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early xs650 production numbers

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Kyd727, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. geezer

    geezer XS650 Member

    Im restoring one right now.... saw one go for 6800.00 in Seattle lately ...choppin a 70 or 71 :yikes: is really a pretty poor move:doh: unless its in shambles... but wait... chop away I need some parts:thumbsup::bike:
  2. pt653

    pt653 XS1 make me happy

  3. inxs

    inxs xx

    - servus micha
  4. scarface6477

    scarface6477 XS650 Enthusiast

    hey guys, new to the forum. i recently picked up 2 bikes one was a 1980 And the other, which is a 71 on the registration but when i research the bike on the net everything says its a 72. the reggie, frame and motor numbers match, but the reg says its a 71. its the classic red and white model. i picked this bike up a few miles from the canadian border. does anyone know if there is any difference from the u.s.a. bikes and canadian bikes? thanks!!
  5. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Hard telling whats been changed in it's history, the 72 has a front disk brake and electric start the 71 is drum, kick only. Registration doesn't mean as much as serial number. You often see it the other way, a left over registered as a year newer bike.
  6. scarface6477

    scarface6477 XS650 Enthusiast

    it has a disk brake front, drum rear, but, no elc start. im gonna keep doing my homeowrk. oh another question, i got the bike without a key and before i start looking for parts i want to get it running. you know what color wires going to the key to hot wire it? or any other advice? i think there is a 4 wire plug running to the key switch.
  7. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    from the battery to the orange wire on the coils is the basic make the engine run jumper. be sure to use a fuse in that line.
  8. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    At the ignition switch Red from the battery to Red white for ignition and to brown for the rest of the electrical accessories.
    Diagram here
  9. jamesgs4

    jamesgs4 fuck this, let's ride!

    I wouldn't be so quick to tell someone how to hot-wire a bike. This is the Internet after all, you never know who is lurking.
  10. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Two reports in area craigslists recently of bikes stolen by perps cutting padlocked chains to get the bike. :yikes: I wonder if they then hot wired them and rode them away? it seems like half the posts here are about making a bike that has a KEY run. :laugh:
  11. scarface6477

    scarface6477 XS650 Enthusiast

    thanks. mine aint stolen...................yet.
  12. scarface6477

    scarface6477 XS650 Enthusiast

    still a lil confused about getting this thing started. it kick only.
  13. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    you need to get 12 volts (battery) to the orange coil wires, don't leave it just sitting with juice to the coils you can overheat them.
    Next thing I would do is pull the plugs put them on the spark plug wires ground them kick it over and check for spark.
    But really all of this has been covered here

    Talk to us after you have done what's suggested there.
    Good luck.
  14. scarface6477

    scarface6477 XS650 Enthusiast

    cool, thanks for clearing that up. im gonna try and get it going.

    HOODPROP 72 XS650

    I just picked up a 72 xs650 from a friend. It needs a tank and point. But it is clean. Only 16,000 miles. Have a hard time getting parts. I am building it for my wife. Nothing to major just paint and pipes and bars.
  16. magoo66

    magoo66 XS650 Enthusiast

    1969 xs650 Yamaha ? 1969 Honda 750/4 ? Production #'s v/s ser #'s?

    FACTS :bike:Rac'n & mrktng in late 60's
  17. magoo66

    magoo66 XS650 Enthusiast

    Just adding another thought about the production num's.An older mechanic friend told me,he recalled being told back in the day that the num's for yam 650'went low to high for the year sequence but as the factory supplied the racing world early on there was some I.D.distinction.HE added,he had no clue what it was.Correct or not;another thought.
  18. dave650

    dave650 XS650 Enthusiast

    I have a 650 I cant identify .... the vin is 447-123173........ does anyone have a clue what year
    this motor is
  19. FLEA

    FLEA XS650 Junkie

    according to my book 1975
  20. dave650

    dave650 XS650 Enthusiast

    Cool thank you flea.....

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