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Old 01-17-2012, 01:47 PM   #1291
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The other, other big difference between the CB and the CJ is that the CB has a 6 speed trans while the CJ has (only) a 5 speed. The CJ also has a 2-into-1 exhaust whereas the CB has twin mufflers. Nice examples, both you guys; FWIW, if you search this thread, you'll find my '75: nice rider with under 4K miles, acquired for the sum of $1 per (advertised) cc--$360.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:14 PM   #1292
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The other, other big difference between the CB and the CJ is that the CB has a 6 speed trans while the CJ has (only) a 5 speed. The CJ also has a 2-into-1 exhaust whereas the CB has twin mufflers. Nice examples, both you guys; FWIW, if you search this thread, you'll find my '75: nice rider with under 4K miles, acquired for the sum of $1 per (advertised) cc--$360.
Hmmm., $360.... I think I paid too much :( I just looked at your pics, it looks pretty good.

jdgretz, aside form the torn seat cover your CJ looked pretty nice when you got it. Yes the body work differences are purely cosmetic. It does give the bike a completely different look though -- which I do like, kinda already has the start of a cafe look to it.

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Ahh, electric start - wuss
I have no problem kick starting it -- I really like having that as a backup. I may even use it sometimes just to look cool!
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:31 PM   #1293
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The tank on the CJ looks alot like the CB400 Super Sport tank. Nice looking bike. It must be rare, I wasn't even aware of it and I love old Hondas.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:46 PM   #1294
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The tank on the CJ looks alot like the CB400 Super Sport tank. Nice looking bike. It must be rare, I wasn't even aware of it and I love old Hondas.
IF rare==expensive
Then
I have a deal for you!

Rare in this case equates to red headed bastard step-child.

Still, if you like old standard motorcycles for what they are, it's fun to bomb around on.

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:56 AM   #1295
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Laugh My Yamaha XJ 750 Seca

Hi,

I hope it's allowed for Dutch people to reply on this forum. If not, please remove this post.

Bought this Yamaha XJ 750 Seca for only €195,- or 146 dollars during the currency of today.



Going to pick it up this saturday, not knowing in what state it is. It is riding according to the current owner.
It's my first project so please keep chekking.

Hope to show a better picture soon.

Sorry for my poor English, i'm working on it.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:33 AM   #1296
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Your English is fine and everybody is welcome. The more you post the better.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:19 AM   #1297
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Hi,

I hope it's allowed for Dutch people to reply on this forum. If not, please remove this post.

Bought this Yamaha XJ 750 Seca for only €195,- or 146 dollars during the currency of today.


Hope to show a better picture soon.

Sorry for my poor English, i'm working on it.
Not only allowed. WELCOME TO THE ASYLUM.

Congrats on the scoot. I look forward to seeing more pictures. Be sure to replace the tires if they are old.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:26 AM   #1298
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Hi,

I hope it's allowed for Dutch people to reply on this forum. If not, please remove this post.

Bought this Yamaha XJ 750 Seca for only €195,- or 146 dollars during the currency of today.



Going to pick it up this saturday, not knowing in what state it is. It is riding according to the current owner.
It's my first project so please keep chekking.

Hope to show a better picture soon.

Sorry for my poor English, i'm working on it.
We don't discriminate here just because people wear WOODEN SHOES !
You are more than welcome if you promise to give up the metric system .

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:28 PM   #1299
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Hi,

I hope it's allowed for Dutch people to reply on this forum. If not, please remove this post.

Bought this Yamaha XJ 750 Seca for only €195,- or 146 dollars during the currency of today.



Going to pick it up this saturday, not knowing in what state it is. It is riding according to the current owner.
It's my first project so please keep chekking.

Hope to show a better picture soon.

Sorry for my poor English, i'm working on it.


Good deal on the bike.

Everyone is welcome here.

No problem understanding your English.

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Old 02-23-2012, 02:46 PM   #1300
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Hi,

I hope it's allowed for Dutch people to reply on this forum. If not, please remove this post.

Bought this Yamaha XJ 750 Seca for only €195,- or 146 dollars during the currency of today.



Going to pick it up this saturday, not knowing in what state it is. It is riding according to the current owner.
It's my first project so please keep chekking.

Hope to show a better picture soon.

Sorry for my poor English, i'm working on it.
Welcome. Your English is better than many on this forum who speak it as a first language. Congratulations on the new bike!
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:45 AM   #1301
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@DAKEZ Thanx!
I Will. I guess i can already count on a tyre replacement.

@TheReaper! I will but i guess our government won't.

@ben2go Thanx!

AZbiker Thanx!
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:11 AM   #1302
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Gotta love the old XJs!

Here's mine, picked it up in December for $475






1985 XJ700 Maxim, 37k miles. Ran and drove when I picked her up, Needed valve adjustment, turn signal and a carb rebuild (in the middle of that now), hope, she runs great when she goes back together in the spring!
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:57 AM   #1303
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Gotta love the old XJs!

Here's mine, picked it up in December for $475

1985 XJ700 Maxim, 37k miles. Ran and drove when I picked her up, Needed valve adjustment, turn signal and a carb rebuild (in the middle of that now), hope, she runs great when she goes back together in the spring!
It looks great. The Maxim is more like a shopper then a Seca i guess. Do you know where Seca stands for at my model?
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:51 AM   #1304
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It looks great. The Maxim is more like a shopper then a Seca i guess. Do you know where Seca stands for at my model?
The MAxims were the 'chopper' style and though the 750 Seca has that nice big tank, it was set up as their sporty model (at least in the first few years: it then went the way of the sport-tour models like the GPz750, GS750/700).

Look up 650 Seca or XV920R (also sometimes lumped in with Secas) for the clearly cafe-racer inspired models of the day.

And welcome from another AZ resident!
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:04 AM   #1305
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Picked up this little gem from a coworker for free - he was actually going to take it to the recyclers! I guess his significant other crashed it at speed going through a deactivation ditch (culvert had been removed on a fire road) and injured herself quite seriously, so it sat neglected behind his shed for several years...

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Extremely low mileage - those are kilometers, not miles:






The first apparent running issue with the bike:


And the subsequent discovery of a more serious issue - hard left, anyone?


The tally so far...

Non-running low-mileage TW200: $0
New Seat Concepts seat pad & cover (couldn't stand the red) $180
Replacement frame and rear fender clip from fleabay (with registration!): $185
Still debating a plastic tank replacement: ~ $200

Still also needs a new headlight, new speedo and possibly clutch/speedo cables. All-in, I hope to be well under $1000 for a nice little trail rig.
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