Archive for December 2014

XS650: Happy New Year 2014/2015   1 comment

We hope that this past year has been good to you and that the next will be better.

I thank all those who have interested themselves enough to visit my blog, those who have commented and made suggestions and those who have asked questions (hopefully I have been able to point you in a workable direction).

For us, the primary focus for 2014 has been our son, 8 yo, year 3 school, now playing rugby, and training with the junior development squad of our local Bundesliga Soccer Club.

Our son and I have been actively motorcycling together – he is turning into a clever sidecar monkey – maybe we will have him in the sidecross bike in a year or so. We have met many kool people this year.

I bought another XS650 during the year. 77. Low miles. Original. Picked it up, rode it home – detoured 900km through the Netherlands (i love coffee).The missus was not happy. I then blew the motor on the blue rat – scheisse. Am now building a 750 rephased motor to slot into it – i have everything here except for the ignition and time.

The SR500 sidecar motor also needs rebuilding. Have been slowly preparing a 79 motor (has a larger, heavier crankshaft ), longstroke, larger piston and reworked head – basically all i need now is to press the crankshaft together and balance it.

Once these are done my bikes should be relatively reliable for the next  5 years or so – (yeah right!!).

Ride safe. Test your boundaries. And never stop thinking for the cagers.

Posted December 31, 2014 by xscafe in Uncategorized