Yamaha XS650 Classic Restoration. Flat tracker Cafe Racer

Price: £1,200.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Winchester Hampshire, United Kingdom
Model: Yamaha
Type: xs
Year: 1978
Mileage: 22,956
Engine size: 650
Gears: Five-speed manual
Start type: Combo
Drive type: Chain
Contact seller: Contact form

Welcome to the Motorcycle Emporium

Classic Motorcycle Imports based in Winchester Hampshire

Yamaha XS650

Frame Number. 2FO 007545

Engine Number: 2FO 007545

All of our stock is imported so this motorcycle will require registration in the UK. All import duties are paid and we provide all necessary import documentation. the bike is registered on the NOVA database. please see below for the simple step buy step guide on how this is done.

I am an unashamed fan of a good parallel twin; it is a configuration that delivers low down useable torque in spades which makes for easy riding seldom experienced on a multi. In my view the XS650 is one of the best all round classic Japanese motorcycles. practical. affordable and by the later models. such as this. they offer excellent handling characteristics to boot. It is these characteristics that make these machines so popular for conversion to flat trackers and caf? racers.

As you can see in the photographs this is a largely complete and original motorcycle. although it is a bit tatty round the edges. This is an ideal winter project either for restoration to a nice standard XS or a special build.

The bike is still finished in the original Yamaha green paint work it does have chips. marks and scrapes as can be seen in the pictures. The tank is clean inside; the right hand side panel is damaged. The chrome work is relatively clean and tidy; the exhaust is an after market two into one system. The wheels are the original alloy items. the spokes are tight. the rims are undamaged and will polish up nicely. both the front and rear tyres are close to new.

The seat appears to be original and it is in reasonable shape although there are some minor tears and nicks in the cover. the base is solid and in good order. the locking catch is missing as can be seen in the picture.

We have had the bike running and the engine does smoke heavily so it will need some investigation and work.  

The front brake is not working. it might be a case of bleeding the system or a replace master cylinder. the rear brake is in working order.

We would like to recommend a great suppler of XS parts. I have dealt with this company many times for my own XS650 www. heidentuning. com

Please review the pictures carefully they form an integral part of the description.

We do not hold the title for this bike so a dating certificate will be required in order to register the bike we can provide contact details to obtain this.   All duties have been paid and the bike is registered on the NOVA database. all paperwork will be supplied and the registration process is very straightforward. We spend a good deal of time working with the DVLA and HMRC to ensure that are bikes are compliant with all current legislation in order that our customers do not have any difficulties in obtaining age related registrations. we have not had a problem with this in over 650 motorcycles we have sold.

Please consider carefully before bidding on a motorcycle we have for sale if you are new to the world of motorcycle maintenance. This motorcycle is a classic machine. it will need to be maintained and cared for. and if you can?t spin the occasional spanner we would not recommend purchase.

If you want to view the bike: Call Tony on 07745 650984. We are happy to meet up 7 days a week when possible. We also open most Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. stock levels change but we can have up to 60 classic bikes in stock at any one time so feel free to drop in for a look round. Our address can found at http://www. classicmotorcyclesearch. co. uk/contact-us/

Our Feedback: Our customers say we offer a good honest description. we are helpful. we are professional. collection and payment is made easy. communication is good and many customers buy from us more than once. Please see our feed back list.

If you win: Please contact us within 48 hours of the end of the auction. Call Tony on 07745 650984 or email via eBay.  Bikes can be stored for a period should you not be able to collect immediately by agreement.

Payment: We accept payment by bank transfer. cheque or cash on collection. if payment is made by cheque the funds will need to clear before the bike can be released.

Need it delivered: We recommend Peter and Chas they are often in the area picking up from us and delivering across the UK and Europe. They are professional. reliable and will treat your motorcycle like their own. If you have your own shipper we are more than happy to work with them.

Need a price for delivery? Please call/email Peter or Chas direct.

UK: Call Peter on 07831 559538

Europe: Call Chas on 01233 633623

Web link for Peter and Chas: http://www. classicmotorcyclesearch. co. uk/our-friends/

If you win the auction: Call your shipper. give them Tony?s number (07745 650984) and leave the rest to us. we like to make the whole process nice and easy.

International Buyers: We are more than happy to deal with International buyers. Please contact Chas direct if you need shipping prices. ?

How to register your motorcycle:

1.  MOT the motorcycle on the chassis number.

2.  Insure the motorcycle on the chassis number.

3.  We at the Motorcycle Emporium will provide the following forms:

? An invoice.

? All customs and excise paper work as evidence that import duties have been paid.

? A V55/5 ? Application for a First License for A Used Motor Vehicle Form

The original title where that is available. if the original title is not available a letter from the manufacturers UK importer will be required. we will supply contact details and forms needed. If the manufacturer no longer exists. as in the case of classic British machines. then the DVLA will accept dating certificates from a certified list of suppliers.

4.  Take all the paper work to your local DVLA office and you will then receive a certificate allowing you to purchase a number plate. the Tax disc will follow 2 to 3 days later. Please note. as from October 2013 all paperwork will need to be sent directly to the DVLA.

5.  A normal V5C Registration Certificate will follow by post within the next 28 days.

Finally don?t forget that you will need to advise your insurance company of the newly issued registration number.

6.  Need help after buying. just give us a call on 07745 650984.

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