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Post  XS710 on Fri 22 Aug - 14:08

Hi,

Herewith I will show some pictures of my XS650 project.
I started this project as a project for school. I built a frame for it.
After a few years I found the XS back in the garage and thought to sell it or finish it. It became a finishing project.
Due to dificult approval laws I decided to by a dutch frame with plate. The donorbike was imported from USA so the original frame was discarded.



I made a seat and bought a polyester Manx tank but found the tank to small.

I rebuild the engine with ea. 710cc kit, racing camshaft, and other carbs. Also other parts as conrods, valves including springs, bearings and oilpump were placed new.



After an update of the frame it was powdercoated semi gloss black.



I made brackets for the steps.



The rearbrakepedal is made to still use the kickstarter but the steps must be foulded up before start. The electric startermotor is removed to make room for a external oilfilterkit bought by Heiden tuning.



I bought a Read titan tank that was used on a CB500F racer. Also a clear headlight with the classic shape.
Clipons are from Tarozzi. Neat and clean construction in limited space. The new speedo is in MPH to remember the bike started in the USA.



The bike at his first day outside the garage.



I want a clean rearlight so bought the smallest I could find and modyfied it to remove the bulb and place a LED light.



To place the battery I built a dummy oiltank. I used the oiltank of a Honda CR750 as example with filling cap and oilline inlet. The oilline inlet is a one-way airline kit also from Heiden tuning.












Now it looks like this:



It's fun to drive and get lots of compliments. That's nice after the lots of work!
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Post  Reetman on Fri 22 Aug - 15:18

WAAAAAAUW cheers ...very nice ride man

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Post  Wout on Fri 22 Aug - 15:26

Eén van de mooiste XS die ik ooit zag, vooral de imposante tank spreekt me aan!

qua afwerking dik in orde! ( vork beschermers, spatbordbeugels vooraan, lampbeugels,... alles staat er op ! )
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zeer strak

Post  alazzurra 550 alu style on Fri 22 Aug - 16:00

erg erg mooi gebouwd, vooral de accu oplossing vind ik erg crea.
ben onder de indruk van de afwerking!!
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Post  café cb500f on Fri 22 Aug - 16:49

This is really one of my favorites now!!!!

really really nice!!!!!!

but i have a question.

what size of front rim is that?
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Post  XS710 on Fri 22 Aug - 19:34

The frontrim is just the original 19" one. The rear is also original 18".
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Post  Toecutter on Fri 22 Aug - 20:56

Congrats with your amazing Yamaha ! cheers
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Post  caferacer 1975 on Fri 22 Aug - 21:53

Yes i can only join all of the above compliments...

Great looking bike...
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Post  650zed on Tue 26 Aug - 16:30

An absolute beautie!

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Post  Rooie Ben on Tue 26 Aug - 23:31

One of a kind , real neat clean machine
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Post  pasta-moto on Thu 1 Jul - 23:00

This is rilly good job!!! XS the best Cool
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Post  Rafe56 on Fri 2 Jul - 10:02

Very impressive !!!!!!!!
Great bike,
Gr rafe,
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Post  krogibmwrs54 on Fri 2 Jul - 14:24

That is a fine bike you got there, where did you get the seat. Did you make that yourself.

Dennis.
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Post  XS710 on Fri 2 Jul - 15:12

krogibmwrs54 wrote:That is a fine bike you got there, where did you get the seat. Did you make that yourself.

Dennis.

Thanks Dennis.

At the first picture a seat is shown that I made myself. But due to the number of imperfections I desided to purchase a nice new seat.
I have bought the polyester base of the seat from Harrie vd Kruijs. I have modified it a bit for a better line and fitment on the bike to reseave the same line as I was trying with my own made seat. After that it is padded with a layer of foam and finished with skai. (fake lether that can resist wether/sun) It's very uncomvertable but hey, all for the looks.
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