1981 Yamaha XJ550 "Café Racer"
This '81 Maxim 550 underwent a complete frame off modification. The motor was refreshed, the frame was detabbed and shortened, the carburetors were rebuilt with pod filters and rejetted. The headers were heat wrapped and mufflers replaced. Suspension mods include 3" lowered and stiffened front end with 1" longer reservoir performance shocks out back. A custom "cafe" tail and seat was fitted to the rear, with the battery relocated to under the tail and a hidden electronics tray locates all the important electrical components under the seat. Lighting is handled with a 5 3/4" headlight, and LED tail light and blinkers. Once everything was modified and fitted up, it was then disassembled, cleaned and coated in new paint to complete the transformation.