If your bike says a lot about you...what if you find someone has the SAME bike?!

General discussion for the XJ600, Seca II and Diversion.
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If your bike says a lot about you...what if you find someone has the SAME bike?!

Post by sleekitwan » Tue May 30, 2017 2:37 am

So a while back i was only in touch with my little brother now and again, both very busy professionally and/or personally.

We did not even discuss what bikes we had as he said he was going through the newer bike tests the UK brought in. So I assumed it was still the suzuki GS500...

Two years later, we meet up as i trek up to Scotland, and at his place he sees me draw up on 'Rosie' having done a few bits and pieces and fettled her after the initial purchase.

The spooky thing is, he had this weird smile on his face, and he dug out a photo of the first 600cc bike he got after he passed the test.

Obviously it was an XJ600N or naked seca II or diversion! Ok i thought, there are lots of them.

Same back rack, ok it is pretty common too.

Same engine/crash bars.

Same colour.

Talk about nature vs nurture. Completely independently, we had bought not only the same version of the same bike, but specifically opted for the self-same accessories we fitted thereafter.

Spooked me, anyway.

The only thing weirder than my amiable brother having these coincidental choices, would be if someone i really detested, had done a similar thing. That would psych me...
Current bike year 2000 Yamaha XJ600N also called Seca II or Diversion 600. On an older bike air cooling is a blessing, no sludge and complexity of badly-maintained liquid cooling. Other bikes were: BMW K100 roadster; Honda VF750S Sabre with anti-dive.

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Re: If your bike says a lot about you...what if you find someone has the SAME bike?!

Post by LeighTower » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:29 pm

Love the story! And love the last line! Maybe you should have checked the serial numbers!
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Re: If your bike says a lot about you...what if you find someone has the SAME bike?!

Post by radare » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:07 pm

LeighTower wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:29 pm
Love the story! And love the last line! Maybe you should have checked the serial numbers!
I thought you'd moved to Gonesville, my friend. Good to see you back again.

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