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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-07-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By CaptonZap
Didn't think you would.I'm sure you have a better...

Didn't think you would.I'm sure you have a better handle on it than they do. Some people believe in the tooth fairy with the same kind of analytics. What peril? The peril that my greased joint might...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-05-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By CaptonZap
The reason the connector melts is that the metal...

The reason the connector melts is that the metal to metal contact corrodes, which increases the resistance between the two parts, which creates heat, which increases the chemical action in the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-27-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By CaptonZap
Right you are Sid. When you put the two keys...

Right you are Sid.

When you put the two keys together with the bumps down, the grooves are on different sides, thus right and left handed.;)
CZ
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-27-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By CaptonZap
Right you are Sid. When you put the two keys...

Right you are Sid.

When you put the two keys together with the bumps down, the grooves are on different sides, thus right and left handed.
CZ
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-26-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By CaptonZap
Yamaha made right and left hand keys. There...

Yamaha made right and left hand keys.
There should be a number on the lock face, and if the locks, (ignition and cover), are original, the numbers should match.
If the key that goes in the ignition...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-13-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,225
Posted By CaptonZap
What kind of oil did you say you wanted on your...

What kind of oil did you say you wanted on your popcorn?:rolleyes:
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-07-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By CaptonZap
And check for air leaks between the carbs and...

And check for air leaks between the carbs and head.
Propane torch style.
Someone here will explain.
Check it after it has warmed up and started to high idle
Expansion caused by heat is a sneaky...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-28-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,561
Posted By CaptonZap
It sounds like the bike was running on all four...

It sounds like the bike was running on all four when you checked it.
One other thing to remember is that coils sometimes get inoperative after they get warm. The coils expand, and the cracked wire...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 01-02-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By CaptonZap
One other thing to remember is that the TCI shuts...

One other thing to remember is that the TCI shuts off the current to the coils after some seconds, (depending on the condition of some internal components)
if it doesn't get a signal from the pickup...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-29-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,330
Posted By CaptonZap
Drain the oil, and heat it in a pan outside,...

Drain the oil, and heat it in a pan outside, using an electric heating pad.
Bring to a slow simmer, and measure the temperature with a candy thermometer. When it gets to 250 F, let it stew until it...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-22-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,458
Posted By CaptonZap
That only applies if the correct amount of grease...

That only applies if the correct amount of grease IS applied. One or two pumps isn't going to do much good.
When you look at a small one hand grease gun, and notice the size of the cartridge, you...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-28-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,176
Posted By CaptonZap
:(With apologies to The Old Philosopher,...

:(With apologies to The Old Philosopher, (http://www.madmusic.com/song_details.aspx?SongID=270),

You say you parked your XS11 for a few years, and when you took it out of the collapsed shed and...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-05-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,540
Posted By CaptonZap
http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34518&h...

http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34518&highlight=gas+cap+gasket

CZ
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 09-30-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,180
Posted By CaptonZap
https://www.busfreighter.com/our-rates/rate-exampl...

https://www.busfreighter.com/our-rates/rate-examples/
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-30-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,490
Posted By CaptonZap
Hook your meter to the red with yellow wire on...

Hook your meter to the red with yellow wire on the TCI and ground, and turn the key on. You should see half a volt,+/-, less than the voltage at the battery. Push the start button, and you should see...
Forum: Members Lounge 09-26-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 346,381
Posted By CaptonZap
http://craigvetter.com/pages/Online_Store/Replacem...

http://craigvetter.com/pages/Online_Store/Replacement_Parts/Details.html#Anchor-Edging-28258
Forum: Members Lounge 09-07-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,997
Posted By CaptonZap
Try these guys. ...

Try these guys.

http://www.mainelymagnetos.com/magnetosredone.html

CZ
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-16-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,108
Posted By CaptonZap
How much do you want for the THICK shims? The...

How much do you want for the THICK shims? The ones nobody needs?
I have a surface grinder.;)

CZ
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-07-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By CaptonZap
Thanks, should be here by the 14th. A K&L, for...

Thanks, should be here by the 14th.
A K&L, for a few bucks less than anyone else and free shipping. Win,win.:D

CZ
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-07-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By CaptonZap
Brake cylinder rebuild kit question

I need a rebuild kit for the front master cylinder on an 80G.
Are there any vendors I should avoid?
Bike Bandit has a kit for about half of what Partzilla wants. Anybody have experience with Bike...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-29-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,609
Posted By CaptonZap
This, from another forum; Try this hack on...

This, from another forum;

Try this hack on the photo address.
After the .jpg before the [/img] put ~original
.jpg~original[/img]
This will get all the PB photos showing again, for the moment...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 07-12-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By CaptonZap
Or, get one of these. ...

Or, get one of these.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NGK-SPARK-PLUG-Wire-Cable-Splice-Connectors-7mm-Wire-/311196846125

CZ
Forum: Members Lounge 07-12-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,653
Posted By CaptonZap
BING "ceramic exhaust coating", and go from...

BING "ceramic exhaust coating", and go from there. There are a number of different brands.
Most of the coating outfits don't like to do used pipes, so check first with them.
Some will clean the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-01-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,997
Posted By CaptonZap
With apologies to Tom Lehrer Plagiarize,...

With apologies to Tom Lehrer

Plagiarize, plagiarize, plagiarize, let nothing good evade your eyes.

3Phase was the one who posted that color diagram.
I think I lost the link when the computer...
Forum: Southwest 06-29-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 719
Views: 44,839
Posted By CaptonZap
http://ourodyssey.blogspot.com/2008/05/dispersed-c...

http://ourodyssey.blogspot.com/2008/05/dispersed-camping-on-public-lands.html

https://www.tripsavvy.com/dispersed-camping-in-natl-forests-503960
...
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