1982 Yamaha 650 Seca Turbo (Seca)
Last updated Apr 7, 2007
This is the factory turbocharged 650 that Yamaha produced in 1982 and 83. '83's are rarer and harder to find. This photo is what the bike looks like and was taken at the Barber museum. Mine is currently in storage and waiting for my garage to be aquired!
Stock 650 engine but with lower comperssion than a standard 650 because of the turbo.It also has a shaft drive which is a very nice feature (I hate lubing cains). Stock boost was around 7psi, but was later raised to 11 psi with a factory boost kit. This is a very low tech set up compared to the honda turbo of the same years, but still a fun, fast touring machine capable of lots of smiles and miles!
Some of the factory features include air forks and shocks.These were more of a novelty than anything. Good for blowing fork seals!
Also, the shaft drive is a nice feature. Some people don't like them as they tend to raise the rear on acceleration. For touring, it's the only way to go!
My bike has progressive fork springs and a fork brace up front. Also, modified the waste gate to achieve 15 psi!
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