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Hi I've Just bought back my old 750 Seca that I originaly owned many years ago and there does'nt seem to be many still around these days. Anyone else out there still riding one. Could use a few good second hand parts if any are available. Hope to hear from anyone who still owns one of these great bikes.

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i am saved ???? i was begining to think i was the only person still riding a82 seca and belive me spears are like rockin horse wotsit here in suffolk i am tird of hearing duno mate never erd of em nice bike lots in the states it seems anyway im gone ride safe tinker

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Nah dude, there are more of us ;)

I got me an 82 Seca 750 two weeks ago. 46k mileage. Still purring like a tiger, only minor problems with the fuel system / carbs..

Currently the bike is being used for training, as I'm doing the driver's licence this year.

There's a huge overhaul planned for the coming winter.

Good luck with your bikes!

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Nah dude, there are more of us ;)

I got me an 82 Seca 750 two weeks ago. 46k mileage. Still purring like a tiger, only minor problems with the fuel system / carbs..

Currently the bike is being used for training, as I'm doing the driver's licence this year.

There's a huge overhaul planned for the coming winter.

Good luck with your bikes!

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Hi I've Just bought back my old 750 Seca that I originaly owned many years ago and there does'nt seem to be many still around these days. Anyone else out there still riding one. Could use a few good second hand parts if any are available. Hope to hear from anyone who still owns one of these great bikes.

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Hey great to hear others are still riding this fine motorcycle! I got 90,000 miles on the original motor, then something went wrong in the gearbox. I looked around and found another motor with about 2,000 miles on it. With general maintenence & as long as I can find parts, I'll ride this bike forever! I've made lots of mods so now only really knowledgable people know its a 1982 motorcycle. I get compliments everywhere i go & questions about what kind it is, ect. I'm new here & still trying to figure out how to navigate this page. Lets all put up pics of our Secas. Even if I had enough money for a new bike I'd keep this one. It always has done everything I've asked of it & its reliability is nothing short of phenominable! Sure it aint no modern race bike but is plenty fast for me & who needs the speeding tickets anyway. Hope to hear some feedback. Riding season here in Minnesota USA is still 2 months away & I cant wait to go riding!!!

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hello, i still have this bike. it's doesn't run at the moment and your right i don't see any on the road but that only makes mine more unique. There is a bike wreckers in Toronto only an hour away for me they have a few 82 xj750 for parts.

nice to see others still rocking this bike. :)

regards,

AlekCanuk

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I had a Silver Seca those padded bars and long leading link forks were a nightmare in the bends and the anti-dive didnt work the motor was a peach though and made that XJ transmission whistle. I used to tour on it with my Girlfriend now Wife and 60mpg was possible. I luved that bike I had to sell it to buy a house :(.

Anyway getting back to your question I still may have the headlight unit as I fitted a Vetter fairing and maybe the YICS carb tool but I cant remember seeing it in my service kit.

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Hey great to hear others are still riding this fine motorcycle! I got 90,000 miles on the original motor, then something went wrong in the gearbox. I looked around and found another motor with about 2,000 miles on it. With general maintenence & as long as I can find parts, I'll ride this bike forever! I've made lots of mods so now only really knowledgable people know its a 1982 motorcycle. I get compliments everywhere i go & questions about what kind it is, ect. I'm new here & still trying to figure out how to navigate this page. Lets all put up pics of our Secas. Even if I had enough money for a new bike I'd keep this one. It always has done everything I've asked of it & its reliability is nothing short of phenominable! Sure it aint no modern race bike but is plenty fast for me & who needs the speeding tickets anyway. Hope to hear some feedback. Riding season here in Minnesota USA is still 2 months away & I cant wait to go riding!!!

I just drove into New York City to buy a 1982 XJ750 Seca. It hasn't run in 20 years, but it's all there (except the headlight). I can't wait to get it running- but I have a bigger problem than that right now.... I have no title and no keys! That's why I got it so cheap!!

I'm hoping someone on this forum can help me figure out my VIN number. The middle 3 digits were worn off the triple-tree where the cables were rubbing, so I don't know how to figure it out. What I can read goes like this: JYA5G2_ _ _ followed by CA102907 The engine no. reads: 5G2102907

Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks!!....

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In 1982, while riding through Calgary, after working in lake Louise, I was passing by a Yamaha dealership. I was riding my bought new in Edmonton, 1981 650 Maxim when I spotted the brand new shiny black 750 Seca sitting on a small concrete pad used to showcase certain bikes. The Seca sported a red strip on either side of its cafe styled tank. It had just finished raining lightly, and water drops shimmered along its surfaced. I slowed down as quick as I could but had to drive up ahead to the nearest intersection and pull a U'ye. I stopped along side of what I thought was probably the most beautiful bike I had ever encountered over my 22 years of young life. Within 40 minutes, and after having traded in my 1 year old Maxim and writing a check for the difference (which I think was around a $1000), I sat upon my beautiful new XJ750 Seca and drove down the road to highway 2. Over the next three hours, I was the proudest and happiest I've ever been (marriage and children the only exemption)! I sold that bike only a year later, through tears, to help pay my way through college, it was in mint shape, of course. Not a scratch on it. Although I had managed to put nearly 8000 miles on the odometer!

I never road again.

Until last year when I found a 1982 Yamaha Seca 750, nearly perfect but repainted in a copper color. It had 38,000 kilometres on it but looked beautiful and sounded beautiful - just as I remembered it sounding - with a whirring, winding clatter. Coincidently, the bike was for sale in Calgary, where I first laid eyes and then acquired my first Seca. I drove to Calgary, paid exactly what I had sold my bike for, three decades earlier, and drove away, again down Hwy 2, in bliss. I will never sell it.

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