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#163895 - 05/20/07 01:57 PM OT: Anybody Recognize Her?
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Well I have not been posting much these days as I have found myself a new hobby, or as the wife prob thinks "He is going through a mid life crisis". OK I am mid 40s and about to become a Grandad, but I have always liked bikes. They were just not practical with kids in the house.

Anyway here are a couple of photos of what is keeping me away from the computer these days. She is 27 years old and at present not running so a little restoration project. I got her from a mate who was about to scrap her

Anybody recognize her this type of bike appears to be popular in North America....

Kenny




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#163956 - 05/21/07 01:48 PM Re: OT: Anybody Recognize Her? [Re: Webmaster]
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Ah, the venerable Yamaha XJ650. I had one myself a few years back. Solid, bulletproof reliability, and not a bad ride either. What killed mine in the end was the diaphrams in the carburettors perished, and Mr Yamaha wanted an arm and two legs for a replacement set. So I sold it to a friend who has a motorcycle wrecking business and bought an FZR750. FWIW, my friend still has a good supply of spare parts and he does ship worldwide, so if you need any parts I could put you in touch with him.

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#163960 - 05/21/07 02:24 PM Re: OT: Anybody Recognize Her? [Re: Paulusgnome]
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Spot on Mark

I am getting a lot of good info about her from these people xj bike club

But the more contacts I have the better, so yes I would like his contact details. Drop me a PM if you dont mind

Cheers Kenny
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#163968 - 05/21/07 09:29 PM Re: OT: Anybody Recognize Her? [Re: Kenbo]
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Kenny,

My friend Daryl operates Japanese Motorcycle Dismantlers in Christchurch. His website address is :
http://www.japmcdismantlers.co.nz/

Mark
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