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leakypetcock 09-07-2011 10:51 AM

Yamaha XJ Thread
How about it? Old and cool. Seca, Maxim, even a Radian or an FJ would be cool to see.
Here's mine to start. 1982 Seca 750, with and without the fairing installed.

Tosh Togo 09-07-2011 11:27 AM

Another 750 Seca, but this one's a little different... :evil

Somewhere on the Lost Coast, a few years ago when it was still a 650...

A pair of Secas in Fortuna; mine is the one on the right, after the 750 was installed. :1drink

Highway 1, September '09

Closer to home- Sharps Creek, Lane County Oregon, a few weekends ago.

leakypetcock 09-07-2011 11:29 AM

I love the 650's. One of the best looking bikes ever in my opinion! That headlight is so right.

ctune80 09-07-2011 04:12 PM

I love the Seca's! Here is me and my buddy back in the 80's I was in the Navy and bought a Seca in Ca. Came back home
to IL and my buddy had the same bike! Mine is the one on the left

Here is my Seca moments after it was pulled out of the crate, I built it pierside while I was in the Navy!

A more recent photo, I just installed Turbo Seca Wheels and am updating the front brakes.

The first long distance tour I did back in the 80's this pic was taken near Mt Rushmore

CatTracker 09-08-2011 08:35 PM

My 750 Maxim

camgregus 09-09-2011 09:19 AM

550 Maxim
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My late lamented...

erco 09-09-2011 10:01 AM

got mine a bit to convert to cafe racer : Wink:

BigEasy 09-09-2011 12:08 PM

My Seca back in the day, it made at least 3 round trips from Indiana to VA Beach when I was in the Navy and a couple trips out west after I got out.

It started life as a red one like Scotty's, got some minor motor mads and the pimpn' paint soon followed.

If any of you guys run in to a red one or black with yellow/red stripes that's for sale pm me, I want another one. And I promise I will not treat it this way:lol3

leakypetcock 09-22-2011 06:26 AM

I like the flames, are they the original color under the white?

leakypetcock 11-30-2011 05:21 PM

Reviving the thread
Been dead too long, mine's sitting in the garage waiting for some sun. Rode it to the store the other night though, it was cold but dry. Getting ready to move to Bellingham, WA. Chuckanut drive, here I come!

cccbarkbuster 12-05-2011 09:32 AM

My favorite seca was the 900 made in 83 only Same color red as the 82 750 but more a sport tourer with a bigger tank and nicer striping. piggyback adjustable rear shocks. I never had one but rode a couple back in the day when i worked as a mechanic at the local Yamaha shop. Superseded the next year by the fj1100 but to me the 900 was the prettiest xj .Found a pic of this one on ebay nice but missing its badging

ctune80 12-05-2011 09:41 AM

Always had a soft spot for the 550 Seca, here is a buddy of mine and his XJ550 at VMD earlier this year.
Got to ride it quite a bit and it is real nice for a small bike, not temperamental at all.

lestatlioncourte 12-11-2011 06:23 AM

Xj 900f

cccbarkbuster 12-11-2011 03:47 PM

So England had this model more than 1 year? We only had it for 1983 so it would have had the letter j at the end of the model name. f would be a 79 model. I think it was called a Diversion over there and a Seca here. I would probably still own it if I bought the one my dealer had at the time. later I bought my friends BMWR100rs and just sold it this spring after buying my Buell.The xj900 will always be the one that got away for me so rare around here that parts would be scarce too!

leakypetcock 12-23-2011 06:55 AM

New Emblems for the Seca
Bought some tuning forks off of and threw on my old V-star "Yamaha" side cover emblems. I'm still contemplating a round headlight conversion but I really like how the stock fairing works.

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