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Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 09-21-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,360
Posted By Espiritus
Can't get him to respond

Hey, I have private messaged, emailed, and sent you my cell number to correspond and can't seem to get a response. I'm in S. Indiana and would come this weekend with a trailer to see it, if only...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-27-2008, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By Espiritus
Quick advice

Hey, guy. Just a quick note to remind you to resist the urge to hit the starter button until AFTER you have made sure that there isn't any gas in the crankcase, and until AFTER you have drained the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-21-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,771
Posted By Espiritus
Easy way to see oil level

Hey, all. I finally got tired of trying to squint to see where the oil level was on the bike. I have this sniffty LCD flashlight and the end of it is exactly the diameter of the oil cap. So, I took...
Forum: Members Lounge 08-19-2008, 12:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,696
Posted By Espiritus
I AM SWMBO

Since I AM the SWMBO , this was an easy question:

Loves to ride, wrenches own bike, buys beer and fixes a mean lasagna for those who show up to help, has a mean streak for cheaters, liars and...
Forum: Members Lounge 08-19-2008, 12:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,367
Posted By Espiritus
negligence states

I am so thankful that you are ok. "People Parts" are harder to find than "bike parts," especially since ebay can't carry "people parts!"

Anyway, I seem to remember that California went through a...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-19-2008, 12:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,297
Posted By Espiritus
Gotta get a new Dictionary

Whew. I promise, I will never, ever try to understand a post about this subject again. I printed it, got out the dictionary, got out the book, highlighted every other sentence, all to no avail.
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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-18-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,518
Posted By Espiritus
Stuck tip

Been there, done that

OK, Boots, I have been exactly where you are now, right down to the irritation with crotch-rocket bikes flying by as I diddled with that wretched carb with the broken tip....
Forum: Members Lounge 08-13-2008, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By Espiritus
Deceased Riders

OK, this is not a technical question so feel free to delete it, but I need to "talk" to someone and ALL of you are it. . .

Yesterday afternoon, I ran to the little grocery store up the road from...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-12-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By Espiritus
It's WHERE?

Guys, my Number 38 in the book is a "choke lever plunger" which just don't sound much like a "seal" to me! But, I gather from your note that it is something on the outside of the carb, on the shaft...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-11-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By Espiritus
Butterfly "thingies" on 78E

Hey, all! Now that I am over my personal pity party and willing to go back out to the monster, I recalled another question that I had regarding those "butterfly thingies." I was looking closely at...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-09-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By Espiritus
Update on 78

Hey to all! Thought I would give you guys an update, since I started this whole mess ONLY to try to figure out why the #2 wasn't firing and the MPH was so lousy. If you recall, I had spark and was...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-09-2008, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,733
Posted By Espiritus
Runts

Hey, I LIKE Runts, especially the yellow, banana-y flavored ones.

There is a guy here locally with a GL and it has a little hitch. Attached to the hitch is a very small trailer, and he takes his...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-09-2008, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By Espiritus
Wiring mess

My wiring is a total mess. It is wrapped from one end to the other in thick electrical tape. How does one clean wiring? Is this a winter project as I would like to replace all the wiring and redo it?...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-09-2008, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,733
Posted By Espiritus
That's not a dog

That's not a dog! 10-pounds is a TOY. . .I say this as I look at two Great Danes and an Irish Wolfhound taking up half my room space.

There are several dog seat belt configurations that my...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-07-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By Espiritus
78XS Carb question

It's not that I don't think that all of you could help me, but I get all confused when I read threads from folks who refer to carbs other than the one that this monster that I am working on has. ....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-05-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,518
Posted By Espiritus
Go ahead and snitch me out!

Hey, Boots, don't listen that dbeardslee guy. . .no one, least of all ME, enlarged that tiny little hole when I was determined and frustrated to get that D#@* thing out!

Seriously, I was never...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-03-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By Espiritus
Well, shoot

Well, I guess there is more CRUD hiding out as this Air T is definately not flowing as well as the other. When I noticed it, I put a small hooked wire down it and it came out gunked with something...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-03-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By Espiritus
78 XS1100E clogged T

Just when I think there is absolutely NO place left for crud to be hiding, I find more. Maybe.

Between the #1 and #2, then again between the #3 and #4 are the two T fittings, one higher that...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-03-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,105
Posted By Espiritus
update on thread

OK, guys. The brakes DO work. I was riding this bike for about two weeks on three cylinders before finally deciding to find out why the #2 wasn't firing. Have been on and off since then, have gotten...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-03-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,105
Posted By Espiritus
What would you do first?

Hi, all! I am hoping to get my carbs back up and running this week when the rebuild kit arrives. In the interim, though, I thought I would ask all you modifier folks what you would do FIRST to a bike...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-02-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,741
Posted By Espiritus
Sun's UV Rays

Hey. It's the suns UV rays that ruin the seats. Anything that you use on your cars dash should work to keep the seat pliable. Trouble is, it also makes it slick. There is a product sold in horse...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-02-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,789
Posted By Espiritus
JB Weld and hole

Thanks for the info. I thought I would put the screw in FIRST, adequately greased, then put the JB Weld in with a crochet hook or a very small curette. Then displace the screw and smooth it out.
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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-02-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,789
Posted By Espiritus
Sorry!

I went to the edit to delete this when I realized it was opening as a new thread and not as a continuation of my original question. I was well within the ten minute time span but it wouldn't let me...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-02-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,789
Posted By Espiritus
Broken tip, redux

OK, I got the tip out and it was a tiny little thing to have caused all this trouble. The hole is wallowed out, though. There were actually TWO broken tips in the carb once I first started taking it...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-01-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,789
Posted By Espiritus
JB Weld

Hi, all! Still waiting for carb kit to arrive and STILL trying to get the broken point out. In my overly zealous, late night, frustrated "I AM going to get this out" frenzy I widened the hole. ....
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