Welcome to the YAMAHA XS650 Club of Australia Inc. (NSW).
Like us, you obviously have an appreciation for what must be the most bullet proof, easy to maintain, and fun to ride motorcycle ever made.
The club brings together a group of like-minded people which makes owning and riding an XS that much more enjoyable, thus helping to preserve this classic machine.
There are several club rides per year and, depending on your location, perhaps a few will pass your way. Imagine a sunny day, the open road, and a group of 650s filling the air with that unmistakable sound we love so much.
Even if you can't join our club rides, all members receive a bi-monthly newsletter packed with info and tips on restoration, modification, parts sources, etc. We currently have members in every state of Australia and there may well be others living near you. As well, we also correspond regularly with 650 Clubs overseas and together, we'd number well over 1,000. We also enjoy a generous discount on parts at several dealerships.
Among our membership are pristine examples of every model, as well as choppers, flat-trackers, road-racers, customs, etc. Some of our members are painters, mechanics, electricians, and machinists. Several have huge stocks of parts for sale or swap. Between us, we've done everything one can do to an XS, be it concourse restoration or heavily modified.
Membership is open to those who own, or are at least looking to buy, any year or style of XS650. Cost is $35 for the first year (pro-rata), which includes a T-shirt and sew-on patch, both with the club's logo. Renewals cost $30 per year and are due each June.
First year of membership
If you join after December and before June the higher fee will extend your initial membership until June of the next year
Second and subsequent years
Deduct $5 from the above amounts if you wish to receive the newsletter via email.
Fees are $35 to join and $30/yr to renew. Renewals are due each June. Therefore, if you're joining in June it's $35, July $32, Aug $29, Sep $26, Oct $23, Nov $20, Dec $17 all till the following June. If you're joining in January it's $50, Feb, $47, Mar $44, Apr $41, May, $38 till June of the following year. You can join for any number of years by adding $27 per year to those figures. For those wanting the newsletters by email (they're in colour, and usually contain more pictures and info), deduct $5 per year from those amounts. We'd prefer you receive the news by email if you can.
For your information, if interested, print out the membership application form, fill in your details, and mail it with a cheque or money order to the Yamaha XS-650 Club at the address listed on the membership form. Our membership person is John Chambers, and he would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Perhaps you'd like to meet some of us first. No problem, check our ride calendar for the event nearest you.
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