1980 Yamaha XS650 Special.Matte blue.Clear title in my name.20,000 miles.Parallel twin cylinder.Bought this with no title as a non-running project last year. Have spent some time and money making it my own and getting in riding condition. See the before photos as well. The tank had a lot of damage.
Work performed includes:Rebuilt carburetorsRebuilt front caliper & master cylinderNew petcockNew spark plugsNew air filtersNew batteryNew windscreenNew handlebarsNew gripsNew bar end mirrorsNew adjustable shocksNew fork gaitersNew fork seals & oilNew LED turn signals all aroundFlashing strobe brake lightSwing arm license plate mountOil changed with new filter and strainerWrapped exhaustHooped rear frame and new seat made to fit
Valve train is noisy at startup but I think that’s pretty common on this parallel twin engine. They quiet down after about 30 seconds when the oil circulates through the top end. Valves have been checked and are in spec.
All lights work as does the electric and kick start. Tank is clean inside.Tires are in good condition.
Overall, this is a cool classic bike that runs and rides very well. It’s not a show bike. Along with the work that’s been done, it has some patina is not perfect. So keep that in mind that it is a 42 year old machine. A great back road runner. It’s just time to pass it on and free up some space.
I have tried to describe the bike to my fullest capability but despite that, feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Here is a video of some riding clips.https://youtu.be/sNtXTYmIr5s
Located in South Shore, KY
Willing to help out with shipping at buyer’s expense. Local pickup is also available. Obviously, the bike will not be released until all funds have cleared. Willing to discuss payment method options with buyer to avoid fees on both of us.
Full payment is due within 12 hours of listing close.
Thanks for looking.
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