XJ Garage item created by Mike Martens, Aug 19, 2015
Pros - Colour and line as a cafe racer should have.
Cons - Probably in the premium cost level.
Seems nothing left untouched and great work from different specialists.
Pros - Very clean lines and it looks like the cv carbs have been replaced with mikuni "pumpers"
Cons - None that I can see
Is there any increase in performance with the carb swap and pods most posts seem to be against pods
Pros - If they made em like that I'd buy one in a heart beat
Cons - The only Con is I can't ride it!
Planning similar type of conversion to a 90 Radian. If it turns out half as nice I'll be a happy
Pros - Everything
Can you say perfection
Pros - style meets performance
Cons - none
Its an excellent sleeper. true yamaha rider would think this is a 82 xj 550 at a glance.
At the Barber Vintagefest last year I had a lot of fun with people who were like, "it cannot be a xj550 because the motor and wheels are way too large, so what is it?" In person the bike is even more compact and beefy than what the photos show. Thanks for looking!
I love it! I'm starting my project soon and already took some notes from yours
Pros - everything
Cons - nothing
Very nice - that's exactly how I would envisage Yamaha taking the seca into a street bike for today.