Home arrow Forums



Go Back   XS11.com Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 265
Search took 3.67 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: BigRed
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-22-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,050
Posted By BigRed
Right. On the side stand. With the negative...

Right. On the side stand. With the negative battery terminal disconnected.

:cool:
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-22-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,050
Posted By BigRed
Just wait until I find out that the aluminum plug...

Just wait until I find out that the aluminum plug isn't in there, and that mess is what's causing my issue. If that's the case, I'll post a photo.

At any rate, I'll make sure it's on the side...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-22-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,050
Posted By BigRed
Good point - thanks. I cleaned up the ground...

Good point - thanks. I cleaned up the ground connections... but now that I'm thinking about how long ago that was, it's probably time to do that again.

Brian
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-22-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,050
Posted By BigRed
Thanks so much for that very comprehensive action...

Thanks so much for that very comprehensive action plan. Now I know what I'm doing tonight!

Brian
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-22-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,514
Posted By BigRed
It is pretty cool when the carbs and ignition are...

It is pretty cool when the carbs and ignition are in tip-top shape. Also, it seems to bypass a slipping starter-clutch if that's a problem that you have... or if your battery is weak.

It's...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-21-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,050
Posted By BigRed
Yep... that's what I've got. Looks like I've got...

Yep... that's what I've got. Looks like I've got more homework to do.

Would you happen to know what testing I should do for an XJ charging system that is over-charging? I'm happy to try...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-21-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,514
Posted By BigRed
The motor in my bike is from an '82 XJ, and I...

The motor in my bike is from an '82 XJ, and I added a kickstart through that plug when I did my 2nd gear fix. I don't remmeber the whole parts list, but I believe I had to add a gear, spring, shaft,...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-21-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,050
Posted By BigRed
Thanks for the reply, 3-Phase. I measured...

Thanks for the reply, 3-Phase.

I measured 32 ohms across the field coil from the brown and green wires on the alternator side of the 2-pole connector located behind the fuse block while the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-21-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,050
Posted By BigRed
32 ohm field coil resistance?

I've been trying to chase down an overcharging issue as well. My bike runs around 15.7V.

I found this thread, and tested my field coil resistance. Rather than the 3.5 ohms mentioned above, I...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-06-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 32,532
Posted By BigRed
Hey, It's been mentioned a couple times...

Hey,
It's been mentioned a couple times already, but I'm going to tell you my story.

I put a NOS aftermarket performance exhaust on mine, and picked up a Dynojet kit to see if I could get a...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-01-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By BigRed
If your clutch is slipping, you might want to get...

If your clutch is slipping, you might want to get some new springs. You have to pull the cover for that, but as long as you have it leaned over on the side stand, you don't need to drain the oil.
...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-01-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,364
Posted By BigRed
Have you cleaned up your ground connections? The...

Have you cleaned up your ground connections? The negative strap from the battery and underneath the voltage regulator are a couple spots that could get crudded up. After running for a long time, a...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-30-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,364
Posted By BigRed
Do you ever have misfires under hard...

Do you ever have misfires under hard acceleration? One symptom of my bad pick-up coil wires was that it didn't like to start when hot.

I'm starting to think that my main contribution here is to...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-29-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By BigRed
+1 for the pick-up coil wire problem. I've had...

+1 for the pick-up coil wire problem. I've had to fix this a couple times on mine. Your issues sound exactly like what I was experiencing.

Good luck!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-11-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,527
Posted By BigRed
This is funny... I just logged on thinking that...

This is funny... I just logged on thinking that somebody probably needs to be told to check their pick-up coil wires. For me, having fixed it the first time didn't solve my problem for all that...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-14-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,245
Posted By BigRed
I replaced my fork seals, and put in progressive...

I replaced my fork seals, and put in progressive springs and rear shocks. None of it was too difficult; just look into the tech tips for taking your forks apart, and be aware that specials and...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-05-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By BigRed
To check your coils, try swapping them and see if...

To check your coils, try swapping them and see if the problem moves to cylinders 1&4.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-25-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,998
Posted By BigRed
I don't know what alloy or heat treatment was...

I don't know what alloy or heat treatment was used on our rims, but welding aluminum can wreck the heat treatment, and you can lose about two thirds of the strength in the alloy. For example (this...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-14-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,406
Posted By BigRed
Have you tried swapping the spark plugs and wires...

Have you tried swapping the spark plugs and wires between #1 and #4 cylinders? I agree that this is likely a carb problem, but it only takes about five minutes to make the swap and be sure.
...
Forum: Members Lounge 07-31-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,450
Posted By BigRed
First: I'm really glad you came out ok. We love...

First: I'm really glad you came out ok. We love them, but bikes are just bikes... we can get more.

I don't know if your insurance works like mine, but if I write-off a vehicle, I can buy it back...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-27-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,842
Posted By BigRed
I would check the pick-up coil wires because it's...

I would check the pick-up coil wires because it's quick, easy, and can sometimes feel like a carb problem. If it runs really well, and then doesn't, that sounds more electrical to me. In my...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-25-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By BigRed
Are you using the stock auto-canceling relay? I...

Are you using the stock auto-canceling relay? I replaced mine with a new two prong electronic flasher relay (I think it was about $8 at my local automotive store) to be able to hand varying loads...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-25-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,471
Posted By BigRed
+1 for what Nate said. I think the high/climbing...

+1 for what Nate said. I think the high/climbing idle when hot could indicate that your mixture screws are out too far. See if you've got someone local who has a Colortune. I think tuning by ear...
Forum: Product Evaluations 07-16-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,833
Posted By BigRed
Hey, guys. I see in the photos that these...

Hey, guys.

I see in the photos that these grips have screws in the end. Does the end plate come off? I've got bar-end mounted barkbusters on for winter riding. I'm wondering if I'd be able to...
Forum: Product Evaluations 07-16-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,731
Posted By BigRed
My clutch and starter clutch had been slipping. ...

My clutch and starter clutch had been slipping. I put half a can in my tank and the other half in my crank case, and went for a 2 hr ride (I took it really easy on the throttle thinking I'd take it...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 265

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Integrated by BBpixel ©2004-2018, jvbPlugin