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Discussion in 'Hangout Lounge' started by Polock, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Paul Howells

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    That year is pretty rare... Only 601 came to Canada, 286 to Australia. I dunno if that justifies the price though.

    Also, is the purple Demon for sale too?
     
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    From the Information Overload Hour:
    XJ750 engine in an XJ900 frame. Only 601 made for the Canadian market. Engine actually displaces 749cc (1cc larger than standard XJ750 models, which were only 748cc's) and uses a hotter exhaust cam, larger (+1,00mm) intake valves, different crankcase, cylinder jugs, and pistons/rings, the XJ900 type clutch assembly and middle gears set, as well as the strengthened 2nd gear set as used in the XJ650 Turbo, XJ750-X, and XJ900 models. Similar but not quite identical to the 1984 Australia-only XJ750RL (45T model). It has been noted that all the Red/Silver XJ750RL models (Canada) seem to have black motors while the Blue/White models (Australia) have silver motors.
     
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    i want one...
     
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    a little steep on the price even for Canadian dollars run around 400 to 600 on CL in New England
     
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    I saw a CL ad a few months back that was asking $16k for a 2003 Triumph Thunderbird 900 (Hinkley Triple). A few weeks later he almost came to his senses and dropped it to $8999. They typically go for between $2200 and $3000. I don't think it's sold yet.....
     
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    Tried to upload video but disallowed via file extension - it runs. Seca 750 - no title. If anyone needs parts I will go get it tomorrow.
     
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    you could just get a title from Vermont they allow out of staters to register motorcycles and cars by mail.

    vin check by local sheriff bill of sale and a check for the tax and reg. plates and title arrive in the mail
     
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    Just read that thread - this is cheeky. I like it. Just read that thread. So..will the forks swap over to the 550? :D
     
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    I recommend getting just the VT registration then doing a reg transfer to your own state. It is easier. (I got a MA title for my bike that way)
     
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    I'd be in the market for turn signals and mufflers depending how they look....
     
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    Someone go get that one above!!
     

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