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Forum: Southeast 12-13-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By jetmechmarty
If you wait, all that happens is you get older.

If you wait, all that happens is you get older.
Forum: Southeast 12-12-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By jetmechmarty
Will XS11 continue to anchor this thing?

XS650.com is catching up!

For the Vintage Yamaha event, the following is all that remains available:



The 4 bedroom Hawg Hideaway cabin, $560.00/night (if this cabin is not rented as 1...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 12-12-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By jetmechmarty
I got mine from Parts-n-More. That was more...

I got mine from Parts-n-More. That was more years ago than I remember. They still look as new.
Forum: Southeast 12-11-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By jetmechmarty
What are y'all waiting for? We aren't getting any...

What are y'all waiting for? We aren't getting any younger. Let's do this! Sellout by 15 January is our goal. After that, it goes to the chrome crowd! Do you really want a BMW in your parking spot? Or...
Forum: Members Lounge 12-04-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By jetmechmarty
No, Greg. Set it for 100! 70 will be here...

No, Greg. Set it for 100! 70 will be here tomorrow. Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.
Forum: Members Lounge 12-03-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,114
Posted By jetmechmarty
You sir, may not leave. You are the longstanding...

You sir, may not leave. You are the longstanding guru of gurus. You are the one with the answers.
Forum: Members Lounge 11-29-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,114
Posted By jetmechmarty
I won't pretend to know how forums work. I'm on...

I won't pretend to know how forums work. I'm on several of them since XS Southeast turned into Vintage Yamaha Rally. I like XS650.com. Photos are hosted there. There may be an advertising banner....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-18-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 370
Posted By jetmechmarty
Try setting the oil level at 130 mm from the top...

Try setting the oil level at 130 mm from the top with the spring removed and the fork collapsed. Thatís the Race Tech spec. Adjust 10 mm up or down from there.
Forum: Members Lounge 11-12-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,355
Posted By jetmechmarty
YAMAHA removed the fiche for the XS1100SF. ...

YAMAHA removed the fiche for the XS1100SF. Unless you find someone who saved it, it's gone.
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 11-10-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 439
Posted By jetmechmarty
Maybe even more like a Benelli 650 Tornado. ...

Maybe even more like a Benelli 650 Tornado.
https://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery/benelli%20650%20tornado%2071%2002.jpg

These were all cool old bikes. Now, they're mostly old junk. RE can...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 11-10-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 439
Posted By jetmechmarty
Kind of blew them off at first. I gave them a...

Kind of blew them off at first. I gave them a 2nd and closer look at Barber. I threw a leg over it. It left me wanting one. I met someone who is a dealer. He said they aren't coming back for...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-10-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By jetmechmarty
Replacement frames are just as you describe. I...

Replacement frames are just as you describe. I have a 1981 XS650 with one. The neck is blank.
Forum: Members Lounge 11-08-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By jetmechmarty
IAW...

IAW https://autoportal.com/articles/chain-drive-vs-belt-drive-vs-shaft-drive-9253.html, loss with chain is almost 3%, loss with belt is 9%, and loss with driveshaft is 25%. Take those numbers with...
Forum: Members Lounge 11-08-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By jetmechmarty
I agree. Chain doesn't stretch must be why. ...

I agree. Chain doesn't stretch must be why. Please note timing belts in cars going away or gone.
Forum: Members Lounge 11-08-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By jetmechmarty
The chain drive is the most efficient. Even more...

The chain drive is the most efficient. Even more than a belt.
Forum: Members Lounge 11-05-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By jetmechmarty
I seem to remember it may have been the GS1100...

I seem to remember it may have been the GS1100 that unseated the XS1100 as quarter mile king.
Forum: Members Lounge 11-05-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By jetmechmarty
The GS1000 brings more money. The XS1100 is a...

The GS1000 brings more money. The XS1100 is a great value.

http://www.suzukicycles.org/photos/GS/GS1000E/1979_GS1000E_red_480.jpg...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-02-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By jetmechmarty
The owner is one of us. He's been bringing that...

The owner is one of us. He's been bringing that bike to VYR for at least a few years. He's a member of this forum. The bike has a few modifications. It looks like a fine machine to me.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-01-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By jetmechmarty
You're telling us about it. You can still walk. ...

You're telling us about it. You can still walk. It's all good. The bike, you can fix or replace.

I crash tested a helmet a couple years ago, myself. I still suffered concussion. I wouldn't be...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 10-30-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By jetmechmarty
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:AN...

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT3nDvz2quB0BUSx67og4Bxn7r5Z2SAvNJwHkxemnbpY7KsZ60Y
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 10-28-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 439
Posted By jetmechmarty
Weíre trying to help Ben. He isnít fixing fuel...

Weíre trying to help Ben. He isnít fixing fuel injectors or carburetors. The Royal Enfield is new. It has three year warranty. Itís relatively light weight. Itís metal, not plastic. $5700 for a new...
Forum: Members Lounge 10-20-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,111
Posted By jetmechmarty
I landed on my head a couple of years ago. I have...

I landed on my head a couple of years ago. I have no recollection of the accident. A blessing.

Do the right thing for yourself, Ben. Iím glad youíre going to be OK.
Forum: Southeast 10-19-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 12,236
Posted By jetmechmarty
They are Harley-Davidson mods.

They are Harley-Davidson mods.
Forum: Southeast 10-18-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 12,236
Posted By jetmechmarty
I have to admit I'm a bit envious of your...

I have to admit I'm a bit envious of your adventure. However, it would make for more interesting reading if your Yamaha was broken down. Oh, wait...

;)
Forum: Southeast 10-17-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 12,236
Posted By jetmechmarty
A little taste of what you missed. ...

A little taste of what you missed.

https://youtu.be/kE8AEFqSnso
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