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1994 Yamaha XJ 600 S Seca II (Shooting Star II)

Last updated Jul 31, 2013  

Photo of a 1994 Yamaha XJ 600 S Seca II (Shooting Star II)

No longer owned


I got this bike on 6/22/2010 for a whole lot less than it's worth. It already ran pretty good, but needed a little work here and there. It's not extremely powerful (61hp), but it's plenty fast enough for my first sport bike. I've done a little work on it here and there, fixing and improving everything I can find the time and money for. It's a really fun bike to ride.

- I had to park the bike in 2011 when it developed a problem with pushing oil out through the air filter after just a few rides. It still ran perfectly, just pushed oil out of the air box after heating up. It sat for that whole season until the summer of 2012 when I got it back out and the problem was gone. I'm guessing it was a plugged oil passage in the engine. Maybe it dried up after sitting for a year and pushed out when I started the bike up again. I ran it several miles good and hot and the problem was gone, but since I had already made up my mind to restore it I started the project anyway.

- As of March, 2013, the bike was about 90% taken apart (aside from the unopened engine) and ready for resto. However, I came across a steal-of-a-deal on another XJ that got me back on the road immediately. I ended up selling this one to a young guy who wanted a project to build with his dad.


Four cylinders, Four stroke (DOHC), 2 valves per cylinder
Air cooled
Displacement: 598.8 cc
Bore & stroke: 58.5 mm x 55.7 mm
Compression ratio: 10.0:1
Body Color: Yellow
Carburetion: Four 28mm Mikuni BDST
Lubrication: Wet sump
Max power: 61.0 hp @ 8,500 rpm
Max torque: 40.5 lb-ft @ 7,000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed, Constant mesh
Clutch: Wet, Multiple discs
Final drive: Chain
Starter: Electric
Battery: 12 volt
Ignition: Electronic
Front suspension: Telescopic forks, 38 mm
Rear suspension: Monocross
Front brake: 320 mm Single disc
Rear brake: 245 mm Single disc
Front tire: 110/80-17 57H
Rear tire: 130/70-18 63H
Overall length: 85 inches
Overall width: 30 inches
Overall height: 48 inches
Wheelbase: 57 inches
Seat height: 30 inches
Dry weight: 412 lbs
Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal
Average fuel consumption: 44 mpg
¼ mile: 13.7 sec
Top speed: 118 mph

Factory Options

This bike originally came equipped with a lower fairing (brackets were still there), but was probably removed after it was laid down.


Replaced parts:
NGK spark plugs
Speedometer cable
OE air intake boots (filter box to carbs)

Modifications: (not much to mention)
K&N air filter
Cargo net

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