I've picked up some great information and tips from this forum...so thought I'd register.
...always loved Yamaha...although for the first ten years of my life all I had was a Yamaha
trombone and the family Yamaha piano.
Wasn't until close to my 50th year that I finally got the Yamaha I wanted...a 1971 XS1B 650.
Candy orange and that great and distinctive two cylinder throb.
Add a year and I came across a 1978 SR500 with that wicked thump of one cyclinder...and that
finicky warm kick start that I've finally figured out (after 2 years of kicking my knee off).
This year...the odd squad is complete as a friend gave me his 1978 XS750 Special because his
wife was cleaning the garage. I used to ride Honda CB750's back when I was younger...and they
were great but this Yamaha 750 triple is absolutely wicked. Great low-end torque and still gets
wickedly nasty at high end rpms....plus that triple roar is just as unique as the thumper and the double.
They all make distinctive music...and sound a lot better than I did on the old Yamaha trombone!