Restoring Yamaha XJ600S 1998

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predrag80
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Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:06 am

Thank you Zoli. I know that colortune is not perfect. And I don't have any expectations from it to be perfect. I just want of it to sinchronise air/fuel mix on idle. Just to have a starting point. After that I will make fine tune. That is also the reason why I don't want to pay 50-60 € for original one. It is overpriced for what it does.

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Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:54 pm

I finished making home made "Colortune". I'm not very optimistic but, we'll see if it works. Till then, some pictures:
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Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:49 am

OK. So, here we are back again. I can`t remember last time when I was writing at this topic. And that is mostly because I was very busy with my work and extra work duties. Anyway, in the meantime I sent fairings and fuel tank to some friend in order to prepare it for painting and eventually, till Easter, to get it back painted. And since at this time of year it is recommendable to buy some safety gear at reasonable price, I said to myself: why not!?
So I bought a leather jacket.
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And then, some compatible protectors:
1. Back protector
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2. Elbow protectors
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3. Shoulder protectors
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Then it was time for some gloves. And I bought these:
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Last thing that was on the list for this time were boots. I decided that for this outfit I would need these boots:

1. TCX Jupiter EVO Gore-Tex
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And I am more than happy with these! Only thing that remains to buy is some blue jeans with Kevlar inside. But these I need to try in order to buy them. And, I plan to loose some weight till Eastern, so... :)

If someone can recommend a good and cost effective brand of jeans, (which is making size w42/34 at least) I am open to any suggestions.

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predrag80
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Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:58 am

First pic:

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It should be finished by the end of next week.

One strange thing: I putted 2,6L of oil inside engine in order to clean interior. When I putted contact in order to start it, red light won`t turn on.
I flushed engine and putted contact without oil: red light turned on. When I putted again oil in order to clean it once again, this time 2,4L, same thing:red light stays of. It is true that I haven`t started it yet, so there is no oil in oil cooler.

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Ollyrag
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Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:40 am

These are fantastic and look good, watch the video.

I bought a pair, the sizes are spot on.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbfCu-M3kb8
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predrag80
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Wed May 10, 2017 4:39 am

Yesterday I finally brought home painted parts. And here they are:

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So it begun:

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To be continued...

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Wed May 10, 2017 7:42 am

Looks great so far, keep up the good work and us updated.
1997 Yamaha Seca II - mostly stock, Racetech upgraded forks, FZ6R rear shock, Oxford Sports Style Heated Grips, Barkbusters Blizzard Cold Weather Handguards, a Scottoiler vSystem chain oiler. My Mileage Tracker Page.

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radare
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Wed May 10, 2017 11:00 am

Beautiful paint. I'm excited to see it come together.

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mikee112
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Wed May 10, 2017 12:50 pm

It's getting so close Predrag....
Are you excited for your fist ride ?

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predrag80
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Wed May 10, 2017 1:02 pm

You bet... I'm so nervious and anctious. Right now I'm finishing rear fairing instalation and hopefuly tomorrow will finish mounting tank and start mount8ng front fairing. Keep you update!

BTW color code is Piaggio rosso zip CODE 892-168. Base color changed in to largest grey flake there is. We'll see how it looks outside.

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