy getting a peek at those :freaky
  18. pbarmy

    pbarmy Long timer

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    My buddy SOS's project.

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  19. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader

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    :clap Schwing!
  20. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    What's the details about the frontend? also the rear end set-up as well?:deal
    looks great, can't wait for the end result! :eek1
    Cheers
    Baza