1978 Yamaha XS750

HIGH BID: $1,550

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Description

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In 1973, Yamaha released the TX750 – an incredibly smooth parallel twin that journalists loved…until the fancy Omni-Phase balancer that kept the twin as smooth as a four started eating up crankshafts. Even though Yamaha fixed the issue pretty quickly, the reputation of unreliability had already stuck – the bike was out of the market after 1974. Still, Yamaha knew it needed a big bike to compete, so they decided to go with a triple, and the XS750 was born.

The classic British twin styled Yammie produced 64 horsepower from the straight-three, had a 106 mph top speed, and weighed 511 pounds dry, but none of those digits give you a sensation of the overall package – Cycle World named it one of their top 10 and called it a bargain BMW. For more on the XS750, check out this profile from Motorcycle Classics.

This example is VIN: 1J7220546. The seller has owned the bike three months.

During his ownership the seller has covered approximately 500 miles. The odometer shows 25,388 miles, however, the seller states, “I absolutely love this bike! I’m going to ride it until she sells.”

Maintenance:
Per the seller, “The bike has a fresh tune up including oil/oil filter, spark plugs, brake fluid flushing, cable conditioning, carbs completely rebuilt with new gaskets, O-rings, etc. It has a new battery, new tires, new plugs, new brake pads, and new fork seals.”

Modifications:
Steel braided front brake lines.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop tires with date codes of 3520 and 0721.

The sale includes two keys and an extra tank.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:



Currently located in Chantilly, Virginia, this Yamaha is offered on a clean Maryland title. Have any XS750 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Chantilly, Virginia

Year

1978

Make

Yamaha

Model

XS750

Mileage

25,388

VIN

N/A

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Maryland

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

VIN Report

N/A

Total Bids Placed: 5

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: 5*******8

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
5*******8 January 27, 2024 9:51 am PST $1,550
w*****t January 27, 2024 9:51 am PST $1,500 Auto
w*****t January 25, 2024 8:41 am PST $1,100 Auto
j**********e January 25, 2024 8:41 am PST $1,000
w*****t January 25, 2024 8:24 am PST $1
Auction started January 24, 2024 9:13 am PST
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