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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-15-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 935
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
Might want to try a slide hammer bearing puller. ...

Might want to try a slide hammer bearing puller. That's how I've gotten wheel bearings and bearings out of Harley cases before because usually they have a lip on them or something that makes sure...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-15-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,691
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
I can attest to the semi-gloss as well. had it...

I can attest to the semi-gloss as well. had it recommended to me on this site and it's held up better than the original frame paint...

Read the instructions on the VHT paint carefully though...it...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-14-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
Like on my '78 when I would downshift and the...

Like on my '78 when I would downshift and the bike would go crooked from the swing arm sliding back and forth.... :eek:
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 08-14-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,099
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
It's all about finding the right buyer and hope...

It's all about finding the right buyer and hope that he's searching on craigslist at the moment you're selling. The guys who scan CL all the time for these bikes are either die-hards (like us)...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-14-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,838
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
Oh, I forgot to ask. Is the vacuum advance...

Oh, I forgot to ask. Is the vacuum advance hooked up? The amount of advance you get is highly affected by air flow restriction. I have numbers laying around here somewhere of vac advance amount at...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-13-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,233
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
If you can, take pictures too! Everyone loves...

If you can, take pictures too! Everyone loves pictures and they'll help clear up any discrepancies.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-13-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,233
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
That will change because that's the part of the...

That will change because that's the part of the fork that compresses.........

Align the caps with the top tree and you're good...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-13-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,233
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
My forks are dead on and wheel is perfectly...

My forks are dead on and wheel is perfectly centered but my fender is off a tad after slide down my forks ~1" if that makes you feel any better.

Can't figure out why the fender wants to do it's...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-12-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
Wow! Those are really cheap. I've been meaning...

Wow! Those are really cheap. I've been meaning to replace mine since I have sort of a mixed and matched set but the assemblies are $45 EACH on ebay.

Guess I should have just asked here.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-12-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,838
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
Are the new carbs with stocking jetting? To me,...

Are the new carbs with stocking jetting? To me, it sounds like you have a weak spark or bad plugs or a combo. If the stock mixture is "too rich" then all you're doing by running with no filters is...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-12-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 29,377
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
Sounds a little bit like you might have a rusty...

Sounds a little bit like you might have a rusty valve from sitting over the winter just from the timing and that nothing has changed between riding seasons. If you didn't start the bike for 4-6...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 parts for sale. 08-11-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,276
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
At $150 plus shipping we're talking almost $200...

At $150 plus shipping we're talking almost $200 to get it to their front door. The paint job is obviously non-factory so it's not going to match anybody's existing bike (side cover, cowling, etc.)...
Forum: Members Lounge 08-10-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
1500 Miles this Summer - Thanks XS11.com!

Just wanted to give a thanks to everyone who makes this site what it is. Just passed 1500 miles on my '79F this summer and I couldn't have done it without the help of this site.

When I bought...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 parts for sale. 08-07-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,599
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
What kind of fairing is that? And where do I get...

What kind of fairing is that? And where do I get one!? :eek:
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-05-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,674
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
Point taken. I'll just refer to a specific...

Point taken. I'll just refer to a specific thread next time or at minimum provide criteria to use in the search function.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-05-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,841
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
I've only had the heads off my bike twice but...

I've only had the heads off my bike twice but technically couldn't you just undo the cam bearing caps after taking the CCT off and unhook the cam chain from the sprockets to be able to rotate it and...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-04-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,674
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
Kind of clearly said that I wasn't 100% sure and...

Kind of clearly said that I wasn't 100% sure and that he should wait for a second opinion. Missed the "recent" situation someone went through but I did read a thread about mixing pistons and heads...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-04-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,674
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
You would still need to take the head off to get...

You would still need to take the head off to get those threads repaired...I don't know of any shop that would take a hand drill to an aluminum engine block to drill out heat stressed, broken off...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-04-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,674
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
IIRC, you can use early heads (78/79) with late...

IIRC, you can use early heads (78/79) with late pistons (80/81) but not late heads on early pistons from what I remember. The valves are larger on late heads and I think it will create a collision...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-01-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,767
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
Theses problems are sort of hard to track down if...

Theses problems are sort of hard to track down if you're not that familiar with electrical circuits. The key is really to identify what should be happening and compare that to what is happening.
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Forum: Members Lounge 07-30-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,454
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
Wow, didn't know that. Really interesting now...

Wow, didn't know that. Really interesting now that I looked it up.
Forum: Members Lounge 07-30-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,454
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
EDTA is a good solution too. For $20 you can...

EDTA is a good solution too. For $20 you can make ~43L of rust remover. It is "rumored" to be the active chelating agent in Evapo-Rust but obviously significantly cheaper.
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 07-10-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,481
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
I might be being a bit of a hipster here but I'm...

I might be being a bit of a hipster here but I'm getting real tired of seeing hack job 650s. The demand for them is up because of the availability of bolt-on "upgrades". They aren't particularily...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-10-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,602
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
If you want to replace bolts, as mentioned above,...

If you want to replace bolts, as mentioned above, make sure you go with high grade bolts as he suggested. I made the mistake of putting some poopy nuts in my head as a replacement for the cam...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-10-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,289
Posted By D0wn5h1ft
After reading your response I think I'll have to...

After reading your response I think I'll have to revise my original statement. I had completely forgot about the shim tool because of the nightmare I went through changing out my shims (slipped a...
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