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PCRA round 2

Ivan Hoey received two first place medallions for his weekends efforts at the creek on his Number 14 XS650 racer, Mark Peatman's FCR team and rider Col Waltho also did very well with two second places. Both competed in P4 unlimited and P4 750 With Ivan leading the way in all events followed by Col Waltho. Ivan was involved in a bad accident where a rider was taken to hospital following the crash and Ivan went on to finish the race unharmed but the other rider was travelling too fast and came off his bike taking out Ivan in the process. After the accident the program was altered and as the last race was no longer a points race the boys elected to swap bikes with Ivan riding the FCR bike and Col riding Ivan's bike. That would have been an interesting exercise with Col being impressed with the speed of Ivan's bike.

New Book on XS650 Engine

I'm the author of a new book about the Yamaha XS 650 engine, which is meant as a supplement to the original workshop manual.
The book provides a very detailed description of the function of the Yamaha XS650 engine, which is based on more than 400 colour photos. With the help of this book anyone who has the necessary equipment and basic knowledge should be able to perform maintenance and repair-work.
The electric system of the XS650 is described on 35 pages with 38 colour photos and graphics and an extensive explanation of the function and how to test all components of the power supply.
In addition, a highly simplified wiring harness, which contains all the necessary functions, is shown.
Since new spare parts are rarely available, a whole chapter with 34 colour photos is dedicated to the description of typical damages.
It will help to recognize the beginning of wear and to decide wether a part should be replaced or not.
Here you can download an excerpt of the book, which I have attached as well.
The book is now available on Amazon for US$31.95 at
Thanks in advance and best regards
Hans J Pahl
Ingenieurbüro für Fahrzeugtechnik www.ingenieurbü

I just ordered the book and it cost me AU$58.60 including postage etc. - Terry Gliddon

Newsletter Number 137

Is due out early May so if you have any queries about your current membership status email the  club secretary John Chambers at

All memberships other than multi year memberships are due on 30th of June every year.

Motorcycling Australia News

Check out the Motorcycling Australia website regularly for the latest news on what's happening in motorcycle sport in Australia at

For the latest newsletter 25/5/17

Next Race for the Club Racer

Due to some extra work need for the club racer to be ready for Winton it may not make it there. More soon.

2017 one event competition licence introduced

To read the release follow the link

Club Racer at the Island Classic

Stacey on the new look racer at Phillip Island. She managed to get a best lap time 2:02.402 and did a best top speed of 185Kph. Full report in newsletter #135 out next week.

Well done Stacey and the team at the Island Classic

New look Club Racer

The new look club racer with the blokes who made it happen, club members Ivan Hoey, Geoff Bamford and Mark Peatman. Next it will be at the International Festival of Speed in March with Stacey Heaney at the controls so do yourself a favour and come along to watch.

Dutch Club Magazines

I have recently been receiving these magazines from the Yamaha 650 Twin Klub Nederland and was wondering if any of our club members are from Holland and would like to read them. If so contact Terry Gliddon at and I'll scan them and send them out to you. We have a reciprocal arrangement as we sent them our newsletters.

Motorcycle Council of N.S.W Newsletter

Download the December newsletter from here

MikesXS New and Improved Website!

It is an exciting day in the history of MikesXS.  I am pleased to announce that we have a new website.
Probably the most exciting aspect of the new website is that it makes it easier for you to use your mobile phone or tablet when viewing MikesXS through its responsive design functionality.  
We've also made improvements to the product search navigation and allow you to view your order history in MyAccount.  
Finally, the website features a Tech Centre and Bike Gallery, which is our blog where we will be providing tech advice and pictures of customer’s bike projects.  If you have any pictures, or articles you would like posted, please email us at
Please be sure to log in to your account and update your address and phone number.  
While the website is new, our commitment to you remains the same.  To provide you with all of your part needs at a low cost with exceptional customer service.  
I would love to hear any feedback you have about our website.
Ride on,

Jason Smith's Hill climb bike

If you want to see Jason Smith's XS650 based hill climber in action check this link to you tube out

The XS Café

Is now back online at more soon.

New Race Spec High Ratio Primary Drive Gears

Ivan Hoey is now producing some new High Ratio Primary Drive Gears and he is calling them his race spec gears. These gears have been lightened for racing and are race proven in his championship winning race bike over the last two years.
Call Ivan for pricing details on 0407 686 520 or email him at

Geoff's XS new billet front hub

Geoff's XS also offer a new billet 36 spoke front hub which includes wheel bearings and bearing separator tube and also includes a stainless steel speedo drive. Made right here in Sydney exclusively for Geoff's XS. Geoff's price $345

Geoff's are now also offering bikes for sale at so if you are in the market for a project or a nice original bike check out Geoff's XS. New stock arriving from the USA soon.

Laminated XS650 Engine Illustration Poster

I am reproducing this illustration poster showing an expanded Yamaha XS650 engine , the resolution is very high and the definition is excellent and they are laminated which makes them the perfect gift for the bloke who has everything. The proceeds from the sale of these posters will be used to fund the club racer project. If anyone wants one of these posters the price is $50 in Australia. This poster measures 594mm X 841mm and is A1 sized. This price includes the $10.75 for postage and the mailing tube to send it in.

The easiest way to purchase these is to let me know you want one at and I will send you a PayPal invoice or you can send me a PayPal payment to or ask me for alternative payment methods.

Don't forget to include your name and address in any transactions so I know who paid and where to send it.

Laminated XS650 Service Points Poster

I have also produced these service points posters which measure 680mm X 464mm for the same price as the engine posters. As a special deal you can buy both posters for $90 saving some postage on buying them individually as I can fit two posters in one mailing tube.


These badges can be bought individually for $17 including postage and packaging from John Chambers at proceeds from the badges goes to the club's general revenue.

Club Facebook Site

One new innovation for the club was to introduce a Facebook group for members only as passed at the AGM recently. Michael Murphy is admin along with Daryl Hutcheon and Terry Gliddon. So, for all those club members interested, check out the Yamaha XS650 Club of Australia on Facebook. If you want to contact Mike he has an email address at

Here’s a link to the page.

Belt Buckles

A vote was taken at the AGM regarding whether or not to produce some new belt buckles and it was decided we would and the design chosen was this one.

It was thought that the dates of manufacture for the Yamaha XS650 and the side view of the motor was most liked by those in attendance. We will now pursue getting these made for sale in club merchandise in the future.

Did you know a soft drink bottle has the same thread as your 650 dip stick. Cut the bottle in half screw it in and you have the perfect oil funnel.