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Old 11-07-2011, 07:35 AM
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who did this......

Bike names who has named there xs1100 and why if there is a reason?
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:41 AM
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My 2 bike's names

The "Green Monster" because it's green and it's gotten some blood from me already!
"Scarlet" because she's red and special and my guilty pleasure.
Hi, my name is George & I'm a twisty addict!

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)
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)
Full Venturer, Indigo Blue with B/W painted tank.
Cold weather ride
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:15 AM
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Sakura Natsuhiboshi

Sakura - Cherry blossom
Natsuhiboshi - Summer fire star

Red xs1100sf, she's Japanese after all.
1979 XS1100SF "Sakura Natsuhiboshi"
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:00 AM
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Because I care for them...

Mine are named after famous Pirate ships. Pirate ships were fast and well maintained. And a little rebellious.

1980 SG = "Great Ranger" one of Black Bart's pirate ships , 32 guns

1978 E = "Rising Sun" Captained by William Moody and well equipped with 35 guns

1980 XS400 = "Little Ranger" another Black Bart ship, only 10 guns.

I have another ship in mind for my next bike build....

John is in an anonymous city with an Alamo (N29.519227,W-98.678980)

Go ahead, click on the bikes - you know you want to...the electrons are ready.
'81 XS1100H - "Enterprise"
Bob Jones Custom Navy bike: Tkat brace, EBC floating rotors & SS lines, ROX pivot risers, Geezer rectifier, new 3H3 engine

"Not all treasure is silver and gold"
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:45 AM
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Mad Max

My 79 XS750 was Sweetheart, because she was one

My 79 XS1100 is Mad Max, because he runs like one

My V Max was, Insane, because reve-up and dumping the clutch was "Insane"

My 80 XS1100 was , Old Smoky, cause she went up in flames at the repaire shop before I ever got to ride her

My FZR was, Suprise, because that is what happened when I didn't respect a 700cc bike

My KZ750 LTD was, Slip and slide, cuse that what the clutch did after I put car motor oil in it

And my CB 750 was, Old Rusty, I am guessing you can figure out why
1979 XS1100 Special (Mad Max, OEM) Current
1980 XS1100 Special
1990 V Max
1982 KZ750 LTD Twin
1986 700 FZR Yamaha Fazer (faster then expected)
1979 XS750 Special (my 1st Special)
1974 CB750-Four

Past/pres Car's
1961 Catalina 389/1970 Torino GT 351/1967GTO 12to1 comp./ Roller cam/ T-10/ 456 gear/Tri-power/1967 GTO 400, 1969 Camaro, 1968 Z28, 2001 BMW M Roadster 0 to 60 in 4.5 sec. Jaguar XK8
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:09 PM
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Thunder - After putting on Harley slip-ons she can be heard from about 2 blocks down.

79 XS1100SF (POW MIA theme)

I pray for clouds, because I know there won't be any HD or fair day riders out!
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:21 PM
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I never named my XS but My Nomad was named by someone on one of the XS East rallies as "The Buick" 'cause it was big, comfortable and fast like a ... after it was totalled, Phoenix Rider. called the new one "Deja Buick" the same colour 3 years newer
Seamus hUrmholtaigh
Niimi Moozhwaagan

NOTICE: No trees were destroyed in the sending of this message. We do concede, however, that a significant number of electrons may have been inconvenienced.

Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental.

Member of "FOXS-11" (Former Owner of XS-11)
and SOXS
2008 Nomad "Deja Buick'
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:19 PM
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Named my XS Brutus, because he strikes me a rather a brute of a machine. And we get along fine if I don't piss him off.

1980 XS1100G (Brutus) w/81H Engine
Duplicolor Mirage Paint Job (Purple/Green)
Vetter Windjammer IV
Vetter hard bags & Trunk
OEM Luggage Rack
Jardine Spaghetti 4-2 exhaust system
Spade Fuse Box
Turn Signal Auto Cancel Mod
750 FD Mod
TC Spin on Oil Filter Adapter (temp removed)
XJ1100 Front Footpegs
XJ1100 Shocks

I was always taught to respect my elders, but it keeps getting harder to find one.
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:06 PM
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"My Bike" cause it's my bike
'80 XS1100 SG
Don't let the good times pass you by..grab all you can
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:45 PM
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I named Hermes after the God of travel and commerce. Seemed appropriate as when I first bought him in 79, he cost me every cent I could save as a young soldier. God of the road as I used to jump on him, turn the key and push the button and ride steady for 2k miles from course to course or posting to posting and never thought twice about a breakdown. Only vehicle i had for bout seven years.
I named the LH "spica after the primary star in the virgo(virgin) constellation. She only has 9K km on her and I figure thats about as close to a virgin as you can get as a 30 year old.
79 XS 1100 SF Special
original owner

81 XS 1100 LH MNS

78 XS 11E

Have recovery trailer and shop if you breakdown in my area.
Frankford, Ont, Canada
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:09 PM
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Gonna name mine "Shankopotomus" because it's taken so long to get it going... a shot that goes pretty much dead with relatively little distance...
When the horse is dead, dismount.

Bagapotomus - '80G Attempted Rescue, '78 Engine, Vetter Bags and Trunk.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:46 PM
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it beats bike 1, 2, etc

the E's are:
Skippy cuz it has a bad first gear
Ilene has a bent side stand
Leaky needs some gaskets replaced
ol yeller is old and yellow and might get put down
The other 2 are the first one and the mile eater, least that is how I refer to them. The mile eater is the one with the aux 5 gallon tank that I ride in long distance rallies.

The others do not have real names, I just refer to them as the SF, the SG, the SH and the venturer.
I have a bike and I am not afraid to use it
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:29 PM
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The photo explains the name:-

Fred Hill, S'toon
XS11SG with Spirit of America sidecar
"The Flying Pumpkin"
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:16 AM
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My first XS11 an 81 Special was named Thunderstruck after the AC/DC Song. Had the exhaust drilled out so it was a deeper louder sound, and the first tiem I pulled to a redlight and this isiot in a Jimmy started revving his engine up and pointed at me, I simply throttled up and had the clutch at the catch point waiting, light turned and he was a dot in the mirror when I hit third gear. Sine there were concrete barriers around the sound of that exhaust boomed like thunder, so as the song says "You've been...Thunderstruck!"

Now my current XS11 also an 81 Special, well, she came to me as a project, and through alot of labor of love and hate and love and hate, she was brought around to the fun machine she is today. And since there is a limit to the B-words you can use on XS11, and she was named during one of those periods of hate in the relationship, Banshee was the decision. Humpty Dumpty was due to the condition and the parts that went into bringing the old girl back to life.
Life is what happens while your planning everything else!

When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.

81 XS1100 Special - Humpty Dumpty
80 XS1100 Special - Project Resurrection

Previously owned
93 GSX600F
80 XS1100 Special - Ruby
81 XS1100 Special
81 CB750 C
80 CB750 C
78 XS750
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:13 PM
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my 79 xs11 i call the judge because everyone points thinking it a old slow bike till it launchs like a rocket from the stop light.
and my 78 xs400 is kurby because its a faded red (looks pink) and is a tiny little bike that like to suck my money out my pockets..
_____________________________________________ 1979 XS 1100 Special "The judge" mods- K&N air pods, 4-1 mac, 147.5 pilots, 57.5 mains, LED turn signal, cafe bars, HEL translucent yellow stainless steel brake line, dyna coil (dc2-1), raptor 660 mc, r6 controls..(sold)

1982 gs1100e "all business" cafe project
1980 gs1000g "stock"
1982 honda express "stretched 10 inch(my daughters scooter)
2008 jmstar 150cc Chinese scooter ( wife's bike)
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