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pauliexjr

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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha XJ550   Yamaha XJ550 - Page 3 EmptySun Sep 11, 2011 4:13 pm

Yaaaay! cheers cheers cheers cheers ( er....not the bit about having to bump start it obviously Embarassed )
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha XJ550   Yamaha XJ550 - Page 3 EmptyWed Jul 18, 2012 2:50 am

Good morning,

Been absolutely ages since I was last on here so accept my apologies. I have been having to much fun with my wee XJ cafe racer to be spending time on her you know Laughing

Its been running sweet as a nut since finishing it & I have even managed to do what all cafe racres were meant for.. I raced it at the beginning of the year at Croft. Starting form 28th on the grid at the back of very modern & very quick Minitwins I managed to finish 27th Laughing, Totally outclassed by all the bikes in front of me which wasnt surprising really.
Hey- ho. I had a ball, the sun was shining & the bike went well considering its age.

A few photos of it in the pits after one of the races..

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This is the state of the rear tyre afterwards .. Very Happy

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I did have it up for sale recently but after a huge amount of interest there wasnt the right kind green backs being offered.. So im keeping it for the summer whenever that may arrive.

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Col.
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha XJ550   Yamaha XJ550 - Page 3 EmptyWed Jul 18, 2012 2:56 am

Welcome back Col, beginning to think you'd wrapped yourself round a tree at East Fortune! The bike looks stonking, fingers crossed this bloody weather improves and we can all start getting some rubber down!
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha XJ550   Yamaha XJ550 - Page 3 EmptyWed Jul 18, 2012 3:22 am

Cheers Paul,

nah, no incidents like that fortunately.
But I am now thinking of another project by building a proper race bike once again.. Another XJ perhaps too... Wink Won't want to use the 550 & then end up binning it & ruining all the hard work I have put into it. Croft was a one of & a good day out.
Best to have a bike built for the job...

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Col.
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PostSubject: Re: Yamaha XJ550   Yamaha XJ550 - Page 3 EmptyThu Jul 19, 2012 2:17 am

tasty XJ if that was mine I would play with it and develop it nothing gives you more satisfaction than beating the colour match brigade on an older bike
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