Archive for April 2013

XS650: Hall of Fame?   Leave a comment

Believe – or not

Motorcycle Hall of Fame

Posted April 27, 2013 by xscafe in General, Manaul - Literature, Uncategorized

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XS650: Japanese TX650 (4E3) Parts Manual   Leave a comment

Japanese TX650(4E3) Parts Manual

1980. 447/model (4E3). Frame # 447-455101 – (447-457000) … Standard. BLR.

same year … parallel

1980. 3G5/model (4E4). Frame # 3G5-457101 – (3G5-470000) … Special. BLR/LGM.

1980 Japanese TX650 (4E3) … Parts Manual

 

Japanese TX650(4E3) Parts Manual

Posted April 26, 2013 by xscafe in Manual - Parts

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XS650: Troubleshooting Manual   Leave a comment

If you have ended here and not where you want to go – VOU HAVE A VIRUS ON YOUR COMPUTER … do us both a favour and scroll back to my blog post Virus. Please read this then do a search as suggested.

Yamaha Troubleshooting Manual

In 3 languages. English. French. German

Troubleshooting Manual

Yamaha Troubleshooting Manual

Trouble Shooting

– hopefully this can prove organic … comments and suggestions – correcting, extending
– an engine is basically an air pump – 4 stroke …  suck, squeeze, bang, blow
– add fuel, timing and spark = internal combustion engine
– break this system anywhere and you wont get much action

– so your engine turns over ? wont start
– what have you done ? what have you changed, altered, played with, unfixed ?
– air ? fuel ? spark ? …all in the correct ammount and moment ?
– don’t panic…turn the key and petcock/s off, step back …take a breath-deep, go do something you really enjoy for a couple of minutes…

  •  fuses ? kill switch ?
  •  battery ? 12.6 V ? put it on charge, brushes ? check charging system
  • power to coil/s ? points spark ? plugs ?
  • filters ?
  • fuel to carbs ? bowls ? cylinders ? floods ?
  • compression ? leak-down test ?

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  •    adjust your cam chain … can readjust warm once you get her running
  •       set your tappets
  •       set your points if you have them .. plugs

 

– once you get this far she should be at least spitting and farting enough to attempt setting your carbs …

  • if she wont idle, look for air leaks ? atu ? massage her pilot jet circuits
  • once you can get idle, do the idle speed screw/pilot air screw dance
  • smooth transition through to full throttle ?
  • synchronise

Electric Troubleshooting

Carburetor Troubleshooting

Starting System Troubleshooting

Engine Troubleshooting

Oil Troubleshooting

Clutch and Gearbox Troubleshooting

Frame Troubleshooting

XS650: Yamahauler   Leave a comment

Found this while rooting around in a pile of old mags.

ask Rod!

 

72 ad

 

72 ad

 

yamahauler

 

… contest …

 

… write-up …

 

… just hanging around …

 

In 74 Yamaha reignited an old flame. Toyota. The new Yamahauler.

 TOYOTA / YAMAHA CONCEPT TRUCK

74 Toyota

 

something a little special

 

in the book of wisdom

 

pickedup

 

75

 

79 Toyota

 

79

 

Tacoma

 

Tacoma

 

Tundra 2003

 

Yamahauler

 

Toyota and Yamaha.Hauling watercraft, snowmobiles, motorcycles and ATVs. As much fun as riding them — the Tundra Double Cab Toyota/Yamaha Concept Truck. 

  • Team Yamaha Blue/White paint.
  • Toyota/Yamaha Concept Truck logo. 
  • One-of-a-kind bumper guard, grille with skid plate. Tough. Stylish.
  • Donahoe Racing’s performance suspension. +2″. Off-road coil-over front shocks.
  • Bead-lock wheels from Walker Evans and Goodyear Wrangler MT/R 285/70R17 tyres. 
  • Non-slip bed – sprayed with LINE-X coating for protection and additional grip. 
  • Universal Engineering bed rack keeps motorcycles snug during transport.
  • A Toyota Racing Development, Inc. (TRD) supercharger helps haul the load. Up to seven pounds of boost. Maximum horsepower jumps from 240 to 353. Torque from 315 lb.-ft. to 359 lb.-ft, both at 5200 rpm.
  • TRD’s dual side exhaust provides improved breathing performance.
  • Custom designed leather seat covers and door panels from Bartlett Corporation in blue, black, and silver with the Yamaha logo.
  • DVD player and Nintendo GameCubein the back. Headrest screens provided
    by MECIS Wireless.
  • Rugged CoCo floor mats.

 

So … No … I don’t know

Where is it?

What happened to it?

What I do know though

This is not it.

.. Aftermath of crashing into the Kern River Gorge, California, Nov 10, 1974 (front shot) ..

 

looks like it hurt a little

 

Just some of the discrepencies.

  • Paint is wrong.
  • So are the graphics.
  • Where is the sunroof?
  • Extra side windows.
  • No roof vent.
  • Grille and front bumper don’t fit either.

Posted April 17, 2013 by xscafe in General

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XS650: 74 TX650A Supplementary Manual   Leave a comment

TX650A Supplementary Manual

 

74 TX650A Suplementary Manual

 

TX650A Supplementary Manual

Posted April 11, 2013 by xscafe in Manual - Supplementary

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XS650: Bell 500 Custom   Leave a comment

I like an open-face helmet

Simple    …    Bell style

Wind – in ya face

Good Shades

Peak – or not

Bob’s ya aunty

… one for the flat-track faction …

Bell Custom 500 …. “Hurricane”

 

1954. Roy Richter layed his first fiberglass helmet up. Bell ‘500’.

Bell Custom 500    …  updated  …

    • Custom fiberglass layup and EPS foam layer
    • quilted liner
    • Padded chin strap .. D-ring closing … Keeper
    • Low Profile … 1200 Grams
    • DOT Approved
    • Five-year warranty

Posted April 9, 2013 by xscafe in Frame - Design

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XS650: 77 XS650D Supplementary Manual   Leave a comment

XS650D Supplementary Manual

 

7 XS650D Supplementary Manual … 1T3 – 28197 – 10

 

XS650D Supplementary Manual

Posted April 9, 2013 by xscafe in Manual - Supplementary

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