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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-29-2014, 01:07 AM
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Posted By Sobitthen
I put it together with the softer one at end...

I put it together with the softer one at end like it came apart...
I had worked on a different master that week and this one was on bench still together, kit matches parts that were in the 1/2...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-28-2014, 03:04 PM
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Posted By Sobitthen
1 of the seals has a few grooves cut near end of...

1 of the seals has a few grooves cut near end of it and neither look like they would stretch over the end. Wonder which is the end one...

I would guess that one stretches over, large end towards...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-28-2014, 02:51 PM
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Posted By Sobitthen
Will have to try your trick on the speedo. ...

Will have to try your trick on the speedo.

Ordered a rear master cylinder kit from K&L, their 32-4033.
It does not match up with what pulls out of the rear when disassembled.
There is no puck...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-19-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Sobitthen
Steering neck pivoted with ease, but could easily...

Steering neck pivoted with ease, but could easily check bearings, I regreased them on my 750 and have spare neck and bearing off from another handy too.

My kid helped me with swapping rear tire...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-18-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Sobitthen
Forgot, the speedo is bad too, odometer work...

Forgot, the speedo is bad too, odometer work properly , the speedo won't go over 35 MPH and is the 160 MPH version... any tricks to freeing these up? Don't have any square spares laying around and...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-18-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Sobitthen
Finally, got to take her out.

Aside from a bad clutch cable, had a nick and water must have corroded it, she is a screamer.
Had to put a Vetter on her, the Pacifico was too damaged at mounting area, bought a plastic welder, but...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-10-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,732
Posted By Sobitthen
1/8 instead of 1/4 pipe for me.

I found that the current holes for the beadlockers were perfect for tapping to 1/8" pipe thread, I saw no reason to enlarge holes to 7/16" to use the 1/4" pipe thread plugs as directed in the forum...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-08-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,732
Posted By Sobitthen
Tubeless is the route I would go, either via my...

Tubeless is the route I would go, either via my other rims or plugging the holes.
I have tap n die set here, would just use aviation form-a-gasket on threads, should seal the threads.
And since...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-08-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,732
Posted By Sobitthen
I have a spare set of rims off my XS750 that are...

I have a spare set of rims off my XS750 that are tubeless, I could have possibly used those, but I think the rears are 18's on the 750's and I just ordered a new 17. The front on the other hand, if...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-08-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,732
Posted By Sobitthen
Question Any trick with the beadlockers?

None of my other bikes had beadlockers before, trying to take the old tire off the rim and not having any fun, marking up my rim.
Loosened the 2 nuts to end, pressed them in as far as they go, broke...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-06-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,732
Posted By Sobitthen
Then I ended up ordering the wrong tire size by...

Then I ended up ordering the wrong tire size by using one of the tire finder guides on the web... Said my rear was a 16 when it was a 17, refused delivery.

The front was made in 1999 a Metzeler...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-04-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,732
Posted By Sobitthen
The 3 ohm coils are what I ordered. ...

The 3 ohm coils are what I ordered.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005G5RDP4/ref=pe_385040_30332190_TE_3p_M3T1_ST1_dp_2 a tad pricier than I wanted to spend.
...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-04-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,732
Posted By Sobitthen
In one of my carb cleaning attempts the bricked...

In one of my carb cleaning attempts the bricked stack of carbs slipped while wearing my rubber gloves and I did break off one of the float bowl supports.

I am pretty keen at fabrication and I took...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-04-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,732
Posted By Sobitthen
My first XS11 Project

Couple weeks ago found a 'deal' on a 1979 XS11 with issues, talked him down to $340 on pricing, near complete, broken fairing, nice king/queen seat, side bags.

Been tinkering on her, at the 3rd...
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