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  1. Wayne Passow

    Wayne Passow New Member

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    I picked up an 82 XJ550 Maxim last summer and will be tearing into it soon. Just kinda getting the feel for what's available for this bike. I normally tear the whole bike down and go through every detail. I have been rebuilding Z1900 bikes for the last 12 years so this will be the first XJ550. I do own a XS2 650 which I have restored and also own a FJR1300. In ended up with this after purchasing a 74 CB550 in which the next-door neighbor came over and asked if I would buy his XJ550. Of course I said why not. One thing I'm concerned about is the lack of oversized pistons. Hopefully it can be honed and new std rings installed however a quick glance shows that these are hard to find also. I did see them at CMSL . Here is the XS2. I hope to restore the XJ550 to its original glory
     

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    Welcome to the clan Wayne. Nice xs2 and I also have one but not that nice yet. The xj550 is a pretty tough little engine that may not need a full rebuilding. But just about everything you need will be available here.
    Happy wrenching. And just how many Z1’s do you have?
     

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    Nice bike. The Z1 looks great too.
     
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    Welcome to the XJ cult...I mean forum....I mean community!!!!

    You will enjoy the XJ550.
     
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    Sparkly clean bikes!
     
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    Nice collection
     
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    At the moment I have 4 an early 73 (oct of 72),a 74 and 2 75's. I am also restoring a 73 z1900 for a friend along with the 74CB550 Honda. I restored a 75 for him last year. See below
    walts z1  off hueter.jpeg
     
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    To0manybikes, that a pretty good looking XS2.
     
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    Love the Z1 awesome bike.
     
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    Welcome to the site, great bike collection, keep them coming.
     
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    Sat in father in laws shed for the last 30 years and the only real problem is a very rusty tank. But it’s complete and even the exhaust is in good shape.
     
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    Very pretty!
    Dear God, I need the patience to do work like this...... and I need it RIGHT NOW!
     

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