1979 Yamaha XS400 from Canada
Best thing I ever bought
Batteries as per norm and just replaced the original tires 2 years ago.
I bought this as my first bike when I was 17 years old and still have it today at 57. Not worth anything to sell, so I have always kept it. It was not started for about 20 years as we had kids, and I always said I would ride it again. I purchased an insurance write off for the carbs to get it running, and had to replace the tires and hard wired in fuses as the box was rusted and not repairable. Changed the oil and battery and she started right up.
This has always been a neat toy for me. I said I would give this to my oldest son, but he has enough problems on 4 wheels.
I had to purchase a new helmet and I paid the same $99.00 as I did back in 1979; only the new one has nicer visor and vents as well as a built in sun visor.
This was one of the best purchases I ever made, and the original price in 1979 brand new was $1600.00 cdn dollars, and if I tried hard I could probably get that today.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th March, 2016