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philogeek 08-17-2011 09:22 AM

Help identify this bike please?
 
Hi folks - wondering if anyone can help identify this bike (click for larger view):


This photo was taken in 1971, so obviously the bike can't be newer than then ;)

Any help is welcome, as I haven't the foggiest idea how to go about trying to ID this thing.

sarnali2 08-17-2011 09:36 AM

That's a 1971 XS1-B 650 Yamaha

philogeek 08-17-2011 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by sarnali2 (Post 264951)
That's a 1971 XS1-B 650 Yamaha

Google confirms you're correct. That was wicked fast, too... are you familiar with them, or do you have a secret method of figuring that out? I'm seriously impressed.

Thanks!!

The_AirHawk 08-17-2011 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by philogeek (Post 264955)
Google confirms you're correct. That was wicked fast, too... are you familiar with them, or do you have a secret method of figuring that out? I'm seriously impressed.

Thanks!!

He Lived It, man. He lived it....

sarnali2 08-17-2011 11:28 AM

I'm familiar with them in that they were nice bikes when I was a kid. I had the good fortune to grow up in a motorcycling family and be around at the crucial turning point when the Japanese bikes went from being small two strokes to major players. These were usually color coded by year by the way...

seruzawa 08-17-2011 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by sarnali2 (Post 264964)
I'm familiar with them in that they were nice bikes when I was a kid. I had the good fortune to grow up in a motorcycling family and be around at the crucial turning point when the Japanese bikes went from being small two strokes to major players. These were usually color coded by year by the way...

Just don't use the electric stater. Sounds like the thing is self-destructing.

Captain Steve 08-18-2011 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sarnali2 (Post 264951)
That's a 1971 XS1-B 650 Yamaha

This is why I respect my elders. :rolleyes:

sarnali2 08-18-2011 10:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain Steve (Post 265088)
This is why I respect my elders. :rolleyes:

You're too kind son, now buy a razor, get a haircut and go find a dam* job fer Cris' sake........


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