1. T

    For Sale - 1980 XS650 Special For Sale

    1980 Yamaha XS650 Special - $1750 || Almost complete, comes with the following || -Fresh Rebuilt engine, 706cc kit -Rebuilt carbs -Motogadget M-Unit Blue unit & wiring kit -Engine covers powder coated -Rebuilt front forks -New rear shocks -Powder coated rear swing arm -Powder coated front fender...
  2. B

    79 XS650 Points issue.

    Hello, I recently aquired a 1979 XS650 SF with a points ignition system. The bike has no spark and while trying to diagnose it I decided to set the points. I watched a video on youtube () that shows how to set the points. Included in that link is a timestamp to where he uses a 12v test light to...
  3. thrilla

    I fell off my XS650 'Fat Cast Brat' and I'd like your opinion.

    Hi all! So I picked up my first 1978 XS650 last month from the 2nd owner since its restoration. I had it delivered from south England to my house in Yorkshire, I was blind buying but I've been obsessed with XS650's for a few years and when this bike, built by Kuna Customs, came up for sale, I...
  4. Colton

    XS650 Engine Parts Year Range

    So im building an XS650 engine, and was wondering if there was a website or list someone had to corelate a year range for parts specific to the engine. The crankcase is a 72 which I know is kicker only (EDIT: First year of electric), im just curious if I need to keep everything from the year...
  5. 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!
  6. '79 Special

    '79 Special

    My '79 Special at Crummock Water in the English Lake District.
  7. '79 SE

    '79 SE

    Arty Farty shot of my Special at Sundown in Workington, West Cumbria, UK.
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    NEW PRODUCT ALERT! XS650 Lexan Window Kits (Valves, Ignition, Advance)

    Hi, I'm Dorian Redden from Victoria BC and welcome to my startup business! These window kits were inspired by my appreciation for mechanisms coupled with my love for vintage motorcycles. I showcased these XS650 Lexan window kits over a year ago and received a huge amount of interest in them. I...
  9. Tlted_Jelli

    1983 XS650 New Owner and That Famous Whirring Sound

    Hello All, Just recently purchased a 1983 XS650 that had been converted to a hardtail bobber here is South Jersey. No idea how many miles are on the bike. So far as I can tell it has an XS PMA Charge System and a Pamco Ignition installed with the mechanical auto-advancer. Looks like the frame...
  10. 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...
  11. D

    For Sale - MikesXS alternator kit.

    Never been installed still brand new in original packaging. XS 650 permanent magnet alternator kit PMA. Fits all years. $100.
  12. S

    For Sale - 1976 xs650 rigid 1973 motor ? project no title nfs

    this bike is a project it needs twist grip clutch handle and cables ignition/charging wiring ive never had any paperwork i bought the frame separate from the motor carbs and tank. whats there is bolted on rear brakes work chains on and alighned properly its a project that needs finished no title...
  13. X

    What is this?

    Hey fellows, this may seem like an amateur question but I can’t figure out what this disconnected thing is attached to my top engine mount. Any ideas? Cheers!
  14. 2BallCane

    '79 XS650 Build project.

    So some of you may know that I have started a build project, but I thought it would be wise to consolidate and keep the build as its own thread with pictures and progress reports. For those of you who don't know, I purchased this bike from a friend for $200 because he gave up riding after...
  15. Sowiuk1

    Left hand engine cover

    Hello folks, New to the XS650 world. My 1978 Yamaha XS650SE is currently being transported to me as I write this. It is however missing a left engine cover. Does anybody have one spare, know of someone selling one, or where they might be readily available. I'm not having much luck online...
  16. V

    Wanted - 1973-75 XS650 Complete Speedometer

    1975 XS650 Completed Speedometer
  17. RayWhitt

    Xs650 clutch assembly

    Hey guys, first time XS builder here. I’m building a street tracker out of a late model 77’. After a major overhaul I started to test ride the bike only to notice the clutch grabbing. After reading conflicting information about number of plates and years I finally got that sorted out and...
  18. L

    Sitting in storage a few months, pool of brake fluid on rim. Steel brake pipe?

    1975 stock XS650B. Had the bike in storage a number of months. Came back to it today and found brake fluid pooled along the wheel rim and some had dripped down onto the tire. I wiped it up, and noticed a trail coming down the rotor and from where the metal brake pipe meets the caliper. that...
  19. TerribleTabo1

    For Sale - 1977 Yamaha XS650 Scrambler / Desert Sled

    1977 Yamaha XS650 with a Motor that has aprox. 8,000 miles. This motor is not original to this bike. This has been taken apart down to the frame and rebuilt with a lot of custom parts. The tank is custom made aluminum and very lightweight. The frame has been shaved down to reduce weight and...
  20. blkgld

    XS650 Newbie / XS650 Forum Newbie - Hello!

    Hey everyone, I recently bought a 1979 XS650 that I plan to customize into a mild "Bratstyle" custom. I've had an SR500 for quite sometime now before I upgraded to the xs650. The SR was my first attempt at customizing a bike and its sorta the style I want to take the XS. The reason I decided...