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Yamaha XJ 750 Seca

1982 Yamaha XJ750

It was 1994, I was looking for a cheap tourer. I liked the Yamaha but not the riding position. Then I across a Yamaha XJ750

An American import, 1982, 10,000 miles on the clock.

The pulled back bars, the big petrol tank, the ‘funky’ panel and the shaft drive and the red paint work, all at a price I afford. The dealer said the oil every 4000 miles and you not have to touch anything for 10,000 miles

He lied! 7000 miles and a trip took in the then cobbled of Portugal, one of the fork oil seals up the ghost!

I fitted a screen and Givi and did five European tours on the It cruised happily at 80/90 it never failed to give than 45 mpg.

With miles on the clock the original system finally rusted I fitted a 4 into 1 system £135.00. This improved the response and sharpened up the acceleration but at the of the lower end torque, that the bike so ‘user friendly’.

It still trickle along at 30 mph in top and away without any sign of from the final drive.

There is little to say about the and final drive except were slick and smooth.

At miles the odometer gave up. The gear in the speedo had worn Subsequent investigation at various yards, suggested that it was a fault.

I fitted a Sigma computer, this not only my mileage and speed but had a number of functions that added to the

For the MOT in 1999, I took it to the local dealer. It failed! One of the front bearings was rusty and the steering was to develop a very slight in the straight ahead position. So new bearings and a new head race was for £30.00!

This bike was starting to me money!

Yamaha XJ 750 Seca
Yamaha XJ 750 Seca

In 1997, I had bought bike, so the XJ was only doing 3/4000 miles a year. in 1999, I bought a further so the XJ was now only doing about miles a year.

In September 2000, my younger son to go to University in Southampton as a … He was looking for a bike to commute the 160 round trip from to Southampton, 4/5 days a week. I had put a new, larger screen on the XJ, as I was it as a winter bike.

I suggested he it for a month, whilst he looked for a suitable bike, with weather protection..

A year having put a further 32,000 on the bike he finally found a he liked!

The XJ750 Seca has now some 64,000 miles. It has the original clutch and has never had the tappets looked at! The carbs been checked a couple of and only a very slight was need to the balance. The Avon last about 11/12,000

It has been totally reliable and the things that need is to make sure you wash the callipers regularly and to ‘re-seat’ the occasionally.

The bike is now sitting, all very shinny in my sons I haven’t got room for it at the moment, as I the bike so much, I bought one — I got rid of the Virago 1100, I had in 1997, even my grandchildren I am not old enought for a Virago yet!

Yamaha XJ 750 Seca

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