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Old 12-11-2012, 09:35 PM
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newbie and i need major help

I just got a 81 xs 1100 in a gun trade it was started as a bobber project the hardtail is tacked i have most of oem parts. I have the carb soaking right now. My question is will I be able ride my bike on my my birthday Jan 7th, I know that its gonna look great on the 7th but I need a birthday ride to clear my mind


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Old 12-11-2012, 10:38 PM
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It might be your last birthday ride if those welds don't hold up!!!!!!!!!!! I have a perfectly good frame here if you decide to go back to orig. $ 150.00...sorry no title but you may be in an area that it might not be a prob......good luck man
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:54 PM
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taking it to the custom shop this week to get the the welds fixed and a bobber seat gonna run about $200, so the hard tail will be fixed and in mississippi apparently you dont need turn signals so I may be able to go for that ride. My goal is to have it rideable by jan 7 and completely awesome by april my budget is only $600 Is this doable? apparently my tanks and fenders painted and filled is gonna be about 250 so I guess the first few rides its gonna look crappy but I'm tired of the cage
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:02 PM
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hard tail......

Well...........ahhh......how does the eng. run? You will need a airbox or try and run pods...good luck on that! Headlight anywhere? I'd check out the oils in the eng., mid drive, and the final drive. Wouldn't be a bad idea to check out the final drive spline either...many go dry. Brakes ok? If you look on ebay ...as i did you can score some good stuff there and, shop around for good prices. There are some great guys in here that can help with parts as well.....600.00???...well that s all going to depend on whats needed to get you up and running. What is the shop charging you for welds redone? If you can do most of the work yourself you may pull it off!
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:12 PM
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taking it to the custom shop this week to get the the welds fixed and a bobber seat gonna run about $200, - - -
Hi Ken and welcome,
does the pot-smoking imbecile who butchered the frame still have the parts he sawed off it?
(And you swapped that effin' moron a firearm??????)
Best would be to go get them and have the custom shop rebuild the frame so it has rear suspension again.
That, or accept that kind offer on a good frame.
But, to get that vandalized wreck back on the road for $600?
Not unless you do most of the work yourself.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:16 PM
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I agree with Fred.....man....your back will love you for it!.......I'll ship this frame to yfor what it costs me man!
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:27 PM
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my frame....

....its a bare frame no extra stuff with it!...$150.00....that's a deal!
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:28 AM
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If that budget includes the money to fix the frame, your running tight. I would focus on the mechanical stuff and let the cosmetics wait. The biggest expense I see missing is an exhaust system. These engines do not run well if it all without some back pressure, so straight pipes with no baffles or mufflers is not recommended. Depending what you can find, the exhaust can run you from $80-$400. And you will need some type of air filtration as well.

As to the frame, its your bike, make it what you want it to be. That said, I found it interesting that even Paul Tuetel Sr. of the famed OCC stated they needed to make all their production bikes soft tail. He stated he has major back and kidney issues from riding hardtails all his life. But hey, a few years won't cause perm damage.

Watch soaking the carbs, the butterfly shaft seals are rubber and can be ruined by the caustic type cleaners. I would strongly suggest going through the brakes to make sure the calipers and master cylinders are clean, grease and service all the bearings, both wheels, steering head bearings, even the swing arm bearings. The swing arm may not swivel anymore, but you want to be sure things are in good condition or it can become a moving part of your suspension.

I would pull the final drive off and use some good moly grease where the drive shaft slides into the coupling, and on the wheel where it slides into the final drive.

Good luck with your project, and hope your putting rubber to road on the 7th!
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:18 AM
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no i already have the 200 aside for the shop to fix the welding, he gave me a big box of parts(even the cut off parts) headlight in blown so thats 100. I got it to turn over and start with the kick start. I have all the wires and everything so I think I can do most of the work myself minus welding hardtail and get a custom rear fender. I ordering both mater cylider rebuild kits. Anyon know where I can get new reservoirs theyre old and sund damaged?
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:00 AM
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Anyone know where I can get new reservoirs, they're old and sun damaged?
About all you can do.... http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread...ight=reservoir
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:01 PM
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little update took off all the covers today to take to work 2moro to sandplast prime and paint
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:06 PM
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It is not a bad idea to use a rebuild kit, however, often times the calipers and the master cylinders can simply be cleaned and reassembled.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:59 PM
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I think the best help that we can give you to keep costs down is resources to buy the parts you need. I realize it takes time to tear into everything and check things out, but the faster you can give us a list of parts, the more we can point you to the cheaper vendors. I'm going to have to agree about waiting on the cosmetics. For the time being, you can strip the paint off the tank and fender, and coat it with a few cans of rustoleum rust reformer. It's some of the better piss can primer, and will look okay flat black.

You said the reservoirs are sun damaged, but if they work, paint them, and run em. Give us a list of parts that you need. Most of the members here have stuff laying around, and will probably sell them to you much cheaper than fleabay or anywhere else.
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