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  • looking for an XS to bring back to life and ENJOY

    I am a NEW member but hope to soon be also a new OWNER.

    Located in Georgia--45 miles NE of Atlanta (15 mins from Road Atlanta) .

    As a hobby I try to restore early 80's to 90's bikes--about Two a year. Last two were a 1979 CBX and a Kawasaki ZR1100 Zephyr.

    Currently working on a 1982 Suzuki GS1100E. I restore the bikes and then find a DESERVING and APPRECIATIVE rider who will give the bike a new home. Not for profit--just enjoyment.

    Well I'm now looking for an XS for ME--to KEEP (if I don't get too old and it gets too heavy) .

    DREAM BIKE would be a Midnight Special but a limited budget means I'll probably have to settle for a more common "fixer upper" . Prefer a Standard with square headlight / gauges. COMPLETE bike that needs brakes, tires, maybe chain and sprockets, carb rebuild (hopefully not) . A bike that was lovingly moved to the back of the garage because of "lifestyle changes, kids, newer bike or ...you get the idea. Valid Title is important but not a deal breaker. No title means bike must be 1983 or Older. Bike must be STOCK--please no bobbers, rat bikes, super duper customs etc and stock colors a real plus--Please no pinks, purples, green etc. Stock colors.

    Would LIKE a stock exhaust -BUT- a nice 4-1 would be acceptable. Stock carbs and airbox please--no PODS.

    Would prefer a bike close enough that I can view pictures and then drive to see (within 200 miles) would be nice. I DO NOT have a truck / trailer so if bike is not rideable would have to rent those to do pickup--added costs involved there as you can guess. But again for the "right" bike not a deal breaker.

    IF you have a bike you are contemplating moving on to a new owner who will cherish it and take good care of it PLEASE let me know what you have . You could possibly have exactly what I need / want and we can proceed to make a deal.

    SORRY for the long drawn out post but trying to find a bike and tell a possible seller as much as I can about what I'm trying to find.

    In advance THANK YOU for any / all help.

    Regards

    Rick

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    Welcome Rick!

    You're in the right place. Something suitable will come along soon.

    -Mike

    -Mike
    _________
    '79 XS1100SF 20k miles
    '80 XS1100SG 42k miles
    '81 XS1100H Venturer 35k miles
    '79 XS750SF 15k miles
    '84 Honda V65 Magna ? miles
    '85 Honda V65 Magna ~7k miles
    '84 Honda V65 Magna 48k miles (parts bike)
    '86 Yamaha VMAX 7k miles

    Previous: '68 Motoguzzi 600cc + '79 XS750SF 22k miles

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    • #3
      STILL Looking

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      • #4
        I have an LG I've been working on for a while I want to restore but I'm getting too much stuff in my garage and need to thin the pile. it's titled and tagged and was running good last I started it. All there less some minor bits and a sound exhaust. I'd take $1000 for it. I could probably get it started if you want to hear the engine. I haven't had it running in over a year. Tried to PM but even though I've never sent one it won't let me. I'm in Tulsa
        Greg

        Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

        ― Albert Einstein

        80 SG Ol' Okie;79 engine & carbs w/pods, 45 pilots, 140 mains, Custom Mac 4 into 2 exhaust, ACCT,XS850 final drive,110/90/19 front tire,TKat fork brace, XS750 140 MPH speedometer, Vetter IV fairing, aftermarket hard bags and trunk, LG high back seat, XJ rear shocks.

        The list changes.

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        • #5
          I just posted, I have 2 3/4 79 xs11 specials to cash out, My wife has had some serious health issues reemerge. I wont get back to them. 2 of them ran some time ago. those 2 are titled. $500 for the lot.
          the bad part, im in seattle. Good luck, Jeff

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          • #6
            Hey best of health to your wife, hope you guys work through it as well as you can!
            Howard

            ‘01 ZRX 1200, only bike in the garage.

            2020 Rally Link:
            http://www.appleattic.net/XS2020/xs2020.html

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            • #7
              I have a special for sale with a resealed motor in savannah if you're interested.
              80 XS1110 SG, RD400

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              • #8
                Curious, what is a resealed motor? You’ve replaced all the gaskets?
                Howard

                ‘01 ZRX 1200, only bike in the garage.

                2020 Rally Link:
                http://www.appleattic.net/XS2020/xs2020.html

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                • #9
                  You know what really sucks is to put your heart into a bike, sell it, and then see it on Craigs List a few months later in a state of distress!
                  Skids (Sid Hansen)

                  Down to one 1978 E. Stock air box with K&N filter, 81H pipes and carbs, 8500 feet elevation.
                  03 Honda ST1300 ABS

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by skids View Post
                    You know what really sucks is to put your heart into a bike, sell it, and then see it on Craigs List a few months later in a state of distress!
                    skids got a link to share?

                    80 SG

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bonz View Post
                      Curious, what is a resealed motor? You’ve replaced all the gaskets?
                      Yessir, new hg, vc gasket, acct, plugs, side gaskets, etc.
                      80 XS1110 SG, RD400

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                      • #12
                        I am 90 miles South of Atlanta airport On I85.Email me at sscott7525@yahoo.com. I have a few that may fit your needs

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