Hey 19D, first off I hope you are a flattracker and now I will try and help you out with the photos. First off, go to www.photobucket.com and register if not already done so. Once on, log on and go to upload an image. Chose a pic from one of your computer files and upload it. Once it is in your photobucket file go to the third box (Img) and highlite the entire line. Go up to the Edit box on the top of your screen and click Copy. You can now go into the 650 garage site and post your message. When you are ready to enter your pic, go back to the Edit box, click Paste and voilla, it will be there. To make sure your pic uploaded go to the preview box at the bottom of your message to see the post as it will appear. If you are satisfied with the message hit Post Reply and we will see your creation. Good luck and lets see some pics.
Sorry about that I didn't even see this thread man until now. What pics did you need man? Been so busy with work and family on have a little time to jump on here and look a little. What do you need and I will get it to you.
I don't have any pictures of my bike yet. It is a 1981 special with the following mods: Mikes xs 3.9 liter gas tank Shorter handlebars 18" alloy rear spoke wheel tapered roller bearings in steering head bronze bushings in swingarm custom upholstered seat rear luggage rack and short sissy bar combination fork brace homemade highway pegs aftermarket ignition coils
I will forward a picture as soon as I get a digital camera.
Aaron 79XS650SF Bike is out of southern Iowa.I picked it up last month from a old friend of mine when I was back there for 50th class reunion.He had it for six years,having acquired it from a acquaintance of his.I rode it six years ago ,and told him if he ever thought about selling it let me know.Anyway his wife was hinting that the garage was getting a little crowded,maybe he could put it out in the shop with his tractors.I talked him out of it after promising to respect it.It is in great shape with 14 thousand on the meter,and from all appearances it is probably correct.Runs great,everything works as advertised.and a kick in the a-- to ride. I'm going over it pretty extensively,mainly to learn the bike as it is it is a totally new animal for me.Checking,adjusting,replacing.Between this site,and MikesXS it is easy.I was totally surprised to find this bike with so much of a following,and support.What a great group of individuals here sharing their experience, knowledge and expertise. I am going to keep the bike original,or as original/stock appearing as I can.Maybe a couple of minor changes.I plan to have it back together by next week and will take some pictures to post.I plan to be an active member of this great site.
Hi arron , glade to here about your new toy. this is my first time leaving a post here sense I joined a couple months ago. but im always reading. I also have a 79 but its no longer a specail. just happined my brouther had a tx that cought on fire about five years ago.I guess I was lucky it was still around. so now I have clubman bars 74 tank akront rims ,hopfully a nifty tail section found on e-bay going on soon. the bike becomes addictive,to the point my rf900 is up for sale.extra money should be going towards 78 bobber .project im also taking on this winter. was parts bike that came with my 79 but good running and all there.between my buddy frank and I we have gained quite a few parts and 4 xs rides. verious years. this site has helped me solve so many problems I don,t now where to begin. all I can so is thanks to all who take the time to answer questions. I will post pics if I ever figure out this computor tech stuff. ride safe ryan.
Bob, Here's a link to my bike in Photobucket. It can be downloaded from there in whatever size format you wish. This is a stock '72 XS-2 with the only concessions to current thinking being non-OEM tires and a few Mike's XS parts. It was found in a small engine repair shop in Illinois with 4,500 miles on the clock. I picked it up, put a few Mike's XS parts on it to bring it back to stock configuration. And did the usual tune-up, wires, plugs, condenser, cables, brake pads, and all fluids. As far as I can tell, I was the first person to adjust the valves. No major problems that I haven't been able to trouble shoot except turn signals. Ya woudn't think that would be too much trouble to fix though.... It's a great compliment to my other more modern Yamaha, an '05 FJR1300. The Garage has been a huge help to me in locating resources, and for specific advice. Couldn't have done it without you!
Post by thesefuggincarbs on Nov 19, 2006 9:42:15 GMT -5
My bike is a '78, plain jane. Had a french blue (looked more purple to me) gas tank and a sofa/loveseat sized king and queen factory seat. I Bought the bike for $500 with 10k miles and nothing needed other than a new battery. I've since added the 750 tank I scored at the local bike salvage for $75 (they have several boxes of them) the ducati knockoff seat from cosmo ($80) Clubmans from ebay ($25) and bar end mirrors also from Ebay($15). My plans are ditching the fenders, swapping signals for something as tiny as possible, mini guages, new exhaust (either shorty trumpets or black 2 into 1 with chrome trumpet) I'm also kicking around either a fiberglass manx tank (there's a local shop here that imports them, about $300 change) and a manx pattern seat. Or I may strip, polish and seal an extra 750 tank and see what that looks like.
Not sure if "pamcopete I need your help" refers to me or not. I just joined this month. My bike is nothing special to look at. A stock '78 with a windshield and a lot of salt corrosion from spending a couple of years riding on the beach in NC. However, there are a number of mods that I have done that members may be interested in:
1. Oil cooler. (Honda) 2. Oil pressure gauge (VDO 0-30 psi) 3. Digital Voltmeter. (Martel QM 100V 4 - 24 VDC) 4. "White" Head Lamp alternator fail indicator. (Two 1N4004 Diodes) 5. Full American style combined tail lights, turn signals and "Parking" lights, front and rear with red lenses in the rear. (1157 bulbs all around) 6. Electronic ignition using Accel or Mallory Unilite Ignition Module. This mod features a cap from a jar of baby food as the timing shutter. (Gerbers)
If there is any interest, I will be glad to supply photos. Most people are really interested in the baby food jar cap ignition system. Prunes work best.
Last Edit: Nov 19, 2006 17:08:41 GMT -5 by pamcopete
Bob, To say I'm slow would be an understatement. I'm on this site alot, but only look where there is something that interests me. Now that I am about to personalize two xs650s, I seem to be looking a bit farther around this site. I just found this thread today. and I also just found a welcome thread. Only 1yr, 10 months late. I'll post some pics soon. Ill have to figure out how. In 1975, I bought a new xs650, put a little over 30,000 miles on it and chopped it. Sold it sometime later. Now I have a 1980 xs650 special and a 1986 Yamaha Venture Royale. Soon I will have another xs650, a 1976 to hardtail. This is an absolutely fantastic resourse. I THANK EVERYONE HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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