If the carb boots in the picture have the barbs on them (air inlet), then they are installed backwards. The barb should be outside.
At what rpm is your bike idling?
Backfiring is due to a lean condition.
When you "crack" the throttle, does it hang for a second or two and then...
The XS650 frame went from the "Standard" to full "Special" in 1980.
'79 had a Standard and Special.
I believe, others will verify, that the...
You need to see if the pins are in there.
Yes, the nut holds the advance plate on, however, if the points cam is spinning then it still won't...
New top end, Gary...New top end
To clean up my handlebars, I installed a toggle on the top of my headlight bucket. Not
ideal as it is not within thumb reach, but its there.
See if the pin is installed as pictured and also on the points side...
I'll trade you a '79 Special for a Standard of any year.:)
You need a kill switch. Leaving the key on for even 30 seconds can fry an ignition. The kill switch lets you check lights and other...
I get some lather on my finger and wipe it inside the boots.
And the battery is fully charged?
How did you test the spark?
There it is again!!!!
"Fresh Top End"....with the cam in backwards, and nothing else done. Just look at my pics, lol.
Oh, by the way, the clutch...
Check out the "tech" section. Best place to start.
If its been sitting, you'll need to bust some knuckles to make sure it is ready before you try...
The antigravity batteries are real nice. And you can mount them on their side and such. But they are very pricey.
Thanks. Im trying. Taking longer than I thought, but Im not cutting corners. I dont want to skip something, then have to go back in later.
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