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Offline Butcher

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« on: October 22, 2018, 07:48:36 PM »
I know its not mx but a mate of mine has a 1980 xs1100. Its in need of some tlc , but is it worth the effort? engine runs roughly but the bike is all there. Are they a desireable model?

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Re: XS1100
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2018, 10:12:50 AM »
Bike desirability is obviously a personal thing. But they are definitely an iconic model. They are also great for outfits and should be very feasible fix ups.
PS, but as with any bike I reckon if the person contemplating the tlc doesn't want the bike to keep they're better off selling as is and getting something they want to keep. I don't think you ever make money, unless you're time is worthless.
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Re: XS1100
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2018, 12:14:44 PM »
Yes, as dont says they are something of an icon, and I would say that a complete and running one would definitely be desirable to a few people.

Trivia: Roger Heyes and Jim Budd won the Castrol 6 Hour on an XS1100 in 1978. XS1100s were also ridden to podium positions in the same race in 1979 & 1981.

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Re: XS1100
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2018, 01:05:24 PM »
There are many reasons as to why people restore all sorts of motorbikes . Can be first bike ever owned or dreamed of owning one , custom building one ,or what I see very often this days is , people acquiring 30 year old bikes to qualify for the classic registration . 90 days in SA for $90
362 shocks ,where you only  pay for performance and not for names

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Re: XS1100
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2018, 06:52:22 AM »
Yes, as dont says they are something of an icon, and I would say that a complete and running one would definitely be desirable to a few people.

Trivia: Roger Heyes and Jim Budd won the Castrol 6 Hour on an XS1100 in 1978. XS1100s were also ridden to podium positions in the same race in 1979 & 1981.

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The “Chain Drive Conversion” was popular for racing in the day if I remember correctly.

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Re: XS1100
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2018, 07:47:05 AM »
The drive chain conversion job was neat. I only remember the one but didn't follow racing very closely. People all said it was for more power to the wheel, but I always thought it was for adjustable final drive ratio.
I had a friend who went thru two, both from new, he did mega miles. Each was traded with 250-300 K km covered. They still ran well and I don't think he ever did more than regular service to them. Je lamented the end of the model but traded the second on the xs replacement .

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Re: XS1100
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2018, 07:29:29 PM »
thanks for the info, i told him to buy a box of beer n we will look at it, then make a decision.......wot could possibly go wrong?