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Post  gus on Thu 21 Jul 2016, 8:10 pm

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WE were  going to sell the Er 5 Kawasaki  as it wasn't being used now the Bandit has finished .  It had 2 new tires ,new air filter ,fork seals and oil , filter and oil plus everything checked . Condition was very nice  30,000 kls .
I was browsing Gum tree and notice an add saying Xjr 900 in perfect condition  but too heavy for its new owner . Wanted to swap for smaller bike .
I sent him a message and never expected a reply . To my surprise he asked for pics and said "lets do it "
He assured me the xj was in very nice condition .
We arranged a time to meet at his place after he finished work . I got there 3 hrs early to check out the Xj on my own. I nearly drove off as the condition was poor .
After an hour of just staring at it I thought , its all there , its fixable and I don't want the er 5, I'll hang around .
I believe he actually though it was in good condition but couldn't see the weeping fork seals ect as he wasn't  mechanically minded .
I pushed it around and wasn't surprised he found it heavy because a 22lt tank full of fuel ,shaft drive ,weighs a lot . Also , a front tyre pressure of 18psi and a rear of 28psi doesn't help .

He gets this plus $200

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Post  gus on Sat 23 Jul 2016, 4:51 pm

I;ve had enough ,time to ride it ,





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Post  paul on Sat 23 Jul 2016, 5:05 pm

I had what appears to be the year after that one from new for a few years ................nice & comfy on a trip............some called it bland at the time, but it was a good all-rounder & reliable . yours come up a treat Gus  Very Happy

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Post  #Tag on Sat 23 Jul 2016, 6:09 pm

@paul wrote:I had what appears to be the year after that one from new for a few years ................nice & comfy on a trip............some called it bland at the time, but it was a good all-rounder & reliable . yours come up a treat Gus  Very Happy

A friend recently sold his previous to this model (XJ900) and it fiitted your description too.

S'pose you could call them Yamahas Bandit.
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Post  paul on Sun 24 Jul 2016, 12:01 am

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@paul wrote:I had what appears to be the year after that one from new for a few years ................nice & comfy on a trip............some called it bland at the time, but it was a good all-rounder & reliable . yours come up a treat Gus  Very Happy

A friend recently sold his previous to this model (XJ900) and it fiitted your description too.

S'pose you could call them Yamahas Bandit.
That's a pretty accurate observation #Tag Very Happy ...........and they were fairly under-stressed and weren't too bad to work on ( shim over bucket ) &  low maintenance shaft drive . A mate of mine ( who had the earlier model ) once said  " they are one of those bikes no-one appreciates  until they don't make them any more "

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Post  madmax on Sun 24 Jul 2016, 8:57 am

Gus you are a magician. That has come up looking great!

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Post  Chook on Sun 24 Jul 2016, 10:05 am

@gus wrote:
He assured me the xj was in very nice condition .
We arranged a time to meet at his place after he finished work . I got there 3 hrs early to check out the Xj on my own. I nearly drove off as the condition was poor .
After an hour of just staring at it I thought , its all there , its fixable and I don't want the er 5, I'll hang around .

@Chook wrote:He said "perfect condition"   Shocked 

Perhaps he has a crystal ball, he can see what it's like after you've weaved your magic Wink

@gus wrote:


@madmax wrote:Gus you are a magician. That has come up looking great!

I knew it all along Wink
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Post  2wheelsagain on Sun 24 Jul 2016, 10:19 am

@gus wrote:There was one item that went to nowhere which I have no idea what it did . Maybe to a sat nav ,as there were signs of extras .Anyone know what this did ?
It looks like a relay of some sort .
I'd say its had driving lights on it at some stage. A satnav wouldn't need a relay.

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