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'77-'79 Standard In-Dash Voltmeter

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 5twins, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Don't have a 76 set but 74 was 140, 79 standard is 120.... Sorry about the mis-lead I don't think the Xs triples ever had that 76 gauge type they looked like the 77 on sets.

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  2. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    My '78 is a 140, as depicted in post #1. Maybe Yamaha came to their senses in '79, lol.
     
  3. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Who hasn't seen a dummy in parking lot looking at the speedo to "see how fast it goes"?
    I quit doing top end runs about 30 years ago. The 81 CB900F would make it to 130 down hill, (Road America back straight). Think I saw 140 on the ZX14 but that was no where near top.....Couldn't sell that bike fast enough! Owned it about 3 weeks much longer and I wouldn't be here.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2017
  4. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    From flea bay Advertised as 1976 XS650
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    Another, note; these 76 gauges had a greenish background.

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  5. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Well, I guess I'll find out when Canada Post brings those gauges to the Disaster Central Workshop sometime in the next week or so, 'cause, I bought 'em!

    PS - love that faux wood grain look on the '74 & '75 gauge cluster. Sort of Japan meets Ford Country Squire...esque! All that extra real estate just begs for someone to install a whole bunch of LED's idiot lights and extra gauges:
    • charge indicator
    • fuel pressure gauge
    • exhaust gas temp gauge
    • election seat safe indicator
    • round-counter for the dumb-cager warning/alert system
    • mach-meter
    • ......
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2017
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  6. geedubya

    geedubya geedubya Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    G'day Pete,
    The XS750 tachometer went to 8500RPM FWIW.
     
  7. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    G'day Geedubya - thanks for the info. I think that confirms that Lucille does have a genuine XS650 set of gauges.

    That still does not explain why the brake lining indicator light is labelled "Oil".

    Perhaps it's a typo.....:sneaky:
     
  8. geedubya

    geedubya geedubya Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    G'day Pete,

    With these bikes being 40 years old they are like an old hooker.

    Everyone has had a go at it!!!

    My '76 had all sorts of stuff on it that was XS650 'coz every PO needed to replace something and if it was XS650 close enough was good enough.

    My '76 s the US colour "French Blue" and I have had to change out many parts including the instruments.

    It is only money LOL!!!

    GW
     
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