Yamaha SECA 400 for frist bike?

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  1. eighteen_psi

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    Might as well start a new thread here. I've got dibs on an 82 (?) Yamaha XS400 SECA with 73 supposedly original miles. I trust the guy selling it and it appears to be in wonderful shape. How's the power on these? I wasn't worried about the 650 having enough balls to get me around and I assume the 400 will fill the bill too? Mostly around town but possible short freeway jaunts. The bike feels pretty light to me but I'm a good 250lbs plus whatever gear I'm luggin. Anyone ride one/know specs and what not?
     
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    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    Should be fine.
     
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    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    I don't even think I've ever seen one of those! :) Sounds like it'd make a great first bike though, I'm sure that it could move on the interstate well enough to be safe... but don't try to keep up with any 'Busa's or anything. :)
     
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    is what it looks like. Mine is all dark blue without the cargo box.
     
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    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    That would be perfect for a first bike, how much would you be paying for it?
     
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    MWHC22 Bier/Deutsch/Homebrew/ Packers/Blackhawks/Outdoor

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    I had one of those as my first bike....still have it actually....she a quick little bish.....check the tires brakes and clutch though....also make sure all the corisponding cables are good and the fork seals.

    THe 400 seca that I have has none of the luggage on it...or the windscreen....plus its an 84 so it has a slight difference in shape.

    its a good bike.

    I outgrew it though...so now I have an 03 R6....i won't need another bike now for like 10 years.
     
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    Its been offered for 1100 which I think is certainly reasonable (Its basically new). It also doesn't have the windscreen like that one. Glad to hear everyone's liking it. As soon as I selll my car I'm gonna pick it up.
     
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    I had (still have but not running) a 92 SecaII 600 I got for free... it had burnt rings but still ran kinda good. I put about 600 miles on it without tags before moving to somthing more legal (I didnt get a title with the bike, but I had the cops run the VIN to make sure it wasnt hot)
     
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    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    The SecaII's were/are cool looking bikes. The painted frame and small fairing looked sweet.
     

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