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Ouroboros
12-16-2010, 08:55 AM
I saw this bike on Craigslist a week ago and just had to have her. 1981 Yamaha Seca 550. I had the same model back in the days. It is a survivor with a few mods and12,500 miles.her. I may get some new tires, give her a good look over and change the oil so I can take a ride before I begin the restoration.


http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac82/fish4it2/photo15.jpg

Jbay
12-16-2010, 10:21 AM
Good looking bike

D.Allen
12-16-2010, 11:02 AM
Nice find! It's been a long time since I've seen one anywhere near that good of shape. Usually they've been repainted and/or the fairing is gone. My brother raced one of these against a hoard of GPZ550's in CMRA in 1981 and did pretty well. A guy named Charles Brothers in CMRA could really fly on his.

I don't know how others ran, but my brothers had a nice top end rush that reminded me of the RD's. Really fun bike. I hope you enjoy it.

MCRyder
12-16-2010, 11:16 AM
I envy your find, VERY nice :clap:

I remember when this bike came out, and wanting one (in my 20's and no $ for a new ride). Really liked the factory cafe fairing and paint scheme. Look forward to seeing it at a TWT event after your resto.

Crew Chief
12-16-2010, 11:47 AM
These are nice around town riders. The fairing is an increasingly rare piece. I have a 650 and I've enjoyed it. Its a fun bike in the hill country and in N. Arkansas! Not so much for getting from here to there. I hope you have a lot of fun with it.

Ouroboros
12-16-2010, 11:52 AM
Here I am in the 80's

http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac82/fish4it2/81Secca.jpg

RedPill
12-16-2010, 12:49 PM
Great looking bike, and a great find. I'll bet it sounds sweet, too. Enjoy!

Marc B
12-16-2010, 08:44 PM
Nice, doesn't look like it needs a restore, Sweet bike and a nice find.

Ouroboros
12-16-2010, 09:24 PM
Nice find! It's been a long time since I've seen one anywhere near that good of shape. Usually they've been repainted and/or the fairing is gone. My brother raced one of these against a hoard of GPZ550's in CMRA in 1981 and did pretty well. A guy named Charles Brothers in CMRA could really fly on his.

I don't know how others ran, but my brothers had a nice top end rush that reminded me of the RD's. Really fun bike. I hope you enjoy it.

Yeah the GPZ 550's were everywhere back in the early 80's.

FJRMike
12-17-2010, 09:49 AM
those Seca's were and still are good looking bikes.

Nice find.

MCRyder
12-17-2010, 10:53 AM
This thread has me wanting to find an early 80's bike and do a resto. There's good finds out there like this Seca 550.