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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-22-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 247
Posted By jetmechmarty
The fuel cap seal is available OEM. All of the...

The fuel cap seal is available OEM. All of the Specials use the same one. XS11, XS850, XS750, XS650. If you buy OEM, it should last 35 years.
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 05-16-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By jetmechmarty
Parts for what? You need another garage!

Parts for what?

You need another garage!
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 05-09-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By jetmechmarty
How many XS750 Specials did you have?

How many XS750 Specials did you have?
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 05-07-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 992
Posted By jetmechmarty
The XS650 has as good or better support as any...

The XS650 has as good or better support as any vintage Japanese motorcycle. It has Mike's XS, 650 Central, Heiden Tuning, Hoos Racing, etc. providing parts. It has the Yamaha 650 Society since...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 05-06-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 992
Posted By jetmechmarty
1974 got an improved engine. The cam isnít as...

1974 got an improved engine. The cam isnít as hot, but the rods and wrist pins are off a vastly improved design. Ď74 got a longer swingarm and frame improvements. Ď77 got fatter forks and improved...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 05-06-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 992
Posted By jetmechmarty
This one is a '76. I still has the iron caliper,...

This one is a '76. I still has the iron caliper, but it moved to the back side of the fork that year. Every year saw improvements.
Forum: Northeast (and Eastern Canada) 05-01-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,127
Posted By jetmechmarty
Breaking down is part of the adventure. It's the...

Breaking down is part of the adventure. It's the stuff that makes memories. It tests us. The time and money thing just doesn't give way.
Forum: Northeast (and Eastern Canada) 04-29-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,127
Posted By jetmechmarty
The XS650 bunch just had record attendance at the...

The XS650 bunch just had record attendance at the Ozark Rally last weekend. The hobby isn't dead. This forum, might be.
Forum: Members Lounge 04-21-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 900
Posted By jetmechmarty
If you try to help somebody over on FB, youíll...

If you try to help somebody over on FB, youíll have to repeat the whole thing over again in three days. That, and much of what you have do say isnít appreciated.

Where is the meet point when this...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-18-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By jetmechmarty
Special? Without looking at a wiring diagram,...

Special? Without looking at a wiring diagram, I'd have to say that circuit is powered whenever the key is on. The thermistor acts as a switch to turn the light on.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-17-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By jetmechmarty
I know you think your fuse panel is pristine, but...

I know you think your fuse panel is pristine, but after 41 years, it's suspect. Those springs get weak.

If you end up having to go there, Mike's XS...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-17-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By jetmechmarty
In the middle of the sight glass with the bike on...

In the middle of the sight glass with the bike on a level surface and on the center stand is good.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-10-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 718
Posted By jetmechmarty
Turn the key on. What is the battery voltage? ...

Turn the key on. What is the battery voltage? What is the voltage at the coils? It should be the same. If not, that's going to be your issue.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-10-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By jetmechmarty
Shocks that cheap are going to be junk. I don't...

Shocks that cheap are going to be junk. I don't think you should waste your money. Nothing is listed as far as spring rate, so it's generic junk. Decent shocks cost three times that and more. ...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-28-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 718
Posted By jetmechmarty
Do this first. It's easy.

Do this first. It's easy.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-25-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 718
Posted By jetmechmarty
Do the turn signals flash at idle? How about with...

Do the turn signals flash at idle? How about with the brake light on? At 4K RPM?

I'm wondering if your electrons aren't all getting to the coils.I'm having similar issues and I'm pretty sure I...
Forum: Members Lounge 03-15-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 710
Posted By jetmechmarty
http://www.xs650.com/media/dscn4692_zpstftxdo15.25...

http://www.xs650.com/media/dscn4692_zpstftxdo15.25419/full?d=1473899301
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-14-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By jetmechmarty
He used the Energy Saving stuff designed to go in...

He used the Energy Saving stuff designed to go in a car. Motorcycle synthetic is a horse of a different color.
Forum: Southeast 03-12-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,368
Posted By jetmechmarty
Don't wait until it's too late! ...

Don't wait until it's too late!

https://static.wixstatic.com/media/132fb1_3da04d33a9964ac7911f3daedbaf0226~mv2.jpg/v1/fill/w_720,h_938,al_c,q_85/Vintage%20Yamaha%202019%20%20%20Final.webp
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-09-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By jetmechmarty
You got that right!

You got that right!
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 03-08-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By jetmechmarty
Larry, There's a new forum,...

Larry,

There's a new forum, www.yamahaxs.com, trying to get off the ground. There are two FB groups dedicated to triples.

Are you aware of VYR in Sept? It's relatively close to you.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-07-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By jetmechmarty
Nickel should be plated under the chrome. Does...

Nickel should be plated under the chrome. Does that help?
Forum: Members Lounge 03-02-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,263
Posted By jetmechmarty
I think this isnít the only vintage bike forum in...

I think this isnít the only vintage bike forum in trouble. Itís a big part of the reason we morphed XS Southeast into Vintage Yamaha Rally. If we depended on this site weíd be small and getting...
Forum: Members Lounge 02-13-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,263
Posted By jetmechmarty
Did that Harley get sorted out?

Did that Harley get sorted out?
Forum: Members Lounge 02-07-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,263
Posted By jetmechmarty
Another new site started in order to replace the...

Another new site started in order to replace the nearly dead triples.org. yamahaxs.com has forums for four and two cylinder bikes. It also appears that it won't take flight as there has been no...
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