'77-'79 Standard In-Dash Voltmeter

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Don't have a 76 set but 74 was 140, 79 standard is 120.... Sorry about the mis-lead I don't think the Xs triples ever had that 76 gauge type they looked like the 77 on sets.

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My '78 is a 140, as depicted in post #1. Maybe Yamaha came to their senses in '79, lol.
 

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Who hasn't seen a dummy in parking lot looking at the speedo to "see how fast it goes"?
I quit doing top end runs about 30 years ago. The 81 CB900F would make it to 130 down hill, (Road America back straight). Think I saw 140 on the ZX14 but that was no where near top.....Couldn't sell that bike fast enough! Owned it about 3 weeks much longer and I wouldn't be here.
 
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From flea bay Advertised as 1976 XS650
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Another, note; these 76 gauges had a greenish background.

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Well, I guess I'll find out when Canada Post brings those gauges to the Disaster Central Workshop sometime in the next week or so, 'cause, I bought 'em!

PS - love that faux wood grain look on the '74 & '75 gauge cluster. Sort of Japan meets Ford Country Squire...esque! All that extra real estate just begs for someone to install a whole bunch of LED's idiot lights and extra gauges:
  • charge indicator
  • fuel pressure gauge
  • exhaust gas temp gauge
  • election seat safe indicator
  • round-counter for the dumb-cager warning/alert system
  • mach-meter
  • ......
 
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Hmmm - well, she has a 140 mph speedo which made sense to me because I don't think Canada went to km/hr speedos until around 1978 (Lucille is a 1976 C-model). Having said that 140 mph seems a little....optimistic...for an XS650, even a "racy" example like Lucille.

I would guess that the only time an XS650 ever hit 140 mph was if it fell off a cliff - and that wasn't the only thing it hit on that particular trip.

Can you tell me what the top speed on a US mph XS650 speedo would be? I know that the magazine tests listed a top speed of just around 100 mph (some a bit more and some a bit less) - so I would guess that 120 mph speedo would be a reasonable number.

However, she also has a 7500 rpm redline tach, which is correct for an XS650. I don't know what the redline was on an XS750 triple and I don't think that the 4-cylinder XS1100 came out till 1978-79. The two instrument faces appear to match in terms of colour and degree of fading - of which there is very little IMO, etc.

Anyhow, the mystery of Lucille and her spicy and mysterious past, deepens....

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G'day Pete,
The XS750 tachometer went to 8500RPM FWIW.
 

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G'day Geedubya - thanks for the info. I think that confirms that Lucille does have a genuine XS650 set of gauges.

That still does not explain why the brake lining indicator light is labelled "Oil".

Perhaps it's a typo.....:sneaky:
 

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G'day Geedubya - thanks for the info. I think that confirms that Lucille does have a genuine XS650 set of gauges.

That still does not explain why the brake lining indicator light is labelled "Oil".

Perhaps it's a typo.....:sneaky:

G'day Pete,

With these bikes being 40 years old they are like an old hooker.

Everyone has had a go at it!!!

My '76 had all sorts of stuff on it that was XS650 'coz every PO needed to replace something and if it was XS650 close enough was good enough.

My '76 s the US colour "French Blue" and I have had to change out many parts including the instruments.

It is only money LOL!!!

GW
 
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