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  • Looking for a motorcycle mechanic for my xs1100 mns

    In Ohio and looking for a trustworthy motorcycle mechanic to work on my 1980 xs11 mns. Wanting to get back on the road again🏍

  • #2
    No offense intended, but if you're going to ride a 40 year old bike you should know how to fix it because none of the new computerised, fuel injected bike techs these days have a clue about these bikes. Just sayin'.
    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.

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    • #3
      I hear ya loud and clear, that's exactly why I'm in need of a mechanic who works specifically on my bike, if I could I would, but I can't so I ain't. I'm not exactly mechanically inclined and know my limitations.

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      • #4
        Just curious...What Kind of problems are you having with it? Some guys may be better suited to work on carbs or engines or electrical problems.
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        Bob

        LG, Military theme.
        LH, With XJ maxim tank.
        1999 Ford Ranger, deceased.

        Links to my past and current projects:
        My Bike Projects: https://projectXS11.wordpress.com/
        My Book Project: https://rucksackgrunt.com/

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        • #5
          Transmission issues, the trans was slipping, will not go out of 1st gear, need the trans removed, undercut and replaced is my understanding

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          • #6
            was it sounding like a machine gun? If it is stuck in first, may be behind the cover on the shifter side. The star plate is known to problems.
            Ray Matteis
            KE6NHG
            XS1100 E '78 (winter project)
            XS1100 SF Bob Jones worked on it!

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            • #7
              When I was able to shift to 2nd there's a definite jumping and or extreme vibration of the 2nd gear. I then have to put it immediately into 3rd. This just started after I had flatslide carbs installed. Not sure if the carbs have any thing to do with it. Its almost like it has too much power or torque.

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              • #8
                There are plenty of people on here that have done your type of repair, hopefully someone near you will take it on. A shop would charge a small fortune and may not even do it correctly.
                2H7 (79)
                3H3

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                • #9
                  https://xs11.club/forum/repairs/tran...part-1-2-and-3
                  2H7 (79)
                  3H3

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