Written on: 31/07/2013 by Toady1965
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 more)
Written on: 29/11/2010 by BrinnyBiker (4 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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 13/12/2008 by Parajoe (3 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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 08/09/2008
A four into one exhaust system gives 20BHP more than standard four into two standard set up! (read more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 02/07/2008 by tankof89
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 more)
Written on: 23/12/2007 by john wells
Yamaha XJ600 is great all rounder - reliable , cheap to run , smooth ride , easy tourer but can be noisy (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2007 by Ray197001
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 more)
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. ... (read more)
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 more)
Written on: 31/12/2005 by bowie161
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 more)
Written on: 19/12/2005 by trembone (1 review written)
I bought my 96' XJ600s Diversion for $1,800 bucks. It only had 1,500 miles on it as it had been stored mostly for 9 yrs. It is a great bike for day trips around Arizona and as my daily driver to work. I am returning to riding after many years and this is the ideal bike for it. Nimble and comfortable, good gas milage, not crazy fast, but fast enough for me. (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2005 by Carbon K (1 review written)
Picked up my Yamaha XJ600S Diversion for £1200, needed a service and new chain and sprockets. She is used daily for the commute to work and has never let me down. The exhaust brackets recently fell to pieces through corrosion but I have replaced them with normal car exhaust clamps. I average 56 mpg and normally fill her up after 150 miles to be on the safe side but the reserve is a good 3 litres. She is very easy to ride after the 535 Virago I had and I still get off after a ride with a... (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2005 by caine (2 reviews written)
I have a 2000 model Yamaha XJ600S Diversion Tourer and have owned it for two years now and haven't had any major faults with it although I do need to have a new exhaust fitted but thats not bad considering that its five years old.
It's fast enough for overtaking and has enough talk to beat most cars at the lights (dont know about a porsche though never tried!)
Brakes are good on dry days but not so good in the rain.
I do quite a few mles on mine and find it very comfortable on long journeys... (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2005 by caine (2 reviews written)
I have a 2000 model Yamaha XJ600S Diversion Tourer with 25,000 on the clock and haven't had much trouble yet!
The diversion is the best commuter, it's comfortable reliable and quick enough to beat a car at the lights and with enough power to overtake those annoying learner drivers.
I had a touring screen fitted, it does make a difference and I would recommend getting one fitted. (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2005 by oldishnovice (1 review written)
I've had this Yamaha XJ600S Diversion scooter nearly 2 and a half years now, it was my first after my Direct access test, cost 2 grand, 99 model.
One major problem that kept popping up was the exhaust, a replacement is expensive, so, I got a 7 inch car exhaust pipe (cost nothing)fabricated it to fit the two into one and had it welded (20 quid both sides, it doesn't look pretty but it does the job.
Aside from that and a minor electrical fault it has run perfect as an everyday, all weather... (read more)
Written on: 05/11/2004 by meri5441 (1 review written)
The Yamaha XJ600S Diversion Tourer is called a Yamaha XJ600S Seca in the US and Australia. It came out as a clear winner in 'Bike' magazine's comparison of bikes under £2000. It is renowned for its comfort, reliability and durability.
These bikes are fantastic if you're not into high performance sport bikes. They are comfortable to ride and particularly suitable for commuters and long two-up rides, where it will cruise effortlessly at 100mph. It has a half-fairing which works very well to... (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2004 by becky1 (1 review written)
I got my Yamaha XJ600S Diversion Tourer 6 months ago, unfortunately not had much chance to do lots of riding yet as I've been in & out of hospital. Excellent bike to ride when you're 6 months pregnant though. Very smooth ride. It has been very economical approximately 45mpg. The cost of the insurance is very good, I was concerned that it would be high for me as I haven't had a bike for about 4-5 years, but was only just over £200 fully comp for the year. Good bike to get back on the roads... (read more)
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