Yamaha XJ700 Maxim: history, specs, pictures

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Yamaha XJ700
1985 Yamaha XJ700 MAXIM in Red
Manufacturer Yamaha
Also called Maxim, Maxim X
Production 1985 - 1986
Predecessor Yamaha XJ650
Engine in-line four, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 68.0mm x 48.0mm
Top speed 135 mph (217 km/h)
Horse Power 84.22 HP (62.8 KW) @ 9500RPM
Torque 49.94 ft/lbs (67.7 Nm) @ 8000RPM
Fuel system carburetor. (4) standard side-draft 33 mm mikuni cv
Ignition type tci
Sparkplug NGK DR8ES-L '86
NGK D8EA '85
Battery YUASA YB14L-A2 '85-86
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)

Clutch: wet/multi-disc
Suspension Front: telescopic fork
Rear: swing arm w/ coil springs
Brakes Front: double disc
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 100/90-19
Rear Tire 130/90-16
Wheelbase 59.84 inches (1520 mm)
Dimensions L 87.99 inches (2235 mm)
W 30.51 inches (775 mm)
H 45.67 inches (1160 mm)
Seat height 29.92 inches (760 mm)
Weight 473.99 pounds (215.0 Kg) (dry), 232.0 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 3.43 Gallon (13.00 Liters)
Oil capacity 0.92 Gallon (3.50 Liters)
Fuel consumption 5.70 liters/100 km (17.5 km/l or 41.27 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual
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The Yamaha XJ700XS was a in-line four, four-stroke standard produced by Yamaha between 1985 and 1986. It could reach a top speed of 135 mph (217 km/h). Max torque was 49.94 ft/lbs (67.7 Nm) @ 8000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 84.22 HP (62.8 KW) @ 9500 RPM.


The engine was a liquid cooled in-line four, four-stroke. A 68.0mm bore x 48.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 697.3 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).


The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet/multi-disc.


It came with a 100/90-19 front tire and a 130/90-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a swing arm w/ coil springs. The XJ700XS was fitted with a 3.43 Gallon (13.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 473.99 pounds (215.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 59.84 inches (1520 mm) long.



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