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Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by Kingwj, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. cafetools

    cafetools XS650 Addict

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    Whats a good option to easily increase the rear rim size to a 18 inch? Is that really the biggest difference?

    Are these special spoked steel rims preferable to comstars?
     
  2. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty Project collector XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    The cast Yamaha wheels aren't Comstars. Comstars are riveted together. The Yamaha wheels are one piece. Later ones are tubeless. The 1980 Special II has chromed steel spoke wheels. They require tubes. With the spoke wheels, you can lace the hubs to whatever rims you want.
    I prefer the ignition system on that bike. It has crank triggered electronic ignition. What's not to like?
     
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  3. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    The key point to note is that your bike has a non-standard number of spokes in the front wheel (64 versus the usual 48 spokes) and the rear wheel (48 spokes versus the usual 36 - I think) and so the hub is unique and the rim must match it - and the spokes are not the standard length. The tires are not tubeless - you must run tubes in these wheels.

    Nonetheless, I have done the swap from 16" to 18" on my 1980 XS650SH Special II - as have a number of other folks on the forum. MikesXS sells the correct rim and set of spokes to do it - but the task is non-trivial unless you have experience at spoking wheels (and I did not). Be careful to mark the spoke holes in the hub and the corresponding holes in the rim VERY carefully - and be prepared to put it together and take it apart a number of times.

    You can check out my thread here: http://www.xs650.com/threads/build-thread-special-to-cafe-bike.48165/page-29

    If you buy it - start a build thread and be sure to keep us posted!

    Pete
     
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  4. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    The 400's Standards had drum and spokes. Specials had disc and mags. That's either a Standard with Special tank and seat, or Special with Standard wheels and brakes. I'm guessin' the latter.
    I had a Standard that I added the front disc to. The drum brake was quiet leisurely in it's duties. :sneaky:
     
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  5. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  6. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty Project collector XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I think that's an end of production run Heritage Special. I can't be sure what the last year was or what wheels & brakes were stock.
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  7. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Judging by all the chrome bits being black, I suspect you're right Marty.
     
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  8. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    I have to disagree with Maxpete on the wheels. hat bike has 36 spoke wheels front and back. 79/80/81 Special II's, all had 16" rear/19" front 36 spoke wheels
    The one your looking at
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    82 heritage special with 64 spoke front and 48 spoke rear
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    For $900 and a worn out bike with a suspect motor compared to the 80G/SII that madmax-im is selling for $2850.00 is no comparison.

    after spending 2,000.00 on the $900 one you still wont have a bike in anywhere near as good a condition

    here are the for sale adds for the bike by the PO before Madmax-im bought it. First add the Po decided to keep it for a bit longer................. has some history about the bike
    https://www.xs650.com/threads/1980-special-two-keeping-it.50690/
    https://www.xs650.com/threads/80-special-two.55168/
     
  9. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Actually, my Special II did come equipped with 16” rear and 19” front wheels - BUT - unless my memory fails me, the front wheel is a 64-spoker and the rear wheel has 48-spokes - as shown in the lower photo above. I cannot check right now as the bike is buried in a shed in the back-40 - but it certainly had more tha. 36 spokes in each wheel.

    Nonetheless, the bike of which we speak does have the standard number of spoke / wheel - so I’d say that someone had been doing some swapping’

    Pete
     
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  10. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    @MaxPete
    79SII...80G/SII....81H/SII special II's had 16" rear/19" front, 36 spoke wheels............82 and 83 the heritage specials went to the 64 front/48 rear spoke wheels.

    The one we are looking at is an 80G/SII
     
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  11. gggGary

    gggGary On the road of life I'm a speed bump. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    ad speak:
    "scuff on the tank and some of the plastics."

    [​IMG]
    Now THAT's a scuff!
     
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  12. gggGary

    gggGary On the road of life I'm a speed bump. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    1976 Yamaha KZ650 Parts - $100 (Loves Park, IL)

    make / manufacturer: Yamaha
    model name / number: KZ650

    1976 Yamaha KZ650 motorcycle. Complete bike but disassembled. Needs to be restored or parted out. No Title.
     
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  13. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty Project collector XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    You're absolutely right. There's no money in restoring an XS650. I think that's probably true of most stuff.
     
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  14. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    I’m no wheeler dealer, I’ve lost money on every motorcycle I’ve ever owned. :laugh2: With one exception, my ‘76 Triumph Bonneville, all I did was a renovation on it. It didn’t get painted. I stopped putting money in it when I knew I had reached the resale value of it, and when I sold it , I broke exactly even on it.
     
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  15. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty Project collector XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    You did great in my book. I justify the expense by considering how much I'd spend if I played golf or some other silly pastime. :wink2:
     
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  16. Raymond

    Raymond XS650 rider & fettler XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Might perhaps just maybe broke about even on the Triumph TR6 I had. Provided I don't count the time working on it. Or the time thinking about how to fix it. Or the miles spent on other bikes chasing round on account of it.
     
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  17. teamWicked

    teamWicked XS650 Addict Top Contributor

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    Racing a sailboat just became "really silly"
     
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