1981 Yamaha XJ650 Maxim from United States of America
This is a great bike!
Previous owner neglected the bike.
Bike sat idle for years.
Starting motor brushes worn out.
Front brake caliper piston seized.
Carburetors dirty and out of adjustment.
Easy to work on.
Original parts are still available.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd January, 2007
2nd Sep 2008, 21:18
Sounds almost like my situation. The previous owner also neglected my bike and had the starter motor apart and thrown into a shoe box. I discovered that the front brake caliper was seized after I took it out on the road for several short trips.