1976 Yamaha XS650

Discussion in 'WERA Vintage' started by james walker, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. james walker

    james walker beat down, broken & busted

    This thing is set up and ready to go. About the only thing it needs is a paint job and a front fender (which I have plans to buy and mount if it sits here much longer) and maybe some seat foam (which I may have lying around somewhere). It is currently primed and ready to paint, which I had planned to do and may still but the price will obviously be a little more. 'Currently have too many projects and too little time. Asking $3500


    more pics here on the Craigslist ad.
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  2. 90kacoupe

    90kacoupe Novice seeking Help

    What has been done to the motor that is in the bike?

    750 kit?

    Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
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  3. james walker

    james walker beat down, broken & busted

    750 kit, no on the rephase...the bike comes with a complete sep. motor (in pieces) that I pulled down to send the crank off but ran out of time/motivation, 59A Web cam and PVL ignition.

    from the craigslist ad:

    1976 Yamaha XS650 race bike (with Kentucky title)
    Motor and work was done by Mike Wells at MWR Racing in Kentucky
    1980 XS engine but has the pre-1980 7 plate clutch
    Venolia 81mm pistons and Wiseco rings, 10.5:1 compression
    #59A Web cam
    R/D valve springs
    Stock size valves
    Head was ported for a 671cc motor
    Stock bottom end/crank
    PVL ignition
    Omars exhaust
    Stainless front brake lines
    Adjustable clip-ons
    Aluminum rear sets
    Race Tech front springs and emulators
    MikesXS fork caps
    Progressive rear shocks
    Tapered head bearings
    Welded/reinforced/lightened frame, I cut just over 5lbs. of brackets, tabs and mounts off the frame
    Fresh Continental ContiRoadAttack2 CR race tire (couple sessions)
    New Continental ContiRoadAttack2 CR rear 130 race tire
    Aluminum rims with fresh black powder coating, shouldered front, standard rear
    Stainless spokes/nipples
    New wheel bearings
    Bronze swing arm bushings
    New brake pads, front and rear
    New Sprocket Specialists 520 sprockets (1)front and (2)rear
    New 520 chain
    Steering damper
    Brand new Airtech XS race body work (with stainless fasteners) and fiberglass tank with custom Aluminum flip up filler cap - the bodywork alone was $1100 (the tank itself was $500)
    Gustafsson XS windscreen
    Custom fabricated bodywork/seat mounts
    Hughs Handbuilt brand upper engine mount
    Hughs Handbuilt brand front rear engine mounts
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  4. james walker

    james walker beat down, broken & busted

  5. Duck150

    Duck150 Well-Known Member

    Give you 10 cases of your favorite cheap beer ....
  6. james walker

    james walker beat down, broken & busted

    ...and $3450.00
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  7. Jay Hodge

    Jay Hodge Well-Known Member

    I'm interested. PM sent.

  8. CharlieY

    CharlieY Well-Known Member

    Walker puts together some really nice bikes
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  9. Duck150

    Duck150 Well-Known Member

    Cool bike... I rode it ....
  10. CharlieY

    CharlieY Well-Known Member

    Price drop :Poke::Poke::)
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  11. Duck150

    Duck150 Well-Known Member

    Yea sure...CY... last thing you were on was in your dreams ........ha ha ....
  12. CharlieY

    CharlieY Well-Known Member

    Sad but true dougie....little 1 bdrm shack with no bikes since 2015....BUT....

    What does that have to do with you touching Walkers bike and the value drops? :)

    I do miss you guys in a slap-happy-three-stooges-kina-way:beer:

    Good luck with the sale....I'll say it again...Walker puts together some really nice bikes:clap:
  13. james walker

    james walker beat down, broken & busted

    Still FS. Someone give this girl a new home.
  14. joec

    joec brace yourself

    That bike is awesome. Oohh the rehase potential....
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  15. james walker

    james walker beat down, broken & busted

    I have a complete (disassembled) separate motor that's included with the bike. :)

    I tore it down to the crank to send off to be rephased but life/work got in the way and the whole thing was sidelined. :/
  16. james walker

    james walker beat down, broken & busted

    If I hit the lottery anytime soon and can retire.....
  17. james walker

    james walker beat down, broken & busted

    'Family stranded...on the corner at Walmart...need gas to get home...and cigarettes and beer.

    $3K? Someone buy this girl.
  18. 83BSA

    83BSA Well-Known Member

    Too bad it is not British . . . . That's a smokin' deal . . . .


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  19. boogiesg

    boogiesg Well-Known Member

    How in the hell have you not sold this yet?
  20. boogiesg

    boogiesg Well-Known Member

    Maybe we were wrong about the whole unpainted potential thing, James. Maybe curious potential buyers have no imagination. This bike is about a $200 away from looking like this.

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