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Yamaha XJ600 Diversion specs…..
The Yamaha XJ600S Diversion was a basic half faired sports touring/commuter bike manufactured by Yamaha between January 1992 and January 2004 (in the UK).
The XJ 600 Diversion was also available in Europe, Australia and the USA (although it was known as the ‘Seca II’ in North America and Australia).
The XJ600S Diversion was a half faired version (aka 4BR model) released between 1992 and 2004, the XJ600N Diversion (aka 4KE model) was a naked version of the bike (with no front fairing) released between 1995 and 2004.
Front view of a 1998 / 4BRE model XJ600S Diversion
A little bit about the Yamaha XJ 600 Diversion…..
Basic model info…
|Engine type:||Inline 4 cylinder (4 stroke)|
|Years in production:||1992 to 2004|
|Style of bike:||Half faired commuter / tourer|
|Insurance:||Group 9 (of 17) – Get a cheap insurance quote from Carole Nash|
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Later 4BRE (S reg / 1998) XJ600 Diversion with a twin floating front disc brakes
Models and years (in the UK)
|XJ600 S Diversion (Jan 1992 to Dec 1992)…..|
|Frame number started:||4BR-000101—-|
|Description:||Basic sports roadster with monoshock rear suspension, 38mm front forks, 3 spoke wheels, 4 into 2 exhaust and half front fairing with single headlight.|
|Available colours:||Red or green|
|Cost new:||£3649 for a ‘J’ reg model and £3389 for a ‘K’ reg model|
|XJ600 S Diversion (Jan 1993 to Dec 1993)…..|
|Frame number started:||4BR-039101—-|
|Description:||Same as above model but with a slightly redesigned fairing with air scoops and the screen had a grey trim.|
|Available colours:||Red or violet|
|Cost new:||£3719 for a ‘K’ reg model and £3999 for an ‘L’ reg model|
|XJ600 S Diversion (Jan 1994 to Dec 1994)…..|
|Frame number started:||4BR-100101—-|
|Description:||Same as above models but with a new ‘Diversion’ logo on the fairing.|
|Available colours:||Silver/grey, dark blue or reddish yellow|
|Cost new:||£3999 for an ‘L’ reg model and £4399 for an ‘M’ reg model|
|XJ600 S Diversion (Jan 1995 to Dec 1995)…..|
|Frame number started:||4BR-161101—-|
|Available colours:||Maroon, silver or green|
|Cost new:||£4399 for an ‘M’ reg model and £4629 for an ‘N’ reg model|
|XJ600 S Diversion (Jan 1996 to Dec 1996)…..|
|Frame number started:||4BR-183101—-|
|Description:||4BRA model with oil cooler, new front half fairing with indicators mounted on the sides, new headlamp, new carb, choke mounted on the left handlebar control, redesigned bar end weights and redesigned ‘2 piece’ side/tail panels.|
|Available colours:||Red with a red frame or dark blue with a blue frame|
|XJ600 S Diversion (Jan 1997 to Dec 1997)…..|
|Description:||4BRC model with plastic fork leg protectors, hazard light switch on left handlebar control and new seat.|
|Available colours:||Metallic cyan (blue) or metallic purple|
|XJ600 S Diversion (Jan 1998 to Nov 1998)…..|
|Frame number started:||JYARJ01—-|
|Description:||4BRE model with slightly redesigned center stand, 41mm front forks, twin front floating disc brakes and new wiring loom with ‘plug in’ adapters.|
|Available colours:||Dark blue or red|
|XJ600 S Diversion (Dec 1998 to Jan 2004)…..|
|Description:||4BRE model same as above with no changes.|
|Available colours:||Green or red|
Older (J reg / 1992) XJ600 Diversion with a single front disc brake
XJ600 Diversion 4BRE / 1998 inline 4 cylinder engine
Engine and gearbox stuff…..
|Engine type:||Inline 4 cylinder (4 stroke)|
|Valves:||8 valves (2 valves per cylinder)|
|Bore and stroke:||58.5mm x 55.7mm|
|Cooling system:||Air cooled up to December 1995. January 1996 models onwards were air and oil cooled (via an oil cooler)|
|Clutch:||Wet multi plate clutch|
|Gearbox:||6 Speed, manual clutch (1st gear down, 2nd to 6th gear up. Neutral between 1st and 2nd gears)|
|Gearbox oil:||From engine (doesn’t need a separate gearbox oil)|
|Power:||61 bhp (UK model)|
|0-62 mph time:||4.7 seconds|
|Top speed (approx):||117mph (approx 188kph)|
|Final drive:||Chain drive|
|Chain and sprocket kits:||92-03 Yamaha XJ 600 Diversion chain/sprocket|
XJ600 Diversion 4BRE / 1998 top view
Carb, fuel and oil stuff…..
|Carb type:||4 x 28mm Mikuni carbs|
|Fuel type:||Unleaded petrol|
|Engine oil type:||10w40 Motorcycle oil|
|Oil filter:||Filtrex OIF006, Hiflo HF303, Champion F301, F306 or F304|
|Air filter:||Hiflo part no: HFA4603, Yamaha part no: 4BR-14451-00 – Performance air filter|
Side view of an older (1992 – Single front disc) XJ600 Diversion
|Ignition type:||Electric CDI|
|Electrical system voltage:||12 volts|
|Spark plug:||4 x NGK CR8E|
|Spark plug coil:||2 x Coils|
|Battery:||YTX9-BS / CTX9-BS|
XJ600 Diversion (1998 / 4BRE) clocks and controls
Shocks, brakes and wheels stuff…..
|Front wheel type:||3 Spoke cast wheel|
|Front tyre size:||110/80-17 (tubeless)|
|Rear wheel type:||3 Spoke cast wheel|
|Rear tyre size:||130/70-18 (tubeless)|
|Front tyre pressure:||36psi|
|Rear tyre pressure:||42psi|
|Front brake (1992 to 1997):||Single disc brake with 2 pot caliper|
|Front brake disc (1992 to 1997):||Disc brake MD2031LS (EBC)|
|Front brake pad (1992 to 1997):||EBC FA179|
|Front brake (1998 to 2004):||Twin floating disc brake with 2 x 2 pot caliper|
|Front brake disc (1998 to 2004):||Disc brake MD2074LS and MD2074RS (EBC)|
|Front brake pad (1998 to 2004):||EBC FA199 (2 sets required)|
|Rear brake (all years):||Single disc brake with 1 pot caliper|
|Rear brake disc (all years):||Disc brake MD2002 (EBC)|
|Rear brake pads (all years):||EBC FA104|
|Front Suspension:||Standard (not upside down) Telescopic forks (non adjustable)|
|Stanchion diameter (1992 to 1997):||38mm|
|Stanchion diameter (1998 to 2004):||41mm|
|Front suspension travel:||140mm|
|Fork length (approx):||79cm|
|Rear Suspension:||Single monoshock (with preload adjustment)|
|Rear suspension travel:||110mm|
XJ600 Diversion (1998 / 4BRE) rear and side view
Weights, measures ‘n stuff…..
|Length (wheelbase):||1,445 mm|
|Seat height:||77 cm|
|Dry weight (no oils, fluids etc):||182 kg|
|Wet weight (with oils, fluids etc):||198 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity:||17 litres|
XJ600 Diversion (1998 / 4BRE) Underseat storage and battery compartment
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|Engine oil change frequency:||Every 6000km (3728 miles) or 6 months|
|Engine oil capacity:||2.6 litre (oil filter takes approx 300ml)|
|Engine oil:||API SG or higher 10w40 Motorbike oil|
|Final drive chain frequency:||Now repeat after me…..’I MUST LUBE MY CHAIN LITTLE AND OFTEN!!‘|
|Chain and sprocket kit:||91-03 XJ600 Diversion chain/sprocket|
|Hydraulic brake system (front and rear)|
|Brake fluid change frequency:||Check every 6000km (3728 miles) or 6 months and change every 24 months|
|Brake fluid:||DOT 4 motorbike brake fluid|
|Front fork oil change frequency:||check every 6000km (3728 miles) or 6 months and change every 12000km (7456 miles) or 12 months|
|Front fork oil capacity:||460ml or 375ml per fork|
|Front fork oil:||10w (medium weight) motorbike fork oil|
Yamaha XJ600S Diversion (1998 / 4BRE) side view
Frame number location…..
The frame number information plate can normally be found on the right hand side, near the front on the frame.
The frame number is usually stamped onto the right side of the headstock (the front part of the frame just below the handle bars).
Yamaha XJ600S Diversion frame info plate and frame number locations
Launched in 1992, the XJ600 Diversion (or Seca 2 as it was known in North America and Australia) was the successor for the Yamaha XJ600 (manufactured between 1984 and 1991).
The engine in the Diversion was a variation of the old XJ600 lump and was tuned to improve low and mid range power.
Although never designed to set the world alight with it’s looks, power and handling, the XJ600S Diversion was manufactured and sold for 12 years by Yamaha due to being very popular with a wide range of bikers (including commuters, couriers and people looking for their 1st ‘big’ bike!).
The XJ600 Divi proved popular because of the simple yet bulletproof engine (making it very reliable!), comfortable riding position and low price new (only £3999 in 1999!).
Reasonable examples can be picked up (not literally, they weighed a feckin tonne due to all the heavy steel parts!) with tax and test for under £500.
Yamaha XJ600S Diversion (later 1998 model) oil cooler
Yamaha XJ600S Diversion (later 4BRE model) hazard light switch
There’s alot of these beasties about, mainly due to the fact Yamaha sold loads over the 12 year period because of the low new price.
Like the XJ900 Diversion, high mileage XJ600 Divi’s are nothing to be afraid of and it is fairly common to find bikes with 50k plus miles on them.
The engines are fairly bullet proof, so as long as it’s not making strange noises or smoking it should be ok.
Obviously, there are numerous used and abused ex courier, ultra high and neglected bikes about which should be avoided.
Parts are fairly cheap, but exhausts and forks can be expensive to replace. Because of the 4 into 2 set up of the exhausts buying replacement end cans can be expensive (also worth bearing in mind that some owners have complained that cheaper, single can systems can upset the balance of the bike!).
Later models (1996 on) had a few extra ‘nice bits’ (like hazard warning lights and oil cooler), the 1998 (4BRE) model onwards had twin front disc brakes and a better seat.