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. Billtr96sn

    Billtr96sn Flange Furtler

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    Hell, that looks excellent, and you can honestly say I did it
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  2. BENRON

    BENRON Crosscut Certified

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    Neat build! Here's my old XS from a coupla years ago.

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  3. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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    Thanks All!

    this particular bike has Mikuni carbs, but I do plan on going to a different petcock setup when I fab up a whole new tank for the bike in the coming months.

    Nothing has really changed on it other than the odometer has some more miles and man is this thing a hoot! :lol3
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  4. bigzack

    bigzack 6'6" of awesome

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    I did a XS11 Cafe a few years ago. These bikes have great motors. Lots of torque smooth power delivery great sound. The suspensions and brakes on them are downright dangerous though. And the electrics are horrible. I ended up starting from scratch with mine after several attempts to repair the stock harness. Still my XS may not be my favorite bike but it has never failed to put a smile on my face when I fire it up and roar down the road.
    Here's a shot of mine.
    http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af17/bigzack212/Yamaha project/bikes004.jpg
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  5. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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    :clap beautiful
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