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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-10-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 165
Posted By MPittma100
How To Fix

Still leaks? Will have to pull it back apart and look for obvious causes of leaks, put another kit in it, or replace the petcock assembly. Some have fed all 4 carbs off of 1 petcock. And it works. If...
Forum: Southeast 10-09-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,886
Posted By MPittma100
A Little TLC

Is all it takes to keep these bikes going. 40 years in service so far. How far can they go? Good job Brent. Glad to see you back on the Vintage Yamaha!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-11-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 317
Posted By MPittma100
SG Jets

Marty, Yamaha manual says the SG came with 110s 1-4.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-11-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 317
Posted By MPittma100
1981 XS1100H Venturer

I have not had carbs apart on this bike before. I have a Yamaha service manual that shows 110 main jets on 1-4 cylinders.
Forum: Members Lounge 09-11-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 346,481
Posted By MPittma100
Tires

I looked at that site along with several others. They did not have a better price at the time.
Forum: Members Lounge 09-10-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 346,481
Posted By MPittma100
Tire Purchase

I found a tire dealer that had the best prices:

https://www.americanmototire.com/

They ship from many locations (for free) by picking the closest warehouse to you.
Forum: Southeast 09-10-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 218
Posted By MPittma100
All The People - All The Time

Iron Horse improvements are good improvements! It is the biker's premier place to stay in the Great Smoky Mountains. I'm sure if our rally wasn't there in a few weeks, the place would still be...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-09-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By MPittma100
Coils

Looks to be a proper kit. Good work by them.

Mike
Forum: Members Lounge 09-09-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 346,481
Posted By MPittma100
Finally-Tire Test

Hi Brian, took a 285 mile ride today. First ride with the new Conti Go tires. I am pleased so far. Previous Metzler front tire caused an understeer. New tire corrected that issue. There was a high...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-05-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By MPittma100
Talking No Peril nun

Hi Marty, as is normal, there are pros and cons for any usage of any particular product. Di-electric/silicone grease is not a bad thing. I have not experienced problems caused by this product. It has...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-05-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 318
Posted By MPittma100
Load Rating

Load rating is based per axle. Load ratings can be different per tire if they are running single or double _ I.e. dually. As in one ton truck. Yamaha specs a certain weight per axle. These combined...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-03-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By MPittma100
Melted

Hi Billy, Improve your chassis grounds to direct battery grounds. Will prevent this problem from reoccurring. Poor (chassis) grounds cause resistance. Resistance causes heat. Heat melts plastic...
Forum: Members Lounge 09-02-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 346,481
Posted By MPittma100
Continental Go

Hi Brian, I thought I answered this previously, but don't see my response? Anyway, I have not ridden yet on the new Conti Gos. But soon will and looking forward to doing so. Running Metzlers before....
Forum: Members Lounge 08-30-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By MPittma100
What

Didn't see that. $19.95 is much easier to live with.
Forum: Members Lounge 08-29-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By MPittma100
NOS Part

How is $19.95 for a 40 year old NOS part TOO MUCH!
Forum: Southeast 08-27-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,886
Posted By MPittma100
Countdown

Tick Tock!

Only 4 Days Left!
Forum: Members Lounge 08-22-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 346,481
Posted By MPittma100
Venturer Upgrades

Been riding my Venturer for several years now. No complaints. About 4 months ago I changed out all lights to LED bulbs. Battery/charging system has never been happier.

Most recently I added some...
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 08-17-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By MPittma100
Exhaust black chrome

Let me know what you find out about restoring the black chrome on the exhaust. I have not been able to find a source for this.

Much appreciated, Mike
Forum: Southeast 08-10-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,886
Posted By MPittma100
Now is the Time

To get your bike prepped for the trip and rides that you want to go on in the NC/TN mountains. An oil change, a tune up, and maybe a new tire or 2 might be some of the things we need to do to be...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-05-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By MPittma100
Cams

There should be a noticeable performance enhancement from increased compression ratio alone. Hard to speculate if cam swapping would yield more performance. Limitations will be air intake and exhaust...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-25-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By MPittma100
O Rings

These O Rings are still available at Partzilla.com.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-18-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By MPittma100
Battery Ground

Good deal. Doing so will keep future gremlins at bay.
Forum: Southeast 07-17-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,886
Posted By MPittma100
Vyr 2019

It's about time to get these old 2-wheelers tuned and polished and point them towards the Ironhorse in the Smoky Mountains. Gonna be fun! See you there.

Mike
Forum: Ride Reports 07-17-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By MPittma100
Thumbs up Trip

Hi Greg, That is a lot of seat time. I know you are enjoying it. Glad Okie is hanging in there. I have been a lot of places, but not your area - yet. Maybe one day. Stay safe.

Mike
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-17-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 494
Posted By MPittma100
Street

Unless you are going to race this bike, build the engine to street specs. You will be glad you did.

Mike
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