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Old 01-29-2012, 09:27 PM
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Talking want some feed back on my project

these are pics of my 80 xs 1100 standard budget bobber project. i am doing all fab work myself in a little 8x10 shed. almost all of my parts i have gotten on ebay. So far I have about $500.00 invested, including the cost of the bike.


homemade tail light/ plate holder, cost me 25 bucks to make

my new carbs

I am looking for feed back either good or bad just want to get some opoinions, since this is my first project. I still have alot of work to do but i am happy with the progress so far. thanks for checking this out, and i look forward to hearing what everyone has to say.
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:44 PM
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I'm curious as to what you started with. It looks like a special headlight, tank and brake rotors, but standard forks. The Carb tops look gold so those might have been off a midnight special. Have you checked your Vin to see exactly what you got? The 80's didn't normally come with the oil cooler, but it is a nice addition for some of the hot days we get down here.
Cool looking, how's it ride? As you know, The roads here in the seven cities suck, so I hope you get a nice comfy seat.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:03 PM
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it started off as a standard, with a vetter front end, i changed out the tank for a special (liked the lines better than the standard), the headlight is aftermarket ( had to flip fork ears to get it to fit since it was smaller). The carbs are fj1100 carbs that have been jetted for the pod air filters and straight exhaust. Havent ridden it yet, still need to mount the seat (it will have two four inch shocks instead of springs), alot of wiring to do (it will all fit into the fake oil tank). I know about the roads since i travel from hampton to virginia beach every day for work, but i think with the seat shocks it should help out. this is basically what my bike looked like when i started.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:16 PM
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I hear you about the commute, I go from the beach to Newport news everyday. My G is in dire need of some nicer parts. What have you got leftover? Funds are real tight right now, but I'm real interested in that fairing and bags.
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80G (Green paint(PO idea))
The Green Monster
K&N A/F, TC's fuse block, '81 oil cooler, TC's homemade 4-2 w/Mac Mufflers, Raptor 660 ACCT
Got him in '04.
bald tire & borrowing parts

80SG (Black w/red emblems & calipers)
Scarlet
K&N A/F, TC's fuse block, WJ5, Shoei bags, Raptor 660 ACCT.
Got her in '11
Ready for the twisties!

81H (previously CPMaynard's)
Hugo
Full Venturer, Indigo Blue with B/W painted tank.
Cold weather ride
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:24 PM
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nice build

nicely done I like. Do you still have the standard tank and would you sell it?
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:34 PM
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Hi John,
you put on a fake oil tank and plan on seat with shocks to compensate for the hardtail job?
You are surely one who places style above substance, eh?
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:19 AM
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The pic of the complete bike wit fairing is not same year as yours. By the engine covers, rear peg/muffler brackets, oil cooler and several other tell-tale visials your bobber WAS an 81 Venturer which BTW was a ONE year only FACTORY produced full dress touring XS1100. Now it is what it is......... and needs mufflers and a front fender..........
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:48 PM
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The pic of the complete bike wit fairing is not same year as yours. By the engine covers, rear peg/muffler brackets, oil cooler and several other tell-tale visials your bobber WAS an 81 Venturer which BTW was a ONE year only FACTORY produced full dress touring XS1100. Now it is what it is......... and needs mufflers and a front fender..........
i am putting the fender back on i just had it off to clean and get ready to paint.
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:03 PM
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fender or fork brace?

You won't need a front fender if you install a fork brace.
I'll trade a nice one for you gas tank!
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:06 PM
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Fairing

It would be a good idea to keep & offer the fairing mount with the fairing.
A buyer will have a hard time finding the mount if he gets only the fairing.
That's the Yamaha version of vetter fairing. Looks pretty cool that way.
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:14 PM
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It would be a good idea to keep & offer the fairing mount with the fairing.
A buyer will have a hard time finding the mount if he gets only the fairing.
That's the Yamaha version of vetter fairing. Looks pretty cool that way.
That actually is the Vetter fairing made for Yamaha under contract. I've actually been in email contact with the guy who did the engineering work to fit the square turn signals and square headlight of the XS11 into the Windjammer for the Yamaha contract with Vetter.
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:19 PM
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It would be a good idea to keep & offer the fairing mount with the fairing.
A buyer will have a hard time finding the mount if he gets only the fairing.
That's the Yamaha version of vetter fairing. Looks pretty cool that way.
that does make sense
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:40 AM
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Hi John,
you put on a fake oil tank and plan on seat with shocks to compensate for the hardtail job?
You are surely one who places style above substance, eh?
I've seen a lot of fake oil tanks used as tool boxes, and with an oil cooler, could it have been modified as an oil holding tank??
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Oil cooler is a creative way to handle the wires. I like the look of it, but of course the functionality is in question if you want a true road bike. Its a bar hopper in my view.

Hard tail, low stance, will equal reduced handling capabilities. Recently a local fellow XSive who also has a Zuki V-twin went down becuase he tried to take a turn like he was on the XS11. The low stance of the Zuk caused the bike to contact the road to soon and down they went. So just be aware of the limitations.

From the looks aspect it is well done so far.
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:22 PM
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Oil cooler is a creative way to handle the wires. I like the look of it, but of course the functionality is in question if you want a true road bike. Its a bar hopper in my view.

Hard tail, low stance, will equal reduced handling capabilities. Recently a local fellow XSive who also has a Zuki V-twin went down becuase he tried to take a turn like he was on the XS11. The low stance of the Zuk caused the bike to contact the road to soon and down they went. So just be aware of the limitations.

From the looks aspect it is well done so far.
and yes it will be a bar hopper
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