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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-14-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,517
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Engine Stutter

The carbs on my bike have never been quite right. The engine stutters only under hard acceleration. The only reason it pops out of 1st gear is due to a hard down shift most likely a bent fork if I...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-03-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,517
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Question Engine stutter under acceleration Happy 4th of July

Well, it has been a while since I last posted anything. My XJ 1100 is running as best as can be expected. I do notice that under acceleration even when the engine is warmed up under acceleration in...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-20-2016, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,397
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Question Idle speed

I was wondering about this subject about my 82 xj1100. It came to mind while watching an episode of Wheeler Dealers on Velocity. Ed China was tuning the carb on a 79 Honda cvcc and it got me...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-06-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Smile Easy???

Ronz you and I have two different ideas of easy. I did the plugs out 5th gear trick to rotate and line up the timing marks to adjust the cam chain. It took some muscling of the rear tire to line up...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-04-2016, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Question Clutch Slippage

I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July our nation's 240th birthday. It has been awhile since I posted but the issue I am having is that under a hard load the clutch will slip a bit. I know...
Forum: Members Lounge 12-06-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,787
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Smile Motorcycle Models

I don't know about you, money is tight almost non-existent that is major reason why my XJ11 is my only bike. I got a 1:6 scale XS 1100 midnight special model for my birthday last year and I made it...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 12-06-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,011
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Talking Toyota i-Road

Has anyone had a chance to read about the Toyota i-Road? Would anyone consider buying one? I my opinion, I would seriously consider buying one depending on range and cost. I really like how it leans...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 12-04-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,343
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Question Fuel E-15

What kind of fuel do you use in your bike? My XJ11 seems to run fine on the E-10 that is currently on the market. Now Obama's jack booted eco thugs wants us to start using E-15. I am very protective...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-02-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Question Bearing Service

While my bike now has just ticked off the 12,000mi. mark and having no clue if the bearings were ever serviced my attention is drawn to the fact is that they are 33 years old. I believe all that hold...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-01-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Question Luggage

For some time now I have wanted saddle bags, but this is a bit daunting since the XJ is not a big stretched out cruiser with all that much room. Passenger quarters are fairly tight I noticed after...
Forum: Product Evaluations 08-04-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,927
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Smile Windshield for XJ 1100 Slipstreamer Spitfire

A riding buddy just recently on a whim purchased a used (in very good condition) Slipstreamer Spitfire windshield M-3 AS-6. I have wanted a windscreen for sometime now. Since the XJ has the wacky...
Forum: Members Lounge 08-04-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,964
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Smile Twist of the Wrist

Has anyone ever read Keith Code's Twist of the Wrist? or has seen the video? I know many of those whom subscribe to this fourm have been riding for years, but I have found that the information very...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-03-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,357
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Smile Tires and performance

I will admit the XJ is not exactly a canyon carver, but yet for what it is and as heavy as it is, the XJ is fairly agile.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-02-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,357
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Smile Tires and performance

Other than a wind shield I jerry rigged and some blue leds behind the clocks the bike is bone stock and unmodded. With the new tires and a softer compound the bike grips the chassis is very stable...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-30-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,357
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Performance-leaning

My first attempt didn't work and all that typing on this tablet went to on waist. To sum up what I just lost is this. Has changing to newer more modern tires given your bike better cornering...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-28-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,886
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Question XJ lcd display question mystery?

I just bought a cheap pair of polarized sunglasses i noticed a black blob on the lcd warning display panel and when I take off the glasses the black blob dissappears? It is there if the bike is on or...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-24-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,522
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Question Bel-Ray Big Twin Tranny oil

The riding season in Milwaukee is getting to it's peak but, who knows? The air show is in town and that maybe something to check out since last year the lake caused a fog out. I was going through my...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-12-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,510
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Question Repair Manual

Happy Belated 4th of July. I tried to get to the lakefront for Milwaukee's fireworks display but there was so much traffic crawling at a snails pace my XJ overheated the engine started to stumble...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-04-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,118
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Question Maintenance Question "what to grease?"

Having just replaced my tires on my XJ11 during the process I looked at the wheel bearings and it appears that they are sealed bearings and should I be concerned with the condition of the grease...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-01-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,067
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Smile 20-50w oil swap

I just finished swapping the 10-40w oil for 20-50w oil in my xj I am noticing that the transmission shifts quite a bit quieter and the clutch has qite a bit more bite than before. The first gear...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-27-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,752
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Question Engine speed at freeway speeds

Quick question since it has been awhile since I have ridden my XJ11 is the tach needle normally in the 4000 range on the freeway? I know every time I get in the freeway I always find myself reaching...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-27-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,073
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Question Suspension settings

Since I have again started riding my XJ since my April fools day crash in 2010 I now remember how rough theses Milwaukee roads are and how they just beat up my butt (and the seat doesn't help the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-20-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,895
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Talking Tires, Transmission and stuff

Thanks to all the people who gave me the advice about my tranny, what motor oil to use and the tire tips. I did buy some a pair of Kenda K 671 the price was right and are load rated C and H rated...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-07-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,162
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Thank for all the information

Thanks for giving me a better understanding of what is going on in the transmission.

Location:

Birthplace of Harley Davidson.

I live only a mile from the old Capitol Drive engine plant. The...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-05-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,162
Posted By mwsxj1100j
Cool Need help with technical understanding

In 2010 I got in an accident got hit on my xj1100 well I got a big fat nothing from the accident not even enough to fix my bike. There was much more damage to me than the bike. Now part of my thigh...
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