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Old 09-12-2011, 05:36 PM   #60
concours
WFO for 41 years
 
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Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Kensington, NH USA
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Originally Posted by Sniper X View Post
Very nice indeed. I loved the way Yamaha painte dthe bikes in the 70s. I worked for a local dealer when they were new, in the mid 1970s until about 1978. I loved the Yamaha XS650 and the TX series and until everyone at the shop ragged on the TX750, I thought I wanted one. But I had a Daytona RD400F and since it was faster, and so sexy looking, I never got a TX750.....Beautiful work and hope it lasts forever. I hear riden as they should be they can be quite reliable.
We rode the slab for 60 miles in the morning because we were in a hurry... 75-80mph, no worries, sounded, felt great. I had dropped two teeth on the rear sprocket and up one on the front for longer legs. The Amsoil 20-50 makes the clutch a bit grabby, but the engine protection, it's a minor inconvenience.
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