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    Default Emma, my 77 xs650

    I just started my xs for the first time on friday and it felt great! The engine is punched out to 750 w/ a #1 Shell cam, 34mm Mik round slides, a Sparx alternator and a pamco ignition.

    The frame has a 2" stretch w/ a 36* rake. Here's the start up vid:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PES4yya_HUA

    I need paint and powder (gloss black) and some new pipes and then she'll be done


    Just wanted to share!
    Last edited by lang; 01-10-2010 at 12:45 PM. Reason: 'cause I suck and forget shit

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    Beautiful and tasty. Love the bars!

    Would love to see some more pics.

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    she's a beaut. oil bag is sick. bars are sick. the whole front end is sick. im inspired to get an xs now.

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    Thanks guys! The bars and rear fender are from frontstreetcycle, the electronics bags were a random find at an army navy store - they're french sniper scope cases. the front end consists of set of old 34mm xs trees, dt250 fork legs and a 21" xt500 wheel

    and here's some more pics:






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    EVENNNN bettter!!! dam she really is a beaut. im bout to craiglist an xs!

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    go for it - they're fun little bikes!

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    thats awesome. love the bars and seat

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    What is that headlight off of? i've always wanted one with a built in speedo

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    DT250 fork legs, cool, I might see if I can find a set of them.

    I've had my eyes peeled for an XT500 front wheel and brake, the only one I saw at a swap was going for 500 bucks so no love!

    Bike looks mean, bars are off the wall man, where'd they come from!

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    Very cool, lots of little details on there. I love the bars. I just ordered a set of bars from Front street. Cant wait to get them.

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    i cant get enough of this bike. shit is so sick. i know how to make my xs now.
    hahahahah

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    Thanks Jas, that the best complement I could get

    Viz, I'm sure you'll be thrilled with Craig's work - I know I was.

    Philbey, 500 bones for an xt wheel? Shit, I guess I got lucky. Pretty much all the 70's xt, tt, dt yamis will have a 21" drum wheel. The bars came from Front Street Cycles - They're Craig's race bars modified a little bit - we dubbed 'em mustache bars. Then I bent them a little more to get some extra pullback (went from about 2" to 6").

    Danny, the headlight bucket is a NOS 105mm Cev bucket - they're from Italian scooters and HD Aermacchis. I added a visored bezel made for that size bucket, a tractor headlight bulb, and a push button for the high beam. The speedo hole will take any of the common mini-speedos made by Drag Specialties or Custom Chrome, so I tossed one of those in.

    Thanks again for the feedback!
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    thats a great looking bike: skip the paint and powder, the look it has now makes it look like you dug it out of an antique shop

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    Sick. Just sick. How did you fill in the yamaha logos on the case and stator cover?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robhall View Post
    Sick. Just sick. How did you fill in the yamaha logos on the case and stator cover?
    I got the stator cover from mikesxs - he sells plain ones. On the right case, I belt sanded the yami off. That there is a thick cover that doesn't mind losing a couple millimeters of metal.

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    There's an article on the JJ on filling them in as well, either you can sand them or you can fill with a TIG welder and sand the welds back.

    Found it: http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=22066

    You can get finned stator covers as well from.... Damn I can't remember where I saw them but you can get them. One of the XS650 dudes on the web.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rusjack View Post
    thats a great looking bike: skip the paint and powder, the look it has now makes it look like you dug it out of an antique shop
    +1, this bike looks great raw!

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    I assume you are using the Sparx Alternator with just a capacitor? How is that working for you? Where did you pick it up from? Thanks.

    Classy bike - nice attention to detail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusjack View Post
    thats a great looking bike: skip the paint and powder, the look it has now makes it look like you dug it out of an antique shop
    agreee!!!

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    I love the leather bag for the electronics. And +1 on skipping paint and powder

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