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Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 03-19-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,945
Posted By nwforester
Side Covers...

...are there.

And they work as designed.

:)

Other info/mods:
upgraded fuse box
new battery
saddlebags
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 03-19-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,945
Posted By nwforester
This just sold on eBay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1980-yamaha-xs1100-s-street-cruiser-fast-and-nice-/321348946856?viewitem=&sspagename=ADME%3AB%3AWNA%3AUS%3A1653&forcerRptr=true&item=321348946856&nma=true&si=25CDUhnNI%252F%252...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 03-19-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,945
Posted By nwforester
Pricing for a pristine '79 Special?

Friends,

After 7 years of ownership and countless enjoyable miles, I've decided to sell my '79 Special. But I have no idea where to price it?

Here are the basics:
34,000 miles
Stock exhaust...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-25-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,385
Posted By nwforester
I've been searching for months. It's killing me....

I've been searching for months. It's killing me. I bought a friggin' sweet, high back stepped seat in the fall of last year and am almost done refinishing. But I'm a bit worried about telling my...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-23-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,385
Posted By nwforester
Sissy bar Mounts

Anyone know if a sissybar of a 77 650 will fit a 79 1100 special? Here's a pic of it mounted on the 650. Looks like if I were to shear that vertical mounting tab off, it might work???
...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-26-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By nwforester
Thanks, Jerry. I'll give that a try. Hopefully...

Thanks, Jerry. I'll give that a try. Hopefully I can yank that little bastard without taking off the fuel tank and/or carbs.

I should also mention that the wire to the sensor is not touching any...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-26-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By nwforester
That damned oil light...

Just wondering if someone could help me clear up a rather annoying problem. I've got a 79SF, 30K miles. The oil light is basically always on. It's off for about 100 miles (sometimes less) after...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-02-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,255
Posted By nwforester
Oh, I also made sure float heights were the same...

Oh, I also made sure float heights were the same and increased the diameter of the fuel lines. She's a SCREAMER now.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-02-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,255
Posted By nwforester
XJ John, Clean and sync, dude. Sync, sync,...

XJ John,

Clean and sync, dude. Sync, sync, sync.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-13-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By nwforester
I'd take that email, too, if you're willing.....

I'd take that email, too, if you're willing.....
Forum: South Central 06-05-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,756
Posted By nwforester
Although I'm relatively new to the forum and made...

Although I'm relatively new to the forum and made it to the front door of Merriam Cycle just a little too late, I have to say that the comradery I see here is truly something special.

Safe travels...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-05-2008, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,255
Posted By nwforester
Good advice. Will do.

Good advice. Will do.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-05-2008, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,011
Posted By nwforester
Vaccuum leak (especially the caps) and carb sync...

Vaccuum leak (especially the caps) and carb sync have already been mentioned. Mine did the same thing until I addressed those areas.

You should also check the routing of your throttle cable. ...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-04-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,255
Posted By nwforester
Hmm, I'll definitely take a look at those...

Hmm, I'll definitely take a look at those needles. Kind of depressing if they're the root of this evil.



Here's my plan based on your advice:

1. Raise float height to 27mm
2. Re-install...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-03-2008, 07:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,255
Posted By nwforester
Stock jets, 137.5. Don't know the brand, bought...

Stock jets, 137.5. Don't know the brand, bought carb rebuilding kit of eBay. Click Here...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-03-2008, 06:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,255
Posted By nwforester
Running rich and shuddering at 5K rpm

Please look to this thread for a full history. http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&postid=160560#post160560
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-03-2008, 06:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,255
Posted By nwforester
Expertise from across the sea, I love it. ...

Expertise from across the sea, I love it.

Float heights are pretty close to spec, about 26 mm. Idle mixture screws are backed out quite a ways (closer to all the way out than all the way in,...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-02-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,255
Posted By nwforester
Just to update everyone, I toyed around a bit...

Just to update everyone, I toyed around a bit with the floats & float heights and then checked all vaccuum lines, all with no success. I started shooting compressed air through all the ports as a...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-22-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,255
Posted By nwforester
This is awesome. Thank you to all of you. I had...

This is awesome. Thank you to all of you. I had not considered a vacuum leak nor a stuck float.

Considering that the issue arose after I last adjusted the float heights, I'm betting I torqued...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-22-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,255
Posted By nwforester
Angry #4 Cylinder not firing

Hello fellow XSives. Looking for some advice here.

I've got a '79SF that I bought last year. I tore the carbs down several times to clean and restore. All of the sudden, #4 has stopped firing. ...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-24-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,534
Posted By nwforester
Spaghetti Headers

Hi, Y'all!

Can't seem to find a difinitive answer for this so I thought I'd ask the experts...

Other than a lucky find on eBay, is is still possible to get new headers in the spaghetti style?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-12-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 644
Posted By nwforester
Question Intruder 1400 Exhaust on 79 Special?

Came onto a pair of fat Suzuki Intruder pipes and thought perhaps with a little custom fabrication, I could mate them up to my 79 Special 4 into 2 header.

The Suzuki's a V-Twin, of course, and I...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-31-2007, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By nwforester
Oh, and thanks again for jumping in. This is my...

Oh, and thanks again for jumping in. This is my first bike. I could've bought something a lot newer that wouldn't have required much maitenance. But I love tinkering with engines, especially the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-31-2007, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By nwforester
Thanks everyone for jumping in. Here's a...

Thanks everyone for jumping in.

Here's a little history: I bought the bike three months ago. Great condition. At the time it wouldn't idle without the enricher in the middle position. It would...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-30-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By nwforester
Idle increases after 30 minutes

Help!

My 79 XS11 runs great. Good start up and idle (just under 1000rpm). However, after riding for 30-60 minutes, the idle starts to increase until it settles at over 3500.

Sitting at a...
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