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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-24-2015, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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As much as I love my XS400, I've been wanting something a little bigger. But having three kids, I can't afford to buy one that is ready to ride. I came across a wrecked V Star 1100 on CL. It was pretty trashed, but the motor is still good, so I purchased it (site unseen) and had it shipped. I got it today and it looks like he let someone pick through it and take a bunch of parts off. I already knew someone took the front end, but I wasn't aware of everything else. It's missing quite a bit. I hope I didn't bite off more than I can chew . . .












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Not sure yet if the frame is straight, but someone cut the neck off and bought the title. Wondering if it would be better to find a titled frame or title this as "Special Construction". Anyone been through that process? I wanted to modify the frame anyway so if I did find another frame I would just be chopping it up. Also, having a 1 inch neck would give me a broader range of front end options. I would love to get a springer, but I can't afford a real one, so I would be limited to DNA (I know, I know) or Moto Iron.

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You're missing quite a bit.. Biggest things I can see missing are the carbs and the CDI.. Also, looking at the picture going from front to back, it looks like the frame might be tweaked a little to the right hand side of the bike.. But I could be wrong..
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I think you're right about the frame. Any idea what a CDI costs?

I've always wanted to do a single carb on one of these after seeing Updtown Rob's V Star. That thing sounds amazing. Now I've got an excuse to make it happen.

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Wow, this will be quite the build. Take plenty of pics and keep us updated on your progress. I will be interested in what you are planning to do with this.

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I think you're right about the frame. Any idea what a CDI costs?

I've always wanted to do a single carb on one of these after seeing Updtown Rob's V Star. That thing sounds amazing. Now I've got an excuse to make it happen.
I'd love to go single carb myself, to be honest.. I just haven't got the scratch for it right now.. But, maybe tax time? lol

In regards to the CDI, just keep your eyes on eBay.. Dealer wants upwards of $700 for one. eBay they can be in the low $200s.. But, depending on what you're going to do, you might just go with a Dyna 3000 as I believe it replaces the CDI and it's about the same price for a new Dyna as it is for a used CDI..

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Wow, this will be quite the build. Take plenty of pics and keep us updated on your progress. I will be interested in what you are planning to do with this.
Will do! It looks cool in my head, but plans tend to change over time and money.

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In regards to the CDI, just keep your eyes on eBay.. Dealer wants upwards of $700 for one. eBay they can be in the low $200s.. But, depending on what you're going to do, you might just go with a Dyna 3000 as I believe it replaces the CDI and it's about the same price for a new Dyna as it is for a used CDI..
Wow, that sucks. Any benefit to running the Dyna over the stock one?

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You're probably about $2+++ grand away from a working bike including parts/shipping etc. You've really got nothing useable but a motor and rear tire. The rest is junk.

If it was me, I'd take what I have and sell the pieces on Ebay to try to get my money back. You'll never get your money back out of it if you try to restore it.

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In order to finance this build, I need to finish and sell my XS400. I need to focus on that bike, but I keep finding myself sneeking outside to play on this one.

The rear subframe was too beat up to salvage, so I cut it off and did some vroomies in the driveway. Starting to dream . . .









If all goes to plan, when I fix the frame, I plan on doing a single tube backbone, 2-4 up, no out with about 35 degree rake.

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