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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-29-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,020
Posted By crazy steve
When I tried that, the support broke off, not the...

When I tried that, the support broke off, not the tube. And when it did, it broke the two spot welds to the tank top and left me with two holes to patch...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-24-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,604
Posted By crazy steve
There's another variation technique that works...

There's another variation technique that works well too...

1. Install the airbox in the chassis, push it back as far as it will go.

2. Install the carbs on the engine first. I've found that...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-23-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,604
Posted By crazy steve
Video.......

Video.... http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35349
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-27-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,716
Posted By crazy steve
The frame is the same in that area on all the...

The frame is the same in that area on all the standards AND the SF. The SG and SH are different.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-22-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By crazy steve
Well, start here to figure out what you need.......

Well, start here to figure out what you need.... http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36550

There's multiple parts sources for these, depending on what you need; PartsN'More (general parts),...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-22-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,716
Posted By crazy steve
Here's what you need......

Here's what you need... http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36551

Maybe somebody here has a hacked frame that could cut the mounts off of for you...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-21-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,338
Posted By crazy steve
It all gets down to your comfort level after...

It all gets down to your comfort level after inspecting the tires. Personally, where I live I wouldn't hesitate to run those tires if they looked good. You hear lots of antidotal horror stories, but...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-21-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By crazy steve
All the pressure sensor does is supply the ground...

All the pressure sensor does is supply the ground for the indicator light; if grounding the wire to the sensor doesn't light a known good bulb, the problem is in the wiring, not the sensor. If you do...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-20-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,338
Posted By crazy steve
At that age and where you live, those tires are...

At that age and where you live, those tires are probably getting marginal... unless the bike was stored in an air-conditioned space.

FWIW, when the Feds did a big tire study in the wake of the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-19-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,600
Posted By crazy steve
Here ya go Bug.......

Here ya go Bug.... http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=37399
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-18-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By crazy steve
Here's probably the best thread on the subject......

Here's probably the best thread on the subject...

http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33406&highlight=trailer+towing
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-16-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By crazy steve
$200 for a solid complete XS exhaust is a good...

$200 for a solid complete XS exhaust is a good deal... But do make sure it's complete. Parts for many of the aftermarket exhausts are getting every bit as rare as good OEM systems. For some bits, if...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-12-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,560
Posted By crazy steve
To check the reed switch, connect a OHM meter...

To check the reed switch, connect a OHM meter across the two wires coming off it, then turn the speedometer. The switch should open/close/open as you turn...

You may need an analog meter as most...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-10-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,598
Posted By crazy steve
I made one for the rear caliper on my XJ...

I made one for the rear caliper on my XJ project.... http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=37206

The main thing to remember is these are there to prevent the pad thrust surfaces from wearing...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-09-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By crazy steve
Like Phil said, they're supposed to cancel on a...

Like Phil said, they're supposed to cancel on a time/distance basis. Stopped at a light, they generally will stay on until you move but not always. You might check to see if the reed switch in the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-08-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,874
Posted By crazy steve
My experience is the top of the windshield should...

My experience is the top of the windshield should be be right at eye level (so you're just looking over it). Even small differences can have big effects. And tipping it back (so the top is closer to...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-04-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,858
Posted By crazy steve
Don't get hung up on mileage numbers; these bikes...

Don't get hung up on mileage numbers; these bikes were never known for their fuel economy. My '78E only achieved 40 MPG once, it was usually in the mid 30s. If it drops into the low 30s or less...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-03-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By crazy steve
... And make sure it isn't rusted out or blocked.

... And make sure it isn't rusted out or blocked.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-01-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By crazy steve
Mike, read this:...

Mike, read this: http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35339 for directions on how to read the meter and what to look for. One problem is the meter doesn't put any load on the connections so...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-01-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By crazy steve
If everything except the ignition/start circuit...

If everything except the ignition/start circuit work, that's where the problem lies. Start at the fuse panel, make sure you have 12V power to ground on both sides of the ignition fuse with the fuse...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 01-31-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,201
Posted By crazy steve
Yamaha is a bit vague on this. I like to use the...

Yamaha is a bit vague on this. I like to use the 'fall away' method (found in another make service manual) as it gives consistent results. It goes like this:

With the bike upright and level on the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 01-31-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By crazy steve
If it were single wall pipe, you could use a...

If it were single wall pipe, you could use a fabricated mandrel to remove most of the dent, but with double wall you'll never get it all out. If you're determined to fix it, the best way would be to...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 01-29-2016, 01:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,847
Posted By crazy steve
There may be two issues with 'printed' parts;...

There may be two issues with 'printed' parts; one, will the material hold up to brake fluid, sunlight, etc? Two, the degree of 'finish' due to printer 'resolution' that seems to be available with...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 01-27-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,858
Posted By crazy steve
Cheap sync tool.......

Cheap sync tool.... http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=986

This is what I use, it works just fine. A bit slower to use, but no worries about if the multiple gauges are all calibrated the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 01-27-2016, 03:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,560
Posted By crazy steve
How The OEM Turn Signals Work

The XS turn signals are unlike any other turn signals circuits you've ever ran into. The flasher isn't really a flasher, it's a special relay and the canceller prevents the relay from closing under...
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