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Old 08-10-2019, 03:52 PM
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4H3-1441K-00-00 "1100" Emblems

Hi Folks,

Does anyone have a lead on (2) NOS "1100" emblems that were on the metal side covers on the side of the XS1100 Midnight Special airboxes?

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Old 08-10-2019, 06:26 PM
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nos parts

try speedandsportinc out of pa, vintage nos Yamaha parts, expensive....
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Old 08-11-2019, 04:37 AM
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I have a nice set in the shop.....are they supposed to be silver? Mine are. I donít need them.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:38 PM
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No really, you can have them.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:28 PM
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I get a lot of my NOS from Speed and Sport, but they don't have these.

The stock Midnight Special "1100"s are gold on black.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:56 AM
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Yeah, I removed them from my midnight but both the 1100 and the midnight special logos are silver....and like new. I donít know....maybe the gold came off...but all of it.
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:23 AM
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Yeah, I removed them from my midnight but both the 1100 and the midnight special logos are silver....and like new. I donít know....maybe the gold came off...but all of it.
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No. You're right. They were originally silver. Many of them (Midnight Specials) came with silver tank badges as well.
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:52 AM
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Exclamation Badge Replicas Australia

http://www.badgereplicas.com.au/badges_yamaha.htm

This guy in Australia has most every Yamaha side cover badge and it looks like he has the Midnight Side Cover Badge. But they ain't cheap!

YS 31
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XS 1100 LG, LH '80, '81
XV 750 '82, '84
Gold/Black

Price: $54.50

Be advised, there "Replicas" are made of METAL and are EXTREME HIGH QUALITY. I have purchased several badges from this seller and they are ASTOUNDING quality much better than OEM.

There are a couple aftermarket sellers in the USA peddling these as their own product but they come in the packaging from the guy in Australia. Reputable seller, expect them in your mail box in 10-14 days after purchase.

Highly Recommended.

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Old 08-14-2019, 11:55 AM
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Air box..... OOOPS

My mistake on previous post.

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Price: $35.50



He has those also.
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:37 PM
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Thanks for all the feedback guys. I reached out to the guy in Australia about making these in black and gold. My 1980 came with all black and gold badges so I'd like to keep them that way. Currently re-plating all the gold bits, working with a plating outfit in Texas who specializes in show quality gold plating. LEt me know if you want his contact info.

It's possible Yamaha played a little loose with the assembly of the Midnights based on what they had on the shelf when they ran low on parts - using gold or silver as mentioned above - don't know. In any event, if he will make them B&G, I'll let you know. Should have the bike back together late this year - last things are the gold plating, restoring the black chrome pipes and repainting the engine. All else is complete.
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Old 08-17-2019, 03:26 PM
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gold plating

I'd appreciate their contact information to inquire about re-plating my gold airbox covers. Thanks.
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Exhaust black chrome

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Thanks for all the feedback guys. I reached out to the guy in Australia about making these in black and gold. My 1980 came with all black and gold badges so I'd like to keep them that way. Currently re-plating all the gold bits, working with a plating outfit in Texas who specializes in show quality gold plating. LEt me know if you want his contact info.

It's possible Yamaha played a little loose with the assembly of the Midnights based on what they had on the shelf when they ran low on parts - using gold or silver as mentioned above - don't know. In any event, if he will make them B&G, I'll let you know. Should have the bike back together late this year - last things are the gold plating, restoring the black chrome pipes and repainting the engine. All else is complete.
Let me know what you find out about restoring the black chrome on the exhaust. I have not been able to find a source for this.

Much appreciated, Mike
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Old 08-18-2019, 09:56 AM
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Hey Mike - Did you ever check with the company mentioned in this thread
(post #8) about the black chrome exhaust? Todd who started the thread hasn't been on the site for quite awhile and never mentioned how his exhaust turned out...didn't know if this was a place you followed up with?

http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=46176
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:58 AM
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Two items:

Gold plating: Contact Eric at Kustom Krome Gold Plating in Texas at eric@kustomkrome.com. Eric does gold plating over base metal, gold over chrome, and gold powder coating. Each has a different price point and appearance. Depends on how picky you are and how much you're willing to spend. Let him know you heard about him on the XS11 forum as I'm hoping he'll end up being a good source for those fixing up their Midnight Specials. Here is an example of his work with a lower airbox cover:

https://xssive.smugmug.com/Misc-part...nh/i-hcCzdGG/A


Black chrome: Yamaha did an oil polished finish over black chrome which is really hard to duplicate. Most MS pipes I've seen, including my own, have formed white blotches, stains, and other ugly spots. Rust is a different animal and can't be fixed by what I learned below.

Most black chrome finishes out there are more of a grey, not black, so a crappy match. Also, stripping and re-chroming a muffler is a challenge as the material in the muffler can deteriorate and contaminate their tanks. Almost all that I have contacted have declined for this reason. I have several MS's and was surprised to learn that one can bring the black chrome finish back through polishing. I got the idea from other threads on the web where people mentioned polishing in passing without details. I played with hand polishing (a waste of time), and machine polishing. What I settled on was using a cone shaped buffing tool on a drill and using the "brown" hard polishing compound available at many stores. Load up the buffing cone and run the cone around the pipe at low to medium speeds. Don't sit on one area as you can remove the finish. Just keep this up all over the header or muffler. You can achieve excellent results. Though the finish will not be 100% like brand new, you can get 90%+ for just a few $. It goes faster if the pipes are off the bike though you can do a quicky in place. Here are pix of the compound and the first pipe I did in place to see if this worked. Subsequent to these pix I have removed the pipes to do it right.

https://xssive.smugmug.com/Misc-part...nh/i-HrmvShd/A
https://xssive.smugmug.com/Misc-part...nh/i-BWFvBH2/A

Clearly I would prefer to find someone who can duplicate what Yamaha did and I will keep looking, but as a 90%+ solution, the above has worked well.

Cheers
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Old 08-18-2019, 04:26 PM
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I used Motherís but itís a fine line between cleaning them up and taking the black off, Iíd guess you can only do it once.
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