I've been away from this Board and XS650's for a number of years but that old Parallel Twin fever flaired back up on me and I dropped by to say howdy and get some opinions on a desert-sled inspired d/p I want to make. Looking back at old threads here put me in that special "zone" of turning an idea into a two-wheel ridable reality. I remember all the times folks here set me on the right path while I did my "apprentiship" wrench-twisting on XS-1's, TX's and their kin. Those were the days when PamcoPete was fashioning his now famous dwell efect ignition from a gerber baby food lid and MRRIGGS cast a stator mount for an RD rotor (PM set up). Good people. Good times.
Well, I'll drop by from time to time and see if any of the old crew hangs their cover-alls here any more. Hope to run across some folks who share my appreciation of this very special motorcycle.
Hi Burns.... as you can see, this forum has "almost" come to a screeching halt. I still check it from time to time, as I will be forever grateful, to Dick R, 5twins, Pamco Pete and a few others that helped me sort out my 1975 XS ride, starting in 2009 - 2010 timeframe. what a great source of info on this site! I sense, when they changed the format of this ProBoard webpage ( was that 2-3 years ago?) it changed the ease of sorting though the excellent trials, tribulations , and successes many have been through before. Many have left to hang out on other 650 sites, and FaceBook. ( Yamaha XS650 Society ). with all the rain we had this year, I only got about 5,900 miles in in past 12 months. Bike still runs great most of the time ( had to trailer it home, once , due to advance plate coming off end) .... God Bless, ride safe. Preston
Post by ignitionsystem on Nov 18, 2018 16:54:27 GMT -5
Burns and Preston, I too remember those fun days here on this site. I was very happy to be able to develop the now very popular PAMCO ignition, not so much for the business it created for me, but in all honesty, I was happy to be able to solve one of the more vexing issues with our XS650's that allowed us, including me, to go riding on Saturday morning instead of screwing with the points all morning!
My motto then and now is Ride. Enjoy. Life is simple!
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.
May 20, 2021 1:19:09 GMT -5