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Forum: Members Lounge 06-26-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 223
Posted By donebysunday
2nd gear

I think the skipping starts when the dogs get rounded caused both by lazy shifting and power shifting and missing 2nd only to grind/skip a little with having to pass neutral on the way to 2nd ? Maybe...
Forum: Members Lounge 06-26-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 223
Posted By donebysunday
Trans fix

I bought an 81 with skipping 2nd gear just so I could try fixing it. Andreas sold me a good trans but everyone included Andreas told me to do the trans fix on this good trans to be ahead of the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-09-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 207
Posted By donebysunday
leaking rim

(1) the rim is/was cleaned
(2) slippery soap or another tire mounting lubrication used on the bead
(3) no damage to rim or tire
(4) check the air pressure at the compressor
(5) debris in-between...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 04-04-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,077
Posted By donebysunday
Red

Agreed !
But for losing that stock color, if your into keeping it stock ?
I put a little higher value on certain stock colors like French Blue, Maxi Maroon, Black (why never a white or Ivory or...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 03-14-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By donebysunday
Xs650

I forgot you still had the 650 !
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 03-13-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By donebysunday
no

FRED say it ain't so !
Maybe a rev limiter ?
OR do you have something else in mind ? ? ?
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 03-12-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By donebysunday
Ok

Certainly I can't deny the facts !

Now it begs the question, what would be an approach to get less applied force to the ball bearing that in turn would transfer less pressure onto that Bakelite...
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 03-09-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By donebysunday
just for thought

Let's say I cut all the springs down to one or two turns, stretched them out to equal the length of the original, what then, would it still have as much force on the ball bearing in the Bakelite...
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 02-24-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By donebysunday
if the spring was cut the spring would have fewer...

if the spring was cut the spring would have fewer turns, less wire, would mean less force exerted by the spring.
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 02-23-2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By donebysunday
Kill switch

Xsers,
i found the right one at the local salvage yard, $20 for the complete switch gear. I'll clean it and shorten the spring, then stretch the spring to fit, this should take some of the pressure...
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 02-18-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By donebysunday
run stop

Thanks, dang if I can find that ? All I'm finding is complete switch assemblies for $58.
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 02-17-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By donebysunday
Kill switch knob with red arrow

The kill switch broke into bits on one of my XS650s. I'd like to buy one in good condition if anyone has one to part with please let me know dsundby@wi.rr.com I believe all XS bikes use the same...
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 01-23-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By donebysunday
King/queen seat

I've one off my 80 SG, near perfect, sell cheap. Done dsundby@wi.rr.com
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 12-30-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By donebysunday
Hidden

Find the best looking screws on your carbs and polish them (I like Blue Magic #1, then #2 favorite is Mothers, not a big difference).
Many of the screws are hidden anyway, or at least hard to see so...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 12-18-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By donebysunday
Shims

I've a dozen or so shims (have to check sizes?) once I dig em out and check sizes I/WE could add them to an exchange list. Maybe even a fast search with PM messages to let the folks that have what...
Forum: Members Lounge 12-14-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,399
Posted By donebysunday
Just me

You can, if you like use a cut off wheel on a dremel and cut that idle mix tower down to make it level again (get rid of that fracture). Fact, if you want do all of the towers the same so they are...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 12-08-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By donebysunday
mirror

I've saved many mirror parts over the years, do you have a picture of what you have ?
I may have the exact part, like new or at least one like it you could try taking apart to see how it's done
So...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 11-30-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,077
Posted By donebysunday
Smooth

The early bikes carb sync was two cables from the throttle grip very hard to sync and keep it set. 76 was the first year Yamaha linked the carbs with a bit of angle iron. This kept the carbs...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 11-29-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,077
Posted By donebysunday
Red

R E D Y O U L I K E ! https://ibb.co/album/gjizOv
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 11-28-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,077
Posted By donebysunday
This guy

I won't drag this out, let me just some it up this guy has no clue, period...
I've a very nice 79 I'm drooling over but no room, 6000 original miles, man says $1800 but $1500 will sell it, dang...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 11-28-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,077
Posted By donebysunday
78/79 xs650

Don't know why anyone would say these are the worst ? I've had about 15 of them out of 75+ total and simple is the word for all of them.Gearing changes piece of cake, electronic iggy, no problem,...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 11-28-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,077
Posted By donebysunday
Travel

Depends on how you travel ? Wife and I would stick to the back roads, 25-65mph and be on the 650 all day (she hates freeways).
I went to the Wild Cat rally and put 750+- miles on in 36 hours using...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 11-27-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,077
Posted By donebysunday
sold ?

The 78XS650SE/79XS650SF had hinged seat and the 80XS650G also, all basically the same seat, very comfortable. 78SE/79SF had points the 80 on had the TCI ign.. The 80 XS650SG had the lift off seat and...
Forum: Members Lounge 11-24-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By donebysunday
Happy Thanksgiving

Think there is a lot left if anyone wants 3rds ?
TO ALL, HAPPY DAYS TO ALL MY XSIVE FRIENDS !
Forum: Members Lounge 11-22-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By donebysunday
Too you too !!!!!

Too you too !!!!!
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