82bobber NW Florida 1982 XS650 SJ Will send updated pic soon, this is old (I tried 3 times and couldn't get you a pic loaded) www.angelfire.com/crazy/82bobber maybe this will work, just have old pics on website now Chopped hardtail weld-on New wiring harness from Mikesxs 112 link chain, bike has 3" ground clearance Stock rims 19 F, 16 rear Stock motor K&N Pods 2-1 Mac exhaust Carb rejet now on the bench New throttle cable from Mikesxs Jockey shift (fab from microphone boom stand) Foot clutchpedal, hand made 3/16" plate 5 X 7 black Headlight from Mikesxs/added on/off switch on top Turn signals from 76' Kawy 305 R & L handle bar switches from 76 Kawy Pilot seat fab'ed from 97' 1500 Vulcan passenger seat pan 4" Vintage HD seat springs from J-P Sportster gas tank flamed paint job (N Carolina?) F & R fenders black "House of Krylon" Front fender bobbed 4" Rear brake/run light 76 Kaw, mounted right side Fab'ed brake control arm 2) aftermarket chrome bullet rear lights r&l-from old HD Fl cigarette lighter under gas tank New keyed switch from Mikesxs European Chrome handlebars,motorcycle-superstore Forward controls modded 97'Kaw passenger backrest supports Rider pegs by Drag Specialties, bolton rubber inlay-dennis kirk and...so goes Frankenstein, $350 invested so far New pic coming soon!
OK here goes mine name: bmx15t contact: firstname.lastname@example.org bike: Yamaha XS650 1972 pics can be seen on photos.yahoo.com/bmx15t bike's mod list Frame: stock Tank: stock with custom made badges seat: home made fibreglass lights: aftermarket taiwanese I think horn: Lucas from some britbike Fork: Bimota SB6 rear shocks: Yamaha RX135 brakes: front: dual 4 pistons brembos rear : 2 pistons brembo brake hose : HEL also some various other components I wouldn't know where they came from like brake handles, brake pump, etc Wheels: xs1100 (I think) Carb: Keihin CR33 roundslide Handlebar: unknown with custom modification That's all I can remember
ACK! I've been spotted! Ok, so I don't check *every* board here...
1978 Yamaha XS650SE - stock. Yes, stock. Not a blasted thing modified on it. Unless you count new parts. I've got a dozen pics at home from the last days before it started. I"ll have to email them shortly.
Bikes owned: 1987 Radian 600, 1990 XZ-6, 1998 KTM 65sx, 1998 YZ 400f, 2000 YZ 80, 2000 YZ 426f, 2002 YZ 85, 2003 YZ 450f, 2004 YZ 125, 2004 V-star 1100 classic, 2006 Royalstar Tour Deluxe. Bought an XS 650 to start building for my 15 yr old son.
This is my 79 650 SF. Purchased it last year and have been working on getting it runnung. It had been under a cover for 3 years. It has 9000 original miles. Have changed a lot of things. Points,plugs,wires,condensor,filters,oil,resealed air boxes,and rebuilt the carbs...Still having the same problem with revs above idle. Probably sumthing stupid. It starts and idles perfect, but when you try to trottle it, it wants to breakup a little over 2000 rpms does some sputtering and dies out. If I can get it to go above 3000 rpms it's fine. The only thing that I didn't put in were the new needles. I wasn't sure about how to do it. I'm going to take the carbs off tomorrow and lift the lids and check the diaframs and put in the needles if I can see how they are in there..Sorry about the pic thing, I not too computer savvy and don't know how to navigate around your site yet,so if this is in the wrong place , let me know...I like the site , and would sure like to contact someone that's done some work on the 79's to give ideas on what to try next!... Any help appreciated....Thanks
And, like many others, this is the first time I've looked in the news forum.
Mine is a 1979 XS650SF. It was a barn rescue and has been kept as true to stock as possible. The list of replaced parts is longer than my checkbook register and represents more cash than the checkbook, too!
1976 XS 650 CBR 600 Front brakes, Ducati Brembo rotors, Rear Brakes are GS 1000 caliper, Brembo master (moved to be concealed behind the side cover),Ducati Rotor My new style Hydraulic clutch, 34mm flatslides Oil cooler fiberglass Honda Tank, Highly modified LePera seat (HD Softail) It will have a Gunfighter solo look to it when done. Fork brace Forks have the later 35mm adjustable fork caps machined to fit them The engine is stock, but I may go with a big bore and cam (at least a cam) Misc custom made parts (aluminum motormounts, brake splitter, caliper mounts, carb adaptors) I've been told that the mags are very rare Yamaha items (they didnt see too rare when I was trying to sell them) Wiring run inside the handlebars and there is 2 headlight switches (one for the head light/ one for the driving lights/ the L/S switch has both hi/low and driving lights On/Off - the right side has Headlight On/Off) Electric starter removed Extra frame brackets have been removed (Pass pegs, seat, and side cover brackets) The center stand and brackets will be removed and is currently on the bike to make working on it easier.
Future mods will be; Maybe an oil filter assembly (like on the other bike) custom made side covers Speedo and tach brought closer together and housed in 1 housing Probably a scrambler type exhaust (up pipe) and the bike will get a YZ inspired paint job (Yellow, Black and white) The seat will flow into the tank when it is done and wont have the gap that is presently there.
Or at least thats the plan as of now. It is always subject to change.
I came in here looking for information on how to put a pic in my post. I signed up with Frappr and all I can do is put a link in my post.
Last Edit: Oct 8, 2006 8:30:38 GMT -5 by dgfischer
i got a 72 i found in the neighbors garage a couple seasons ago-i got side tracked last year getting a h-d back on the road but now that the riding season is coming to an end i'll be spending my time on the xs--this 72 was bought by my nieghbors father in-law over 13 years ago for $100.00-he never did get it running so it sat in a garage for eleven years before i got my hands on it---took me three days to get carbs back in shape and chase down couple electrical problems--but it fired rite up secound time i rolled it over and run like a sewing machine---bad part was i could't get the pivot bolt out of the swing arm no kind of heat or hammer worked i ended up cuttin it off so i had horton build me a frame and that's as far as i've got--ened up going down april of 05 and once i got healed up put all my time and cash into getting h-d back in one piece---now my son has bought a 79 xs and i got to get busy cause he's pilfering eletrical parts to make his run--soon as i figure out how to post some pic's i'll show you where we're at on both build's
My bike is a 1976 C model with 1975 tank and sidecovers. Engine is stock internally 34mm VM mikunis, Bub(?) 2-1 pipe into NOS Dunstall Power muffler. Avon super Venom tires, 3800 original miles, restored from a 20 year rust nap. After market turnsignals and tailamp. Boyer Brandsen Ignition and elontric regulator to be installed. Quartz Headlamp. Mark Meyer Highland MI just back on the road.
O.K. I finally think I got it. Thsi is my 1978 special a while ago. I have had the swingarm done, polished EVERYTHING aluminum that can be polished, added a cafe style seat too. I have a vintage two into one exhaust for it, and some really nifty big finned exhaust clamps I found in a wrecking yard. 78 XS750 tank, a lucas style tailight with chrome base, I carved skulls into the ends of the brake and clutch levers and polished them too. I painted the wheels aluminum silver and polished out the rims and "spokes" (like stock except silver colored), and here is a pic of the nifty chrome clutch side cover: I will eventually drill the rotors and have the swingarm chromed, and I am thinking the 700 big bore is the way to go after reading all the posts on the subject. I really wanted to re-phase, but I got scared off. I want a bike that is reliable and I can get parts for easily, and I kinda like the shaking! Lets you know you are on a real motorcycle...
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
deadlykittin: Hey guys,. i have a 82 xs650 special, super new rider, with almost no knowledge on bikes. So was just riding it, getting used to the clutch and all that. But i was noticed its really hard to get the bike to start, using electric start. And the kick pump---
Aug 4, 2022 17:09:55 GMT -5
deadlykittin: loses compression after the first kick. Ontop of that, i noticed it 1, wont go into neutral when sitting still. and now it dies after getting it started in neutral and going into gear
Aug 4, 2022 17:11:01 GMT -5
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