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Ran some fresh gas & a little seafoam through the carbs for a few minutes, then let it sit for a few days.
Tweaked the front end to be straight in the meantime.
Then added more fuel to dilute the seafoam further & its running pretty good now.
Went back through the brakes yesterday to get...
Thanks guys, lots of good info, appreciate it.
The bike has a 2020 plate and was last driving about a year ago. The fuel was drained by the previous owner after his crash so hoping for the best with the carbs.
Leveled up on the 750 over the last two days.
Going down the troubleshooting list in the service manual we found the timing was WAAAAY off. We set it properly as a static setting yesterday and got it to start a few times on starting fluid but not actually run. I think we had a combination...
Not yet. First goal for it was to get it rolling again before really trying to get into it. However the engine turns fine, all lights work, brakes work but need fresh fluid. And I have the '79 xs1100 ahead of this one.
Thanks for the tip valve info man.
Ya the chrome and all is it great shape.
Here's an update. WIth the help of my son Michael we installed the parts on.
Replacement headlight & cage, tubes, wheel, rotors, signal lenses, and new tire.
Still have the luggage rack but it's removed to make working on it easier. I...
So I brought this '80 xs1100 Special home for $500 and has clear title.
It looks better in the pics than in real life.
I have an xs1100 Standard frankenstein project already... I think I'm gonna put all the nicest parts on this one, sell all the ugly parts, and make the frankenstein a cafe...
No physical updates on this one yet, but I've been accumulating the parts needed.
The biggest issue has been finding the correct forks in good shape. I bought a set on ebay that turned out to be bent so returned them. Then found another set & paid but the guy was too busy to ship...
A few detail pics, this bike has been taken care of & loved. And the stank is like new inside.
Eerything to replace the correct front should be here in the next two weeks.
It has spark but won't growl on starting fluid, need to check timing.
And at 27k miles it's just a teenager.