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Old 01-25-2013, 05:34 PM   #1171
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But did ya notice the XS650 motor in it!
Regards Eric

Yep, but it's a frustrating exercise grafting an XS motor into one of those frames, plus the bullshit involved with rego/engineering certs, etc. [in NSW]
Rather use post '74 frame, change frontend / rearend, with other heavier/modern units [YZ frontends seem popular]
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:05 AM   #1172
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Hi Hunter
Finally got mine on the road and after 22 years out of the saddle, what a High! This old girl has 95K on clock, 2 years in total retirement and no care. With the fitment of new rear, chain and a few other incindentals I am a purely dedicated Suzi rider. The Wet season waited till I had her on the road but still a great feel, while they all sat back in their air-conditioned cars. I cannot explain the exhileration being the absolute master of my own mobilisation and able to leave them in my wake at our many roundabouts. I'll ride a bike till i'm a hundred or die in the process!!!!!!!!!! How I insert a pic, I have yet to realise, but in the meantime I am in seventh heaven!
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:29 AM   #1173
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But did ya notice the XS650 motor in it!
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I didn,t notice thanks for pointing that out now I want one .
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:29 AM   #1174
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Hi Hunter
Finally got mine on the road and after 22 years out of the saddle, what a High! This old girl has 95K on clock, 2 years in total retirement and no care. With the fitment of new rear, chain and a few other incindentals I am a purely dedicated Suzi rider. The Wet season waited till I had her on the road but still a great feel, while they all sat back in their air-conditioned cars. I cannot explain the exhileration being the absolute master of my own mobilisation and able to leave them in my wake at our many roundabouts. I'll ride a bike till i'm a hundred or die in the process!!!!!!!!!! How I insert a pic, I have yet to realise, but in the meantime I am in seventh heaven!

Welcome to the fold old son, takes a bit of getting used to if you've been a few years in waiting/wilderness, but fuck isn't a trip!!!
Have you got yourself signed up with photo host?, think that's what you call them, old bikes I know - computors I flounder,
Someone with knowledge please jump in here and help us out
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:33 PM   #1175
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How I insert a pic, I have yet to realise
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919

I went smugmug... nice to support baldy given advrider is free

coupon code lvHxXgKFZYHk6 gets you and me 5 bucks off

I've noticed some of the free ones drop the pic link after a coupla years


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Old 01-28-2013, 10:57 PM   #1176
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http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919

I went smugmug... nice to support baldy given advrider is free

coupon code lvHxXgKFZYHk6 gets you and me 5 bucks off

I've noticed some of the free ones drop the pic link after a coupla years

I that your Velo? Mac?
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:49 AM   #1177
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I that your Velo? Mac?
T'was a random shot I took from the velo rally last year

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Old 01-30-2013, 04:42 AM   #1178
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T'was a random shot I took from the velo rally last year

Pity, thought you'd look good turning up @ a rally on that, especially Thrasher's place!!
Now that's an idea, oldest bike @ 'TTT' this year,

fuck it just remembered - Claude will be there
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:33 AM   #1179
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Welcome to the fold old son, takes a bit of getting used to if you've been a few years in waiting/wilderness, but fuck isn't a trip!!!
Have you got yourself signed up with photo host?, think that's what you call them, old bikes I know - computors I flounder,
Someone with knowledge please jump in here and help us out
Cheers
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Thanks for the encouragement Hunter, although it doesn't seem all that necessary when you consider what we are working with. Although in between jobs at the moment, the old girl has become my very trusty daily rider. The difference between a car and bike are immense especially when it comes to what you can do on your own and i plan to get this old girl up to new one day. Apologies at this point to Velocette etc riders. I know the word OLD is well trespassing but I can certainly feel a similar affliction. At present she doesn't look that posh but it's a bike and it goes round corners like no other vehicle can and costs bugger all in the meantime. Who knows this might even lead me to find some old pommy unit myself. Lord knows I am probably in the right territory here in Cairns with the Tablelands to the west. I'll get my private IT assistant, namely my son, to help me with photo. In the meantime, thanks for a great site [fantastic reading and pics] and stay upright, if slightly on a lean occassionally.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:20 PM   #1180
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Well if you want proof of how tough these old beasts are, try this on for size
Thought I'd better change the oil & filter on the 'White Beast', no probs, dropped the oil out - 'shit this is a bit dark??',
pulled the paper filter out, using a MikesXS system, 59,500kms marked on the filter, 70,787kms on the speedo, only 6,000kms overdue!!!
I really need a good kick up the arse sometimes, gotta start running logbooks again!!!
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:22 PM   #1181
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oh oh, my latest project is the shed find 1974 ish BMW R75/6 bitsa.



It's all there and solid as, no damage or rust, doesn't appear to be very original but it came with about 100kg of spare parts in 4 large crates and a spare R75/7 motor, woo! Looking forward to working on my first European bike, having only previously worked on old British, American and Japanese bikes I can already tell this is going to be civilised and refined. Plan is to just leave it's 70's patina as is and make it a solid club rego bike for rallys and weekends for my father.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:13 PM   #1182
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Nice find, must get out on more back roads around here!
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:54 PM   #1183
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You know how it goes. Starts off with an oil change on the BM and you think while I am here. Might as well fix/ or do this.

New parts from the UK. Electronic Bean can (advance and retard) cam chain fork springs. New alternator.



RS on the work bench


New timing chain
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:37 PM   #1184
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You know how it goes. Starts off with an oil change on the BM and you think while I am here. Might as well fix/ or do this.

New parts from the UK. Electronic Bean can (advance and retard) cam chain fork springs. New alternator.



RS on the work bench


New timing chain
So you are flogging the Trumpet and keeping the RS
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:11 PM   #1185
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So you are flogging the Trumpet and keeping the RS
Looks like I will keeping the tiger, as I have no bites. I don't know how to say it about the tiger. Too smooth and revy. I was tossing up between a bonnie and tiger and went for a Tiger. I feel I should have stopped at 2 cylinders or something with more feeling than a whistling kettle.

I am not worried if Tiger does not sell as does every thing it says on the box and is well sorted bike.
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