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Equivalent frame for XJ 650 '82

Discussion in 'XJ Technical Chat' started by Tymen, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Tymen

    Tymen New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Few weeks ago i bought a XJ650 '82. I'm trying to cumstomize it to a bobber.
    During disassembly i found out that the left bottomside of the frame (kickstand side) is completely rusted from the inside out and is basically swisscheese...

    repairing is ofcourse an option.... but if there are other frames (other build years or maybe even other models) that will fit my engineblock, steeringcolumn, wheels and fueltank, ofcourse without cutting up and customizing the frame, it would be a better option ofcourse.

    so are there frames (from other bikes) that would suite or i am doomed to find this one particular frame?

    thanks in advance!

    Kind regards,
    Tymen
     
  2. k-moe

    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Burbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    Do you have a Maxim (would have been a grey-market import from the U.S.), or a Seca (the standard, world-market xj650)?
     
  3. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    +1

    Being that you're in the Netherlands.... You probably have one of the multitude of xj650's that went to Europe. They're all the same thing.......the USA Maxim is different
     
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    Tymen New Member

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    Sorry i forgot to mention its a Maxim. but im not sure if its an American (import). My speedo is in miles though...
     
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    What does the frame number start with?
    Example;
    JYA4H7.............
    JYA35H...........
    JYA5K5............

    Etc------

    Or, what are the first three characters on the engine number? You can find that on the big rectangle area above the clutch cover.

    if it is a 650 maxim, then you need to find a 1980 to 1984XJ 650 maxim
     
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    Tymen New Member

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    at the moment im at work, but will check when im at home and report it here :)
     
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    MattiThundrrr Not a guru

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    Nederlands switched to standard metric system in 1869, so I'm gonna assume the bike is an import.
    Matt VdVeer
    aka Thundrrr
     
  8. hogfiddles

    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    1869?
     
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    Tymen New Member

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    So this is the serial i found: Jya5n800
    I also added a pic of the label...

    Please let me know which frames i could use.

    Much apreciated!!!
     

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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    1982 xj650 Maxim

    Any xj650 maxim frame from 1980-up will work
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Burbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    Yes. They switched from their own metric-system, which had been in use since 1816.
     
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    MattiThundrrr Not a guru

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    Crazy, huh? Been metric since Canada started canadaing!
     
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    Sounds right. It was first developed in the late 1700s. The 39th US Congress passed the Metric Act of 1866.
     
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    No wonder that parts guy was so confused when I was looking for parts for my 1868!
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Burbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    jayrodoh YimYam Premium Member

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    Hah! Never even realized they had that stuff back then, there's a cool YouTube video of one running.
     

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