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well the N+1 rule strikes again..

well last night i got yet another bike >.> so now im up to 6 bikes 1 three wheeler and an electric moped xD
got a 1979 yamaha xs650 special in fairly good shape

things its going to need (hit me up if you have any of this laying around)

gas cap
tires
kickstand spring
battery
might change out the handle bars and mounts
gas tank badges
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I thought it was the N-1 rule where N=the number of bikes for your significant other to leave you?

Nice looking bike!
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I thought it was the N-1 rule where N=the number of bikes for your significant other to leave you?

Nice looking bike!
lol not when your gay and got your husband into riding more bikes = more riding options lol

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well started going thru it a bit this morning... carbs are going to need to be pulled and gone thru (kinda expected that) they are getting no flow at all so probably have stuck floats. and has no spark so guessing the coils are shot ..... good compression tho. 145ish on the left and 140ish on the right

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Where do you store your cars? Or perhaps you don't have any :-)
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Where do you store your cars? Or perhaps you don't have any :-)
in the driveway xD got a truck(78 gmc k25) van (99 grand caravan) and car (15 spark)

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You should put some project videos of this on your youtube channel!
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ya i might have to do that

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I have a 1981 Yamaha SR185 that needed a new gas cap. I found one that fit on amazon for about 20 bucks and I was able to swap pieces with the original gas cap so I could use the same key. Searching google, you might be able to do something similar as there are lots of gas caps for that model for 20-30 bucks.

That looks like it will be a fun bike once you get it running.
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I have a 1981 Yamaha SR185 that needed a new gas cap. I found one that fit on amazon for about 20 bucks and I was able to swap pieces with the original gas cap so I could use the same key. Searching google, you might be able to do something similar as there are lots of gas caps for that model for 20-30 bucks.

That looks like it will be a fun bike once you get it running.
ya ive found them for $17-20. and ya it should be tho i dont know if i will keep it or try to sell it... my garage is starting to get a bit full lol

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I think it was 1970 I went to Yamaha's first USA showing of the 650 in Houston TX-it was racing green, drum front brake with rubber plugs that could be removed for better cooling-that was one good looking bike-they had demo's couldn't wait to get on it- than couldn't wait to get off it-to this day I never rode any Japanese bike that vibrated more-it was right up there with an iron head Harley Sportster-but it was good looking
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Good find, that ol' XS looks to be in pretty decent shape. They are still pretty popular with the "build-it" crowd, I believe. Should bring you a pretty penny if you decide to sell. No spark? Check the kill switch before you buy a coil. Could be a faulty switch killin' your spark. 1979 is (most likely) electronic ignition instead of points/condenser, but you never know till you look.
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Good find, that ol' XS looks to be in pretty decent shape. They are still pretty popular with the "build-it" crowd, I believe. Should bring you a pretty penny if you decide to sell. No spark? Check the kill switch before you buy a coil. Could be a faulty switch killin' your spark. 1979 is (most likely) electronic ignition instead of points/condenser, but you never know till you look.
well if i can find a coil for a good price i plan to replace it anyway. the one on it now the wires are i bit stiff and the plug boots are a bit broken. i dont really plan on this being a quick to get done project and part of me would rather just sell it but we will see. i have it posted on offer up for 1500 obo as is now. so if you know anyone that wants it let them know

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well decided to tear into the yami a bit today seeing as its my day off and nice out... have to say the air box was one of the easiest ive had to remove. two bolts and a clam was all that held it in and bam they were off the carbs started to tear into and as usual they were loads of fun to remove. once removed the bowls didnt look bad jets looked fine , removed the floats and valve (wasnt getting fuel when i removed the bowl plugs and OMG there was so much crap in there... had to separate the carb to clean it all out and the T peace that was fully plug full of crap.... now i bet fuel will flow fine.. now the only issue im still having is no spark

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well ok i guess it does have spark , just needed to have a battery hooked up to it. once battery was hooked up it kicked right over and went zroom!!!!!! now just need to get a battery, tires, and a gas cap and go thru the brakes and its ready to be on the road again

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