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1982 Yamaha Other on 2040-motos

US $1,250.00
YearYear:1982 MileageMileage:23 ColorColor: Black
Location:

Florence, Kentucky, United States

Florence, Kentucky, United States
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Yamaha Other photos

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Yamaha Other tech info

Engine Size (cc)Engine Size (cc):550 WarrantyWarranty:Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty TypeType:Standard For Sale ByFor Sale By:Private Seller

Yamaha Other description

This is my 1982 Yamaha XZ550RJ Vision 550. Only made for a few years, this was Yamaha's answer to the Honda Hawk, a liquid-cooled twin with shaft drive.

This was my winter project, now complete. It had a salvage title, only because the original owner (now deceased) did not leave the original title where his estate could find it. When I bought it, it did not run, but after lots of work and $$$ it now does wonderfully.

The engine is original to this vehicle. It was necessary to rebuild both carburetors using new and used parts I obtained through eBay and local purchases. Parts and materials used in the carburetor rebuild included new float bowl gaskets, check ball and weights, carb cleaning solutions, replacement: vacuum hoses, screws, fuel line and fuel filter.
It was necessary to adjust the valve clearances on both the intake and exhaust valves. To do this, I obtained a valve compression tool from the "Riders of Vision" motorcycle forum. (Ridersofvision.net) I also purchased valve shims to complete the work.

I purchased the following parts to complete the rebuild: 
  • Battery
  • Fuel hose, vacuum hose, clamps
  • Replacement carburetor screws
  • Engine oil
  • Air cleaner
  • Carburetors dipped
  • Oil filler plug
  • Carburetor float chamber gasket
  • Oil drain plug metal gasket
  • Rear swing arm bolts
  • Spare carburetors and ignition coils
  • New fuse box (spade type fuses)
  • New voltage regulator/rectifier
  • Valve shim
  • Starter rebuild kit
  • Waterproof electrical connectors
  • Galfer steel brake line
  • Front brake pads

In addition, I replaced the factory bolts holding the starter clutch together with new, hardened steel units. A new gasket replaced the old side cover gasket.

Note this is the original paint, seat, engine, transmission, etc. This is the original mileage for the bike. It runs and handles very well. It really likes curvy, hilly, back roads as it is light and agile. It does have one slight ding in the top of the fuel tank near the filler cap, almost unnoticeable. Otherwise, it is in very good original condition.

I have the title in hand (shows rebuilt) and it is licensed in Ky as a historic vehicle.

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