Restoring a 1980 Yamaha XS1100 Midnight Special

Follow Dale through his 1980 Yamaha XS1100 Midnight Special restoration.

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by Nick Cedar
  • Engine: 1,101cc DOHC air-cooled 4-stroke inline 4-cylinder, 71.5mm x 68.6mm bore and stroke, 9:1 compression ratio, 95hp @ 8,500rpm
  • Top speed: 129.4mph (period magazine estimate)
  • Carburetion: Four 34mm Mikuni CV carburetors
  • Transmission: 5-speed, left foot shift, shaft final drive
  • Updated on Apr 28, 2022
  • Originally Published on Aug 6, 2020
Tagged with: Dane Berens
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