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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Oro D, Oct 1, 2007.
More inspiration for an XS650 project!!!!!.......
XS sidehack racer I found in an Austrian bike museum:
(Bonus ADV points for anyone who can identify the red/yellow bike in the foreground)
Really nice bike.
I've seen XT500's frames with XS650 engine
Nice ones to especially in a Tunisie Rally back in the days
Cause flattrack bikes are asa fun in the dirt in my opinion!
I love those old dirt track frames...
Norton ES2.....DO I GET A COOKIE TOO!!!
No you don't
But you can look at the rest of the museum in my old ride report.
Now that is beautiful.
Found this one on www.650motorcycles.com. Very nice!
I just joined the forum after a freind emailed me a link to this thread.
I have a Yamaha XS650 street tracker I just finished in the spring and
a 650 dual sport ia next on my project list after I finish a 800cc rephased
big bore 650 engine. I really like the blue one with WR/YZ front and rear
suspension but look's like a pricey conversion. Does anyone know the owner? I was thinging of going with a DR350 fork, swing arm, monoshock
and wheels. I know a guy using a DR650 shock and the one piece shock-
resivour is causing fitment problems. He thinks a DR350 with a remote
resivour will fit O.K. Here's a pic of my Street Tracker if anyone is interested.
Any reason to put up Flat track bikes is a good one, I'd have to punch out the DR and run it on nitro to hang on coastal backroads if you build up one of these things, Grizzy.
Flat track frames tend to be light,flexy and overly quick handling on the street. But with the right mods any thing can work.
There's some real inspiration here... keep it up. Some of these bike are more scrambler or flat tracker... ish.. but the basic concepts are closely related enough to be helpful.
I love the RZ350 on your 2 stoke site. Is that yours? I plan on doing
a RZ350 with modern stort bike suspension one of these days. Have
you seen Jamie James Productions RZ350? Here's a link.
Yep that Jamie James bike is kind of legendary. Not sure which one you mean. I've too many pics to keep track of itt seems. I own the silver RD400 Daytona with the RZ front and rear ends and the red Kawasaki H1 "parts bin bike" as I like to call it. There are a lot of places for great advice on the RZ suspension swaps and more ways of doing it than I thought. One day when I get the time and $$ I'll put one together.
PM Me if you want some info. I don't want to jack this thread too badly. Check out these guys...
The old xs 400 twin makes a better dual purpose bike, but is almost never used, can be fit into good but old enough to be cheap frames, enduro or mx.
Does this mean that WR forks and swinger are a bolt on to an XS frame? I'm a huge XS fan and had 2, one street tracker one stock. imagine an 840 kitted XS in a bike like that.