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How to wire to get started

I got this 1981 yamaha 650 special but the wires have beendisconnected & I'm having trouble getting it started.It's gettinglight to the neutral light but the button is gone. I just want to know ihow I can get it started thanks in advance Robert Davis.

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    Graeme Ross May 11, 2010

    Hi robert, can you tell a little more. Is it the start button missing? You are more likely to get an XS650 started with the kick starter, There are tricks you can do hardwiring from the battery through a fuse directly to the ignition circuit eliminating most of the problem areas that stop them from starting.  Let me know and I can help you with that. 



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Hi rob, goto this post for the solution. 
regards robotek

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    Graeme Ross Jan 04, 2009

    whoops link didnt stick.. go here for the solution



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