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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    Nice bike, don't do anything to it, perfect as is, had a couple of older models [XS2 '72 & TX '73], in the '70's,
    [​IMG] TX650 in touring kit!,circa '75
    bad handling manners but grunt to spare! :eek1
    Cheers
    Baza
  2. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    Little bit too late for it now!!!! Engine should be out soon.... Just bought sone color dye to try to find the leaks (methinks base cylinders and head gasket).
  3. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    That's all good, just remember that the early '256' ['70 - '73] motors, are a bit different to the newer '447' ['74 onwards] motors :deal
    Cheers
    Baza
  4. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    Have you ever changed the gear #4 for the starter? mine is really noisy!! (Wonder if I should not sell the bike, I am tired of spending money on it!!).
  5. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    do you mean the spring-loaded one behind the clutch basket? not a difficult job if it's that one, replacements through MikesXS :deal
    Cheers
    Baza
  6. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    Yes one of the two gears with the spring and clip... I do not think that Mike's has it anymore. But it is available @ Yamaha.
  7. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Just had a look on Mikes & you're correct, they no longer have them in stock, WTF?, seem to be econimising on their lines of stock lately! :deal
    Cheers
    Baza
  8. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Been into my old photos again!, my '73 leaning against the tree @ a rally in '75
    Cheers
    Baza
  9. shil

    shil deus ex machina

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    Around thirty years ago I bought my first bike, a 1979 Special. I rode the bike to San Francisco, to Chicago a bunch of times, and all around Toronto all the time.

    early 80s:
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    I sold it to a pal who sold it to a pal who moved to Europe and left the bike in his brother's garage. The brother's wife had had it and wanted the bike gone.

    The bike's mine again. Nov 2006:
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    Back to Black. Oct 2008:
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    It runs just fine. Starts on the kicker no worries but you shouldn't be wearing your Chuck Taylors.
    I don't ride it as often as I should.
  10. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    Nice day for a ride in the snow. The ol XS didnt want to fire at this temp (23 F) but after an hour in the heated garage it started on the first kick.

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    Its pretty much uncontrollable with this front tire in the snow but it does a mean donut. :D
  11. redfishguide

    redfishguide Old Dirt Biker

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    Very cool no pun intended. :rofl

    I'm complaining it didn't quite get to 60 degrees here. Just started on the sub frame for my hack project. Pretty much threw a bike together with extra parts laying around the shop. Will start on the frame shortly as I already picked up the steel.

    Jack


  12. rw4x4van

    rw4x4van East Coast Rider

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    ..don't complain, it was cold here today,... and windy....Merry Christmas
  13. redfishguide

    redfishguide Old Dirt Biker

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    Merry Christmas to you to Ray and to all the rest of the XS gang. :freaky

    Jack



  14. rw4x4van

    rw4x4van East Coast Rider

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    :beer:beer:beer:thumbup:thumbup:thumbup
  15. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    And a very Merry Christmas to all crazy people who ride the best machine made [well nearly!] :freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky
    Just finished work & I'm kicking back with a Bourbon [Cougar] and relaxing, probably go and throw a spanner @ 'Kenny' this afternoon in the workshop :lol3
    Cheers
    Baza
  16. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    And a Merry Christmas to you sir !!!!:freaky:freaky:eek1:clap:clap:clap :clap:clap:deal:freaky
  17. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Got out for a ride on New Years day, went out to Micalong Creek where a lot of ADV'ers had gathered to see the new year in :freaky
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    borrowed a few photos, nice shot 'fati :lol3
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    lots of wildlife on the roads!, had a few close calls going out,
    topped one hill & found myself in the middle of a mob of 'roos @ 100kph [60mph],
    first thought was;- 'this could end badly", fortunately missed all of them,
    just luck when you've got 10-15 of the furry shits bouncing all over the road,
    & it's not the ones you can see that usually take you out,
    it's usually the bastards on the side of the road that you don't see !!!!!

    Cheers
    Baza
  18. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    Looks like a nice day to ride. What are then rodents? Rats? Big mice? :lol3
  19. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Rabbits, been a good year for breeding, haven't got to plague proportions yet but plenty about! :eek1
    Cheers
    Baza
  20. SHOsome

    SHOsome n00b

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    I'm old and irrelevant, but this is the neighborhood I want to live in and that is the mc I want between my legs.