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Terry Gliddon


1980 Yamaha XS650SG has been in his possession for over 15 years. Has only minor modifications such as new paint, stainless steel exhaust, high ratio primary drive gears and Boyer ignition.





XS650 Tracker built from bits and has XS1 front hub with alloy rims and stainless spokes, Mick Jones Moto Tumbi front guard, 750cc Mikes XS big bore kit will be used along with 270° rephased crank and camshaft and 34mm VM Mikuni’s fitted with UFO’s and dial-a-jets, also features a Yamaha YX600 swing arm and belt drive. Motor also has a pull clutch and billet clutch basket and high ratio primary drive gears. Mike XS rocker arms and performance valve springs with Chromium Nitride coated Titanium retainers and Porsche adjusters with Titanium lock nuts. Ignition is provided by PROBE. Seat was made homemade and the paint was done by Jeremy Pigdon in Portarlington in two pack. Frame was painted by the owner in Koala Grey. Exhaust was homemade and Jet-Hot coated in silver. PMA and regulator fitted, stainless steel battery box fabricated by the owner and mufflers modified by the owner. More modifications done but too long a list to mention it all. For more details go to the Garage Scene I