Yamaha xs 650

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Tug
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Yamaha xs 650

Post by Tug » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:38 pm

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this bike vibrates like no other, traveling at 60MPH i get pins and needles, open it up to over 90 and the world feels as if its coming to an end!

not for everybody i know but i am loving it

tug

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Re: Yamaha xs 650

Post by Newtsalad » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:47 pm

Brilliant! Must make a final push to get the XL350 on the road! :D

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Re: Yamaha xs 650

Post by bikerbaker » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:12 pm

Really nice!

The bike every 650 Triumph owner in the Seventies wished they had bought instead!

Myself included. :lol:

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Re: Yamaha xs 650

Post by boofbee » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:16 pm

Blimey no wonder you're getting pins and needles. That seat is minimal. Has it had the top end worked on?

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Re: Yamaha xs 650

Post by horobags » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:08 pm

try some of these for the vibes, they are exellent.
http://www.grip-puppy.co.uk/
great bike by the way.

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Re: Yamaha xs 650

Post by loadedtoad » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:49 pm

I once had a Kawasaki 750 twin in the workshop that was almost unrideable from vibration
After an engine strip down previous owner had put the balance countershaft in 180 Degrees out !

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Re: Yamaha xs 650

Post by Tug » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:19 am

boofbee wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:16 pm
Blimey no wonder you're getting pins and needles. That seat is minimal. Has it had the top end worked on?
it's had a 707 big bore, and the 650 always was a vibrating bike due to the two pistons traveling together, this one however has had all the rubbers removed which would have helped a bit. and yes the seat is very minimal

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Re: Yamaha xs 650

Post by Tug » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:27 am

loadedtoad wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:49 pm
I once had a Kawasaki 750 twin in the workshop that was almost unrideable from vibration
After an engine strip down previous owner had put the balance countershaft in 180 Degrees out !
many moons ago i did have a 750 twin kwaka, but i don't think there is any problem with the 650 besides it is what it is, i also have a triumph 5TA that does not vibrate as much.

if i park the XS on its side stand and leave it running on tick over it will shake rattle and roll just like the old XT500 used to do.

its part of the appeal, also makes me appreciate my gsx1400 as that rides like a rocket powered flying carpet.

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Re: Yamaha xs 650

Post by bikerbaker » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:37 am

Tug wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:27 am

if i park the XS on its side stand and leave it running on tick over it will shake rattle and roll just like the old XT500 used to do.

its part of the appeal, also makes me appreciate my gsx1400 as that rides like a rocket powered flying carpet.
That made me smile! If I leave the Buell running on the sidestand on a very slight download slope it falls over! Also makes me appreciate how smooth the F800 is (apart from handlebar vibrations).

Both bikes have ducted cooling fans which can result in SNS Syndrome as well. :lol:

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Re: Yamaha xs 650

Post by mrvon » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:18 pm

Hi
great bike :D
Just needs a mono conversion ;)
Regards

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