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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    Out & about on the local dirt roads on Thursday :evil
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    Even stopped for a coffee along the way & met these guys there :clap
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    XR600, KTM990, GS800 & KTM625?, showed them around some backroads, love it when dirt bikes have to follow my old '81SH :lol3
    Cheers
    Baza
  2. bill pierce

    bill pierce I don't wana pickle

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    that bike is too complete to chop up. please, please leave it stock.
  3. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader

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    Do us all a favor and DON'T touch that thing. First gen XS650s (70-72) are becoming super rare; especially the kick only 70/71 years. I have a 71 and don't plan on doing anything with it anytime in the near future. +1 on those tires...had those on my CB750 and always wore very well.
  4. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    It was sarcasm: I hate ugly bobbers...
  5. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    Or beautiful bobbers....
  6. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Up on 'Marked Tree' road, busted a bloody shock along there! :cry
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    Packy's new sleeping quarters :eek1
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    Crampy's K
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    Mick zoning out in the sun
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    Mick's trusty stead
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    On ya mark!, slow race - never any good at this one :wink:
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    Can't keep a bloke away from these things :lol3
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    Egg & Spoon race, on the line, Strudy on behind me, Duckslider on behind Doctor [DRBig] :clap
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    neck & neck, pity Strudy & Duck dropped the eggs :cry
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    'Doctor' on his DRBig :wink:
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    Iva's [Doc's DRBig] hot but he can't cook an egg :lol3
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    Dodgy lot :huh
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    morning has broken :wink:
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    Strange things ya find in your travels on back roads, pair of guardians @ a gateway, one is supposed to be a trooper from 1800's, the other a bushranger [highwayman] :huh
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    On the way home, made it back with the busted shock!, kept off the dirt & stuck to some old highway sections, Southern Railway line [Sydney - Melbourne] & Lerida Wind Turbines @ the Cullerin ranges :clap
    Cheers
    Baza
  7. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    'White Beast' being operated on, note fine engineering allows for rack system to tilt rather than taking off altogether :deal
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    collar fastening system has let go, as well as shitting oil everywhere :cry
    got home OK, XS650 usually does strange things, eating shocks is new though :eek1
    Cheers
    Baza
  8. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    Wow! Do try to jump your 650? Them shocks are done.:lol3
  9. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Some monster potholes hidden in tree shadows on dirt roads :clap
    Heavy duty loads don't help, MikesXS shocks with 50,000kms + 7years of travel :huh
    Cheers
    Baza
  10. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Ended up replacing those shocks with an old original pair off a Special which I had laying around in the workshop, working great :deal
    Cheers
    Baza
  11. TroopThrowback

    TroopThrowback Been here awhile

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    That's my neck of the woods! I'm about 4 miles from old French Corral.

    I did a nice 200 miler on Tuesday on the 1966 Triumph. My XS isn't finished yet. Up to Donner Lake via Hwy 40, then 89 SB to Tahoe City for lunch. Got rained on riding the shoreline up to Incline Village. 267 NB to 89 to Sierra City. Hwy 49 back to Grass Valley, coasting the long downhills. Always a great ride. My Triumph is a rigid though, so no off pavement fun. That's what the Yambler will be for!
  12. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    Sounds like ya had a great ride throwback...
    Yep, in the 80's that was my neck-o-de-woods...
    Traveled through french corral on many a midnight run. With the BSA though...

    On the ride above the most thrilling was comin' outa granitevile and hauling ass down the dirt ridge road at 65+mph.
    (raising hell on the yammy's)

    I take it you saw the video of that one....
    Thanks for chiming in, see ya on the ridge!

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  13. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Looking at finishing my latest project XS650 - '74 TXA,wondering if this might be a good look :deal
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    this one always attracts me too! :wink:
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    tripping through photos I found this;- rare orange [for Australia] colour in '73 TX650 :eek1
    Cheers
    Baza
  14. redfishguide

    redfishguide Old Dirt Biker

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    Love the high pipes on the second bike. Any idea where they came from?

    Thanks,
    Jack


  15. AlKay191

    AlKay191 Been here awhile

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    here's mine

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  16. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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  17. BIG ED XT FAN

    BIG ED XT FAN Long timer

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    Cool!!:lol3:lol3:eek1:freaky:freaky
  18. AlKay191

    AlKay191 Been here awhile

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    its for sale if anyone wants it ...

    need to make some room in the 'grudge
  19. Sidecar Jockey

    Sidecar Jockey Been here awhile

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    Has anyone had problems with the electrical bits on their bike after doing water corssings?

    I know that none of the plugs on the stock wiring harness are waterproof, and the rectifier is mounted down pretty low and is fairly exposed...

    I have never had a problem riding in the rain... but 8-12'' deep water crossings wil likely get the bike pretty wet. I'm asking because an upcoming ride Im doing hasa few of them and I'm not sure if I should take the xs650 or not...
  20. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Done a few 'swims' over the years, usually good for 12" to 18", but depends on flow etc. :deal
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    This was 12'' of real quick water, doesn't seem much it'll take ya down on bad mossy sections :puke1
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    all good but I walked it first!! :wink:
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    There was bottom here last time I went through!!!
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    Up on the Bridle Track, Turon River - about 12"" :clap
    Just be careful of flow, otherwise enjoy! :ear
    Cheers
    Baza