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Aussie XJers

Discussion in 'Other' started by brenton, May 9, 2006.

  1. mr blackstock

    mr blackstock New Member

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    Have a run through of the many diy files on the board, heaps of info. Or, check YouTube, heaps of guys showing clearly how to do what you're after. Also, grab a manual, very handy.

    Cheers, gareth
     
  2. Rebem

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    Fellow Aussie XJ'rs, I'm selling my 650. I'll place this on the for sale thread but with such a US focused website I thought I'd start here first.

    After 18 months of bringing the XJ back from the dead, it's time to move on. Licensed, running and ready to modify or restore. It has new tyres, fluids and filters, a top end overhaul including shims and a carby (all four!) rebuild. Electrics are original with a new fuse box. If you're after a reasonably priced PCR entry bike, this might be it.

    Want to restore it? I've kept all the original parts and no frames were cut, bent or in any way harmed during this exercise! Even the panels and the cowling have simply had plasti-coat applied so you can remove it and see the original red paintwork.

    This bike has grunt and character but I just don't have the passion to keep converting her to full cafe or brat so she'll need finishing if you're that way inclined. Heaps of spares (see photos) and I'd like to move it all in one lot.

    Looking for $2,000 to $3,000 - big range, happy to talk.

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  3. Chops

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    Hi. I recently accidentally purchased an 81 XJ750 Seca.... I was at a mate’s shed and noticed a bike languishing in the corner covered in crap, somehow the next day we were unloading it into my shed.
    I put some fuel in it, attached some jumper cables and cranked it over, couldn’t get it to start but it sort of coughed a few times. I gave it a liberal spray of Start Ya Bastard and tried again, it roared (whimpered) into life for a couple of seconds. So first step was clean and rebuild carbys. Removed carbs, stripped, ultra-sonic bath, then jumped online to order carby kits...... that’s where the problem started. Where do you buy carby kits for Hitachi HSC33 carbs? After much googling I found this forum, I figured you guys must know!
    Advice needed on all sorts of issues.
    I live in Newstead Victoria.
     
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  4. Bushy

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    Hello Chops, are you sure the carbs are HSC 33 not 32 as far as I know the 32 is most common on the 750 seca. On the top right of this page you'll see XJ4ever he's in the US and will be a good source for carb parts, don't know about shipping costs these days tho. For the usual consumable stuff I'd stay with Aus' but in my experience XJ4ever will be good for the more specialised detail parts. Throttle shaft seals are sure to be needed if they haven't been done before.
    I'll bet any question you have has been answered before on here, a bit of hunting around will find you all sorts of info.

    Here's a starter for you http://www.xjbikes.com/forums/threads/in-the-church-of-clean.14692/
    and another http://www.xjbikes.com/forums/threads/talkin-tech-various-thoughts-on-various-issues.14608/

    Good luck tinkering with your new toy. And I suggest you start your own thread with what's going on with your bike rather than getting lost among 'Aussie XJers".
     
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  5. Chops

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    Hi Bushy, I’m not actually sure that I have HSC33 carbs, I’m totally new to Hitachi carbs and XJ Yamahas. Is there a simple way to tell the difference? Part number I should be looking for?

    I’ll start a build thread for my unplanned resto. I’m still undecided as to whether I’ll grow a mullet, get an acid wash jacket and embrace the 80s styling or if it will get a sort of ‘cafe-ish’ make over.
     
  6. Frapfrap

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    Just be aware that the US carbs have the air/fuel ratio screw capped, so you can't make any adjustments. Unlike the Australian carbs apparently. I bought a set of the US ones and only learnt this afterwards.
    I read that you may be able to remove this cap but risk stuffing it up.
     
  7. MattiThundrrr

    MattiThundrrr Not a guru

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    It was capped to prevent adjustments affecting tune that would circumvent environmental regulations. The cap can be delicately drilled out to allow access. Everyone does it!
     
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    To the point where you wouldn't need to reject for pods and pipe? I just ask as this is what I'm about to do!
     
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    No. Pods and exhaust change make rejetting necessary. You will be lean, risking engine meltdown!
     
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  10. Bushy

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    " And I suggest you start your own thread with what's going on with your bike rather than getting lost among 'Aussie XJers'. " To quote myself. After saying g'day here that is.

    In either Technical Chat or Modifications if that's what you're doing. It's easier for people to know what is going on with your bike, what you have or havn't done. You will get a lot more useful feedback that way.
     
  11. mr blackstock

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    I challenge anyone to find a useable part on the bike recently advertised, I reckon the brake pedal is good to go. I cannot find a single other part worth retrieving. The last time I asked a seller to detail not which parts were unuseable, but to actually detail useable ones, I got told I was being a "troll".

    If anyone has a look at this bike, please report back, as I am curious as hell. I do not think I would take this bike for free, hell, getting rid of the metal as scrap would cost me petrol money to dump it. Should I ask if the $250 is the pay someone to take it? Or shuld I suggest he use the bike as a boat anchor?

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Yamaha-Xj-650/173139079343?hash=item284fe4b0af:g:vw0AAOSwz~paBOW8
     
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    has any one in oz radically modified a xj frame and then got the bike redgoed ??? or do I start looking around coffs harbour for very cheap acreage ha and an old fergy with a back blade to make a track ???
     

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