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Old 09-16-2015, 06:57 AM
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$7500 xs11??

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-street-cruise...ationFlag=true

It's got more kms than mine! Guess I'll hold on to mine since the ad says it will only go up in value.
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:43 AM
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...lol still wants to be in the crate for that money
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Old 09-17-2015, 07:46 AM
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Value

Keeping these bikes as original as possible and in tip top shape does add value. They are bringing more $ now than they were just a few years ago.
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:45 AM
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I agree, average over here is 1500 to 2500 GBP, don't no what that converts to but have gone up 500GBP in the last year. there is one keeps showing up for 6995GBP but it keeps showing up! There is no doubt the market had started to appreciate them here, just glad I bought mine when I did.
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Old 09-17-2015, 12:09 PM
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It's about time.

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Old 09-17-2015, 12:20 PM
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I know of one former member who managed $8300 for his '82 XJ1100J Maxim on Ebay a while back.......

(and it was worth every penny, too!)
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Old 09-17-2015, 02:04 PM
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I know of one former member who managed $8300 for his '82 XJ1100J Maxim on Ebay a while back.......

(and it was worth every penny, too!)
yeah I still have some good pics of 'Zilla... BTW the trend here in the states has been going upwards in value...especially in the past year...Its nice to see as an owner... for buyers not so good...
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Old 09-17-2015, 02:33 PM
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Now I've got one that's it, Mine!!! Shame I'll never afford a couple more tho.
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Old 09-17-2015, 07:17 PM
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This is why I have my 11 in as close to factory condition as is possible along with a few other old pristine condition bikes in my garage.
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Old 09-17-2015, 07:31 PM
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yeah I still have some good pics of 'Zilla... BTW the trend here in the states has been going upwards in value...especially in the past year...Its nice to see as an owner... for buyers not so good...
Yeah, Ben... that's the one.
Last I heard, it was bought by a wealthy foreign collector.
When the truck arrived to greet him with the bike, and the guys unloaded it and presented it to him, he loved it... and then started insisting one of the guys ride it down the street while he watched. He would not ride it. So, the truck driver climbed on, fired it up, and rode it down the street and back.
The collector was thrilled, and ordered them to then take it inside his museum and position it on a display.
That's the last I've heard about that "awesome, one-of-a-kind" Maxim.
Kind of bittersweet.

And to think, it all started by Bohn betting Cody that it would bring 3-4 thousand if Cody put it up on Ebay.

It got to Cody's curiousity, so he did... never thinking it would sell, and never dreaming a bidding war between 2 people would ensue. Even when the check arrived and he went to the bank, he figured it was rubber. It wasn't!
He said he didn't know which was harder... breaking the news that he had sold it to his wife (she loved it as much as he did...) or watching the men load it on the truck to take it away forever.
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Old 09-17-2015, 07:39 PM
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Yeah Bob I recall...Cody told me what he actually spent on that bike and the $8300 ebay sale didnt even come close to covering it...invariably one never gets back what they put into it...but damn I agree it was and is sad... that bike prolly wont ever be ridden again...
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This is why I have my 11 in as close to factory condition as is possible along with a few other old pristine condition bikes in my garage.
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I recall the bike you rode to XSEast 2009 Vermont and I believe I saw it in VA too..your bikes are always pristine and original...always quite admirable...
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Old 09-17-2015, 07:56 PM
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Yeah Bob I recall...Cody told me what he actually spent on that bike and the $8300 ebay sale didnt even come close to covering it...invariably one never gets back what they put into it...but damn I agree it was and is sad... that bike prolly wont ever be ridden again...
Oh yeah... It was somewhere around 12 grand.

But he told me he didn't do all that to that bike thinking he would get it back or raise it's value. It was his personal experiment. He wanted to see just how much untapped potential was actually in the XS11 engine that Yamaha had left on the table. He tried every exhaust setup, carb trick, engine parts combination imaginable. He had a lot of fun learning as he tried and tested all that.

I was fortunate enough to be good friends with him, and he shared a lot of his findings with me for my Maxim.

He shared and documented a LOT of his findings here, too.
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Old 09-17-2015, 09:38 PM
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I do miss his input here...and it was still north of $12k He had that fella at Stillwater Kawasaki that was running those race cars with XS and FJ engines in them...so the guy definitely knew how to tune for maximum performance from those engines...I can see why Cody went to him...He definitely took that XJ to another level...at one point when it was up forsale I breifly entertained the notion of buying for what I thought would end up at $5000...at that time I had the money and I did want it...who wouldnt??? So now it times for an obligatory nod to MAXIMAN and his bike "Zilla...for there are those here whom have yet to see this illustrious machine...I shall endeavor to find a photo...
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Old 09-17-2015, 09:47 PM
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Wink Heres a few more...






And there you have it folks... 'Zilla by Cody aka MAXIMAN ...Hope y'all enjoy the pics...
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