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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-18-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By soccer4m
try these

Hi Seth,,,,you been busy,,,,a couple more things to try,
1. pull your plugs and see if any are not clean or damaged or gap is off, also check the plug wires for a short to the engine,,,,just wiggle...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-17-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,030
Posted By soccer4m
make that 23mm

oops, make that 23mm above the carb body lip,,,,not 23 cm,,,,,to the top of the float from the lip,,,,most important is that all floats are same height and not hitting the edge of the carb body.....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-17-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,030
Posted By soccer4m
try these

Hi Seth, I am guessing
1. carbs are the first to check, a good cleaning again, check float level, around 23cm above the lip is good or so as long as all the floats are same height. Check gas filter...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 parts for sale. 07-29-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,187
Posted By soccer4m
post some pics

Hi LBrown,,,it would help prospective buyers if you could post some pics of each bike and hopefully generate a bunch of interest....wish you werent so far or I would be.....good luck,,,Mike in Sun...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-28-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,511
Posted By soccer4m
try these

Howdy TBSHUBSKY, a couple things to check,,

1. any fuel filter that fits the fuel line is good, any mc shop should have a couple
2. try running the bike with petcock turned to prime, to check...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-23-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,359
Posted By soccer4m
other choices

Howdy Leggman,,,,,there are a lot of choices to replace the old factory shocks if you desire. DO a search in the search for shocks and there are numerous threads of alternatives, that are cheaper and...
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 07-16-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By soccer4m
Tkat

Quick info on TKAT, I did get ahold of him, as he has moved to Florida and does plan on getting his shop together, and hopefully a source again for the fork braces, so anyone that wants to drop him a...
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 07-15-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By soccer4m
tkat if still around

HOwdy Bonz,,,,if tkat is still around he makes braces for the xs models,,,,,
tkat@tkat.com

I sent a message but havent heard, so maybe your buddy can also contact him, or whoever is handling his...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-08-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,564
Posted By soccer4m
Scotts one kick is the real deal

I have seen it in person,,,,,Scott's kickstart xs1100s, xj1100 do have the kickstarts he put in and it is so cool old school to see him kick them over so easy:D:D,,,,,,and no kick back to blast your...
Forum: Product Evaluations 05-24-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,472
Posted By soccer4m
Ride ON ROcks

HOwdy fellow XSives,,,after talking about flats with Motoman, he convinced me a few Colorado rallies back about this Ride On sealer, balancer and since then have put on approx,,,,20000 miles total on...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-21-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,712
Posted By soccer4m
grind it

HI Joe V.....since the bolt is already chomped up, and having numerous bolts doing the same, I had good luck grinding the bolt on each side to a two flats with a small metal grinder, the el cheapo 5...
Forum: Members Lounge 05-16-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,773
Posted By soccer4m
Happy Birthday

Have a great day and many more birthdays Kurt,,,,we are all envious of the Yamaha Xs1100 Museum pieces you have created:D,,Mike in San DIego
Forum: Members Lounge 05-13-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,921
Posted By soccer4m
Just Saying

Just Saying Marko,

Anyone can google a cause and find data that satisfies their need,,,ie

found in another data study from one week ago

" In a 20-year US study, the average overall mortality...
Forum: Members Lounge 05-13-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,921
Posted By soccer4m
Power grabs

Yep, lots of power grabs especially by the politicians who have a desire for control and attention. The nannies that love this shutdown love the control of the public this has created,,,
2,600,000...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-10-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,511
Posted By soccer4m
float needle

Hey Bottle, hang in there
1. Since there is no gas going out from 4 carb to engine, the float needle is either stuck or closed, maybe slid off the float and will not go up to let gas in,,,,next...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-09-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,511
Posted By soccer4m
Almost forgot

Almost forgot, HAPS BIRTHDAY 3PHASE ___Scott:D:D,, good to see you back on the XS, or rather XJ site, see you and Roo soon,,,,,Mike, Eagletom, Roo
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-09-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,511
Posted By soccer4m
carb clean

Hey Bottle,,,looks like the guys have it figured out
1. dirty pilot,,,just shoot carb cleaner through it, and all the other jets
2. pull the plug to see if its non fouled and gap is good, as...
Forum: Members Lounge 05-05-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,195
Posted By soccer4m
Bonz is Famous!!

Pages 8,9 Letter of the Month for those that want to see Howards letter to the magazine about how motorcycles used to be much more useful in a variety of riding needs,,,,not niches like todays...
Forum: Members Lounge 05-01-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,836
Posted By soccer4m
good writing to read

didnt want to hijack the thread but just got done reading Ranger xs1100 article on life in the army and vietnam,,,,a good, well written, easy to read autobiography of his time there in the 60's, as a...
Forum: Members Lounge 05-01-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,836
Posted By soccer4m
older than dirt

64, started with minibikes back in the early 60's, then yam dirt bikes, then yam enduros, first real street bike was a 79 honda cx500 900.00 out the door new, then a progression, yam 500,650,750,...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-30-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,083
Posted By soccer4m
multiple problems

I was responding to the gas in oil problem, but noticed there are multiple riders with differing problems,,,got lost in the thread.......
1. oil in gas,,,,float needle/s leaking
2. petcock...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-30-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,083
Posted By soccer4m
Mike is right

The float needles, are leaking, could be one or more. It doesnt matter if you have octy or no octy,,,the only way there is gas in the oil is if your needles are leaking. HIGHLY SUGGEST GET RID OF THE...
Forum: Members Lounge 04-20-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,195
Posted By soccer4m
Rider Magazine Yamaha xs1100 historical

Hey Xsessives, this months Rider magazine did a nice historical, detailed article on the Yamaha XS1100 this month, go to last couple of pages. Here is the link to this months online issue, hope it...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 parts for sale. 04-14-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,560
Posted By soccer4m
could use a carb bank

Howdy Kurt, I know the feeling of having a lot of xs parts laying around for when needed,,,,,I could use a carb bank just for backup if still avail.....currently have an 81 and 82,,,,Mike in Sun Diego
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-11-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,468
Posted By soccer4m
soft is good

Hi Jax, glad you found some gas line,,,,,the softer line is good as long as it bends without kinking, try a 180 bend and if it doesnt kink you are good to go, plus the soft is really easy to push...
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