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Forum: Members Lounge 02-20-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 88
Posted By DiverRay
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!! I hope the day treats you...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!! I hope the day treats you well, and look forward to the next time we talk about stuff us old guys know!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-20-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 924
Posted By DiverRay
Some states registered the bikes year model as...

Some states registered the bikes year model as when it sold, NOT the manufacture stated year model. I've seen that happen a few times. If he went off the reg, that's all he knows. You would need to...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-19-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By DiverRay
The grease in the "new" speedo is what, about 40...

The grease in the "new" speedo is what, about 40 years old? It's probably hardened up a bit, and causing a lot of drag. ALL Yamaha speedo's from the mid '70's up should work. They are set up for the...
Forum: Members Lounge 02-17-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 211
Posted By DiverRay
T.C. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope you had a great...

T.C. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Hope you had a great time, young man!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-14-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By DiverRay
Do NOT pay attention to the engine until it's...

Do NOT pay attention to the engine until it's been run awhile WITH the valve lash properly set. You had valves WAY too tight, and that will cause problems with running, and the way things look.
I...
Forum: Members Lounge 02-13-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By DiverRay
If it's fiberglass, you can easily do some mods...

If it's fiberglass, you can easily do some mods to it. Plastic is harder, but doable with a little practice. I like the looks, but by bringing the top up at a higher angle you should be able to have...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-10-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By DiverRay
let me look in my stash. I think I have the sizes...

let me look in my stash. I think I have the sizes you need, as they are the larger ones. I'll send you a pm if I have them. OK, just checked and I have the two 280's. if you need them, send a pm and...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-08-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By DiverRay
That goes into the "dirty" air side. You could...

That goes into the "dirty" air side. You could pull the snorkle and clean everything up with alcohol, and then glue it into place. Use the wood while the glue dries. I would use the 3M weatherstrip...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-08-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 924
Posted By DiverRay
I don't have any photo's handy. You CAN fit it,...

I don't have any photo's handy. You CAN fit it, but you cannot put a rack on the back. You will probably need to make a couple of steel brackets to help with the mounts, something Ed and I didn't...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-08-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By DiverRay
I would not worry about it yet. Adjust the...

I would not worry about it yet. Adjust the valves, warm it up, and do a compression check. If they are all within the 10%, even if low, just ride it hard for about 700Km. If they ARE over 15%, then...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-08-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 924
Posted By DiverRay
It will not fit without a LOT of mods! Bolt...

It will not fit without a LOT of mods! Bolt locations are different, and the tail light is in a different location and bolts to the later grab bar. Special Ed and I went through it on his special,...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-02-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By DiverRay
I've used 70/140 Redline for the past ...years....

I've used 70/140 Redline for the past ...years. In all my machines it works, and the final drive does NOT get as hot as it did with ANY 80W.
Forum: Southwest 01-29-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,331
Posted By DiverRay
After the fun last year, I was thinking of trying...

After the fun last year, I was thinking of trying for two in a row, but no luck.:( I'll not be able to make it this year...but maybe next. Have a great time and ride safe! (I do have a flight to an...
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 01-21-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By DiverRay
Greg, I have a friend who is a machinist. I'll...

Greg,
I have a friend who is a machinist. I'll try and see if he would like to build a few and what the cost would be. I would like one for the '78 I need to start on.
Forum: Non XS-XJ 1100 bikes and parts. 01-15-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By DiverRay
I'm trying to get it a little clean now. You will...

I'm trying to get it a little clean now. You will need to treat it again for the water repellent. The reason it's out is I have a "new" First Gear jacket, and would like to see someone like you get...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 01-14-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By DiverRay
That is a Special exhaust! Ask me how I know...

That is a Special exhaust! Ask me how I know about it on a standard.:rolleyes: The center stand will not work because the cross over pipe is in a different location.
And yes, the HD mufflers work...
Forum: Members Lounge 01-14-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 33,529
Posted By DiverRay
+1 with Marty You can look for shorter rear...

+1 with Marty
You can look for shorter rear shocks, no more that 1", to lower the rear. Front forks loosen the bolts that hold them in the triple trees and let them slide down a little. To do this...
Forum: Members Lounge 01-13-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By DiverRay
Hey! That sounds like my storage unit! I have a...

Hey! That sounds like my storage unit! I have a '78 in almost all it's parts, and need to start work on it so I can have it at the Quail Gathering in 2019.
Forum: Product Evaluations 01-13-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By DiverRay
Thumbs down Joe Rocket Air Pants

I bought a pair of Joe Rocket air pants to replace some first gear pants. BIG MISTAKE!! the Joe Rocket brand uses two small snaps to keep the waist connected. As soon as you move, they both unsnap...
Forum: Non XS-XJ 1100 bikes and parts. 01-13-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By DiverRay
First gear jacket

I have a First Gear Kilimanjaro XL Tall Jacket I no longer need. it's about a 2000 year model, silver, with liner. well used but serviceable for someone who needs protection. Shipping cost is all I...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 01-08-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 859
Posted By DiverRay
For the reg/rec, just buy one from geezer! Best...

For the reg/rec, just buy one from geezer! Best you can get, and plug and play on top of it! I've not had any problems with the stator, so unless you KNOW you have a bad one it should be good.(one...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 01-02-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By DiverRay
Scott said: Yeah Scott, that's because we have...

Scott said:
Yeah Scott, that's because we have such good fuel in Can'taffordya for the bikes.:mad: So much alky that we really DO burn water....:o
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 12-30-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 859
Posted By DiverRay
I've used a heated vest for years. Worked on the...

I've used a heated vest for years. Worked on the BMW, and now the Connie, even though the Connie has a problem because of the small battery. Heated gloves work much better than grips if you do not...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 12-11-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By DiverRay
You really do NOT want to mess with the...

You really do NOT want to mess with the vent!:eek: I use a little seafoam or berryman's b12 to wash out the final drive. Let it air out for about 30 minutes then fill to the proper level. I use full...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 12-08-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,022
Posted By DiverRay
If you can find a Pacifico('78 only), it is the...

If you can find a Pacifico('78 only), it is the best in my book. I've had both the Vetters and the Pacifico on my bikes, and the protection is better with the Pacifico, as is the top speed! I also...
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