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Post  gus on Fri 08 Jun 2018, 7:32 pm

Cheap projects are getting hard to find but I did buy this lot today for $300 . xj650 
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Post  gus on Fri 08 Jun 2018, 7:36 pm

Don't even know what it is supposed to look like . Seems to be 2 models ,a chopper style one with a king and queen seat , and a standard one .
Seeing as the seat is missing i'm not sure .
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Post  paul on Sun 10 Jun 2018, 10:10 am

Not sure about the XJ ,I had the xs 650 special ...........this one ............the standard one was made to take on the Triumph of the day .( both models were chain drive as well. it looks like a shaft hub in your picture on the XJ  )





Fun to ride , until the speed rose , & then handling became " evil " . Stepped seat was literally a pain in the arse if you were over 5 ft tall .

The XS special had different wheels , bars ,guards , seat etc to the standard model , so I presume the XJ would be the same .
 

The XJ 650 special was the midnight maxim in the USA , but I don't recall seeing many in Aust , so pretty rare I would think , & it had an all black motor like your one  but so was everything else black, I thought the standard one had some silver on the motor which may have been painted over on yours , and yours looks like it was painted blue . There were so many model changes back then ,maybe Google images might help.



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Post  Ewok1958 on Sun 10 Jun 2018, 11:45 am

I remember a few years ago one of the Pommy mags ran an article on the 10 worst bikes of all time (well, all of the old times). One of the entries was "anything with the word Special on it".  I have to agree with that re 70s and 80s bikes.  Wink
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Post  paul on Sun 10 Jun 2018, 12:11 pm

@Ewok1958 wrote:I remember a few years ago one of the Pommy mags ran an article on the 10 worst bikes of all time (well, all of the old times). One of the entries was "anything with the word Special on it".  I have to agree with that re 70s and 80s bikes.  Wink
This was given to me after I bought mine ...........not quite as bad as this article , but it certainly had its problems .


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Post  gus on Sun 10 Jun 2018, 8:04 pm

Well its not that one although I did get a spare tank from that model .
its this one 

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Post  truck on Mon 11 Jun 2018, 12:38 pm

@paul wrote:Not sure about the XJ ,I had the xs 650 special ...........this one ............the standard one was made to take on the Triumph of the day .( both models were chain drive as well. it looks like a shaft hub in your picture on the XJ  )



I had the Yamaha Virago Special posters from the middle of some motorcycle magazine decorating the walls in my bedroom as a youngster. I liked the gold and silver rims.
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Post  paul on Tue 12 Jun 2018, 12:45 pm

I always liked the first 1000 virago with the gold wheels .

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Post  gus on Tue 12 Jun 2018, 5:38 pm

If you look at the first pic ,there are two leo vance titanium end cans . Nice bonus ,a few dents that a hammer fixed . Off a sv1000 thrown in
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Post  paul on Tue 12 Jun 2018, 8:06 pm

Was it a repairable write-off Gus ?

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Post  gus on Tue 12 Jun 2018, 9:12 pm

No he pulled it down to turn into a bobber ,but then bought a new Aprilia Tuono v4 and completely lost interest in it .
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Post  paul on Tue 12 Jun 2018, 11:31 pm

@gus wrote:No he pulled it down to turn into a bobber ,but then bought a new Aprilia Tuono v4 and completely lost interest in it .
So that may explain the missing seat ................is everything else there ?

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Post  gus on Fri 15 Jun 2018, 9:01 pm

Missing airbox  and exhaust system .The exhaust system is proving a problem . People want $400 for just 4 header pipes . (not going to happen )
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