Post by Bob Dammit on Oct 25, 2005 19:08:20 GMT -5
Hey guys, check this out. I have started a frappr map, which will allow you to see the basic area we are all from! I have started it out and signed up first. I am on a few message boards that use this site, and the cool thing is it is a world wide map... everyone can use it!
There is a link at the bottom of every page you can click to take you to the map, and here is another link:
I guess you're NOT the sharpest crayon in the tool box... err... whatever...
"you could look down and the engine would be hopping around like a frog in a microwave...." barb
Hey Bob Dammit! (been waiting to write that for a while ) I entered my zip but I guess Google Maps doesn't know exactly where Kelseyville is because the little pointer thingy is a few miles away from Kelseyville. That's the price one pays for living in the sticks.
Had a friend coming up to visit from San Francisco, used Mapquest to find the quickest and shortest routes. LOL Mapquest sent him over every dink-a$$ mine road and high pass in the Mayacamas , many of the roads weren't even paved. Took him 7 hours to get here. I told him he should have called me, it should only take 2 1/2 hours for the trip. He said he tried to call on his cellphone en route but it wouldn't work in the mountains. Moral: Don't trust internet map services in the mountains, their computers have never been there nor do they know anyone who has! ;D
Shiny side up, 650 Mike
XS650SJ XS650H 750 kit XS400SJ XS1100SF
"Hard work will pay off in the future, laziness pays off now!"
;D And a BIGY SMILE from here to you all out there HI !!! Small towns great places XSivly comfortable in (rofl)Sydenham Ontario... still in Canada. Just a stones through from the moon ;D Now if I could just................
Last Edit: Nov 22, 2013 5:25:17 GMT -5 by hammerin: At first it semas XSivky simple but then after soem tiem goes by it's actualy xsivly complicated EH !!!!!
at first it seems XSivly simple.......but is XSivly deceiving in Sydneham, Ontario, Canada
Hey all - and a big howdy from even further north than Hammerin - down south there in Carstairs! The Cool Pool is our nickname for Cold Lake, Alberta - Home of Canada's Fighter jet force, which I spend most of my days trying to repair......
Might have to drive through Carstairs on my way down to Calgary .... maybe we can scare up a few XS's around the area and make it a trip sometime....
Definition of an Expert-
An Ex is just a Has-Been, and a Spurt is just some poor drip under a lot of pressure.........
Post by chopfather on Apr 30, 2006 16:26:47 GMT -5
Hi everyone!I used to post here and on the old board as Mr.Clean and I've pulled the old chop project out of the mothballs and I'm determined to get it on the road. I'm from Pevely,Mo about thirty miles south of St.Louis. I hope to get some pics of the bike soon but everytime I go to the garage I just want to work on it.
Bob Dammit this is cool , Hello 650'ers, I am new here surfed in from Mike's, have an '82 Bobber called Frankenstein that I'm putting together. A friend gave me this bike. I live in the sticks too, well it is red neck city LOL Florida Panhandle, 60 miles from Panama City Beach, 64 miles to Tallahassee, 32 miles from Dothan, Al. (the peanut capital of the world) and 12 miles to Lake Seminole bass fishing, 3 miles to Florida State Caverns! It must be paradise ;D
when the goin' gets tough, the sparks start flyin'!
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
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