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Forum: XS and XJ 1100 parts for sale. 07-12-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By motoman
IIRC, the original seat base had an extra set of...

IIRC, the original seat base had an extra set of holes at rear of seat base in order to re-locate and insert the rubber pad which raised rear portion of seat and doesn't interfere with sidecovers.
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 parts for sale. 07-12-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 62
Posted By motoman
Nice set-up!......which originally came on the...

Nice set-up!......which originally came on the 81Venturer from factory.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-11-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By motoman
Oh yes Jeff, lots of fun and BTDT....once was...

Oh yes Jeff, lots of fun and BTDT....once was enough after getting holder tab soldered back on, after which I switched to a blade type fuse panel.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-07-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By motoman
If original fuse panel is still being used, it...

If original fuse panel is still being used, it DEFINITELY needs to be changed over to the blade type fuse panel!....first order of electrical problem solving for these ole' bikes;).
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-07-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 78
Posted By motoman
Answer to first question is YES. Second question,...

Answer to first question is YES. Second question, Since I live where there's little humidity(10-35%), not an issue. Your location, only you know what that rate would be as far as deteriation.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-06-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By motoman
No axle removal needed. I found in later years,...

No axle removal needed. I found in later years, it has been easier to just remove the right side hard case of my Venturer. Some 35yrs. earlier, for some reason could change the rear brake pads...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-04-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 490
Posted By motoman
+1...very true:).

+1...very true:).
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-03-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 490
Posted By motoman
At this point Billy, with replacing the battery,...

At this point Billy, with replacing the battery, I suggest you also remove the stop/run switch, take it apart(careful of the teeny spring inside), and place switch assembly including switch itself in...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-02-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 490
Posted By motoman
In reference to my previous post, attach volt...

In reference to my previous post, attach volt meter to battery and engage the starter. This will show ACTUAL battery voltage when under load;). When bike is running at idle, this test will also show...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-02-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 490
Posted By motoman
Battery showed charged after being re-charged,...

Battery showed charged after being re-charged, which is just a 'surface charge' at that point. Once a load is applied to battery from starter, its voltage fails way lower than you would think. Have...
Forum: Southwest 06-29-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,858
Posted By motoman
Well, if your still heading north after rally,...

Well, if your still heading north after rally, your welcome and know where we live:).
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 parts for sale. 06-29-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 518
Posted By motoman
..plus the muffler frame mount location is...

..plus the muffler frame mount location is totally different location of frame rail;). You'd have use a flat metal strap to extend that location in order for OEM Standard mufflers to fit a Special...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-28-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 561
Posted By motoman
Is this issue pertaining to your XS11 or your...

Is this issue pertaining to your XS11 or your STeed Dean? If the XS11, interesting situation...….if the ST, right front line is held in place with a retainer clamp on triple clamp and can get...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-25-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By motoman
left front of case has a lock assembly you'll...

left front of case has a lock assembly you'll see. Ignition key goes in lock part way and turns, which releases catch on cover itself.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-24-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,874
Posted By motoman
Good to hear you've had success! May wanna put...

Good to hear you've had success! May wanna put that original ign. switch in a cup of evaporust overnite. After which wash it all out with hot water and blow it out using an air-hose;). Keep for an...
Forum: Members Lounge 06-22-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By motoman
Tapered away from foundation for water run-off....

Tapered away from foundation for water run-off. Not an issue whatsoever for what you have planned.....just a lot of dirt removal:eek:;). May find the wall just below dirt level has a black tar like...
Forum: Members Lounge 06-21-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3,218
Views: 339,966
Posted By motoman
That it is......cept he's missing the traditional...

That it is......cept he's missing the traditional cigar:).
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 06-14-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By motoman
Well, that was my Venturer's cost when I bought...

Well, that was my Venturer's cost when I bought it new in '81;).
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 06-10-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 999
Posted By motoman
dbbrian, I'd actually consider using the Conti Go...

dbbrian, I'd actually consider using the Conti Go variety, front and rear on that XS E model. Work perfect on my Venturer, and have a bit taller/wider profile than all the other brands/models, such...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 06-03-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 999
Posted By motoman
Wow Kurt......looks like a serious science...

Wow Kurt......looks like a serious science project:eek:.
Forum: Southwest 06-03-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,858
Posted By motoman
Campground manager/owner I know well, as him and...

Campground manager/owner I know well, as him and used to work together at CDOT and have off road/four-wheeled with many a time over the years. The campground and area is well above any flood...
Forum: Southwest 06-03-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,858
Posted By motoman
That it did Jeff, but that location is normal for...

That it did Jeff, but that location is normal for that happening when road is cutting out portion of hillside support, creating lack of hillside stability.Familar with all
that Jeff, having been a...
Forum: Southwest 06-03-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,858
Posted By motoman
Never gonna' happen. Last time such a thing took...

Never gonna' happen. Last time such a thing took place was in '72 IIRC. That came about from rains during the fall that lasted solid for 3days and three nights. The whole valley north of United...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-01-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By motoman
I'm sure Diver Ray, 3Phase and a few others here...

I'm sure Diver Ray, 3Phase and a few others here on the site remember and can verify these fire incidenses took place!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-01-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By motoman
As I'm sure you've seen in the past on here,...

As I'm sure you've seen in the past on here, there's been more than one member who had there home, etc. go up in flames:eek: from an XS11's leaky fuel situation. I highly recommend the bike be parked...
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