My first Yamaha four stroke. Spotted on fb marketplace, thought it must be wrong..... 1984 Yamaha xj900f + parts £250 and only 36 miles away. Message was sent, questions answered, I’ll have it. Cadged a tail lift van from a mate and nipped over to Winsford on Saturday morning, what did we find, well I’ll tell you. A superb condition 44k beauty, he has had to stop riding at 71, it’s too heavy and arthritic hands means he struggles with brake and clutch. Newly fitted matching Bridgestone tyres, new brake pads, heated grips and a (but it did not help him) ‘easy pull’ clutch helper, new haven shocks and a new mot and 4into 1 it has a twin headlight PowerBronze full fairing, brass bar ends that he made along with a homemade top box and pannier carrier. She does not run, the black fuel tank is a bit of a leaker, he sourced from Germany a very clean replacement tank, shame it’s blue, I have swapped them this morning, new seals for the tap and fuel level sensor (he supplied the new seals) had a bit of a job working out which of the 7 pipes from the carbs go where, sorted that but could go no further as I need some small hose clamps, I just know though that she will start straight away. Hope to get it started in the morning. Included in the price were so many new and used spares it’s ridiculous, he gave me the new Haynes manual as the old one was grubby, along with a factory book, lots of the spares are brand new, he bought things ‘just in case’..... going from a quick look around ebay I estimate a good £600+ of bits, good tanks go for £250 alone. Boy did I get lucky well I got pictures, just not quite right.