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    Quote Originally Posted by Growlybear View Post
    They were a damn good 750 in the 80's. Overlooked perhaps, but quick as most 850's of the day.
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    i took a 650 as part payment for my Z1R when i sold it. That XJ got caned for 2 years with no maintenance and never missed a beat... sold it to pay for a pallet of milk powder when bull-beef was looking promising
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    Quote Originally Posted by OPO View Post
    i took a 650 as part payment for my Z1R when i sold it. That XJ got caned for 2 years with no maintenance and never missed a beat... sold it to pay for a pallet of milk powder when bull-beef was looking promising
    The things we do eh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by outlander View Post
    They were a damn good 750 in the 80's. Overlooked perhaps, but quick as most 850's of the day.
    And, the icing on the cake, now a classic, so cheap as to register for a pensioner like myself. It will see me out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Growlybear View Post
    , most were 650 bikes in that shape in NZ, that's an import.
    I got a 650 at the start of my apprenticeship with 36k on the clock, sold it to the next apprentice down at 80k and he sold it at 100k to go into a sidecar setup.
    Had the most glorious shaft drive wine.
    Great bikes, big headlight, euro style.
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Size:  94.0 KB, so this was the true NZ version in 750. Sometimes in silver but 95% of the time in this color. It was a bored out version of the 650 motor.
    Little fog light underneath the main head light.
    If you are into details it was hampered by a rear drum brake , had a very early version of anti dive. It was a weird mix. The XJ550 was a serious production race bike. The 650 never cut cut it in the 750cc class but was an excellent middle weight road bike. The 750 was a good bike but got lost. It didn't do anything the 650 didn't do and never really was a serious weapon in the 750 class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudgripz View Post
    W650 kwaka certainly looks like a Bonnie - or perhaps a Saint. Be a nice cruiser.
    A friend has one, sounds great, goes great and he says he can ride all day no problem. The W850 is the upgrade..
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    https://youtu.be/gYetZtEpPcM

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    Quote Originally Posted by viper View Post
    , most were 650 bikes in that shape in NZ, that's an import.
    I got a 650 at the start of my apprenticeship with 36k on the clock, sold it to the next apprentice down at 80k and he sold it at 100k to go into a sidecar setup.
    Had the most glorious shaft drive wine.
    Great bikes, big headlight, euro style.
    yep.
    i'm aware it is an an import. I was the first NZ owner. The XJ sound, is from how the cogs are cut, according to a m/c mechanic mate. My mates 89 xj600 is chain drive, but has the same "whistle". Quite distinctive. Always hear him coming.
    When I get a WOF, it always has an audience. Totally reliable, and way fast enough for this old fella.

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    Good to see a CT125 @Southcity on here. They're great wee bikes.

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    My 1970 Honda CB750 Four, was the old man's until he passed away late last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZ32 View Post
    My 1970 Honda CB750 Four, was the old man's until he passed away late last year.

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    Very tidy. That's an heirloom item if I ever saw one.
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    Great old girl. One of the ground-breaking bikes in motorcycle history with mass production of the in-line four stroke 4s.

    A delight to ride. Mine was a 1976 CB750F model and was the Jap 750 I enjoyed most (esp for long rides) - more than my Suzi, Yamaha etc. Mmmm...

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