the new style looks great.
Maybe Jim should have been a tank consultant and colour stylist for Yamaha back in 1972.
My favourite colour (and year) of the 650's. (Of course I'm a bit biased as I bought one new in 73.)
Agree, but there can only be one winner....has to be the 73 "Metallic Flake Blue" imho.
3.9 billion people in 1973 (not that long ago)
7.8 billion (double) or more now.
This sequence may be of help:
Bear in mind that there were four (or more) revisions of the "256" mufflers.
Revision "-01" which was on the early XS1 did not have the part...
Another photo from an 100% original XS2. At first I couldn’t see the numbers but when I poured a bit of water and rubbed back a bit of gunk and...
Hi Mototwin, Some photos:
256-14721 is the right side muffler
256-14711 is the left side muffler
The numbers are...
I think you can still buy one left side NOS muffler for about US$700. I don't think the right side NOS is available anywhere.
Be careful that you...
I think the 650 XS1 uses the exact tank badge from the DT1 (red background) and the 650 XS2 uses the tank badge from the R2 (black background,...
I agree with gggGary. Maybe its worth more in the future if you keep the original green paint?
One pinstripe is correct for the 1970 XS1.
this one looks like a real bargain;[ATTACH]
Yamaha changed from a sealed unit to a non-sealed arrangement having a lens with replaceable bulb in late 1972. The 1973 TX650 had a non-sealed...
The original seat had a strap for some countries (but not USA I think).
Like to have one of these[ATTACH]
My sympathies to you and your family.
Actually Australia and Europe got the XS1F.
I have an Australian delivered XS1F.
XS1B is the American model with the round taillight etc.
Here is a photo of the correct front end for that model.[ATTACH]
It is a Japanese domestic model TX650 released between March 1977 up until December 1979, model code 1T3 (so 1978 appears correct).
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