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it is important that you fully ID your bike in threads you post

Discussion in 'XJ Technical Chat' started by XJ550H, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. XJ550H

    XJ550H Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    When posting threads in the forums if you would start by listing your full bike in the title and in your first post in the thread it would help us who are trying to help you and people who may have a similar problem.

    example : Title Bike wont start 83 XJ750 Maxim

    post: My XJ750K will not start. this is what I have done........

    in the thread
    TECH TOPIC: Model ID and VIN's

    you will see how to ID your bike by vin always check frame and motor vins

    here is a list of 550's with both ways to ID them to everyone
    550's:

    XJ550H = 1981 XJ550 Maxim
    XJ550RH = 1981 XJ550 Seca

    XJ550J = 1982 XJ550 Maxim
    XJ550RJ = 1982 XJ550 Seca

    XJ550K = 1983 XJ550 Maxim
    XJ550RK = 1983 XJ550 Seca

    R is a seca model followed by year number
    H,J, and K are years of bike with just the year letter it indicates a Maxim

    then if you would add it to your signiture line that would be great as it would show in every post you make.

    click on your forum name above right side of page
    then click signiture and add you bike by either of the naming methods XJ550H or 81 XJ550 Maxim.

    we are not mind readers and Not all XJ systems are the same. you will get a quicker response
    Thanks
    XJ550H
     
  2. MattiThundrrr

    MattiThundrrr Not a guru

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    Make it a sticky! Required reading for new members. Thanks
     
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  3. k-moe

    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    Done.

    To add some emphasis:

    There are at least two sub-models of every XJ, just in the U.S. market.
    Worldwide, an XJ750 can be one of almost half-a-dozen (might be more) configurations within that model designation; each of which having a variety of differnces that can make advice for one configuration entirely useless when applied to another configuration.
    For example (using a different model), the most common issue we run across is someone asking for advice about their XJ700. The XJ700 comes in two flavors; aircooled, and water-cooled. While both machines have parts in common, they have entirely different power plants (among other things). Try checking vlave lash on a watercooled XJ700X using the how-to guide for an XJ700N, and you'll be cursing a blue-streak at us.
     
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    fastenova Member Premium Member

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    It is worth mentioning that non-premium members are limited to 20 characters in their signatures. That means I don't even have room in my signature to indicate that my frame is 1982 and the motor is 1980 (Thanks for that, PO...)
     
  5. XJ550H

    XJ550H Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    thats ok but when you ask a question and/or post a thread instead of saying what tires should I use on my bike or what tires should i use on my 550, title it 1982 550 maxim what tires should I use

    or at least in the first post tell us the bike you have so whe know what you have
     

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