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Forum: Members Lounge Today, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By DiverRay
Hey, Scott! As usual I'm a few days late, and a...

Hey, Scott! As usual I'm a few days late, and a few dollars short. But,
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!
The PCH will be open again late July, so we can try to meet up someplace along the coast!:D:D
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-13-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By DiverRay
If you have a bent valve, the clearance on that...

If you have a bent valve, the clearance on that valve will be way out of spec. Lets say #2 intake was at 0.010", and it's now at 0.110". That valve is probably bent. If you do not know what the...
Forum: Members Lounge 06-12-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By DiverRay
Each of the 50 states has it's own Department of...

Each of the 50 states has it's own Department of Motor Vehicles. They do not talk to one another, and they, for the most part, do not keep records over 10 years AFTER the last year of registration...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-04-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By DiverRay
skids: If you line up the "C" mark, you don't...

skids: If you line up the "C" mark, you don't need to worry. If you just pull and replace WITHOUT setting to the "C", then you could have problems.
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 06-01-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By DiverRay
Look at the Piaggio, doing very well in the EU. ...

Look at the Piaggio, doing very well in the EU.
Cycleworld just did an online article on the bike, and it shows it doing a wheelie....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-01-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,796
Posted By DiverRay
The round Yamaha gauges ar all the same diameter...

The round Yamaha gauges ar all the same diameter on the big bikes. You can put the 850 speedo into the XS11 housing. I've done this with my Midnight Special to get a 120+ mph speedo in place of the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-31-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,796
Posted By DiverRay
You can install a speedo from the late '70s...

You can install a speedo from the late '70s 750/850 or 1100. They go up to at least 140, faster than you probably could go on the bike.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-28-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By DiverRay
That should be aluminum, but I think a copper...

That should be aluminum, but I think a copper would be better. Either way, you should NOT re-use the aluminum washer, as it may leak and cause air in the system down the road.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-28-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By DiverRay
A LIGHT coat of any self etching primer should do...

A LIGHT coat of any self etching primer should do it. I usually use the best I can find, about $20 per spray can in the US. This is made by S.E.M. paint here.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-28-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By DiverRay
Thanks Phil, I've only worked on the early MC's....

Thanks Phil, I've only worked on the early MC's. I knew linked was '81, but didn't know about the change over of the MC.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-27-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By DiverRay
The two threaded holes sticking up are mounts,...

The two threaded holes sticking up are mounts, the one in front of the bolt is for the brake line. The bolt pictured is one of the mount bolts? If it is, it should have a lock washer on it. This is...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-26-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 662
Posted By DiverRay
Pickup coil wires:...

Pickup coil wires: http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=543
The connector behind the fuse block: http://www.oregonmotorcycleparts.com/connectors.html Check with Tony to see if he has the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-25-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By DiverRay
If you do this, both sides will flash. You can...

If you do this, both sides will flash. You can put a diode on each wire and then connect them, and that will keep them working correctly. Post if you need a little help with the electronics, but you...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-25-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By DiverRay
You can have the paint soda blasted to remove the...

You can have the paint soda blasted to remove the old paint, and use a good, high temp paint to re-coat. You will want to use self etching primer on it first, as this will keep the aluminum from...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-24-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By DiverRay
You can use the round tach/speedo, but you will...

You can use the round tach/speedo, but you will loose the gas gauge/light. The floats are on different sides of the tank, and work differently. You will need to adapt some of the plugs on the wires...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-20-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By DiverRay
I would use an ultrasonic cleaner with pinesol...

I would use an ultrasonic cleaner with pinesol rather than a dip bucket. I don't think the black will stay on in the solvent, plus you will be doing all the rubber seals as well.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-18-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By DiverRay
Mike, I know you guys had some real COLD...

Mike,
I know you guys had some real COLD weather down there so I understand. Here is what you need to do.
1. Make SURE the battery is good! IF it drops below 10.5V while cranking, no spark.
2....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-18-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By DiverRay
IIRC the special needed a spacer for the springs...

IIRC the special needed a spacer for the springs if they are aftermarket OR the standard springs. About 3" of PVC pipe is what was used. But PLEASE check FIRST, don't take the size as correct as it's...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-15-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,590
Posted By DiverRay
I can't stick a finger in the plug hole and find...

I can't stick a finger in the plug hole and find TDC either! I use a pencil and turn the crank S-L-O-W-L-Y to see if I'm at TDC or 180 out.
Did the local mech want to buy it from you? or is he also...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-11-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By DiverRay
Some of us are old and learned how to install...

Some of us are old and learned how to install seals back when people who "knew" would help those trying to learn. It has to do with the design of the seal lip. I learned in '73 at Arizona Automotive...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-06-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,590
Posted By DiverRay
Easy way: 1. Turn the crank COUNTER CLOCKWISE(I...

Easy way:
1. Turn the crank COUNTER CLOCKWISE(I know, the arrow points the other way) until the pointer is on the 20.
2. Turn BACK until the pointer is on the "T"
3. Loosen the cam chain tensioner...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-05-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 865
Posted By DiverRay
The safer way would be use a hair dryer to heat...

The safer way would be use a hair dryer to heat up the speedo. aluminum foil "box" around the speedo with a port for the hair dryer and the exit port after the speedo. Five minutes on, ten off for...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-04-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By DiverRay
I do NOT use propane for the mixture, but that's...

I do NOT use propane for the mixture, but that's me. The "gas" we have out here is so bad, if you don't adjust for just the gas you will never get the bike to run properly.
For coils, I would go...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-04-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By DiverRay
OK, there is a clue!! 1&4 are one coil, 2&3 is...

OK, there is a clue!! 1&4 are one coil, 2&3 is the other coil. It may be time to replace the old coils. BUT FIRST:
1. Did you do an RPM drop adjustment for the idle mixture?
2. Did you sync the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-04-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By DiverRay
So you know, one other way to know if you have a...

So you know, one other way to know if you have a tube type rim on the rear is the second hole across from the air valve. This is for the rim lock the '78 had to keep from spinning the tire on the...
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