Apologies in advance to those who also subscribe to the XJForum for a duplicate intro, but apparently the polite thing to do is introduce myself.
I got an XJ650 in 1984 and customised the hell out of it from the ground up, unfortunately fell on hard times and had to trade it for cash shortly thereafter.
So like a moth to a flame after 28 years I have returned to bikes and XJ’s. Being older and wiser it is now about the journey, practically and philosophically.
Alas my return is for a project bike. Like cds1984, clutch84 and Ripley I have secured an XJ750P in the hope of returning it to its former glory in full Police livery and fittings. This would be the type of result I am lokking for, Yamaha XJ750-P Police Special (Model 24L) 1985..
Although I have previously had an XJ the mind is fragile so I am hoping the experience of the above can short cut some of my heart ache. The bike is a 37H so from what I read it is the bitsa model and going to require some attention to match parts.
I would love to document the journey like darkfibre but doubt I will get around to posting regularly enough to keep anyone interested. Perhaps the occasional photo might suffice.
I picked the bike up on the weekend, so here is the start of my journey.