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    Quote Originally Posted by timebombprod View Post
    I see you have a xs650, is that the very one you bought new? If it is how well has it held up as in has at had any big repairs engine specifically ( this bike ain't gonna be for handling that's for sure )
    No, many years passed between that test ride and finally getting one, hence the comment about several brutish owners before me.
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    I think one of the better places for parts would be here... https://www.mikesxs.net/ I have used them for a few things. They are now somehow affiliated with Z1 enterprises which is very well thought of here....

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    Good stuff will be a bookmark on the computer when the engine is.mine! I'll probably join a xs forum too knowing howmuch this forum helped me, more than I ever thought!
    Ian

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    Get the engine running, bolt it to your workbench and use it as a paint shaker. Them things vibrate. My first 2 bikes were XS650s. On the old one, the oil feed pipe at the front of the cylinder block developed a hole. Would have required taking the head off to fix. I just cut it and put a rubber hose on there. Worked great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddevill View Post
    Get the engine running, bolt it to your workbench and use it as a paint shaker. Them things vibrate. My first 2 bikes were XS650s. On the old one, the oil feed pipe at the front of the cylinder block developed a hole. Would have required taking the head off to fix. I just cut it and put a rubber hose on there. Worked great.

    Mad
    Perfect! I want the paintshaker bike, after all it will be a hardtail.

    Whatever keeps the bike going! And with the ugly shine of the block those type of fixes might be done, aslong as it keeps it running!
    Ian

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