1. N

    For Sale - Sold

    Seat is in very good shape. Off of a 1980 xs650. Does not come with front mounting bracket. Asking 45.000 plus shipping
  2. Ricky_F

    What is the best wiring diagram for a 1979 xs650 special?

    Hello guys, I am new to this page and most definitely new to the xs650. I got mine last week and have been reading forums as a ghost follower for a few days now. My first bike before this was a 2009 cbr600 and I never had to learn anything about the bike, it just ran. I've been learning a lot...
  3. zoomxf

    Repair Shop in Ohio / Indiana that Specializes in XS650s?

    Looking for a local shop that specializes in repairing / tuning my 1977 Yamaha XS650. I don't have time to work on it. Can anyone recommend a good shop?
  4. mtbchickey

    Intake Manifold, again

    hey all, I'm new to this whole world and decided to get a 1973 xs650 to learn. Bought it secondhand and it worked, then went camping for a weekend and came back to it not turning over. Found that the previous owner absolutely cranked down the ties on the intake manifold hose and the rubber was...
  5. Grimmith

    For Sale - 1980 xs650 special G

    Runs fine, The harness was set to be a racing harness, but still works. I don't have time or money anymore to figure out why the clutch lever wont work, drastic shit shift in my lift.... shifting the lever into first and second works, but no lever action. Needs a stator cover. All OEM...
  6. M

    Surging at low RPM's

    Hey forum'ers, I recently bought a non-running 1980 XS650 and have been bringing it back to life. First of all I want to say that this place has been extremely helpful for getting informed on all aspects of the bike, and most problems I've encountered there is usually a thread with great advice...
  7. pckopp

    79 Special refurb complete

    A few vintages ago I bought this bike from a guy in Montana. I lived in Seattle at the time and his sister lived nearby and was getting married soon so he brought it to me. "Ran when I parked it." So I parked it in my garage for awhile. Finally, I flushed the tank, cleaned the carbs, put new...
  8. JayTheWrench

    For Sale - Xs650 parts, pre and post 1980

    Listed are parts that are pictured and being sold in as-is condition. All stock parts for pre 1980 and 1980 and newer. Front headlight (sealed)- $25 Rear tail light assembly (needs splice) $30 Turn signals- $40 a pair or $75 all 4 Misc relays- $20 for all Center light cluster- $25 OEM horn- $15...
  9. P

    Sold / Found / Inactive - 1984 Yamaha XS650

    Inherited this bike from a family member who passed. This bike has not run since approx 2014. I would consider it a project despite reasonably good cosmetic condition. I have not registered the bike but have documentation from the previous owner to transfer ownership. I was not able to get it...
  10. 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.
  11. Kubes42

    Carb questions from another new guy! - New (to me) 78 cs650

    Hey there, another new guy with more carb questions for those of you who aren't sick of them yet! Heres the story. -History Purchased a 78 xs650 with about 9000 miles that was kept just outside of the D.C. area, and brought it down to Mississippi. Bike is super clean, new gaskets just about...
  12. 1

    For Sale - 77 XS650 Brat Basketcase

    !!!!Will add pictures. Need to resize.!!!! Started the project 5 years ago and just have not had any time to work on it. So it has been sitting in my garage collecting dust. Bike was in running order prior being taken apart. Put a Monster Craftsmen Brat seat pan kit on it as i was going for the...
  13. W

    Top End Rebuild - What Parts are needed?/What Other Parts should be replaced?

    Hello, This past weekend my 1977 XS650D broke down when I was on a ride where I lost power(couldnt go past 30mph in 5th gear) and oil started coming through the left exhaust. I anticipate this being caused by Piston Rings, Exhaust Valve issues, or a damaged Piston. To determine which and...
  14. Grimmith

    It Shifts, but no clutch action

    I finally got my 80 xs650 G running yesterday, and had everything set up to go ride. But after putting on the chain last I noticed that the lock washer for the drive gear was unbent.......so i thought that was weird and just went ahead and put everything together, and lifted it to do a quick...
  15. Lickfold

    Help me with my Built dream project bike 1972 XS2650

    Hey Xs's dependant people i'm Lickfold 28 years young new member from Portugal and here's my project as detailed as i can so hopefully you wizards can think with me and help me achieve less wrenches and more km's ! -1972 XS2 650 - HISTORY-> It's been 3 years of a love affair... Scrapyard...
  16. 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...
  17. T

    XS650 tracker build(first build)

    Hey Guys! purchased an old tired 1978 xs650 standard about a year and a half ago as my first bike. Used this bike to get my license, and rode it a good amount before getting tied up in other hobbies over the fall/early winter. after sitting for a few months, and friends making fun of my "POS"...
  18. muskallunge


    My 1978 xs650 hardtail chopper has been running rough after it warms up and I let’er rip on the highway, typically past half throttle. It seems like it starting doing it after I adjusted the cam chain tensioner. Carbs cleaned and didn’t change anything. The main jet size has been fine in the...
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    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...
  20. Grimmith

    Hard first gear clutch shift

    I was going to order a clutch repair kit from mikesxs because when i shift first through 3rd gear it hits kinda hard, especially in first gear. like sometimes it grinds a little when I'm trying to downshift. Unless I'm not supposed to down shift from 4th to 1st to slow down quickly if I have...