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    how yamaha is the only one that made a cross plane crankshaft R1 info

    very interesting video I found about yamaha being the only manufacturer of a cross plane crankshaft for the R1..... many interesting points in this video us xs650 guys will knowtice and even the RE phase guys will appreciate .... I knowticed the number 270 degrees while watching and then decided...
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    For Sale - For sale .. inventory including reconditioned and rebuild bs38s and 34s and more parts coming

    I've been in the garage alot during the rain...and I've finally unboxed a bunch of parts in my new place... I will be listing alot here this winter to fund the build I'm working on now... If your interested there are two sets of the last gen bs 38s that have full rebuilds already done on them...
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    For Sale - side covers...(not mine) on ebay

    I know you guys that do the restorations are allways looking for these and these look nice to me, GOLD color i guess 1978 650 se https://www.ebay.com/itm/1978-Yamaha-XS650-Special-sidecover-pair-1978-Yamaha-XS650SE-sidepanel-set-both/143578212280?hash=item216deda7b8:g:C-kAAOSwel9ekgc7
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    check out this homemade cam grinder..

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    xs750 build step by tedious step, "build-along" with me

    ok Kids, I've been collecting parts for some time now to do this build ,I'm not sure where they all came from as time has passed, and I would like to build this together, today I'm just sharing what's collected so far but here is a list of components I'm going to attempt to use 447 bottom end...
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    xs750 build step by tedious step, "build-along" with me

    ok Kids, I've been collecting parts for some time now to do this build ,I'm not sure where they all came from as time has passed, and I would like to build this together, today I'm just sharing what's collected so far but here is a list of components I'm going to attempt to use 447 bottom end...
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    Wanted - fork tubes, 35mm ...longer than stock (OVER) +4 or +6

    hello, I am looking for some longer fork tubes for a late front end, something like these https://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-XS650-Front-Fork-Tubes-Suspension-Stanchions-Hard-Chrome-2/151886707829?epid=1465963899&hash=item235d273c75:g:d-4AAOSwYXpcFi8W but +6 or so... also Im a cheap bastard so Im...
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    Wanted - oldschool/vintage tires wanted

    hello all, Im looking for some tires, a 16 rear and a 19 front or 21 front looking for oldschool "looking" tires anything will do for now. I prefer fronts like the speedmaster ribbed front and the firestone style rear I need something for mock up for now, used is fine and I will eventually want...
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    help identifing some resistors,

    hey everyone, Im curious if anyone might be able to help me identify these resistors, I am somewhat familiarr with the decoding of them,but these ones are confusing me this is a part of a tool of mine and according to some guys this is whats wrong with the tool, seems easy enuf to replace and...
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    guinness record motorcycle logo

    for the love of Yamaha !
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    i Broke my valve guide, recomendations bronse or factory steel?

    hello all, again:cautious:... the new guy here again, so as I have stated in a few other threads, Im going to do a engine build from the ground up and as soon as all the pieces are in order that thread will be started , but heres what I dun did last night, I have a head that I "ported" and...
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    black vs white factory coils (diference?)

    hello all, I was reading post after post about what coils to use with a points set up, I have a 72 xs650 and a 69 xs1 (and yes photos of my bikes to come soon) they are both hard ridden bobbers, anyways, I have a huge box of parts and many of my coils are white and many are black... heres the...
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    the xs1 valve springs, vs the xs650 valve springs cam specs also (maybe)

    hello, I am new to this site, altho I have built a few xs motors, mostly stock.. this build Im doing now has come to me via Europe, its gonna get wild here so be ready for the debating lol, its going to have a xs1 cyleder bored out to 80mm (750cc) the clynder came to me this way and it came...
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