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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-03-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 635
Posted By Schming
Reg/Rec

Along with all the above suggestions, cleaning and so forth, the absolute best mod for these bikes is from one of our members "Geezer" ;)

This link takes you to his site :
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Forum: Other Bike Discussion 07-29-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 232
Posted By Schming
Looks comfy, Mark !!! Congrats on your new...

Looks comfy, Mark !!! Congrats on your new acquisition !!!

Should be easier on the knees.

I didn't think I'd like a full dressed bike but the trade off for the extra weight of ample storage...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-17-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 763
Posted By Schming
The speed bleeder or a stock bleeder, when using...

The speed bleeder or a stock bleeder, when using the MV, should be treated the same.

This is the way I bleed my calipers.

1) Top off the MC with brake fluid (leave cover off to monitor level)
...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-16-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By Schming
Not so good news, I have a set of Standard forks...

Not so good news, I have a set of Standard forks that the uppers are scuffed badly and one looks like someone used a pipe wrench on or vise marks. :rolleyes:
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-16-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By Schming
Standard uppers

I think I have a set in the garage Mack, I'll check tonight.

I'll let ya know asap.

P.S. HF has a decent wheel chock for the trailer
Forum: Members Lounge 07-16-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By Schming
Happy Birthday Marty !!!

Happy Birthday Marty !!!

Hope You & Yours got a ride in on Your Day !!! :)
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-15-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 763
Posted By Schming
The Mity Vac you're using is the only thing...

The Mity Vac you're using is the only thing needed to bleed successfully, however, it needs to be hooked up properly ;)



Looks to me the bleeding bottle is omitted in the pic. If the vac in the...
Forum: Ride Reports 07-12-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 971
Posted By Schming
Bike looks better in the Florida sun, You look a...

Bike looks better in the Florida sun, You look a little older since XS East :p;):D

Glad ya made it unscathed, how many miles about was it to the Keys ?
Forum: Northeast (and Eastern Canada) 07-07-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,631
Posted By Schming
11 XSives . . .

in attendance on an XSive 11 Rally :cool::D

https://s8.postimg.cc/71muqj87p/2018_XS11_East_Rally_Pic.jpg (https://postimg.cc/image/5zco7zpe9/)
Forum: Ride Reports 07-07-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 971
Posted By Schming
Got a HF digital multi-meter in most of my...

Got a HF digital multi-meter in most of my vehicles just for that reason ;)

Watch out for the crazies :eek::p:D
Forum: Ride Reports 07-05-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 971
Posted By Schming
Lookin' good Jesse !!! Hope You have a safe...

Lookin' good Jesse !!!

Hope You have a safe trip.

Did you get your exhaust sorted out ?
Forum: Members Lounge 07-03-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Schming
Happy Birthday sethope!!!

Happy Birthday Jesse !!!

Sorry I spelled your forum handle wrong, wouldn't let me edit it.

Hope You have a Great Day sethhope ;-)
Forum: Members Lounge 07-02-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By Schming
Happy Birthday GLoweVA !!!

Happy Birthday George !!!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-01-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By Schming
Did a tire last week and had the same trouble. ...

Did a tire last week and had the same trouble.

As with You I used the strap but not the ratchet.

I ran the strap end through the eye of the hook and bounced the tire around the circumference...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-01-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By Schming
Maybe but not likely. Fuel level should be...

Maybe but not likely.

Fuel level should be lower than top of bowl so if it's the float needles that are the culprit then it'll leak from the air box.

My "G" had the same problem and it was the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-26-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By Schming
Are you certain you removed the old crush gaskets...

Are you certain you removed the old crush gaskets ?

I ask 'cause they can . . well . . crush down to be very thin and be mistaken for the head so without the old ones removed the new will most...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-26-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By Schming
Seth, if all else mentioned is spot on and your...

Seth, if all else mentioned is spot on and your plugs are the correct color, which from the way it ran at XSNE it is, then like Bartman, I'd check for an air leak somewhere along the exhaust.
...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 06-23-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Schming
SWMBOS (She who must be obeyed sometimes ;) ) is...

SWMBOS (She who must be obeyed sometimes ;) ) is soooo glad you're sooooo far away but I'm not :p

Damb, I'd add that to the stable in a heartbeat :D
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-23-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Schming
Got a set

These are the stock spring caps from my '80G which should fit your H.

Send me your address Mike and I'll get 'em out to ya :)

https://s33.postimg.cc/75fz2c5of/DSC02614.jpg...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-22-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Schming
Stand By

I'll check in the spare fork pile for one tomorrow, Mike
Forum: Members Lounge 06-21-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,062
Posted By Schming
This year is the 40 Year celebration/recognition...

This year is the 40 Year celebration/recognition of The First, Original, XS1100 Standard.
Next year will be the 40th for The First, Original, Special
2022 will be the 40th for The First, Original,...
Forum: Members Lounge 06-20-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,062
Posted By Schming
The "E" is the first XS1100 created, IMHO that's...

The "E" is the first XS1100 created, IMHO that's the reason/meaning for the 40th anniversary, all other Standards aren't firsts.
Forum: Members Lounge 06-17-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,062
Posted By Schming
IMO an anniversary should be designated from the...

IMO an anniversary should be designated from the "original" models' date of production.

Now as the '79 SF still shares the same-ish engine it is still the "first" Special model which will be 40...
Forum: Members Lounge 06-12-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Schming
Here's a link to Model Identification : ...

Here's a link to Model Identification :

http://www.xs11.com/faqs/153-serial-numbersmodel-designationsfactory-colors.html
Forum: Northeast (and Eastern Canada) 06-02-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,631
Posted By Schming
Wherever . . .

. . . You lead I'll Sweep ;):)

T'was a nice pace, even thru the dirt :p :D

Hope Sally's knee is doing better.
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