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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion Today, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By DiverRay
can you post a photo or two of the wires as they...

can you post a photo or two of the wires as they are now? It would be nice to see the wires at the coils, with the plug wires on the plugs, the pickup coil wires under the left crank cover, and a...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion Today, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 13
Posted By DiverRay
And the kickstart lever is NOT installed on the...

And the kickstart lever is NOT installed on the engine, but tucked into the frame for emergency use.
If the battery is not fully charged, you will NOT get a spark. You will also need to check the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-16-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,007
Posted By DiverRay
That's why we are here, to help each other. All I...

That's why we are here, to help each other. All I ask is to pass along things as you learn to the next person who needs help.
I actually did a carb sync last year in Colorado at the rally. Bike ran...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-16-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 290
Posted By DiverRay
OK, here is the answer: Buy new gaskets. ...

OK, here is the answer:
Buy new gaskets.
Sorry, but as the old material ages it get VERY brittle. There is nothing you can do to reverse the process.:( Trying to "save" them will take you more time...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-15-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,007
Posted By DiverRay
You WILL need to adjust the idle mixture, and...

You WILL need to adjust the idle mixture, and then do the sync one more time.
For the idle mixture:
1. start at the left OR right carb, your choice.
2. When the engine is warm, and you have the...
Forum: Members Lounge 09-12-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 261
Posted By DiverRay
I agree, probably a scam! But with that said,...

I agree, probably a scam! But with that said, have "friend" meet you at a bank for the transfer. US Bills only, verified by bank BEFORE bike goes anyplace. With that stipulation they probably will...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-11-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 290
Posted By DiverRay
I've just replaced them. If they are hard, and...

I've just replaced them. If they are hard, and they have shrunk, it's not worth the trouble they can cause to try and "fix" them IMHO.
Forum: Members Lounge 09-11-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By DiverRay
There are a few shops that do and will work on...

There are a few shops that do and will work on the bikes. I've found a local shop that the owner has the knowledge to do the work correctly. I'm lucky in that I also have the knowledge, and just need...
Forum: Members Lounge 09-11-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By DiverRay
I know the feeling!!!! just hope you had a great...

I know the feeling!!!! just hope you had a great day, ad MANY more to come!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-10-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 400
Posted By DiverRay
Yes, I can understand this! there are some people...

Yes, I can understand this! there are some people that should not touch a carb system. This is NOT something against them, but is just a fact. I can't do anything but English, and even thn I bugger...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 09-09-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 397
Posted By DiverRay
OK, that link works! It looks like you have the...

OK, that link works! It looks like you have the "new" Kawasaki shield and bar risers. Two great pluses for comfort. You also have an aftermarket muffler, so that's about 16lbs. off the right side of...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 09-08-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 397
Posted By DiverRay
I "fixed" the seat on my Connie. Stock is open...

I "fixed" the seat on my Connie. Stock is open cell foam, formed and setting on the plastic seat pan. I put a 1" sheet of closed cell foam on the pan, cut a little off the drivers part of the seat...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-07-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 400
Posted By DiverRay
Pull the seat and put the fuel tank on the frame,...

Pull the seat and put the fuel tank on the frame, but backwards. You should have fuel line to go to the carbs, and you don't run out of fuel. You CANNOT adjust WITHOUT a good fuel supply, as the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-07-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,007
Posted By DiverRay
It's not that hard. Pull just the top cover and...

It's not that hard. Pull just the top cover and DO NOT try to remove the board!:rolleyes: Take a soldering iron or gun, and heat each solder joint till it melts a little, then move on to the next. IF...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-06-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By DiverRay
Easy! 1. Find a bolt that fits the brake banjo...

Easy!
1. Find a bolt that fits the brake banjo bolt, 10mm if I remember correctly.
2. Loosen the bleeder valve just about 1 turn
3. Connect your grease gun to the bleeder and start to pump. The...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 09-06-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 397
Posted By DiverRay
Just make sure it's the ABS model! A "new" street...

Just make sure it's the ABS model! A "new" street bike without ABS is NOT worth the money, IMHO. I have a LOT of riding under my belt, and the ABS will out-brake me every time. That was one of the...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 09-05-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 397
Posted By DiverRay
I'm trying to sell my 2011 Connie. 56K miles,...

I'm trying to sell my 2011 Connie. 56K miles, heated grips from the factory but no flash on the ECU. I just don't like the amount of work needed to service the bike. It's $1,000 to have someone do a...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-05-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,785
Posted By DiverRay
Phil, Reading the advert it is just the "bulb",...

Phil,
Reading the advert it is just the "bulb", but with an aluminum housing instead of steel or plastic. This would be for cooling of the LED chips. It looks to me as it would work well for a...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-04-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 140
Posted By DiverRay
I'm only about 3 hours away. Let me know if you...

I'm only about 3 hours away. Let me know if you can't figure something out.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-04-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By DiverRay
The screws in the shafts should be "split" on the...

The screws in the shafts should be "split" on the end so they can be peened over after the installation. This will keep the one screw from going into the engine, as it cannot fit back through the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-03-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 140
Posted By DiverRay
Part #36, it fits the Special models ONLY! If you...

Part #36, it fits the Special models ONLY! If you have a Standard part, you will rub! I don't remember the exact difference, but it's about 5mm.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-03-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By DiverRay
Time to take the clutch apart! Replace the...

Time to take the clutch apart! Replace the frictions, de-glaze the steel plates and put in Barnett springs. I use a FLAT surface with crocus cloth to de-glaze the steel plates. You should clean...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-03-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 17,036
Posted By DiverRay
Double check your fuel line for kinks, and...

Double check your fuel line for kinks, and VERIFY!! the carb bowl vent isn't blocked. On the later carbs it's in the intake bell of the carbs. The early carbs have a second "T" above the fuel "T",...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-02-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,785
Posted By DiverRay
As donebysundy said, you need to measure to make...

As donebysundy said, you need to measure to make sure you have the room. Also be aware that the bulb will put out a LOT more heat! You may need to enlarge some of the access holes in the headlight...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-31-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,007
Posted By DiverRay
Check with andreasweiss. He has parts for these,...

Check with andreasweiss. He has parts for these, and lives in Canada. He is close to the border so ships both ways without the usual hassle.
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