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Old 06-21-2013, 03:26 PM
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I bought my first bike. Its a 1980 xs11. It was a 200 dollar basket case. Figured id dive right in and see where I land. Lol. It is definately a project bike.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:05 PM
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Welcome aboard, read this....

http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=792
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:09 PM
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Welcome aboard the crazy train of XS11 Madness.

While your taking your time to properly prepare the big beast for miles of smiles, take some time to prepare yourself as well by taking the MSF safety course. It will pay lots of dividends by your not ending up a statistic!!
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:22 PM
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Welcome aboard the XS Express

You will not be disappointed with the vast knowledge from this forum. I had vacationed down in Savannah several times in the last 6 years and stayed in Tybee Island which was great.

I took the MSF safety course last year and wish it was mandatory for all new riders. You will learn things that will save your life.

Good luck on your project.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:07 PM
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A few years ago I stumbled upon this site. Trust me you are in the best place you can be as an XS Owner. There is more knowledge here than you will ever appreciate properly. So do the thing you do but by all means do not be shy to ask questions. We all were newbies at one time.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:44 AM
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Thanks guys

I am stoked to have my first bike, been rising for years just never my own. Lol. This project I know is probably way over my head but I'm glad I'm here where I know a lot of you have been there before.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:29 AM
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Welcome !

Let's get into it !

Put pics on photobucket and the Url here.

Let's see what we have to work with ?

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Old 06-24-2013, 10:46 AM
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I bought my first bike. Its a 1980 xs11. It was a 200 dollar basket case. Figured id dive right in and see where I land. Lol. It is definately a project bike.
Hi Matt and welcome,
what kinda 1980 XS11 you got?
4 options
Standard (XS11G, big tank, square gauges)
Special (XS11SG, small tank, round gauges)
Midnight Special (XS11LG, same as SG but blacked out with goldish wheels & chrome)
Frankenbike (XS11 parts swap like LEGO, most frankenbikes are collision rebuilds using whatever used parts were available)
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:38 PM
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It's a standard, was a basket case and now I'm finding that someone must have "lost" a basket somewhere, lol. Still figuring it out. Have a factory yamaha service manual that I have been studying..... Still trying to figure out the posting of pics though
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:09 PM
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:20 PM
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Use a free hosting site such as photobucket and paste the IMG code here in your post.
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:23 PM
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welcome to ch11...posting pics...create a free photobucket account...upload your pics to a library...once thats done then click on the pic you want to sshare...on the right side of the screen you'll see a list of different types of links...right click mouse on the tone that says "img." you should then see that it will tell you the img was copied....then you navigate back to here and open the post message box...click on paste...your pic will show...always leavethe space of 1 line between any text and the pic...good luck and looking forward to seeing what you've gotten yourself into...
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I also have both saddle bags and a couple extra calipers
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:24 PM
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well that was fast...LOL
Wow you've got some work cut out there but it looks doable...
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:26 PM
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Seems a couple may not have loaded right. Idk. The headlights are complete mod, BMW fogs that I am building a small fairing for
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