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Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 03-31-2019, 12:33 AM
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Posted By tplank
1979 XS1100SF Cedar Rapids $500

https://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1979-yamaha-xs1100-special-clean-title/6842059150.html
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-29-2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By tplank
If your in need of a new battery I picked one up...

If your in need of a new battery I picked one up from https://www.techbatterysolutions.com/. YTX24HL-BS (Motocross Brand by Yuasa). It's a sealed maintenance free AGM battery made in USA that comes...
Forum: Ride Reports 05-15-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By tplank
"500 Special" is on the road!

I think my last posted update I was waiting to get some tires. So I finally got some Shinko 230's online and installed them shortly after getting all the mechanical stuff sorted. The last piece of...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-29-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,354
Posted By tplank
Turn "on" both left and right side petcocks. Does...

Turn "on" both left and right side petcocks. Does gas still flow out?
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 11-06-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 310
Posted By tplank
1979 Rear Grab Bar

A long shot I know but I might as well ask. Does anyone have and is willing to part with a rear grab rail for a 1979 XS1100SF the P/N I believe is 3H3-21645-00-00. Trying to put the finishing pieces...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-31-2017, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By tplank
1979 Xs1100SF AKA $500 Special Lives!

Ok so here's what's been done so far. Carburetors taken apart(not split). All jets, floats and pins removed and cleaned. Float heights set to just under 1 1/32". I Watched quite a few videos on how...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-26-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By tplank
I like the look of the Continental Twins. It...

I like the look of the Continental Twins. It seems though that they only offer the front tire in size 3.25x19 and the size for my bike 1979 xs1100sf is 3.50x19. I wonder if that would be an issue?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-23-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By tplank
I saw those as I was searching, they're not bad....

I saw those as I was searching, they're not bad. Are there any others out there along the lines that I mentioned that will fit the 79 SF?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-22-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By tplank
Anyone running a Classic/Vintage style tire?

I'm looking for new tires for the XS1100SF. I was just wondering if anyone has used a classic/vintage style tire on there bike. An example I was looking at are the Continental RB2/K112 or Dunlop K70....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-15-2017, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By tplank
Where does this bracket go? and XS1100SF update

The work has begun on the new XS1100SF. I'm calling her the 500 Special. Did an overall cleaning of the bike. 0000 steel wool has been a life saver! All the pitted rusty chrome on the bike has...
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 10-08-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By tplank
In need of a few parts for 1979 SF

I just purchased this bike a few days ago and looking for a few missing parts.

Lower part of air box and top attaching bolt and washer or entire air box assy with attaching hardware

OEM Mirrors...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-08-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By tplank
New Purchase XS1100SF

Well it seems like I've been looking forever but I finally picked up a 1979 XS1100SF off of ebay from a dealer in Wisconsin. I had seen the bike on cycle trader a few months back and on their...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 10-03-2017, 02:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By tplank
I've been looking for a 1979 XS1100SF for a while...

I've been looking for a 1979 XS1100SF for a while now. I had seen this bike on Cycle Trader and I believe they were asking around $1400, I think it was on craigslist as well. Anyway I put a bid on...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 07-23-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By tplank
That sure is....sigh. I've been lookin for a 1979...

That sure is....sigh. I've been lookin for a 1979 xs1100sf forever. Wish it was closer.
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 05-27-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 928
Posted By tplank
1982 XJ110 on CL

Seems like a decent bike for the price.


https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/mcy/6147225710.html
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 05-10-2016, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,385
Posted By tplank
https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/mcy/5575652548....

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/mcy/5575652548.html
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 08-27-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By tplank
'79 XS1100F Joliet, IL

http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/mcy/4634960551.html


Not mine but cheap.
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 01-14-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By tplank
'81 XS1100SH North Judson, IN

Price seems right!

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/mcy/4284318091.html
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 01-08-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 619
Posted By tplank
'79 XS1100SF Greenview, IL

Project bike but could be worth it.

http://springfieldil.craigslist.org/mcy/4268782525.html
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 01-04-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,005
Posted By tplank
'79 XS1100SF Aynor SC

5800 Miles on O.D.!?


http://myrtlebeach.craigslist.org/mcy/4258009072.html
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-28-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,831
Posted By tplank
Thanks for the information everyone. BTW the bike...

Thanks for the information everyone. BTW the bike is on Ebay now! Here's the link. Still listed as a 1979.

...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-27-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,831
Posted By tplank
1980 XS1100SG is a '79??

I just went to look at what I thought was going to be a 1979 XS1100 special from a craigslist ad at a cycle shop just down the road from me. As soon as I saw it I knew it wasn't a '79 or I should say...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-01-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,784
Posted By tplank
Thank you all for your replies. I'm fairly new...

Thank you all for your replies. I'm fairly new here so your input is much appreciated. My plans for the bike would be to keep it basically as is with the exception of putting a stock seat on it(If I...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-01-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,784
Posted By tplank
Opinions on this bike?

Hello all. I've been looking for a 1979 xs1100sf for a while now and I've come across one I think may be what I'm looking for. I'm in the market for a mild project and have no problem with getting my...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 08-22-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By tplank
1979 XS1100 Special parts bike

This is not my bike but I thought I would post this in case another member might be interested. I went to go take a look at this bike a few months back but thought that it was too far gone to fix up...
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