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Can someone help me confirm if I have a Tx650. Also I would like to spray bike in original colour which I thought would be blue but scratching under current paint it looks orange?? Side covers also don’t seem to be Tx
73TX650 also had Pearl Yellow Gold as a 73TX colour. I think this was more of a non US colour.
And Yes yours looks like a TX650. The tank is a different shape to the 70-72 XS650's. Also the big change was to the front brake rotor, forks and hub. 73 Rotor is a straight bolt on to the hub rotor that is used on the 73-76 TX/XS650's
On the 72 the rotor and hub are 2 parts that set into each other and can't be used on any other bike separately.
Mailman's 72 XS2 shows the Rotor and hub
Post #'s 545/548.
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Thanks for reply’s. Engine and frame numbers match s650217183 and I agree that the tables at the beginning of this thread don’t seem to go up to this number? I know the history of this bike to a point. It was my fathers who passed away 30 years ago and the bike has sat in the back barn on our farm in Tasmania rusting away . Mum recently decided to sell up so I had the bike sent over to nz. Thought it would be a good sentimental project. Unfortunately it has no papers, they were either lost or Dad never had any to begin with.
Interesting about the yellow as a first coat under red,makes sense still thought I might have seen some original paint somewhere? Photos of bike are as dad had it 30 years ago
This chart is from, theXScafe blog. member INXS, (vernon), made this up himself from his information he collected. With your bike being 78 past the cut off number on this chart, would most likely be right, and the chart wrong. There is no guarantee that 21700 is set in stone. Vernon asks on his site for any information to confirm or information that may differ to help make it more accurate.
I have done a lot of vin and model,information collecting, from members on this site to help with this. I colour coded what i found out and in the PDF version, (posted in post #1), i have tags next to models i have confirmed.
On this chart it has the US and Canada getting the TX650 then it also has other as getting them as well. Other would include Australia and NZ.
It is Most likely the Vin no's on the 73 TX where consecutive world wide and there was no separate set of Vin #'s for different countries.
This did definatly started in 75 when the European models got different internals in there motor. Before that is still a bit vague and there appears to be some confusion..........
Here is a colour abbreviation chart for the XS650