1983 Yamaha XJ650 Maxim Reviews from United States of America

1983 Yamaha XJ650 Maxim

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1984
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance11000 miles

Summary:

This is a great bike!

Faults:

I have replaced the fuse box unit, the front shocks, and I have replaced both the front and rear tires.

General Comments:

This was my first and only motorcycle. I have owned it since 1984 and have not ridden it a lot. It has plenty of power and seems to start every year without hesitation. I like it for its low center of gravity and its ease of handling, not to mention the gas mileage.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 2009

1983 Yamaha XJ650 Maxim

Year of manufacture1983
Distance when acquired17000 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha DT125E

Summary:

Awesome

Faults:

Oil blowing out of the crankcase.

General Comments:

Runs great, but oil blows into the breather.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th March, 2009

14th Dec 2009, 21:34

You must have the crankcase too full!

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews