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Thread: A 650 vs a 850

  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSJim View Post
    My neighbor has a couple of XN85s. Interesting beasts.

    Jim
    Your neighbor has a couple?
    - 1983 GS850L ~ 28,000 miles and going up
    - 1981 GS850G ~ 44,000 miles, restoration project
    - 1977 GS750B ~ Restoration Project
    - 1977 GS750B ~ Cafe Racer?
    - "If it doesn't burn fuel or I can't manually select the gear I want, I don't want to drive it."

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    This place is always full of surprises. I would have never had a clue the 650 eng. came with roller bearing crankshafts (for the "E" models) & plain bearing crankshafts (for the "G" models). Rekon what their idea could have been for the two totally different configurations? for roughly the same eng.....That's amazing.
    1983 GS1100E, 1983 CB1100F, 1991 GSX1100G, 1996 Kaw. ZL600 Eliminator, 1999 Bandit 1200S, 2005 Bandit 1200S, 2000 Kaw. ZRX 1100

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    Don't worry, there are even more differences, not counting the obvious difference in output (shaft vs. chain).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 93Bandit View Post
    Your neighbor has a couple?
    And a bunch of classic Katanas.

    Jim
    1981 GS550T (Long gone)
    1983 GS650G (Rolling rebuild is now a full rebuild.)

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