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First of all: the title of this post is not in line with the actual cylinder capacity: since this Yamaha XS650 Scrambler by Dime City Cycles is based on a stock XS650, it’s fitted with a big bore kit what makes this a XS744 Scrambler.

Yamaha XS650 Scrambler

Yamaha XS650 Scrambler 2

The base bike was a 1980 XS650 in a very poor state. Cylinders where rusted and busted, it had no carbs an no exhaust. So they had to rebuild the entire engine.

Essentially, we rebuilt this motorcycle from the ground up. Every nut and bolt was replaced with new hardware. The motor was rebuilt using 80 mm Pistons taking it to a whopping 744cc. We installed oversized titanium valves and seats, a performance cam and blueprinted the crank. Then fitted the motor with 34 mm Mikuni carburetor.”

Yamaha XS650 Scrambler 10

Yamaha XS650 Scrambler 9

The front wheel was made from several parts: for the rear wheel they used a custom 17 inch aluminum rim on a drum hub of a Honda CB450. On the front wheel a 19 inch Sun rim was fitted on a Triumph Bonneville hub.

For some modern braking power, the wheel got a 320mm disc with a moder brake caliper. The wheels where finished with Avon Diztanzia tires (100/80 front and 130/80 rear).

Yamaha XS650 Scrambler 8

Yamaha XS650 Scrambler 3

Yamaha XS650 Scrambler 7

Öhlins shocks where fitted on the rear, while the front suspension got an upgrade with Race Tech springs.

Yamaha XS650 Scrambler 6

The exhaust system is from Cone Performance.

Yamaha XS650 Scrambler 5

Yamaha XS650 Scrambler 4

And off course, all the parts used are from the extensive catalogue. You can check out all used parts for this XS650 Scrambler  here:

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By Published On: February 26, 2016Categories: Scrambler0 Comments on Yamaha XS650 Scrambler by Dime City CyclesTags: , 1.9 min readViews: 1007

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About the Author: Ron Betist

Ron Betist grew up with motorcycles with a father heading the Amsterdam motorcycle police force. He has been riding (legally) for over 40 years and motorcycles are his true passion. With a life-long career in marketing and sales he has a huge international network. He joined as a contributor at BikeBrewers in 2017 to spread his word about bikes with the rest of the world.

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