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Author Topic: 78 XS1100 Cafe Project  (Read 1001 times)

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: 78 XS1100 Cafe Project
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2017, 13:48:09 »
Nice looking bike.  I would use superbike bars instead of clip ons if I were you.  With such a heavy bike you could use the extra leverage.
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Offline der_nanno

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Re: 78 XS1100 Cafe Project
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2017, 03:35:37 »
The one thing I remember from my XS1100: Make sure the vacuum ignition advance works. If the line has got a small leak, it can drive you nuts.  ::) Symptoms range from no idle when hot, to no idle when cold, pinging,...

I liked mine, but only with a sidecar attached.
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Offline jaedavinci

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Re: 78 XS1100 Cafe Project
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2017, 12:47:45 »
Hey Hey ,

I have a video posted on youtube now. Its just a quick overview of the bike before i tore it down.

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Let me know if you hear anything wrong during idle... I think its running fine (After the choke was pulled out!!!  :-[ haha)

I will be continously posting videos of the build. And, maybe some how to videos...

Let me know what you all think!

Cheers.

Offline AimlessMoto

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Re: 78 XS1100 Cafe Project
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2017, 14:14:13 »
HA Nice! - Fellow youtuber here (AimlessMoto)

It sounds really, really good... no clicks, bangs or pops, and it seems it's running on all 4. The "blue/purple" on the pipes is a little concerning that it's running hot, possibly a little lean.

I would strip the thing to nothing, keep the paint on the tank just the way it is with a gold "Yamaha" sticker, and go to town on a café build. Rear seat hump, full fairing, the works. R1 front forks.. the whole deal.

Could make an amazing bike!

Offline jaedavinci

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Re: 78 XS1100 Cafe Project
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2017, 09:37:07 »
Hey Hey AimlessMoto,

Thanks!

Yea i will check it all out before i start riding it. I think the build is going to be a Brat style though it just seem that the XS11 is too large to make a cafe unless done 100% correct!

Also, im looking for information about the NoLoad flasher units. Anyone know of a link on the site that has a good how to thread??

Cheers!

Offline jaedavinci

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Re: 78 XS1100 Cafe Project
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2017, 10:59:58 »

Offline sycho1

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Re: 78 XS1100 Cafe Project
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2017, 12:14:17 »
Hey jaedavinci,
Don't be put off by the shear size of the mighty Xs 1100, as others have said she'd a lot of the big bulky stock items and get a round head light slim the old girl down etc. I like your ongoing changes and planned changes stick with it mate

My Xs 1100 goes like stink (1190 big bore kit, port n polished heads,
 modified zx1000 carbs etc.etc.) handles like a 80's sport tourer and stops the same!! Scary!!
It requires a fair amount of rider input and if it doesn't scare you every now and then your not riding it hard enough!! Lol

I have owned my Xs 1100 from new, and has under gone few changes over the years some caused by cars some by design!
When I work out how to upload some pics from my computer (new hard drive etc )
Cheers Sycho1
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Offline oldscotty

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Re: 78 XS1100 Cafe Project
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2017, 17:33:27 »
That fairing was the business when your dad put it on! All that thing needs is an 8 track player and it would be awesome! Curious to see where this build goes!