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Old August 15th, 2009, 10:40 PM   #1
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any one have a custom bobber from a xs 650 do you like it

how reliable are the bikes?
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Old August 15th, 2009, 10:49 PM   #2
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they are a good running engine i can tell you that. i dont have one but i know a few who do. and have rode with them.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 08:26 AM   #3
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Never had a bobbed XS650, but had a stock one. Don't fuk with the engine and it will run forever.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 01:55 PM   #4
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I just read the xs650 wiki, the engine is full roller/ball/needle bearings? Is this common in older cycle engines to be full rolling bearings rather than wet bushings?
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Old August 16th, 2009, 02:00 PM   #5
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I had a 78 xs650 special. I had an awful time keeping it running...Sold it to a guy and he found the fuse box was corrided. He fixed that and now it runs great lol. Fun bike to ride, little small for me and I'm not a big guy.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 02:04 PM   #6
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im only 5' 7" with my shoes on and 150 lbs
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Old August 16th, 2009, 08:30 PM   #7
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i personally think the xs650 would be a great engine for a bobber/chopper. parts should be cheap and there are lots of support groups for them..i think easier than running a bsa, norton, triumph or other euro-twins.
i have ridden a few of them and they run great (for an air-cooled side-by-side)
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this one's a little incomplete but still pretty tuff
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Old August 16th, 2009, 08:35 PM   #8
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xs650chopper has some nice bikes

i have a guy that wants to trade an xs bobber for my toyota.

i might do it unless i find a cooler bike to trade for
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Old August 17th, 2009, 03:59 PM   #9
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Wow, I want one now.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 04:05 PM   #10
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I guess it doesn't really matter what shape the engine is, cool is cool
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Old August 17th, 2009, 04:42 PM   #11
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Choppers seem kinda boring to ride, but this flat tracker 650 gives me a chubby:




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Old August 17th, 2009, 04:44 PM   #12
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I like how it has "rear suspension" thats a nice feature. Nice for those of us that have a tail bone.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 04:47 PM   #13
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Choppers seem kinda boring to ride, but this flat tracker 650 gives me a chubby:




wonder what the brakes are for?
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Old August 17th, 2009, 05:06 PM   #14
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they are nice bikes, here's mine...

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Old August 17th, 2009, 10:06 PM   #15
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the xs has a beautiful looking motor, if you've got a deal id say go for it.

i personally prefer the sohc cb 750s check out some of the chops on this site

www.hondachopper.com
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Old August 17th, 2009, 10:23 PM   #16
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I think if I was going to swap a engine like that onto a chopper or bobber it would be a crotch rocket engine. Something really stupid fast lol.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 10:37 PM   #17
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they are nice bikes, here's mine...

that front ends wicked man, you have anymore pics of the bike?
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Old August 18th, 2009, 12:00 AM   #18
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here's a couple...





i'm not tryin to derail this thread or anything. but i think this is a perfect example of how badass you can make these bikes. not that you can't make any bike the way you want it but you know what i mean. they're good bikes and i think right up there with the cb 750's. slayer, are you on the hondachopper site like i am?
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Old August 18th, 2009, 12:07 AM   #19
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i really like the bobbers but i'm too tall for the bikes shown.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 12:22 AM   #20
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i'm not tryin to derail this thread or anything. but i think this is a perfect example of how badass you can make these bikes. not that you can't make any bike the way you want it but you know what i mean. they're good bikes and i think right up there with the cb 750's. slayer, are you on the hondachopper site like i am?
sick lookin bike man. yeah im on the board. its a great site. whats your user name?

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