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Old 01-22-2010, 08:54 PM   #16
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A few more photos,


At 'Kowen Forest' Ride, April '09
A bloke as ugly as his bike, good fun!
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:36 AM   #17
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Bloody Great Pics there Ghost !

I've got a few XS 650s myself .
One scrambler type as well as a roadie that's going to get a sidecar this spring .

One question - what shocks do you use on the rear of your bikes for heavily laden touring and /or off tarmac riding ?

All the Best .
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Old 01-24-2010, 05:38 PM   #18
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When Joe Minton used to write for Motorcyclist magazine and not about Harleys, he put together a nice 3 part spread on XS650 mods with Branch heads and Bub pipes. Not to mention some suspension work. You might be able to Google the articles, they also ran in a publication called "Great Bikes of the 70's" which was a Petersen Publishing one of back in 1981.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:03 PM   #19
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Bloody Great Pics there Ghost !

I've got a few XS 650s myself .
One scrambler type as well as a roadie that's going to get a sidecar this spring .

One question - what shocks do you use on the rear of your bikes for heavily laden touring and /or off tarmac riding ?

All the Best .
Just using 13" Progressive Spring [double spring] from MikesXS,
Only problem I've had was one trip [two-up]into 'TTT' rally,

but then I had too much weight past the axle and the road is fairly steep in places, [ears pop at least three times] it's 35km of firetrail with creek crossings, top rally though!
Building a trailer to solve this problem
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:43 AM   #20
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Just keeping the thread active!
Nov '09, North of Canberra,
XSB650 'Adventure' & SH Special in rear

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Old 03-18-2010, 06:40 AM   #21
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:07 AM   #22
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Great Thread, I started to build my own version of the previous silver bike but have not gotten much done lately. I'm getting ready to plate it and put it on the road the way it is. total investment around $400 bucks, hoping to have less than $750 complete.
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:09 AM   #23
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I really like this one, I wish I had some info on it:
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:08 AM   #24
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Great Thread, I started to build my own version of the previous silver bike but have not gotten much done lately. I'm getting ready to plate it and put it on the road the way it is. total investment around $400 bucks, hoping to have less than $750 complete.
What year/model is it?
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:22 AM   #25
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Bringing back this old thread for my own selfish reasons. Brought this bike home yesterday. Interested in seeing more xs650 scrambler conversions.




It's a 1978 XS650. I've had my eye on this bike for months, and this past weekend the previous owner posted a price that twisted my arm just enough that I had to buy it. It's been totally re-worked and upgraded, so there's not much to do except ride it. Thinking I might go with a more dirt friendly tire, and maybe a more motocross style bar, but not sure about it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:52 AM   #26
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Looks great, congrats.
Some more photos, please.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:53 PM   #27
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I'm glad you brought this thread back to life. Great looking bike

What exhaust is on it??

Yeah lets try and keep this thread going.

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Bringing back this old thread for my own selfish reasons. Brought this bike home yesterday. Interested in seeing more xs650 scrambler conversions.




It's a 1978 XS650. I've had my eye on this bike for months, and this past weekend the previous owner posted a price that twisted my arm just enough that I had to buy it. It's been totally re-worked and upgraded, so there's not much to do except ride it. Thinking I might go with a more dirt friendly tire, and maybe a more motocross style bar, but not sure about it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:01 PM   #28
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Looks great, congrats.
Some more photos, please.
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I'm glad you brought this thread back to life. Great looking bike

What exhaust is on it??

Yeah lets try and keep this thread going.

Jack
Thanks!

The exhaust was custom built by a guy on the XS forum. His name is Gordon Scott.

All the details and pics can be seen here: http://www.xs650.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1254
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:12 PM   #29
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Great lookin bike,probably should fit a heat sheild on those pipes before you wish you had.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:16 PM   #30
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Shoulda guessed. Gordon does great work.

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Thanks!

The exhaust was custom built by a guy on the XS forum. His name is Gordon Scott.

All the details and pics can be seen here: http://www.xs650.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1254
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