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Old 06-20-2008, 03:49 PM
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Why do so many pick a XS650 over XS750???

Bobber or chopper it doesn't matter, there is a SHIT TON of xs650 out there verses xs750's?
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:13 PM
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Because the 650 was one of the first big jap bikes and as a verticle twin was cool like a Triumph or BSA. The 750 triple was just one of many jap bikes later on.
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Old 06-20-2008, 05:15 PM
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I have a 79' xs750 triple in the basement Id like to get rid of if you really want one!
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Old 06-20-2008, 10:03 PM
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Just picked up a 650.I didn't realize how much stuff is out there for them.Should be an easy build.
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Old 06-21-2008, 05:48 AM
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we build frames and hardtail sections for the xs650............
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Old 06-21-2008, 08:30 AM
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I have a 79' xs750 triple in the basement Id like to get rid of if you really want one!
I am actualy looking for either a XS750 or XS650 at this point other then my 79 XS750 special I have that I am buliding for this year to do as a project over this coming winter. Gonna do my first tear down and do it right this next time.
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Old 06-21-2008, 08:37 AM
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I am actualy looking for either a XS750 or XS650 at this point other then my 79 XS750 special I have that I am buliding for this year to do as a project over this coming winter. Gonna do my first tear down and do it right this next time.

Can probably find one local for cheaper than you could ship or pick up this one. The amount of gas it would cost to get here and back, you could probably buy a new big dog!
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:15 PM
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PoppaDLo, are you still looking for an XS650?

I have one that I am looking to sell, '79 XS650 Special. If you watch Craigslist, you probably have seen it. If not I can send you some more info and pics.
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:24 AM
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Bobber or chopper it doesn't matter, there is a SHIT TON of xs650 out there verses xs750's?
Why is that?
in my opinion the xs650 is a great looking motor great sounding with drag pipes and virtually bullit proof add to that you can pick up a complete bike for what you'd pay for an old brit twin motor,plus theres a fare few shops still stocking new parts for them
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:12 PM
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750s dont look like much fun to mod, i got one thats practically mint, i wouldnt even start to cut it up. shaft drive sucks... its a good bike for a running around stocker though
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:10 AM
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yeah i have an xs750 that i am trying to mod! i have it torn all the way to the frame right now. first build, but i am taking my time and doing it right. want it to be show quality when i am done.
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:57 PM
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Cause its a big bang engine (360 degree crank). It sounds deeper and more powerfull than all the other jap 180 degree crank twin engines. And it looks a little like the unit triumps too.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:41 PM
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yeah i have an xs750 that i am trying to mod! i have it torn all the way to the frame right now. first build, but i am taking my time and doing it right. want it to be show quality when i am done.
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:25 AM
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The 650 is much easier to chop. I chopped a 650 for a friend a few years back, it was a piece of cake. I had a 78 and a 79 750 triple, a friend wrecked the 79 special and I eventually locked up the 78 so I built a chop out of the left overs. I think what scared folks away was the strange 3 cyl and the shaft drive. The only tripples I have ever seen in real life were both of mine so I figure they were a bit rare compared to the dozens of 650's that were running around.

Personally I think the triple sounded WAAAAAY better with the right pipes and it was so much faster. I had a few friends with hopped up Ninja 600R's and I could smoke them both bad (low end, high end, mid end, what ever).

I sold my last triple around 16 years ago to a friend so he could leave town and never come back. I saw him about 3 months ago for the first time since and he still has it and rides it often.
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:56 AM
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plus there are a lot of parts new and aftermarket for the xs650. Heres one I did, paid for $450 for the bike to start with. (not jacking the thread, but showing the possibilities with the xs650)

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