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Forum: Battery & Electrical 08-11-2003, 08:23 AM
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Common Spark Plug Conditions

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Forum: Miscellaneous Tips 09-06-2002, 07:47 AM
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Posted By xs11
What do all those acronyms and terms mean?

Mailing lists and email have increased the usage of acronyms into our lives. Here are some of the ones most commonly in use here.
AFAIK - as far as I know
ATGATT - All The Gear All The Time
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Forum: Wheels & Suspension 07-28-2002, 04:23 PM
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Views: 12,823
Posted By xs11
Home Brewed Tire Mounting and Balancing

Home Brewed Tire Mounting and Balancing
by Mike Saar

What is involved in mounting and balancing a motorcycle tire?

Mounting and balancing a motorcycle tire is the same as a car or bicycle...
Forum: Battery & Electrical 07-28-2002, 04:01 PM
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Views: 14,683
Posted By xs11
XS11 Ignition Coils FAQ

XS11 Ignition Coils FAQ
by Mike Saar, edited by JP Honeywell

Last updated: Tuesday, 26-Feb-2002 12:18:13 MST

How do I know when I need to replace my coils?

You may notice that the engine...
Forum: Miscellaneous Tips 07-16-2002, 07:12 PM
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Views: 17,996
Posted By xs11
Serial Number & Model Identification

US Models:

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Forum: Carburetors & Fuel System 07-15-2002, 09:16 PM
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Views: 21,182
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Jetting Recommendations

Jetting Recommendations
by Denny Zander

Here is a simple set of jetting guidelines that have worked for me. For those considering jet changes, this might help select a starting point.

1 jet...
Forum: Miscellaneous Tips 06-21-2002, 07:55 PM
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Views: 6,308
Posted By xs11
Winter Storage Tips

Winter Storage Tips
by <A HREF=mailto:ron@fc.hp.com>Ron Miller</A>
rec.motorcycles newsgroup
Last update: 4/19/1995

The topic come up every year about this time. Better to do it now than to...
Forum: Miscellaneous Tips 06-21-2002, 07:26 PM
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Views: 8,192
Posted By xs11
Buying a Used Motorcycle - What to look for...and why

Buying a Used Motorcycle
What to look for...and why
by Robert Scott-Buccleuch
edited by JP Honeywell

Every disclaimer you have ever heard or read about applies. Follow the links to find out...
Forum: Miscellaneous Tips 06-21-2002, 06:05 PM
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Views: 8,250
Posted By xs11
Building and Using a Leakdown Tester - A Better Way

Building and Using a Leakdown Tester
A Better Way
by Mike Nixon

Everyone remembers how to do a compression test: Screw in the tester, flip the kill switch to "off", hold the throttle wide open,...
Forum: Miscellaneous Tips 06-21-2002, 05:46 PM
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Views: 7,221
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Leaded vs. Unleaded

Leaded vs. Unleaded
Jurek Zarzycki

Yamaha stated that the XS11 was designed for unleaded gas which was required in Japan and Europe long before it was required in USA. They said that if you are...
Forum: Miscellaneous Tips 06-21-2002, 05:11 PM
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Views: 6,401
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Cleaning Grease Off Your Hands

Cleaning Grease Off Your Hands

Joseph Haller
Just got through with a particularly nasty car project and as I was cleaning up it occurred to me that this tip might be of interest. As some of you...
Forum: Miscellaneous Tips 06-21-2002, 05:05 PM
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Views: 6,823
Posted By xs11
Shop Tools - Mechanics' Definitions (Humor)

Shop Tools
Mechanics' Definitions (Humor)

<DL><DT>DRILL PRESS</DT><DD>A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Tips 06-21-2002, 04:32 PM
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Views: 8,044
Posted By xs11
Where Does the Gas Go?

Where Does the Gas Go?
Rick Jemison

If the petcock is leaking the gas will go down to the carb inlet needle/seat and stop. If the needle/seat also leaks then the float bowl will fill up.

From...
Forum: Miscellaneous Tips 06-21-2002, 04:22 PM
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Views: 7,147
Posted By xs11
"Wander" and Tire Shimmy

"Wander" and Tire Shimmy

Kerry Wood
Will fork braces eliminate that awful shimmy when you drive over parallel groves and cracks in the pavement, the kind that make your motorcycle feel like it...
Forum: Miscellaneous Tips 06-21-2002, 04:13 PM
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Views: 7,879
Posted By xs11
Making a New Windshield - Save a buck or make it custom

Making a New Windshield
Save a buck or make it custom

<a href="mailto:kmtalbot@rctvonline.net">Ken Talbot</a>
To replace the windshield on SWMBO's 'H, I bought a 2 foot square piece of Lexan...
Forum: Riding Tips 06-21-2002, 04:01 PM
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Views: 6,866
Posted By xs11
Post Encounter with Road Rage i.e. Let the Wookie win

Encounter with Road Rage
by Joseph Zulaski

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Date: Thu, 31 Dec 1998

Well, I was almost killed yesterday on my...
Forum: Riding Tips 06-21-2002, 03:56 PM
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Views: 6,538
Posted By xs11
Post Advice on passing the position of the sun makes a difference

Be careful passing with the sun at your back
from Leland Kornhaus of the LD Riders list, September 1998

Whenever the sun is directly behind you, particularly if it's in your mirrors, be very...
Forum: Riding Tips 06-21-2002, 03:54 PM
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Views: 6,897
Posted By xs11
Post Keeping cool on long trips

Keeping cool on long trips
from Ron Ayres, Iron Butt Association

On those hot summer days when you're sweating in your helmet, try this trick. When you stop at the gas station that has those...
Forum: Riding Tips 06-21-2002, 03:46 PM
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Views: 7,668
Posted By xs11
Post How to pick up a fallen motorcycle

How to pick up a fallen motorcycle
from America's Backroad Reader, June 1997
The right way makes it easy, the wrong way will send you to a chiropractor, or worse.

Even a big touring bike can be...
Forum: Ride Reports 06-21-2002, 01:48 PM
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Views: 1,497
Posted By xs11
Post XS/XJ 1100 Northwest 1999

XS/XJ 1100 Northwest 1999

September 17-19
Kent, Washington, U.S.A.
By Gary Berg, with photos by Mike Hart and Denny Zander
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Forum: Miscellaneous Tips 06-21-2002, 01:30 PM
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Views: 8,712
Posted By xs11
Build Your Own FRS / CB Radio J-Box

Build Your Own FRS / CB Radio J-Box
by <A href="mailto:wescameron@prodigy.net">Wes Cameron</A>
from the Concours Owners Group

Here's a project you can build if you're trying to add music and a...
Forum: Ride Reports 06-21-2002, 01:16 PM
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Views: 1,769
Posted By xs11
Post Tulip Festival - Ride Report by Gary Berg

Tulip Festival - Ride Report by Gary Berg
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Mt. Vernon, Washington
April 16, 1999

[Photo] (http://home.mindspring.com/~gary.berg/Motorcycles/nwbiker/tulip9.jpg)...
Forum: Other 06-21-2002, 07:38 AM
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Views: 7,176
Posted By xs11
Installing Jardine 4 into 2 Slip-On Mufflers

Installing Jardine 4 into 2 Slip-On Mufflers
by John G. Aghajanian, Ph.D.

I installed my Jardine 4 into 2 slip-on mufflers recently. It was the appropriate time since my front wheel and forks...
Forum: Other 06-21-2002, 07:06 AM
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Views: 6,066
Posted By xs11
Repairing the Posts on Side Cover Emblems

Repairing the Posts on Side Cover Emblems
by Ken Talbot

If you do break off one of the posts, all is still not lost. The pair of emblems I got from the boneyard for SWMBO's 'H had a broken post....
Forum: Transmission 06-21-2002, 06:35 AM
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Views: 10,448
Posted By xs11
The Second Gear Removal Procedure

The Second Gear Removal Procedure
by Ken Talbot

First off, we need to correct a slight misunderstanding. When you have "second gear problems", the problem is actually wear on the three dogs on...
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