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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-07-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 490
Posted By MPittma100
Electrical Gremlins

Hi Billy,

As connectors corrode over time, they create resistance. Resistance = Heat. That is what you are seeing at these plastic connectors. Sometimes better to remove the connectors and splice...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-05-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By MPittma100
Rear Brake Pads

No, you do not have to remove rear wheel. If you have rear luggage, you may find it to your advantage to remove right rear bag for easy access to pads.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-27-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 257
Posted By MPittma100
Post #2

motoman mentioned that the key goes in part way into side cover lock. He is correct. The key goes in just slightly, not all the way like the ignition switch.
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 06-23-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By MPittma100

Better post some pictures. Nobody buys anything without them.
Forum: Members Lounge 05-28-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 623
Posted By MPittma100
[QUOTE=MaximPhil;511713]NOT rising to this bait...

[QUOTE=MaximPhil;511713]NOT rising to this bait :D:D


I totally agree Phil. Why does anyone think that a cafe racer is an accomplishment of any kind?

Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-11-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,873
Posted By MPittma100

Check the pickup coil wiring for breaks. Search on this site for how to info.
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 04-29-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By MPittma100

Can't believe that no one has pulled the trigger on this Venturer yet?

Forum: Southeast 04-23-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,302
Posted By MPittma100

Hi Jerry,

Agreed - a successful rally. Good that you almost missed the storm. Hope your shoulder is on the mend. Glad you could join us this year. We will likely repeat a trip south near this same...
Forum: Southeast 04-20-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,302
Posted By MPittma100

Right in to the car wash is correct. When lightning strikes within inches of you and your bike, you will find shelter Damn quick! But, we were fine. And BRENT did have his cigar. Rain suits on at...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-15-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 748
Posted By MPittma100
Aftermarket Exhaust

Brian, some or maybe all of the aftermarket exhausts were configured for the mufflers to slip on/off. Thus, four separate header pipes. After a number of years assembled, it normally requires...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-14-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 748
Posted By MPittma100


Have only seen two clamps. Normally the two inside pipes are clamped/removable. The two outside pipes are normally welded to the mufflers.
Whatever your situation is appears to be non...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 04-11-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By MPittma100
1980 Special

1980 Special in Duluth, GA. $1,100.

Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 04-05-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By MPittma100

SF carbs had aluminum tops originally.
Forum: Members Lounge 03-29-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By MPittma100

You just never know where Maximphil is going to show up! Is there more than one of him? He has recently been seen in Colorado, then NM. And somehow makes it to Stecoah, NC in the fall. Things must...
Forum: Members Lounge 03-28-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,103
Posted By MPittma100


You are right. Read the thread-respond accordingly. This is not the place for cry babies and whiners. They need to vent their personal problems some place else. None of us are interested in...
Forum: Members Lounge 03-19-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 758
Posted By MPittma100
Daily Rider

Phil, you may have a record mileage on your F. That says a lot for the bike and the owner. That is a whole lot of seat time.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-12-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By MPittma100

If you haven't yet, check both clutch adjustments before you start throwing parts at it. If you are using synthetic engine oil, the clutch will slip.

Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-09-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By MPittma100

SPEND it! Make it shine.
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 parts for sale. 03-08-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By MPittma100


If you are interested in a smaller tank, I have a brand new NOS 4 gallon tank in the original Yamaha box. It is the diamond silver color. Never been used.
Forum: Southeast 03-07-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,302
Posted By MPittma100
GA-FL Line.

It was only Jeff and I that left Atlanta last year headed to FL. Looks like we are going to have a bigger group this time. The more, the merrier. Looking forward to it. Won't be long now.
Forum: Members Lounge 03-03-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,364
Posted By MPittma100
Logging In

I've noticed for quite some time that there aren't near as many people on the site as there used to be. And we certainly are not going to hear from those who cannot login. I believe that there are a...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-26-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By MPittma100
Led bulb change

Unless, you have changed something on the bike, simply putting 4 LED bulbs in the t/slg locations and adding an LED flasher is all it takes. Brake lights and t/sig are separate on original bike...
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 02-25-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By MPittma100
The 78-79 Standards used a sealed beam. 80-81...

The 78-79 Standards used a sealed beam. 80-81 used the H4 bulb - not a sealed beam. I'm looking for the 80-81 H4 type.

Forum: XS and XJ 1100 parts for sale. 02-24-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 686
Posted By MPittma100
H Tank

The tank auction ended. Did not sell. No bids. Likely will re-list?
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 02-21-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By MPittma100

Look at this group. I heard they were selling the red knob insert. May have knob?
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