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Forum: Members Lounge 03-18-2019, 10:58 AM
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Posted By skids
That is my kinda road!

That is my kinda road!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-15-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By skids
I think it was Mobil 1 (years ago). Multi...

I think it was Mobil 1 (years ago). Multi viscosity and I cant remember those specs but it was not above 40W.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-15-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By skids
I have never used synthetic MOTORCYCLE oil. I...

I have never used synthetic MOTORCYCLE oil. I have used synthetic oil. In fact, I also have used a lot of synthetic blends as well.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-14-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By skids
I have had issues with slipping starter clutch...

I have had issues with slipping starter clutch when using Syn motor oil. To be fair, I have never used Syn motorcycle oil.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 01-30-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,829
Posted By skids
I am confused by what you say. I thought stock...

I am confused by what you say. I thought stock springs were not progressive except for the 81 models.
Forum: Members Lounge 01-09-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3,210
Views: 333,838
Posted By skids
Nice! So did you need load resistors?

Nice! So did you need load resistors?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 01-07-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By skids
Haha! Ya 3 in-lb is a bit light. I don't know...

Haha! Ya 3 in-lb is a bit light. I don't know what spec is, but I know that they leak if you torque them too much. It makes the contact area on the boot deform.
Forum: Members Lounge 01-06-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3,210
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Posted By skids
Greg, I wish I could have gone for a ride today. ...

Greg, I wish I could have gone for a ride today. Too much snow on the road...
Forum: Members Lounge 12-29-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By skids
Looks like a lot of work in store for you Jeff.

Looks like a lot of work in store for you Jeff.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 12-21-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 702
Posted By skids
Just curious, Because of the amount of air...

Just curious,

Because of the amount of air involved in the forks, if you check the schrader valve for pressure, does the puff of air change the pressure much? (I hope you know what I mean...)
Forum: Members Lounge 12-16-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By skids
Wow! That can't be good...

Wow! That can't be good...
Forum: Members Lounge 12-14-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,953
Posted By skids
Well, the Broncos didn't even show up!

Well, the Broncos didn't even show up!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-29-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By skids
Why say, Mike? Those bolts are torque-tensioned....

Why say, Mike? Those bolts are torque-tensioned. There is likely some adhesion from long term contact. I wouldn’t say loosen them, but instead just break them free by turning counter clockwise a...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-28-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By skids
Thinking back, I did have a mysterious oil seep...

Thinking back, I did have a mysterious oil seep on the right side and it wasnít coming from the valve cover gasket area. I poked some silicone against where it was coming from and it stopped it. I...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-28-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By skids
I am not experienced with head gasket leaks, but...

I am not experienced with head gasket leaks, but if you have one I would expect decreased compression. I am pretty sure that if you do decide to retorque, you need to release torque and retorque...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-28-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,365
Posted By skids
Ken, I did that to a tensioner on one bike, but I...

Ken, I did that to a tensioner on one bike, but I eventually switched over to an ACCT on the other bike, because I just didn’t like the way the stock one worked. Stock tensioners are so iffy with...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-26-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,365
Posted By skids
I first bought one that was on the list that...

I first bought one that was on the list that should have worked. It didn't.

Then I bought one from ebay listed as "1983 Yamaha Venture XVZ1200 XVZ 1200 cam timing chain tensioners" . It was...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-25-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,365
Posted By skids
I hope that you did the oil seals too. Hey, the...

I hope that you did the oil seals too. Hey, the tensioners suck on these machines. The adjuster screws strip very easily and once they do, they slip. If they do slip, they can actually hold the...
Forum: Members Lounge 11-23-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,953
Posted By skids
I wonder if you can? The drive shaft had to have...

I wonder if you can? The drive shaft had to have a collar shim on the xs11ís with the 850 transmission to improve the reach. What would you do to make the drive shaft on the 850 shorter? Maybe my...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-22-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By skids
OK, let me guess. You gave your bike a ride in...

OK, let me guess. You gave your bike a ride in the van. It got so excited that it popped the cap! LOL
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-06-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 29,427
Posted By skids
That is a heck of a deal Andreas.

That is a heck of a deal Andreas.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-05-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 29,427
Posted By skids
True, once they are already bent and don't seat...

True, once they are already bent and don't seat properly the shim clearance will be big. I was speaking of possibilities of not having all bent valves if shim adjustments are loose -- however I am...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-05-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 29,427
Posted By skids
PS, if valve shim clearances are tight there is...

PS, if valve shim clearances are tight there is more of a chance for valve contact and bent valves....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-05-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 29,427
Posted By skids
PS, if valve shim clearances are tight there is...

PS, if valve shim clearances are tight there is more of a chance for valve contact and bent valves....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-05-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 29,427
Posted By skids
Although it could be a possibility to have 4 bent...

Although it could be a possibility to have 4 bent valves, It might not be. If the valves are open during the compression stroke due to chain slip, there may not be bent valves on every cylinder. ...
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