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Yamaha XS650 XS 650
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A lovely original motorcycle in good cosmetic and mechanical condition

30 May, 2013 19:32:13 BST
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Item specifics

Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: A lovely original motorcycle in good cosmetic and mechanical condition
Year: 1975 Engine Size: 650
Manufacturer: Yamaha Gears: Five-speed manual
Model: XS650 Start Type: Combo
Type: Sports Touring Drive Type: Chain
Colour: Blue Previously Registered Overseas: Yes
Mileage: 18,981

For Sale – Yamaha XS650

We have a number of XS650s arriving and they are always sought after machines, if you own just one classic motorcycle then Yamahas parallel twin 650 makes a very strong case for itself. The engine delivers low down, useable torque in spades, which makes for an easy, relaxed riding style, seldom experienced on a multi, it  is very capable of keeping up with modern traffic speeds, whether you want to ride past the chip shop or go to the south of France with a tent the XS will happily oblige. All of this in a pretty motorcycle that is practical, affordable, staggeringly reliable for bikes approaching 40 years of age and, by the later models such as this, offering excellent handling characteristics to boot.

This particular machine is a 1976 model year XS650 C still finished in the original French Blue paint scheme and was built in October 1975 and has covered just 18,981 miles, it starts well and runs just as it should pulling cleanly and eagerly from the very bottom of the rev range. While it is not cosmetically perfect, it is in lovely original and very rideable condition.  

Motorcycle Specifics

Model: Yamaha XS650 C

Frame No: 441 - 202855

Stock Number: ST434

Engine No: 441 - 202855

Mileage: 18,981

Build Date: October 1975

Model Year: 1976


Petrol Tank

The petrol tank is in good shape with no dents or damage, still finished in the original Yamaha French Blue paint. There is some superficial surface rust internally.

Side Panels

The side panels are both in good condition; they are undamaged and again still wear the original factory paint.


Headlamp is in good order; the brackets are kinked a little.

Front Mudguard

The front mudguard is in good condition, with no damage, the chrome is clean and bright.

Rear Mudguard

The rear mudguard is in similarly good order and again the chrome is in good order.


The seat cover is in generally good shape but it is starting to split around the bottom edge.     


The original exhaust system is in remarkably good condition, there is a small dent on the right hand silencer, this is not significant and does not show in the pictures.



The engine starts and runs well; it is quiet with no signs of mechanical issues. It idles well and pulls cleanly from low revs.


Works well.  


The gears select cleanly and smoothly.


In good order.

Airbox / Rubbers

The original air box is fitted.

Kick Start

Working well.


Front Brake

The front brake is working well.   

Rear Brake

Working well, no issues noted.


Action smooth, damping effective, the stanchions are clean and the seals are tight.

Rear Shocks

Light surface rust on the springs but functionally good.

Frame condition

Frame paint is clean, with minor marks and scrapes, there are no signs of any damage.

Swing Arm

Good, condition, no play in bearings.

Front wheel

The original alloy rim is in good undamaged condition, there is no play to note in the bearings.

Rear wheel

Again the rear wheel is the original alloy item and in good order, with no bearing play noted.



Original items in clean cosmetic condition.


Good condition, the kill switch is stuck in the on position and needs freeing.  

Electric start

The electric start is working but this does tend to be a weak point on the XS650, while it does engage and spin the motor it tends to disengage too early, however it will start the engine with some perseverance. This may be a simple as some adjustment as the motor is clearly working well.


Headlight high and dip and tail light working well.

Brake light

Working correctly on the both front and rear brakes.


The indicators are working well.


The horn is not working.  


Please look at the photographs carefully, these form an integral part of this motorcycles description, larger versions of the pictures can be found on our website


The Motorcycle Emporium

The Motorcycle Emporium is a leading supplier of Classic Motorcycles. We aim to offer a wide and constantly changing stock of pre 1984 machines ranging from restoration projects to restored or low mileage original machines.


We pride ourselves on providing a friendly, professional and complete service to our customers, from an accurate and detailed description of the bikes we sell through to the provision of paperwork and advice to ensure that the registration process is kept simple and straightforward.



We do not have all of the machines we have available on eBay, so please see our website for future sales



All of our auctions are private listings, we have reluctantly adopted this policy in order to protect our customers from spam and scam email.

Overseas Customers.

We regularly sell motorcycles throughout Europe and welcome overseas customers. If you would like information on the cost of transportation, please contact Chas Mortimer for price and delivery times to most European destinations, alternatively Chas can be contacted via his website

We are of course more than happy to assist with loading and preparing the bikes for shipping here in the UK.

Important information.

We cater for enthusiasts and collectors, machines of this age need to be maintained and cared for, within the listing above we have given a full assessment of the condition to the best of our ability. As with any motorcycle of this age we are not able to provide a warranty, we rarely have a great deal of history on our bikes so they will need a recommissioning service and a full safety check.

Please contact us within 48 hours of the end of the auction, bikes can be stored for a short period should you not be able to collect immediately by agreement.

Payment Methods.                 

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


For a professional and reliable service we recommend.

England and Wales  


How to register an Imported 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.

· a step by step procedure to guide you through the whole process


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.

If you need more information.

If you would like further information on any of our machines or how we do business, you can call Tony on 07745 650984, contact us through eBay or our website

All of our machines are available for viewing in our showroom, we are always open every Saturday from 10am to 4pm, we can accommodate almost any time but please call ahead to avoid a wasted journey.

Feedback from our customers is important to us and we very much appreciate it, here is a selection of recent comments:

As described, all paper work present. Ideal e-bayers would deal with them again; I would not buy a classic bike online from anyone else thanks Tony; Great bike just as described; perfect seller, item as described, thank you very much; As described, perfect. Thanks chaps and for the coffee; A1 product, good service, many thanks my 5th bike from this dealer excellent; As described if not better. Good people to deal with; Item exactly as described, excellent service, highly recommended; excellent service, item as described. Easy transaction; Bike as described and everything else flying off his shelves. Excellent; Very pleased with my purchase and happy to buy again from this seller; Bike has just arrived ,everything 100% as described on eBay, love it, thanks Tony; Top outfit & most helpful in every way. Thank you; great ebayer-would highly recommend - item better than described; Great! Thanks for all your help, as described. Genuine people no problems; absolutely spot on will definitely buy again great e bayer; description spot on, very happy with the bike; Very good service, bike as described, UK registration very easy; Great service from a great ebayer highly recommended will use again many thanks.


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