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Old 08-18-2017, 01:04 AM
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XS11 Model History Video

I'm posting a link to my new video showing the XS11 model run. What I do with these video's is show every variation and every color from begining to end of the bike's model run. Like 1978 - 1982 for the XS (including the XJ). Thanks everyone for there help with this project posting pic's and info. Hope you enjoy.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_Yc0V4vxgA
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:38 AM
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That was a good slideshow, thanks!
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:46 AM
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XS11 Model History Video

Excellent video!!! The only thing you didn't show was the Yamaha optional Queen seat with the high sissy-bar, which is on my bike.

My favorite thing, though, was that you mentioned the RD350, which was my first bike ever. I love that bike and miss riding it .... mine is a 73' with the 6-speed transmission and reed-valves induction. Except on long straights, I could keep up with any of the big bikes, anywhere.

Thanks for putting that video together!!!
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Old 08-22-2017, 02:06 PM
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THanks for putting all the models together. The video is well done and love seeing the sequential order of our 1100's,,,,,thanks again, Mike in Sun Diego
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:00 PM
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nice video

Great job putting that together. Thank you for posting.
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:13 PM
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Wow that was totally awesome at 3:48 is my bike! What a nice surprise to make this video history..Thankyou..TC this should be made into a sticky..if thats possible???
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Old 08-24-2017, 04:43 AM
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Just a question about the Venturer entry, what changes did they make to the frame to classify it as reinforced??
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:26 AM
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my understanding was that there was some reinforcement to the frame to handle the extra weight of the touring equipment. But where exactly I don't know.
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Old 08-28-2017, 04:34 AM
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Can anyone else answer this query? Has the frame been beefed up, or is it just the fairing mounting bracketry he's referring to?
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Stock exhaust, stock airbox, XJ sump, 78E carbs, Xs1100RH seat, Bosch superhorns, 5/8ths front M/c, braided lines, sintered SBS pads, drilled discs, progressive springs, 8" 50w HID headlight 4300K, 2 x 50w HID spiral driving lights, KONI shocks, Spade fuse box
*Touring mode - Plexistar 2 screen, Gearsack rack & bag & saddlebags, homebuilt towbar
*"The Keg"- UC torana hubs, XS11 discs, Tokico 4 spot calipers
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Old 09-07-2017, 05:02 AM
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Anyone got a Venture that might be able to take a photo of the topside of the frame with the tank and seat removed?
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Stock exhaust, stock airbox, XJ sump, 78E carbs, Xs1100RH seat, Bosch superhorns, 5/8ths front M/c, braided lines, sintered SBS pads, drilled discs, progressive springs, 8" 50w HID headlight 4300K, 2 x 50w HID spiral driving lights, KONI shocks, Spade fuse box
*Touring mode - Plexistar 2 screen, Gearsack rack & bag & saddlebags, homebuilt towbar
*"The Keg"- UC torana hubs, XS11 discs, Tokico 4 spot calipers
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Old 09-07-2017, 06:02 PM
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Very cool video

I too was riding a smaller Yamaha in 1979 an RD400F I remember seeing the XS1100F on the showroom floor thinking what a massive machine.
Thanks for putting this video together.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:27 AM
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......So, has anyone got a Venture that might be able to take a photo of the topside of the frame with the tank and seat removed just to see if there have been any mods to the frames?
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Stock exhaust, stock airbox, XJ sump, 78E carbs, Xs1100RH seat, Bosch superhorns, 5/8ths front M/c, braided lines, sintered SBS pads, drilled discs, progressive springs, 8" 50w HID headlight 4300K, 2 x 50w HID spiral driving lights, KONI shocks, Spade fuse box
*Touring mode - Plexistar 2 screen, Gearsack rack & bag & saddlebags, homebuilt towbar
*"The Keg"- UC torana hubs, XS11 discs, Tokico 4 spot calipers
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:16 PM
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Hi Eveready,
Sadly mine is stored away from home. I will try and remember to take the seat off and some pictures nest time I am near it.

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Old 09-14-2017, 05:35 AM
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Thanks, Phil. That'd be great. It's just got me curious to see if they might have modded the frame like on the Sport, as they were made in the same year.
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79 SF Special W/ Stock all original motor @ 363,000klms
Stock exhaust, stock airbox, XJ sump, 78E carbs, Xs1100RH seat, Bosch superhorns, 5/8ths front M/c, braided lines, sintered SBS pads, drilled discs, progressive springs, 8" 50w HID headlight 4300K, 2 x 50w HID spiral driving lights, KONI shocks, Spade fuse box
*Touring mode - Plexistar 2 screen, Gearsack rack & bag & saddlebags, homebuilt towbar
*"The Keg"- UC torana hubs, XS11 discs, Tokico 4 spot calipers
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:11 AM
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Nicely done, thanks!

Re frame reinforcement: The XJ had reinforcement around the front of the frame trying to make the steering head more stable. along with a different rake, these changes were designed to help improve handling over that of the first 11s.
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