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  • Very fine bike on ebay right now

    Here is a very fine example that I think has been for sale for a while. If this condition is a 10 what would you expect it to sell for?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1979-Yamaha...1/254821523136

    Mine only has a few more miles @7700 and when it's done I would expect it to be condition of an 8 with some small flaws on the original paint and all the service needed to make it reliable after sitting for years. I don't think I'd be out of line at $3500 and I'd probably list it without luggage and use that as a negotiating chip. I really like the bike now that have put all the work into it and have a few miles on it. Pretty sure it will not be put up for sale and will fall into the it don't cost much to enjoy sparingly.
    1979 XS1100 Special
    1980 XS1100 Std parts bucket
    1987 ZL1000 Eliminator
    1976 XS750D Project in waiting

  • #2
    That is a very fine bike. Mint condition is an understatement. It will be interesting to see what the final price is. Then again the reserve may not be met. Bottom line is the bike is only worth what someone is willing to part with for it. If I was into getting one from each year and model in a collection this one would definitely be on my must have list.
    2 - 80 LGs bought one new
    81 LH
    02 FXSTB Nighttrain
    Jim

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    • #3
      Is that the “In your dreams NADA edition” many are subscribing to?
      Howard

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      • #4
        Probably in line with "honey, I'm selling the bike, see the ad right there"....then use it for a few more seasons telling her I'm not going to give it away... LOL
        1979 XS1100 Special
        1980 XS1100 Std parts bucket
        1987 ZL1000 Eliminator
        1976 XS750D Project in waiting

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        • #5
          XS1100s are a bargain. Especially the Specials. I especially like the SF. I expect that bike will not make reserve, unless maybe it's under $3500. That's my guess. The NADA guide is meaningless. The money in this class goes to the GS1000 or KZ1000. The price drops for Special, LTD, L, or whatever they call their bike with a step seat and buckhorn bars.
          Marty (in Mississippi)
          XS1100SG
          XS650SK

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          • #6
            Yep, she’s a beauty. It is the 1979 Special with the round chrome grab rail and the more conventionally styled seat. And clean as a whistle she is.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bonz View Post
              Is that the “In your dreams NADA edition” many are subscribing to?
              I believe the NADA is written by car dealers. Same with the Kelly Blue Book. Both are total BS and not worth the electrons they inconvenience, to borrow a line from Hamjam.
              Marty (in Mississippi)
              XS1100SG
              XS650SK

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              • #8
                Ironic, the step seat, buckhorn bars and the shaft drive hurt the value now but those features were exactly what had these bikes selling like hotcakes when they were new.

                I sure hope the seller gets an acceptable bid and we start seeing some appreciation for our rides. It won't be long till we find out what someone's willing to pay, and if the seller is willing to take it.
                1979 XS1100 Special
                1980 XS1100 Std parts bucket
                1987 ZL1000 Eliminator
                1976 XS750D Project in waiting

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                • #9
                  That's a $5k+ bike all day long.
                  1981 XS1100H Venturer
                  K&N Air Filter
                  ACCT
                  Custom Paint by Deitz
                  Geezer Rectifier/Regulator
                  Chacal Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines
                  Chrome Front Rotor & Caliper Covers
                  Stebel Nautilus Horn
                  EBC Front Rotors
                  Limie Accent Moves On In 2015

                  Mike

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MPittma100 View Post
                    That's a $5k+ bike all day long.
                    Yeah, Mike! To the right buyer under the right circumstances. If it was yours and we were doing a face to face deal and I knew more about what I was buying, I'm with you. It probably has 42 year old grease in the joints, etc. Don't get me wrong, the XS1100SF is most appealing to me.
                    Marty (in Mississippi)
                    XS1100SG
                    XS650SK

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                    • #11
                      The specifications say “standard” type and that bike is clearly a special.
                      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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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jetmechmarty View Post

                        Yeah, Mike! To the right buyer under the right circumstances. If it was yours and we were doing a face to face deal and I knew more about what I was buying, I'm with you. It probably has 42 year old grease in the joints, etc. Don't get me wrong, the XS1100SF is most appealing to me.
                        I guess we will see after 10PM tonight whether or not it sells. The more stock it is, the more value it has. There are always unknowns, but this one has a lot going for it in the right direction. Might be a good idea to ask the seller some questions before bidding? There is the factor of location/transportation. I'm guessing $400-$700 for shipping. It will be hard to find a better one.
                        1981 XS1100H Venturer
                        K&N Air Filter
                        ACCT
                        Custom Paint by Deitz
                        Geezer Rectifier/Regulator
                        Chacal Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines
                        Chrome Front Rotor & Caliper Covers
                        Stebel Nautilus Horn
                        EBC Front Rotors
                        Limie Accent Moves On In 2015

                        Mike

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                        • #13
                          More bidding action, still didn't hit reserve and it's up to 3800.
                          1979 XS1100 Special
                          1980 XS1100 Std parts bucket
                          1987 ZL1000 Eliminator
                          1976 XS750D Project in waiting

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 2WheelFun View Post
                            More bidding action, still didn't hit reserve and it's up to 3800.
                            About 25 minutes left to auction end at 10PM EST. Will be interesting to see if there are any last second bids.
                            1981 XS1100H Venturer
                            K&N Air Filter
                            ACCT
                            Custom Paint by Deitz
                            Geezer Rectifier/Regulator
                            Chacal Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines
                            Chrome Front Rotor & Caliper Covers
                            Stebel Nautilus Horn
                            EBC Front Rotors
                            Limie Accent Moves On In 2015

                            Mike

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                            • #15
                              Was watching to see if there were any fireworks at the end.

                              One sly bidder slipped in with 1:14 remining and upped the bid from $3800 to $3950.

                              Nothing happened after that.

                              Reserve not met.
                              -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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