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Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 10-14-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By XJkid
I have one.

It is on an '81 Venture I am getting rid of. It has 2 small cracks about 1.5 inches each on the upper corners of the lamp opening. It has the shield, but it is scratched deep in a few areas.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-07-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By XJkid
Is there a starter switch mod?

I am having issues with my XJ starter switch. I have taken it apart and cleaned/filed the contacts and it worked great for a few days, but getting poor connection again. There is a delay of a second...
Forum: Members Lounge 11-05-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3,249
Views: 349,481
Posted By XJkid
Red face shim

I did a valve adjustment a few months ago and had a pronounced clicking on the right side. I figured I did a boo-boo but wasn't too concerned. I took it apart Saturday and found that I probably...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-10-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By XJkid
I removed the pads to take them out of the...

I removed the pads to take them out of the equation and remounted the calipers. Still off-center.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-09-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By XJkid
Angry This is my issue, Ray. I have a factory manual...

This is my issue, Ray. I have a factory manual that I was following. The forks will not budge. I went so far as to remove the brake pads, mount the caliper, and drive a wood shim between the disk and...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-08-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By XJkid
no brace

No brace. I understand XJ's don't need them 'cuz of beefier fenders, which I had unbolted to allow for more fork movement.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-08-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By XJkid
centering the calipers

My front brakes are dragging and I have determined it is because my disks are not centered in the calipers. The manual says to rotate the fork while the pinch bolt is loose until the disk centers,...
Forum: Members Lounge 09-11-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By XJkid
Prominent XS/XJ Builder/shop?

With Merriam Cycle gone for some time now, has any other business picked up the torch for these bikes?
Also, I have seen posts where shops don't like/will not work on old bikes. Is there some kind...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-16-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By XJkid
Thank you very much!!:D

Thank you very much!!:D
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-15-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By XJkid
The right connectors?

I bought a large assortment of male/female electrical connectors to replace my old ones. The old spades are appx 1/4" wide, but my new ones are appx 1/8". Is this going to cause undue...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 parts for sale. 07-17-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,251
Posted By XJkid
I have an '81 Venture that I am using as a parts...

I have an '81 Venture that I am using as a parts bike. It didn't start out that way. I wanted to do the 2nd gear fix and sell it, but I lost the seat on the freeway and that led to a downward spiral....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-16-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By XJkid
Why should you never put it on the centerstand...

Why should you never put it on the centerstand when transporting?:confused:
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-02-2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By XJkid
Case finish?

I want to clean up my cases, but do not want to mess up the finish. Are these cases painted, or is it some kind of anodization?
I've read some old threads, but could not find a definitive.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-29-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By XJkid
To gasket or not to gasket

I am doing the 1st gear fix on my xj and want to minimize oil leaks. I have used "form a gasket" and other variations with mixed results. Do these machines do better with actual gaskets or liquid? Of...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 parts for sale. 05-31-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 863
Posted By XJkid
final drive

Since I jacked up 2 perfectly good drives by taking them apart to check their condition, I am in the market, and am willing to pay extra, for a good, low mile final drive.

'82 xj1100
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-14-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By XJkid
Yes, I figured it out

I figured it out. It is a hazard switch problem, not a turn switch problem. The hazards were on and I didn't realize it. The left side of the hazards were not working, leading me to believe it was a...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-13-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By XJkid
Figured it out

The hazard switch decals are worn off, and I did not realize my hazards were on, and the left side is not working. They have never worked before at all and I didn't even consider them as a culprit.I...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-13-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By XJkid
right turn signal will not shut off

No matter what I do. Key off, self-cancel unit unplugged, flasher unplugged. I got a gently used left control from an '83 thinking my turn signal device was shot, but same thing. The left signal will...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-23-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By XJkid
Thanks, Ray!

Thanks, Ray!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-23-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By XJkid
But why??

I can accept that I messed something up, nuthin' new to me. I would like to know what I did. I did not remove any shims, the pinion, or anything else. I pulled it apart, looked at the gears, and put...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-21-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By XJkid
final drive re-assembly

I was trying to locate the cause of some jerkiness at acceleration and separated the final drive ring gear from the case to inspect the ring and pinion. The final drive turned smoothly by hand before...
Forum: Members Lounge 03-14-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By XJkid
Autozone lights

Twice this winter I have been forced out of my lane at night by someone who wanted to have my lane and either didn't care or didn't see me. I decided it was time to make myself more visible. I went...
Forum: Ride Reports 02-16-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,499
Posted By XJkid
Every day

I ride my XJ 20 minutes to work in downtown Sacramento, free parking for the bikes right across the street from the state building I work at. Sometimes take the long way home along the twisty...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 12-27-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,012
Posted By XJkid
I am doing a "pre-load". I apply upward pressure...

I am doing a "pre-load". I apply upward pressure (pre-load) and quickly back off the throttle.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 12-26-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,012
Posted By XJkid
clutchless upshifting causing issues?

For a few years now, I have been upshifting by applying upward pressure on the shift lever and quickly backing off the throttle without using the clutch where it falls into the next gear. The method...
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