Second owner, was dropped once by previous. The Seca was a stylish motorcycle, and performed very well. The half fairing did a good job of protecting the rider from the elements. Re-hosting Images If you're posting photos, post the source where it came from where possible. To make sure that this cafe racer could outrun any disaster, a lot of focus was put into bringing the inline 4 600cc engine. It was my only source of transportation for over the next two years and 22,000 miles.
Browse for the appropriate make, size, and quantity from the listings shown here to meet your needs. When I got home, I pulled the remaining bolt, and put in the new ones, tightened to spec with my torque wrench. The jackshaft provided gear drive to the 6-speed transmission, which, unlike the stacked shafts of the 5-speed 650, was laid out horizontally. If you've always wanted one ~ again ~ don't wait! You may want to consider changing you gear ratio if that's the case. So the engine liked to be revved, but it was also reported to be docile in traffic. Come by and see for yourself! I am always checking to make sure pieces are still tight especially the engine mounts.
Power delivery was progressive, but with a real rush over 6,000rpm and with power peaking at 10,000rpm. The idea was that the owner got a warning to top up the oil in the wet sump before it got so low that oil pressure was lost — a potential engine-saver. It was comfortable, simple to work on, and a decent performer. On the road, the Seca 550 was smooth in operation with a large, comfortable seat, light controls and the ability to spin along easily at highway speeds. So I just kind of half assedly through one bolt back on. Bike handles surprisingly sharp and stable at high speed. Next step is the tail section fabrication and speedo bracket.
I am selling this bike because I recently upgraded and no longer need it. Has anyone else dealt with this? The Seca 550 punched above its weight on the strip, too. There's nothing like your first bike. There was a two piece tool to get the shims out. It made a useful tourer, too: both the seat and the gas tank were good for at least 150 miles. I have owned this bike since 2008 and have put over 30,000 miles on the bike since then. .
Please don't lowball me, I don't want to sell her and I've got a baby on the way. There is absolutely no fat on this bike. A conventional steel tube frame and swingarm ran on cast alloy wheels fitted with a single front disc brake and rear drum. Be on the lookout for assorted preferred brand names including Adventure Power and Yamaha. It was a great bike and very reliable. That kind of performance was 900cc Superbike territory a decade earlier.
New battery after winter storage. The motor was based on the Diversion 400 motor used elsewhere in the world. Or maybe just so the rest of the survivors could see how lucky you are to be alive and kicking and riding this monster machine! Departing from the dreary theme post-apocalyptic bike builds are notoriously known for, Piotr opted to paint this bike a bright yellow with speed rail patterns. Some cosmetic damage from a hit and run while the bike was parked tank dent, exhaust scratches, we replaced the swing arm and rear sets. Great starter bike for a beginner rider.
Every issue delivers exciting and evocative articles and photographs of the most brilliant, unusual and popular motorcycles ever made! I don't remember it that way, I thought that they were shim-over-bucket. In the article you wrote that it had shim-under-bucket followers. What do you get when a motivated soldier gets his hands on the right bike project to build? This is all just from memory. Also sorta looking for a cruiser style bike if you've got a trade. Could possibly trade for decent condition car or truck. Wrestling in vain with a worn-out motorcycle is not very amusing.
Be safe out there and happy trails. It was put in a full size steel tube frame. The idea was to create extra swirl in the combustion chamber and therefore more efficient combustion. I'm planning to get another classic soon. With one bolt, she barely vibrated at all, and that bolt was not tightened down by any means. I bent little circles to hold the idiot lights. The Mikuni carburetors Piotr installed into this monster give this bike that extra oomph.
I was hoping the start of the vibration a couple of weeks ago was simply the mounts getting loose. Anyway, good article keep up the good work Motorcycle Classics is America's premier magazine for collectors and enthusiasts, dreamers and restorers, newcomers and life long motorheads who love the sound and the beauty of classic bikes. Get more savings with free shipping in several cases. This bike is an excellent starter bike. Unlike the 650, which used gears for primary drive, the Seca 550 crankshaft drove a hydraulically tensioned Hy-Vo chain to a jackshaft carrying the clutch and alternator. Just repainted and patched the exhaust. The bike also comes with a custom solo seat.