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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-06-2018, 10:12 AM
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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, 09:31 PM
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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, 06:59 PM
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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, 06:39 PM
Replies: 295
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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, 06:32 PM
Replies: 295
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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. ...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-05-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 295
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Posted By skids
OK, I’ll bite. Adjust your cam chain for correct...

OK, I’ll bite. Adjust your cam chain for correct timing. Then do a compression check. At least you will get an idea which cylinder’s valves are affected. You will not know however if it is the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-04-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 295
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Posted By skids
I don't know, but you might need to explore the...

I don't know, but you might need to explore the need for a different float valve needle to work with those plastic floats.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-02-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By skids
It sounds like you are done wrenching on XS11s. ...

It sounds like you are done wrenching on XS11s. If you are still into bikes, you might consider something more modern for less wrenching. The first day of a wreck is not as painful as the following...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-02-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 195
Posted By skids
I had an H model. Best riding position IMO. The...

I had an H model. Best riding position IMO. The bars are a bit higher to clear the tank. The seat was very comfy to me. I tried the nakid look (no plastic) but it looked a bit odd with the mongo...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-01-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By skids
Glad you are reasonably OK. I hope you heal...

Glad you are reasonably OK. I hope you heal quickly.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-30-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By skids
Does yours have a sealed glass headlight? One of...

Does yours have a sealed glass headlight? One of my 78's had one, a Stanley, and I bought a housing/lens and went with a Sylvania H4 bulb (I think).
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-29-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 901
Posted By skids
I have no problem with the fit of the K&N...

I have no problem with the fit of the K&N washables. However, I had some gasoline in the airbox that caused one to shrink to where it would NOT fit around the bottom flange. That was along time ago...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-29-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 901
Posted By skids
They do not work with 78 airboxes because the...

They do not work with 78 airboxes because the clips that hold the wing nuts dig into the foam. I had to use a steak knife to get the airbox apart. That is tough foam! Total disaster at the same...
Forum: Members Lounge 10-19-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 931
Posted By skids
I hope you and your Doctor can figure out what...

I hope you and your Doctor can figure out what caused you to pass out. Hopefully it is easily treatable.
Forum: Members Lounge 10-17-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3,198
Views: 322,552
Posted By skids
You canít argue with succcess.

You canít argue with succcess.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-17-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 901
Posted By skids
I was also talking about screwing multi meter...

I was also talking about screwing multi meter readings, and that the readings at idle SHOULD be fairly steady because basically you are only going to get battery voltage at idle. The alternator...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-16-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 901
Posted By skids
You may be right about the VR being bad. On the...

You may be right about the VR being bad. On the other hand, at idle the reading should be relatively constant but should slowly drop as the battery is being taxed. You might want to test again with...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-15-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 901
Posted By skids
The stock Volt regulator is frame grounded. ...

The stock Volt regulator is frame grounded. Remove the volt regulator and scrape some paint at the contact surface with the frame. Clean up the volt regulator at its contact surface also. This is...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-13-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 901
Posted By skids
No, they did not. You canít paste pics on this...

No, they did not. You canít paste pics on this site. You need to direct the pic to an internet site as far as I know.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-12-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By skids
Do a little research on the install. I did it...

Do a little research on the install. I did it and the mounting bolts need to be a bit shorter than stock to prevent them from bottoming out.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-12-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By skids
No 2 does look oil-fouled to some extent. You...

No 2 does look oil-fouled to some extent. You can go to a hotter plug like a BP6ES instead of standard BP7ES. Also, I have found that using NeverSeize can make the plugs turn black. I do recommend...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-11-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By skids
Damn, that is crazy cold.

Damn, that is crazy cold.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-11-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By skids
Put to bed for the winter

It has been lightly snowing at night for 4 nights in a row. It was depressing, but I put the 2 xs11's in the shed for the winter, while the drive to it was still accessible. I still need to block...
Forum: Members Lounge 10-10-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By skids
Greg, go ahead and rub it in. :) You can use...

Greg, go ahead and rub it in. :) You can use that warm weather to ride as you probably need it.
Forum: Members Lounge 10-10-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By skids
The ground is white today. 28F this morning. ...

The ground is white today. 28F this morning. Yesterday there was freezing fog in the morning. The XS11s are covered with a thin layer of snow. I am just waiting for the road to the shed to dry...
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