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Restored 1980 Xj650 (4k0)

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    Restored to stock, except for exhaust mufflers.
    Restored from two old and wrecked bikes. Really enjoyed doing it.
  1. taptapindustries
    Beautiful Resto!
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  2. Artur1968
    My name is Artur and I am from Sweden. I have a 1981 yamaha xj650 4K0.Your bike is fantastic. This color is beautiful. What is the paint code?
    Kind regards
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    1. David Gaunt
      Hi Artur, I can’t remember off hand but will find it out for you. As I recall it was the original code from Yamaha.
      David Gaunt, May 26, 2022
  3. Artur1968
    Great job
    Fantastic motorcycle
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  4. Gord Vail
    Beautiful job on the Bike, I am restoring my silver one. If I had the money. I’d love to have the matching Red.
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  5. 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
  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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    2. chips
      Hello 4K0 in Europe 1980 came as Crystal silver and Cardinal candy red i am restoring 3 X Js just now my original stating silver just a clean up, a cheap one i bought getting painted Cardinal red , and i am doing the 3rd the colour sceme for a 1982 yics model , 11N which is called Candy blue ,
      chips, Mar 11, 2021
    3. chips
      Rs paints in UK have all three colours for me and the red and the blue candys get a base coat , searched and eventually found the tank decals and tail piece decals for the candy blue , the tank decal unlike the other 2 colours does not have the badge going through it , but sits in front of it , i finally realised it was not a 4KO but an 11N model .
      chips, Mar 11, 2021
    4. chips
      I have also looked and not found side panel badges but a friend is going to try chrome foiling them and then sealing them
      chips, Mar 11, 2021