XS 650 TIPS & TRICKS


HEADLAMP RESERVE LIGHTING UNIT

Is your headlamp playing up?

Does the little white idiot light flicker?

Has your XS 650 got one of these?                                     

You canít find a replacement?

Then donít despair all is not lost!

Just follow the recipe below & sleepless nights and hair loss will disappear.

Yamaha in their idyllic world came up with a ridiculous idea called a Reserve Lighting Device . The idea being that if your Dip-beam blew it would automatically switch the headlamp to Main-beam and illuminate the little white idiot light between the clocks to tell you that your dip-beam is out, as if you wouldnít know because you have just had a close encounter with a 40 ton, 60mph lump of steel called a juggernaut who you just blinded with your automatic main-beam.

If this device fails you will have no headlamp at all.

Anyway locate this offending device, usually under the seat behind the battery and unplug it, (early ones are black, later ones are grey ) then sling it over the nearest hedge, Now looking at the plug that comes from the loom connect the Blue/Black wire to the Blue/Yellow wire and normal headlamp operation & sanity is resumed.


SUMP FILTER

Has the brass gauze torn on your sump filter, well donít throw it away, wash it clean & make sure itís dry then repair the tear with a bead of araldite rapid adhesive, let it dry for a couple of hours, then hey presto as good as new and the repair will not come unstuck.


XS 650 PARTS LIST PHOTO COPIES

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If anybody would like photo-copy pages from this parts list I would be happy to email one or two pages at a time to you, I also have parts lists for XS650 D 1977 Roadster USA spec type 447.                       And XS650 SK 1983 Heritage Special USA spec type 5V4.


XS 650 WIRING DIAGRAMS

IN COLOUR

XS650D 1976          XS650SK 1983

 

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