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Old 06-01-2008, 07:41 PM
karkj karkj is offline
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XS Eleven Heaven (the book) By Bob Jones

If you didn't get the book written by Bob, I just listed them on E-Bay. They are $40, and shipping is free if you have it shipped to the U.S. No international shipping. Look under seller merriamxs. Thanks, Karla Jones
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:23 PM
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XS11 Heaven

Thanks for the info. I've checked Amazon, they didn't have any more.
You guys better hurry, there are only 21 left!

On a more somber note; my condolences. I bet he riding right now around the pearly gates.
Best Regards
If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself..
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:54 PM
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Item #120268798087 on ebay
1978 XS1100E
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:13 PM
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Thanks Karla

My condolences as well...Ever since he passed away I have been looking for his book to no avail...until now.Thankyou.Make that 20 left
1980 XS650G Special-Two
1993 Honda ST1100
Don't speak unless you can improve upon the silence....
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:51 PM
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As an XJ11 owner, I'll still get some enjoyment out of this book, correct? After all, it is for the most part the same bike/engine.
"I said I never had much use for [a pistol], never said I didn't know how to use one."

'82 Maxim XJ1100J (Maroon) - "Organ Donor" - Parts bike

'82 Maxim XJ1100J (Black) - "Outrider" - Dynojet Stage 1 kit, Kerker 4-1 exhaust, AGM battery, Mikes XS coils, small inline fuel filters, Dunlopp Elite-3 tires

'06 Star Warrior (Custom Gadsden Flag Theme) - "ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ" - Sissy bar w/ luggage rack, 4" risers, braided stainless steel cables and brake line; Mods on deck: new exhaust, new seat

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Old 06-24-2008, 01:51 PM
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good book!

I am about 2/3 through my copy... very informative... I don't know how he remembered all those trips in such detail... he must have had a journal? I so wish I could ask him some questions, for example how he painted the Samsonite luggage...

PS he certainly pulls no punches in the book... his opinions come through loud and strong! Long live the XS1100!!
Dr. Tim Walters

Florida Atlantic University
The Rats
Full Flight Foundation, Inc.

"just put the trumpet down and slowly back away..."

"owned by a 79 XS1100 Special"
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:53 PM
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any body have more??? i want one...
" She'll make point five past lightspeed. She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid. I've made a lot of special modifications myself. "

79 xs11 standard
xs pods, Kerker 4-1, zrx1200r carbs mikesxs coils 35k voltz of power!!!
8mm msd wires
tkat fork brace...
Fox shocks...
mikes650 front fender
led's gallore...
renthal bars
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vmax tensioner
Rifle fairing
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:51 AM
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they come up on ebay every so often... the ebay seller nickname is merriamxs ...
Dr. Tim Walters

Florida Atlantic University
The Rats
Full Flight Foundation, Inc.

"just put the trumpet down and slowly back away..."

"owned by a 79 XS1100 Special"
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:39 AM
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Bob Jones passed away??

I bought his book from his website about a year and a half ago, he personally sent me a few e-mails for help with my coils, book was great, if he's gone we will miss him, he was old school and one of the last of the hands on guys!!
Midnight Rider (MadMaxxx)

"You didn't quit riding because your old, your old because you quit riding"

Currently own:

1980 XS1100LG Midnight Special (Mellisa) Best bike I ever owned!!

Previously Owned :

Yamaha 82 XJ750 Midnight Maxim (Maxine), 83 XJ650 Midnight Maxim (Trouble), 75 TX750

Suzuki 73 GT750 (Water Buffalo, 2 Stroke Water Cooled 3Cyl, I hated This Bike!)

Honda 70 CB350 (My First Bike)
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Old 03-09-2010, 03:00 PM
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Where's mine

Are there any of these available anymore, I would really like to read this book.

Thanks, Steve
1979 XS1100F stock airbox, Mikes XS Honda 750 Bars,
68,000 miles and counting
New to me
1979 XS1100F, with Tour Package, work in progress.
80,000 miles and soon to be growing.
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:00 PM
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yes, today on ebay


There are those books on ebay today, the ad says there are ten or more available, new and that they are forty bux, includes thirty day media mail shipping. Someone else can buy my copy, thats a little rich for my blood.
80 MNS , Georgefix pods , crossed fuel lines, no octy, inline filters, Daytona handlebar, custom seat, Hardley 19 muffs
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:52 PM
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can someone copy it and post a link for all to share
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:32 AM
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Wink Here's the link.

Inventor of the YICS Eliminator. Want one? Get it here.

If you're not riding, you're not living!
82 XJ1100
80 XS1100G (Project bike)
64 Yamaha YA-6
77 Suzuki TS-185

79 XS1100SF Built this one for a friend.
See it here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBYT4C9_6Ac
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:54 PM
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These are $25 now, just thought i would post that up.
77 XS750 2D completely stock
79 SF XS1100 "Picky" stock with harley mufflers
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:25 AM
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I got mine for my birthday... saving the first read for our bike trip in June.
1979 XS1100SF "Old Man" bought by my Dad brand new in 79, customized in 80 with Vetter, Standard tank, and touring seat. I inherited in 02 when Dad passed. Been riding it since 09. No resto, bike is a survivor...

2007 RoadStar 1700 Midnight Silverado "The Black Pearl" Cobra Slash-downs, K&N filter. More mods to come

1989 kawi ex500
1996 yzf-r6
1999 yzf-r1
2001 kawi zx-6r
2000 Ducati 748
2002 YZF-R1
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