1985 Yamaha XJ700 Maxim X from Canada
No one loves their bikes quite like an XJ owner, and I am no exception
Clutch cable snapped, burnt out key ignition switch.
Halifax, N.S. Canada.
I loved reading all the posts on these bikes. I would not trade mine for a brand new Harley unless it was to sell and buy more XJs.
I have chopped mine up a bit. For XJ fans, some hate it, most love it. I have chopped 8 inches off the rear fender, took off the passenger seat, chopped the seat to a low solo seat, and stripped all the paint off it and let it rust naturally.
I just got back from the Wharf Rat Bike Rally, Digby N.S. Canada. This bike gets a lot of attention in a crowd of 40,000 bikes. What I love the most about this bike is the performance and reliability, not to mention it will out run most everything it goes against.
I love it so much that my next project will be to start a collection and keep them for as long as I can ride. I will post again when I get the next one.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th September, 2014
2nd Oct 2015, 15:38
My 700 is a 1986, I love it, and it's painted flat black with red wheels. It got great comments from a crowd at a show. I've owned it since 2005.
1st Mar 2017, 02:54
Got a 1986 750 Yamaha Maxim X. 26000 KM, awesome bike. Quick even by today's standards.
1st Sep 2019, 00:35
What is the max mileage for this motorcycle?? I want to buy one, but it has 74k miles.