The owner, Pete, was an older guy that built the balancing wheels so that he could hold the bike up more easily when waiting at the stop lights. He also built the sidecar himself for his wife. He said that his wife couldn't ride on the back anymore, so he found some scrap metal and built a sidecar for his bike. The only downfall is that he says the sidecar adds way too much wait for the 650 and he has trouble keeping up with traffic. Thought it was pretty cool though.
larrybartswife: I want to inform all of you of larrybarts passing he passed away July 6. I was just able to find and get on this board. this was near and dear to his heart. and I want to thank all of you for sharing with him
Nov 2, 2013 22:16:09 GMT -5
preston: Mrs.Bart.... Thank you for this comment,,,, Larry will be missed by us, but so much more by you and your family.. May the Lord up hold you in these days. God Bless, Preston
Nov 3, 2013 8:32:50 GMT -5
edwarddav: Hello Anybgody
Nov 20, 2013 3:04:13 GMT -5
edwarddav: I have a 72 Xs, The Carb. Boots are gone, How do I make them or can you Buy them somewhere, Everywhere I look Out of stock,
Nov 20, 2013 3:10:28 GMT -5
Slimbob: Did you try Mike's XS or 650 Central? They usually have them.
Dec 6, 2013 14:29:26 GMT -5
joshelrich: Hey guys. new guy here. Where is the map and where does one introduce himself to the group? I've got a pretty cool project in the works. Trying to relive my youth. Ha ha. 80 frame, 71 engine case with 650 central long rod, big pin 750 kit. Shell 1 cam.
Dec 19, 2013 21:02:48 GMT -5
mwb122: Another newbie here. I appreciate the page and being accepted. Just brought home a 78 xs650 special. She is running good after a little TLC. So far I have cleaned the carbs, battery, fixed leaking clutch push rod oil seal. Now what to do with her.
Jan 3, 2014 8:50:55 GMT -5
mwb122: Bought a 79 special in 79. Was a great bike then and it is great to see they have such a large following!!!
Jan 3, 2014 10:30:04 GMT -5
oldcodgerhenry: Gooday ,all .new Pamco basic ign replacement arrived yesterday ,But the coil wires are different color ,to the trigger wires ,don't want to fry new one.
Jan 29, 2014 15:41:34 GMT -5
floris: at this moment, my XS is with Jerry v.d. Heiden, a well known XS tuner in the Netherlands.
Feb 4, 2014 16:28:08 GMT -5
floris: The engine become's a rephased 270 crank.
Feb 4, 2014 16:28:37 GMT -5
floris: Also a bigbore cilinder set of 890 cc.
Feb 4, 2014 16:29:10 GMT -5
floris: Also a long stroke is gona be applied, what makes the total about approx. 1000cc.
Feb 4, 2014 16:30:12 GMT -5
floris: 965 cc to be exact.
Feb 4, 2014 16:30:35 GMT -5
mahanlee: need help identifying a gas tank i bought on Ebay for my 79 xs. it has a tall neck and the new mikesxs cap i ordered will not work on it. any suggestions?
Apr 10, 2014 13:43:49 GMT -5
mahanlee: Need help identifying this part. It came in a box from the previous owner. I have searched Google and Ebay and haven't found something similar. It has a short bolt with a flat side. The only place I figure it goes is underneath the battery box.
Apr 23, 2014 8:14:07 GMT -5
djonesxs650: Batteryless setup for '78 XS650 with points ignition....I need a wiring schematic, simple as possible...does anyone know of any posts that can help?
Jun 28, 2014 16:02:09 GMT -5