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XS650 Model Identification/Year/VIN, Workshop Manuals, and Other Information

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 650Skull, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. 650Skull

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    Model ID......ID Charts........Online Manuals, (PDF)
    Colored for county/continent variations.
    Please contact me if you have any information or variances that differ from chart.
    ID Chart01.jpg ID Chart02.jpg .......... Country ID and Colour Chart World wide  Jpeg 1.jpg Country ID and Colour Chart World wide  Jpeg 2.jpg
    original chart kindly given to me from, (link), THEXSCAFE

    Online manuals

    ThexsCafe
    Biker.net.......Scroll down left side to XS/TX 650 Manuals

    Frame Changes
    1970 XS1-1973 TX......................1974 TXA-1979 F: Standard.........1978 SE-1984 SL: Special
    framexs-2 ,,.jpg framestandard copy ,.jpg framespecial copy.jpg
    Engine; Con-rods/Pistons
    Piston/Con-rod changes, Where the gudgeon pin position is on the piston, to length of Con-rod
    3_stock_rods copy 1.jpg

    1970 XS1
    .....Code 256.......Vin S650-000101 to S650-006686US,
    Candy Green
    US, Canada, Australia, Japan, Other
    Xs1fr.jpg 447gruen.jpg XS1_005.jpg

    Points Ignition

    1971 XS1B.....Code 256.....Vin S650-007101 to S650-025383
    Candy Orange
    US, Canada, Australia, Japan, Other

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    1971 XS1F.....Code 256.....Vin; S650-010101 to ??????
    Candy Orange
    Europe, Other

    fol1F_1.jpg

    1972 XS2.....Code 306, (commonly referenced as 256).......Vin S650-100101 to S650-133900
    Brilliant Red/white
    US

    1  f.jpg 2a 1p 1.jpg
    Europe, Oceania
    Pearl Yellow Gold.......Brilliant Red/black
    1   f(1) - Copy 1.jpg Yamaha-20XS-1-2071_1.jpg

    1973 TX.....Code 366, (commonly referenced as 256).......Vin; S650-200101 to S650-217100
    Metallic Flake Blue, Pearl Yellow Gold
    US, Canada, Other
    1 1b.jpg 1 1g.jpg 1 1l.jpg
     
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    1974 TXA......Code 447...VIN 447-000101 to 012150
    Cinnamon Brown - Vegas green
    New model......

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    Major changes.....

    New Frame;...Whats new..........New Dimensions........Tank/side-covers......Gauge cluster ......Mufflers .....Seat ...... Fenders/Guards .... Taillight.....Triple tree, (longer stem to suit 447 frame).......Crown, (Gauge cluster bolts to crown).......Air Box's

    To visually identify the 74-79 standard frame check the Passenger Foot peg bracket. Steel loop welded to the frame
    framestandard copy.jpg

    Gauge Cluster; New style. Gauge bracket forms part of the cluster that holds the gauges.....New Brake lining warning light, for when the rear brake shoes wear to a certain depth
    Engine; 447 con-rods, (shorter and 20mm small end)..... 447 piston, gudgeon pin position is lower.....447 Cam, (new profile)......Cam-chain and cam-chain sprockets, (at Crank and Cam)........
    Minor Changes.
    Wheels, (rims), Alloy, Flange W style.......
    Rear hub has a Brake Shoe censer for brake shoe wear. Warning light in Gauge cluster
    Carbs, BS38's, Jet and Needle changes.........Not linked, 2 throttle cables
    No Change
    Forks,
    34mm....Caliper/Rotor/MC
    Interchangeability with early 73TX models
    Motor......Wheels/Hubs....Front forks, (not triple tree),......caliper/rotor/MC.......Tank Gas cap.......


    1975 XSB......Code 447....Vin 447-100101 to 128650
    Star Black.........

    75 B.jpg 75  -b.jpg 75   b.jpg
    Same as 74TXA.....only difference is paint and decals and gauge Speedometer face ..... the Trip meter was moved to the top of the gauge and Speedometer to the bottom
    1h 75B.JPG
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    Europe/England.......Code 553....Vin 447-500101 to (600000)

    ,75B french.jpg 75B ImageUploadedByTapatalk1450087567.322799.jpg Yamaha-20XS650-2075-20-201_3.jpg
    NOTE; Major changes to European/English models,
    553 Engine;.....longer Con-rods........Piston Gudgeon pin position is higher up the piston
    Front forks; Twin disk brake set up, (brake rotors are 265mm).........Calipers on rear of fork........Caliper mount brackets are lower on forks.......Axle clamp on right fork/Axle nut on left side
     
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    1976 XSC......Code 584....Vin 447 200101 to 211894
    French Blue, Brilliant Red

    US, Canada, Oceania
    1 1.jpg fol584_5.jpg fol584_6.jpg fol584_11.jpg 2z1 76C 1 3.jpg
    Europe
    76c fol1E1_4.jpg 1 1z.jpg 76C  E.jpg Yamaha XS650B 75  1.jpg

    76C Speedometer bought from England......NOS
    2g  76 XSC 2.jpg

    1977 XSD.....Code 1T3......Vin 447700101 to 724061
    Bountiful Blue, Maxi Maroon

    US, Canada, Oceania
    1 aa.jpg 1 ad.jpg IMG_1099 copy.jpg orig.jpg
    Mid year gauge change........Brake lining gauge light was removed from Rev-counter
    3a 77 gauges.JPG 3 77 D.jpg
    Europe
    Yamaha XS650 77.jpg YamahaXS6508.jpg b 5Yamaha XS650 77  1.jpg
     
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    1978-E.....Code 2F0.....Vin; 2F0 000101 to 006141
    * .................Code 2F0.....Vin; 2F0 00651 to (020000)
    Star Black, Spruce Green Metallic
    1 1a.jpg 1 1d.jpg 1 1f.jpg 1 1s.jpg 1 1,.jpg 1 1n.JPG 4 78E.JPG
    * Mid year change to wiring loom.......From single fuse to 4 fuse bank


    1978-SE
    .....Code 2M0.....Vin; 2F0 100101 to (150000)

    Vintage Burgundy, New Midnight Blue
    First of the Specials.

    XS650SE_02.jpg XS650SE_03.jpg XS650SE_04.jpg 78SE.JPG 5 78SE -79SF Special.JPG
    Aug 77 to July 78 Production date.........the Aug to July is not set in stone, sometimes there can be a month either side of the Aug/July
    Frame.......... Same frame as the Standards with a different rear passenger Foot Peg mount..... brackets for MC for rear disk brake...... Rear top shock mount is set at a different angle to Standard frames
    framespecial copy.jpg1.jpg
    Swing-arm.....Same as the Standard with different brackets for Disc brake set up
    Handle bars......New Buckhorn style
    Gauge Cluster.......New gauge faces. New tower.. New separate ignition switch
    Tank..................New.......Smaller, (than Standard tanks), 12 1/2 liter, Gas cap looks similar the the 76-79 Standard gas cap but does not swap.
    Petcocks......Twin, Vacuum operated one to each carb
    Side-covers.....Metal with Badge. New shape, same style of fitting as the Standard models, (74-79), slightly smaller top mounts. Does not interchange with standard frames. Can with some slight modification
    Seat....... ........Side hinged, stepped seat with half chrome strip. Can interchange with Standard models with some modification to the latch mechanism.
    Chrome passenger Grab-rail
    Wheels
    ...........
    Rear; 16" mag with disc brake..... Front; 19" mag with disc brake
    Caliper/Brake Rotor.....Same as 77D..........US, Canada and European, US Custom, had a single front disk brake........Most other countries had twin front disk brake setup
    .....MC... looks the same as 77D, MC mount is set at a different angle for new Handle bars........
    Forks.........35mm..Adjustable preload caps and some change to the internals. Different to 77D.
    Fenders........
    ......Rear; ....
    Shorter than standard guard, new Tail-light and Number plate light mounted with 4 bolts on rear of Guard..........will interchange with standard frames.
    ......Front; ...
    Same as the 77 and later Standards, no change
    Fork ears/Headlight brackets...........Different style to standard models.........Silver Chrome, same from 78-83 except 82 has black chrome.
    Carbs....BS38, 78/79 set...........Linked, with new jets and needles.
    Ignition.......points

    1979-F.....Code 2F0.....Vin; 2F0 020101 to (100000)
    Colbalt Blue
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    1979-SF....Code 2M0......Vin; 2F0 150101 to (200000)

    Black gold, Carmine Red
    Identical to the 78SE except for the colour
    329903801_o.jpg $_57 5.JPG $_57 2.JPG 1 1k.jpg 5 78SE -79SF Special.JPG


    1979-2F SII......Code 3N0.....Vin; 250101 to (270000)
    New Yamaha Black
    Factory Special Budget model.
    Same as 78SE/79SF.....Except
    Headlight bucket
    , Black
    Wheels; 36 Spoke
    Alloy rims, one year/model only; 16" rear, drum brake. 19" front, disk brake
    Side-covers; Decals "Special II 650"
    fol3N0_01a.jpg fol3G0_4.jpg 1 1a.jpg 5 78SE -79SF Special.JPG





    Valve Adjustment- Video

    Cam Chain Tension Adjustment-Video
    Different cam chain tensioners
     
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