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Old 02-16-2014, 09:49 PM   #1
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Just rolled this over from my neighbors house for $70. Clean title, engine is locked up from sitting outside. A replacement engine is just a few hundred bones, so should be worth tinkering with.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:33 PM   #2
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I would try to free up that engine before I would look for another. Sometimes what will come back to life will surprise you.
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:40 AM   #3
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I had one of those, in maroon. Freaking great mid size power cruisers.

Loved mine, made me switch to sport bikes.
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:47 AM   #4
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I had one of those, in maroon. Freaking great mid size power cruisers.

Loved mine, made me switch to sport bikes.
Yeah, an XJ550 was my 2nd bike and made me appreciate sporting standards.

I am hoping to free up the engine, remove and replace the head, clean/hone the bores and re-ring it and maybe save what I've got. Then its on to the carbs, driveshaft, suspension brakes and tires to make a rider out of it. I'll worry about the cosmetics once I've got it running. Sadly the 700's have a different chassis than the 650 or 750, and they didn't make a 700 Seca so I may be stuck with the "look" I have here. That being said, its a decent looking cruiser so I am not too worried about it.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:31 PM   #5
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I've seen a few of those chopped down and a few more turned into cafe bikes... could be interesting... and you can't get a box full of rusty for 470... I'd say that's a win.
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:09 AM   #6
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If you should be a novice rc lover, then the most advisable thing to get could be the electronic rc helicopter. The causes are easy. Electronic rc helicopter is very simple than other styles of rc helicopters particularly the gas rcs. With the electronic, you dont need to deal with the motor and the fuel it will digest. You would not need to own right knowledge about aspects merely to make it fly.
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:39 PM   #10
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:18 PM   #11
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throw some deep creep in there for a day or so then hit it with a breaker bar.
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:42 PM   #12
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Missed this thread. Had an 86 XJ700 back in early 90s. Great power cruiser. Got me thinking of sportbikes too.

Still have factory manual if you need one.
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Don't know if you're looking for inspiration, but a cool Virago cafe popped up on bikeexif a couple of days ago...

http://www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-virago-xv750-hageman
yamaha virago xv750 1 625x416
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