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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-20-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By ERM83
sorry to be a space case...

still haven't really gotten to tear into the petcocks or not, but I put inline shut-off valves on there just for insurance for the time being. so, I DO know that everything was put back together...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-10-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By ERM83
I just got rid of the octy a few days ago...going...

I just got rid of the octy a few days ago...going gravity feed! SO MUCH CLEANER under there...I'm lovin' it. I already had all the habits of using a gravity feed already, so I'm not sure why I didn't...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-10-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By ERM83
Petcocks leaking despite rebuild??

the left one has a very slow leak, but the right...is pretty nuts. It only stays off when I turn it right over the faceplate screw between off/on. I just noticed this, being that I took the octy off...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-04-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By ERM83
It's just dim after it warms; up completely....

It's just dim after it warms; up completely. It'll stay on until she's warmed up, or even after it is, but until I actually hit the road.




HAHA, yep...same here! I have a bunch of friends...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-02-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By ERM83
LED headlight question!

Back in april, I put in a "biyaco" brand LED headlight from amazon, intended for harleys. It was $75, and I love it. The only *slight* obstacle was tapping the halo wire in, and other than that, two...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-21-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By ERM83
Good deal, thanks guys! I've never had to try to...

Good deal, thanks guys! I've never had to try to outsource these things, so I apologize for the stupid questions! I've got a slight leak, so I'm just going to get brand new ones and be done with it....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-20-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By ERM83
Is it possible to find flange adapters / split collars anywhere?!

I need them for an 80' SG. I've tried for QUITE a few hours (seriously), and all I can find is Honda replacements...and pretty much Honda only, haha. This is for a MAC 4-1, by the way. I'm at the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-08-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By ERM83
If I lived in Colorado, I'd have a REALLY hard...

If I lived in Colorado, I'd have a REALLY hard time not snagging this! I've been busting my ass at work to buy a 74' rd350...but if this were in Louisville, I'd be WAY tempted! BEAUTIFUL bike!!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-07-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By ERM83
Anywhere I can buy brand new mixture screws (79 SF carbs)

Been looking around like crazy...the main question is, do I have to buy a full rebuild kit?? The only thing wrong is that I discovered a couple of broken ones on my last carb-synch. Weird, because I...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-24-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By ERM83
Thanks, Ray! I've never messed with the steering...

Thanks, Ray! I've never messed with the steering bearing, but I have to do the fork oil, so...why not just replace it, yeah?? If anyone has any other possible explanations / fixes, throw'em at me!! ...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-23-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 620
Posted By ERM83
No way, really?? I didn't know that myself! I...

No way, really?? I didn't know that myself! I didn't notice, as I bought a ACCT off there a month ago...still only cost me $12! Pristine shape; from a Raptor.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-23-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By ERM83
Got a *clunk* in the front when braking...

Everything is GREAT with the bike so far...my last problem was a bunk ignition coil. One of the wires that connects to the actual threaded contact was apparently juuuuuuust about to snap (hence...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-23-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 620
Posted By ERM83
Hey, man...I actually just changed my vent gasket...

Hey, man...I actually just changed my vent gasket a couple of weeks ago. I believe it's in the tech-tips (I would link it, but my mouse just died, and my freakin' keyboard's right click DOESN'T WORK...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-09-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By ERM83
I tried using a heat gun as well...no dice. the...

I tried using a heat gun as well...no dice. the tire is SOOOOO close...it just looks off a bit on one quadrant (which I thought would fill in). Is there anything I can use to fill in that gap?? I'm...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-09-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By ERM83
So, I've officially tried every possible trick...

So, I've officially tried every possible trick you can as of now. no matter what, still an air leak, always on one side. when I try to push to seal it, it doesn't work, or just moves to another spot....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-09-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By ERM83
new tire WILL NOT fill.

It was put on correctly.

brand new michelin commander II; correct size (100/90 b19).

leaking out of the rim.

took wheel weights off to see if that helped...of course it didn't.

took it to...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-09-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,068
Posted By ERM83
the advance is good to go...just re-checked the...

the advance is good to go...just re-checked the movement in everything again, as I went through the whole thing when these problems first started...failed to mention that earlier. Meaning, I didn't...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-09-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,068
Posted By ERM83
HAHA...sorry to alarm ya...

I DEFINITELY bypassed the ballast resistor before installation. I researched that THOROUGHLY before installing, I promise!!!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-07-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,068
Posted By ERM83
Update...

Still having a slight bogging issue...it isn't as bad, but definitely still there. Here's the current symptoms:

On startup, it sound like garbage. On full choke from the first start of the day, it...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-29-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,068
Posted By ERM83
Thumbs up Think i got it...

First thing I did was check the TCI, and their connections. TCI (was a quick and easy check...why not) and the connections were beautiful...ZERO corrosion. Then, it was on to the plugs / wires. I...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-29-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,068
Posted By ERM83
Update...

changed out the vacuum caps...didn't do a damn thing. :(

Greg: mine KINDA sounds like that...except it blatantly sounds choppy / cutting out...like, I pretty much have to start out in first gear...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-27-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,068
Posted By ERM83
So, it isn't the kill switch, or the ground. Went...

So, it isn't the kill switch, or the ground. Went through the carbs again because I had time / could take them inside after it got dark. Set the floats near perfect, even though they weren't far off....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-26-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,068
Posted By ERM83
OH - I already checked the P/U wires...they're...

OH - I already checked the P/U wires...they're good to go. THEY BETTER BE, because I got an unused, whole P/U rig at my local bike shop! what a score that was, lemme tell ya...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-26-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,068
Posted By ERM83
thanks, guys...

I'm gonna go check the run/stop switch, ground wire, and the vacuum lines first right quick. the battery is only a few months old, and the carbs were JUST cleaned...so I'm hoping it's one of the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-24-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,068
Posted By ERM83
Been a while, guys! I'm having a bogging issue...

So (I dunno why the font is so big...not on my computer, which I need to fix), my 80 SG is having a bogging issue at take off/ low RPM. Sometimes it does it during idle as well...comes and goes. Sort...
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