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Old 01-14-2012, 02:12 PM   #1
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Talking XS1100 Brat bike build (was I don't keep secrets I got a new(to me) bike)

So my roommate has been egging me to get a street bike so I can go ride with him on his CB500.

After casually cruising cl I found this for $500 a few blocks away. the speedo cable is disconnected and one blinker doesn't work but no matter, all that crap is coming off anyway.



Threw a set of pro tapers on it off my partially disassembled RM and like the ergos much better. They or something similar will stay. I'm leaning away from a cafe or bobber build but want to do something sexy and simple. Not sure what yet.



If anyone would like the windscreen from it PM me, I'll never use it and it is in good shape. Looks like it'd go on just about any bike. Price is a donation to a land use organization of your choice and amount.
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:36 PM   #2
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So my roommate has been egging me to get a street bike so I can go ride with him on his CB500.

After casually cruising cl I found this for $500 a few blocks away. the speedo cable is disconnected and one blinker doesn't work but no matter, all that crap is coming off anyway.



Threw a set of pro tapers on it off my partially disassembled RM and like the ergos much better. They or something similar will stay. I'm leaning away from a cafe or bobber build but want to do something sexy and simple. Not sure what yet.



If anyone would like the windscreen from it PM me, I'll never use it and it is in good shape. Looks like it'd go on just about any bike. Price is a donation to a land use organization of your choice and amount.
awsome, looks much better with pro tapers. wear a helmet
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:30 PM   #3
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Looks like an 80's model XS11 special?

If so, they are a great bike, bullitproof motors. Congrats!
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:52 PM   #4
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Looks like an 80's model XS11 special?

If so, they are a great bike, bullitproof motors. Congrats!
yes sir, 1979 says the title, XS1100 special. good to hear they have a good reputation. anything I should be watching out for?
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:34 PM   #5
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So my roommate has been egging me to get a street bike so I can go ride with him on his CB500.

After casually cruising cl I found this for $500 a few blocks away. the speedo cable is disconnected and one blinker doesn't work but no matter, all that crap is coming off anyway.



Threw a set of pro tapers on it off my partially disassembled RM and like the ergos much better. They or something similar will stay. I'm leaning away from a cafe or bobber build but want to do something sexy and simple. Not sure what yet.



If anyone would like the windscreen from it PM me, I'll never use it and it is in good shape. Looks like it'd go on just about any bike. Price is a donation to a land use organization of your choice and amount.

Cool !

Might need to get a skidplate before you run the ST below Pinion tomorrow
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:44 PM   #6
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Cool !

Might need to get a skidplate before you run the ST below Pinion tomorrow
Haha, this bike will see dirt, be sure of that.
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:36 AM   #7
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yes sir, 1979 says the title, XS1100 special. good to hear they have a good reputation. anything I should be watching out for?
The motors are pretty bulletproof. The only problem we ever saw was the wires that come off the pickup coils would sometimes seperate (due to flex) inside the sheathing causing it to drop 2 cyls. The system is mechanical and they flex everytime as the advance comes in. Not a big issue though, most of the effected units were replaced pretty early on. The replacments had wires with a rubber coating.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:04 AM   #8
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The motors are pretty bulletproof. The only problem we ever saw was the wires that come off the pickup coils would sometimes seperate (due to flex) inside the sheathing causing it to drop 2 cyls. The system is mechanical and they flex everytime as the advance comes in. Not a big issue though, most of the effected units were replaced pretty early on. The replacments had wires with a rubber coating.
I'll take a peek when I get in there. It seems to be running a bit rich right now and there are a couple oil leaks so some poking around will ensue shortly.
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:17 PM   #9
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I rode a 1980 XS1100sj for 18 years....great bike, pretty bulletproof....

Front forks could use a brace over the fender....they're a bit loose otherwise.
Rubber carb boots cracked out pretty badly over time.

One of the first shaft drive, big moto's....a bit of drive lash as I recall ...... but if you ride it often, you'll adapt easily....

Fond memories of that bike, none digital or I'd post my wife, pregnant with our 23 yo son.........perched on the bike....
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:45 PM   #10
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These are pictures of a 1979 CB750 I used to ride around Albuquerque.









I got in this cycle of let it rot. Rebuild it. Let it rot. Rebuild it. Well three cycles into it I sold it to a friend.
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:55 PM   #11
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yes sir, 1979 says the title, XS1100 special. good to hear they have a good reputation. anything I should be watching out for?
cars & trucks,.....
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:32 PM   #12
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These are pictures of a 1979 CB750 I used to ride around Albuquerque.


I got in this cycle of let it rot. Rebuild it. Let it rot. Rebuild it. Well three cycles into it I sold it to a friend.
Dang man that thing is pretty boss, love the Big Daddy theme!!!!

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cars & trucks,.....
too true, but it is the deer who really scare me.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:51 AM   #13
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So you're the one responsible for this snow? I first thought it was Dadodirt, but now I'm suspecting you are the guilty party!
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:55 AM   #14
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So you're the one responsible for this snow? I first thought it was Dadodirt, but now I'm suspecting you are the guilty party!
You know, it's unfortunate but we really needed some moisture didn't we
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:15 PM   #15
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Well there goes the neighborhood

Got rid of some stuff



Yep, thems the guts.



Fit and trim



Mocking up



Commence Phase Bravo...
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