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1973 TX750

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by madmax-im, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. madmax-im

    madmax-im XS650 Enthusiast

    Again Thankyou for your thoughtful responses...I have been in attendance of the VYR rally since 2010..It is always a treat..But last year for me was the biggest thrill..To see the place packed all with vintage yamahas and then also to learn and see all the wonderful XS/XJ650s and 550s and 400s and on...that were there... I must have counted a dozen bikes forsale everything from a XS650 to the Turbo Seca 650..to XS11s..
    As for a trade..unfortunately i do not have a bike currently..The last bike i had was a 2007 Suzuki Bandit 1250S that I wrecked 1 month after the VYR last year...well at least i got to ride it there..so i have to save some $$$ and bide some time before i can again swing a leg over another bike...
     
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  2. madmax-im

    madmax-im XS650 Enthusiast

    Yes it is a Euro model..the guy posting that was in the Netherlands...
     
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  3. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    The red NGK plug caps are another indication it's in Europe. You can't get those here for some reason. I badly wanted some for my Moto Guzzi and had to send all the way to England for them, lol.
     
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  4. 650Skull

    650Skull Dinosaur Lives Top Contributor

    that's a Great colour

    if you want to know about the TX750 here is their forum.......
    http://tx750.proboards.com/

    They are suposed to have copied all the information from a TX750 Interest site that had been up since 1999 and has a lot of real information on the bikes, their problems and the fix and how a bad rep can't be repaired even though the bike was
    http://www.tobyfolwick.com/tx750/

    People bag the TX/XS 500 but they did have a run from 73-78 so must have been reasonably successful. Again the early bike had some problems that was fixed but again all you hear about is the problems........How much is common knowlede, (i heard or a mate told me), with out real experience.........an X member here had a 76 and he reckoned it was a good bike and caused no problems
     
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  5. motormike

    motormike XS650 Addict

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    Tx 750 .jpg This my buddies Tx 750.... nice..runs well.... It's for sale. (marks650yamahas.com)
     
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  6. madmax-im

    madmax-im XS650 Enthusiast

    I'm glad yamaha eventually got the bugs out of the TX750...and that it became a good reliable machine...My issue is rarity and lack of parts availability..and complexity of the engine as opposed to the TX650 motors...in which parts are readily available..so the issue of simplicity and ease of maintenence are factors that have me favor the 650 motors...
     
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  7. madmax-im

    madmax-im XS650 Enthusiast

    I looked and i did not find this listed amongst the bikes available forsale...
     
  8. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Yes, the 650 has very good parts availability. Also, lots of parts interchange between years and there's a long production run to draw upon for those used parts. I feel that if you're going to own an old bike, best pick one that has these attributes, not some obscure model that was only produced for a few years.
     
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  9. madmax-im

    madmax-im XS650 Enthusiast

    Yes...exactly right...15 yrs is a good run and with interchangability between years means it wont be difficult to find parts plus the website for the TX750 is just about dead..The amount of expertise here for the XS650 make my decision to stay with the 650s a no brainer...Y'alls mileage may vary... ;)
     
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  10. motormike

    motormike XS650 Addict

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    Contact him via his website.. it's for sale. His webmaster hasn't updated in a timely matter.
     
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  11. madmax-im

    madmax-im XS650 Enthusiast

    I was just curious to see it..I am not really interested in buying it...but Thanks for the information..Like i said above..I'm not gettting into something that has little or no parts support...'nuff said...:D
     
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