1. T

    headlight issue , high beam only

    Just putting everything back together on my 1975 650B, no Low beam headlight now , high beam works fine , it is not the bulb or at least does not appear to be, assume the first thing to check is the high/low light switch - suggestions
  2. Bitsa bike built from parts

    Bitsa bike built from parts

    The Bitsa bike was built from all the spare parts I had laying around and finished off with parts from evil bay, it has a Triumph headlight with Lucas indicators and BSA Goldstar mufflers, sounds very loud!
  3. A

    Any suggestions for a tiny low beam light (really small)

    A couple of years ago, I bought a used FJ600/XJ600 half fairing, which may end up on the XS. The original headlight was a fairly large, rectangular one, and not what I have in mind. I sort of like the late 70s Bol D'or style, like on the Honda endurance racers, with 2 lamps not recessed into the...
  4. Port

    Headlight Fades in and out

    1981 XS650 SH I am having a headlight issue that i am trying to diagnose before throwing money at it. When riding, if i rev high then the light goes to shit. If i dog it a bit and run in at just around 3K RPM then i can get a little bit of light to throw down. If i pull in the clutch after...
  5. N

    For Sale - 1980 XS650 parts

    I have a seat in excellent condition no rips or tears The grab bar in the back Tail light and rear fender and turn signals Rear shocks XS650 special side cover logos Petcock Stock full air box with filters Headlight Plus some more laying around let me know what your looking for I might have it.
  6. ItsSamuelC

    Wiring Harness Hell.

    Hi, I recently bought a 79 XS650 Bobber. Somebody elses project they couldnt be bothered to finish etc. The wiring is atrocious and I have started to work my way through. I have fixed mistakes and repaired everything in their “wiring harness”, so everything is working, but its all still very...
  7. Grimmith

    3-way headlight issue

    So I'm like 95% close to getting this switch to work......but I'm confused and wanted to see if the experienced members could help me out. I have a 3 way switch. on/off/on. and if I'm correct. the yellow and blue/yellow wire is HI and the black/yellow and blue/green wire is for low. and the...
  8. H

    Aftermarket Left-hand Switches Wiring HELP PLEASE

    This is my very first motorcycle project. I bought this aftermarket device for my turn signals, headlight, and horn control. It only has 8 wires while the original setup on my 1982 XS400s has 10 wires. However, they serve the same function (except the original blinker switch comes back to the...
  9. R

    New here, where does this go?

    Hey, new guy here! I’m Max, I’ve always wanted an XS, and well, a couple weeks ago, I finally got one! 1980 XS650 barn find with a literal truckload of spares! So I was rebuilding my carbs, and I found a stray light green wire by my backbone... My headlight is out, and I looked it up, LG...
  10. A

    Strange dimmer (hi/lo) switch issue.

    On my 650D I just found a weird issue. Low beam works perfectly, but when switching to high beam, low beam stays on, however the light goes a bit dim. I guess due to the increased voltage drop when both filaments are drawing current. My dimmer switch seems to be a correct European 77 model, with...
  11. A

    Best headlight setup, alternatively auxillary lights.

    Like it or not, days are getting shorter again, on the northern hemisphere. So more of my riding will be in the dark. The stock 55/60W H4 is sort of ok, but far from great. So more/ better light is definitely something I want, especially since there is plenty of moose in the forest around...
  12. Prisondawg

    Wanted - Headlight with built in speedo.

    I know old Honda's The Yamaha YL BMW A lot of bikes had this. I like the look, but I don't see too many available for a reasonable price. I would love to put one on my xs
  13. Grimmith

    Replacing OEM Headlight

    I want to first apologize for the basic title, it's not exactly a simply replace the OEM headlight job....maybe... On my 77xs650n D the previous owner had "students" rake the front end, but the student's still kept the headlight mounts and headlight completely stock with all the wiring inside...
  14. pckopp

    No headlight

    Phil from Seattle here, I haven't been around for a bit but I still love my XS650s. I have 3 of them now. I picked up a 79 Special awhile back. Finally got its turn and it is a runner. There were no air cleaners when I got it and the wiring was really hacked up. Lots of masking tape and black...
  15. GeorgeOC

    Stop Lamp gauge light on when Headlight is on??

    Hello everyone, I am reaching out, hopeful for a little advice on this one. Recently this issue popped up. When I turned on my headlights, my stop lamp indicator on the gauges lit up, and remained on as long as the headlight was on. I also do not have tail light while braking function when...
  16. eight0

    Where can I buy a replacement headlight for an XS2 in the UK?

    Is the halogen lamp from Heiden tuning my only option? http://www.heidentuning.com/p/28/1975/mo8-cg%7Ctxt=*09%5E0051*/mo74-cg%7C20=1/oi2017072715002463/%2309-0051-halogen-lamp-kit-7%22- Thanks
  17. Gcraay

    LED headlight conversion.

    So like I'm thinking I'm like gonna put an LED headlight on like my bike. So like cause It's like all modern and stuff how do I like make it work with the old stuff? I will be rewiring the entire thing so it's all open for what ever. The light came with a CABUS already, but... what about the rest?
  18. Dale Harris

    Make Offer - Headlight

    Headlight off 82 heritage special. Worked when removed. Also have blinkers if needed. Make an offer
  19. doctavee

    For Sale - stock parts cheap!

    make me reasonable offers and i will ship from 95817. Everything is in pretty great shape. the rotor is a fully working rotor with original clips
  20. Diff3RentBreed

    HID vs LEDS Headlight Question

    I am looking to upgrade my current headlight on my stock 1977 XS650. Nothing has been done to the bike except for fixing it up and getting it to stock running order. I have a few questions. I am looking for the brightest / most visible light possible since I do a lot of riding at night. First...