MOTORCYCLE YAMAHA XS 650 SPECIAL For Sale






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Fixed price: 
US $1.500.00
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Last update: 
23.01.2017
Make:
Model: 
XS
Sub Model: 
XS 650 SPECIAL II
Item Location: 
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Type: 
Sport Bike
Exterior Color: 
Black
Engine Size: 
650
Warranty: 
Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Vehicle Title: 
Clear
For Sale By: 
Private Seller
Mileage: 
21,313
Year: 
1980










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Description MOTORCYCLE YAMAHA XS 650 SPECIAL

Overall Condition is Very Good, with less than 100 road miles annually for the past 5 years. Well maintained but will need a starter switch. Starts and runs well. Electric and kick starter both do the job. Several spokes need replaced and the blinker on one side currently does not light. Shifts and rides well. Minor maintenance required only. This bike never disappoints, it always starts and always gets where it's going.

HISTORY:

The
Yamaha 650cc was produced from around 1969 to 1983.  It is brutally reliable and fun to ride. The original 4-stroke motor design is rooted in the
Toyota 2000 GT engine which was designed by Yamaha.  Comparisons to the
classic British vertical twins, Triumph, BSA, Norton, et al, are not without
merit.  Early models were notoriously poor handlers, but had excellent
engines.  Around 1975, Percy Tait, renowned Triumph motorcycle engineer
and racer, tweaked the Yamaha 650 frame for his own racing team greatly
improving the handling characteristics.  Yamaha implemented his frame
modifications and made a good engine even better.


Today the Yamaha XS650 is one of the most
popular bikes in the UK and Europe, examples in good condition fetch well over
$2,000US.  The engine features 3 caged roller bearings on the crankshaft,
4 on the single overhead cam,  and needle bearings on the rocker arms.
 An electric starter and front disc brake were added in the 1972 XS and
an electronic ignition system in the 1980 model.  Through out the 650s
production life improvements were implemented and the last several models are
excellent bikes.  







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