The owner, Pete, was an older guy that built the balancing wheels so that he could hold the bike up more easily when waiting at the stop lights. He also built the sidecar himself for his wife. He said that his wife couldn't ride on the back anymore, so he found some scrap metal and built a sidecar for his bike. The only downfall is that he says the sidecar adds way too much wait for the 650 and he has trouble keeping up with traffic. Thought it was pretty cool though.
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 3:14:07 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 11:02:09 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 15:29:00 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 9:56:18 GMT -5
piscean: would like to know how to change my bulb on 81 650 Yahama left front?
Oct 18, 2014 7:46:30 GMT -5
pablosixfivezero: if your carbs aren't balanced, can that throw off your timing?
Jan 5, 2015 18:08:08 GMT -5
grizld1: Pablo, I suspect you may be joking here, but if the motor's shaking hard enough, I guess it could loosen the ignition fasteners enough to throw the timing off.
Jan 7, 2015 13:37:40 GMT -5
bikest: I'm looking for a list of front disc brakes(rotors) that will interchange with my 77 XS rotors. I down loaded the list from this site a few years ago but can't seem to locate it again? Thanks!
Mar 6, 2015 4:15:43 GMT -5
grizld1: The list you want was posted by jetmechmarty in this thread: www.xs650temp.proboards.com/thread/17334/brake-discs
Mar 18, 2015 2:40:19 GMT -5
kopcicle: I guess I don't belong here ...
May 10, 2015 10:26:35 GMT -5
crazypj22: Kop, I'm not sure you belong anywhere
May 10, 2015 21:40:56 GMT -5
crazypj22: Us 'outsiders' need to stick together
May 10, 2015 21:42:24 GMT -5
kopcicle: Yeah well , I'll just stick to my own baileywick .
May 22, 2015 18:28:23 GMT -5
kopcicle: grizld1: I was bored so you have some more brain vomit to pour through ;-)
May 22, 2015 22:54:03 GMT -5
grizld1: Uh, doesn't sound like much of a filter medium, Dennis; what am supposed to pour through it?
May 26, 2015 10:42:39 GMT -5
slide: Mike, I suggest you consider a PMA from Hugh's Handbuilt. I have had one for two years and it works great. Couple that up with a new Pamco with the auto advance and you will be good to go for a long time. I think the cost may be less as well
Jul 21, 2015 7:28:05 GMT -5