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Red Bike

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  • Year:
    1982
    Make:
    Yamaha
    Model:
    XJ550
    Engine Size:
    550
    Modifications & Accessories:
    -Rear sets and handle bars fabricated.
    -Fuse box upgrade.
    -Factory seat reshaped, width thinned almost 3", and reupholstered.
    -Lowered fuel tank in front 1 1/2".
    -Swingarm swap off of a 1993 XJ600,width tightened 1 1/2" to fit suspension mounts.
    -Steering damper with fabricated mount.
    -House of Kolor red paint.
    -145 MPH speedometer in lowered factory cluster.
    -XJ700 engine side covers.
    -Euro wiring harness replicated.
    -XJR400 SS header pipes, NOS collector, reverse cones w/ SS wool packing.
    -HYPERPAK FlameThrower TCI unit.
    -AGM 14AMP battery.
    -2003 CB750 coils w/ 8mm plug wires.
    -RFY rear shocks. (modified)
    Front set up:
    -Lowered 1983 GSX650 air forks, brake calipers & 19" front wheel.
    -Progressive springs.
    -1982 KZ750 drilled dual front discs.
    -1983 GSX650 front fender.
    Rear disc brake set up:
    -2002 R6 master cylinder & reservoir.
    -1998 Bandit GSF600 caliper.
    -1983 GSX750 18" rear wheel.
    -1982 KZ750 drilled disc.
    -Fabricated brackets,caliper stay & brake control bell crank.
    Built not bought, $500 Craigslist find with 8000 miles. One owner.
  1. Nastn8
    Hey Robawf.... I'm wondering what you can tell me about this Hyperpack TCI unit you've utilized. I'm thinking its possible I may run into an air fuel mixture that may require an aggressive spark.
    1. robawf
      The Hyperpak TCI is a solid unit. My bike seems to run better since installing the TCI. Supposedly the way the advance curve is set up is different from the stock configuration. Whatever it is, the bike just pulls really in a semi violent kind of way different than before. Thats fine with me. The company that sells them is Electronic Research and Development,it is out of New Zealand.
      robawf, Mar 1, 2017
    2. robawf
      Its a one man shop ran by a guy named Wayne Gum, damn good guy, stands behind his product 100%. He has a eBay storefront or you can order from ERD. The only drawback is the standard shipping time to the US from NZ is 3 to 4 weeks, so you gotta deal with that wait time. The price was about $130.00 because it was on sale for the Thanksgiving Cyber Sale whatever thing. I did replace my coils, wires and plug caps with new stuff along with rewiring the bike from scratch when installing the Hyperpak.
      robawf, Mar 1, 2017