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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-07-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 443
Posted By CaptonZap
And check for air leaks between the carbs and...

And check for air leaks between the carbs and head.
Propane torch style.
Someone here will explain.
Check it after it has warmed up and started to high idle
Expansion caused by heat is a sneaky...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-28-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,100
Posted By CaptonZap
It sounds like the bike was running on all four...

It sounds like the bike was running on all four when you checked it.
One other thing to remember is that coils sometimes get inoperative after they get warm. The coils expand, and the cracked wire...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 01-02-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By CaptonZap
One other thing to remember is that the TCI shuts...

One other thing to remember is that the TCI shuts off the current to the coils after some seconds, (depending on the condition of some internal components)
if it doesn't get a signal from the pickup...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-29-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By CaptonZap
Drain the oil, and heat it in a pan outside,...

Drain the oil, and heat it in a pan outside, using an electric heating pad.
Bring to a slow simmer, and measure the temperature with a candy thermometer. When it gets to 250 F, let it stew until it...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-22-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,854
Posted By CaptonZap
That only applies if the correct amount of grease...

That only applies if the correct amount of grease IS applied. One or two pumps isn't going to do much good.
When you look at a small one hand grease gun, and notice the size of the cartridge, you...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-28-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,937
Posted By CaptonZap
:(With apologies to The Old Philosopher,...

:(With apologies to The Old Philosopher, (http://www.madmusic.com/song_details.aspx?SongID=270),

You say you parked your XS11 for a few years, and when you took it out of the collapsed shed and...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-05-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By CaptonZap
http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34518&h...

http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34518&highlight=gas+cap+gasket

CZ
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 09-30-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,037
Posted By CaptonZap
https://www.busfreighter.com/our-rates/rate-exampl...

https://www.busfreighter.com/our-rates/rate-examples/
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-30-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,263
Posted By CaptonZap
Hook your meter to the red with yellow wire on...

Hook your meter to the red with yellow wire on the TCI and ground, and turn the key on. You should see half a volt,+/-, less than the voltage at the battery. Push the start button, and you should see...
Forum: Members Lounge 09-26-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3,198
Views: 322,686
Posted By CaptonZap
http://craigvetter.com/pages/Online_Store/Replacem...

http://craigvetter.com/pages/Online_Store/Replacement_Parts/Details.html#Anchor-Edging-28258
Forum: Members Lounge 09-07-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,652
Posted By CaptonZap
Try these guys. ...

Try these guys.

http://www.mainelymagnetos.com/magnetosredone.html

CZ
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-16-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,931
Posted By CaptonZap
How much do you want for the THICK shims? The...

How much do you want for the THICK shims? The ones nobody needs?
I have a surface grinder.;)

CZ
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-07-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By CaptonZap
Thanks, should be here by the 14th. A K&L, for...

Thanks, should be here by the 14th.
A K&L, for a few bucks less than anyone else and free shipping. Win,win.:D

CZ
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-07-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By CaptonZap
Brake cylinder rebuild kit question

I need a rebuild kit for the front master cylinder on an 80G.
Are there any vendors I should avoid?
Bike Bandit has a kit for about half of what Partzilla wants. Anybody have experience with Bike...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-29-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,144
Posted By CaptonZap
This, from another forum; Try this hack on...

This, from another forum;

Try this hack on the photo address.
After the .jpg before the [/img] put ~original
.jpg~original[/img]
This will get all the PB photos showing again, for the moment...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 07-12-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By CaptonZap
Or, get one of these. ...

Or, get one of these.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NGK-SPARK-PLUG-Wire-Cable-Splice-Connectors-7mm-Wire-/311196846125

CZ
Forum: Members Lounge 07-12-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,918
Posted By CaptonZap
BING "ceramic exhaust coating", and go from...

BING "ceramic exhaust coating", and go from there. There are a number of different brands.
Most of the coating outfits don't like to do used pipes, so check first with them.
Some will clean the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-01-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,196
Posted By CaptonZap
With apologies to Tom Lehrer Plagiarize,...

With apologies to Tom Lehrer

Plagiarize, plagiarize, plagiarize, let nothing good evade your eyes.

3Phase was the one who posted that color diagram.
I think I lost the link when the computer...
Forum: Southwest 06-29-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 719
Views: 41,384
Posted By CaptonZap
http://ourodyssey.blogspot.com/2008/05/dispersed-c...

http://ourodyssey.blogspot.com/2008/05/dispersed-camping-on-public-lands.html

https://www.tripsavvy.com/dispersed-camping-in-natl-forests-503960
...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-27-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,003
Posted By CaptonZap
Another facet of that is that a retarded ignition...

Another facet of that is that a retarded ignition timing doesn't start the fuel burn soon enough to have it completed when the exhaust valve opens.
Can lead to the same bluing. So a timing check...
Forum: Members Lounge 06-17-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,085
Posted By CaptonZap
I'm sure you'll look dashing, but that's knot the...

I'm sure you'll look dashing, but that's knot the real you.

CZ
Forum: Members Lounge 06-09-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3,198
Views: 322,686
Posted By CaptonZap
You cheese heads have strange ways, and I've...

You cheese heads have strange ways, and I've heard tales.:D

CZ
Forum: Members Lounge 06-09-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3,198
Views: 322,686
Posted By CaptonZap
The BSA bikes in the late 50's had a Zerk on the...

The BSA bikes in the late 50's had a Zerk on the head, which would take half a big tube of grease to fill up. And then, when you wanted to check the bearings, you would have to contend with it all....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-30-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,496
Posted By CaptonZap
Yikes! The chart says that the limit for ring...

Yikes! The chart says that the limit for ring side clearance is .0059 inches.
Talk about ring slap!!!!
The top one, being steel, probably wouldn't break, but with that much clearance with a cast...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-26-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,405
Posted By CaptonZap
Take the stock (resister type) cap apart by...

Take the stock (resister type) cap apart by unscrewing the inner brass center piece. Inside is the resister element, which is a small cylindrical piece that looks like a short piece of ceramic rod....
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