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Old 04-05-2010, 11:05 AM
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Parting out a 1980 XS1100 Special

I have a 1980 XS 1100 Special with tons of new parts. The engine has low compression and leaks oil and has no 1st gear. Everything else on the bike is great. The carbs were just serviced by a mechanic and are good to go. If there is something you need let me know. I can get you pictures if you want them. Email me at flyingtaz@gmail.com
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:38 PM
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Why not just fix it and sell it as a complete bike?
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:56 PM
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Lots of reasons not the least of which is the cost, and I don't have a case splitter, the time and most of all I want this POS out of my garage. If someone else wants it they can have it all for $300
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:15 PM
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You don't need to split the case on the XS1100 to fix the transmission. Low compression MAY be fixed by riding it, as most of the time if the bike has been sitting for more than a year the compression drops, but comes back up once you use it again.
If it was closer, and I had a real job earning real money, I'd be up to get it!
Good luck, and I hope you CAN sell it soon, as it seems you are at that point with the project, and I DO know how that is!
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:42 PM
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I wish that riding it would help but at this point I don't think it is safe to ride. The compression is so low that fuel comes out of the carbs because the engine can't burn it all.
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:29 AM
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The compression is so low that fuel comes out of the carbs because the engine can't burn it all.
Taz, that's leaking carburetors not low compression. Before you throw in the towel have you checked the engine compression with a compression gauge?

If turns out the compression is good then fix the leaking carburetors and ride that Special!


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Old 04-06-2010, 02:59 AM
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Maybe a better understanding of the real issue with the flooding carbs and checking the compression with a compression gage would convince you its still worth the fight? Heres some insight...

http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread...looded+air+box
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Old 04-06-2010, 10:06 AM
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i know it's bad compression I had it checked and the best gets 65 and the worst is 50. The carbs were just completely rebuilt so I know they are not the issue.
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Old 04-06-2010, 02:24 PM
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i know it's bad compression I had it checked and the best gets 65 and the worst is 50. The carbs were just completely rebuilt so I know they are not the issue.
Im not trying to dog on you or anything but I personally sent my carbs to a guy here in texas that all he does is carbs.... Supposedly he cleaned and did this and did that but you can ask a few people on here..... he did not know what he was doing!!!! Good luck to you though. I would come get it if I were not so degumm far away.....

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Old 04-06-2010, 09:28 PM
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I have to say if you were in my neck of the woods I certainly would not be trying to talk you into working on that bike....I would be coming to get it at a hundred miles an hour. I know what it is like to need room or be tired of a project, but the guys on this forum are sooooooo good with help that it is uncanny. If you have the slightest interest in bringing it back from the dead, well this is THE place. If you sell it, or far worse part it, you WILL one day regret it. Anyways just my 2 cents worth
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:41 AM
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So do you still have the exhaust? If so is it stock? 4 to 2? or 4 to 1? Is so can you send me some pics and a price.

Do you know for sure if these would fit on an 1983 xj1100

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Old 04-08-2010, 11:52 AM
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If your still parting it out....

I could really use a left pickup coil side cover. Do you have a pick of the bike? anyway how much you want for a left engine side pickup coil cover?

Oh Yea... Where youout of? I might buy the whole thing from you.

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Old 04-10-2010, 11:18 PM
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hey flyingtaz do u have the seat, whatkind n how much? what bout the brake master cylinder?
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:32 PM
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I can't help but think you are making a mistake. For every problem you mentioned there is a thread here with the help to fix the problem.

Give it some serious thought.
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:00 PM
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"The carbs were just completely rebuilt", he's certain that not the issus LOL. If we had a dollar every time we heard that we'ed be rolling in green. Dude, low compression has nothing to do with gas draining out the back of the carbs! Take a min and read the link I sent you and you will realize what your dealing with. Im not trying to convince you to fix it, I guess Im trying to help you understand how easy it could be! Thats alright, sell it whole we'll have a new member here saying "Check this out, man that PO didnt know sh*t, what a steel I got". Just think, you'll make someones day!
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