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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-22-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,164
Posted By Mendizale
Hey guys, Thanks so much for your help. ...

Hey guys,

Thanks so much for your help. I've been away from the bike for a while, but I'll try your suggestions when I return.

Thanks again,

Mendi
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-15-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,164
Posted By Mendizale
Check Oil/Brake Light

Hi all,

So the light came on and hasn't gone away for a few hundred miles, despite the oil being just fine and the brake light and brakes working perfectly. I seem to remember that there's...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-07-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,572
Posted By Mendizale
Help with an unlikely choice

Hi there,

So, I'm presented with an unfortunate situation--my XS11 is my main means of transport, and he's acting up. Having acquired a job in Olympia after 8 months of spirit-crushing failure, I...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 02-22-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,332
Posted By Mendizale
Re-Post: '79 XS 11 for sale in W. Washington

A bit brutalized for my taste, but neat, if you're into that aesthetic.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/mcy/2864914116.html
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-23-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,654
Posted By Mendizale
Hello all, Thanks for the thoughts and...

Hello all,

Thanks for the thoughts and diagnoses. I'll be making the return leg Friday, but so far it has only affected the start-up routine. That is, the actual riding seems fine, though this...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-21-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,654
Posted By Mendizale
Seeking wisdom: hard start developed

Hello again,

So, I've just finished the first half of a 1000+ mile round trip, and after the first couple hundred, the starting has become quite difficult. Even with a warm engine, I sometimes...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-18-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,351
Posted By Mendizale
Well, the new rear brake pads are installed. The...

Well, the new rear brake pads are installed. The last two days have been kind of a milestone for me: I installed new rear pads, T.C.'s fuse box solution, and Tkat's fork brace. On top of...
Forum: Members Lounge 06-17-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,194
Posted By Mendizale
This song got me through my MA thesis.

This song got me through my MA thesis.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-16-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By Mendizale
Might help to post a picture of what you have, so...

Might help to post a picture of what you have, so the experts can chime in with greater precision.
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 parts for sale. 06-16-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,377
Posted By Mendizale
Engine guards?

Engine guards?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-16-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,351
Posted By Mendizale
Also, I have the option to drive a few miles to...

Also, I have the option to drive a few miles to pick up some EMGO pads for about $20. Are they any good? Anything I should be aware of?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-16-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,351
Posted By Mendizale
Drilled Rotors

Drilling the rotors seems very appealing, but I might have to wait till the winter to get to it (or be able to afford it).

Should the pads really last that long--40k-50k miles? Mine have no grab...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-16-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,351
Posted By Mendizale
Sintered vs "organic" brake pads

To each his own, but my understanding of sintered pads is that, due to the increased metal content, they grab more and are hotter, and are therefore harder on rotors. At least this is true for cars...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-16-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,351
Posted By Mendizale
Brake Pad Compatibility

On the contrary, it's exactly what I wanted to know! I'm sure this info is available several times over on this site, but I was having trouble finding it. If it isn't clear from all of my previous...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-16-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By Mendizale
Well, I was able to come up with a fix, but...

Well, I was able to come up with a fix, but before reading your suggestions. Lacking a vise, I picked a horizontal line of honeycomb in the middle (vertically) of the filter, and snipped every other...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-16-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,351
Posted By Mendizale
So I'm hearing two different things: that all...

So I'm hearing two different things: that all the rears are the same (and are the same as the fronts for standards but not specials), and that the rears are not the same between specials and...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-16-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By Mendizale
Just checked, and that's not the problem. If I...

Just checked, and that's not the problem. If I had a second set of hands, or some clamps, maybe I could get it...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-15-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By Mendizale
If I'm not mistaken (50-50 chance), if they're...

If I'm not mistaken (50-50 chance), if they're not all screwed in, then there's a crack all around the filter box for unfiltered air to get in to the carburetors and combustion chambers. My...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-15-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By Mendizale
Airbox with OEM Filter: Fitting Issues

I'm having a hell of a time securing the wing nuts of the airbox after installing a new OEM air filter--it's almost as if the filter is too tall. I can get the two forward nuts, but the aft ones...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-14-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,351
Posted By Mendizale
Break Pad Wear

The reason I'm looking into new pads is that the rear brake has taken on a slight grating sensation as I apply it, and stopping power has decreased noticeably. I'm assuming worn out pads, but I...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-14-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,351
Posted By Mendizale
Do all of the XS models share the same rear pads?

Do all of the XS models share the same rear pads?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-14-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,351
Posted By Mendizale
Rear Brake Pad Part Number

Hello,

I need to replace my rear brake pads, and I'm having trouble identifying a part number, so I can order them or call around. I'm sure you all know this off the top of your heads...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-14-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,029
Posted By Mendizale
I think Andreas (andreashweiss) just got a clean...

I think Andreas (andreashweiss) just got a clean standard ('81 SG) to part out. PM for the mufflers?
Forum: Members Lounge 06-13-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,203
Posted By Mendizale
Glad to hear she's mostly okay, and game to get...

Glad to hear she's mostly okay, and game to get back in the saddle. As concerned we all are for beginning riders--and for your friend, in this particular instance--I was more concerned that you...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-13-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,334
Posted By Mendizale
Alright, I'll look for test leads and multimeter...

Alright, I'll look for test leads and multimeter wires (I've searched the site to no avail).

I haven't polished up the cover yet--although I might pick up the cleaner/soak materials today...I'm...
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