Saturday, 13 February 2010

1977 XS 650 Cafe Racer

Here is my Cafe Racer built in Springtime 2009. Its a '77 Yamaha XS650 Roadster. Its a US import, first registered in the UK in '79. I bought the bike originally to build a flat track race bike but soon changed my mind when a race ready Rotax in a dirt track frame came up for sale.
The XS650 was then duly banished to the shed for 5 years until I decided to drag it out and get it running . I ran it pretty much as was for the summer of 2008 then we did a complete rebuild over that winter. I didn't get to ride it as much as I would have liked and only just finished 'running in' the freshened -up motor at the end of last year.I'm looking forward to getting out on it this coming Spring.

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