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    good day ladies and gentlemen
    i just bought a 1981 XS1100 Midnight Special
    Vin# 4W2000396
    location is the canadian east coast in new brunswick
    Unmolested and all original with a few dings. 31000km. runs and drives but need a carb redo and some attention.
    happy to join you guys and will update on progress.
    just wanted to get her in here so that we might can get the number of still existing original ones updated

  • #2
    Welcome. Carb cleaning is typical. Good luck.
    79 F full cruiser, stainless brake lines, spade fuses, Accel coils, modded air box w/larger velocity stacks, 750 FD.
    79 SF parts bike.

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    • #3
      There are a few of us midnight special fans here. Always glad to welcome one more. I don't remember where, but somewhere I saw a site that did keep a register of VIN's to keep track of how many are still left. I wish we had that list here on this site. Feel free to post a picture of your MNS whenever you get a chance.
      Bob's Bikes:
      LG, Military theme.
      LH, With XJ maxim tank.
      SF, Current Project.

      Bob's websites:
      https://projectxs11.wordpress.com
      https://rucksackgrunt.com

      Bob's Books:
      "
      Project XS11" (Published here.)
      "Rucksack Grunt" (Published here.)

      ...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ranger_xs1100 View Post
        There are a few of us midnight special fans here. Always glad to welcome one more. I don't remember where, but somewhere I saw a site that did keep a register of VIN's to keep track of how many are still left. I wish we had that list here on this site. Feel free to post a picture of your MNS whenever you get a chance.
        i already tried. there is no real number to it since yamaha just went on in the production to issue vin numbers as they rolled off the line without specific model issued vin. you can have #396 and the next one is #567.
        i tried to get answers from yamaha but there was no respond.
        the story goes that every dealer got a certain amount of MS but there is actually no real accounted number. it might be a possibility that they are getting very rare.
        if someon has better information,,... please share

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        • #5
          Welcome to you and your MS.

          I too recently joined xs11.club having acquired a 1981 XS1100 MS last month. The site is great, I have not posted any questions as yet, however have searched on issues that I encountered, and resolved.





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          • #6
            What bikes? Why should I believe you?

            Where are the pictures?
            Marty (in Mississippi)
            XS1100SG
            XS650SK

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jetmechmarty View Post
              What bikes? Why should I believe you?

              Where are the pictures?
              i would love to, if it would be easier to do so, and please,... calm down, ... just of because assuming me to be a liar ,..... **** yourself and put a stick in your ass you arrogant peace of ****

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jetmechmarty View Post
                What bikes? Why should I believe you?

                Where are the pictures?
                i am working on old yap big bangers since 35 years , just found you guys,.. and you have nothing better to do than **** it up,... shame on you
                Last edited by xfreebiker; 09-25-2022, 08:13 AM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by xfreebiker View Post

                  i am working on old yap big bangers since 35 years , just found you guys,.. and you have nothing better to do than **** it up,... shame on you
                  Grow up emo boi, he's just looking to weed out the posers and spammers. If you've been riding and wrenching as long as you claim to have them you might remember what it was like to have at least normal levels of testosterone, maybe that's where the "ex-free" comes into play, I dunno.

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                  • #10
                    Excuse me. I've been on this forum for about 20 years. The reaction was unexpected. Try this.

                    We like pictures. It's as simple as that. There's no need for you to prove anything.
                    Marty (in Mississippi)
                    XS1100SG
                    XS650SK

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                    • #11
                      I'm extremely non computer savvy and I can post a pic of my 1981 MNS.
                      Attached Files
                      1981 Midnight Special
                      Formerly had a Seca 550 and boy was it fast!!

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                      • #12
                        In case there's any questions...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by LAB3 View Post
                          In case there's any questions...
                          XS1100 SUV version?
                          Marty (in Mississippi)
                          XS1100SG
                          XS650SK

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jetmechmarty View Post

                            XS1100 SUV version?
                            My last bike was an 83 Goldwing, this bikes a hotrod compared to my old one!

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                            • #15
                              ok guys,... i might have over reacted a bit here.
                              i tried for the last 3 hours to get some pictures uploaded. i am getting too old for this fancy computer stuff. i am actually close to shoot this MF.
                              and i apologize if someone was offended,.... guess we have to do that nowadays
                              i will keep trying to upload pictures, and i promise you,... not a fake,..

                              current bikes in the garage:

                              1980 Honda GL1100 Naked, ( bought in 15 boxes,... getting close to be done, 26000 miles)
                              1981 Honda GL1100 Naked, mint condition, one owner survivor with only 25000 miles
                              1981 Yamaha XS1100 Midnight Special, Survivor, all original, 20000 miles
                              1999 Kawasaki VN800B, full custom
                              2008 Suzuki Boulevard M50
                              2016 Ural Retro, mint , 12000 miles,...

                              as a token of letting my pants down and apologize for being a bit rude,, here is a list of my bikes i have ever owned before the list above. you guys decide to accept me or not.

                              Kawasaki
                              Z200
                              Gpz900R (3x)
                              Z750GP
                              Z650ST
                              Z1000LTD
                              ZXR750R
                              VN800B

                              Yamaha
                              XJ550
                              XS400
                              XJ650

                              Honda
                              CB900C (2x)
                              NX650
                              CB900F

                              Suzuki
                              GS1100E
                              GS1100S
                              GS400E
                              GSXR1000RR
                              SV650S
                              GS500E

                              Harley Davidson
                              Fat Bob
                              .
                              i am not including the mopeds. i am a German motorbike mechanic. you guys decide.
                              BTW,... i am pretty good with old 2stroke engines


                              be patient ,.... thats the bikes just out of the top of my head,,,,,
                              Last edited by xfreebiker; 09-25-2022, 08:05 PM.

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