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    While waiting on the last part to finish up my buddy's Road Star (Duke modified petcock to Complete the pumpless conversion) I decided I needed another old Yamaha in the garage lol. Been looking at this one for months and negotiating. Picked it up today from the 85 year old original owner. 1979 Xs1100 Special with 11,755 miles. Pretty much perfect. Small cowl windshield, full size windshield, a genuine King and Queen seat, original factory service manual, various paperwork and the original title in his name from 1979. Very happy with this bike.
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    LET'S RIDE

  • #2
    Nice, looks very clean.

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    • #3
      Nice bike. I had a XS 750 I bought new back in 77 but it wasn't the special.

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      • #4
        Nice bike Lug nut. Is it ever in great shape.

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        • #5
          Last week a local woman posted a 1979 XS1100 Midnight for sale. It was posted for 21 mins she was asked $250 and it was complete. I was too late and it sold. Still looking for one to restore.
          "It's not the destination...it's the ride"

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          • #6
            Nice! When you putting up that pole building?
            With enough beer you can do anything...D.Pate

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            • #7
              Very nice bike A former coworker ( since I'm retired ) bought one from a female coworker who bought a Vulcan 900 with custom pipes cause she wanted to sit "in" the bike and not on top of it. That XS 1100 Midnight Special is " cherry " and got it for about $1K , I never even knew till he rode it to work He also has a cherry Kaw KZ 440 that is his other rider, he likes the old bikes which he always keeps like in detailed condition. Tried a HD 883 as he's a short guy but sold it a short time after as he didn't like the ride. Only reason he bought it was he could reach the ground with both feet on it which he can't do on the KZ or XS bikes

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              • #8
                Sweet !!
                I love the smell of smoked pork in the morning !

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                • #9
                  I love the look and design of those older bikes, its a beauty

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                  • #10
                    That triple has a reputation for busting the crank. Be nice to it.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Father Pobasturd View Post
                      That triple has a reputation for busting the crank. Be nice to it.
                      Inline 4 cylinder not a triple! I think the 750 specials were the Triples. These things are bulletproof and make lots of hp (95 hp stock)
                      LET'S RIDE

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                    • #12
                      Removed windshield, have another large windshield, King and Queen seat I'm currently getting a tall sissybar for.... Gonna put that bad boy in I think.... Ordered factory Grips and clutch lever rubber cover... Took everything non-stock off bike (making it as bone stock as possible but not getting rid of Jardine "spaghetti" exhaust with turn-out, the crashbar with stilleto Yamaha pegs, or the "tie-in-together" air hose for the air shocks.

                      Decided to get caliper rebuild kits with SS pistons, MC rebuild kits, and some black braided stainless hoses with silver Banjo bolts to keep it stock appearing (42 year old brake hoses are actually in very good shape but don't want to risk it)... Also replacing the 21 year old tires that have 2k miles on them lol. Got all my fluids/filters/plugs coming in.

                      Probably put about 500 miles a year on this thing but don't see selling it as long as I can ride. Just goto vintage bike events and such.
                      LET'S RIDE

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                      • #13
                        Wow, that is a beauty... nice light, maneuverable bike... amazing condition. Good find... happy riding.

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