No luck at the Vance Hines site Dwayne. But on a different note I read an article on XS11.com where they are changing out the 1100 final drive assembly with xs750 assemblies and achieving reduced RPMs on the open road. Apparently the gearing better that way. Just an after thought.
If your gonna buy a 110 welder you might as well purchase one that offers a bit more versatility 130 amps for thicker steel up to 5/16 or if ya ever get the notion to build a frame and what ever ya do,don't use the flux crap,the welds look like s@#t vs gas. Also find out what the transformer is wound with,look for 100% copper not 60-40 and to add alittle mobility,replace the cheesy 110 wiring cord with 110- 30amp wiring to reduce voltage drop-age when extending cord length to 18 to 20 ft. Use 220 wiring from the circuit breaker to the 30 amp receptacle. I have a 110 unit that as worked flawlessly for 3 years,there are time I wish I bought a 220 unit but I manage to work around those obstacles using different techniques applying the bead.Good luck............Jack
Post by mashermoto on Nov 21, 2006 19:23:33 GMT -5
Yikes Welded holes
They may be stockers. I was at a motorcycle salvage yard today during lunch break (am I eat up with it or what) looking for a XS1100 frame and saw a bike just brought in that had those same pipes. I really like the looks of those cones.
No luck on the frame. They had three XS1100 in various bad shape, but wouldn't part out just the frame
Jeepurze, what have you got against taillights? ha ha. I wouldn't mind grafting on a Suzuki bandit 1200 seat to the ole boat? I want to keep the girls seat and shaft drive, I call this one my push button bike. Trying to get about 80# off this behemoth. I've got a small upper fairing that should go on this winter I'll have to make a fairing stay. Hope it works? Cheers, 50gary
Post by mashermoto on Nov 27, 2006 22:43:41 GMT -5
Gary, thanks for the link to the XS1100 chain drive discussion. I missed the link the first time I read your post, but found it is exactly what I needed to see. I also found that XSChop lives in Oklahoma City, so I emailed him to get a look at his work.
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!
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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.
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lsettle: First post in over 6 years!
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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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