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Spokane WA Motorcyclist bernstein

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Member for: 11 years, 251 days
  • Road Rep: 10 points
  • Home Base: Spokane WA
  • Profile Views: 5092
  • Last Seen: 2230 days ago.

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 11 years, 251 days. bernstein's home location for riding is Spokane WA. Since becoming a member, bernstein has racked up 10 road reputation points!

Comments for bernstein

Strato1900 says:

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

Blackmoon says:

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

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