Post by excess650exp on Jan 12, 2014 13:31:15 GMT -5
My 1978 special with the slightly stepped hinge seat needs a new look. It is covered with a sadflemen cover which looks good but so plain vanilla. To give a european Flair I would like to go to an upholstered café style seat. My Hinged seat seems to be excluded from the variety of café seats out there. I prefer to find something ready made rather than school around with removing the cover and chopping up the foam. I like the idea of having the café seat as well as the standard seat off the special that I can switch back-and-forth with a little effort Will post a work in progress in here as soon as i figure out how to from an iphonr. Help!
Post by excess650exp on Jan 13, 2014 14:24:15 GMT -5
Thanks for the link. Will check this out. Hopefully i can find a plain one with no Yamawho script. At the moment Yam is written in 8 places on my bike. Even really drunk I can remember the brand. If confused I can wear an appropriate T shirt as a helping hand. Again thanks for the link. I am used to high shipping costs living in Canada but will ship to a USA address , less hassle. Will post a pic of the bike as soon as i figure out how to!
have bought a metal cafe racer seat for my ducati 250 from them and was happy with it.fitted perfectly.they did make a xs650 seat without the logo but you may have to email them first as they seem to make some seats up to order.mine took 2 weeks to make
Post by excess650exp on Jan 15, 2014 12:41:25 GMT -5
Thanks for the ingothey seem to be able to make to order no extra charge. I am considering a medium brown with contrasting piping and they are glad to do it my way. Pretty cool. Received a persoalized email within. 2 hours of asking a question. Hopefully it all turns out good
Post by excess650exp on Feb 4, 2014 9:36:26 GMT -5
I ordered up my seat about 10 days ago Made a bunch of changes to the 1979 yamaha special seat with side hinges. Medium brown cafe seat with lighter tan piping and no Yamawho logo. Had them stitch the seat pad itself so it would be a little more retro. Gives it bands about 1.5 inches wide. Should look good on my british racing green xs650 that also has dechromed and painted fenders to match . More details soon. $200 plus 90$ of shipping.
Post by excess650exp on Feb 8, 2014 22:58:31 GMT -5
My seat has arrived. Once I ordered the seat I realized i had name a mistake. Emailed back and received a prompt reply. Crap did this two more times and then why not a 4th time to eliminate the Yamaha name. Yep i was confused. The order was shipped 4 days later in my color choices with no logo and the custom stitching I wanted. They got it all right. Perfection! Medium brown was more red than I expected. It is growing on me and soon i will claim it was my choice just as is. The stitching and stretching and fit are great. I am extremely critical of workmanship in general and This scores a perfect 10. Shipping took 13 days. Pretty dang reasonable. Its on the other side of the world. No complaints from me.
... seats for 70'..71' units are tough to find... MikesXs is out... and nothing is in the pipeline.. we'r working on a heavy fiber glass seat pan... complete with hinges... but.. cost is $$$.... seat covers are on the net..foam... currently with the glass pan, foam and cover.. the seat is nearly $400... research continues..
70',82' Xs650, 65' Tri 650 Tiger, 70' 450 Ducati "Jupiter", 1970 350 Ducati,66' Triton (featherbed frame) w/73' 750 Tri engine, 68' Honda 450P (Police),75' "CONDOR"(Swiss Army), 29' Motobecane (French), 50' & 52' Terrot Paris Police m/c's, 54' Peugeot French Military Police m/c.. Algerian veteran. 50' Alycon French fire bike, 82' Cx500 Police trike (Ex Chicago Police 2011 R/Enfield, with sidecar, 06' Helix, 62' Cushman, 71' Guzzi Ambassador, 65' Ford Mustang, 04' Mustang convertible.. 1 wife
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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?
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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
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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!
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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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