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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-18-2019, 04:39 PM
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Posted By skids
OK, I guell i am done with this thread. Good...

OK, I guell i am done with this thread. Good luck with those carbs!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-16-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 287
Posted By skids
Is the bottom port drilled all the way through???...

Is the bottom port drilled all the way through??? If so, it is a fuel feed. The model E carbs had ports above the fuel feeds to accomadate breather tees that ran two hoses back to the air box. Did...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-15-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 287
Posted By skids
What I meant to say is ď79/80Ē transitional carbs.

What I meant to say is ď79/80Ē transitional carbs.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-15-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 287
Posted By skids
There are no threads around the fuel valve body. ...

There are no threads around the fuel valve body. It is supposed to have a fiber-washer gasket if it is a 78 carb, not an o-ring. I suspect you have a transitional 78/80 carb bank.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-07-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By skids
K&N b Rebuild kits have the wrong pilot jets. ...

K&N b
Rebuild kits have the wrong pilot jets. They are a different type than the Micunis. Be aware that the float settings (carbs upside down) are not the same as 78 and 79ís. Clymers manuel has...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-06-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,621
Posted By skids
Well, if you used that starter button while...

Well, if you used that starter button while jumping the bike, there isnít anything wrong with it. A stronger battery may overcome a bad connection somewhere(?).
Forum: Southwest 07-04-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,010
Posted By skids
Good, new rubber always make a motorcycle feel...

Good, new rubber always make a motorcycle feel great!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-03-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 492
Posted By skids
If you canít get it to start hot or cold and you...

If you canít get it to start hot or cold and you have spark, it is either fuel supply or compression. If fuel flows on prime settings, the filters are not plugged. Compression is easy-enough to...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-03-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 492
Posted By skids
I would think that the grounding is comparatively...

I would think that the grounding is comparatively better with the plug installed.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-02-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 492
Posted By skids
I also have had issues with restarting after...

I also have had issues with restarting after stopping for lunch. Not so much for a shorter stops like refueling. I know this will not make much sense, but mine started by pulling the choke all the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-28-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 643
Posted By skids
Sooo, you are sure there isnít a clogged bleeder...

Sooo, you are sure there isnít a clogged bleeder valve?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-27-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By skids
I donít think right-handed and left-handed keys...

I donít think right-handed and left-handed keys were in reference to right and left side covers.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-24-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By skids
Try the xs11 facebook site also for selling...

Try the xs11 facebook site also for selling stuff. I think the black box may go for a good price...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-14-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,889
Posted By skids
If I remember correctly, you said problems...

If I remember correctly, you said problems started after washing the bike. This is a common issue with missing ignition, but usually only when not in neutral (in gear) and Scott Compton said the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-12-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,889
Posted By skids
See posts 60 and 62.

See posts 60 and 62.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-09-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By skids
I rode her one last time the morning of the sale....

I rode her one last time the morning of the sale. Great short ride.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-08-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By skids
Well, it got picked-up and hauled off today. The...

Well, it got picked-up and hauled off today. The faring was pretty nice too. In a way was depressing to see it go. I am down to one 1978 E dresser and a Honda 1300ST.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-02-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By skids
Yeah, uh ... I take it back. Leaking is...

Yeah, uh ... I take it back. Leaking is occurring before the fuel valve. My bad.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-01-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By skids
If this is one of your F standards, you should...

If this is one of your F standards, you should also deal with the leaky needle and seat in the fuel valves.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-26-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,889
Posted By skids
Sorry about replying to my own post, but I think...

Sorry about replying to my own post, but I think I need to elaborate on it a bit. Someone described the condition as a stray current when the neutral light is not shining. At that time, the current...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-26-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,889
Posted By skids
There is something out there with neutral switch...

There is something out there with neutral switch circuits and ignition. When it gets wet the ignition circuit can ground out in the splice that is in the skinny loom above the left cover. I have...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-23-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 437
Posted By skids
I like the way you think Fred.

I like the way you think Fred.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-23-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By skids
Me too. Good sound.

Me too. Good sound.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-21-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By skids
The Beast is for sale

Please see
https://cosprings.craigslist.org/mcy/6894093630.html
for my listing of a 1978 model E in Colorado.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-18-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,889
Posted By skids
As I understand it, you lose the automatic fuel...

As I understand it, you lose the automatic fuel flow. The petcocks will need to be turned on and off manually. This would be no big deal breaker to me! My old honda 350XL was like that and you get...
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