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  • Non running bike binge

    In the last year I picked up pretty cheaply the following; 1977 Yamaha XS750, 1985 Suzuki GS1150, 1980 Yamaha XS1100 Special...all long time outside kept non runners. Making good progress on all, posting pictures soon.

  • #2
    The first step is admitting that you have a problem

    Can't wait to see some pics!​​​​​​​​
    1979 XS1100 Special
    1980 XS1100 Std parts bucket
    1987 ZL1000 Eliminator
    1976 XS750D Project in waiting

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    • #3
      The 750 triple came from New Mexico, not running but very little rust

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      • #4
        Couple more XS750 pics

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        • #5
          That's a clean 750! How long was it sitting? If there's no clue like an inspection sticker the tire date codes will give an idea.

          Wish mine looked that good instead of the neglected ol lump that it is. What you going to do with that fairing? It would be a wall hanger for me for sure since I'm not into hanging dead animals on the wall but still need some decorations in the shop.
          1979 XS1100 Special
          1980 XS1100 Std parts bucket
          1987 ZL1000 Eliminator
          1976 XS750D Project in waiting

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          • #6
            I’m not sure how long the 750 sat idle but it was covered under a carport in New Mexico, a dry climate. 10,600 miles and I did put correct handlebars on minus the fairing. The side covers are off but I have them.

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            • #7
              That's one of the nicest Triples I've ever seen.

              I've been riding an XS750 Special since 1980.
              -Mike
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              '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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              • #8
                The XS after some clean up

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                • #9
                  Be careful... once bitten by the vintage bug the addiction is hard to beat.
                  2 - 80 LGs bought one new
                  81 LH
                  02 FXSTB Nighttrain
                  Jim

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                  • #10
                    Nice bike by the way and excellent work.
                    2 - 80 LGs bought one new
                    81 LH
                    02 FXSTB Nighttrain
                    Jim

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                    • #11
                      A couple pics of the GS1150

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                      • #12
                        Big fan of the GS. That one looks to have some work done to it, were you able to borescope camera the top of the piston and see if it's oversized?

                        Looks like a fun bike
                        1979 XS1100 Special
                        1980 XS1100 Std parts bucket
                        1987 ZL1000 Eliminator
                        1976 XS750D Project in waiting

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                        • #13
                          I know the person who customized the bike and the motor is original low mile stock top end. I’m now the third owner
                          Last edited by cnap504; 02-17-2021, 06:10 PM.

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