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Oct 17, 2014 9:47:16 GMT -5
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Aug 16, 2014 22:25:44 GMT -5

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Nov 21, 2014 11:53:40 GMT -5

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Jun 17, 2014 16:48:05 GMT -5

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Nov 21, 2014 11:02:51 GMT -5

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Oct 20, 2014 15:22:33 GMT -5

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Sept 24, 2014 13:59:20 GMT -5

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Nov 21, 2014 21:48:34 GMT -5

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Feb 19, 2013 0:38:08 GMT -5

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Mar 29, 2014 1:40:11 GMT -5

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Apr 25, 2014 8:50:29 GMT -5

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edwarddav: Hello Anybgody Nov 20, 2013 3:04:13 GMT -5
edwarddav: I have a 72 Xs, The Carb. Boots are gone, How do I make them or can you Buy them somewhere, Everywhere I look Out of stock, Nov 20, 2013 3:10:28 GMT -5
Slimbob: Did you try Mike's XS or 650 Central? They usually have them. Dec 6, 2013 14:29:26 GMT -5
joshelrich: Hey guys. new guy here. Where is the map and where does one introduce himself to the group? I've got a pretty cool project in the works. Trying to relive my youth. Ha ha. 80 frame, 71 engine case with 650 central long rod, big pin 750 kit. Shell 1 cam. Dec 19, 2013 21:02:48 GMT -5
mwb122: Another newbie here. I appreciate the page and being accepted. Just brought home a 78 xs650 special. She is running good after a little TLC. So far I have cleaned the carbs, battery, fixed leaking clutch push rod oil seal. Now what to do with her. Jan 3, 2014 8:50:55 GMT -5
mwb122: Bought a 79 special in 79. Was a great bike then and it is great to see they have such a large following!!! Jan 3, 2014 10:30:04 GMT -5
oldcodgerhenry: Gooday ,all .new Pamco basic ign replacement arrived yesterday ,But the coil wires are different color ,to the trigger wires ,don't want to fry new one. Jan 29, 2014 15:41:34 GMT -5
floris: at this moment, my XS is with Jerry v.d. Heiden, a well known XS tuner in the Netherlands. Feb 4, 2014 16:28:08 GMT -5
floris: The engine become's a rephased 270 crank. Feb 4, 2014 16:28:37 GMT -5
floris: Also a bigbore cilinder set of 890 cc. Feb 4, 2014 16:29:10 GMT -5
floris: Also a long stroke is gona be applied, what makes the total about approx. 1000cc. Feb 4, 2014 16:30:12 GMT -5
floris: 965 cc to be exact. Feb 4, 2014 16:30:35 GMT -5
jetmechmarty: Happy birthday, 650Mark! :) Apr 5, 2014 8:56:22 GMT -5
mahanlee: need help identifying a gas tank i bought on Ebay for my 79 xs. it has a tall neck and the new mikesxs cap i ordered will not work on it. any suggestions? Apr 10, 2014 13:43:49 GMT -5
mahanlee: Need help identifying this part. It came in a box from the previous owner. I have searched Google and Ebay and haven't found something similar. It has a short bolt with a flat side. The only place I figure it goes is underneath the battery box. Apr 23, 2014 8:14:07 GMT -5
djonesxs650: Batteryless setup for '78 XS650 with points ignition....I need a wiring schematic, simple as possible...does anyone know of any posts that can help? Jun 28, 2014 16:02:09 GMT -5
gwc1147: I snapped the outer push rod for the clutch while removing front sprocket. I want to change to the longer rod. 77 650d I would also like to replace the seal and front bushing. How do I remove the broken rod? Any help please. Aug 10, 2014 20:29:00 GMT -5
boxertwin1: I have a 76' XS and need petcocks for the tank. I don't want to rebuild, I want new ones. Weird, but you can only seem to buy right-sided ones. Any source for both sides? Aug 21, 2014 14:56:18 GMT -5
nk14zp: hola Oct 10, 2014 6:43:55 GMT -5
piscean: would like to know how to change my bulb on 81 650 Yahama left front? Oct 18, 2014 12:46:30 GMT -5