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Year id please

Discussion in 'XJ Technical Chat' started by justin_schroyer, Jan 14, 2020.

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    justin_schroyer New Member

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    I recently got a maxim 650 from my brother but I'm not sure if its a 81 or 82 please help me figure it out so I can start restoring it its my first bike and I'd like to do it right
     

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    Toomanybikes Well-Known Member

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    Has to be 82 with yics head
     
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    Thanks that's what I was thinkng
     
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    Are you confused because the title says 82 but the VIN sticker shows an 81 date? The sticker shows the date of manufacture which can be earlier than the model year. Yours is most likely and 82/83 because of the YICS cover but people haves swapped motors before. Post up your VIN to be sure.

    You have a common bike with lots of parts availability and knowledge, good luck with your project!
     
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    No the frame and motor vins match but it was manufactured in late 81 and I don't have the title yet i figured it was a 82 but I was just trying to make sure before I started buying parts, thanks everyone for the help
     
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    hogfiddles XJ-Wizard, Host-Central NY Carb Clinic Moderator Premium Member

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    It’s an ‘82. YICS valve cover was not on the 80-81
     

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