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Restored 1980 Xj650 (4k0)

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  • Year:
    1980
    Make:
    Yamaha
    Model:
    XJ650
    Engine Size:
    650
    Modifications & Accessories:
    Restored to stock, except for exhaust mufflers.
    Restored from two old and wrecked bikes. Really enjoyed doing it.
  1. Old_School_Rock
    Very nice! I'm doing a 1982 Seca 650. What did you do to clean up the wheels? Thanks.
    1. David Gaunt
      Hi, just elbow grease and some paint.
      David Gaunt, Jul 14, 2020
  2. Jordan Litchfield
    Looks a gem! I’m curious how you got the fairings looking so clean. On a cafe conversion of my own 82 XJ650. Someone has made an attempt on them at some point but need to give it some proper love now.
    1. David Gaunt
      Thanks. Not sure what you mean by fairings, if you mean side covers, they were repainted
      David Gaunt, May 18, 2020
  3. JCH
    Nice work David,looks like it just came off the Showroom floor...
    Do you live here in Wash Area ?
    1. David Gaunt
      Thanks. I am from Perth Australia
      David Gaunt, May 7, 2020
  4. Kalikiano Kalei
    That's a beautiful restoration! I had a 1982 XJ750 (black) with only 44K miles on the clock. Like a FOOL, I sold it and have regretted doing so ever since. Your restored 650 is a jewel!
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    1. David Gaunt
      Thanks, I enjoyed the restoration process and riding it is as much fun as I remembered back in the early 80’s
      David Gaunt, Apr 28, 2020
  5. taptapindustries
    Beautiful Resto!
      Gregory70 and David Gaunt like this.
  6. Chal
    Wow, that's a really beautiful looking bike. Inspiring but you've really set the bar high.
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  7. Pizzaman
    That's beautiful. Nice work. Lot of effort put into that one
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  8. Connor Bunch
    Wow, that's one classy bike
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  9. Simmy
    Also your chrome parts look awesome. Did you get things re-plated?
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    1. David Gaunt
      Hi, yes got the headers rechromed and bought new gauge surrounds.
      David Gaunt, Oct 22, 2019
  10. Simmy
    I'm curious to know what paint schemes you got in Australia with the 650?
    In Canada we got silver bikes with non-YICS motors or the red like yours with YICS motors.
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    1. David Gaunt
      We only ever got non YICS models, I think they were available in blue silver and red. My side cover badges are Seca 650 which are not correct, I just couldn’t find the 650 only badges.
      David Gaunt, Oct 22, 2019