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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-17-2007, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Going to look at a Seca II (1993) this weekend

Owner is asking $1200. 47k, looked at a lot of pics, bike appears to be pretty clean.

I've been told that the Seca IIs are cold blooded, but otherwise decent mills.

Any issues I should look at particular to this model?

Thanks!


Oh... first bike... learning to ride. Would like something that has decent handling and is cheep to insure while I learn my skills.





1994 Yamaha Seca II
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-17-2007, 10:13 PM
 
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hey. welcome aboard.

I cant give you a shred of advice here but i can raise my post count by posting a hundred of these.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-18-2007, 12:57 PM
 
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My little brother had one of those about 10 years ago. I loved that bike. All I did was ride it and knew nothing about it except we had to tighten the chain every week...I don't know how we all lived knowing nothing really about safety and maintenance.
I remember it being pretty fast and us riding very squidly on it. My brother would try to wheelie it but it's too heavy and never got above 2 inches off the ground.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 10:52 PM
 
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I have a 1994 Seca2 I got for $1500. The guy who owned it before put aftermarket exhaust and I'm thinking he might have jetted it. Not sure though but it's alright.

My only problem with it riding wise is it gets squeemish while crusing interstates. Problems I haven't felt on my friends more modern fatter rear tire bikes.

Oh yeah getting an 18" rear tire will be a pain. No Michellins fit it and I think the (I'd hate to say it) Bridgestone Battlax is the best overall tire you can get for it. Or from what me and a guy at the motorcycle shop looked for, for about an hour.

Mine actually wheelies quite well. Just put it at about 2-3k in first and just blip the throttle then hit it again and it pops up quite well. Of course when I get a new cluth it will do better.

I do plan to turn it into a naked bike/streefighter later on. I even thought about putting in an R6 motor for the hell of it. Not that I expect it to be managable but becuase I like projects.

I also get around 60mpg interstate and 50 city.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-09-2007, 11:39 AM
 
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My buddy on active duty had one, used to let me ride it and I liked. fun to ride in san deigo. A little heavy but nimble.
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It is nimble. I think mainly because of the smaller tires on it. I can transition from right to left fairly quickly. But I might actually be selling it soon. My buddy is wanting to sell his SV650s so he can get a car with A/C. So I might pick it up.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-09-2007, 04:16 PM
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Be sure to post pics when you get it.
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