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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-27-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By fredintoon
Hi Mike, if ERM83s "clunk" is loose headraces...

Hi Mike,
if ERM83s "clunk" is loose headraces they obviously need to be tightened and with the front wheel propped up off the ground is the way to do it.
But by how much?
Traditionally, they...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-23-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 463
Posted By fredintoon
Hi Mike, the locks on my original Yamaha &...

Hi Mike,
the locks on my original Yamaha & MikesXS replica gas caps all swap no problem
so I'd suppose the lock on a Chinese replica would swap too.
Or there's always plan 2:-
Strip out the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-22-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 463
Posted By fredintoon
Hi oldyam, gas cap gasket is the same one as an...

Hi oldyam,
gas cap gasket is the same one as an XS650 so MikesXS got 'em.
Alas that Mike's current batch of rubber parts is rubbish.
Try Boats or elsewhere for better stuff.
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 05-07-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By fredintoon
What, nobody wants it? One of the very few...

What, nobody wants it?
One of the very few sidecar-ready XS11SGs in North America?
Comes with reduced trail forks, custom sidecar-mounting subframes and a Standard gas tank.
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 04-05-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,147
Posted By fredintoon
Hi done, if it's original paint and still looks...

Hi done,
if it's original paint and still looks OK, best leave it alone for authenticity's sake.
OTOH if the dreaded PO has repainted it, who knows what may be underneath?
One time I bought my...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 04-04-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,147
Posted By fredintoon
Hi done, FWIW a RED (or whatever other colour...

Hi done,
FWIW a RED (or whatever other colour you hate) XS650 can be the colour you want it to be with the careful use of a can of paint.
What with the stock black frame & chrome fenders it's only...
Forum: Members Lounge 03-30-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By fredintoon
Hi Wildkat, please remind this geriatric fart...

Hi Wildkat,
please remind this geriatric fart what it was that got under your skin because I don't remember if I missed the ruction while absent or if I plain ol' forgot about it.
And for your...
Forum: Product Evaluations 03-23-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By fredintoon
Hi Glen, thanks for the information, I've been...

Hi Glen,
thanks for the information, I've been living with 3 naked edge bike tanks for decades that'd be enhanced by that strip. Plus a thin windshield that has it's existing edge trim broken in 2...
Forum: Members Lounge 03-18-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 779
Posted By fredintoon
Hi xs11lover, that sad face reminds me of "The...

Hi xs11lover,
that sad face reminds me of "The Scream". Roadkill as an artform eh?
I do hope the rider survived the incident in better shape than the bike did.
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 03-13-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By fredintoon
Hi done, 'fraid so. I'll be 82 next August...

Hi done,
'fraid so.
I'll be 82 next August and have lost my bottle for riding long distance so most of my current riding is around town which means the XS11 seldom gets out of 3rd gear.
Gonna...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 03-13-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By fredintoon
Xs11sg

"too fast for owner in his old age"
My XS11SG Flying Pumpkin sidecar tug.
See photos in my "Why I ride a sidecar" string.
Pickup in Saskatoon. Open to offers.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-13-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By fredintoon
Hi Billy, "chrome" plating is a 3 layer...

Hi Billy,
"chrome" plating is a 3 layer process.
first layer is copper because it sticks good.
Next layer is the nickel which does the actual protection.
Last layer is the chrome to look pretty....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-14-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By fredintoon
Hi Never2L8, most likely your float needles are...

Hi Never2L8,
most likely your float needles are working OK for their design purpose of controlling fuel flow when the engine is running.
What I'd advise is to convert your vacuum OFF Octopus system...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-02-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By fredintoon
Hi Never2, gas in the oil is a BAD THING. It...

Hi Never2,
gas in the oil is a BAD THING.
It gets there because your carbs' needle valves &/or your gas taps ain't shutting the fuel off as they should when the bike is parked.
Fix the carb...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-02-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By fredintoon
Hi Bill, that'd be me. You are on XS11/XJ11...

Hi Bill,
that'd be me.
You are on XS11/XJ11 discussion right now.
Go back to "forums" scroll way down until you get to "modifications"
Open that forum and click on "wheels and suspension"
Open...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 parts for sale. 06-27-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By fredintoon
Hi Brian, the part is in the mail. tracking...

Hi Brian,
the part is in the mail.
tracking number 0104310000465095
Sent it priority (3 working days) which puts it's delivery on the far side of Canada Day.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-27-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By fredintoon
Hi Bartman, FWIW the visor on the old man's...

Hi Bartman,
FWIW the visor on the old man's full face helmet wouldn't let the bugs get in his teeth.
The wind whipping past a rider's body is an essential part of motorcycling. Windshields is for...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 parts for sale. 06-22-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By fredintoon
Left side engine cover

Genuine Yamaha NOS left side engine cover.
still in it's original box.
Yours for postage from Saskatoon.
Forum: Members Lounge 08-07-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,908
Posted By fredintoon
Hi Jerry, what you asked was how to move the...

Hi Jerry,
what you asked was how to move the chipper to the brush pile and I told you not the easiest but the cheapest way to do that.
Had you asked for a reason to swan off and buy a used crawler...
Forum: Members Lounge 08-01-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,005
Posted By fredintoon
Hi TruthHammer, negative easy-outs. The very...

Hi TruthHammer,
negative easy-outs. The very name is a black lie!
Half the time they don't work and t'other half they snap off in the fastener.
Then you discover that the broken-off end is harder...
Forum: Members Lounge 08-01-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,908
Posted By fredintoon
Hi Jerry, my inner cheapskate would tie a 2 or...

Hi Jerry,
my inner cheapskate would tie a 2 or 3 to 1 block and tackle to a sturdy tree at the high point of your lot and drag the chipper uphill by driving your quad downhill. It'll take a while...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-22-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,258
Posted By fredintoon
Hi Marty, nobody said perfect, eh? And a '79...

Hi Marty,
nobody said perfect, eh? And a '79 leftside cover fits OK on my '80 after I'd worked it over a bit.
Will an '81 cover work on a '79? I dunno but perhaps it's worth a try?
If the not...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-22-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,258
Posted By fredintoon
Hi tcoop, a perfect fit, nah. Could they be...

Hi tcoop,
a perfect fit, nah.
Could they be modified so they'd stay in place and not look too much like orphans?
Maybe.
As I remember, the 79 Special covers both have slots at the top while the...
Forum: Members Lounge 07-22-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,242
Posted By fredintoon
Hi TC, best that he didn't, he might have been...

Hi TC,
best that he didn't, he might have been tempted to buy one of those ergonomic disasters.
Gawd! It's wicked, the way the stylists tried to cripple innocent riders by specifying those...
Forum: Members Lounge 07-22-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,242
Posted By fredintoon
Or, as your dreaded PO has done, the glass tube...

Or, as your dreaded PO has done, the glass tube fuseblock can be replaced by a whole bunch of el-cheapo individual fuses from Bargain Harold Auto.
If it's wired up properly it might even work....
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