1982 Yamaha Seca 400

1982 Yamaha Seca 400cc – 19800 miles

This was my second motorcycle.  I bought it in college after my honda mb5 50cc bike was stolen.  This yamaha seca cost me $1200 in 1984.  The dealer sold it as new old stock.  It was originally a more beautiful candy apple red, but it sat in the Florida sun for a couple years and I had to repaint it.  This color is ferrari red.  She cleaned up nice.  The boxy gauges were the popular style in 1982.

I sold it after I had bought my 2007 triumph thruxton.

The dual megaphone exhausts sound sweet.

Everything is original except the horn.  I replaced that the first year I had the bike.

This motorcycle looks very unique on the road compared to most modern bikes.

Engine is solid, runs smooth, and purrs like a kitten.
It’s always been cold blooded… so it requires a little choking for a cold start and a short warm up period.


  1. Scaniac
    August 15th, 2009 at 23:46 | #1

    I saw that bike in a Craigslist ad two years ago, posted somewhere up north- Ohio? I think the price was $450. The same photos were again used in a Craigslist ad in Birmingham, AL last year- the price on that one was about $1000. I bought one in TN last year as a project for $250- it was on my short list of Desired Bikes. Very comfortable for my 6-foot frame. I’d like to get it painted the same Ferrari red- very nice!

  2. dillrepair
    March 29th, 2010 at 22:31 | #2

    hey… what are those footpegs you have on the bike…. i have an 82 seca and the footpegs are not nearly that nice… and have no chrome on the edges… if they are aftermarket where can i find them, thanks.

  3. March 29th, 2010 at 23:06 | #3

    Good eye. I found those footpegs back in the 80′s at a flea market in northern Florida. The guy had the 1 pair on a table and I got them cheap without any packaging. They fit perfectly. Sorry, I have no idea where you can find something similar.

  4. Genya
    May 1st, 2011 at 16:25 | #4

    Hey I just picked up the same bike and I am restoring mine cuz it was outside for a few years. I am having trouble finding parts do you know any good sites to get parts from besides ebay? thank you for your time,

  5. May 1st, 2011 at 16:53 | #5

    ebay is the only place I was able to find parts also.

  6. August 6th, 2011 at 23:20 | #6

    hola esta muy linda tu yamaha .yo tengo una que estoy restaurando del mismo modelo que llego aca en argentina en el año 1989
    te felicito por el estado de tu moto que esta como nueva .saludos

  7. Dan
    July 5th, 2012 at 15:08 | #7


    I too have a red 82′ Seca 400, however, mine does not idel nearly as smooth as yours and actually ends up dying if I let it idle too long. Thoughts? Runs terrific at speed on the road and at slow speeds on the road. Thanks!

  8. July 5th, 2012 at 16:19 | #8

    The only other problem I had with the bike was a strange electrical shutdown while riding. It would suddenly loose all electrical and just stop running. I eventually discovered that the computer board under the seat was prone to cold solder joints. I pulled the board and resoldered all solder connections on the board and the electrical problem never occurred again.

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