1981 Yamaha XJ650
Best in its class in its day, and still holds its own today against newer bikes
Replaced front wheel bearings at 51k miles. $25.
Replaced front and back brakes at 52k miles. $85.
Replaced clutch, springs, clutch cable at 53k miles. $250.
New Metzler front and rear tires at 54k miles. $425.
Engine jumped time, locked up at 55k miles. November 2011.
Replace engine with a used 1982 Seca 650 engine in late 2012. $80!
New tach & speedo cable in Feb 2013. $35.
Seat was wore out when I bought it, hope to re-cover it soon.
I bought a real "diamond in the rough"and was too stupid or stubborn to give up. With a fresh engine it runs great, and I am slowly shortening the to do list.
Overall a great bike; much faster than my Honda.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th February, 2013