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Old 04-15-2010, 04:07 PM
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Archaeological evidence of the fabled Midnight Maxim?

Hey Folks,
Just bought two huge boxes of side covers and other body parts from my local, long established, bike shop. And amongst the relics, what pops up!!
A side cover with an emblem reading "Midnight Maxim". I told my friends about the discussion and even skepticism of the existence of the Midnight Maxim 1100. They looked at each other and laughed, and both assured me they had worked on one of these for many years. So, here it is, a bone picked from the darkest, deepest digs of a 30+ year established neighborhood bike shop. Unfortunately, the gold finish on the trim ring is corroding and lifting off the backing.
The first pic is the cover, the second one is next to the identical cover from my XJ. This is to compare them for size purposes.

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/P4150247.jpg



http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/P4150246.jpg



Don't know why they won't post but just follow the link to see them.

Pretty cool!!
Feedback requested.
I'll post more pics for other side covers in the "parts for other bikes" section. I have a matching set for an XS400 and others.

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Old 04-15-2010, 04:27 PM
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Being the detail oriented engineering type, I can't help but notive the two covers are far from identical in shape and or mounting methods from what I see. I know there were XJ650 and or 700/750 Midnight Maxims. Perhaps that is the source of this relic and your shop buddies memories??
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Old 04-15-2010, 04:33 PM
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Just top be clear...there were many Midnight Maxim bikes, only none of them based on the XJ. There were a number of Midnight Maxims in displacments smaller than 1100cc as well as the XS11-spawned Midnights. I am not convinced...I am sure the mechanics worked on Midnights, but not an XJ midnight. Ask them if they remember a Midnight with an LCD instrument pod and YICS.
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:09 PM
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Cobia...
I tend to agree w/ Jerry... plus, that black plastic bottom tab is on the wrong side as well. XJ1100J Maxim's had one, but it's on the LH side... to cover the battery....

Say, get w/ me if you're interested in learning how you might score a FREE repro set of those... PM me.

Interesting find, but I bet they're off of a smaller Maxim...
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Old 04-17-2010, 01:22 PM
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Nope, those aren't off of an 1100. Totally different size and shape. Well.. besides both are triangle-ish.. lol.

The legend continues...

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Old 04-17-2010, 02:56 PM
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I might add.. the one on the left, (The burgundy one) is off of an 1100. Notice the different shapes and sizes.
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*'82 XJ1100 with the 1179 kit. "Mad Maxim"
'82 XJ1100 Completely stock fixer-upper
'82 XJ1100 Bagger fixer-upper
'82 XJ1100 Motor/frame and lots of boxes of parts
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:49 AM
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The Missing Link...

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Hey Folks,
Just bought two huge boxes of side covers and other body parts from my local, long established, bike shop. And amongst the relics, what pops up!!
A side cover with an emblem reading "Midnight Maxim". I told my friends about the discussion and even skepticism of the existence of the Midnight Maxim 1100. They looked at each other and laughed, and both assured me they had worked on one of these for many years. So, here it is, a bone picked from the darkest, deepest digs of a 30+ year established neighborhood bike shop. Unfortunately, the gold finish on the trim ring is corroding and lifting off the backing.
The first pic is the cover, the second one is next to the identical cover from my XJ. This is to compare them for size purposes.

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/P4150247.jpg



http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/P4150246.jpg



Don't know why they won't post but just follow the link to see them.

Pretty cool!!
Feedback requested.
I'll post more pics for other side covers in the "parts for other bikes" section. I have a matching set for an XS400 and others.

**Cobia, you need to click/use the IMAGE button, not the URL/LINK button to insert an image! TC **
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...and here is where that side cover needs to be if You would like to part with it

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Old 04-19-2010, 07:10 AM
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I just saw a midnight maxim 1100 go down my street, Elvis and the Easter bunny were on it. They waved.
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:44 AM
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I just saw a midnight maxim 1100 go down my street, Elvis and the Easter bunny were on it. They waved.
...about that? How can You be absolutely, positively, 100%, that it mighta', coulda', shoulda', woulda', maybe have been Superman dressed up like the Easter Bunny Got pics
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:41 PM
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:11 AM
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Just top be clear...there were many Midnight Maxim bikes, only none of them based on the XJ. There were a number of Midnight Maxims in displacments smaller than 1100cc .............................................
I just saw one of them for sale up the street from me. It has a YICS cover.
$1200 if anyone is interested.
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:42 PM
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Pictures

We need pictures !!! . That cover is from a XJ750 . Any and ALL info on the midnight Maxim 1100 is always appreciated - even if it turns out in dispute . The SEARCH continues ...

I have a conspiracy theory involving Bigfoot riding one but that doesnt mean it couldnt happen .
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:09 PM
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Dead string...!!

WOW!! Amazing how a more that 5 month old (dead) string all of a sudden is resusitated.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:28 PM
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umm

a year and 5 months I think
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:29 PM
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midnight maxim 750

I just got back into town & missed this.

The side cover shown is exactly like those on an 82 midnight maxim 750 I owned about 15 years ago.
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