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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion Yesterday, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By DiverRay
Easy, tell here it's $150 to have the local shop...

Easy, tell here it's $150 to have the local shop do it once, or $75 and you can do it as much as you need to.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-19-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 340
Posted By DiverRay
OK, sorry about being so strong, but I didn't...

OK, sorry about being so strong, but I didn't read what you were thinking. I know it's hard when we can't be face to face, working together on this. I love the way these run when right, and hate them...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-19-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 340
Posted By DiverRay
IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU DIDN'T TAKE THEM APART,...

IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU DIDN'T TAKE THEM APART, ONLY THAT YOU TOOK THEM OFF!!
Carbs MUST be synced EVERY time you pull them from the engine. Things move slightly, and that is all it takes. Ask...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-18-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 340
Posted By DiverRay
I purchased mine about 15 years ago, and don't...

I purchased mine about 15 years ago, and don't remember the brand. I did a quick search and came up with these two, one Amazon and one Ebay. The Amazon was a "recommended brand" from another online...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-17-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By DiverRay
Sorry, misread the thread...:eek::rolleyes: I...

Sorry, misread the thread...:eek::rolleyes:
I use marine wire for the same reason. I can buy it at both West Marine AND a local auto parts store.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-17-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 340
Posted By DiverRay
Until carbs are synced with gauges, you can't...

Until carbs are synced with gauges, you can't depend on the idle working.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-16-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 269
Posted By DiverRay
Yes, they are almost the same. I believe they...

Yes, they are almost the same. I believe they have the "YICS" system, a balance tube between all 4 carbs. They DO have the bigger valves, though. It should be easy to block the ports between the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-16-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By DiverRay
8 AWG works well. Be SURE you have the same for...

8 AWG works well. Be SURE you have the same for the ground from Battery to frame, and frame to engine. ONLY USE AUTOMOTIVE TYPE WIRE! ( but YOU know that :>) )
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-16-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 269
Posted By DiverRay
The first stock HD faster than the XS1100 was the...

The first stock HD faster than the XS1100 was the V-Rod! With a little work, you can outrun most Harley's in a "normal" race. I like to race one way, put both bikes in high gear at 30MPH, then roll...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-16-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 269
Posted By DiverRay
The '80 and up are "big valve" heads. The only...

The '80 and up are "big valve" heads. The only thing is the chamber is larger, so compression is down a bit. I think the Wiesco drops to about 9.75:1. You will want the early TCI and advance...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-15-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 269
Posted By DiverRay
Weisco big bore kits, number one. I need to...

Weisco big bore kits, number one.
I need to look up the shop in CA that re-grinds the cams, but they are mostly fro race and not that good on the street. Best thing is get a set of '78 cams and use...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-15-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 340
Posted By DiverRay
Who was the last person to work on the carbs? ...

Who was the last person to work on the carbs?
It looks like they thought you had the later model carbs with "O" rings, and NOT the early WITHOUT. You should be able to just clean the carbs and...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-08-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 692
Posted By DiverRay
Are you sure the bleeder valve is clear? I've had...

Are you sure the bleeder valve is clear? I've had a few with the hole in the bleeder blocked, but it looks good. Pull the valve all the way out and make sure you can see through the center hole. The...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-07-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,629
Posted By DiverRay
Try taking the button assembly apart. clean up...

Try taking the button assembly apart. clean up all the contacts and re-assemble. Just work on the starter button for now, but you may need to do all the contacts as age IS a factor.:rolleyes:(I can't...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-07-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 497
Posted By DiverRay
I've not owned an XJ, but doesn't it have...

I've not owned an XJ, but doesn't it have brushes? If so, try cleaning the area up with crocus cloth, and make sure the insulation between the copper is just below the level of the copper on the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-07-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,629
Posted By DiverRay
Starter button works by grounding a wire. I would...

Starter button works by grounding a wire. I would take apart the right control and check for bad/broken connections inside.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-04-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 497
Posted By DiverRay
Back to basics!!!! CLEAN all your connections,...

Back to basics!!!!
CLEAN all your connections, and this INCLUDES the ground wires. Use the DVM to check your voltage once again. I am thinking the ground from the frame to engine isn't doing it's...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-02-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 692
Posted By DiverRay
It looks like the non OEM bolt should work, with...

It looks like the non OEM bolt should work, with THIN copper washers. Look how thick the washer is on the OEM bolt. Measure the 10mm banjo bolt, add 2 thick washers, and the holes will not line up....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-02-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 497
Posted By DiverRay
+1 on what Mike said. Also, you should clean...

+1 on what Mike said.
Also, you should clean the connections and contacts on the bike. Your voltage drop through the ignition switch/kill switch is a little too much. If you drop below 10.5 the...
Forum: Members Lounge 06-30-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,823
Posted By DiverRay
Pat, I have the fairing motoman gave me years...

Pat, I have the fairing motoman gave me years ago. If you can get close to Santa Cruz area, it's yours! Needs the mount area fixed, but with today's epoxy should be easy. I'm going to be moving to...
Forum: Members Lounge 06-26-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By DiverRay
Dean, I didn't make the photo's either! I KNOW...

Dean,
I didn't make the photo's either! I KNOW I've been in a few of Jerry's pics as well.
Forum: Members Lounge 06-23-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By DiverRay
I did something like that years ago. I built a...

I did something like that years ago. I built a deck that was for the second story MB as part of a remodel. After the inspectors left (this IS Can'taffordya!) I made a roof that was connected at the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-09-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By DiverRay
"New" xs near me!

Stopped for gas at a station near me today and saw a familiar engine profile. There was an XS11!! I asked about it, and the owner said he had it for about 6 months, but was waiting for someone to...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-31-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By DiverRay
I used a nitril O ring set from Harbor Freight to...

I used a nitril O ring set from Harbor Freight to fit one set of carbs. It DID work, but it was hard to insert the first time. I cleaned the old rubber off the "T", used 2 rings per side on the "T",...
Forum: Members Lounge 05-29-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By DiverRay
Mike, The reason the tank has the cracking on...

Mike,
The reason the tank has the cracking on the light color is because it's NOT paint! It's a vinyl "decal" that Yamaha used. They ARE available on fleabay, but I'm not sure of the quality as I've...
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