Yamaha XS650 Café Racers History & Yamaha XS650 Parts

Yamaha XS650 Café Racers History & Yamaha XS650 Parts

When the first Yamaha 650 XS model was launched in 1968 at the Tokyo Motorshow, no one could predict that it will be Yamaha’s longest running and bestselling model. The first four stroke model on which the whole series is based, was the legendary Yamaha XS1 650cc with its parallel twin engine and horizontally split crankcase. After initial hiccup by Yamaha with name changing from XS to TX and back in early 1970’s, the official Yamaha XS650 production began in 1975.

Early Yamaha 650 XS

Yamaha XS1/XS1B/XS2 which could be considered the XS650A were ideal stepping stones for people riding two stroke 250cc or 350cc. The XS650 had a narrow and tall engine, giving the bike a slim profile, it was fairly lightweight due to the two stroke frame it was mounted onto and fairly easy to manoeuvre. The disadvantage of such configuration were vibrations at higher speed and tendency to wobble. The four stroke engine was designed to mimic the two stroke design with two pistons rising and falling together. Despite the handling issues, the XS 650 Yamaha was a great bike, it quickly became popular for its reliability, easy maintenance and the leak-proof crankcase.

Yamaha XS650 Roadster

The 1975 Yamaha XS650B was the first of the “Standard” series produced by Yamaha until 1979. This model had disc brakes on both wheels and new - more solid - frame to tackle the handling issues. New front forks were introduced on the 1977 XS650D model, going from 34mm to 35mm in diameter. The XS650E & XS650F were the last standard models introduced by Yamaha, the hunger for cruiser style custom motorcycles just took over and production had to adapt.

Yamaha XS650 Special

Born in 1978 as Yamaha XS650SE, the first “Special Edition” cruiser was born. There were several modifications in design and well as performance of the two, but the basic 650cc engine remained. The Specials had smaller fuel tanks, wider steadier tires, stepped seat, aluminium grab rails and many other new features. Brakes on the XS models kept changing from drum to disc and back to drum as time went by, so did the wheel style. In USA the production continued way into mid 1980’s with XS650SI & XS650SJ Heritage Special models.  

The legendary XS series motorcycles were discontinued in 1985 to make way for the new XJ models.

Yamaha XS650 Parts

Yamaha XS650 was a bike with personality, it could be tweaked and modified to almost any style you could imagine. Nowadays it is one of the most widely customized Yamaha models ever. On our website you can therefore find  a variety of Yamaha XS650 aftermarket parts including: Yamaha XS650 cafe racers, XS650 Bobbers, XS650 Choppers or even parts for custom street trackers.

The price of the original models was reasonable and parts were and some of them still are easily accessible. Some of those that Yamaha stopped producing we have decide to reproduce. There are also Yamaha XS650 owners clubs and specialised forums all over the World, especially in Europe, USA and Australia so if you are struggling with your XS650 restoration or custom bikes' project, you have ample of people to turn to for advice, just check out of these links: XS650 Club of Australiaxs650.com - Yamaha XS650 ForumYamaha 650 SocietyYamaha 650 Twin Club NetherlandXS650 Klub Danmark, Chopper Bobbers Club

This section contains aftermarket reproduction parts for:

1975 Yamaha XS650 B

1976 Yamaha XS650 C 

1977 Yamaha XS650 D 

1978 Yamaha XS650 E & Yamaha XS650 SE 

1979 Yamaha XS650 F & Yamaha XS650 SF

1980 Yamaha XS650 SG

1981 Yamaha XS650 SH

1982-85 Yamaha XS650 SI /SJ /SK /SL

 For VIN numbers and exact models please visit The XS Cafe.com 

Show:
Sort By:

156-15618-01 Kickstart Lever Cover

Quality rubber kickstart lever cover replacement for Yamaha motorcycles. It is 65mm long and has in..

€2.70 Ex Tax: €2.70

164-23462-00 Steering Dust Seal

Quality rubber replacement steering dust seal / steering head bearing for Yamaha motorcycles and sco..

€2.45 Ex Tax: €2.45

1A0-21518-00 FS1 RD XS Virago Cable Holder

Quality replacement rubber cable holder (1A0-21518-00) for Yamaha motorcycles.COMPATIBLE MODELS1970-..

€3.60 Ex Tax: €3.60

1E6-26342-00 Clutch Cable Dust Boot

Quality rubber replacement clutch cable dust boot for Yamaha motorcycles. It fits over the clutch ca..

€8.75 Ex Tax: €8.75

1J3-25854-01 FS1 FS1DX XS Reservoir Diaphragm Front

Quality rubber replacement of master cylinder reservoir diaphragm for Yamaha motorcycles. COMPA..

€13.50 Ex Tax: €13.50

1J3-25855-01 FS1 FS1DX XS Diaphragm Bushing

Quality rubber replacement of master cylinder diaphragm bushing for Yamaha motorcycles. COMPATI..

€11.00 Ex Tax: €11.00

1T3-23144-50 RD250 RD400 XS650 Front Fork Dust Seal

Quality rubber replacement front fork dust seal for Yamaha motorcycles, fits 34mm front fork.T..

€8.90 Ex Tax: €8.90

278-23144-50 DS7 R5 RD250 RD350 Front Fork Dust Seal

Quality rubber replacement front fork dust seal for Yamaha motorcycles.It fits 34mm front fork...

€10.50 Ex Tax: €10.50

2M0-24641-00 RD400 RD250 XS Fuel Tank Cap Seal

Quality rubber replacement  rubber seal for fuel/petrol tank cap for Yamaha motorcycles. C..

€6.50 Ex Tax: €6.50

308-24641-00 RD250 RD350 Fuel Tank Inner Cap Seal

Quality rubber replacement  inner rubber seal for fuel tank cap for Yamaha motorcycles. CO..

€6.50 Ex Tax: €6.50

308-24642-00 Fuel Tank Small Cap Seal

Quality rubber replacement  small rubber seal for fuel tank cap for Yamaha motorcycles. CO..

€5.40 Ex Tax: €5.40

341-24612-00 RD250 RD350 Fuel Tank Cap Gasket

Quality rubber replacement large rubber seal for fuel tank for Yamaha motorcycles. COMPATIBLE M..

€8.60 Ex Tax: €8.60

341-85111-00 Amber Reflector

Quality plastic replacement amber reflector with black backing for Yamaha motorcycles.It is 60mm in ..

€6.35 Ex Tax: €6.35

360-25854-01 Reservoir Diaphragm Rear

Quality rubber replacement of master cylinder reservoir diaphragm for Yamaha motorcycles. COMPA..

€8.70 Ex Tax: €8.70

360-25855-01 Rear Reservoir Diaphragm Bushing

Quality rubber replacement of rear master cylinder diaphragm bushing for Yamaha motorcycle..

€8.30 Ex Tax: €8.30