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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion Today, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By DiverRay
The '80 and up are "big valve" heads. The only...

The '80 and up are "big valve" heads. The only thing is the chamber is larger, so compression is down a bit. I think the Wiesco drops to about 9.75:1. You will want the early TCI and advance...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion Yesterday, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 62
Posted By DiverRay
Weisco big bore kits, number one. I need to...

Weisco big bore kits, number one.
I need to look up the shop in CA that re-grinds the cams, but they are mostly fro race and not that good on the street. Best thing is get a set of '78 cams and use...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion Yesterday, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 121
Posted By DiverRay
Who was the last person to work on the carbs? ...

Who was the last person to work on the carbs?
It looks like they thought you had the later model carbs with "O" rings, and NOT the early WITHOUT. You should be able to just clean the carbs and...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-08-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 561
Posted By DiverRay
Are you sure the bleeder valve is clear? I've had...

Are you sure the bleeder valve is clear? I've had a few with the hole in the bleeder blocked, but it looks good. Pull the valve all the way out and make sure you can see through the center hole. The...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-07-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,599
Posted By DiverRay
Try taking the button assembly apart. clean up...

Try taking the button assembly apart. clean up all the contacts and re-assemble. Just work on the starter button for now, but you may need to do all the contacts as age IS a factor.:rolleyes:(I can't...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-07-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 490
Posted By DiverRay
I've not owned an XJ, but doesn't it have...

I've not owned an XJ, but doesn't it have brushes? If so, try cleaning the area up with crocus cloth, and make sure the insulation between the copper is just below the level of the copper on the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-07-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,599
Posted By DiverRay
Starter button works by grounding a wire. I would...

Starter button works by grounding a wire. I would take apart the right control and check for bad/broken connections inside.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-04-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 490
Posted By DiverRay
Back to basics!!!! CLEAN all your connections,...

Back to basics!!!!
CLEAN all your connections, and this INCLUDES the ground wires. Use the DVM to check your voltage once again. I am thinking the ground from the frame to engine isn't doing it's...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-02-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 561
Posted By DiverRay
It looks like the non OEM bolt should work, with...

It looks like the non OEM bolt should work, with THIN copper washers. Look how thick the washer is on the OEM bolt. Measure the 10mm banjo bolt, add 2 thick washers, and the holes will not line up....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-02-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 490
Posted By DiverRay
+1 on what Mike said. Also, you should clean...

+1 on what Mike said.
Also, you should clean the connections and contacts on the bike. Your voltage drop through the ignition switch/kill switch is a little too much. If you drop below 10.5 the...
Forum: Members Lounge 06-30-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,812
Posted By DiverRay
Pat, I have the fairing motoman gave me years...

Pat, I have the fairing motoman gave me years ago. If you can get close to Santa Cruz area, it's yours! Needs the mount area fixed, but with today's epoxy should be easy. I'm going to be moving to...
Forum: Members Lounge 06-26-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By DiverRay
Dean, I didn't make the photo's either! I KNOW...

Dean,
I didn't make the photo's either! I KNOW I've been in a few of Jerry's pics as well.
Forum: Members Lounge 06-23-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By DiverRay
I did something like that years ago. I built a...

I did something like that years ago. I built a deck that was for the second story MB as part of a remodel. After the inspectors left (this IS Can'taffordya!) I made a roof that was connected at the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-09-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By DiverRay
"New" xs near me!

Stopped for gas at a station near me today and saw a familiar engine profile. There was an XS11!! I asked about it, and the owner said he had it for about 6 months, but was waiting for someone to...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-31-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By DiverRay
I used a nitril O ring set from Harbor Freight to...

I used a nitril O ring set from Harbor Freight to fit one set of carbs. It DID work, but it was hard to insert the first time. I cleaned the old rubber off the "T", used 2 rings per side on the "T",...
Forum: Members Lounge 05-29-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 623
Posted By DiverRay
Mike, The reason the tank has the cracking on...

Mike,
The reason the tank has the cracking on the light color is because it's NOT paint! It's a vinyl "decal" that Yamaha used. They ARE available on fleabay, but I'm not sure of the quality as I've...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-29-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,874
Posted By DiverRay
I ended up putting another ground from battery to...

I ended up putting another ground from battery to engine on my '79. Seemed to cure the odd problems I was having with it. I used #8 wire, as I had it and connectors available.:D
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-26-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,874
Posted By DiverRay
OK, then go to the ground...wires. Pull all...

OK, then go to the ground...wires. Pull all ground wires and clean, put anti-seize on, and re-connect the screws/bolts.
Next, behind the metal plate holding the fuse block is a six position...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-26-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,874
Posted By DiverRay
If you still have the factory fuse box, REPLACE...

If you still have the factory fuse box, REPLACE IT! The glass fuse holders use spring tension to make good contact. ANY spring looses tension after 30+ years. You can get a five position blade type...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-24-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 434
Posted By DiverRay
Not anymore! The courts have said ALL ONLINE...

Not anymore! The courts have said ALL ONLINE SALES MUST include the sales tax for the location the part is shipping to.
As someone selling a used part from his home, you don't "have" to, but you may...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-23-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By DiverRay
I would check the bearings for sure! You may just...

I would check the bearings for sure! You may just need to adjust the freeplay, or you may need to replace the bearings.
Forum: Members Lounge 05-22-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By DiverRay
I've sent a pm to TC, but no reply as of yet. TC...

I've sent a pm to TC, but no reply as of yet. TC and ekim were the two people I knew of that could fix the situation. ekim is going through some really bad personal issues, and has had to bow out of...
Forum: Members Lounge 05-19-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,393
Posted By DiverRay
Looks good, but you NEED a large tail/stop...

Looks good, but you NEED a large tail/stop light!!
Take it from someone who was rear ended on the freeway.....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-18-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,874
Posted By DiverRay
The special has non-vacuum petcocks, hence the...

The special has non-vacuum petcocks, hence the octy. Here is what I wrote a while ago to someone else about bypassing the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-18-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,874
Posted By DiverRay
Yeah, that's the "octy". Most people bypass and...

Yeah, that's the "octy". Most people bypass and discard it, as it makes it easier to run the fuel lines. It's only reason for being on the bike is to shut off the fuel when the engine is not running....
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