Total Motorcycle — 1982 Yamaha XJ 650 R Seca, Maxim, 1980-1986

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Yamaha XJ 750 Seca

Fuel Milage (avg): — Weight (full):

Third Stage: Modifications vs. Mod XJ650 Comparo — steel brake lines, KN 3 jet kit, Individual KN pod filters, windshild. (photos soon)

Stage: Repaint and fix up. New PPG poly red job and decals. (this winter)

My History

Just picked one up on Saturday, June 29th, Gave her a full tune up and the 4 spark plugs and spark caps. Also changed the oil and filter (Wix) as well as the drive oil (80w90). New rear as well (Cheng Shin Marquis) recommend by the mechanic.

The is a great tire so far with no (3,000km) in fact I’ll likely get another one when it out next year.

I’ve a small windshield for the front of the and some Pro Grip gel grips to the standard grips.I find both very nice to the Seca.

Currently, I’m the motor oil (motormaster motorcycle and shaft drive oil (80w90) 1,500km and replace the oil filter or UAP/NAPA brand) on every Note on the Wix oil filter, you really to try this brand, it finished #1 on and design on the net from 20+ ones. I took it out after 3,000km and it looks like it could do another 2,000km. The old oil looked in good shape considering in there for that long.

few foreign deposits in the oil as well to the filter. You can get them in Canada at dealers for cheaper than a filter (which finished last in quality). Turns out WIX makes the NAPA oil filter as

Two up on the highway works out great so the seat is JUST long for 2 full sized adults and the is great for passing still. I do a lot of rides in and around Calgary, Canada and find the seating comfortable enough to go 4 hours and not be that sore. On the highway, the purrs along at 4,500rpm at and 5,000rpm at 110km/h in top (5th)

Fuel milage so far has been in 181 liters, 5.869 L/100Km 47.934 MPG fuel economy. I use (87 octane in Canada) gasoline all the from any petrol station the way.

UPDATE: Friday the 13th of 2007: After almost 5 of owning Hope I sold it to a new owner, Jay for $2200. I’ve it the best I could for the years I her and she has been a wonderful motorcycle and a example of a very fine UJM. Powerful, easy to lots of range, comfortable and a low shaft drive to boot.

In in the end I upgrades like individual KN pod air A DynoJet Stage III jet ket, suspension springs, new PPG showroom job and stainless steel braided lines amoung the numerous new parts to keep her in better 1982 shape. She has been all with me on trips and never let me

I’m sad to see her go, but glad she will be to a good new home and a caring ner

Sold to purchase the next in my life, a 2007 Suzuki 650 (DL650). I choose this because I really enjoy the versitility and practicality of the standard I also enjoy good miliage and riding distance needing to fill up.

Some of the 2 I wanted to try was fuel injection those cold morning and a V-Twin engine for low down

First Photos: When I got the

The day I got the bike (below photos)

The photos are of my actual bike the day I got (Wash, wax, polish and came later).

Second After a few weeks of prep, and wax.

I love doing to a bike you just bought. Use the stuff (polish, wax etc) and it make a HUGE difference in Tip: Always do this to bike BEFORE you sell it, get more for it.

Third Stage: Comparo — Stock Vs.

I found that I like upgrades to a motorcycle. I find I’m the type who enjoys more practical things to a rather than chome and do-dads, everyone is different and it is a way to your bike. This (2003) I’ve added steel brake lines of Russle and Goodrich), a KN stage 3 jet Individual KN pod filters and small

I got the very lucky opportunity to another XJ650R Seca that was stock and kept way by its original owner. The silver still looked great though it’s never polish and wax!

This ride gave me the opportunity to the two (Stock vs. modified) bikes to back. Here are some of my


The stock XJ650R’s feels weak in lower (the bane of In-line lack of torque in low RPMs) and isn’t a lot of pull below From 4,000-6,000rpm you get a good of acceleration, from 6-7,000rpm the again isn’t there and 7,000+ you better hang on. So the engine is smooth all the way, but it likes to squirt power out in ways.

The modded XJ650R feels very strong and is responsible by the KN Stage 3 jet kit. is the squirty power band, and it is by a hold on powerband that is acceleration all the way without any noticeable zones. Another big improvment was idle to 4,000rpm, the thottle was more responsive, and there was and torque. ( KN Products:

Stage 3 Jet Kit w/ 23-9021)

fortunately (or unfortunately on how you look at it), the KN Stage 3 jet kit requires removal of the stock air box and This allows the carbs to get their own individual KN pod filter as as the crankcase getting its own filter as This is a very practical to increase horsepower and torque as as decrease weight.


The XJ650R was still equiped front factory brake (rubber) and there isn’t a way to say it but they do not have the best or power to them. The front are a dual disc setup and glad for that, the original is a good one. Using the in soft or hard stops, you can the rubber brake lines and give a distant spongy

Braking power is adaqute for one or two up but more.

The moddified XJ650R stainless steel brake from Russle and Goodrich much more (x3?) and can even lock up the front when used too agressively. was no question what brakes want in case of an emergency

The stainless steel brake not only looked really on the Seca over the rubber ones but preformed better all as well.


The stock was still equiped with a handlebar. It is lower and less (more straight) and because of it makes the bike feel sporty. Your weight is on your hands but nicely as well.

This would be a handlebar for more sport riding.

The modified XJ650R is a little higher and just a more angled (more than the stock handlebar. I it a modified one because it is unclear if is an aftermarket handlebar or it was a stock as well. The handle bar puts weight on the hands and while you are in a sport riding position, it is likely more comfortable for touring.

Handlebars are very to the rider and really not one is better the other, it is what you are more with and used to using.

It is amazing that there is only 2 major modifications 2 minor) from the stock to the modified one, but it noticeably a big improvement all around.

Fourth Repaint and fix up.

I can’t wait for it to be this winter. All the plastic and primer, base coat and showroom clear coat has purchased. I decided to go with a top of the brand (PPG) because it look the best.

It will be PPG poly red with decals decided what ones to use PPG poly red is like the sample

2006 riding season:

good out there!

3 Reds in a Looks great next to the new and Honda VTR.

Experiences running a KN Performance 3 jet kit on the XJ

I figure that it must be if not rare to install a KN Performance 3 jet kit on the XJ650, but I needed new needles and the Kit was the best way to go, so I bought it and got it installed, and tuned professionally.

The KN Stage 3 Jet in case you are not familiar with it, KN STAGE THREE KITS for motorcycles with stock or tuned engines using KN clamp-on air filters and an aftermarket In most cases power of 10 — 15 % can be achieved. My kit came 2 different sized jets 112 and as well as new needles (with 5 stock Yamaha ones are NON instructions with photos as as 4 individual KN filters and a KN crankcase they even had a hat in the box!

I the mechanic out (learning you know) as as I could and watched a lot, are my observations:

-It can be installed without the of a mechanic, but I don’t suggest it. Too tuning, adjusting, setup, the carbs and all.

-You to remove the air box, air box boots, air box filter.

Yamaha XJ 750 Seca

-You need to a little the side panels so fit better next to the outside air filters. You just need to the sides a little (you notice the change when its

-Need to do quite a bit of carb adjusting the butterfly valves, air/fuel mixture screws

-Need to test ride the quite a few times in different speed and gear positions to sure everything is setup for power and torque from the

After it was all done (1.5 I have to say that the power of the XJ650R Seca is very all the way up to redline. The torque from the is VERY noticeably higher. It cures the low-mid range of power!

From 2,000rpm the pulls like it did without the kit at No more low RPM weak

acceleration. ) I haven’t full the horsepower aspect of the bike, I been up to 90km/h and but haven’t on the highway just yet since I got the bike back last

The individual filters make the bike just a little with a very sweet out of them the closer you get to wide throttle (WOW). LOVE the I’ll have to tape it.

Highly recommended. More more acceleration, less new great engine sound. sold.

Hope that anyone out there. )

Personal of my own 1982 XJ650RJ Seca

looking for my 3rd/4th bike I something reliable, powerful, to take 2 up and touring. My mechanic me to find one of these bikes. He this bike to me because out of the of bikes he gets a year to fix up in his he gets in very few of these if any at all and only come in for routine rather than more repairs or rebuilds.

My last 2 a 80′ Honda CB400T and a 78′ Suzuki GS550 me get here by understanding what I in a bike. The standard … suits me best and that’s I went looking for.

I did find a very nice and well taken care of Yamaha XJ650RJ Seca. So far I put on 3,000+ km’s and look to many 1,000’s more. I do 50/50 touring and city and in both situations is has enough to get out of trouble and to be able to handle 2 up

With over 73 hp on tap and a generous of torque I can wiz up long hills 2up and accelerating without much

Handling is super with neutral steering and its ability to corner hard and remain stable at speed is a boon. mileage is favorable and my average city and hwy) is 5.869 — 47.934 MPG.

On the the bike shows its power in area. 5th gear at 100km/h is and is vibration free and smooth. is 5,200 and just a touch of is creeping into the bars but is no near uncomfortable.

Seating position is upright and is comfortable, in fact after I don’t need a rest and only after 5 hours on the do I need to stretch my legs tall). Passing is good a nice pickup a 6,000+rpm 120km/h and you have the quick to pass anything in the way and picking up an 40km/h only takes 2-3

So far after 3,000km on the bike had no major repair work on anything. In fact the only job was to replace a fault 20A fuse! than gas and 2 oil and filter jobs on the (every 1,500km) the bike so far is its reliability in the field.

The biggest for riders of the Seca was its brakes. I the 2 piston double front brakes good and with 2 up it is This winter I will try to the braking by adding stainless brake hoses, softer and a front fork spring

Since the bike has not drained any in maintenance this year I be getting the valves and carbs replacing the cup-and-cone steering-head with tapered-roller bearings and add a fork brace as well.

The is a blast of fun to ride and to live I can only highly recommend Yamaha Seca XJ650R to looking for a fun bike to own.


Calgary, Alberta,

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