Ian // 1978 Yamaha XS1100 "XSive"
"I know you were sad to see her go but you're right - she's gone to a good place.. My garage! Mate you've built an awesome machine - big and bulky makes you feel alive to ride - last ride was through the National Park - doesn't take much time before you're sweeping the bends in style and thundering along and throwing her about. The master cylinder you put on makes stopping pretty good considering the weight and age. The noise she puts out is exactly how she should sound, there's some decent smooth power from the impressively wide motor and the bike gets heads turning everywhere you go. Riding style is cafe racing with bulk - not uncomfortable but I've had comfier! But comfort's not what it's about. Bike riding in a raw basic form - no computers or frills with this girl. Just thrills! You got one very happy customer Ren and you built exactly the sort of machine I was after.. I'll stay in touch cos I'll be interested in anything else you build too!