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    Exclamation New from Trenton MI

    I am new to the forum and I am from trenton MI, i bought a 1975 xs650 that I am chopping out but I am lost on the motor its missing a couple things I know for sure the jugs and carbs but thats fine big bore kit and perforamce carbs, but not sure what else its missing if anyone is from this area and could help me out I would be very happy let me know if you can

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    Welcome.

    Several guys can help, but let me make a suggestion. Used bikes are cheap this time of the year. You may find it less expensive to buy one that runs and use the engine. If you're going to spend the money for a big bore kit anyway, may as well just buy a used 750 and be done with it.


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    Welcome to the forums! Downriver here too.
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    Welcome Chris. If that's the one I saw on craigslist I had the same idea. Big bore (750) kit! Get a manual and a parts book, you'll find it invaluable.
    If you haven't found these yet:
    www.tcbroschoppers.com
    http://www.xs650chopper.com/
    www.mikesxs.net
    www.xs650.com

    Chris

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    Welcome.

    Got your PM and now I understand your problem.

    I agree with Tele. I would think a donor motor would be better, because you are missing allot of stuff.

    Unless Chris' links yield easy to find parts. I know those Yammy 650s are a hot item now a days.
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    welcome to the madness...
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    thanks everyone ya i just talked with a guy in brighton about a motor for 100 bucks and it runs so i am going that direction to to find a welder to mount my gas tank, seat and battery/electronics boxes lol

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    In a PM I just sent ya... there are lots of welding guys on here. We should be able to help you out. Welding is one thing I wish I knew how to do.
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    i can do some mirror welding for you if you need it.
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    welcome aboard! like everybody else said, buy a parts bike and it'll save you a lot of money. that bad boy is missing alot of parts.

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