So essentially a pre-unit Firebird?
starter motor O-ring
You can do your spare motor in your sleep now. :)
I want a 1961 motorcycle, same age as me.
Thinking a 1961 BSA Goldstar Catalina would do nicely.
That's me below with the poor man's...
Another thing to consider is the rear wheel.
I believe the FZ750 front is 16" x 2.75 and this would complement your 16" x 3.0 rear.
It might need to be chained up in case it decides to go riding without you LOL
The diverter plate at the oil filter is the same for all the Yamahas with that filter.
Mounting the cooler and routing the lines may take some...
I would love to see this, pics please
The parts are identical, shouldn’t be any performance difference.
@Phil B what is wrong with your head?
You have 3 bikes which can donate a head.
Yamaha labelled 2 different bikes XJ600.
The rest of the world...
Wow that is a looker!
Big road bike sales were up 18% in 2020 and off-road bikes a whopping 46% but HD are sliding. I’m not a fan of their stuff but have learned to...
I’ve whittled my list for adventure touring smaller every trip I take. At one time I tried taking cooking gear but no more. I took just a 21” tube...
Yep, and the large bug net
wow, liquid cooling and mono-shock!
check it out......
I have a Colortune also and my experience is not successful either.
Starting at 2-1/2 and tweaking 1/4 turn each way until it responds nicely has...
Just set them all at 2-1/2 turns and check the sync again.
Sounds about right. Now turn the mixture screw in until you get a nice Bunson burner blue.
Orange signifies a rich condition, 4-1/2 turns would...
I looked at the add.
Neither are 1985 Maxims.
I suspect 83 or 84 as 82 had the Atari dash panel, so yes they will be very compatible to your...
FJ1100/1200 derived motor.
@FJ111200 what similarities and differences are there with the motors between the 2 bikes?
Welcome Brad, the 550 trike looks like a cool project, good on you to keep your father riding.
You haven’t told us what you’re riding?
@cds1984 that should work.
Your welding looks great. Go for it!
One thing I would recommend you look at is the XJ mount for the OEM exhaust...
I read that, it’s like a prehistoric Britten.
sorry to nitpick you again @Mechanic1978 but the only way this makes sense is if you’re missing the spacer between the bearings.
Are you thinking...
I think we can all agree on that.
My bikes all have car oil, (OMG I said it!! LOL) some even synthetic car oil, that's not likely to be the...
Correct, and cables stretch.
The adjustment at the other end is for initial set up.
from Yamaha Seca Turbo manual but they're all the same
correct, or the 2nd nut.
The cable is adjusted at this end by positioning the nut at the right of the bracket, there's over a 1/2 inch of...
or just go with the Seca Turbo collector, centre stand would need to go though.
Those nuts are in the correct position.
The cable is adjustable at this end by moving the nuts on the threads.
Putting the nuts together would...
There is not a lot known about them.
you mean like this...
I know you know your stuff, we all have brain farts.
This is incorrect. Richer mixture will burn cooler.
Your cop bike has the tank from the 750 Seca so everything will need to integrate with that.
Side panels, seat, tail piece, grab rail, inner and...
Here's pics of my 650Turbo conversion to XJ650RJ.
I assume you're looking to convert to the same configuration.
We didn't see your police specials...
Here's a couple pics of my touring bike.
campsite on 1st night
you can blow your horn out here, no one to hear it...
Easiest thing is to just drill the countersunk heads off.
Then with the cover off there is enough screw sticking out to work the vise grips.
We'll be about 80 kms from the Trans-Canada Hwy so will be going there to fill up and buy food and beer each day, only the essentials.
KLR is almost packed. I'm heading out July 1st for 6 days with 6 buddies, we're all on KLR's.
We'll be right out of cell range, vagrant camping...
I recently changed the rear tire on my KLR.
The previous tire I had done at a shop.
I noticed instead of removing weights already there they just...
Drew, the best advice is to do the repairs yourself, with expert guidance available on this forum.
Start a thread in the Technical section for...
I've never been a fan of fuel tank liners, seen too many of them separate and cause problems.
If it were me I would clean the inside of the tank...
There is a difference in the throttle cables between what is required for the Mikunis you have in place now. Disconnect the throttle cable for...
853 bore 67 stroke 60.5
Valves 36.1 and 30
748 bore 65 stroke 56.4
Valves 33 and 28
carbs 35 Mikuni on 900
32 Hitachi on 750...
You lucky dog!
Nice job on the plastic welding, I paid to have it done over the years but never attempted it myself.
I found a pic on the net...
Thanks @Timbox I can't praise my KTM enough.
2005 EXC525 I bought new.
Shortly after the electric start ate itself and shredded the pinion gear...