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Forum: XS and XJ 1100 parts for sale. 11-10-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By motoman
Welcome....and replace the floatneedles so fuel...

Welcome....and replace the floatneedles so fuel doesn't over fill the float bowls and run into crankcase. Also, float bowl fuel levels have to be same height in all four carbs at 3mm down from carb...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 parts for sale. 11-09-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By motoman
Remove diaphragm assemblies off top of carbs and...

Remove diaphragm assemblies off top of carbs and put a few drops of Kroil around slide assemblies and let sit for a bit. Then try and work slides up and down a bit before removing them;).
Forum: Members Lounge 11-07-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By motoman
Answer to first question: Maxim Phil had it...

Answer to first question: Maxim Phil had it correct, Bridgestone. Least that's what came on my Venturer when I purchased it new May 1981.
Although, at that time, they were conventional size not 90...
Forum: Members Lounge 10-25-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By motoman
Good to hear you've got all moved and settling in...

Good to hear you've got all moved and settling in Ray:).
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-19-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By motoman
BTW, plug-in for stop/run switch is under fuel...

BTW, plug-in for stop/run switch is under fuel tank against right top frame rail.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-19-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By motoman
I suggest starting with battery. P,ut a 1amp...

I suggest starting with battery. P,ut a 1amp charger on batt. for a few hours, then check batt. voltage. should be at 12.8-13.1 volts. If that checks out good, key on, no running bike, unplug and...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-14-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 376
Posted By motoman
Yep....missin' a couple volts to coils will...

Yep....missin' a couple volts to coils will definitely make it run rich. 110 mains across all four carbs as long as carbs are original Special carbs having the 5GL16 metering rods,(factory correct)...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-14-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 376
Posted By motoman
Lilely worked okay for ya Marty, if that's on the...

Lilely worked okay for ya Marty, if that's on the same bike I sat on when you, I, Jeff and Brent met for lunch that time, halfway between Atlanta and Columbus Georgia;).
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-12-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By motoman
Nope, shown o-ring IS correct. Clean those...

Nope, shown o-ring IS correct. Clean those splines and final drive spines.....re-lube them with the special Moly for that application, which you can purchase from your local Honda dealer;). BTW,...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-12-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By motoman
Excellent choice dbbrian, with chosing to go with...

Excellent choice dbbrian, with chosing to go with the 15w fork oil. As the older and usage of these ole' bikes get, upping the anne from factory 10w oil usage to 15w compensates for the teeny...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-12-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 376
Posted By motoman
For Texin and you alls information, the Specials...

For Texin and you alls information, the Specials ONLY uses 5GL16 metering rods...numbering/lettering found on side near top of metering rods. Venturers use a different numbering metering rods. Also,...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-05-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By motoman
Load rating of the tires IS inmaterial, as this...

Load rating of the tires IS inmaterial, as this is determined to be higher by manufacturer than necessary for liability reasons;). BTW, same goes for speed rating, as this is determined at a...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-05-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By motoman
As Jeff stated, pilot jets ARE restricted....

As Jeff stated, pilot jets ARE restricted. Metering hole in them is even too small to insert a point of a needle through. Inspect them internally using a magnifying glass. Internally, they are...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-03-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By motoman
Highly recommend your last choice listed....

Highly recommend your last choice listed. Conti-Go is on both front and rear of my Venturer(81H). Over a 38yr., have run bout every tire brand on market on my Venturer. The Continential Go have found...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-11-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By motoman
First suspect would be one of the ignition module...

First suspect would be one of the ignition module wires is broken internally. Using both hands, pull every ignition module wire every inch trying to separate wire which will determine where internal...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 parts for sale. 07-12-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By motoman
IIRC, the original seat base had an extra set of...

IIRC, the original seat base had an extra set of holes at rear of seat base in order to re-locate and insert the rubber pad which raised rear portion of seat and doesn't interfere with sidecovers.
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 parts for sale. 07-12-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By motoman
Nice set-up!......which originally came on the...

Nice set-up!......which originally came on the 81Venturer from factory.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-11-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By motoman
Oh yes Jeff, lots of fun and BTDT....once was...

Oh yes Jeff, lots of fun and BTDT....once was enough after getting holder tab soldered back on, after which I switched to a blade type fuse panel.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-07-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By motoman
If original fuse panel is still being used, it...

If original fuse panel is still being used, it DEFINITELY needs to be changed over to the blade type fuse panel!....first order of electrical problem solving for these ole' bikes;).
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-07-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By motoman
Answer to first question is YES. Second question,...

Answer to first question is YES. Second question, Since I live where there's little humidity(10-35%), not an issue. Your location, only you know what that rate would be as far as deteriation.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-06-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By motoman
No axle removal needed. I found in later years,...

No axle removal needed. I found in later years, it has been easier to just remove the right side hard case of my Venturer. Some 35yrs. earlier, for some reason could change the rear brake pads...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-04-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,100
Posted By motoman
+1...very true:).

+1...very true:).
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-03-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,100
Posted By motoman
At this point Billy, with replacing the battery,...

At this point Billy, with replacing the battery, I suggest you also remove the stop/run switch, take it apart(careful of the teeny spring inside), and place switch assembly including switch itself in...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-02-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,100
Posted By motoman
In reference to my previous post, attach volt...

In reference to my previous post, attach volt meter to battery and engage the starter. This will show ACTUAL battery voltage when under load;). When bike is running at idle, this test will also show...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-02-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,100
Posted By motoman
Battery showed charged after being re-charged,...

Battery showed charged after being re-charged, which is just a 'surface charge' at that point. Once a load is applied to battery from starter, its voltage fails way lower than you would think. Have...
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