Discussion in 'Hangout Lounge' started by Polock, Mar 3, 2017.
1983 Yamaha seca 900
Need me to go pick it up for you Dave? Hahaha
I just checked this bike out as it is literally 2 blocks from my work.
There is not much to be excited about, it is just too far gone for any reasonable restoration.
I already have a rust free RJ tank but it needs a dent repaired. The tank on this one is showing serious rust and would need more work than the one I have now.
I made a deal to swap his valve cover for a Turbo valve cover.
I hope it fits, sure looks tidier than that YICS 3-stripes thing.
That's a decent price for a pile of parts!
The seller said the fact it has a registration is why he values it as high as stated.
The motor turns but I noticed broken upper case where the RH crank end cap bolts on.
Also broken cooling fins.
Might be of value to someone trying to right a messed up bobber frame.
Anyone interested in this one? About 1.5 hours from me....
And one that's closer, but tired
Minutes away from me. Price seems a bit steep. The big ding in the tank is a detractor.
And the wrong mirrors
And the gauges mounted wrong
And the missing ignition switch cover
And the missing grab bar
And the wrong handlebars
And the rubber bands on the turn signals
And the incorrect seat cover
Not in my budget, but maybe somebody out there likes this one, assuming it's been jetted well enough. They even added the oil cooler we never got. I'm a little jealous.
Well he did come down to 1200. Still too much in my eyes as thats what i paid for mine complete and original.
It's funny when they say they replaced the air box with pods for better performance. Like there are a bunch of Yamaha engineers standing around going 'Why didn't we think of that?'
It's more like the air filter costs $100 (in Canada) and you can buy some pods from China for $20.
Well.....a lot of people DO replace the airbox with pods THINKING they will get better performance. BUT---the reality for a lot of them is that they then find out that they DIDN'T GET better performance that they THOUGHT they would, though.....
Couple of things I really want... but not that much money want...
Will a Maxim pipe fit my Seca?
The wmblemnis the same.
The pipes are slightly different, they do sort of interchange, but realize that the angles and lengths vary-- sonit may not fit as snug as you'd like. Personally, I found you can swap things around as long as you use all 4 pipes from one model.--- 4 maxim pipes on the seca, 4 seca pipes on the maxim.....
But also--realize that the collector snouts vary in length, and the heat shields are different lengths too. So long and short of it--- thing can switch around, but they won't necessarily fit as good or look as good. I would be cautious of trying to mix and match a set pipes though
I keep seeing these individual NOS pipes come up from time to time and I always have in my mind that maybe I could slowly piece together a set of brand new pipes
It would be beautiful. I have the same thoughts
Whoah! This one's not a bad price...considering, apparently, it comes with a baby!
oh wait... maybe I read that wrong. haha! Damn misleading pics!