New Rider On A '96 Seca II

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flatfour02
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New Rider On A '96 Seca II

Post by flatfour02 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:56 am

Hello everyone. As stated, I'm a brand new rider, and owner of a 1996 Seca II. I've never ridden, or even sat on a motorcycle before buying this one about a month ago. I've got my permit, and I'm scheduled to take a safety course at the end of October.
As far as background is concerned, I am an Industrial Maintenance Technician, of about 8 years. I'm also an automotive hobbyist of about 10 years, dealing with all sorts of different systems on vehicles over the years, up to and including rebuilding engines. It should be quite obvious by now that I enjoy wrenching and troubleshooting, since I do it as both a profession and a hobby. I look forward to wrenching on my Yamaha, and also getting to know the folks here on xjrider.com. Being an auto hobbyist, I understand the importance of the support offered by forums like this, as I've belonged to a forum on just about every single vehicle I've ever owned. Looking forward to hearing from you all, I'll try get pictures uploaded as soon as possible, but I currently have the carburetors off my Seca at the moment do to an intermittent starting and rough idle condition. Cheers

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TonyKZ1
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Re: New Rider On A '96 Seca II

Post by TonyKZ1 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:05 am

Hello and welcome to the site!
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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Re: New Rider On A '96 Seca II

Post by mikee112 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:29 pm

Hi, Welcome to the forum :)

flatfour02
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Location: Lancaster

Re: New Rider On A '96 Seca II

Post by flatfour02 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:58 pm

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Here she is, as she currently sits. At the moment I'm rebuilding carbs, replacing all fuel and vacuum lines, and I'm putting together all of the necessary parts for a naked conversion. I've got the headlight and the headlight mounting brackets. I'll post more pics as soon as I figure out how to.

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Re: New Rider On A '96 Seca II

Post by CC Rider » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:11 pm

Welcome to the forum flatfour02, Does your name happen to refer to a certain horizontal four cylinder AWD Japanese car?

flatfour02
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Motorcycles Owned Currently: 1996 Yamaha Seca ii XJ600
Location: Lancaster

Re: New Rider On A '96 Seca II

Post by flatfour02 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:30 pm

CC Rider wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:11 pm
Welcome to the forum flatfour02, Does your name happen to refer to a certain horizontal four cylinder AWD Japanese car?
Lol As a matter of fact, it does. I owned (just sold 2 weeks ago) a 2002 WRX wagon, and I currently own a 2005 Outback XT.

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Re: New Rider On A '96 Seca II

Post by CC Rider » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:59 pm

Best cars I've ever owned (we have four) RS coupe, two Imprezza wagons & a sedan.

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Raypless
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Re: New Rider On A '96 Seca II

Post by Raypless » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:03 pm

Welcome to the forum, really good bike to start and they look great with the naked conversion, check the projects in the forum to get more ideas, there are plenty of references. Enjoy the bike and ride safe, check as many riding videos as you can to avoid some mistakes and bad habits.
Safe ride and keep the shining side up ;)
"Race the rain, raide the wind, chase the sunset"

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Re: New Rider On A '96 Seca II

Post by radare » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:59 am

Nice looking '96, FF. Welcome.

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