1. T

    For Sale - 1975 XS650 Parts Lot

    Hello everybody, have an entire bike disassembled and parts are for sale. Has not been sitting for long, less than 6-8 months. Was running before disassembly, just wanted to rebuild it. Have title for frame. Make offers If you have any questions, please ask. Thank you!
  2. TimMac

    Wanted - 1975 - 34mm inner fork tubes or fork covers

    On the hunt for 34mm replacement tubes for a 75' XS-B. Mine are super rusted at the top. Alternatively, I could rebuild the forks since the rust is only at the top, and find some fork covers/ shrouds. So possibly also looking for someone that has the skills to fabricate some fork covers from...
  3. Grimmith

    For Sale - XS650 part lot 72' - 75' Part one

    All types of parts, make offers? I won't ask for much as long as you pay shipping, which will include the shipping label and tracking number. This is a Part 1 post because of so many pictures, part two will be in a minute. I'm also willing to take apart an engine for other parts if needed...
  4. Santa

    Just inherited a 1975 xs650

    Hi all, I'm brand new around here. I just inherited a 1975 xs650 from my grandfather that's been sitting in his garage since '81. It's only got 2k on the odo and he even splurged for the backrest and windjammer III back in the day. Planning to try and fix it up and get her roadworthy. She's in...
  5. speeedracer27

    '75 XS no Spark so I want to change the ignition system. Need advice

    Recently added a 1975 XS with a side hack to my stable. Bike sat for 10 years, in a garage. It's in pretty good shape, no corrosion, altogether pretty clean. I plan on taking it apart, cleaning it up, replacing whatever I need to replace and reassembling. Have decent compression, wiring is in...
  6. Muckroot

    Wanted - 34mm fork lowers or whole forks

    Hello, I am looking for a nice set of fork lowers for a chopper project. I already have stanchions and all the bits including the trees and caliper, however I am willing to pay the extra for a complete set of forks if the lowers are in really tip-top shape (with consideration to their age)...
  7. N

    Sold / Found / Inactive - 1975 XS650 in Knoxville, TN - SOLD

    **SOLD** This is the only bike I've ever owned and it just sits in the garage now, so I'm new to selling a bike! I have no way of hauling it other than buying a U-Haul. If you can pick it up, that'd be great. I'll provide any information I can give. Here are a few details to start: Good...
  8. 2

    For Sale - 1975 XS650B All Original 6k Miles

    I have an unrestored stock 1975 Yamaha XS 650B. 6,440 original miles. I am the 2nd owner. Great all-original condition and meticulously maintained. This bike was recovered from a Detroit residential garage in 2012 with 2,500 miles on it where it had sat since 1986 under a heavy canvas cover. A...
  9. Muckroot

    Top mount purposes?

    I'm wondering what two of the three top mounts do on the 1975 XS-B frame. I know the #1 mount is the top motor mount, and just has a bracket that bolts to the top of the engine, nothing fancy. and I'm pretty sure the #2 mount is for the two top ignition coils, but I can't for the life of me...
  10. Muckroot

    Case Compatibility

    Hello all, I have the guts from a 1975 447 motor but the case has unfortunately been tended to at some point by a chimpanzee. All four of the locating pins for the crank bearings on the upper case have been smashed in because the bearings weren't lined up properly when the halves were...
  11. T4NG

    75 XS 650 Fork replacement

    Hey All, Long-time lurker here and looking to see if anyone can give some advice on fork issues. Currently I have a 1975 XS 650 and my fork tubes after removal have been bent and become unusable. Ebay is pretty much void of any viable replacements,same for CL and mikesXS, but they do have a...
  12. E

    Wanted - XS650/equivalent (1973-1979) In Michigan

    Hello All, I am looking for a 1970’s XS for my first bike. I love the 70’s style/reliability. Love the XSR700 but kind of want something a little more classic and economical. If you could please help me find something similar I’d really appreciate it. I live around the metro Detroit area and am...
  13. cmarts

    Sold / Found / Inactive - Looking for 74/75 speedometer/tachometer

    Looking for speedometer/tachometer. Just need case and front glass piece so a broken instrument that is still round will do.
  14. cmarts

    1974 TX650 New Owner Help/Tips

    Hi I am a new bike owner and I recently purchased a 1975 yamaha xs650 (TX650B?). Heres what I know about the bike. It was originally purchased from a farm in Southern Saskatchewan where it had been stored in a barn for a long time. The previous owner lost interest in the bike and let it sit...
  15. cmarts

    Make Offer - 1975 Yamaha XS-B Original Parts in Good Condition

    I recently purchased a 1975 yamaha XS-B and it came with a box of original parts that were removed from the bike. The bike was an original barn find so thats why the parts are in pretty great shape. Items for sale include: -front fender -rear fender with original brake/signal lights -handles...
  16. DaveO

    Early (1974 / 75) late (post 1977) brake calliper compatability

    Hi there I have a 1975 xs650B with a Nissin 13/16" bore front master cylinder. There's a previous thread from about two years ago discussing this. Seems like the 13/16" rebuild kits aren't available. So I've found a source for complete new master cylinders and I'm happy with this. I plan to...
  17. michaelpthompson

    Electric Starter Problem

    OK, so I searched the Forum but didn't find an answer to this specific problem. 1975 XS650B. When I got it, the electric starter didn't work. I'd press the button and hear a click, but that's all. Laid it on a crate on its side, thinking to take a look at the starter. Turns out I could have...
  18. B

    Chicago lurker here

    Been lurking on these boards for a few years. I was gifted a 1975 XS650 out of a garage where it'd been sitting for 12 years, with 13k miles on it. My first motorcycle. Thanks mostly to these forums and a couple hundred hours learning how to wrench my bikes been running strong for thousands of...
  19. RegularBrady

    Hello all, 1975 cafe-ish build for first time builder!

    Hello everyone. My name is Brady and I currently have a so-so shape '75 that I am planning on running Headlight, Taillight/Plate light, and speedo only. I plan on either removing, or just not hooking up the electric starter. I have very little experience when it comes to building a bike up from...
  20. Hammer-N-Anvil

    Just my perspective on jetting carbs for the 1st time

    Hi All, Long time lurker first time poster. well I've made comments here and there in the past, but this will be my first thread. I think I'm just looking to document some of what I've done to the bike and see if anyone has any suggestions or similar issues going on, as opposed to asking...