bob I'm not getting it wheres the pics? computer stupid don't you know
what I have started out life as a 82 special switched to full sized wheels [18" rear] custom lights, back plane for electricals, relay type regulator, "custom" rectifier, pods, deleted tach, in general scrounge up what I could to make it work for me
thanks to all the admin's & moderators for this forum & pointing me towards image shack
Hi Bob, Mine is a 81 XS650 special. Made into a kind of cafe racer style. It has new neck and swing arm bearing upgrade. A fairing from J.C. Whitney and also a lowering kit from Whitney. A two into one MAC header and muffler. A set of Norton bars with foam grips. Rebuilt carbs with foam Uni pods. I drilled the front roder and polished the lower fork legs and rebuilt and polished the caliper and added a speed bleeder. Added a filter element to the end of the breather hose.Added a Avon Speedmaster to the front and a Avon Super Venom on the rear.Added a remote spin on oil filter and stainless braided hoses. Made a new cover for the area that useto house the small oil filter element. I removed the Yamaha logo and polished the side cover. Reapolstered the seat,removed the brake light and added a side mount tail light. I am presently working on a set oe aluminum tripple trees and a aluminum chain guard. Al
sorry bob, like the rest dont look hear but its cool when you see your name on a com. the first time[sept to ride]any way i cant even hardly use this computer thingy let alone a pitcher taker too il get one of the kids to help !!!!!!!!!bikes are __________-7? xs parts--73 springer hardtail chop----72 swingarm chop--thought iwould start with the yamas----99victory--99honda vlx chop--83harley flh
Post by prairiedog on Aug 19, 2005 15:28:16 GMT -5
ok,,ok ,, I am new to this website and my bike is new to me too . I dont have pictures yet but i found my bike on the local internet for sale stuff .
Its a origional style 1978 yamaha xs 650 ,black in color,,could use a paint job . previous owner had it for 8-9 years . has 10,000 some miles on it ,plain wire spoke wheels ,,wish it had the cast spokers on , mufflers are almost shot and it has a crossover pipe which i dont know was origional on the exhaust . I would like to figgure out if the tach dial face can be replaced as it is faded some . My previous bikes were a bridgestone 350 , kawa 350 triple and kawa ke175 . The Yamaha 650 is definately a step up the ladder and right in my power range,,,,, for now The seat was redone but a shoddy job ,some of the hooks underneath are gone that hold the material so that will be tackled later on .
prairiedog....Bridgestone 350? Man, I can't tell you how many hours I sat in J.C. Penney's automotive and just stared at a new one with mucho lust. This was in '67 or 68. It had 6 gears and looked like it could fly. If I could just have one, my life would be complete...but it was something like $750 which I didn't have. I settled for a used 175 Hurricane Scrambler and was happy enough. It could beat anything in its class and some NOT in its class. Just couldn't top those rotary valves. Welcome to Yamaland.
'72 XS2 (Lucille) '79 SF (popsycle) 'nuther '79 SF (freebie)
Hi Bob & everyone I am back. I was away for a few months and busy. Just bought a 81 XS 650 special. Lots of new things happening on the board here. I will have some picks soon. Say, I do not understand why you called this thread: "rod, I need your Help"? Thanks Rod
well here is a picture of my ride, yea ive got a long way to go but this gives you an idea of where im headed. the things ive got left are; wiring, electric box, hardtail conversion, bars and risers, hand controls, forward controls, headlight, taillight basically the whole thing. i love this thing though it drives my wife crazy and its worth it.
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