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Fenty
Lookin' Around
Lookin' Around
Posts: 13
Joined: Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:45 pm
Region or State: Manchester
Motorcycles Owned Currently: Yamaha xj600s diversion '93
Location: Manchester

Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:47 pm

Hi all, just like to introduce myself, my name is Jake, I live in the frequently wet north England and a few months ago became the proud owner of a somewhat tired 93 Diversion and a stack of spare parts.
Much like everybody else says on here - I didn't buy it because I wanted an xj600, I bought it because I could afford it and after spending 3 years sat in a car wishing I hadn't sold my previous bike it seemed like it would suffice. Since then, a few months have gone by and I'm ashamed to admit a fair bit of that was spent refusing to appreciate what I had while still mourning the sale of my beloved CB500. However, as time went on and the miles racked up I started to realise what a little gem I had stumbled on. Amazingly straightforward mechanics and endless of fun on the road. I then realised the poor girl had 17 previous owners and a pitiful 31,000 miles on the clock, this poor thing has never been loved, and you could see it. So first things first, fix all the mechanical issues, then fix the cosmetics... then it gets fun... I originally planned a restoration hoping to achieve some of the former glory before realising that was a whole lot of work that would quickly be undone when I ride through a winter or two. Instead I decided I will take advantage of the unbreakable engine and make an adventure bike. I'm currently no where near done but it's a long way from where I started.

I look foreword to sharing stories with you all.
Rubber side down.

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TonyKZ1
XJ Enthusiast
XJ Enthusiast
Posts: 857
Joined: Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:15 pm
Region or State: Missouri, U.S.A.
Motorcycles Owned Currently: 1997 Yamaha XJ600s Seca II
Location: Marble Hill, MO. U.S.A.
United States of America

Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:56 pm

Hello and welcome to the site!
1997 Yamaha Seca II - mostly stock, Racetech upgraded forks, FZ6R rear shock, Oxford Adventure Style Heated Grips, Barkbusters Blizzard Cold Weather Handguards, a Scottoiler vSystem chain oiler. My Mileage Tracker Page.

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XJLiverpool
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Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:51 am
Region or State: Northwest, Liverpool, UK
Motorcycles Owned Currently: 1992 Yamaha XJ600S (seca II)

Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:27 am

Hello and welcome, I look forward to seeing how she turns out :)

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Fenty
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Posts: 13
Joined: Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:45 pm
Region or State: Manchester
Motorcycles Owned Currently: Yamaha xj600s diversion '93
Location: Manchester

Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:56 am

Thanks guys :)
Rubber side down.

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mikee112
User Administrator
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Posts: 2076
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:13 am
Region or State: UK
Motorcycles Owned Currently: '99 Yamaha XJ 600n
Location: Essex, England
Great Britain

Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:32 am

Hi Jake, Welcome to the forum :)

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XJLiverpool
Lookin' Around
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Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:51 am
Region or State: Northwest, Liverpool, UK
Motorcycles Owned Currently: 1992 Yamaha XJ600S (seca II)

Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:39 am

Hi Jake, welcome to the forum :)

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radare
Site Founder
Site Founder
Posts: 8476
Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:42 pm
Region or State: Rocky Mountains
Motorcycles Owned Currently: '92 XJR600, '92 Seca II
Location: Denver, CO
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Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:59 am

Hey, Fenty. Welcome.

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