Post by wharfcreek on Sept 29, 2010 12:57:15 GMT -5
I tried the link and the page that came up said "URL Not found". Any chance there's a problem with the process, or is there something screwed up in my computer? Thanks, Tom D. PS, Hey Norm, How Are Ya? Gettin' cold up there yet???......lol. TSD
G,day everyone.. Im here in Australia on the Gold Coast, Queensland.. I own a 79 special currently rebuilding engine bottom and top ends.. Also have a 81 cb750F bobber.. Loving the site and wealth of very life saving information, you guys ROCK!
to shaker norm... it's a 1980 special 2 ...garage kept it's whole life...engine completely disassembled by original owner in 2005 due to a worn out (chewed up) cam chain guide...i'm in the final stages of reassembly with some additional new parts...ie: boyer ignition,new clutch plates,seals,gaskets,and cam chain adjuster.
Rem - watch out for a coupe issues - make sure you get the missing washer back in the clutch - I've got pics of it in the stickies in the clutch area it should be there - but it's not shown in some of the diagrams).... And my Boyer failed on me - well the box is OK - but check your coil.
Sounds like you'll be on the road soon - hope to see some pics of it!
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Post by caferacer707 on Apr 11, 2011 23:05:28 GMT -5
I live in Milwaukee, WI - and smoke the hometown Harleys everyday with my XS! My bike has about 1500 hours of work into it! I'm runnin' a 725cc over-bore with titanium valves, titanium rods, .430" lift cam split and re-welded 180 degrees out of phase(split single!), and a ported and polished head. Check out my site: 707racing.com
I am a newbie with a used but not abused (well, not too much) 82 XS650. I live in Stephenville, TX. Not sure where to go in the site to ask this question: This bike is a very stock and low miles bike (4700 Miles). In order to do some cleaning I have pulled the air box and batt box. After removing the batt box and air box, I hooked stuff up enough to start it (It would not run when I bought it but with the low miles, etc. I felt I could get it running). I found the ignition fuse holder had broken and that was keeping it from starting. Fixed that and I did start it but found that the only way it would run (very high idle) is with the choke almost full on. My question is: With the air box off, does that change the jetting so much that it would cause this problem and typically will it be ok if the box and filters are back in place?. I didn't want to go tearing into the carbs without finding this out. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Taking the air box off will change your jetting a little, but not enough to need to run with the choke on... If it's been sitting for a while - then there is a REALLY good possibility that the carbs are varnished up and you'll have to clean them up to get it running properly. These carbs are pretty simple and you should be able to pull them apart and put them back together in an afternoon - cleaning may take a little longer, though. If you're mechanically inclined, it'll be easy, especially if you have a compressor or shop air to blow out the passages with. If not - some canned air or even electronic contact cleaner works well, too.
The available carb kits are pretty complete, but you will want to check what is included and make sure you get all the parts you'll need.
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