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Discussion in 'Eastern US and Canada' started by Johnius, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. Johnius

    Johnius Member

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    Anyone from the Detroit area on the forum? I've had an '81 XJ750 here for a few years. Saw one other, tried to catch up, but lost him in traffic. Looking for a colortune to borrow or the name of a good shop.
     
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    Well I'm a new be also live in windsor on. 83 mamum 550 fist year rider
     
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    Welcome. Mike! These guys here are awesome. I have a few of the Yamaha special tools if you need to borrow anything. And I'm always up for a ride Sunday or Monday!
     
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    No all good so far just did a first plug and oil and filter change . I know about car motors but not a lot of bike stuff but willing to learn .need to now where I can get a manual on this bike ( can't aford people to work on it lol)
     
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    Xj4ever has just about any part you could want, including manuals. I think I found mine on eBay before I knew about the forums here.

    That's a really sharp looking bike, by the way. Have you found the thread called 'be the bunny'? There's a lot of wisdom from long time riders in it.

    Who do you drive for? I currently work for jb hunt, so I don't get across the border, but I see all kinds of Ontario trucks.
     
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    I drive for a local company morrice Trans. Been there for the 16 + years.
     
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    Oakland county... 248!!!!
     
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    Awesome! I'm not far away in Macomb county!
     
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    I'm over here in Downriver MI. I've had my XJ650J Maxim since 1985. I done just about everything to this bike. I'm in the process of rebuilding a carb rack.
     
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    Welcome! Best of luck with those carbs! I've got a YICS tool, a vacuum sync, and a colortune if you'd like to borrow any of them. Do you hit up any of the bike nights in the summer?
     
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    I have not had the bike on the road for three years. I also have the tune/sync tools. Perhaps we can get together for a tune when the carbs are in. I'm hoping to be tuning in late Jan. I have a semi heated garage. I'll be cleaning and polishing between carb rebuilding. Let me know.
     
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    Sure! I'm off Sundays and Mondays, which I know makes it tough. And I'm no pro, that's for sure, you might teach me a couple things.
     
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    Not too close, but in Saginaw, Mi. XJ750 Maxim non-runner at this point. Winter project to start after Christmas. I cleaned and checked out the carburetors only because the bike didn't come with any carbs, so I went the local Yamaha dealer and got some used. I plan on a bunch of mods, don't really care for the bike in stock form but the engine is pretty cool, plus I don't mind shaft drive for this type of bike.
    Cheers, 50gary
     
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    I've run to Saginaw just for a ride before!
     
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    Woot I'm out in Dearborn heights at work, literally just got my '81 XJ650 running Tuesday, been running the heck out of it since, needs a lot of work still, sync the carbs, tuning, valve lash inspection, some leaky gaskets. But still runs like a champ! Nice to meet y'all's.
     
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    Welcome! The COVID has me out of a job, so if you want to go for a ride sometime, let me know!
     
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    In St Clair Shores, '83 XJ750 Midnight
     

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