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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-29-2017, 05:39 PM
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Posted By sparkfly88
I missed out a year or two ago when it came...

I missed out a year or two ago when it came around the area.

I cant wait to start riding around here! this place is wonderful
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-29-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,442
Posted By sparkfly88
for all I know it could even be the coils...they...

for all I know it could even be the coils...they are those problematic ones that people were running for a while before it was figured out they were junk...

the coils where the connectors would...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-29-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,442
Posted By sparkfly88
the ballast resistor has been long gone for a...

the ballast resistor has been long gone for a while. does that change your instruction at all?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-29-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,442
Posted By sparkfly88
almost a year later and I'm finally going to be...

almost a year later and I'm finally going to be tackling this problem...life got in the way and the bike has been mothballed till now.. :(
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-29-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By sparkfly88
Well, I'm back..

It's been a while since I've been on here...heck, its been a while since I've even rode...

A while back while heading out to work I lost all spark in my poor bike...since then, my headgasket in my...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-05-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,442
Posted By sparkfly88
Well, repaired that... No change. Still...

Well, repaired that... No change.

Still zero spark on all cylinders.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-05-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,442
Posted By sparkfly88
Just found a broken and completely separated wire...

Just found a broken and completely separated wire in the spark advance. A previous repair from a while back I did.

I forget if that would cause a no spark situation, I'm repairing regardless.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-05-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,442
Posted By sparkfly88
So, I rechecked my bypass of the handlebar kill...

So, I rechecked my bypass of the handlebar kill switch, and all is fine there.

Still no spark on any of my four cylinders.
My Subaru has its own problems as well after rebuilding the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-22-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,442
Posted By sparkfly88
I lied. I could get it to restart fine... The...

I lied.
I could get it to restart fine... The moment it sits... Its back to square one.

I thought I had it all set, buttoned it up and did some laps around the neighborhood.. It died all the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-21-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,442
Posted By sparkfly88
Well, that was easy. Loose connection on the...

Well, that was easy. Loose connection on the ICU.
I removed some of the dielectric grease I had on the connections and boom, fired right up.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-20-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,442
Posted By sparkfly88
Kill switch has already been completely bypassed...

Kill switch has already been completely bypassed from another problem I was having. I only use the key.

1 and 4 are on the same circuit? I couldnt remmeber, they were just the easiest to check...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-20-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,442
Posted By sparkfly88
Parked bike yesterday, this morning... No spark.

My Subarus engine is out doing headgaskets on it, heads are at shop being machined..

Been riding Excelsior to work and back lately... Ran fine yesterday, went to start it this morning, no...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-04-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By sparkfly88
Finally put the seat on a couple weeks ago. ...

Finally put the seat on a couple weeks ago.
Been riding as my DD again, my Subis headgaskets blew, so that engine is apart right now.


The seat riding position is AWESOME, but its slightly...
Forum: Members Lounge 02-26-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By sparkfly88
House exploded!

Well, not mine... But down the road.

It shook my whole house... So I went and investigated on Excelsior!

Everyone else had to walk because the street was choked with vehicles.

I slid on...
Forum: Members Lounge 11-06-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By sparkfly88
I have returned!

After riding Excelsior every day while I was selling my jeep, kinda killed the novelty of riding......

Well, I sold my jeep and bought a Subaru Forester, which I LOVEEEEEE.

Been working on the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-13-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By sparkfly88
Oh. Well that kinda sucks it isn't OE. But at...

Oh. Well that kinda sucks it isn't OE. But at least it won't rust!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-12-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By sparkfly88
Early seat from eBay for Excelsior 69.99 shipped!

The one that came with my bike was rotted in half... The foam was shot the cover was shot..

So I bought an early 80s king queen seat to deal with for temp.

Till now!

Scavenged eBay for a...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-22-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By sparkfly88
In my attempt to keep everything as oe as...

In my attempt to keep everything as oe as possible, when I bypassed the kill switch, I left the connector in there, and bypassed it after that.

That was my issue. That connector must have...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-17-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By sparkfly88
I will check. Maybe something loosened up...

I will check.

Maybe something loosened up...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-17-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By sparkfly88
All the lights turn on...everything...

All the lights turn on...everything functions...EXCEPT the starter button...
When solinnoid is jumped...itll run fine, untill I let go..then it dies instantly!:eek:
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-17-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By sparkfly88
:rolleyes: Great...I get to dive into that thing...

:rolleyes: Great...I get to dive into that thing again? lol!


What a pain it was with all that solder....


But wait...isnt that just a starter solinoid?
If it isnt functioning...the bike...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-17-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By sparkfly88
The starter solinoid I rebuilt a month or two...

The starter solinoid I rebuilt a month or two ago...

The right hand controls connector, and kill switch has been removed and baypassed already.

I'm at a loss what it could be:p

Tomorrow I'll...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-17-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By sparkfly88
Died in my driveway.....ugh

I was on my way to work...well, I thought I was.

Had Excelsior warmed up...and started backing out of the drive..just before I hit the thottle to go...it died..I couldnt get it to turn over.

...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-07-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,656
Posted By sparkfly88
I've always like gauges on everything as...

I've always like gauges on everything as well...for curiosity ive almost bought one of these multiple times, but I keep holding off

...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-07-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By sparkfly88
I finished it off with 0000 steel wool. WOW it...

I finished it off with 0000 steel wool. WOW it was beautiful.

Installed and bled out. works great!:D
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