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Forum: Members Lounge 08-06-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,981
Posted By ruffrider
Thumbs up Welcome

Wow! A great deal and you found the right forum to learn all you'll need to know. You're gonna love your XS. They are great bikes. :)
Forum: Member Locations 08-06-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,652
Posted By ruffrider
Up North

Name: Bill Atkinson
Handle: Ruffrider
Location: Stanwood, WA
Bike: 79XS11sf
Forum: Members Lounge 07-06-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By ruffrider
Thanks and same to you

Thanks for the patriotic greetings! While America is hurting right now from lots of maladies she is still a great country and God Bless her.
Forum: Members Lounge 06-25-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,884
Posted By ruffrider
Tank

Will a Standard tank fit on a special without mods?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-16-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By ruffrider
Floats?

Does your carbs have brass floats? If so, you might want to check them for leaks by putting them in almost boiling water and see if any bubbles come out. I had 3 bad out of four. The floats wouldn't...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-02-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,373
Posted By ruffrider
Cam chain tensioner

How often should you adjust cam chain tensioner? My XS1100sf has 16k on it. I don't hear any valve noise or chain sloppiness.
Forum: Members Lounge 06-02-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 25,569
Posted By ruffrider
Mbs

I confess, I've got MBS, and yet some may come and go but my XS isn't going any where but down the road with me on it.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-05-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,435
Posted By ruffrider
Well, thanks for all the replies but what I was...

Well, thanks for all the replies but what I was hoping for was the dimensions so as to find a cheaper alternative. I'll measure the old broken one I guess.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-05-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,435
Posted By ruffrider
Thanks Phil

Thanks Phil
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-04-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,435
Posted By ruffrider
Yes, the O-ring around the lever is what my...

Yes, the O-ring around the lever is what my question is about. does anyone know the specs? Thanks
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-04-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,435
Posted By ruffrider
The O-ring I'm talking about is the one behind...

The O-ring I'm talking about is the one behind the lever that shuts off the gas. I want to get some spares without having to buy the whole rebuild kit
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-01-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,435
Posted By ruffrider
Petcock O-ring

Does anyone know off the top of thier head the O-ring size for the fuel petcock? Thanks, Ruffrider
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 12-16-2009, 12:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By ruffrider
Thanks for the replies guys. I'm going to give it...

Thanks for the replies guys. I'm going to give it a pass. It was on FleaBay for 15 bucks NOS. So if you know of anyone with a 650 maybe they could jump on it. Search for: Fork Brace, Tweek bar for...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 12-14-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,028
Posted By ruffrider
Fork geometry

Does anyone know if the XS650 forks are the same dimensions as the Eleven?? I want to know if a fork brace from a 650 will work on a XS1100.
Forum: Members Lounge 12-08-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,557
Posted By ruffrider
Nice going. I rode my 79 sf to my Mom's last...

Nice going. I rode my 79 sf to my Mom's last Friday, which is about 140 miles round trip. The temp was about 30* and I did put the hand warmers in my gloves. I wasn't cold at all except about 20...
Forum: Members Lounge 12-07-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,282
Posted By ruffrider
Nice job Kat! Thanks for all your hard work on...

Nice job Kat! Thanks for all your hard work on the calender. Lots of awesome 11's ( and mine too). We're lucky to have you. Hugs....Ruffrider
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 10-14-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,250
Posted By ruffrider
My 2 cents worth. I ride with and work with alot...

My 2 cents worth. I ride with and work with alot of Harley riders. And I gotta say that though I've gotten some peer pressure to buy Harley, when I ride either My 75 Wing or the XS1100 I get only...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-14-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By ruffrider
Randy, I got mine in the mail yesterday. Thanks...

Randy, I got mine in the mail yesterday. Thanks again for your hard work on this. Ruffrider
Forum: Members Lounge 08-17-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 25,569
Posted By ruffrider
It's a keeper

I was lucky enough to inherit my 79 XS1100 sf from a friend who passed away 2 years ago. It took me several hours of patient TLC and research on this great site to get her running again.(It sat for 5...
Forum: Members Lounge 08-17-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,195
Posted By ruffrider
Can't Wait!

Sweet, I can't wait to see the first issue and will be sure to subscribe. Thanks Mitch for coming to XS11.
Forum: Members Lounge 07-12-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,620
Posted By ruffrider
Kinda proud

My baby
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Forum: Talk about the Goodies 07-10-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,940
Posted By ruffrider
I know a guy.....

Who has an embroidery machine and he says that the logo on a hat(s) would be a piece of cake. If we could get the blessings of the power's that be we could make a little $$ for the site. Whoever is...
Forum: Members Lounge 07-10-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,392
Posted By ruffrider
Thumbs up right on

Nice bike! It looks like the kitty is ready to go fast
Forum: Ride Reports 07-03-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By ruffrider
Thanks guys for replys

Hey thanks for reading my thread about the first jaunt of any length with my resurrected XS. Here's a pic with no bugs (finally got around to cleaning her up) And Rush, I'd love to ride with you...
Forum: Ride Reports 06-30-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By ruffrider
Bronze Butt?

I just returned from my first long journey on the 79 special. My boss's wedding took place in Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, which is about 425 miles from Stanwood,WA. Some friends and I left about 7 am to...
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