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Old 11th October 2006, 11:10   #1
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Smile yamaha xj 750 seca

hi guys.. there is this 1981 yamaha xj 750 seca for sale in nasik... anyone know anything about this particular bike.. is is a good buy.. the seller is a part of team-bhp.. have seen his posts here.. asking for 1.25 lac.. the bike looks in good condition from the first pic i see ... dont have any more info on it... any help would be appreciated..
pls get back to me with some info..

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The Seca is your standard, no frills commuter bike. Parrallel twin, air cooled engine. If you are looking for a sporty bike which is nice to flick around, this is not it. If you want a stable, somewhat comfy bike to cruise at steady speeds, it would fit the bill.

1.25 lakhs for an 81' is stretching it a bit. But then, it would be wrong on my part to say anything on that as I don't know the bike or its condition.
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hi.RT thanx for your revert... well not looking for a real sporty bike... i travel daily on my bullet... about 50 km a day.. dont need something to throw around..just a general commuter with a bit more punch is good for me.. what acc to you would be a good deal.. if the bike is in fairly good shape..
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what acc to you would be a good deal.. if the bike is in fairly good shape..
Really hard to say what a good price would be without knowing the bike in question. If it is a pristine price, then it could be a great bike, but if it is a lemon, then obvs. not! lol

All I can say is that the Seca would not command much value here as
1) its now 27 years old
2) its an air cooled twin (though some will see that simplicity as an advantage)
3) its not got "Honda" written on its tank!

All good bargaining points which I would use if I were you.
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hi.. Rtech.. thanx for the revert.. saw your bike.. a zzr kawasaki.. in your profile.. looks great.. pls keep me posted if there are any good bikes.. till about 2 lacs.. would be quite interested..

thanx again.. rakesh..
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My old Seca Changed hands 2 years ago at around 80K. Was in good shape with a little paint required on the frame.

if your budget is under 2 lakhs look around for a late 80's Magna 750 or something like that. Would be a better buy than the Seca
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The Seca is your standard, no frills commuter bike. Parrallel twin, air cooled engine.
Yo bud. I thought the Secas were inline fours modelled after the CB750. 750 on a twin seems kinda large.
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Yeah, inline 4 it is. Air-cooled, 80 odd horses. It'll touch 200 if you push it. Twin discs, and a prayer, you'll stop in time too.

Mpower, the Africa twin is a 750 V-twin. Honda can do anything.
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Mpower, the Africa twin is a 750 V-twin. Honda can do anything.
You're abs right. What I really meant to say was parallel-twin but I typed twin.

Dont see too many of those any more (II'L twin), although the segment is seeing a resurgance with BMW just launching one with an 850 and Kawasaki a 650 and of course the Yamaha TDM850 with it unique firing sequence. Back the days, I think some British bikes like Norton or Triumphs had big parallel twins. One of the best biking experiences I had was on a 80s Kawasaki KZ450 twin.

It seems there is no limit to V-twin displacement. Apart from the many 1000 cc Ducaiti superbikes, there is a 1.8 liter curiser from Honda.

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IIRC, Royal Enfield did a sweet (in the day) parallel twin number. 700 or 1 litre, I cannot remember.
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The used one's in the US and UK are about 1/2 the price you quoted.
But given that every imported vehicle in India is 100 to 150% more, its
probably the right price.
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With a budget of upto 2 L, you can have a go at the bmw funduro (95-96) models.

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hello guys,
hey manson could you plz give some specs abt the bmw funduro. thnks in advance.
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650 cc single cylinder 55 bhp (?), doubt it differed from the funduros abroad.
supposedly did not have any serious thrill factor to it.

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