XS650 Special becomes a Vermont Backroader

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by bpeckm, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    Very nice job! :clap Thanks for sharing the "build" with us.
  2. zoid

    zoid Dirty Old Hippie

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    Love those old XS650's. I had an old 1975 XS650B that went over 75,000 miles before it needed a head gasket.

    Love the build report and hope Will is putting some miles on that good looking old XS!!!
  3. duckman

    duckman co conspirator

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    cool xs you have there. a borrowed xs650 back in south philly in 1975 got me started in motorcycling.it had a hooker header and I tore the city streets up with that bike.
  4. dcwn.45

    dcwn.45 Frozen Rider

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    Great write up and build
    Inspirational
    thanks
  5. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    He was working for a financial outfit that specializes in buying old ranches and making them into attractive fishing havens... out of Bozeman. Poor guy had to go fishing a lot, part of the job!

    I can feel the pain!:lol3
  6. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    Might have to work on a fly rod case.....

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