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Posted 2 years ago

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I've got what I think is a 1971 t0 1974 Yamaha Xs650?
S/N (Y22-604647)
Engine marking reflects 604447

Does anyone help me identify the correct year make and model of this bike?

Thanks

Best Regards

Michael F Kuhl
720.203.7489
Michaelfkuhl1@gmail.com

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  1. Bikenstein Bikenstein, 2 years ago
    It may be a 50 but not a 650. I like the old bikes with those leading link front forks
  2. Myvintageyamaha1, 2 years ago
    Right, I guess it wouldn't be a 650. Does it look to be a 1971 or 74 to you?
  3. Bikenstein Bikenstein, 2 years ago
    I can do some research but I would say more like early to mid sixties
  4. Bikenstein Bikenstein, 2 years ago
    I think it is earlier than that. It is a 90cc Yt model I believe. If this link works try it. I'll keep lookin.

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=1960+yamaha++90&view=detail&id=F393FABDBD8004FFDEA02D4222E2AD4D6878A1CF
  5. Bikenstein Bikenstein, 2 years ago
    Nope, I think it's more like this 1965 YJ1 55cc bike and I'm gettin a deja vu on the fork deal. I don't know why they would use those forks when they already had telescoping ones.

    http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=A0PDoYDEhsZQPjkAXnyJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBlMTQ4cGxyBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1n?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3F_adv_prop%3Dimage%26va%3D1965%2BYJ1%2BYamaha%26fr%3Dyfp-t-701%26tab%3Dorganic%26ri%3D3&w=320&h=240&imgurl=3.bp.blogspot.com%2F-rYOTvQXZpI0%2FTn_y1--BK7I%2FAAAAAAAAArc%2F6JiOVcH6Acc%2Fs320%2F1965%2BYamaha%2BYJ1%2BRight%2BSide.JPG&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Foldmotodude.blogspot.com%2F2011%2F09%2Fmy-latest-barn-find-1965-yamaha-yj-1.html&size=37.6+KB&name=OldMotoDude%3A+My+Latest+Barn+Find%2C+%3Cb%3E1965+Yamaha+%3C%2Fb%3EYJ-1+55cc&p=1965+YJ1+Yamaha&oid=863cdb68890035ecb044b6d5bc006c02&fr2=&fr=yfp-t-701&tt=OldMotoDude%253A%2BMy%2BLatest%2BBarn%2BFind%252C%2B%253Cb%253E1965%2BYamaha%2B%253C%252Fb%253EYJ-1%2B55cc&b=0&ni=96&no=3&ts=&tab=organic&sigr=12hjo0ean&sigb=13d64jqdd&sigi=136lan50u&.crumb=gK/9D/Jw.FQ
  6. Myvintageyamaha1, 2 years ago
    Your AWESOME!!

    I really appriciate your knowledge and expertise!!!

    Wished I knew about the forks, Im learning, thanks to you.

    What approximate value would you say??

    Appriciate it!!

    Michael
  7. Bikenstein Bikenstein, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the undeserved compliment. I'm not the last word on values but I would say 3 to 600 in present condition. A complete restoration, 2 grand or better. Here is some info on leading and trailing link forks. They do have advantages over telescoping forks but also have disadvantages.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorcycle_fork
  8. Myvintageyamaha1, 2 years ago
    :) Im considering a restoration but may sale for someone else to restore. Again I appriciate your help on this, now I know what year make and model the bike is. With this info I can move forward. The link on the forks is very helpful too.

    Michael
  9. Bikenstein Bikenstein, 2 years ago
    Michael, you can get a lot of satisfaction restoring one of these and the engines are simple. There are yamaha clubs and forums online that can help. You should be able to find and download a service manual and parts manual to help. Thanks Bikenstein
  10. Myvintageyamaha1, 2 years ago
    Thats what Im thinking!! Would be a cool project. I'll do some more research and move forward. Thanks a bunch, Bikenstein!!

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