XS650 Chopper Do It Yourself Library

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What year is your bike? – xs650 Model Year Identification Chart


Info on xs650 Weld-On Hardtail Frame’s

See bending-tube-the-cheap-way

Extended swingarm Rebuilding front end – LOWER YOUR XS650 FORKS

swap Forward Controls Mid controls for very little money


XS650 Short Style Breather Modifications

Overhaul Gasket Set torque specifications on XS650’s

Pedal to the metal – kicker mod for low bucks


Overdrive Gear Rebuilding the Clutch Removing the xs650 starter motor

Kickstart mod Steel Rear Sprocket – 30Tooth– Smaller Rears & Larger Fronts move engine vibration away from Highway cruising speeds.

motorcycle chopper chain tensioner!

Fuel Carb

xs 650 Mikuni VM Roundslide Carb

Stock xs650 Mikuni Carb F.A.Q.” Carb Guide in PDF format.

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Electrical problems? Solutions.

XS650 chopper wiring diagrams, etc.

regulator/rectifier combo with points wiring diagram

Charging System Trouble Shooting

Yamaha xs650 Banshee magneto swap Pamcopete Yamaha XS650 Ignition System


XS Your Brake Calipers…

Interchangeable Brakes


Interchangeable Wheels Harley rear wheel Front xs650 hub laced to a 21 inch hoop

How to lace a wheel from scratch.


Aluminum Polishing

Bending tube the cheap way

The Best (homemade) Bike Table Ever

How To: Refresh an old speedometer

650 Central. tech/tips

Clean your Motorcycle gas tank sacrificial anode – Ken French’s Electrolysis Setup:

wikipedia- Yamaha XS 650 Model History (No mention of the aftermarket chopper/ street tracker or café racers?)





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