Spokane WA Motorcyclist bernstein
Member for: 9 years, 316 days
- Road Rep: 10 points
- Home Base: Spokane WA
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What's in my Garage? 1980 Yamaha xs400 Special II
New Rider with an 1980 Yamaha XS400 Special II
I've been interested in bikes on an off for a while and had a pretty good idea what I was interested in.
got me something old, as in I won't cry too loudly when I tip it over and something not to heavy so that I can pick it up without pulling a muscle when it does happen. basically i was looking for a bike under 650 cc. My roommate's relatives have a couple Kawasaki's kz440s rusting away in their front yard (as well as the usual redneck trucks...) and I was looking to see what it would take to restore one for my own use, a project that would have probably ended up in my own backyard for years to come. After browsing craigslist for a month or so I found my xs400.
got to say i'm impressed with the condition it was in.
bernstein has been a member of our motorcycle community for 9 years, 316 days. bernstein's home location for riding is Spokane WA. Since becoming a member, bernstein has racked up 10 road reputation points!
Cool bike...welcome to the wonderful world of two wheelers. Great beginner bike, too...truly an overlooked classic.
Sun Jul 13, 2008 at 1:04 AM
This is such a great bike, my first back in 1980, when it was new. I got mine at Buffalo Yamaha for $1700.00. Rode it all through my college years, I didn't even own a car. If you have half the fun with this bike I did you are in for a great ride. I searched the Internet for a photo and couldn't find one. This is the exact modle I had, it doesn't look like they changed it at all. Thanks for the ride down memory lane.
Sat Feb 11, 2012 at 9:02 PM
The best of the best. These folks have ridden and shared more roads than any other ORJ member this month.