1980 xs 650

  1. JaxShane650

    BS34 Carbs 1980 XS650

    So after getting an 1980 XS650 last year that had a lost title and a plethora of issues, I am finally on the road this summer and fall. So far its been an awesome bike but I am finding that my carbs may need a bit of an upgrade / adjustment. I have the BS34's with pod filters and a 2-1 exhaust...
  2. Brian Riveron

    Metal shavings on oil filter

    While doing my first oil change on my bike (1980 XS650) I noticed a substantial amount of metal shavings and would like to know how bad this is. Is my engine close to the end of its life? Is this normal (probably not)? I would greatly appreciate some help from anyone who knows more than me. I...
  3. JaxShane650

    Oil Filter Suggestions/Questions

    Okay so I drained the oil in my 1980 xs650 for the first time and found the usual gunk and tiny bits of metal that seems somewhat normal from what I have read on this thread. I drained the oil out and took both filters out and they look like they are in pretty bad shape. Here is some pictures...
  4. JaxShane650

    Tire Recommendations For a 1980 XS650G

    I have a 1980 XS650G that is in need of a new set of tires. Front tire - 100/90-19 Rear tire - 130/90-16 I was looking at 80% 20% dual sport tires, but there are not many options for 16 inch and 19 inch rims. Most of the other dual sport tires I was looking at were 60% 40% and I am just looking...
  5. JaxShane650

    Idle trouble with stock BS34 Mikuni CV carburetors (also broken bits)

    The Bike I have a pretty much stock 1980 xs650 that I am trying to get back into road worthy condition. I have pretty much got this thing ready to go but I am having a carburetor issue(or at least that what I think is the issue). The carb is a BS34 Mikuni and I have no clue if the main jets have...
  6. JaxShane650

    1980 Yamaha XS650 oil leak and electrical issue (with video explaining)

    Video showing and better explaining issues - Hello, this is my first post on this forum and I hope y'all can help me out with this one. I have recently acquired a 1980 Yamaha XS650 that was not in too bad of shape. I'm new to motorcycles and never worked on one before, but I have experience...
  7. 1980 XS650 Special

    1980 XS650 Special

    This is the end result after modifying my bike over the last 6 months. I'll post the transition pics soon.