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Author Topic: What's going on now over at Ichiban Moto ?  (Read 177753 times)

Offline Ichiban Moto

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What's going on now over at Ichiban Moto ?
« on: Sep 04, 2013, 20:20:44 »
Part 1, the bike introduction vid :



« Last Edit: Jan 03, 2014, 09:30:48 by Ichiban Moto »

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Re: Ichiban Moto : Yamaha 500 cafe racer build
« Reply #1 on: Sep 04, 2013, 20:24:09 »
Welcome to DTT. There are a few of those 500s here on the site  (though they're called XS or TXs in the US). In facr the nicest of them is Scotts bike of the month on the banner.
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Re: Ichiban Moto : Yamaha 500 cafe racer build
« Reply #2 on: Sep 04, 2013, 20:33:15 »
To kind mike !

Was just going to say I think that a XS as its a 77 ! Did they call them FZ500 someplace else ? Either way there a fun bike to ride and have to say lil more pep then I would of thought ! If you need any help just let us know and welcome to the DTT sir !

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Re: Ichiban Moto : Yamaha 500 cafe racer build
« Reply #3 on: Sep 04, 2013, 22:51:47 »
That's definitely an XS500. Look at the VIN stamped into the neck.
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Re: Ichiban Moto : Yamaha 500 cafe racer build
« Reply #4 on: Sep 05, 2013, 00:38:10 »
I feel kinda stupid.. there is a Yamaha production label on the steering neck that shows it's an XS500 ... I double checked the number on the label, the stamp in the neck , the engine stamp and the title. They all match  :D  ...also , it is a 1978 model, not a 1977

thank you VonYinzer !
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Re: Ichiban Moto : Yamaha 500 cafe racer build
« Reply #5 on: Sep 05, 2013, 08:28:37 »
No problem. The FZ line didn't come till way later and as far as I know, never came in a 500cc form. There's some great info on the XS500 here on DTT. The search function is your friend. Back in the 70s/80s there were a few guys making some real power with those engines, though its not cheap to do so (never is ;) ).
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Re: Ichiban Moto : Yamaha 500 cafe racer build
« Reply #6 on: Sep 05, 2013, 10:27:43 »
The engine number should start with 371 ##### I believe ! There is also the TX/XS forum to have a look at if you didn't already !

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Re: Ichiban Moto : Yamaha 500 cafe racer build
« Reply #7 on: Sep 05, 2013, 10:44:40 »
The vin starts with a "1J3" (?) 

edit: thank you again VonYinzer,  mr. google confirms 1J3 vin#'s  are XS500
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Re: Ichiban Moto : Yamaha 500 cafe racer build
« Reply #8 on: Sep 05, 2013, 10:52:51 »
Google the vin# and "yamaha".
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Re: Ichiban Moto : Yamaha 500 cafe racer build
« Reply #9 on: Sep 05, 2013, 12:23:38 »
The vin starts with a "1J3" (?) 

edit: thank you again VonYinzer,  mr. google confirms 1J3 vin#'s  are XS500

 Did some looking and seems the "1J3" is a US inport and the "371" is a EURO and theres only a few diff in them . like plastic fender and head design but make sure when ordering anything for it you check which is which !