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XS650: Ads 80, 81 and 82   2 comments

 

 

1 .. patch

patch .. when you know how they’re built … the proverbial ‘brick shit house’

 

 

2 .. 1980 2 page spread

1980 2 page spread

 

 

 

3 .. 1980 ad lhs

1980 Special ad lhs

 

 

4 .. 1980 ad rhs

1980 ad rhs

 

 

6 .. ad 80

ad 80

 

 

7 .. Yamaha belt buckle

Yamaha belt buckle

 

 

1981 Special II ad … US magazine

1982 US Custom/XS650SE ad from a British magazine … ??wonder what she looks like now??

 

 

 

10 .. Yamaha 650 Heritage ad from Playboy

Yamaha 650 Heritage ad from Playboy

 

 

 

82 .. US magazine

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Posted January 27, 2013 by xscafe in Manaul - Literature, XS Pics

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XS650: Hardtail Hard-on   Leave a comment

I’m not a big fan of hardtail’s. Give me suspension any day. Us old bastards have learnt the hard way. (Great. My wife has just chipped in. Apparently I’m just a ‘Bastard’… No dear. I’m a dirty lucky bastard!)

I followed a link to Motoshop Tonouchi back in mid 2010. To this…

 

 

1 .. motoshop tonouchi ... heritage special 650 ... xs650spl

motoshop tonouchi … heritage special 650 … xs650spl

 

 

Were I ever to build another Hardtail, it would look something like this. Saved a pic or two then forgot about it until finding it again this evening. Ever watched the rising or setting sun and heard it singing to you? This did the same.

Full of little details. Clean. Flowing. Design delight.

 

 

2 .. xlch sportster

xlch sportster

 

 

3 .. saddle actually looks comfortable-can hear my back sighing ... BUT LOOK! pinned and bolted hardtail

saddle actually looks comfortable-can hear my back sighing … BUT LOOK! pinned and bolted hardtail

 

 

4 .. choice detailing ... nice touch

choice detailing … nice touch

 

 

5 .. wow factor pure ... and where did he get the white kickstart and peg rubbers to go with the grips

wow factor pure … and where did he get the white kickstart and peg rubbers to go with the grips

 

 

6 .. almost there

almost there

 

 

Posted October 2, 2011 by xscafe in Frame - Design, XS Pics

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