Would be possible to create a board (or something else) where tips such as parts subsitution (pistons, brake pads, electrical components, etc) could be listed so as to save us all the trouble of searching all the boards for the tips someone gave a year ago? I think the Australia club has something like this but they do not include some of the latest information posted on this site recently. Just a thought. Bill
Great idea Bill.. If you read that subsitution type of info here on the board...Feel free to gather what you think is worthy info and combine it into a long post...One of the Administrators can sticky it, or maybe create a catagory in one of the already existing boards. Perhaps if there were a few members willing to help out with this, the idea could grow.
Yamaha XS650, the past is a just a blur in the mirrors.
I've been giving some thought as to how and go about this and after looking at a number of forum sites for ideas, I have not come up with anything particularly elegant. Sooo...... I suggest, for want of a better idea, to simply start a separate post for each major category i.e.. engine mod tips, electrical mod tips, suspension mod tips, etc. Within each post (which can be added to using the "modify post" tool) we can either copy and paste existing information from existing posts OR rather than try and rewrite what others have already posted simply provide a link to the particular post. An example of this would be a category on cylinder head porting which would point via link to an existing post like Jacks on porting. Where information from other web sites is used a link would also direct the reader to the site in question. My preference is to use "links" rather than rewrite the information both because of the amount of work involved and possible plagiarism. The upside of this would be that the reader can "draw his or her own conclusion" as to the relevance of the information. The downside is that linking to another site can tend to get dated if the other site is not maintained or discontinued. Still my preference would be to go with links. Anyone have some other thoughts or suggestions. I have no problem starting this off and suggest that anyone be free to contribute their own mod or tip within the appropriate post. Oh yes, should each post be placed in the appropriate existing categories or under the links area??
Post by orforester on Jan 28, 2007 12:28:35 GMT -5
I like the idea of "links" to previous posts. I know I print out the posts I need to have handy in the garage when I am trying to fix something. But what I usually do is spend alot of time looking at posts that I have already seen to get to any new ones.
Good examples are all the recent posts on carb jetting. I printed off a set early last year and now there is a whole new set of posts on the same subject, coming to the same conclusion. Would be nice to have a place to go for the new guys and us who forget alot!
But this sounds like a logical idea, but I am no computer guy, but it sounds like a whole bunch of work, good on you if you get it done.
79 XS650 streettracker, 1982 Heritage, Electra Glide, Grandpa's 1918 J model, and now a parts bike!
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.
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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