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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 already installed the flushmounts but just dont have an updated pic. I'm waiting to get that new engine in there. It doesnt have any of the mat black on the engine so I may want to rethink the paint scheme. It's all rattle caned anyhow, so wouldnt take much to redo. The good news is the new engine is a 750cc as opposed to the 650cc, so lets all hope it goes smoothly.
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