I ditched the Yamaha XS11 on craigslist a few days ago and immediately bought this beauty on eBay.
Rode the greyhound for half a day to pick it up. Hadn’t been run in a few years and was sitting outside. The guy let me tear it down in his driveway. I brought fresh gas, oil, and carb cleaner with me. After an hour the bike was purring sweetly and I promptly rode it 100 miles home.
Wheel bearings are toast, linkage is worn, chain is absolutely obliterated, little oil seeping here and there – but runs well and seems to be low miles.
I’ve already mounted up some saddlebags, done a little more maintenance which you can read about on my motorcycle site.
It’s now time to head out. If the motor fails along the way I’ll rebuild it on the road. ROCK!