Archive for October 2012

XS650: Halloween   1 comment

Halloween isn’t traditionally a German thing. Of course, like most societies, there is a harvest festival. Erntenfest. A time for rural communities to enjoy a little time with their families.

Not far from here are the ruins of Burg Frankenstein. Odenwald. With a name like that, a perfect place to enjoy Halloweeen. Celebration in the North American sense. Adopted in the best of spirit from the US soldiers stationed here over the last few decades.

 

1 .. Burg Frankenstein

Burg Frankenstein (ca. 1240) … ruins

 

The night partying  is renown. Full-on. Sunday afternoons a watered-down version for kids. This year restricted to min 7 yo. We enjoy this. My son and I. Off we went.

 

2 .. on the right path

on the right path

 

 

3 .. this year with a fresh dusting of snow

this year with a fresh dusting of snow

 

 

4 .. howling in the wind

howling in the wind

 

 

5 .. Cemetery

Cemetery

 

 

6 .. just clowning around

just clowning around

 

 

7 .. … and friend

and friend

 

 

8 .. who's that trittrotting across my bridge

who’s that trittrotting across my bridge

 

 

9 .. Tadtroll

Tadtroll

 

 

11 .. just hanging around

just hanging around

 

 

12 .. bed n brekkie

bed n brekkie

 

Looking forward to when he’s old enough for the night shows. Only 8 years to go!

And, hattip Rex …

 

13 .. dont ya just hate that!

dont ya just hate that!

 

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Posted October 29, 2012 by xscafe in General

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XS650: Finned Tappet Covers   Leave a comment

Picked up a set of these the other day. Nice. Sand Cast.

 

A1 .. finned tappet covers

finned tappet covers

 

Found on ebay.com.

Look good mounted.

 

A2 .. finned tappet covers

cast fins – mounted quickly

 

A3 .. front left

front left

 

2 of these weren’t machined to tolerance. Needed fitting.

Posted October 19, 2012 by xscafe in Frame - Design, Motor - Head

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XS650: Reproduction Badges   Leave a comment

Marbles Motors also produce nice reproduction badges. Not only for Yamaha.

Examples …

 

1 .. XS1

XS1

 

 

2 .. XS2

XS2

 

 

3 .. XS1 … XS2

XS1 … XS2

 

Posted October 14, 2012 by xscafe in Frame - Tanks n Tin

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XS650: Police Tank   1 comment

Currently for sale. Ebay. Singapore. New.

Patrol Tank. 584-24110-01.

 

1 .. Left

Left

 

 

2 .. Right

Right

 

 

3 .. Left

Left

 

 

4 .. Underside

Underside

 

 

5 .. filler – no rust

filler – no rust

 

 

6 .. decal – left … H is damaged

decal – left … H is damaged

 

Hell of a price.

Posted October 12, 2012 by xscafe in Frame - Tanks n Tin

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XS650: Fork Co Timing Covers   Leave a comment

ForkCo. Japan. Nice timing covers. Black or Plain. Hand cast. Fins are designed to match the engine.

 

1 .. plain alu

plain alu

 

 

2 .. Black

Black

 

 

3 .. XS black

XS black

 

 

4 .. 650 plain

650 plain

 

Make some tasty oil pump covers for the SR500 too.

Posted October 12, 2012 by xscafe in Frame - Design, Motor - Head

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XS650: Molded Tappet Covers   Leave a comment

Found this at ADVRider. Nice build. With molded bronze tappet covers.

 

B1 baeratdvrider

GareBear at advrider

 

Just another tidy hardtail? It’s all in the detail.

Check this out.

 

B2 .. tappet cover – bronze

tappet cover – bronze

 

 

B3 .. left exhaust tappet cover

left exhaust tappet cover

 

 

B4 .. alternator cover GareBear at advrider

alternator cover GareBear at advrider

 

 

B5 .. mold – resin bonded sand – made at the local foundry

mold – resin bonded sand – made at the local foundry

 

 

B6 .. the other side

the other side

Kool!!

Posted October 12, 2012 by xscafe in Frame - Design, Motor - Head

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XS650: Real Men   2 comments

 

Real Men

Real Men

 

Took a while to track down the source. Boetz Ink.

Posted October 9, 2012 by xscafe in Motor - Kick start

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