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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-30-2009, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By boyat68
Blackdog: My understanding of dielectric...

Blackdog:

My understanding of dielectric grease is that you use it for connections on the outside. That is you clean the connection and put the dielectric on the outside metal to prevent the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-29-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,346
Posted By boyat68
Rickrod3: Having never had to repair the...

Rickrod3:

Having never had to repair the engine, I offer the following with a grain or two of salt.

If the o-Rings are not too far off, perhaps cooling them in the refridgerator for an hour or ...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-29-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,395
Posted By boyat68
MrOzz: I would think that the way the fuel...

MrOzz:

I would think that the way the fuel tower strainer is built (the ones in the tank), you would get some air into the fuel lines as the towers are uncovered with half a tank. It seems to me...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-12-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,400
Posted By boyat68
Lucien: Just piddly dinking would be enough...

Lucien:

Just piddly dinking would be enough to keep the battery from going flat. I believe that you actually have a weak cell in that battery (internal resistance to ground) that is reducing the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-01-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By boyat68
One thing for sure is that you don't use the fuel...

One thing for sure is that you don't use the fuel gauge as the final arbiter of your fuel situation. It is only a reference that you have fuel in the tank. You use the trip odometer and the reserve...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-31-2009, 04:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By boyat68
It also may be that your battery is a little...

It also may be that your battery is a little weak. The flashers will not work properly if the battery falls below 12 volts. As has been stated, this is normal for the standards to have the head light...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-18-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,643
Posted By boyat68
As Randy said a zener is normally used in the...

As Randy said a zener is normally used in the reversed bias position to regulate voltage to a protected circuit. However it can be used in a forward bias position, but it acts like a common diode and...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-18-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By boyat68
Plus!, something looks too good to be true. less...

Plus!, something looks too good to be true. less than 20 bucks for all of that circuitry and cables seems a bit far fetched to me."Caveat Emptor "
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-14-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By boyat68
It still seems as if you have not synched quite...

It still seems as if you have not synched quite well enough. The hanging RPMs is an indication that one or more carbs are pulling more than the others. Once you have all of the carbs pulling at the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-07-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,189
Posted By boyat68
How did you check to see if you had fuel in the...

How did you check to see if you had fuel in the bowl? If you took the bowl off, then that may have let the float fall down and fuel to flow and be a red herring. If you took the drain screw out of...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-06-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By boyat68
Check the water level in the battery first. If...

Check the water level in the battery first. If the battery has been siting for a season or two, it will loose water due to evaporation unless it is one of the maintenance free batteries. If the water...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-03-2009, 07:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,982
Posted By boyat68
BronzeBack: ...

BronzeBack:

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn165/boyat68/PilotAirScrew.jpg

This is an image of the parts that go into that Pilot Air Screw Tower.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-02-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,982
Posted By boyat68
BronzeBack: ...

BronzeBack:

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn165/boyat68/1980PilotScrewTower.jpg

This is an 80 Carb with the Pilot Tower and the air screw inside. The recommended starting position is...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-29-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By boyat68
One other thing, check and double check that your...

One other thing, check and double check that your kill switch is in the center position. Just a little bit to the right or left will not allow the bike to fire. Often this switch is bumped when doing...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-29-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,271
Posted By boyat68
Lucien Harpress : When drilling into the...

Lucien Harpress :

When drilling into the caps, use a drill stop that can be purchased. It is a collar that attaches to the drill bit at a certain chosen depth of the bit by small Allen screws. in...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-27-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,292
Posted By boyat68
40% ? that is 80 proof, you can pay 10 bucks more...

40% ? that is 80 proof, you can pay 10 bucks more and get 100, 50%, or drink twice as much 40% for that accidental snake bite and be a lot happier. Depends on your taste.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-27-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,292
Posted By boyat68
The idea is not to persuade anyone, if it works...

The idea is not to persuade anyone, if it works for you, then use it. If you believe that it is snake oil, then do not use it. Reading information on this site as well as others leaves the reader...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-22-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By boyat68
If you haven't synched the carbs yet, do so as...

If you haven't synched the carbs yet, do so as that gets all of them pulling at the same rate. It seems as if your carbs are not all even and that will cause the bike to not idle properly at half...
Forum: Members Lounge 06-20-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By boyat68
You may want to try re-installing your modem...

You may want to try re-installing your modem software again as sometimes storms (lightning) will introduce an EMP in the circuitry. Otherwise the jolt would fry your modem and nothing would work. Do...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-16-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,222
Posted By boyat68
After 13 times through because of fuel leaking...

After 13 times through because of fuel leaking after rebuild, I discovered that I let the floats drop too far down in the bowls and this caused them to wedge stick on the bottom sides of the bowls at...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-10-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,976
Posted By boyat68
Remember: Soldered connections anneal the...

Remember:

Soldered connections anneal the wire and make the soldered joint very brittle, thus causing a weak point if there is much flexing of the wire. Properly crimped (gas tight) connections...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-04-2009, 06:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,381
Posted By boyat68
Just in case you have not addressed this issue: ...

Just in case you have not addressed this issue:

Some of the carbs for the 80s (my carbs), came with the hole drilled in between the pilot and main towers. This also necessitated putting a rubber...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-23-2009, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By boyat68
As Tarzan said,"This is a case of synchronizing...

As Tarzan said,"This is a case of synchronizing the carbs correctly." One carb's vacuum will cause the others to follow. You have to get each of the carbs to be near or exact to the # 3 carb as that...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-13-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,685
Posted By boyat68
DGXSER; I believe that what was cited was...

DGXSER;

I believe that what was cited was the lower octane fuel is more volatile since it has less retardant aka octane, therefore it explodes hotter, producing more heat turned into power with a...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-12-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,685
Posted By boyat68
whoride76: Check the pick-ups to see that...

whoride76:

Check the pick-ups to see that you are really delivering a consistent spark to the coils and plugs. Check the site for pick-up repair as that seems to be the consistent item that goes...
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