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  1. Yamaha
    So i bought a 81 xj650 maxim. When i bought the bike it started and rode like a wet dream. Now im having troubles starting it. Heres exactly what happened before it stopped starting. I drained the carbs because the bike was flooded. But thats beside the point. Then i put some regular gas i had...
  2. General Motorcycle Discussion
    Hello everyone!! I am someone that is interested to learn how to ride a motorcycle and is currently looking into the vast marketplace. Thus far I have found a motorcycle that fits my budget. It is a 81 Yamaha MAXIM XJ550 and I was wondering if that is/was a good motorcycle to own? What do you...
  3. Motorcycle Repair
    dad passed, and left me his old 85 yamaha maxim x. it was drained and stored under a tarp behind the house ten years ago. ran fine when last run. it has been a long time since I had a motorcycle, and am wondering what the first steps i take on it should be to get it up and running, and in a...
  4. Motorcycle Repair
    Hi, my 1985 Yamaha Maxim XJ 700 isn't running well. The outside two cylinders are firing but the inner two don't. I've sanded and exchanged the spark plugs but nothing changed. They were all running last week until I changed the oil and hosed it down. Suddenly, I have trouble. I've read...
  5. Sport Bike As First Bike
    Ok I have two bike's that I am looking at buying. What I would like to ask is what are the pros and cons of each bike are from people who might know rather than me flipping a flippin coin. Bike #1 1978 yamaha xs750 37,000 mi/ready to ride Bike #2 1982 yahama maxim 750 19,000mi/ready to...
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