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Looking for placement of frame and engine numbers on yamaha XS 1100

Just purchased bike can't find numbers for registration

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Look on the neck ... where the front wheel fork enters the frame.

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SOURCE: looking for a manual for a 1979 Yamaha XS 1100.

Get on the web and Google " motorcycle service manual yamaha "
Also try your local library. Often manuals are donated.

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Get the vin number off the front downtube that the steering triple tree mounts to. Call a Yamaha dealer with the vin # and they can tell the year, engine size and model of bike.

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SOURCE: 2000 yamaha vstar 1100 custom. starter problem?

I had the same problem 2001 XVS1100 Custom
this is a starter issue Over time the starter on this bike twists when its under a load.
Look at the two bolts holding the starter on if they are not straight across then its twisted. turn starter back in line with a pair of big channel locks and try to start this should do the trick if this works i would recommend taking the two bolts out and bend them back straight or replace and reinstall starter this should fixya problem

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An easy one. Yamahas made in 1980 were all G models.
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To get absolutly model spacific for ordring your carby parts, best get your engine & frame numbers first. Use them when ordering parts to increase your chances of getting the right ones.
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