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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 01-02-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By CaptonZap
One other thing to remember is that the TCI shuts...

One other thing to remember is that the TCI shuts off the current to the coils after some seconds, (depending on the condition of some internal components)
if it doesn't get a signal from the pickup...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-29-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By CaptonZap
Drain the oil, and heat it in a pan outside,...

Drain the oil, and heat it in a pan outside, using an electric heating pad.
Bring to a slow simmer, and measure the temperature with a candy thermometer. When it gets to 250 F, let it stew until it...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-22-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,830
Posted By CaptonZap
That only applies if the correct amount of grease...

That only applies if the correct amount of grease IS applied. One or two pumps isn't going to do much good.
When you look at a small one hand grease gun, and notice the size of the cartridge, you...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-28-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,455
Posted By CaptonZap
:(With apologies to The Old Philosopher,...

:(With apologies to The Old Philosopher, (http://www.madmusic.com/song_details.aspx?SongID=270),

You say you parked your XS11 for a few years, and when you took it out of the collapsed shed and...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-05-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By CaptonZap
http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34518&h...

http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34518&highlight=gas+cap+gasket

CZ
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 09-30-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By CaptonZap
https://www.busfreighter.com/our-rates/rate-exampl...

https://www.busfreighter.com/our-rates/rate-examples/
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-30-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,862
Posted By CaptonZap
Hook your meter to the red with yellow wire on...

Hook your meter to the red with yellow wire on the TCI and ground, and turn the key on. You should see half a volt,+/-, less than the voltage at the battery. Push the start button, and you should see...
Forum: Members Lounge 09-26-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 302,076
Posted By CaptonZap
http://craigvetter.com/pages/Online_Store/Replacem...

http://craigvetter.com/pages/Online_Store/Replacement_Parts/Details.html#Anchor-Edging-28258
Forum: Members Lounge 09-07-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,088
Posted By CaptonZap
Try these guys. ...

Try these guys.

http://www.mainelymagnetos.com/magnetosredone.html

CZ
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-16-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,579
Posted By CaptonZap
How much do you want for the THICK shims? The...

How much do you want for the THICK shims? The ones nobody needs?
I have a surface grinder.;)

CZ
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-07-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By CaptonZap
Thanks, should be here by the 14th. A K&L, for...

Thanks, should be here by the 14th.
A K&L, for a few bucks less than anyone else and free shipping. Win,win.:D

CZ
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-07-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By CaptonZap
Brake cylinder rebuild kit question

I need a rebuild kit for the front master cylinder on an 80G.
Are there any vendors I should avoid?
Bike Bandit has a kit for about half of what Partzilla wants. Anybody have experience with Bike...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-29-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,422
Posted By CaptonZap
This, from another forum; Try this hack on...

This, from another forum;

Try this hack on the photo address.
After the .jpg before the [/img] put ~original
.jpg~original[/img]
This will get all the PB photos showing again, for the moment...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 07-12-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By CaptonZap
Or, get one of these. ...

Or, get one of these.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NGK-SPARK-PLUG-Wire-Cable-Splice-Connectors-7mm-Wire-/311196846125

CZ
Forum: Members Lounge 07-12-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,722
Posted By CaptonZap
BING "ceramic exhaust coating", and go from...

BING "ceramic exhaust coating", and go from there. There are a number of different brands.
Most of the coating outfits don't like to do used pipes, so check first with them.
Some will clean the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-01-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,625
Posted By CaptonZap
With apologies to Tom Lehrer Plagiarize,...

With apologies to Tom Lehrer

Plagiarize, plagiarize, plagiarize, let nothing good evade your eyes.

3Phase was the one who posted that color diagram.
I think I lost the link when the computer...
Forum: Southwest 06-29-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 719
Views: 35,717
Posted By CaptonZap
http://ourodyssey.blogspot.com/2008/05/dispersed-c...

http://ourodyssey.blogspot.com/2008/05/dispersed-camping-on-public-lands.html

https://www.tripsavvy.com/dispersed-camping-in-natl-forests-503960
...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-27-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,855
Posted By CaptonZap
Another facet of that is that a retarded ignition...

Another facet of that is that a retarded ignition timing doesn't start the fuel burn soon enough to have it completed when the exhaust valve opens.
Can lead to the same bluing. So a timing check...
Forum: Members Lounge 06-17-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By CaptonZap
I'm sure you'll look dashing, but that's knot the...

I'm sure you'll look dashing, but that's knot the real you.

CZ
Forum: Members Lounge 06-09-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 302,076
Posted By CaptonZap
You cheese heads have strange ways, and I've...

You cheese heads have strange ways, and I've heard tales.:D

CZ
Forum: Members Lounge 06-09-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 302,076
Posted By CaptonZap
The BSA bikes in the late 50's had a Zerk on the...

The BSA bikes in the late 50's had a Zerk on the head, which would take half a big tube of grease to fill up. And then, when you wanted to check the bearings, you would have to contend with it all....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-30-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By CaptonZap
Yikes! The chart says that the limit for ring...

Yikes! The chart says that the limit for ring side clearance is .0059 inches.
Talk about ring slap!!!!
The top one, being steel, probably wouldn't break, but with that much clearance with a cast...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-26-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,258
Posted By CaptonZap
Take the stock (resister type) cap apart by...

Take the stock (resister type) cap apart by unscrewing the inner brass center piece. Inside is the resister element, which is a small cylindrical piece that looks like a short piece of ceramic rod....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-23-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,636
Posted By CaptonZap
To answer your question, no, it is not normal. ...

To answer your question, no, it is not normal.
In fact, if your engine is healthy, you can go for 2000 miles and only have a darkening, (Browning) of the oil.
When you change it, you should be able...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-20-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By CaptonZap
That is almost brand new! Blow air from the...

That is almost brand new!
Blow air from the screen side and put it back in. The foam tape around the face plates will deteriorate, so be careful with it.
And if you ever want to get a K&N, I'd be...
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