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  1. Your getting into some big bucks, but yeah new spring and valves, valve guides, like Mlatour suggest, stainless hardware, and never install a performance cam without heavy duty springs.
  2. Everything Jim suggested is good advice, I would only add is hand grind the valve seats, and clean everything, as clean as your backside. If you can borrow a honing tool give her a sweet 45-degree honing, be gentle and go lightly. Then she will love you long time. Check the piston rod bearings, if you see blueing, replace them. Should have started with check for piston slop and blowby, Put in all, ALL, new seals and gaskets. I can't express enough how important it is to check the piston rings for the end gap, and dont ask me why. 40 years ago some dumb kid to cheap to buy a manual learned a valuable expensive lesson. Now I have 67 manuals from 1961 through 2015. Dont start a build job without one. Good luck, and remember to jump back on before your buddy comes around the corner and sees you stuck on the tires.
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    Hot weather offroad helmets

    WHATS A HELMET? Just kidding. For years I just soaked a couple rags in cold water, one around your neck and one on your head. My helmet is so old I can't see who made it. Bell no not bell, those faded letters is Bill my name. Wet rags and go faster.
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    Yamaha XJ650 Maxim (1981)

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    It would be a good beginners bike but its fairly top heavy for a 650,but once you get rolling its a great handling bike with impressive power. Its no wemp and a drive shaft smooth ride. ITS NO 750 NORTON, BUT A LOT MORE AFFORDABLE . I got two 650 MAXIMS FOR THE 1[3 THE PRICE OF A NORTON. STILL, I RATHER HAVE THE NORTON !!
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    Yamaha XJ650 Maxim 1981

    It would be a good beginners bike but its fairly top heavy for a 650,but once you get rolling its a great handling bike with impressive power. Its no wemp and a drive shaft smooth ride. ITS NO 750 NORTON, BUT A LOT MORE AFFORDABLE . I got two 650 MAXIMS FOR THE 1[3 THE PRICE OF A NORTON. STILL, I RATHER HAVE THE NORTON !!
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