View Full Version : Back after a year xs650 build

02-25-2017, 7:55 AM
Sold my two sportsters last year out of work due to breaking my hand working on one of them sportsters picked up a 78xs650 two days ago and dove back in hard
Plans are sweet and simple the bikes 90% where I envision mine to be just have to add the final touches and get this no fuel issue situated

I'm getting fuel into the float bowls cleaned all jets and passages will do again when I get off work just not getting fuel to the cylinders,if I let it sit a bit I'll get a quick 5sec run on her then dies out

Plans include
Weld On Rear Fender Mount
6" Wide Raw Steel Ribbed Bobber Fender
TC Bros. Kickback DIY Sissy Bar Kit
TC Bros. 7/8" Bootlegger Handlebars
Pillion Pad Passenger Seat
Adding a front brake
And riding the piss out of it in sunny south Florida

02-26-2017, 4:49 PM
That's cool. :cool: XS650's kick ass !!

02-26-2017, 8:08 PM
Ran through the carbs more times then I care to mention. got it running finally, well on one cylinder so hash that issue out next.i need to drill out the plugs and strip it down farther, then attempt to sync them up. Also found out the po upgraded to the pamco setup which is a plus

03-01-2017, 8:52 AM
Are you confident your floats are set correctly? That would be my first instinct.

03-01-2017, 5:12 PM
To be honest I'm not sure they are I'll check that as I went through them completely last night still same issue
Set cam chain and valves today so I'll check float height tonight also got a delivery had my oldest little helper lend a hand briefly for a pic

03-03-2017, 6:30 PM
Nothing major in the last view days got my fender and sissy bar tacked up had a wire meltdown on the hack starter switch haven't had a moment to get into the carbs, got my little helper out to do a compression test with me 120-125 both cylinders cold and dry test off the kick
Left side 75489
Right side 75490

03-23-2017, 6:11 PM
been awhile for the updates, got the carbs cleaned out and set proper fired up first kick:cool::cool:ran for about 5 minutes then fell on its face and refused to start again, started from scratch cam chain valves carbs wiring ugh no dice. well 75839 yup the atu plate was torn apart and no cam locating pin in sight tossed a new one in and shes purring like a beaver.....need to tidy up the wiring and finish redoing the rear drum and its stripped down for paint

03-25-2017, 6:58 PM
Couple 12 hour days and she's just about done75854
Wanted to take her out tonight but my taillight decided to crap out