This bike is a numbers matching engine and frame. Mileage shows 14,378. The engine has a new set of rings and the valves and seats have been freshened with lapping. New valve guide seals. Fresh clutch. The body work is high quality 3 stage urethane color matched with PPG Deltron batched in the factory in Ohio. New front and rear brake linings give much better stopping power. Brand new exhaust raises the overall quality of this bike to a high level. New tires, trued rims, new handlebar, a lot of new chrome and polished aluminum. New fork seals. Headlight ears and triple tree from a ’71. New roller bearings in the steering head. New battery. New seat cover on excellent foam and pan. $5,250.
Testimonial from its buyer:
"Thanks. Went for a 50-mile ride Saturday. Bike is fun to ride, runs well and I get compliments from others. I'll be riding it over two mountain passes to the 'dry side' of the state Friday for our Washington Annual Motorcyclist's annual Twisp (WA) rally."
"Sorry I've been so slow on reporting back to you but the riding weather has not been the best. Adding the Hagon shocks to the XS1 was money well spent - a 100% improvement in handling. Before, speeding around a curve with bumps was very disconcerting, as though the bike had a hinge in the middle. With the Hagons it's quite stable. And just riding around, the addition of some compression and rebound dampening makes a more comfortable ride. No, it doesn't handle like my Ducati but it does handle quite nicely now. I met Gerry at our club meeting yesterday. He reports he has purchased a '77 from you but has not taken delivery yet. Nice guy and were glad to have him join our group."
"I'll relate a fun experience I had Friday. It was about 50° and sunny so my buddy, Roger, and I decided to go ride. He took his Hinkley Bonneville and I rode the Yamaha. I'd promised to show it to the service guy at the dealership (where I bought my Duc). I pulled around back to the service entrance and parked next to a just-arrived Ducati Diavel Carbon. I swear I emptied most of the dealership as guys came out to admire the XS1 with comments like, "That's the best one of these I've ever seen," and "Boy, does that bring back memories," or "They didn't look that good new," etc. Then one of the guys quipped, "This is funny. You're parked next to the Diavel Carbon and everyone is looking at your bike." Anyhow, the point of the story was that the XS1 was a real hit. Our club has its annual swap meet and show next week (in conjunction with a car club) and I was specifically asked to bring the Yamaha because it shows well with that Jade metallic."