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Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 09-29-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,181
Posted By tarzan
I have a 79Fframe I bought from a guy on here a...

I have a 79Fframe I bought from a guy on here a few years ago. If I remember correctly, the shipping was about $100 at the time.i have the title, but I never transferred it.
I will sell this one...
Forum: Members Lounge 07-16-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,873
Posted By tarzan
myac455, I live in Chandler and have some...

myac455,

I live in Chandler and have some parts. Let me know what you need. Also, Bobs Motorcycle Salvage in South Phoenix usually has plenty of Xs parts. I was just down there last weekend for a...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-23-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,312
Posted By tarzan
You could just remake that center hollow shaft....

You could just remake that center hollow shaft. Just make it a little taller so the reluctant ends up where you want it.
That part would be fairly easy to machine.

As far as positioning the...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 06-17-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By tarzan
You should ride one. They are surprisingly...

You should ride one. They are surprisingly nimble. Cast aluminum frame keeps it rigid so it doesn't flex like steel tubing. Also a very comfortable bike. It is a love it or hate it thing as far as...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-27-2017, 04:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,785
Posted By tarzan
Ya, advance only rattles under load and at...

Ya, advance only rattles under load and at mid-ish rpm range. So probably more like time chain, unless it's a metalic knock, which would be lower end problem
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-26-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,348
Posted By tarzan
I have used the JBM replacements on several...

I have used the JBM replacements on several bikes. They are very good quality and easy to install. They will last for a long time. They are a much better solution than using 35 year old used ones
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-26-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,785
Posted By tarzan
There was a technical service bulletin related to...

There was a technical service bulletin related to the 80 engine regarding the vacuum advance. It would cause a knock, however it was determined not to cause damage to the engine. It was just...
Forum: Members Lounge 02-21-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,475
Posted By tarzan
Oops, I even read that, and it was like I was...

Oops, I even read that, and it was like I was listening to my wife ask me to take out the trash.I didn't even hear what I was reading.
Forum: Members Lounge 02-21-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,475
Posted By tarzan
I hav a frame

I have a 79 standard frame that I would sell to $100 plus shipping. I have the title. I bought it from a guy off this site a few years ago and never used it.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-12-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By tarzan
Thanks guys. Yes, that makes sense TC. Thank you....

Thanks guys. Yes, that makes sense TC. Thank you. Sometimes the obvious is staring me right in the face and I look right past it. I thought I transferred them as they were. I just tested the wires...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-12-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By tarzan
Ignition problem

I am working on a bike for a friend. It came to me with the fuse block hanging off the side and the headlight apart. The starter button is broken. I was able to get it to start by bypassing the...
Forum: Southwest 12-17-2016, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,472
Posted By tarzan
I may be able to help you out. What problems are...

I may be able to help you out. What problems are you having?
BTW, I'm off the 101 and Chandler blvd.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-31-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,955
Posted By tarzan
There is a 4 digit key code on the lock. Take...

There is a 4 digit key code on the lock. Take that to a locksmith and he can cut one from that. I have done that with several XS's I have bought.
Forum: Forum How To 09-22-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,373
Posted By tarzan
I recovered a couple of my XS seats a few years...

I recovered a couple of my XS seats a few years back. I went to Joanne's fabrics and got Vinyl, marine grade is best. I used my old seat as a pattern, which was a challenge due to the rips and tears...
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 06-20-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,521
Posted By tarzan
Just repair the post. There are a few different...

Just repair the post. There are a few different very good ways to fix a post. Just search the site a little.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 01-06-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,783
Posted By tarzan
That's a nice tripl behind your 1100. Is that an...

That's a nice tripl behind your 1100. Is that an xs850?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-08-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By tarzan
I had one doing that once when I bought it. It...

I had one doing that once when I bought it. It turned out it had a shorted alternator wire running along the bottom of the frame. It had a cut or melted area that let the wire touch the frame.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-16-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,183
Posted By tarzan
I read through this thread loosely and noticed...

I read through this thread loosely and noticed the subject of P/U coil wires mentioned briefly. I would look closer at that if I were you. You mentioned you have a second set of them. Why not swap...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-15-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,509
Posted By tarzan
I'm glad I could help Paul. You should post a pic...

I'm glad I could help Paul. You should post a pic of your bike here so everyone can enjoy it. It's a nice one.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-31-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,509
Posted By tarzan
Ok, sounds good. I have a motion pro carb tuner...

Ok, sounds good. I have a motion pro carb tuner if you don't have sync tools.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-30-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,509
Posted By tarzan
B2b, I am in Chandler myself. I have rebuilt...

B2b,
I am in Chandler myself. I have rebuilt several racks of these carbs and have owned several xs1100's. If you need a hand sorting it out, I can help you with it.
These guys here are an...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 01-20-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 878
Posted By tarzan
It sounds like the float valves are leaking to...

It sounds like the float valves are leaking to me. I would pulled the carbs and go through them. I see a thorough carb cleaning and rebuild in your near future.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 12-26-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,338
Posted By tarzan
I know Greg prefers to install the swapped washer...

I know Greg prefers to install the swapped washer and wear it in like that.i know several guys here do it like that. But I have done a couple of these too, and I prefer to grind a small chamfer on...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 12-01-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,888
Posted By tarzan
Each man to himself, I learned a long time ago...

Each man to himself, I learned a long time ago that if I put something together that doesn't feel right, that I often times have problems after assembly. You are probably right on this one Greg and...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-30-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,888
Posted By tarzan
When I did the washer swap on the LG I was...

When I did the washer swap on the LG I was grinding the gears on a couple months ago, I had the same problem with the gear not spinning freely. The problem is that the gear has a radius in it to...
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