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Old 05-14-2013, 01:43 PM   #31
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Bought this XJ900 (1992) in 2011 as a replacement for a burned BMW K75S but I like this one better :). Needed new wireing, steering head bearings cleaned and adjusted but now it runs well. Installed a YICS eliminator but I don't notice much difference.

Only need to replace the fork seals. They are starting to leak.


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Old 05-14-2013, 08:00 PM   #32
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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.


Thats way cool!!! Love the color.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:03 PM   #33
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My brother has his sweet 80 XJ650RJ for sale. I know the bike very well because I did all the wrenching on it over the years, I did the following:
  • Tapered steering head bearings
  • Dynojet carb jet kit, balanced the carbs with mercury sticks
  • KN filter in the stock airbox, some additional "breathing" holes
  • Replaced the crappy fuse panel with a newer automotiv blade style fuse panel and all new fuses
  • Went through every electrical connection, cleaned all terminals, sealed the back of all connections with silicon caulk
  • Krauser Starlet saddlebags with very solid mounts
  • Custom made, water-jetted aluminum tail-rack integrated into the the Krauser bag mounts, seat still tips up normally. The pic below shows the bike without the completed rack, we were just finishing it up that night.
  • LED rear turn signals
  • Rifle handlebar mounted fairing (quite nice really)
  • Replaced the plug caps with new NGK caps
  • Hagon replacement rear shocks
This is a great bike. Starts easily all the time, warms quickly and runs strong. $1500, in Appleton Wisconsin. 2nd owner and I know the 1st owner.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:19 AM   #34
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Johns, do you have anymore pics' curious about your colour scheme?I don't think we got that one here.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:34 PM   #35
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Johns, do you have anymore pics' curious about your colour scheme?I don't think we got that one here.
It's black(ish), purple, grey. 4bb colors used in the early 90's afaik. We got the XJ900/N/F from 83 up to 92, after which it got replaced by the diversion (seca-2).

This one is not mine, but it's got the same colors:

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Old 05-22-2013, 03:20 PM   #36
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Mine back in the day...

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Old 05-23-2013, 06:52 AM   #37
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Thanks Johns,we sure didn't get that colour scheme.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:30 AM   #38
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Hi,

Another inmate helped my find my new-to-me 1985 XJ700NC. Aside from a pretty good size dent in the tank Jackie (all proper scoots should have a name right?) is in pretty good shape with character to match the present owner.

I treated the XJ to a bit of time in the local shop (TCP Cycles in Chambersburg...highly recommend Tony) as the carbs needed a full yank clean and tweak as well as other minor stuff that a pro can knock out in a morning and I would take weeks to do....and probably poorly!

Fully inspected and purring like a kitten! Even treated to a nice little wind screen. Not too shabby for having been built the year after I graduated high school . A very comfortable riding position and I have already gotten nice comments on the retro style which I think is pretty damn cool.

I didn't realize I could not post an image from work....I will sort that out later on this weekend. I think I am going to run through Gettysburg and on down to Point Of Rocks on Sunday....perhaps that will yield a good photo op.

Cheers

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Old 05-24-2013, 10:47 AM   #39
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I had one of these wobblers for about two months. I don't even have a pic of my own bike. A great looking, reasonably quick and good handling bike until the speeds got up there.
After that, a serious (handlebar fairing induced) high speed weave. I came across a couple other owners complaining about the same thing so I didn't keep it.

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Old 05-25-2013, 07:36 AM   #40
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As I recall Yamaha had a kit to mount the fairing to the frame. My 4bb has a frame mounted fairing. I had it up to about 120mph and it's not unstable at that speed. That's including the leaking fork seal (and probably by now empty left fork leg :) )

But it's an old design, it will never be nowhere as stable as newer bikes. Crosswinds have a disturbing influence on these, and at least my, bike.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:24 AM   #41
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One of mine has that small fairing on it and I've ridden others the same model and never had an issue up to 180kmh,but I do remember talk of the problem at the time of release.
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Old 09-22-2014, 04:21 AM   #42
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Mine!
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Old 09-22-2014, 04:50 AM   #43
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Wow kneusteun, that looks awesome. Very nice

I just picked this up to play with.



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Old 09-22-2014, 08:15 AM   #44
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A class winner at the Kentucky KickDown ,XJ 600.
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Old 09-22-2014, 05:45 PM   #45
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Pretty sure that isn't a 600.


Here's my XJ650

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