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For just about any part I look for... the '75 is missing

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by grist 75, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. grist 75

    grist 75 XS650 Member

    Everywhere I look for parts I will find the a particular are part will fit a 74 76 in fitment section rod strangely the 75 xs650B is almost always missing. For example of the performance carbs from mikes do not include the 75 in the fitment list. I bought them anyway, not knowing there were better things out there, but they are working fine so far.
    But why? Is there something different, special or bad about the 75 XS650B?
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  2. grist 75

    grist 75 XS650 Member

    • always looks like this
    • 1970 Yamaha XS650 XS1
    • 1971 Yamaha XS650 XS1B
    • 1972 Yamaha XS650 XS2
    • 1973 Yamaha TX650 TX650
    • 1973 Yamaha TX750 TX750
    • 1974 Yamaha TX650 TX650A
    • 1974 Yamaha TX750 TX750A
    • 1976 Yamaha XS650 XS650C
    • 1977 Yamaha XS650 XS650D
    • 1978 Yamaha XS650 XS650E
  3. willis

    willis xsive compulsive disorder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Most parts are interchangeable. 75 had the 34mm front end with compatible parts same as the 73-76. Later was the 35mm. But as far as engine parts most things are the same. Ignition changed around 80 I think to the TCI instead of points. Are there specific parts you are looking for? Some of these parts were even used on other models of Yamaha’s. I find using partzilla to obtain factory part numbers helps source the interchangeable parts through a search engine. Lots of knowledge here on this forum with plenty ready to help.
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  4. grist 75

    grist 75 XS650 Member

    Thank you for the tip about partzillia, and thank you in advance to all those willing to help. I am currently looking for fork tubes (mine have some pitting), progressive Springs (mine are not progressive type). And a center stand. Eventually something to replace the points. I'm sure the list will keep growing...

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  5. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yup partzilla is (mostly) your friend, the fiches do have a few errors here n there.
    Center stands are specific to 74-75 but only because the tang had to clear those low stock mufflers.
    Most anything engine related, 74 up is fine.
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  6. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

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  7. XSLeo

    XSLeo XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    The main difference between the 74 and 75 is the color. If the part you want isn't listed for a 75 try a 74.
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  8. DogBunny

    DogBunny Motorcychologist Top Contributor

    I have a good, complete set of 74-75 fork tubes, in nice un-pitted condition. I also have the correct 74-75 center stand. I'm sending you a PM......
    I just compared some center stands, and yes, you are right. Good info, I never knew that.

    Here's another good resource for finding and comparing part numbers over the years...
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