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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 12-08-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
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Where did you get these? Were they new and...

Where did you get these? Were they new and original Mics?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-28-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 321
Posted By skids
As a part of this, the emulsion tubes are...

As a part of this, the emulsion tubes are affected by the pressed-in jet in the inlet bell of the carb. Put the carb cleaner straw right up to it and spray. Years ago, I got the new correct Micuni...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-24-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By skids
Have you ever had a false neutral between gears? ...

Have you ever had a false neutral between gears? The easier way to get it back into gear is to slow the speed and bring engine speed up accordingly. The dogs and slots would be moving near the same...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-18-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By skids
That sucks. The lip?

That sucks. The lip?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-17-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 314
Posted By skids
I'm with Mike. Peaky torque gives you more of a...

I'm with Mike. Peaky torque gives you more of a charge! If you are thinking long interstate type rides, the 81 can give the best fuel economy with the later carbs and exhaust. The best low-end...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-10-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By skids
You have me beat. I will be 64 in a month.

You have me beat. I will be 64 in a month.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-14-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By skids
Hey, isn't the charging system on the other side...

Hey, isn't the charging system on the other side for an XJ? The pickups would sense the timing plate going in reverse, no? Maybe it doesn't matter at all.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-11-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By skids
Do the specials have petcock valve handles that...

Do the specials have petcock valve handles that are specific for right and left sides? The standards do and if you mix the up, they donít work properly. If you take the petcock apart, you might...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-10-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By skids
You are talking about a special, so I assume you...

You are talking about a special, so I assume you rebuilt the octopus, right? I donít know much about specials but I remember some issues with octi rebuild kits not working properly.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-02-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By skids
Yes, pictures. I have bypassed the RLU on all of...

Yes, pictures. I have bypassed the RLU on all of the XS11ís that I owned because I suspected that they contribute to drawing from the battery. In your case, I wonder if the amp draw for the LEDís...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-20-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By skids
So what if they are Honda? If they fit (don't...

So what if they are Honda? If they fit (don't know) use them.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-19-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By skids
I suggest that you check and clean the clip...

I suggest that you check and clean the clip connector behind the fuse block. There is a 4 wire clip there from the stator (generator) that is prone to corrosion and once that happens, one or more...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-16-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,202
Posted By skids
My thoughts exactly!

My thoughts exactly!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-15-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By skids
Wow! Glad you both came through it OK.

Wow! Glad you both came through it OK.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-14-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By skids
So... enquiring minds want to know. How much...

So... enquiring minds want to know. How much grease was on the splines? I suppose you manually applied grease this time since you had the works apart.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-12-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By skids
Stability issues can also be caused by...

Stability issues can also be caused by mal-adjusted trailing arm bearings. But I think we have taken this tire thread into left field! :D
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-10-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By skids
I have taken apart two 80 Special carbs and one...

I have taken apart two 80 Special carbs and one 81H carb set where none have been apart before. ALL had 110 mains. None of those had the rubber plugs. (None of the 80ís were the transitional carbs...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-07-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By skids
I got my set from ebay and they included wires...

I got my set from ebay and they included wires and plug caps. They were a lot less $US but were a pain to install them.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-07-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 983
Posted By skids
Dielectric grease on battery terminals is great. ...

Dielectric grease on battery terminals is great. That grease in connector clips tends to collect a lot of dust and dirt when you have 2.5 miles of dirt road to access pavement.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-05-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By skids
Well, pilot circuit might be bad, but troubles...

Well, pilot circuit might be bad, but troubles are above 3500rpm?




Very true. Also, strange things can happen with a worn-out exhaust baffle. It can be an rpm range trouble.
Forum: Southwest 08-14-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,370
Posted By skids
Hey Greg, I am just a lurker since I didn't...

Hey Greg, I am just a lurker since I didn't attend, but I would like to see the pix. Where did you post them?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-04-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By skids
Go to the facebook site to increase the odds.

Go to the facebook site to increase the odds.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-04-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By skids
Go to the facebook site to increase the odds.

Go to the facebook site to increase the odds.
Forum: Southwest 07-24-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,370
Posted By skids
I am looking forward to it. Too many medical...

I am looking forward to it. Too many medical things this year.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-24-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By skids
If you use the 4r0 from the 81 you also need the...

If you use the 4r0 from the 81 you also need the ignition advance and you need to bipass the ballast resistor and use 3ohm coils. I have run xs11s with the vacuum nipple on number 2 carb plugged but...
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