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About scottincalgary

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    The Odd Squad: 1978 Yamaha SR500 1971 Yamaha XS1B650 1978 Yamaha XS750 Special

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    Calgary, Alberta Canada
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    Yamaha stock bikes, bobbers and cafe's
  1. ...just need a four cylinder to complete the collection! 1971 XS1B650, 1978 SR500E, 1978 XS750 Special
  2. Name: Yamaha SR500E (1978) Date Added: 15 May 2012 - 08:21 AM Owner: scottincalgary Short Description: This bike's original and only owner was 78 years young when I picked it up. The only reason he was selling was he just couldn't kick it over like he used to. View Vehicle
  3. Name: Yamaha XS1B 650 (1971) Date Added: 15 May 2012 - 08:19 AM Owner: scottincalgary Short Description: This beauty spent eight years sitting in the crate at a brokerage lot in Arizona before finding it's way to Canada. Then a few sedate years with a Dentist in BC before I bought it from his estate sale. View Vehicle
  4. Name: Yamaha XS750 Special (1978) Date Added: 15 May 2012 - 08:17 AM Owner: scottincalgary Short Description: that triple has a really unique sound...low-end torque and lots of high-rpminsanity! View Vehicle
  5. Hey there, I've picked up some great information and tips from this forum...so thought I'd register. ...always loved Yamaha...although for the first ten years of my life all I had was a Yamaha trombone and the family Yamaha piano. Wasn't until close to my 50th year that I finally got the Yamaha I wanted...a 1971 XS1B 650. Candy orange and that great and distinctive two cylinder throb. Add a year and I came across a 1978 SR500 with that wicked thump of one cyclinder...and that finicky warm kick start that I've finally figured out (after 2 years of kicking my knee off). This year...the odd squad is complete as a friend gave me his 1978 XS750 Special because his wife was cleaning the garage. I used to ride Honda CB750's back when I was younger...and they were great but this Yamaha 750 triple is absolutely wicked. Great low-end torque and still gets wickedly nasty at high end rpms....plus that triple roar is just as unique as the thumper and the double. They all make distinctive music...and sound a lot better than I did on the old Yamaha trombone! Scott
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