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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by inxs, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. inxs

    inxs xx

    ...well i live in germany and have german as a second language so i have the advantage of being able to rely on the best xs650 book ive yet found-

    Der XS650 Motor
    Hans-Joachim Pahl

    ...here are the full texts...

    ...just the pictures...

    ...also in German is the Bucheli Series 551/552 which is only ok...

    also i have Clymer which im not too impressed with, Clinton which is little better, Haynes which is better again, and the original Yamaha Service Manuals

    XS1 - no visible part #-white
    XS1B - no #-green
    XS2 - suppl info-dedicated to disc brake and e start-no #
    XS1-XS2 - combined-yellow-(11612-56-99)
    XS1-TX-A - combined manual-yellow-(11613-06-01)
    XS-B - yellow-(447-28199-11) and the subsequent C and D supplementary manuals
    XS-E - (2F0-28197-70) or (11616-00-76) and the various model specific supplementary manuals that were produced for each subsequent model using the E model book as a basis
    XS650 Models 78-80 - (11616-XS-61) www.biker.net

    ...these yamaha books have a lot of good pictures (many of which have been badly reproduced in the haynes edition) and easy to read text, haynes also has a bad print typeface which bends my eyes...the earlier yamaha manuals have beautiful photographic quality reproduction-the later are less sucessfully reproduced

    ...i have sourced all from ebay over the years for very good prices-there are some shops asking ridiculous prices for these-if youre looking for one wait and watch, they come up regularly privately for much better value...

    - service points

    - motor breakdown overview

    ...manual for XS650E including later supplements - in english...also found at biker.net

    - introduction

    - maintenance

    - motor

    - carb

    - frame

    - electrics

    - appendices

    - supplement SE I

    - supplement E

    - supplement SE II

    - supplement SF II/F

    - supplement SG/G

    - supplement SH/H
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010
  2. yamaman

    yamaman xs650 addict

  3. Does anyone have a translation of this?


    I tried to use google translate but it only translated up to half of page twenty and broke the pics, etc.
  4. inxs

    inxs xx

    - i asked him about doing it but he said he wasnt that interested...ive been working on it but i know the bloke and dont want to create a copyright problem for myself
  5. Damn :( Can't win em all.
  6. inxs

    inxs xx

    Last edited: Jun 28, 2010
  7. Rabbid

    Rabbid XS650 Member

    I haven't come across these links yet. I try to collect as much XS info as I can even if its a bit redundant but this is something Ive been missing. I wanted a consolidated parts manual. Thanks.
  8. xjwmx

    xjwmx It's just the unknown. Top Contributor

    I can't get it to translate at all; just an error message, plus the pdf is locked so that you can't select and copy text and translate it that way, This is a great book. I want it in English - one way or another.
  9. rockslide

    rockslide XS650 Enthusiast

    Great links guys, but the scanned PDF pictures don't help me. With that said which XS 650 manual should one go out and buy? Hayes? Chilton (if they make one)? Yamaha Service manual? Looking for the good one here - not the cheesy manuals that don't show enough detail.


  10. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    I think the factory manual is best. Shop eBay for a nice used one. Look for the '78E version with supplements up to at least '80G. '80 was a big change year for the 650 (carbs and ignition) so you want a manual that covers those.
  11. fishhat

    fishhat XS650 Enthusiast

    I have unlocked the German manual pdf ( )

    Translating it is a bit of a nightmare though, just going through the table of context:
    can't find a translation for "Unterbrechergrundplatte" or "Fliehkraftreglers" ..pretty much all of section 5. I got frustrated there, and decided that it was probably more trouble than it was worth. PM me if you are interested in the unlocked version of the pdf, so that you can highlight, copy, and add notes.
  12. panamera

    panamera XS650 Member

    Hi, I only want a new user handbook. Which one do you recommend , please ?
  13. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    Are you for real................click on a link then read it, if it is not the one you want try another link. Keep doing this until you find what you want. If you can't find what you are looking for in any of the links then the information is probably not available.
  14. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer Top Contributor

    what an amazing book ! pity its not translated into English. It would be top of my christmas present list :thumbsup:

    thank you for posting it
  15. weekendrider

    weekendrider Iron Horse cowboy Top Contributor

    S.W. MO
    peanut, the work has been done.
    5twins posted a version run through a translator.
    It is on here........somewhere.
    gggGary likes this.
  16. peanut

    peanut XS650 enthusiast & inveterate tinkerer Top Contributor

    thats fantastic news thanks for letting me know :thumbsup:. I'll have a search.

    I'll probably spend most of Christmas day with my ' nose in a netbook ':D
    gggGary likes this.
  17. panamera

    panamera XS650 Member

    Hi, may I enquire if you are still active in the club and how come you also possess German, as a second language, particularly since my wife is also German. Many thanks for all the helpful information, I think I've found what I need on ebay.
    Frohe Weihnachten.
    Season's greetings
  18. Taffdog

    Taffdog XS650 Member

    Brilliant links Ta.!!

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