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Old 09-07-2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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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.


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Old 09-07-2011, 11:27 AM   #2
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Another 750 Seca, but this one's a little different...

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.



Highway 1, September '09




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

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Old 09-07-2011, 11:29 AM   #3
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I love the 650's. One of the best looking bikes ever in my opinion! That headlight is so right.
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:29 PM   #4
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My first ever brand new bike was this 1982 Yamaha 750 Seca.


About 30 years later.

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Old 01-04-2012, 09:51 AM   #5
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I think it's funny that the OP's name is leakypetcock since mine just started leaking a week ago. Ordered a rebuild kit last night so hopefully it will solve the issue. Anyone go from the vacuum operated petcock to a simple, on/off switch one?
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:59 AM   #6
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I think it's funny that the OP's name is leakypetcock since mine just started leaking a week ago. Ordered a rebuild kit last night so hopefully it will solve the issue. Anyone go from the vacuum operated petcock to a simple, on/off switch one?
Before you use the rebuild kit, check the two screws on the back of the petcock, and see if they have backed out a bit. The only time mine ever dribbled on the floor was due to that problem. If that was the cause, save the new parts for when the petcock finally does begin to drool.

If you can find one to check for fit, a non-vacuum petcock from a Banshee looks as though it might work. I'm not terribly fond of the vacuum setup either, and fwiw every XJ engine I've checked the compression/leakdown on has it's weakest cylinder on the one that was attached to the petcock.

If you haven't replaced the vacuum hose that goes to your existing petcock, do that the next time you've got the tank off.
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:12 PM   #7
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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


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Old 09-08-2011, 08:35 PM   #8
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:19 AM   #9
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:01 AM   #10
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got mine a bit to convert to cafe racer : Wink:

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Old 09-09-2011, 12:08 PM   #11
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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
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:26 AM   #12
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I like the flames, are they the original color under the white?
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:21 PM   #13
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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!
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:32 AM   #14
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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
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1983-...170b7249#v4-47
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:41 AM   #15
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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.

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