Just Ride.

Should this ride thread be just a.... well, thread? Or should there be a dedicated Forum topic?

  • Yes, it's own topic in the Forums

    Votes: 19 90.5%
  • Nah... threads good enough.

    Votes: 2 9.5%

  • Total voters
    21
  • Poll closed .

bosco659

XS650 Guru
Top Contributor
XS650.com Supporter
Messages
1,584
Reaction score
3,500
Points
263
Location
Oakville, Ontario
Gonna start a build/restore thread?
I will reveal the new toy in a couple of days In a separate post. I’m keeping my fingers crossed there won’t be enough work needed to warrant a restoration thread. Pretty confident the mosquito population will be low in our yard this summer. 😃
 

teamWicked

Amatuer
Top Contributor
Messages
1,733
Reaction score
7,909
Points
513
Location
Sheboygan, WI
My bars are solid mounted, hence my resistance to ride much above 4500rpm. I do have new rubber bushings ordered and hope I can cludge them in before Ozarks.
20211230_195253.jpg
 

xjwmx

It's just the unknown.
Top Contributor
Messages
7,800
Reaction score
4,151
Points
313
Location
U.S.A.
A friend of mine is here from far away. He traveled here on two wheels. My 650 is off the rack and we’re riding this weekend.
View attachment 212798
It’s mostly stuff I posted before, so no pictures.
Haha! There was a time when I planned a trip to this particular crossroads for when the time was convenient. This is who he's talking about. Listen, learn, love. In the universe of non-manipulated classical reality, immeasurably more talented than a media creation who stole the song and made a fortune from it and continues to do so. Murdered by a jealous lover though, which is kind of an upbeat end maybe in a way...
 

jetmechmarty

Project collector
Top Contributor
XS650.com Supporter
Messages
5,389
Reaction score
15,172
Points
688
Location
Coldwater, Mississippi
My bars are solid mounted, hence my resistance to ride much above 4500rpm. I do have new rubber bushings ordered and hope I can cludge them in before Ozarks.View attachment 213037
I synced my carburetors yesterday. I have far less vibration today.
 

xjwmx

It's just the unknown.
Top Contributor
Messages
7,800
Reaction score
4,151
Points
313
Location
U.S.A.
3500 is about 55 mph. I wouldn't want to go a lot faster. That's about what I could survive in a high side, in my imagination...
 

teamWicked

Amatuer
Top Contributor
Messages
1,733
Reaction score
7,909
Points
513
Location
Sheboygan, WI
I synced my carburetors yesterday. I have far less vibration today.
Is that a adjustment by sound? I think my vacuum ports are between the carbs and I would have to disassemble. I understand the sync is adjusting the linkage (77). A search mention mentions vac gauges or manometer but I do not think I have access to the ports.
 

jetmechmarty

Project collector
Top Contributor
XS650.com Supporter
Messages
5,389
Reaction score
15,172
Points
688
Location
Coldwater, Mississippi
Is that a adjustment by sound? I think my vacuum ports are between the carbs and I would have to disassemble. I understand the sync is adjusting the linkage (77). A search mention mentions vac gauges or manometer but I do not think I have access to the ports.
I have a Morgan Carbtune. I was able to tweak mine without removing the tank utilizing a long thin blade screwdriver. What I do on my XS11 is remove the seat and turn the tank around backwards. You can do this with the 650 if your tank has two petcocks. The adjustment is between the carburetors.
1651238421221.png
 

bosco659

XS650 Guru
Top Contributor
XS650.com Supporter
Messages
1,584
Reaction score
3,500
Points
263
Location
Oakville, Ontario
I have a Morgan Carbtune. I was able to tweak mine without removing the tank utilizing a long thin blade screwdriver. What I do on my XS11 is remove the seat and turn the tank around backwards. You can do this with the 650 if your tank has two petcocks. The adjustment is between the carburetors.
View attachment 213286
I used one of these when I first got my bike. Nice tool. I have since bought a dial type synchronizer. Works ok but only had two gauges so I bought a Motion Pro liquid type manometer that has 4 banks. Need to try it out soon on the triple.
 

Boog

Traveling Stroyteller
Top Contributor
Messages
1,065
Reaction score
6,825
Points
513
Location
Dumfries Virginia
Speaking of fast; I have been testing the question of, "Can one ride an XS650 TOO fast?"

One can exceed the speed limit of course and be fined for such.

As mentioned above, vibrations intensify as one rides faster.

I can now add that an XS650 can ride too fast and blow the snap on visor off your cool retro helmet.
1651493291939.png

My Speedo says 65mph so I was around 75mph actual. I turned my head to verify the lane top the left was clear so I could merge and POOF! The visor took flight.
I slowed to about 55mph or so till the off ramp arrived about 6 miles away. I stopped at the first convenience store and bought a cheap pair of sunglasses for the rest of the ride into work.
So yes, one can ride an XS650 too fast for the moment...
 

WideAWAKE

Single Fins and Twin Cylinders
Top Contributor
Messages
619
Reaction score
1,659
Points
143
Location
California
First ride out, we did just over 55 miles.

A short putt to the coast and then a long back road loop back to towards to house and a final 8 mile stretch on the highway.

Runs like a top and is much tighter than I’d expected. Had a long open stretch of backroad and figured I’d give it a go. Smashed the 90mph mark on the speedo and still had more to give.

The rest of my ride was a steady cruise at 50/55.

My Saturday morning are usually spent at Jiujitsu but I hurt my shoulder so I took the day off for a relaxing ride.

Windy and a little overcast but always a good time. Even had some greenery left on the hills by the lake.

F0055180-F8B6-40B2-9A17-AD2799DD0389.jpeg

489DB044-F4F8-4921-8EC6-56E119B895E3.jpeg
6AE3726B-A595-4968-A85F-AD531092F1CE.jpeg
14F5D062-0E82-4852-8B77-AC9A3120D6BB.jpeg
 
Last edited:

Mailman

Hardly a Guru
Top Contributor
Messages
8,353
Reaction score
37,498
Points
688
Location
Surprise Az
First ride out, we did just over 55 miles.

A short putt to the coast and then a long back road loop back to towards to house and a final 8 mile stretch on the highway.

Runs like a top and is much tighter than I’d expected. Had a long open stretch of backroad and figured I’d give it a go. Smashed the 90mph mark on the speedo and still had more to give.

The rest of my ride was a steady cruise at 50/55.

My Saturday morning are usually spent at Jiujitsu but I hurt my shoulder so I took the day off for a relaxing ride.

Windy and a little overcast but always a good time. Even had some greenery left on the hills by the lake.

View attachment 213765
View attachment 213766View attachment 213768View attachment 213764

Awesome! I’m so glad you like it! It looks happy there! I hope you two have many adventures together! :D
 

650Skull

cry CRY BABY
Top Contributor
Messages
9,586
Reaction score
10,432
Points
688
Location
FNQ Australia
First ride out, we did just over 55 miles.

A short putt to the coast and then a long back road loop back to towards to house and a final 8 mile stretch on the highway.

Runs like a top and is much tighter than I’d expected. Had a long open stretch of backroad and figured I’d give it a go. Smashed the 90mph mark on the speedo and still had more to give.

The rest of my ride was a steady cruise at 50/55.

My Saturday morning are usually spent at Jiujitsu but I hurt my shoulder so I took the day off for a relaxing ride.

Windy and a little overcast but always a good time. Even had some greenery left on the hills by the lake.

View attachment 213765
View attachment 213766View attachment 213768View attachment 213764

You live in a beautiful place for riding. That scenery is something.
 
Top