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Yamaha XS Eleven - whats it worth? PHOTOS ADDED
« on: May 09, 2019, 10:42:23 am »
Just roughly? Need to know if it will be worthwhile.
The bike runs and is in excellent condition. No mechanical issues and standard apart from a Cowley 4-in-1?
Not the actual bike I can post pics later.
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Re: Yamaha XS Eleven - whats it worth?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2019, 10:58:06 am »
Depending condition, between R15k and R25k.
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2019, 11:31:32 am »
Depending condition, between R15k and R25k.

Jip, max.They were never sought after bikes.
Some market their old bikes as "classics" or "collectors", whilst in all honesty, they are just old bikes.
 

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Re: Yamaha XS Eleven - whats it worth?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2019, 12:55:31 pm »
Depending condition, between R15k and R25k.

Jip, max.They were never sought after bikes.
Some market their old bikes as "classics" or "collectors", whilst in all honesty, they are just old bikes.
and they handle like a fully laden wheelbarrow, had one never enjoyed it 😳
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Re: Yamaha XS Eleven - whats it worth?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2019, 01:41:40 pm »
Really good condition XS1100's sell for R40 000+, while average examples go for between R20 000 and R30 000.

I saw a remark that they never sold well, on the contrary, one of the reasons that they do not find higher prices is because they are so readily available, having sold a lot originally.

Like Welsh said, never a handler chassis-wise, but that engine is a gem.
 

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Re: Yamaha XS Eleven - whats it worth?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2019, 02:03:33 pm »
Saw a guy with a 1.1 the other day he had rebuilt with some upgrades, suspension etc. All blacked out. A thing of beauty.
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2019, 02:46:58 pm »
great bikes, the early ones had the second gear problem, it was a factory fault and long before the days of legit recalls, they would jump out of second under hard acceleration.ask if it has been fixed. i would buy one for twenty grand if it was in great condition. i remember when they first came into the shop, i was working for yamaha, they cost two thousand one hundred rand, yep R2100.00. they sold like hotcakes. the silver color was my favorite.
 

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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2019, 06:23:37 pm »
Gavin Liggett, "Ratrap" on this forum, is building a beaut of an XS, in a secret location near the foothills of the Swartberg. O0
 

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Re: Yamaha XS Eleven - whats it worth?
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2019, 06:24:33 pm »
Thanks for the pointers guys. It is someone I knows’ bike and I must have made a remark that he must tell me if he ever wants to sell it at some stage.
I will go and have a look over the weekend, get some pics and have a good look. I dont have the money but can post it here if someone is interested.
 

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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2019, 06:28:57 pm »
Thanks for the pointers guys. It is someone I knows’ bike and I must have made a remark that he must tell me if he ever wants to sell it at some stage.
I will go and have a look over the weekend, get some pics and have a good look. I dont have the money but can post it here if someone is interested.

Yes, please post it here?
 

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Re: Yamaha XS Eleven - whats it worth?
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2019, 06:30:45 pm »
If I remember rightly they had some success racing locally after a chain drive conversion
 

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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2019, 06:42:47 pm »
If I remember rightly they had some success racing locally after a chain drive conversion

Yip, Borg-Warner built a power take-off so that a sprocket could be fitted, and a box-section swingarm was fitted.

This enabled them to change final drive gear ratios for different tracks.
 

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« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2019, 07:28:27 pm »
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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2019, 07:30:13 pm »
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Re: Yamaha XS Eleven - whats it worth?
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2019, 07:39:20 pm »
wow... for R15000 and in good running condition I will slso take one. What years were they manufactured?
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« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2019, 07:39:26 pm »
The XS 1100 Midnight Special was my wet dream. My wife used to have the XS400 Special. Lekker bike.
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« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2019, 07:46:11 pm »
Pure class......
 

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« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2019, 07:51:23 pm »
Pure class......

Yep.....still gives me a hard on ....
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« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2019, 07:55:24 pm »
Pure class......

Yep.....still gives me a hard on ....

I do not know the owner, but there is someone working at the US that is riding a Midnight Special to work once in a while. I have seen him a few times on the bike.

I have undertaken to intercept and ask him if he would sell.