22nd May 2013, 19:00

Do you still have the sissy bar, and what do you want for it???

Have been looking for parts for my Maxim, and I agree with everyone... They are hard to find!!!

15th Apr 2014, 17:39

Any chance you have a picture or can say exactly where you got the shocks? I'm interested in lowering my bike.

18th May 2014, 10:29

I have a 86 Maxim 700x stock sissy bar for sale if you're interested.

18th May 2014, 10:32

I have a 86 Maxim X with starter issues. Starter was fine, then it started grinding about 30% of the time. Now it just clicks when I hit the starter, but all my lights work and the battery says it's charged. I don't know what to do.

8th Jun 2014, 01:03

I have an 86 Maxim XJ7X with 129 thousand miles on it, and it still has a lot of power and runs great.

5th Oct 2014, 16:55

Try to clean or replace the starter brushes.

18th Nov 2014, 15:11

I have an 85 XJ700X. I am looking for a motor. Bought it for $200, and the motor has two holes in the block. Any ideas where I can find one cheap? Or am I stuck with a pile?

17th Mar 2015, 01:50

I have had my 86 XJ700 for about a month, and bought it for a steal from a gentleman with medical issues.

Just replaced the starter and it's still giving me grief, but after I put the starter clutch in, I should have no issues. It has 16" apes and a paint job that is superb! Still stalls out and dies, so I am going to have the pull the carb out soon and hopefully that will be it!

Best of luck to you all out there. This bike has had lots of horns honking and friendly waves, and it feels nice.

9th May 2015, 11:22

I'm an original owner of a 1986 Maxim XJ. For years I had issues with it. Turned out the wires going into the main connection block were fried. A mechanic at local Yamaha shop direct wired them, which stopped all issues I was having. He loved my bike and wants to buy it if I ever sell.

Occasionally I would have issues starting the bike in the spring. So 3 years ago, I bought a solid state battery. This was the best thing I ever did for my bike. It's been perfect ever since!!!

BTW I saw a nice 1985 in Gettysburg for sale this spring. Very clean and garage kept. Sold quick.

6th Sep 2015, 01:24

I have an 86 as well with 132 thousand miles on it, and it also has a lot of power. I enjoy riding that bike; it's a lot of fun.

30th Dec 2015, 03:10

Just picked this 1986 XJ Maxim X700 up for 75.00$. What a Christmas gift to myself!! The bike has sat since 2012, so there are some issues, but all in all I'm impressed...

I have a 1982 Maxim XS400 and was looking for something with a little more power; I guess I've found it...

29th Jun 2016, 02:13

Hi, I recently purchased a 1986 Maxim X with 8500 miles, and was wondering if anyone has any idea if any other Yamaha motorcycle ran the same carburetors as the Maxim X? They are standard bs33 mm Mikuni. Or if anyone has ever tried a different size/ style carbsheet on this bike? Thanks.

8th Mar 2017, 11:08

I am about to buy an 86 700 with 48,000 miles. Anything in particular look for? Thanks.

29th Jul 2017, 21:05

I bought an XJ700 Maxim at Capital Auto Auction in Philadelphia. It said leaking gas, so we rebuilt the carburetors, then it wouldn't start, so we rebuilt the starter, and now there's an air leak. I believe coming from the output of the carburetors going into the block. I'm thinking of putting some black duct tape on it because I can't find the rubber boots on eBay, any suggestions?