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A totally restored 1979 Yamaha XS650. Many thanks to it’s new owner, Steve Gibbons for sending me these pictures.

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  • Year: 1979
  • Decade: 1970s
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3 Responses to “1979 Yamaha XS650”

  1. Steve gibbons on March 2, 2017 @ 11:00 pm

    Sold this bike a few years ago and was totally gutted to hear that it had been written off!

  2. Saw your post and wanted to ask if you know how rare ‘79 classic xs650 is. I found one that was at the start of a cafe conversion and decided to restore it. I think I restored most of it except what they did to back grab. Seat is useless now. Shame

    • Nick Davenport on January 18, 2020 @ 7:21 pm

      Looks like you and I in the same boat. I bought this same year, make and type in 2019 after this guy tried to turn it into a cafe racer. It may have been a turnkey at one time; but, he did a number on her. The restoration is going slowly, but almost there. This guy did the same thing as your guy. So, the seat is useless (I’m gonna keep it as a backup for my ‘80 xs650 special which has same specs).

      The voltage regulator is trash and I’m replacing the points with new copper. Oh, and I gotta get a new title because this guy never got a title and neither did the mechanic who sold it to him. I have checked North America stolen databases & nothing comes up. So, I’m gonna put a mechanic lien on it & go from there.

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