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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-02-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By essjay
Off to Two Wheel Wreckers today to collect new...

Off to Two Wheel Wreckers today to collect new jugs etc to fix her, hurrah. Not long now til she is back riding again, and im on here complaining of 2nd gear problems :P
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-01-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,648
Posted By essjay
:eek: Eek, ok, dogbowl looking thing stays on! We...

:eek: Eek, ok, dogbowl looking thing stays on! We like storytime, how did a rag get in there?!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-30-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,648
Posted By essjay
that is actually the reason im leaving it on, in...

that is actually the reason im leaving it on, in case i need to do some work on the roadside, centre stand will make it piece of cake to work on. It is pretty useless day to day though yes, maybe i...
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 06-30-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 634
Posted By essjay
Anyone in Australia?

Howdy, i have a rapidly increasing pile of spare parts mounting, almost as big as the list of spare parts i am looking for! Anyone in Australia need any parts or have any parts they want to sell to...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-30-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,648
Posted By essjay
What parts to leave OFF the bike?

Quick question - I like to remove anything that is not necessary. What can we loose off of these bikes, what have you taken off your bike or wondered why oh why did they need to add that in the first...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-30-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,901
Posted By essjay
Well thats nice of the PO, just noticed that when...

Well thats nice of the PO, just noticed that when he put it all together, he was nice enough to LINE UP ALL THE GAPS IN THE RINGS for me. Makes it nice and pretty to look at. Not the greatest if you...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-30-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,816
Posted By essjay
Gday, wwelcome to xs. Im new here myself but not...

Gday, wwelcome to xs. Im new here myself but not new to bikes, or forums. Everyone here at XS seems to be extremely nice and genuinely helpful, rather than just saying 'use the search' or 'RTFM'...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-30-2010, 05:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,901
Posted By essjay
OK if my maths is correct, and my measurements,...

OK if my maths is correct, and my measurements, and my info - so all to be checked still - GSXR1100's from 93-98 have a liner 75.5mm factory, we have about 78mm to play with so they should fit in...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-30-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,901
Posted By essjay
Oh, and OEM are available in Australia, to the...

Oh, and OEM are available in Australia, to the effect that Yamaha will contact their own preferred machine shop, have them knock out a new one, and it is available to me for $169.95, though im sure...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-30-2010, 01:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,901
Posted By essjay
Yes no problem, i have a rough list from my...

Yes no problem, i have a rough list from my references of alternative sleeves, and will still be chatting with a few engineers about fitting them. Ideally we want the correct OD and just a thinner...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-29-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,901
Posted By essjay
Ok, no we have covered two of the greatest...

Ok, no we have covered two of the greatest motorcycle legends - Burt Munro and John Britten!

Helping a lady change a fuse in her car yesterday must have bumped my karma because two people got back...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-28-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,901
Posted By essjay
Thanks for that ken, i read something similar...

Thanks for that ken, i read something similar today. I will tell wife to go shopping and pull the racks out of out oven :D see if i cant get the offending sleeve out. otherwise i will run a bead of...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-28-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,901
Posted By essjay
Spoke to e few places today, i can buy new...

Spoke to e few places today, i can buy new original liners for $169 aussie EACH, or a local engineering shop will take a look at my sample when i take it out, thinks it should be about $150 for the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-28-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,901
Posted By essjay
http://img1.classistatic.com/cps/kj/100615/473r5/0...

http://img1.classistatic.com/cps/kj/100615/473r5/038373b_20.jpeg

feast your eyes on all the glory that is my xs1100 when i picked her up... Killer paint job no? Sleep easy, mostly back to black...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-28-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,901
Posted By essjay
check..... clutch plate...... alignment. ...

check..... clutch plate...... alignment.

thats me adding it to the ever expanding to do list on a bike that was meant to be cheap reliable transport... *sigh* yeah, cam timing wasnt even right...
Forum: Talk about the Goodies 06-28-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,957
Posted By essjay
Re-Pro tool kits?

I would pay a kings ransom ( a poor king though, not one of these rich ones ) to lay my hands on a reproduction tool kit for my XS, and all the better if it had the XS11 logo screen printed on it. Im...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-28-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,901
Posted By essjay
Well i doubt anything the PO told me now, but if...

Well i doubt anything the PO told me now, but if it really does have a brand new 2nd gear in it, then yeah i will check... all that stuff you just said :P first.

When she runs again.

Yeah...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-28-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,901
Posted By essjay
I need a sleeve

Yep have devoured all the tech tips section. Briefly before dying, she was hard to get down to first gear and even harder to find nuetral, so some undercutting of gears may be in order. I am certain...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-28-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,901
Posted By essjay
B-B-B-B-BREAKTHROUGH. Found the culprit, as i...

B-B-B-B-BREAKTHROUGH.
Found the culprit, as i originally suspected (too late unfortunately) the PO has left some big end bearing cap bolts loose. Result: number 2 rod dropped its main cap, rod fell...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-28-2010, 03:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,901
Posted By essjay
Haha, cheers, i got the spelling reference, i was...

Haha, cheers, i got the spelling reference, i was just apologising (apologizing? :p) in advance for my Strayan which im sure will crop up any minute now.
Wow sounds like an excuse for a visit,...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-28-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,901
Posted By essjay
Great, handy to know. Know from the manual i can...

Great, handy to know. Know from the manual i can remove the head without removing engine, the trans pan though that is handy, that will be my next item off the bike i believe. Just to see. Rocker...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-27-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,901
Posted By essjay
B.Walker - Just glanced at your location there -...

B.Walker - Just glanced at your location there - You come from quite a famous town! Worlds fastest indian! Aiming for worlds fastest xs1100 also there? :P wow what is it like, is it a town legend or...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-27-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,901
Posted By essjay
I was lucky enough that he did give me a workshop...

I was lucky enough that he did give me a workshop manual with it, and after asking if he had and other bits, he said "oh, yeah, a box of parts, was just going to throw them out, no use to me anymore"...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-27-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,901
Posted By essjay
This truly is a faountain of knowledge! Well...

This truly is a faountain of knowledge! Well within three hours of breaking down I had trailered her home, torn her to pieces and discovered thet the bolts holding the cam chain sprockets are...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-27-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,901
Posted By essjay
XS1100 Rescue Mission in Progress

Gday all from Australia. Long time bike rider, first time XS owner. Also, long time reader, first time poster (be gentle, its my first time!)

Three days ago i bought myself an XS1100 to be my main...
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