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★★★★☆

“Xj600 turns over bit won't start”

Written on: 31/07/2013 by Toady1965 (1 review written)

Hiya all, my dad bought this bike, no probs 4 a few weeks but now turns over but wont start, ave cleaned all terminals, checked all wiring, a think it may b the black box, any help or advice wud b greatly appreciated, or ny info on a gud place 2 get ablack box CHEAP, thanx in advance, Vanessa… Read Full Review

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“I paid £800 for a Yamaha XJ 600 S to use as a winter...”

Written on: 29/11/2010 by BrinnyBiker (7 reviews written)

I paid £800 for a Yamaha XJ 600 S to use as a winter hack. So far it's done exactly what it says on the tin!

It's a 1997 model with the half fairing and single brake on the front. First impressions from daily use are, it's frugal, returning a consistent 59 - 61 mpg depending on how much I thrash it. The brakes are adequate,they get the job done but aren't going to let you do a stoppie with them. The half fairing is OK at keeping some of the worst of the weather off and is way better than… Read Full Review

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“good all round bike, only problem i have had was a...”

Written on: 23/04/2010

good all round bike, only problem i have had was a leaking oil cooler.
and at £300. a bit expensive. always starts first time even when wet.good m.p.g and comfortable to ride even after 100 or so miles.could do with a bit more b.h.p… Read Full Review

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Davidabra's Comment

Written on: 28/02/2011

I agree whole heartdly with almost everything you said, however I have to put you straight regarding the Brakes.
<br/>Whislt riding 2 up with a full back box we had a pedestrian decide to try and do a good impression of a leming infront of us & I can confirm a standard XJ600 diverison (1999) will do a stoppie. I can also confirm only under extreem duress is it posiable.
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<br/>enjoy riding

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★★★★★

“I bought this as my first big bike for going to work...”

Written on: 13/01/2010

I bought this as my first big bike for going to work and general commuting. Its never let me down,very good bike for all weather riding but personally don't think it likes starting in the cold very much but a minute or so with the choke on its fine.Every thing else is fine cont think of any bad points.I haven't had any other big bike so cont really compare it to anything but overall a good bike… Read Full Review

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“bought a Yamaha XJ600S Diversion cheap ish from a...”

Written on: 20/08/2009

bought a Yamaha XJ600S Diversion cheap ish from a friend, reliable and fun, rotting exhaust, siezed brakes have been the only problem, suspention a bit soft on the front and brakes good, dont go mad and does good mileage, my only mode of transport after a divorce and temporary unemployment, done a few miles. not my ideal bike but beggars cant be choosers, good for pillion and touring, takes loads of neglect. helpful owners club… Read Full Review

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“The Yamaha XJ600S Diversion is a good allrounder ...”

Written on: 03/05/2009 by peter black (1 review written)

The Yamaha XJ600S Diversion is a good allrounder electrics can be abit naffed… Read Full Review

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“I had my Yamaha XJ600S Diversion bike for a while now...”

Written on: 08/04/2009

I had my Yamaha XJ600S Diversion bike for a while now and find no faults with it it does what it says on the can? good for someone who going back to motorbikes after awhile away from them nice for commuting and short touring motor feels solid even after 40,000miles plus and can take a pillion with no trouble quite easly… Read Full Review

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“Just bought an old Yamaha XJ600S Diversion2 weeks ago, ”

Written on: 29/03/2009 by Soman (1 review written)

Just bought an old Yamaha XJ600S Diversion2 weeks ago,
riding was smooth so far.
Got a problem to start now, it is low on oil but I didn 't find the level yet… Read Full Review

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Xj600Scoats's Response to Soman's Review

Written on: 08/08/2012

check all the wiring if any loose or coroaded connectors check the fuses as well, at the bottom right is an eye glass thats the oil level marker,

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“Excellent bit of kit, now re-released by Yamaha -...”

Written on: 13/12/2008 by Parajoe (4 reviews written)

Excellent bit of kit, now re-released by Yamaha - that's good news. Smooth, good low down power, very good MPG, very flexible & reliable. Excellent first big bike. A big pleasure to own & ride… Read Full Review

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“I bought my Yamaha XJ600s in September 2007 with...”

Written on: 10/11/2008

I bought my Yamaha XJ600s in September 2007 with 13,000 miles on the clock. It is now up to 20,000 and has presented no problems other than needing new rear brake pistons & seals, and standard replacement of rear tyre, and a chain & sprocket set - none of which were expensive. Fuel economy is good. 65MPG if ridden gently, 48 if ridden hard on motorways at high speeds (85+) for long periods.
In spite of the things that people say about the Divvy being dull, I have had HUGE ammounts of fun on… Read Full Review

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“A four into one exhaust system gives 20BHP more than...”

Written on: 08/09/2008

A four into one exhaust system gives 20BHP more than standard four into two standard set up!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“My second real bike after DAS (had an EN500 which was...”

Written on: 25/07/2008 by Dru Baker (3 reviews written)

My second real bike after DAS (had an EN500 which was nice but too small). Bought on ebay for £900 on a T plate with 12000 miles. I'm 6'3" and 14 stone. Bike has plenty of power to haul me along and doesn't fair too badly when the good lady accompanies on the rear. Given it's mid 60s HP output Yamaha have done a good job in rounding out the power delivery across the band and even managed to get a nice little lift out of the last few thousand revs. The bike costs peanuts to insure. I ended up… Read Full Review

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“its a good all round bike I drive mine on a daily...”

Written on: 05/07/2008 by BrianL021176 (1 review written)

its a good all round bike I drive mine on a daily basis and it has never let me down until yesterday when I think a diaphram tore… Read Full Review

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“Can catch out even an experienced rider. Low feedback...”

Written on: 02/07/2008 by Gessipie (1 review written)

Can catch out even an experienced rider. Low feedback from suspension, very heavy on the front and a very light and loose rear. The exhausts fall apart in no time… Read Full Review

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“My Xj600s is my first proper big bike and despite the...”

Written on: 02/07/2008 by tankof89 (1 review written)

My Xj600s is my first proper big bike and despite the current bhp restrictor on it it, it is the everything I could have hoped for in a bike. Very glad to find one at all, and for £800 I couldn't refuse as I was after one when i began riding. Even at 16 years old it still starts first time and delivers a smooth and comfortable ride… Read Full Review

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“Yamaha XJ600 is great all rounder - reliable , cheap...”

Written on: 23/12/2007 by john wells (1 review written)

Yamaha XJ600 is great all rounder - reliable , cheap to run , smooth ride , easy tourer but can be noisy… Read Full Review

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“Paid $2600 from a dealer because it was all I could...”

Written on: 08/06/2007 by Ray197001 (1 review written)

Paid $2600 from a dealer because it was all I could afford. I guess I am having fun on it. The odometer read 3150 miles when purchased which is low considering the year. Bike runs rough and backfires a lot till it is warm. Wanted a Suzuki SV650, would have been much happier with the liquid cooling and fuel injection… Read Full Review

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“I bought the Yamaha XJ600S Diversion touring bike...”

Written on: 23/03/2007 by josa (1 review written)

I bought the Yamaha XJ600S Diversion touring bike last June, as I was getting fed up of queueing in traffic. This has been a return to biking after a gap of about 15 years for me. It is the biggest bike I have ever owned, but I have found it easy to get on with and ride. I was very pleasantly surprised at the cost of insurance, which costs me less than £100 fully comprehensive (perhaps because I'm in my 50s!). I use the bike mainly for commuting to work; a distance of about 7 miles. The… Read Full Review

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359284_Sparkymatt's Response to josa's Review

Written on: 14/04/2008

The battery is going flat due to the lack of miles you do. By the sound of it your not giving the oil chance to reach safe temp let alone charging the battery. Go for a good blast mate.

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★★★★★

“I spent 12 days in the summer with a friend riding...”

Written on: 23/11/2006 by greener (1 review written)

I spent 12 days in the summer with a friend riding around France, Switzerland and Italy - 3000 miles in total and the bike performed brilliantly. I would always be comfortable at the end of the day and would be ready to go the next morning. I find the riding position very comfortable compared to my friends bandit, who was riding with me.

All in all a great bike that is forgiving for the developing rider and cheap and efficient to run. 10/10… Read Full Review

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“Bought my Yamaha XJ600S on E-Bay for £1300 in 2004...”

Written on: 31/12/2005 by bowie161 (1 review written)

Bought my Yamaha XJ600S on E-Bay for £1300 in 2004 with 26k on the clock. Just put on a new sprock and chain set, new Yuasa battery and new rear tyre, all for only £230, I use it every day to commute into London and have made to return trips to Northern Germany with no problems. Great first bike… Read Full Review

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