Yamaha Seca II 92 XJ600s

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Bigfeet51
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Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:43 am

I can't believe that I bought another Seca after telling myself that I wouldn't :o . I purchased this bike for $100 from an old man that looked like Uncle Jessie from the Dukes of Hazard...Me and him laughed about the resemblance. This bike doesn't have a title :( . But Capriotti613 has a red frame and many other parts that he's willing to part with :thumbsup:. Uncle Jessie gave me a spear tire and swing arm.


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Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:30 pm

I cant believe you bought another one either. They're fun to build, aren't they. What do you think you'll do with this one?

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Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:34 am

radare wrote:I cant believe you bought another one either. They're fun to build, aren't they. What do you think you'll do with this one?
I was thinking of painting the frame black, keeping the faring red and painting the rims a color that pops out. Part of me wants to remove the faring and go naked, but I rather keep the bike with it's original look minus the color of course :) . This time I want to speed things up and have this bike together by the summer. Carbs have always been an issue for me so that should be the only thing that sets me back.

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Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:52 am

Maybe this should be the first thing I take care of...what do you guys think :)

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Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:50 am

Holy cow that tank looks terrible! Luckily i had mine refurbished by the ex owner.

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Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:47 am

Yeah, that tank's pretty nasty. Give the phosphoric acid cleaning a try and see how it cleans up. Let the acid sit in there for at least an hour.

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(And take some good photos, if you don't mind, so we can add them to the how-to)

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Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:54 am

I have a hectic schedule so I decided to check a few thing on the bike. Took the tank off to drain the old fuel, but the first thing I checked was the airbox, and look what I found.

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This bike must of been sitting up for a while because every screw on it is difficult to remove.
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This screw looked like someone was trying to remove it because it looks a bit stripped. I attempted to remove both but it's in there pretty good.
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Cleaned up the gas cap as best as I can. Let's hope it holds up :)
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Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:55 am

Getting those two screws out was hell

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Old gas surely smells bad :thumbdown: ! Cleaned this tank out twice and it still looks bad. I will provide pics of the tank completely dry inside tomorrow. what do you guys think?

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Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:58 am

Sunday was gorgeous, and I had two choices, take apart Red bananas or go for a ride. I decided to take the bike apart and I'm happy that I did. This week sometime I will remove the engine, clean it up and check out a few other things on it.

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I've been trying to come up with a good color scheme for this bike. I want something that's different...Any Ideas?

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Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:31 pm

Bigfeet51 wrote:I've been trying to come up with a good color scheme for this bike. I want something that's different...Any Ideas?
Are you going with a stock restoration? If so, there doesn't seem to be many in blue around.

But don't do one like the POS in desert tan, that's my next one. ;)

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