1981 Yamaha XZ550 Vision
The first sport bike, and acts like one
Replaced stator twice.
Rebuilt carburetors last year.
Replaced gas tank in 1992.
Circuit board in 1985.
Had seat recovered in 2006.
The Vision seems to have a mind of its own. When cold, two full twists on gas, and it starts immediately. Three, and it's flooded. Any twist when hot, and again flooded.
The bike is a lot of fun to ride, and I have taken several longer rides in relative comfort. As I get older, I find it is not quite as comfortable as before. I purchased a wrecked Vision in 1988 for parts, and as there are fewer parts available, the parts bike was a wise purchase.
I am completely satisfied, but only use it as a pleasure bike, and use a newer one for everyday.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 16th July, 2007