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Forum: Forum How To 09-02-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By spivey
New battery still won't start

Here's the problem. My 78 had a bad battery. I could get it to start with the battery charger hooked up to the old battery. Bought a new battery. When I turned the key on with the new battery in...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-20-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By spivey
78 E model carb hose routing

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!
Friday the hoses go on, then sync, then ride. In a perfect world.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-17-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By spivey
78 E model carb hose routing

Hi guys I need some help.
I've got a stock 78 e model with the vacuum petcock. It has NEVER had the fuel line octopus. I pulled my carbs over a year ago to r&r. I didn't take a picture of the hose...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-21-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By spivey
No spark

Lets start this discussion by saying I hate mysteries. I have just done a complete rebuild on all 4 carbs on my 78E. I had the carbs pretty close to being sync'd when I had to leave town for a couple...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-29-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By spivey
Mikes XS parts

Has anyone had any experience using the choke plunger dust seals and throttle plate screws that Mike's sells.They are for BS 34 mikuni's on the 650's? Will they fit an 1100? When I asked their tech...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-19-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By spivey
Carb butterfly seals

I'm in the process of doing a complete rebuild on the carbs for my 78 e model. Before I install the butterfly shaft seals should I soak them in silicone first to be proactive to fight drying out or...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-25-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By spivey
Butterfly seal question

Im rebuilding the carbs on my 78E. I know I need to replace the butterfly seals. Here's the question if the seals were leaking which I'm sure they were would that affect the main jet choice. When I...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 parts for sale. 02-17-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By spivey
There is some light surface rust. No rust through...

There is some light surface rust. No rust through any where. There are a couple of small dents on the megaphone of each pipe. Asking $200. Send me your email and I'll send you picture. I still...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 parts for sale. 02-07-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By spivey
78 XS1100E exhaust

I have a complete factory exhaust off of a 1978 XS1100E. They have been in my grandfathers barn since I brought the bike home in 1980. As far as I can tell they have all the brackets. There is some...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-14-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By spivey
Thanks

Thanks for fixing the picture problem. I probably shouldn't try to do stuff like that at midnight. To answer Skids question I don't remember who makes the shocks. They are made in the U.S. I...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-14-2007, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By spivey
This is my last try tonight. I still don't think...

This is my last try tonight. I still don't think it will give me a picture in this message http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2140/1565558376_c8c3049db2.jpg ...
Forum: Feature Testing 10-14-2007, 12:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 919
Posted By spivey
picture test

Lets see if this works
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2140/1565558376_c8c3049db2.jpg
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-13-2007, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By spivey
Ok the problem is fixed. It turned out to be a...

Ok the problem is fixed. It turned out to be a combination of grouonding issues. I ended up cleaning the grounds on the front and back right side signals. I also cleaned the bullet connectors...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-10-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By spivey
After I posted the steps that I had taken, it...

After I posted the steps that I had taken, it occured to me that the front could be the problem. Guess how stupid I felt after I sent my reply. Thanks for all the help.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-07-2007, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By spivey
Here's the latest. I cleaned and,sanded the...

Here's the latest. I cleaned and,sanded the ground contact on the rear right tail light. The light will still come on but not flash. Then I swapped the left and right hot leads on the rear. Now...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-06-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By spivey
The way I tested the ground was to do a...

The way I tested the ground was to do a continunity test between the ground connector under the seat and the neg post on the battery. I would get a continuity tone on my meter at this point and also...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-06-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By spivey
flasher problem

On my '78 1100 the right side flasher wont work. The left side front and rear works fine. The right side will come on but won't flash. Here is what I have checked.
1 Checked bulbs all work
2...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-04-2006, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By spivey
Hey Bike is mostly stock. Kerker header,...

Hey

Bike is mostly stock. Kerker header, custom seat, back rest and luggage rack. I had done a comlete frame off resto about 20 years ago, rode it for a few years, changed jobs where it was next...
Forum: Links 09-04-2006, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,679
Posted By spivey
Good Mechanic

If anyone is looking for a good mechanic talk to Paul Bray at Omni Service in Tulsa, Ok. His number is 918 835 0664. His email is omnimotorcycle@aol.com. He was able to salvage my badly damaged...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-04-2006, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By spivey
Good Mechanic

If anyone is looking for a good mechanic talk to Paul Bray at Omni Service in Tulsa, Ok. His number is 918 835 0664. His email is omnimotorcycle@aol.com. He was able to salvage my badly damaged...
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