We've got the guys from Metal Rescue in the Bus, Larry and Adri are here from BCF Cycle and Liza and Nak are on-board from the Motorcycles and Misfits podcast....Click on the link and hold on to your beer extra tight.
How We roll - There's 8 bikes in there....somewhere.
Sure, I'll trade you a '84 Tri-Moto for a '72 RV125 - Both are essentially the same 2 stroke engine!
Can I trade you a Ct70 and $200 for your TDM850? I guess so...
Johnny Chrome does a BEERRUN! I think that was 4 cases, 3 bags of ice and snacks.
This is what it looked like when we got home and unloaded...
The Yamaha XS650 is a mid-size motorcycle made by Yamaha Motor Company. The standard model was introduced in 1968 and produced through 1979. The "Special" cruiser model was introduced in 1978 and produced through 1985. The XS650 began with the 1955 HoskSOHC 500 twin. After about 10 years of producing 500 twin, Hosk engineers designed a 650 cc twin. Later the Hosk company was acquired by Showa Corporation, and in 1960 Yamaha had bought Showa with Hosk's early design of 650 cc twin.
When the Yamaha XS 650 was launched in 1968 it had one of the most advanced engines in its class of large parallel twin motorcycles. The engine and gearboxare unit construction with the crankcase split horizontally for ease of assembly whereas almost all contemporaries in its class in 1968 are either unit construction with a vertically split crankcase or pre-unit construction with separate engine and gearbox.
The cool thing about the XS-650 is you can do damn near anything with it: