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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: 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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XS650: XS650C Supplementary Manual   Leave a comment

XS650C Supplementary Manual


XS650C Supplementary Manual

XS650C Supplementary Manual

Posted March 14, 2013 by xscafe in Manual - Supplementary

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XS650: Dreaming   Leave a comment

These bikes are becoming popular. With good reason. There are downsides however. Availability of quality parts. Pricing.

Some people are simply dreamers. Found this on US ebay. $249.99. A bargain. If you’re looking for chicken lip socks.


I bought 2 of these in January. £20 for both. Acceptable.

Yes people. You’ve just been …

A cool Japanese version. I want (to see them live.)

But. Hey. While we’re all being screwed – Why not have a party?

Posted May 19, 2012 by xscafe in Manual - Supplementary

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XS650: XS1B Supplementaly Manual   Leave a comment

Picked this up a while ago. Was amused to discover it ran in and out of accent.

XS1-B Supplementaly Manual


XS1B Supplementaly Manual


XS1-B Supplementaly Manual


  • service data
  • front shock upgrade
  • wiring diagram


Posted May 13, 2011 by xscafe in Manual - Supplementary

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XS650: XS2 Supplementary Manual   Leave a comment

XS2 Supplementary Manual/TX650


XS2 Supplementary Manual 1972

XS2 Supplementary Manual/TX650

  • front disc brake
  • electric starter
  • front wheel
  • wiring diagram

Posted May 12, 2011 by xscafe in Manual - Supplementary

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XS650: Manuals   Leave a comment

When I first started playing with these ladies I went out and bought myself a manual – Haynes. Made my eyes sore. Print far too fine. Badly printed on paper so absorbant, it spread. Cheap n nasty.

I have others.  Clymer, Chilton, Clinton, some in Dutch, some German. None  particularly good. Many not even coming close.  I like manuals – Basics aren’t a problem –  Every machine has its idiosyncracies tho’.  I know I do (and no manual).


… … HaJo Pahl … vibrates even in print


In truth I guess the best manual I’ve found isn’t accessible in english.  Luckily I read German. HaJo Pahl on the XS650 motor:  ‘Der XS650 Motor-Aufbau und Funktion’ . Explains the components as functioning entities. Details the weaknesses and wear points. I translated most of this book for myself, and even spoken to him about publishing an English version but he didnt see the advantage. Schade. Accessible online. In German. Reading only – great pictures.


… XS1 – It all started here


Over the years I’ve assembled a collection of original Yamaha Manuals, Supplementary Manuals and Information Booklets. Superior. Mostly great printing. Better quality pictures. Original US versions  are for me better – in English – A4 format.

European versions are in 3 languages. Lower quality reproduction. Smaller.

No preference. I like the last. XS650SJ-SK.


… XS650SJ/SK – the last XS models


Or go here to Yamaha. You can order the original manuals new. How’s that?

The German XS650 site has accessible online a manual for XS650E including later supplements – in english…also found at knucklebuster or


… XS1, XS2, TX650, TX650A Service Manual 1970-74

… XS650B Service Manual 1975

… XS650E Service Manual plus Supplements

… XS650SJ/K Service Manual

Some Parts Manual breakdowns.


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Yamaha Parts also has many parts manuals online..scroll down in the left bar to XS/TX 650 Manuals