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

  1. hogfiddles

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

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    May it has 5 valves cuz it has a maxim X seat set on it....lol
    Not very good research ,though
     
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    went a little overboard using that many valves to mount the seat
     
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    I was wondering how many airheads Yamaha made with 5 valves per cylinder!
    Probably used wikipedia.
     
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    I didn't realize my xj700n was missing 12 of its valves. That explains a lot. I should have done more research.
     
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    They may have gotten sucked out if you experienced a vacuum leak at some point.
     
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    XJ550H Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    they are used to secure the seat look and you will see themo_O
     
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Dang it, now I gotta clean up all the coffee I just sprayed...
     
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    Polock Well-Known Member

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    MattiThundrrr Not a guru

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    "motor is complete less cylinder head and carburetor and magneto.."

    Yeah, other than that...
     
  11. hogfiddles

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

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    Yeah! Oh, forgot -----other than the seat, bars, .....and, well--basically EVERYTHING.
    but hey, most of the original rust is there......along with more.
     
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    It's a yanaha!
     
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    Polock Well-Known Member

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    Collectors Dream!= Dent on gas tank, it is a shiny dent though
    0 miles on rebuilt carburetor.= won't start
    Front caliper is seized and needs to be rebuilt or replaced= stops as well as it go's

    he forgot the extra air filtration system and custom tank badges
     
  15. hogfiddles

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

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    For $3k, I'd expect to have the correct exhaust, the correct airbox and boots hooked correctly, and a not-bent rear left signal in addition to what was already mentioned
     
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    Purple 650 turbo - I can see why it stayed in the garage
     
  17. hogfiddles

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

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    Anyone see this----
    Funny thing about that serial number on the 550r he listed below......
     
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    yes he must be the member with the seca 550 because it also has a maxim front wheel

    1981 Yamaha SECA 550 Only 475 Miles Serial #000002


    Price Realized 1,350.00 USD
    Date Sold 5/3/2018
     
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