Search This Blog


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

My 1977 and 1980 Yamaha XS650s

My bone stock 1977 XS650 on left.  My 1980 XS650 Special based Street Tracker on the right.  Getting ready for a summer ride.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

1983 Yamaha IT490 out for first ride

I picked this up a few months ago.  I cleaned the gas tank and carb, and replaced the spark plug, added new gas and it fired right up.  I also replaced the cracked front wheel a few other other little items to make it rideable.  This morning I took it out to the local ORV park for a shakedown.  First thing that was obvious is that the bike is fast and I am not.  I spent a little over an hour scaring myself.  I plan do do it again next week. 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Mikuni Carb for Greeves 24MCS

Ethanol ate up the original O-Ring.  New O-Ring  for jet and flange procured from the local Yamaha dealer.