Post by bunnyhunter12 on Jul 25, 2007 10:38:26 GMT -5
You know you ride a XS650 if....
-Your boss has become an expert after spending so much time online researching road side repairs after you call to say you're broke down and will be late.
-Your bike is named after the worst girlfriend you ever had, who treated you like dirt, who was never there when you needed her......................... so you dumped her to spend more time with the bike! True story, one of mine is named Megan!
when you need to make a repair or go buy parts you start by looking online at the message boards to find out what the guy next door did to solve his problem and to leave a note as to how you solved your problem so that the next guy that has the same problem can fix his with the same parts that the guy before you fixed his with.
Its still a bulletproof motor that has seen many millions of miles
81 XS engine on quad frame, has alot of torque in the dirt and sand 2004 kaw Vulcan 800
Post by CornbreadRed on Aug 10, 2007 13:36:59 GMT -5
You take your Streettracker to a Daytona-on-TV party at the local pub, there's maybe a million dollard worth of people's Ducati's, Aprillia's, and Honda RR's in the parking lot, and everybody comes over to look at YOUR "race" bike..
...you know you ride an XS650 when you go out to the shed, stand in the door, and just stare at it, be it in pieces or running, and drink in the sight of parts and the tank (and the replacement seat that looks great), wondering why in the world people buy plastic deformed things that they call modern motorcycles. Then, if you are really and truly hooked, you pat the tank a few times and patiently explain that soon it will be on the road again, and will (again) put T120's to shame, and that yes, those brand-new flat bars are for it, and then you actually apologize for having to go into the house and cook dinner....
You know you ride an XS650 when.... 1. You put xs650temp.proboards29.com as your home page to minimize the time it takes to look up your problem. 2. You sit on your bike in the front yard while everyone else is in lawn furniture (true story) 3. You can write a check while the paint shaker is on at the hardware store. 4. You know the only reason you have mirrors on your ride is cause it's the law. 5. You know this web page exists!
[glow=red,2,300]Rubix Qube[/glow] The bane of all 80's kids
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