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Discussion in 'Hangout Lounge' started by SnoSheriff, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. CactusJack578

    CactusJack578 Member

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    Hi Andrew I love Scramblers. Don't know why I don't own any. I'm looking forward to your XJ750 scrambler pics.
     
  2. Attom

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    Got an 82 750 Maxim last year. Was rough, but under $300. Every time I google search for a part or repair it has brought me here.

    It was spray painted red just about everywhere, had bald rotten tires, dented tank, no working signals, no tank gauge, no speedo, rats nest of a fuse block, and the kid thought the starter was out.

    So far I have:
    Removed the rattle can red from the rims, driveshaft, rotors, drum, tank, and shocks.
    Replaced the tires
    Painted the tank (like Bobba Fett's helmet, since the square lights made me think of Star Wars)
    I replaced the wheel speed sensor, but the new (used) one failed in less than a mile.
    Replaced the broken front signals with LEDs.
    Currently trying to get the flashers to work... new relay does nothing.
    Next up is rewiring the fuse block and taking another crack at the speedo.

    Areas that I could use some advice:
    Do I need a specific flasher relay? I got a three prong with the same pattern that is rated for LED or incandescent, but it does nothing, the old relay lights up but doesn't flash.
    Where can I find a battery cover?
    Best place to find a nice simple fuse block?

    Photo of bike still red doesn't show how bad it was. I failed to take before pics; this is the pic from the Facebook listing.

    Previously had an xs400 maxim, brother has a xj400 seca
     

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  3. XJ550H

    XJ550H Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    you need to use the oem relay it is 3 prong for a different reason what kind of bulbs are you using need to be 27 watt unplug the canceller unit se if bulbs flash clean bulb sockets
     
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    Chitwood Well-Known Member

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    He changed to led signals so he likely needs to unplug self cancel unit as suggested. I am unfamiliar with the 3 prong flasher units but I believe one of those needs to be grounded for some reason or another I think I've read that on here before.
     
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    this flasher from superbrightleds.com

    Flasher is LF1-S-FLAT
     
  6. CactusJack578

    CactusJack578 Member

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    Here's another guy, Attom who buys a POS and turns it into a great ride. Cool paint. Different. I have a confession.. I had to look up Bobba Fett. That makes the paint job AND the square headlight even cooler.
     
  7. MattiThundrrr

    MattiThundrrr Not a guru

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    Whaaaaaaaat?!
     
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  8. Colin 85 700

    Colin 85 700 Active Member

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    I found it through Google looking for parts, super glad I found you guys, I was ready to rebuild my motor needlessly!
     
  9. AndrewD

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    I am taking the thing apart right now and about to rebuild. I will post pics when I am done!
     
  10. Brian Jones

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    Bought a 1981 Xj650 out of a barn for 450$, googled around for parts and found this forum :)
     
  11. lupz

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    I simply purchased a XJ, typed in XJ forum into good old google and here I am.
     
  12. Steve Jorgensen

    Steve Jorgensen New Member

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    This site comes up a lot whenever I search for Yamaha 'how to' as well as general XJ info.
     
  13. Curtis Weekes

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    I bought an 82 XJ650 Seca and began looking for info via google and this was one of the top sites. So much amazing information here and obviously a great community of XJ owners.
     
  14. raskal

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    I arrived like others, via google

    Just bought a '82 XJ750 Maxim. Will keep it stock to take advantage of B.C.'s ICBC collector plate program. Cheap insurance on anything 25 years or older. Without collector plates I'd be paying over $1000/year
     
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    Signing in from Corpus Christi, Texas. I just purchased a 1983 XJ750K Maxim(as my research leads me to believe at least) for a whopping $350. It has the YICS emblems on the engine side plates, and if I do say so myself, it is in pretty decent condition.

    I intend on keeping it stock, with only a handlebar set and mirror updates possibly. I will clean her up, put a windshield and saddle bags like Sarah's so that this will be my wife's ride. I found that the only "tech data" I could find was a Haynes, so I delayed that and found y'all. I had to disassemble the carbs and perform a thorough cleaning, needless to say, I mixed and matched the jets the first 4 times I disassembled and assembled until I came across some of the great posts on this site. Last night I installed all the jets in their appropriate locations and man does she purr. A lot of work ahead of me, but I know it will be a great bike.
     

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    I recently got an XJ900RK and a gentleman who was giving me advice on Reddit told me about this forum.
     
  17. dowski68

    dowski68 Well-Known Member

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    This is the place for all your tech needs. Glad to see another member
     
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  18. Ryengoth

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    Trying to find information on replacement VIN tags. Rebirthing a 1982 XJ550. Frame is almost torn down completely so I'll need a replacement sticker soon.
     

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