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New bike to tinker with!

87kawzl Jul 13, 2019

  1. 87kawzl

    87kawzl Supporting Member

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    1979 XS1100 with 7200 miles picked up cheap with an 80 parts bike to boot. I'm told it last ran 2 years ago but I'm not sure how with the cracked up carb rubbers. I'm hoping to have a nice runner for well under a grand including tags and title after I move the parts that don't get used. IMG_20190713_150359.jpg IMG_20190713_154554.jpg

    When Cycle magazine took an XS1100 to the local drag strip for its January 1978 issue, the massive XS laid down speeds never before seen by a Superbike of the period. Nineteen runs were made, with every trip of the lights coming in under 12 seconds. Their best run was 11.82, a time unmatched by any bike prior to the XS. A month later, Cycle World reported a best run of 11.78 seconds. The motorcycle world had a new king of the quarter mile.

    How's about that trailer load out for the parts bike, it is missing the final drive which is what I started looking for to use on my XS750. The twofer was too good of a deal to pass on and should be a pretty simple project.
     
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  2. markus56

    markus56 ZL-OA Co-owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Good luck with the project and keep us posted on your progress.
     
  3. R. J.

    R. J. Supporting Member

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    :hello: I remember those when they came out. It was the year that our local FORD Dealer in Spangler PA opened a YAMAHA Dealership. My friend Don B. was the Tech. He was the first to buy a SX 11. The Dealership closed up 5 years later. They sold all their inventory to TOMS Cycle in Indiana PA and Don also went. He still works for Toms as Lead Tech/Service Manager.
     
  4. JohnH#II

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    Back when I was in the military I had a friend that had an Eleven Special. He let me ride it and it was fast. Still don't know why he got mad when I did that burn out. I told him tires ain't supposed to last forever. Smoke if you got em.... Told him try it on the ZL9 that I had.
     
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  5. R. J.

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    :hello: I can't do burn outs. I'm to damn short. :laughing7:. My ZL 10 is as low as I can make it and I'm still not flat foot.
     
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    I'm short too but if my mind is right I could stand flat on that Eleven Special.
     
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    R. J. Supporting Member

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    :hello: Luke may the Force be with you. :laughing7:.
     
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    87kawzl Supporting Member

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    A key is needed to remove the battery side cover. No kidding, WHO came up with that??? Seriously, you need a key to remove the one side cover and a wrench to remove the seat. :rolleyes:
    Yamaha, no wonder it weighs 600#...
     
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    Must be a Yamaha thing. My V-star 650 has a side cover that comes off with a key but it's a "secret compartment". And before I turn it into a bobber the seat had 2 bolts that held it on. Also the Vmax airbox cover used a key to remove and the seat was bolted on.
     
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    :hello: The EL 250 has a side cover that has a lock. The tool box and tools are behind it. IMG_6439.JPG
     
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    s-l400(25).jpg :laughing7:
     
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    R. J. Supporting Member

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    :hello: So those training wheels would enable me to do burn outs. :laughing7:.
     
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    Either that or awesome wheelies! BTW I'm not the biggest guy in the world either, but on the 600 I can flat foot it with ease. One of the things I like best about the bike. That tippy-toe crap is for the birds. A ballet dancer I am not.
     
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    :hello: My inseam is only 26 inches. My wife has to hem all my pants. My ZL 10 has 11.5 inch Progressives on the rear lowering it 2 inches and the forks are lowerd an inch in the tripple trees. When wearing my Justin boots and my Wife on the back then I can touch flat footed but I can touch flat foot on the EL 250. :laughing7:.
     

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