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What does the XS650 engine weigh?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jeeter, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. With or without carbs is fine, just indicate whether or not the weight figure includes the carbs or not.


    Thank you.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2014
  2. RcRider89

    RcRider89 XS650 Enthusiast

    should be gettin mine together this week.I'll try to remember to post the numbers
  3. That would be great, thank you. :)
  4. lowntown

    lowntown XS650 Member

    A lot!! Been moving mine around. Big bear hug and I would guess 125 lbs
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  5. dps650rider

    dps650rider XS650 Addict

    Seems to me it is around 150 pounds. Sure feels like it when you are trying to get it into or out of the frame!
  6. grepper

    grepper fiddle futzer

    African or European? Oh that's a Swallow.

    Yeah, it's about 160 lbs w/o oil.
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  7. Dude, time to hit the gym! (haahaa!)

    So, somewhere between 125 and 160. Hmmm. 160 seems kinda high, my 1984 700cc Honda Magna engine comes in at 175 (v-4cyl, water cooled, four carbs).

    Thanks folks. :)
  8. xschris

    xschris from earth

    I weighed an 80 with oil and no carbs a few years ago on a digital scale and got 170. I remember that because it weighed 50 lbs more than my xs400 engine.
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  9. Well then, it looks like I was wrong about 160 seeming high. 170 huh? (without carbs?) A little porkier than I anticipated. Oh well, no matter, it is what it is! :)

    Thanks for the help there!
  10. jdizon

    jdizon XS650 Guru

    I remember setting my 78 engine on this dolly rated at 250lbs and it broke it in half when I set it on top lol

  11. NONclow

    NONclow Confirmed Laquer Breather

    Damn jd! That must have been one of the late '77 "lead case" models! lol
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  12. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I have always used 163 pounds as the number. A Yamaha ad says an early no electric start is 135 pounds


    In any case it's not a bend over and pick it up off the floor engine!
  13. deadchef

    deadchef xsbobblehead

    "great hairy ned!" :laugh:
  14. I swear I am going to start saying that!

    I may be forced to name this bike Great Hairy Ned. I think I ruptured a nut from laughing at that. I mean seriously Yamaha, WTF, over?
  15. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Interesting that Yamaha calls the early BS38s 34mm constant velocity carbs....

    I think the great hairy ned is a kind of british 70's thing, great name for an XS650!
  16. Hey, I caught that too! I just didn't say anything because I thought I was wrong and dog knows I don't need any help looking like an idiot! Haahaa :)

    Makes sense, seeings how Yamaha went straight for the throats of Triumph, BSA, and Norton with the XS series, and later with the SR series thumpers.
  17. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    The 34mm might be an amazing glimmer of honesty in advertising, here's a shot looking in the throat of a pair of 73 BS38's, quite the raised floor in there.

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  18. Speaking of carbs, I think I'm going to go with Mikuni round slides.
  19. Hightower-Ash98

    Hightower-Ash98 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Maybe not a deadlift, but I certainly regretted holding 160 pounds at my hips for a few minutes
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2020
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  20. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Oh...I don’t know....it didn’t seem all that heavy.:D

    The only way to fly!
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