Post by Rich in Western Ma on Oct 1, 2004 21:52:20 GMT -5
Jack - I'm new to this board and also to the XS650 which I recently bought. To me, half of the fun of motorcycling is working on them. Many years ago, I did a lot of work on a 2 cycle dirt bike, extensive porting plus other mods which paid off big time, and also some porting on a Norton and previously on a hot 66 Corvair (could beat a stock GTO any day in the 1/4).
I'd love to port the XS650 but wouldn't know how to best proceed without posts like yours. THANKS VERY MUCH!!!
If you do get more info or better pictures, please post them. I can't afford to have the work done but might attempt it with the great info you've contributed.
Post by Jackrat,Auckland New Zealand on Nov 26, 2004 1:25:13 GMT -5
Jack Please don't pull this thread, I only come on site a couple of times a week as I drive a truck and am away from home a lot. This is the first time I have seen this thread and have found your info' and Pic's priceless. Keep up the good work,it's worth its wheight in gold to somebody like me. Cheers,JackR
Thanks Jack, For all the kind words and to all that have contribuited to this site. I have just become a new member to this site, and hope to be able to help everyone out as much as possiable with there needs. I cant say thank you enough to 50gary and diesel for the donations of parts. Then a special thank you to Jack for getting me involved in the project. I hope to help out who ever I can in the future. PLEASE Send all e-mails to Jack and he will get in contact with me as I am a 1 man operation and stay very busy, It has been 3 months since these pictures and work has been done and Im just now getting to post about them. Thanks again Jack and nice job of posting the work! Bobby
I have a basic question regarding porting. I have 36 mm carbs and the intakes on the heads measure 33mm. Do people just grind the intakes out to 36 mm or is there a flange that takes this down to 33-34 mm? With intake valves at 41mm and oversize at 43 and 44 (for Branch valves), do people run even bigger carbs, 38mm or 40mm? Seems a lot of folks use 34's and 36's.
r80rt: :)This is a splendid write up, THANK YOU!!!!
Dec 26, 2015 16:54:05 GMT -5
mashermoto: What the what is this shoutbox for? Or should I shout, WHAT THE WHAT IS THIS SHOUTBOX FOR!
May 12, 2016 22:22:21 GMT -5
motormike: Good Day ...just a FYI.. Wild Cat is this Labor Day weekend. Still go'n on. A few 650's still make the scene. Various rides at different skill levels each day.. awards dinner sunday eve. BS in the park'n lot after dinner.
Aug 23, 2016 7:57:01 GMT -5
lsettle: First post in over 6 years!
Aug 28, 2016 19:45:17 GMT -5
kardon: Wow quiet here, where did they all go.
Oct 7, 2016 2:18:13 GMT -5
gggGary: XS650.com LOL
Feb 16, 2017 20:49:02 GMT -5
buell88: Anybody have any idea who built the xs650 tracker used in the Draggin Jeans Ad on Pipeburn?
May 16, 2017 16:24:09 GMT -5
joshua: The regulator/rectifier unit I got from Mikes PMA has closer hole spacing than original. Are we supposed to mill the holes to fit?
Jun 7, 2017 19:25:58 GMT -5
joshua: My bad. I found the bracket they supplied to mount the rectifier/regulator... Uh oh. How is this meant to work? Which way is it meant to mount? Looks like I have to use some spacers or something. Good instructions would be nice.
Jun 7, 2017 22:09:52 GMT -5
craig8johnson: Not sure if this is the right spot or not but oh well...
Jul 11, 2017 18:04:15 GMT -5
craig8johnson: I'm checking the charging system. I'm afraid I might have fried the last battery. With the solid state regulator (after market) what should it be charging at. The book says, I think, 15 volts. I'm hitting 17 when revved. Is that too high?
Jul 11, 2017 18:06:19 GMT -5
gggGary: Yes 17 volts is too high, about 14 volts is max, sounds like you don't have the right regulator or it's wired wrong.
Jul 13, 2017 6:54:33 GMT -5
dean: Just saying Hello, new member who is going to fix up a 79 XS650 that has seen its better days. I will definitely have lots of questions coming up.
Jun 23, 2018 16:45:32 GMT -5
tt650: Trying to breathe life into a 1980 that's been stored (indoors) for 25 yrs. Air filters are dry rotted. Have cleaned carbs but she only runs briefly on choke then stops. Need jet setting info and other ideas that might help her idle and rev.
Jul 3, 2018 19:15:19 GMT -5
trix13: Hey everyone! New to the forum and am fighting those gremlins!! New charging system, ignition switch, coil and fuse box. Resistance is higher than normal on the ignition pick up so I'm trying to find one. No such luck yet.
Aug 16, 2018 8:50:48 GMT -5
trix13: Also, even though all of my connections are clean, I cannot seem to find out why , when at higher rpms, I hit the signals and the rpms pulse with the signals...hahah. same with the brake light. I appreciate all input!!
Aug 16, 2018 8:55:08 GMT -5
bob99: how do I post a question. I am new to the forum
Jun 6, 2019 10:52:10 GMT -5
adlpc: Hello all! Been enjoying your edifying posts and discussions - and as a fan of the XS650 since my early teenage years happy that I now own a 1980 Special which I plan to turn into a vintage half faired racer. Thank you all for being here!
Oct 1, 2019 0:58:56 GMT -5
jimothyj: Hello everyone, I just joined & wish would have known about this site in 2014 when I brought my 1974 TX650A back from the grave. I have spent a good deal of $$ and alot of time on it. Just painted it and working on electrical, I will post pics soon,
Apr 10, 2021 2:14:13 GMT -5
louisvan: trix13 - I had a problem with my 1975 SX650. When I got to highway speeds, the engine lost power. The problem was in the connectors. At a certain vibration and the wind pushing on the wiring loom, the connector lost continuity. A bad crimp to the wire.
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