1977 Yamaha XS-650D - FOR SALE @ $2,500
Purchased January 2014
Mileage indeterminate (Bike had mini chrome gauges when purchased; Reinstalled...
Shell Rotella T6. Full synthetic 5W30. JASO MA certified (Japanese equivalent of SAE) to be good for motorcycles with wet clutches-no friction...
Great article gggGary- fully supports notions that:
1. Synthetic is better and longer lasting than non synthetic
2. Motorcycle specific oils...
Say "Hi" to god for me!
Purchased from Mike's XS in February 2015
"Wire Loom 77D eng # 704001 & up"
I purchased it because a previous owner had hacked up the wiring...
A friend scanned and sent me this article. Some funny colloquialisms here!
Nice looking skunk machine!
The current one seems 7/8ths scale. That must have taken a lot of work! LOL
There's something about your bike that I find attractive: :)
PS. I highly recommend bar-end mirrors. Great visibility.
Conclusion: Tour de Midwest part deux:
After a nice one night visit it was time for a two day ride up to Mid-Ohio for the vintage bike show....
At the request of the club, I wrote an article for the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club (VJMC) about my "Tour de Midwest" last summer on my '77...
"this oil is 5W-40......? am I missing something?"
Here's my logic for using the synthetic Rotella T6, but I don't profess to be an expert in...
Greased advance rod-didn't solve high pitched squeal which only arises when engine is warm and revved. Oh well.
Great idea about the advance rod-that's about where the noise seems to be emanating from! Grease time!
The odometer on the Dime City...
Update: upon returning home, redid the tune-up (adjusting cam chain, valves, ignition timing). Did some reading and found that these bikes had a...
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