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A little bit of custom work on 81 XJ650 Maxim

Discussion in 'XJ Modifications' started by cregoryjames, Jun 30, 2020 at 10:59 AM.

  1. cregoryjames

    cregoryjames New Member

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    Saginaw, Michigan
    I recently bought an XJ650 Maxim from down in Ohio. Brought it up to Michigan and rode for a bit before making some adjustments.
    I had to replace the fork seals immediately.
    I put in a new 7" headlight (I believe for a Jeep, actually).
    Ended up chopping the mufflers off and welding on turndowns.
    Bondo over the logo mount for a more smooth looking tank (plus the guy I bought it from had some flaming skull metal decals). I blacked out the engine because I didn't think the original look could be salvaged. He had the bike painted orange (originally red based on my sanding) and I decided on a green.
    I'm happy with how it turned out considering I'm not a professional and I did everything myself (brother helped with welding the turndowns)

    Now I'm looking at what my options for storage are. It came with a tour pack and luggage rack, but I didn't like the look of those. Considering swingarm bag/throw over bags/ something else. Any ideas are much appreciated!

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  2. 50gary

    50gary Active Member

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    Saginaw, Mi. USA
    Welcome to the board, I am also from Saginaw Mi. how about that ha ha? Mine is an 1982 750 Maxim, not yet on the road.
    Cheers, 50gary

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