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  1. Machine liked TwoManyXS1Bs's post in the thread need help with my '77 xs650 Not idling and blinkers stay solid.

    Haha, we got ya goin' in 6 directions. You *did* say it was a recent acquisition. Well, put on yer fire suit, grab yer panties, and...

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:27 PM
  2. TwoManyXS1Bs liked Team Junk's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Most modern headlights pattern on high beam have a upward slope on the right side to light up road signs and deer on the shoulder. Shine...

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:26 PM
  3. TwoManyXS1Bs liked thuban's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Same side you do , I recon. Right side, inside of right lane is where I like to be. Hahaha. Sorry 2 Many. I mean high and left! (...

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:26 PM
  4. Machine replied to the thread need help with my '77 xs650 Not idling and blinkers stay solid.

    The Tik Tik Tik sound you are describing. Could that possibly be an exhaust leak? At the head pipe maybe?

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:21 PM
  5. sleddog83 replied to the thread 1980 Yamaha XS650 wiring and ground (-).

    Jim, Are you certain that the chip is bad? Like I have been trying to say, I think these may be common chips on the early versions but...

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:19 PM
  6. Jim liked TwoManyXS1Bs's post in the thread 1980 Yamaha XS650 wiring and ground (-).

    From a disconnected, yet curious observer, makes sense to me. I wonder if it includes adaptive dwell...

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:17 PM
  7. TwoManyXS1Bs liked nj1639's post in the thread need help with my '77 xs650 Not idling and blinkers stay solid.

    Your dead cylinder will push air out.....the header on the non firing cylinder will be cold. Smoke coming out the exhaust could be...

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:16 PM
  8. TwoManyXS1Bs replied to the thread 1980 Yamaha XS650 wiring and ground (-).

    From a disconnected, yet curious observer, makes sense to me. I wonder if it includes adaptive dwell...

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:12 PM
  9. Team Junk replied to the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    A lot of the cheap sealed beams are crap. It's the only light you got. Amazon Cibie or Hella. Or a Silverstar to save $. Here in my part...

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:11 PM
  10. thuban replied to the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    This one is a sealed beam Wagner. But I did notice sealed beam front lens are now stuck on with what looks like Yama Bond.

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:05 PM
  11. Team Junk replied to the thread need help with my '77 xs650 Not idling and blinkers stay solid.

    While you are in there chek to make sure you have 12v there also. The other thing to check is make sure the left petcock is flowing...

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:04 PM
  12. Jim liked Team Junk's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Could be. I have had good luck with Hella bulbs. Make sure the lens is right side up. This is all assumes a non sealed beam headlight....

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:03 PM
  13. nj1639 liked TwoManyXS1Bs's post in the thread need help with my '77 xs650 Not idling and blinkers stay solid.

    Haha, we got ya goin' in 6 directions. You *did* say it was a recent acquisition. Well, put on yer fire suit, grab yer panties, and...

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:02 PM
  14. nj1639 replied to the thread need help with my '77 xs650 Not idling and blinkers stay solid.

    Your dead cylinder will push air out.....the header on the non firing cylinder will be cold. Smoke coming out the exhaust could be...

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:02 PM
  15. TwoManyXS1Bs replied to the thread need help with my '77 xs650 Not idling and blinkers stay solid.

    Haha, we got ya goin' in 6 directions. You *did* say it was a recent acquisition. Well, put on yer fire suit, grab yer panties, and...

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:02 PM
  16. legendary yamaha replied to the thread need help with my '77 xs650 Not idling and blinkers stay solid.

    And another thing is that I cannot rev it because it just shut down as soon as I touch the throttle.

    Oct 23, 2019 at 8:56 PM
  17. gggGary replied to the thread Can handle bars be bent.

    Um no just pitch those danged things LOL. I did actually try this recently on a different pair, even with an oxy-acetylene torch it was...

    Oct 23, 2019 at 8:55 PM
  18. Team Junk replied to the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Could be. I have had good luck with Hella bulbs. Make sure the lens is right side up. This is all assumes a non sealed beam headlight....

    Oct 23, 2019 at 8:55 PM
  19. legendary yamaha replied to the thread need help with my '77 xs650 Not idling and blinkers stay solid.

    Valves you mean the butterfly valves or other valves??

    Oct 23, 2019 at 8:55 PM
  20. Jim liked sleddog83's post in the thread 1980 Yamaha XS650 wiring and ground (-).

    The 83 version is the 12-03 module that uses a 20 pin chip. The board is similar in the input and output circuitry. The guts in the...

    Oct 23, 2019 at 8:53 PM
  21. legendary yamaha replied to the thread need help with my '77 xs650 Not idling and blinkers stay solid.

    I will do that, maybe I disconnected a wire when removing the gas tank back and forth.

    Oct 23, 2019 at 8:52 PM
  22. legendary yamaha replied to the thread need help with my '77 xs650 Not idling and blinkers stay solid.

    How do I troubleshoot for stuck valve?? Which valve??

    Oct 23, 2019 at 8:51 PM
  23. Jim liked thuban's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Yep, that's how I set it. low throws a beam straight down the road for a spell and then has a fan. You can see anything directly in...

    Oct 23, 2019 at 8:51 PM
  24. Team Junk replied to the thread need help with my '77 xs650 Not idling and blinkers stay solid.

    Maybe check the ground on the left coil.

    Oct 23, 2019 at 8:51 PM
  25. Jim liked Team Junk's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Most modern headlights pattern on high beam have a upward slope on the right side to light up road signs and deer on the shoulder. Shine...

    Oct 23, 2019 at 8:49 PM
  26. Jim liked thuban's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Same side you do , I recon. Right side, inside of right lane is where I like to be. Hahaha. Sorry 2 Many. I mean high and left! (...

    Oct 23, 2019 at 8:49 PM
  27. Jim liked TwoManyXS1Bs's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Whut side of the road you ride on up there?

    Oct 23, 2019 at 8:49 PM
  28. Jim liked thuban's post in the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Today, I checked the valves, re-set the timing chain, checked the points and set the timing. I installed a Slip Stream Spit Fire wind...

    Oct 23, 2019 at 8:48 PM
  29. thuban replied to the thread What have you done to your XS today?.

    Yep, that's how I set it. low throws a beam straight down the road for a spell and then has a fan. You can see anything directly in...

    Oct 23, 2019 at 8:48 PM
  30. TwoManyXS1Bs replied to the thread need help with my '77 xs650 Not idling and blinkers stay solid.

    That's why I was thinking "stuck valve"...

    Oct 23, 2019 at 8:48 PM
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