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1978 Yamaha Xs on 2040-motos

YearYear:1978 MileageMileage:9

Grafton, Wisconsin, United States

Grafton, Wisconsin, United States
1978 Yamaha XS, image 1

Yamaha XS photos

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Yamaha XS tech info

Engine Size (cc)Engine Size (cc):650 WarrantyWarranty:Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty TypeType:Cafe Racer For Sale ByFor Sale By:Private Seller

Yamaha XS description

I have owned this motorcycle for over 30 years.
Looks, runs, handles, and sounds great (was an award winner and was pictured in an old M/C mag.).
Awesome custom engineered front brake set-up with SS lines.
Seat professionally upholstered on a stock seat pan so it "flips" open with the stock key latch.
Commando exhaust
Set-back pegs and controls
Fork brace
4 gallon gas tank
H4 headlight conversion
Hi-perf. oil cooler and filter
Recent oil change (Amzoil)
New glass-mat battery
New tires
Includes: excellent original seat and tank
               all original "take-off" parts
               electronic ignition (never installed)
Bike shows some age, but is very nice for being 38 years old.
Clear title
Serious bidders please.
Sold as-is, no warranty given or implied.
Buyer is responsible for pick-up or transport.
$500 deposit (nonrefundable) required at auction close. (Pay Pal)
Balance paid by certified cashier's check or cash only.

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