Members Bikes 11
Jamie Cahill's XS2
Jamie has only recently bought this XS2 with late front end and custom seat and he tells me the previous owner has done a complete engine rebuild so he's looking forward to some "quality time" with his new toy. He's already looking for the parts to restore it back to original so if you have any parts he might need I'm sure he would be happy to hear from you. He can be contacted at his email address:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Gills 1974 TX650A
never had the chance to meet Roy & came across
his TX 650A only by chance.
Ross Lawson's XS650C
Ross tells me this is a XS650C with a TXA tank and to me the guages look like they are off a Special but the whole effect looks very nice. I like the slotted brake rotors and the clean look of a freshly painted bike, well done Ross.
Rob McKie Racers
Rob McKie's brother owns this bike, the top pic is Rob racing it on a speedway somewhere.
This is Rob's own Racer he races in Post Classic Period 4 (guess which class we will be running in with our club racer)
Here is the latest picture of Rob's bike with a different exhaust, seat relocated further back, new clip-ons and foot pegs lowered for a better ride position. This pic taken October 2014
Nick's McGinn's Restoration of a XS650C
These pics of Nick McGinn's bike was sent by Dave Taylor and I must say great job Nick the bike looks fantastic, well done!
Hi Dave, just reading through a
few emails myself.
I will try a few words on the
rebuild but you may have to edit if I start to
waffle, I have owned the bike for 17 years and it
was a one owner from a mate . It sat in the shed
at my parents farm for 12 years until I had to
bring it home to Melbourne when they downsized.
Several more years past and lots of other restos,
until last year when I pulled the 650 out to give
it a “quick tidy up!” As you know, one thing
leads to another and 12 months on it is finally
finished. All of the work was done in my shed at
home accept for the final clear coat over the tank
and side covers. Wheel lacing ,engine rebuild,
paint, the list goes on. All of the original nuts
and bolts were replated at Big Zinc in Kilsyth and
various stainless fasteners were added. The bike
still runs the points ignition for the simple
reason I wanted to keep it absolutely original,
the mufflers are the only parts that I haven’t
replaced with standard pattern mufflers.
That’s about it without going in
to anymore detail!!! Let me know if the photos are
Thanks for your interest in my
P.S that’s the old man in the photo waving
the spray gun around, and I have started my next
650 .It’s a tracker with all the go fast goodies
inside and some of my own ideas as well. It will
only be a track bike for practice days at
Broadford at this stage.
Nick's other bike is his Flat Tracker
Nick just sent me these pics of his tracker that has just been painted by his dad. The seat is currently away being upholstered.
Nick will be riding this bike at the Easter Bike Bonanza at Broadford in 2011 at the speedway track.
06 November 2014