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Old 10-09-2007, 06:59 PM
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How Did I Get Here & Is There Any Help Out There For Me ???

How did I get here and is there any help out there for me ? Like a support group for XS11-ities
I set out to buy a used bike about 2 years ago and now I have what looks like an XS1100 used parts depot and repair shop :-)





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Old 10-09-2007, 07:07 PM
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Old 10-09-2007, 07:40 PM
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:31 PM
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Wish I could help!

I would suggest an intervention. If you didn't live so far I'd come there myself, with my truck, and help you dispose of that stuff.
I don't have that much XSive stuff, but if I did....it SURE wouldn't be that neat and orderly!!
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:34 PM
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Me too!!!!

I got lots of XS11 stuff too and everything needed to repair them and I like to think the skills to do it. Of course, with the help here anyone good with a wrench can too. I must admit though, you are much better organized. I just can't seem to find the time to organize that way. I'm trying though.
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:55 PM
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You Poor, Sick, Perverted Man

How dare you keep your garage in such a state of...of ...organization? How do expect to be able to trip over or not find that one crucial part that will complete the job. You even have room to get around the bike.
It looks like you've got as much stuff as I do, only you can find yours.

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Old 10-09-2007, 09:09 PM
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I had no choose .. I had to clear the bench tops and floor so I can make room for the Katana and room to work on the modified bike this winter when the garage is sealed up. I however never in my mind would have believed that I would have to start hanging stuff from the ceiling to make space. My doctor told me to STOP accepting stuff even if its free :-)
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Old 10-09-2007, 10:13 PM
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Me too

Hey you have a collection of stuff just like me! I got parts and a spare frame, an xtra complete xhaust system, a this and that, xtra 78 engine ( kinda tired) Lord knows what will become of all these leftovers.....just remember Rob, were all in this together, keep your wheels on the road
I would post a pic of my shop but ....
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:05 AM
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Hi 79XS,
I have to cram my BSA & XS650 solos plus my XS11 sidecar rig plus the snowblower all to one side of my none too large garage to make room for the family Buick all winter ( I have been given the option of leaving the Buick in the driveway, getting up early and going outside to scrape the windows and getting it started before my wife leaves for work ) So I see your photos that show all your XS11 stuff spread out all over your garage with all manner of access to it and I realize, yes, there is a medical term that describes your condition:-
BRAGGART.
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:48 AM
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That's the only way to make it fit .. otherwise it would just be in a pile like it likely was when it was at the junk yards. I only after 2 years of tripping over everything all over the place got the idea to hang it from the ceiling when I saw headers at the bike shop hung from the ceiling. Works great and is out of the way. Lucky I have a high ceiling.
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Old 10-10-2007, 12:36 PM
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my doctor told me to stop accepting stuff even if it's free

you need a new doctor...........fly
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:18 PM
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i don't see a problem here, your example is a solution for many, you have your act together!!
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Old 10-10-2007, 04:47 PM
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79XS11F,

Your garage is a thing of beauty!!

You do have a few bare spots though.

I suggest a couple more bikes
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Old 10-10-2007, 04:57 PM
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LOL LOL It's funny you would say that .. I just stuffed the 750 Katana in there lol lol
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1981 Suzuki GS1100
1983 Suzuki GS750S Katana
1983 Honda CB900 Custom
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:36 PM
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Where is it

Where is it
You are missing the keg keeper or dose SOMBO let you keep yours in the house.
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