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  1. xschris replied to the thread My XS400 "restore".

    Clears can peal and or turn yellow. It's just how things are when you deal with aluminum. It's the reason why the later bikes had a lot...

    Jun 19, 2019 at 1:13 PM
  2. xschris replied to the thread idle question.

    How long of a ride was that?

    Jun 19, 2019 at 1:08 PM
  3. xschris replied to the thread New bike for a friend.

    I would just wipe up as much as you can.

    Jun 19, 2019 at 1:07 PM
  4. xschris replied to the thread My XS400 "restore".

    The only problem with having them that polished is that if they ever get wet or go through a warm and cold cycle they will end up all...

    Jun 19, 2019 at 1:04 PM
  5. xschris replied to the thread My XS400 "restore".

    https://www.mikesxs.net/yamaha-xs650-gas-cap-seal-to-fit-76-84-650-s.html Cap seal. This should fit.

    Jun 16, 2019 at 6:28 PM
  6. xschris replied to the thread My XS400 "restore".

    Yes side covers are also painted but shows a little different because it's on plastic. Yours are not stock paint. Looks like a bad...

    Jun 16, 2019 at 3:10 PM
  7. xschris replied to the thread My XS400 "restore".

    I know a lot of people that have gone to paint shops asking for what ever they had left over to paint there tanks for cheap.

    Jun 16, 2019 at 9:22 AM
  8. xschris replied to the thread Rubber slugs in head fins?.

    Very. It helps keep vibration down in the motor. Make sure they go in the same places they came out of. I have never found new ones of...

    Jun 16, 2019 at 9:08 AM
  9. xschris replied to the thread Oil pressure light always on.

    no just what's in the crank bearing oil feed galley. Maybe 4-6 fl oz. Same as removing that bolt next to it.

    Jun 16, 2019 at 9:05 AM
  10. xschris replied to the thread My XS400 "restore".

    The 80G only came in one color NEW CATALINA BLUE was what yamaha called it. You would need that paint code as you wont find a match in...

    Jun 16, 2019 at 9:03 AM
  11. xschris replied to the thread My XS400 "restore".

    c is valve stem seals, d I think is dip stick o-ring, a is tappet cover o-rings, I think e is the right side rocker shaft o-ring. There...

    Jun 16, 2019 at 8:57 AM
  12. xschris replied to the thread Oil pressure light always on.

    Mine all go off a soon as the motor turns over a few revolutions. Even if I kick it once.

    Jun 15, 2019 at 7:03 PM
  13. xschris replied to the thread My XS400 "restore".

    Sure would. Problem these days is people over the years replace with aftermarket stuff or the wrong stuff making it hard to know what's...

    Jun 15, 2019 at 6:58 PM
  14. xschris liked SoulMan's post in the thread My XS400 "restore".

    On that note it would make a parts bike that Is mostly complete a gold mine

    Jun 15, 2019 at 6:57 PM
  15. xschris replied to the thread My XS400 "restore".

    I have always found the OEM parts even used are usually far better than anything else. Fit and quality are perfect, always. No mods...

    Jun 15, 2019 at 4:04 PM