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Yamaha Scrambler


Price : GBP 4,995 (Fixed)
Date : December 28, 2020
Condition : Used
Year : 1979
Model : XS 650
Location : Waterlooville, United Kingdom

XS650 srambler built by myself from just a rolling chassis. Constructed in the scrambler style with some modern touches.

Standard frame with rear loop removed, Suzuki GS750 forks rechromed.

Engine: Fully rebuilt with engineering from Smedspeed

Rebore +0,75

Rebuilt crank with all new bearings

New trojan bronze valve guides with allowance to run a hotter cam if required

New old stock valves

Rebuilt and modified clutch to add an extra plate

Hydraulic clutch conversion (to eliminate drag)

Spin on oil filter conversion

Mikuni VM carbs on manifold extensions

Shortened Steel Dirt track racing exhaust pipes, aluminium sprayed

RD400 permanent magnet alternator

Boyer Bransden power box capacitor (kick start only/ No battery)

Boyer Bransden electronic ignition

All electrics located under the seat

Wheels are flanged rims 19in front and 18 rear. The rear wheel runs a front hub with billet spacers to enable use of the disc brake. Front brake is Brembo from a ducati Supersport.

Pretty much anything you can buy in stainless i have in this bike!

Tank is styled after the DT models with metallic orange and the stripe

MOT exempt and eligible for historic tax status


The bike is not ridden frequently as i have a bad knee and the kick start can be an issue. Due to the infrequent use there is some rust on the oil tube and wheel nipples as well as some parts i havent been able to find in stainless. Also the paint has started to bubble up, but there are no leaks and i have a spare tank which will be for sale seperately.

The pipes make this bike sound fantastic and its great for b road blasting. but i would like to look for something a bit newer that i can use more as a tourer.


Any questions please ask

Not looking to swap or PX



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