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Forum: Members Lounge 08-22-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3,219
Views: 343,220
Posted By MPittma100
Venturer Upgrades

Been riding my Venturer for several years now. No complaints. About 4 months ago I changed out all lights to LED bulbs. Battery/charging system has never been happier.

Most recently I added some...
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 08-17-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By MPittma100
Exhaust black chrome

Let me know what you find out about restoring the black chrome on the exhaust. I have not been able to find a source for this.

Much appreciated, Mike
Forum: Southeast 08-10-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,814
Posted By MPittma100
Now is the Time

To get your bike prepped for the trip and rides that you want to go on in the NC/TN mountains. An oil change, a tune up, and maybe a new tire or 2 might be some of the things we need to do to be...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-05-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By MPittma100
Cams

There should be a noticeable performance enhancement from increased compression ratio alone. Hard to speculate if cam swapping would yield more performance. Limitations will be air intake and exhaust...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-25-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By MPittma100
O Rings

These O Rings are still available at Partzilla.com.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-18-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By MPittma100
Battery Ground

Good deal. Doing so will keep future gremlins at bay.
Forum: Southeast 07-17-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,814
Posted By MPittma100
Vyr 2019

It's about time to get these old 2-wheelers tuned and polished and point them towards the Ironhorse in the Smoky Mountains. Gonna be fun! See you there.

Mike
Forum: Ride Reports 07-17-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By MPittma100
Thumbs up Trip

Hi Greg, That is a lot of seat time. I know you are enjoying it. Glad Okie is hanging in there. I have been a lot of places, but not your area - yet. Maybe one day. Stay safe.

Mike
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-17-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By MPittma100
Street

Unless you are going to race this bike, build the engine to street specs. You will be glad you did.

Mike
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-17-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By MPittma100
Wire

Improve (poor) chassis grounds to direct battery grounds.

Mike
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-07-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 604
Posted By MPittma100
Electrical Gremlins

Hi Billy,

As connectors corrode over time, they create resistance. Resistance = Heat. That is what you are seeing at these plastic connectors. Sometimes better to remove the connectors and splice...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-05-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By MPittma100
Rear Brake Pads

No, you do not have to remove rear wheel. If you have rear luggage, you may find it to your advantage to remove right rear bag for easy access to pads.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-27-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By MPittma100
Post #2

motoman mentioned that the key goes in part way into side cover lock. He is correct. The key goes in just slightly, not all the way like the ignition switch.
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 06-23-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By MPittma100
Pix

Better post some pictures. Nobody buys anything without them.
Forum: Members Lounge 05-28-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 716
Posted By MPittma100
[QUOTE=MaximPhil;511713]NOT rising to this bait...

[QUOTE=MaximPhil;511713]NOT rising to this bait :D:D

Phil[/QUOTE

I totally agree Phil. Why does anyone think that a cafe racer is an accomplishment of any kind?

Mike
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-11-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,116
Posted By MPittma100
Coils

Check the pickup coil wiring for breaks. Search on this site for how to info.
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 04-29-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By MPittma100
What?

Can't believe that no one has pulled the trigger on this Venturer yet?

Mike
Forum: Southeast 04-23-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,443
Posted By MPittma100
Rally

Hi Jerry,

Agreed - a successful rally. Good that you almost missed the storm. Hope your shoulder is on the mend. Glad you could join us this year. We will likely repeat a trip south near this same...
Forum: Southeast 04-20-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,443
Posted By MPittma100
Hammered

Right in to the car wash is correct. When lightning strikes within inches of you and your bike, you will find shelter Damn quick! But, we were fine. And BRENT did have his cigar. Rain suits on at...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-15-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 768
Posted By MPittma100
Aftermarket Exhaust

Brian, some or maybe all of the aftermarket exhausts were configured for the mufflers to slip on/off. Thus, four separate header pipes. After a number of years assembled, it normally requires...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-14-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 768
Posted By MPittma100
Exhaust

Brian,

Have only seen two clamps. Normally the two inside pipes are clamped/removable. The two outside pipes are normally welded to the mufflers.
Whatever your situation is appears to be non...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 04-11-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 188
Posted By MPittma100
1980 Special

1980 Special in Duluth, GA. $1,100.

https://m.facebook.com/marketplace/item/349692858863484/?search_query=motorcycle
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 04-05-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By MPittma100
Sf

SF carbs had aluminum tops originally.
Forum: Members Lounge 03-29-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By MPittma100
Traveling

You just never know where Maximphil is going to show up! Is there more than one of him? He has recently been seen in Colorado, then NM. And somehow makes it to Stecoah, NC in the fall. Things must...
Forum: Members Lounge 03-28-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,365
Posted By MPittma100
Absolutely!

Bonz,

You are right. Read the thread-respond accordingly. This is not the place for cry babies and whiners. They need to vent their personal problems some place else. None of us are interested in...
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