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Old 03-09-2013, 09:00 AM   #1261
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The earlier 650s had a compression release on one cylinder, later ones didn't.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:09 AM   #1262
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Xs 650?

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OK.....I'm new to 650's and need to know this : I'm looking at an abandoned XS 650 with what looks like a compression release on the front left part of the motor ( sitting on the bike ). Is this a rare thing ?? This bike needs a total resto, but it's complete, no title, no keys, bad cables, etc. Turns over, 'tho. Any thoughts here ??, thanks in advance.
Yes, Thats rare. Mikes XS is good place to get parts for the 650. ED XS 650 Fan!!!
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:28 AM   #1263
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I'm back from the rally,
I sorted the clutch problems, glazing de-glazed, now running Castrol 4-T oil, & the springs were fine, going make it a 30,000km service must-do - DE-GLAZE the fibre plates

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a few photos from the weekend, only did 600kms but some of it is hard going - down to 40kph is places, not trying to fall off the edge!
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:48 AM   #1264
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No! That seems pretty short lived. How were the springs?

Steel plates & springs OK, fibre plates badly glazed, rough up with emery paper solved the problem,
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:22 AM   #1265
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Been pretty quiet here lately.


Got the old XS out of the shed this week. Painted the tank and added some cheap sportster mufflers. Also mounted a Shinko 705 on the front.




Without the weight of the sidecar the front end sits pretty high now I wish I could raise the rear an inch or two. Not sure how much more I can go without clearance issues with the swingarm. An hours work and it should be back on the road.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:37 PM   #1266
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Been pretty quiet here lately.


Got the old XS out of the shed this week. Painted the tank and added some cheap sportster mufflers. Also mounted a Shinko 705 on the front.
Without the weight of the sidecar the front end sits pretty high now I wish I could raise the rear an inch or two. Not sure how much more I can go without clearance issues with the swingarm. An hours work and it should be back on the road.

Can you give a report on how that tyre goes on the front,
always looking @ another option for the front
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:26 PM   #1267
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What model years had the spoke wheels and dual front disks?
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:32 PM   #1268
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I have 705s 0n my XS. We have mostly sand around here and they track pretty well. Not the smoothest running tire on the blacktop but they do a pretty good job there to. But hey I own an xs650 I wouldn't know what to do with something that didn't vibrate.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:00 AM   #1269
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What model years had the spoke wheels and dual front disks?


In Australia it was XS650C '76 onwards, although I have seen '75s with fork legs ready for a second disc
Unsure about other countries
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:15 AM   #1270
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I have some...

I have several XS650s in various stages of build. One '81 street tracker on the road.
Great bike, made better when modified, esp suspension.

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Old 03-30-2013, 07:16 AM   #1271
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I have 705s 0n my XS. We have mostly sand around here and they track pretty well. Not the smoothest running tire on the blacktop but they do a pretty good job there to. But hey I own an xs650 I wouldn't know what to do with something that didn't vibrate.

What's the wear factor like?,
just looking I'd have thought they'd be good in sandy stuff but what about mud?
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:41 PM   #1272
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Don't have allot of miles on them yet so it's to early to say. I haven't noticed any unusual wear. Also haven't tried them in the mud.
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:15 PM   #1273
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Don't have allot of miles on them yet so it's to early to say. I haven't noticed any unusual wear. Also haven't tried them in the mud.

Keep us posted on the mud factor
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:04 AM   #1274
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Not on an XS but on a heavier XV 920, I got something like 13,500 miles on the front and still have plenty of rubber left. I'm going to replace it though, there's some cupping. And at $50.00 ,cheap enough not to stress over.



As for mud, well , I didn't have very good luck here.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:28 AM   #1275
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That had to be fun to pick up. Bike looks like it would be a blast on a gravel road.
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