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Yes I am missing that washer. I’ll have to see if I have something that will fit in there. is the left lever the correct one for my ‘76? ThxIt appears you're missing the flat washer under the large e-clip. The '79-'80 kicker is my fav. Yamaha gave the arm a slight inward curve so it folds into the bike tighter. It is also still the large foot type. In '81, Yamaha made the whole thing skinnier, the arm, the foot, everything. It's not as easy to get a good kick with this late style skinny kicker.
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IMHO, the more original, the better. This trend in vintage vehicles isn't going away. You can restore something an infinite number of times, it's only original once.Hi, I'm pretty new to the forum. I just acquired two XS650's both in running condition. One is a 1977 (which is the same year, model and color as my first motorcycle bought new my senior year of high school) and the other is a 1978 Standard. Both bikes are complete and the '77 came with an NOS tank and Exhaust system. The '78 has brand new rims and tires. I bought these from different people and I am the third owner of the '77 and the second owner of the '78. I can verify that for the '78 because the owner gave me the original title issued to him in 1978. I can only take the word for the owner of the '77 that he was the second owner. I am struggling with the best course of action for these bikes from a value standpoint and a practicality standpoint. Originally I was going to put the NOS parts on the '77 but the more I think about it, since it's a true survivor, with original everything including seat and tires I hate to start putting new parts on it. One thought it so put the factory new tank and exhaust on it and save the original parts. The '78 will probably end up as the one I drive more, so I'm fine with having after-market rims and new tires on it. I want to "show" the '77 and don't know whether it would be better as a excellent condition survivor or a museum quality restored bike, with some new parts. Any thoughts you guys have would be greatly appreciated, I would sincerely like to know what you guys would do with these two bikes.
Be careful; 30-40mph +- maxGoing to top up my battery and take my 76 650 out for a ride. First time in years it has been back on the road.
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Oh, I will. I have a loop ride that I take. I'v had it running for some time and just got the tags for the old girl yesterday. Been recovering from shoulder surgery and just got the clearance to go out and play. Need to bleed the brakes on my RE Interceptor and gas up the Commando and give them all a short ride.Be careful; 30-40mph +- max
Does that Magura give you a better/longer pull on the clutch cable to achieve neutral easier when sitting still?Not a big win but got my Magura clutch lever powder coated. Now everything “matches”. Sorry for the bad “after” photo’s. The powder coat job was nice. Smears on the lever are from grease on my hands. Bike is now ready to roll! Come on spring!
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