Originally Posted by hunter_greyghost
Maybe brushes in the starter are a bit on the worn side, I have to do mine in 'Kenny' too while I've got the motor out, couldn't get new brushes last time I looked in MikesXS - out of stock, thanks for the reminder!
The disengaging is probably the starter cogs & spring in behind the clutch basket, check it out while you're in there, get them from MikesXS too
As for the springs, I'm just thought I'd wack new ones in & chuck the olds into the spares bin after checking their tension - good for a solo ride if needed, could always do the 'old' trick of packing washers in to get out of trouble,
Yep, that extra weight sure tests an XS out, still pulls like a train though!
Hi, Baza!! Go over to the Thumpers link. Go to the the Yamaha XT500 thread. There was a ride over in Holland, just for XT500 TT600s, and a XS650 motor XT500!! Check it out!! Look it the video, there the XS650 XT500 bike going great on the ride!!! ED XS 650 FAN!!