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Hey, all!! I'm just getting started and need some opinions/ideas if a 1983 Yamaha Maxim 750 is a good bike to start on as a project. I imagine that ANY bike can be made to look and ride good with enough sweat, but I'm not sure if this bike is worth the trouble. I basically got it for free, and everything works on it. It runs well(after a good warm-up), and looks decent. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks....
 

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Their a decent, but their a crusier, the frame isn't that stiff and the handling is set up for cruising. But a fre good running bike is always a great deal. I say if this is your first bike, go out and run her, and have fun, then save up and buy something thats a better base for a racer project.

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hey, you got a parts chaser bike <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

I wish I had a bike that runs at all - don't scorn something that works!
 

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It is a fine project. The good news is that many of the Yamaha parts of thet vintage are easily adaptable. The seat can be replaced, get rid of the leading axle front forks with something bigger and in line(Seca 750 or 900), get an 18" rear wheel(Seca 650 or 750 or 900), 4-1 pipe, Some longer, better rear shocks, change the bars, etc. you get the picture. Shop around on E-bay and ask some questions.

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Vintage racing - old guys on old bikes
 

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Thanks for the opinions. This isn't my first bike(I've owned a Honda CBR 929, and a Honda 919), buts it IS my first foray into the world of Cafe-type bikes. I just wanted to build something unique and dependable.
 
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