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    I obtained a copy of XS11 Heaven by Bob Jones. It is a very interesting book. He logged over 200K miles on his bike. I’ve read the first 5 chapters. He sounds like quite a character.

    His wife Karla posted on FB that she had copies of his book that she offered for $5 to cover shipping.

    Did anyone on here know him? Was he a member of this forum?
    79 F

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    YES, that certainly is a good read. Interesting Guy for sure.

    YES, there are people on here that knew Bob. Quite a few in fact especially the KS, OK & TX XSives.

    Karla was at our XSSE / VYR Rally a few years ago. Also Charlie Haas from Texas who rode a lot with Bob.
    If you are coming the September Rally at Iron Horse you will likely get to see 3 or 4 of the Bob Jones bikes. Steve from Alabama has 3 or maybe 4 of them.
    Greg in OK may have or had one. John in San Antonio has one. Not sure if MikeP or Curtis has one. Think Bohn had a couple at one point.

    Karla brought a case or two of Bob's books to the Rally and Sold Out. Good you snagged a copy.

    Greg (BA80) is a good resource on what bike is where. Bob sure was extremely creative and the his custom bikes are beautiful.

    Jeff

    78' XS1100 E
    78' XS1100 E
    78' XS1100 E

    '73 Norton 850 Commando
    '99 Triumph Sprint ST
    '02 G-Wing GL1800

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    • #3
      Originally posted by CLTBLUESMAN View Post
      I obtained a copy of XS11 Heaven by Bob Jones. It is a very interesting book. He logged over 200K miles on his bike. I’ve read the first 5 chapters. He sounds like quite a character.

      His wife Karla posted on FB that she had copies of his book that she offered for $5 to cover shipping.

      Did anyone on here know him? Was he a member of this forum?
      Any idea how to obtain a copy if one is not a facebook user?
      Thanks
      -Jonny now in AZ

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JonnyO View Post

        Any idea how to obtain a copy if one is not a facebook user?
        Thanks
        -Jonny now in AZ
        Here they are for only $2.00 plus $4.01 shipping!... I paid at least $20.00 for my copy a few years ago!

        Yamaha XS1100, XS ELEVEN HEAVEN Book by Bob Jones | eBay
        .
        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/bike-photos/
        My Book Project: https://rucksackgrunt.com/

        ...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ranger_xs1100 View Post

          Here they are for only $2.00 plus $4.01 shipping!... I paid at least $20.00 for my copy a few years ago!

          Yamaha XS1100, XS ELEVEN HEAVEN Book by Bob Jones | eBay
          AWESOME! I'll go check it out. Sidenote from an apparent retard: Where the hell is the "Post" button! ? I wanted to ask about installing an oil cooler having moved to AZ where it gets flippin' H O T!
          Thanks for the book tip!
          -Jonny

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ranger_xs1100 View Post

            Here they are for only $2.00 plus $4.01 shipping!... I paid at least $20.00 for my copy a few years ago!

            Yamaha XS1100, XS ELEVEN HEAVEN Book by Bob Jones | eBay
            ORDERED!
            Thanks again!
            -Jonny

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            • #7
              + new topic (blue button) top right of XS1100 forum to post something new.
              And the bike I'm riding now was worked on by Bob in the early 2K's.
              Ray Matteis
              KE6NHG
              XS1100 E '78 (winter project)
              XS1100 SF Bob Jones worked on it!

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by JonnyO View Post
                Where the hell is the "Post" button
                Click "New Topic" to start a new thread.
                2H7 (79)
                3H3

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JeffH View Post
                  Karla was at our XSSE / VYR Rally a few years ago. Also Charlie Haas from Texas who rode a lot with Bob.
                  Bob's mechanic, Bruce Roggy joined us as well. He rode a Honda sport bike to the rally with a fishing rod strapped to the side. The bike had a homemade windscreen that was most unusual.
                  -Mike
                  _________
                  '79 XS1100SF 20k miles
                  '80 XS1100SG 42k miles
                  '81 XS1100H Venturer 35k miles
                  '79 XS750SF 20k 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 +'84 Honda V65

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                  • #10
                    I’m really looking forward to the gathering in NC. I’d love to see some of the bikes he worked on.
                    79 F

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                    • #11
                      I met Bob in Dec 2005.I commissioned him to build a touring bike for me.In April 2006 I rode the bike home to Alabama. Since then my brother and I have acquired a total of 5 of Bobs bikes. We have not missed the fall rally in 10 years or so. Would love to tell the whole story to the group in Sept.Bob was a unique character. We will be bringing some of his creations with us. We ride them!!

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                      • #12
                        I chatted with Karla on messenger. She is very grateful that we are discussing Bob. She wants to know details of the rally in September. She i# thinking about coming to the rally. That would be great!

                        Edit: I sent her the dates and the link to the venue.
                        Last edited by CLTBLUESMAN; 06-02-2021, 08:32 AM. Reason: Provide Karla Jones details of the Rally
                        79 F

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bikerphil View Post
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                          Click "New Topic" to start a new thread.
                          No such button on my screen. But thanks. Maybe it's this macbook I'm on. I've posted new topics before-just not on this computer. And "subscribe" is all there is-no new topic button.

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                          • #14
                            I see you can start new topic in the Members Lounge, it's ok to post technical questions there if need be.
                            2H7 (79)
                            3H3

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                            • #15
                              I received my copy today, and I'd guess it's ...wait...no guessing...it's from Mrs. Jones. :-)
                              Thanks for the tip, Bob!

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