XS1100 Brat bike build (was I don't keep secrets I got a new(to me) bike)

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by VxZeroKnots, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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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.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ovlH6MeZGXW6O2jaduiF5jJRpY5DZCOGl5lJo6D50NQ?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fbwGD775jzI/TxH7CCl09CI/AAAAAAAACSQ/4n9eci54POQ/s640/2012-01-14.jpg" height="383" width="640" /></a>

    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.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/N2BYPBwxA9LDSqSwmZ9CfCQim-U-9-20eMZVUdS4I3E?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-LQKI2VWIhMo/TxH8B4NjJsI/AAAAAAAACSk/Je-MNLeqKC8/s640/IMAG0235.jpg" height="383" width="640" /></a>

    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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  2. Eaten Dirt

    Eaten Dirt Oilfield Trash

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    awsome, looks much better with pro tapers. wear a helmet
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  3. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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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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  4. VxZeroKnots

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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?
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    Cool !

    Might need to get a skidplate before you run the ST below Pinion tomorrow:D
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  6. VxZeroKnots

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    Haha, this bike will see dirt, be sure of that. :evil
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  7. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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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.
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  8. VxZeroKnots

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    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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  9. The Walrus

    The Walrus Gone and back again.

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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....:freaky
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  10. papa_j

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    These are pictures of a 1979 CB750 I used to ride around Albuquerque.

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    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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  11. ReadyorNot

    ReadyorNot Been here awhile

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    cars & trucks,.....
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  12. VxZeroKnots

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    Dang man that thing is pretty boss, love the Big Daddy theme!!!!

    :rofl too true, but it is the deer who really scare me.
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  13. FatChance

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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! :deal
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  14. VxZeroKnots

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    You know, it's unfortunate but we really needed some moisture didn't we :lol3
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  15. VxZeroKnots

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    Got rid of some stuff

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    Yep, thems the guts.

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    Fit and trim

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    Mocking up

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    Commence Phase Bravo...
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  16. thatdirtykid

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    Looking good, I miss having something like that to fiddle with. Check out this blog they feature some good customs, a fair amount with a modern tracker look that would look in place on that bike with those bars.
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  17. VxZeroKnots

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    Oh hell yes.

    I'm also in love with this xs 750, but yeah you seem to have the idea of what I'm going for.

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    If your a Facebook user look up "Iron & Air" there is some really cool and well done bikes and also some cool videos that they post from time to time.
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    Is that where the riding September video is from?
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