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XJ650 Cafe Racer Progect Bike

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So for the past 2 months I've been working on a 1982 Yamaha Seca XJ650L. I bought it for 600 bucks with 26k miles on it. It looked terrible 80's style. Which is fine for some, but I saw the tank and instantly knew I was gonna have to make her a cafe racer.
This link is exactly what she looked like, though the one in the pic is a bit cleaner.

So it had a few gasket leaks that I have since replaced but have been having some electrical issues that I'm repairing right now and waiting for a new solenoid to come in. You guys know with this old bikes, sometimes parts take forever.

Here are a few pics of what I have so far, I have a video on of it also, but it hasn't been fully uploaded yet. Let me know what you guys think!!!
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I was thinking of starting a similar project with my xj650 maxim. I was curious where you found your seat. Do you know if it would fit a maxim? Because the gas tank on my bike needs replacing (rusted through in a couple of spots), I was hoping to find something seca like, but it seems the only bolt compatible tank is from the xj750 maxim (not a big fan). At least that is what I have found so far. Do you know of any cafe like tanks that fit the maxim? Or anyone reading this for that matter.

Any insight to these questions would be greatly appreciated.

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