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Old 02-07-2012, 01:24 PM
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Exclamation Updated Tech Forums!

Well, I finally figured out how to move posts to the closed tech forums as part of my mod duties (), so you'll start seeing some new-and-improved tech tips! If you have an already-posted favorite that you think should be posted, let me know here with a link. I've posted a few already, have a bunch more (Cy's auto cancel mod, the auto cam tensioner to name just a few) already waiting in line, they just need some cleaning up/editing. If you've a personal tip/trick you'd like to share, let me know. I won't guarantee everything will make the cut (your mod to mount your chrome cup-holder to your 18" apes won't help too many other members..), but if it's a popular/useful idea we'll see what we can do!

Please DON'T post any tips/how-tos here; post to the correct forum, make sure it's as clearly written as possible, and including pictures will help a lot. I will note that for any pics you post, you'll need to maintain your photo site so we don't end up with dead photo links.

TC and I are also going to try to clean out some of the existing stuff that's out of date or has now-dead links to make the tech forums less cluttered.
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'78E original owner - resto project
'78E ???? owner - Modder project FJ forks, 4-piston calipers F/R, 160/80-16 rear tire
'82 XJ rebuild project
'80SG restified, red SOLD
'79F parts...
'81H more parts...

Other current bikes:
'93 XL1200 Anniversary Sportster 85RWHP
'86 XL883/1200 Chopper
'82 XL1000 w/1450cc Buell, Baker 6-speed, in-progress project
Cage: '13 Mustang GT/CS with a few 'custom' touches
Yep, can't leave nuthin' alone...
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:45 PM
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Probably on the list already but Kat's Carb Cleaning 101 would be good to have in there!

http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread...b+cleaning+101
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K&N Filter
#45 pilot Jet, #137.5 Main Jet
OEM Exhaust
ATK Fork Brace
LED Dash lights
Ammeter, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, and Volt Meters

Green Monster Coils
SS Brake Lines
Vision 550 Auto Tensioner

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Old 02-07-2012, 05:58 PM
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Yep, that's definitely one!
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'78E original owner - resto project
'78E ???? owner - Modder project FJ forks, 4-piston calipers F/R, 160/80-16 rear tire
'82 XJ rebuild project
'80SG restified, red SOLD
'79F parts...
'81H more parts...

Other current bikes:
'93 XL1200 Anniversary Sportster 85RWHP
'86 XL883/1200 Chopper
'82 XL1000 w/1450cc Buell, Baker 6-speed, in-progress project
Cage: '13 Mustang GT/CS with a few 'custom' touches
Yep, can't leave nuthin' alone...
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:26 PM
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How 'bout the "voodoo electronics" full power ignition coil relay mod...
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:47 PM
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How 'bout the "voodoo electronics" full power ignition coil relay mod...
I remember that one vaguely, got a link to the thread?
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'78E original owner - resto project
'78E ???? owner - Modder project FJ forks, 4-piston calipers F/R, 160/80-16 rear tire
'82 XJ rebuild project
'80SG restified, red SOLD
'79F parts...
'81H more parts...

Other current bikes:
'93 XL1200 Anniversary Sportster 85RWHP
'86 XL883/1200 Chopper
'82 XL1000 w/1450cc Buell, Baker 6-speed, in-progress project
Cage: '13 Mustang GT/CS with a few 'custom' touches
Yep, can't leave nuthin' alone...
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:58 PM
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Yep Steve, here it is, 3 Ω coils only....

http://www.wgcarbs.com//index2.php?o...ge=0&Itemid=26
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79SF - every day rider, solo seat mod, Brembo 16MM M/C, Accel 3Ω's, Supertrapp (115K miles)

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Old 02-07-2012, 10:31 PM
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That's a no go Phil, it's copywrited material...
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'78E original owner - resto project
'78E ???? owner - Modder project FJ forks, 4-piston calipers F/R, 160/80-16 rear tire
'82 XJ rebuild project
'80SG restified, red SOLD
'79F parts...
'81H more parts...

Other current bikes:
'93 XL1200 Anniversary Sportster 85RWHP
'86 XL883/1200 Chopper
'82 XL1000 w/1450cc Buell, Baker 6-speed, in-progress project
Cage: '13 Mustang GT/CS with a few 'custom' touches
Yep, can't leave nuthin' alone...
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:00 AM
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:22 PM
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Just a heads-up that I'm still posting 'new' tech tips, I'm going to try to do at least a couple per day until I get the backlog whittled down. I'll note that there's a 'mods/admin' forum ('tips under construction') where we (mods) stash tips for editing, etc before posting to the tech forums. Right now I'm going for the low-hanging fruit (ones that need little or no editing), the rate may slow once I get to the longer threads..

Anyway, I've posted tips by mashermoto, planedick, boyat68, dbeardslee, and psycoreefer so far, so I want to thank them for taking the time to put these together in the first place! THANKS!!!
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'78E original owner - resto project
'78E ???? owner - Modder project FJ forks, 4-piston calipers F/R, 160/80-16 rear tire
'82 XJ rebuild project
'80SG restified, red SOLD
'79F parts...
'81H more parts...

Other current bikes:
'93 XL1200 Anniversary Sportster 85RWHP
'86 XL883/1200 Chopper
'82 XL1000 w/1450cc Buell, Baker 6-speed, in-progress project
Cage: '13 Mustang GT/CS with a few 'custom' touches
Yep, can't leave nuthin' alone...
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:34 PM
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Are you weeding out the unnecessary comments (good comments or bad ones) or are you editing them into just the necessary material and posting just that?
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1978 XS1100E
K&N Filter
#45 pilot Jet, #137.5 Main Jet
OEM Exhaust
ATK Fork Brace
LED Dash lights
Ammeter, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, and Volt Meters

Green Monster Coils
SS Brake Lines
Vision 550 Auto Tensioner

In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

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Old 02-08-2012, 05:46 PM
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Yes, I'm trying to condense the tips down to one, two posts at the most. I am 'moving' additional or better info that may be in other posts into the final product. It can take some time....
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'78E original owner - resto project
'78E ???? owner - Modder project FJ forks, 4-piston calipers F/R, 160/80-16 rear tire
'82 XJ rebuild project
'80SG restified, red SOLD
'79F parts...
'81H more parts...

Other current bikes:
'93 XL1200 Anniversary Sportster 85RWHP
'86 XL883/1200 Chopper
'82 XL1000 w/1450cc Buell, Baker 6-speed, in-progress project
Cage: '13 Mustang GT/CS with a few 'custom' touches
Yep, can't leave nuthin' alone...
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:52 AM
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Thank You!

Steve, I think I speak for us all when I say THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
This is long overdue & the time & effort you put in to this site does not go unappreciated.
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stock headers with fishtail mufflers,black & beautiful GONE TO ARIZONA

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Old 02-09-2012, 02:24 PM
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There's some real good info in the Electrolytic tank cleaning thread - here
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:59 PM
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Tod's might have to go in there to if he is ok with that

http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35391
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1978 XS1100E
K&N Filter
#45 pilot Jet, #137.5 Main Jet
OEM Exhaust
ATK Fork Brace
LED Dash lights
Ammeter, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, and Volt Meters

Green Monster Coils
SS Brake Lines
Vision 550 Auto Tensioner

In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

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Old 02-14-2012, 11:29 AM
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I've posted more new tips today (yeah, I was a slacker for a few days, but hey, I do have a life besides here! ), I'll keep plugging at 'em...

Anyway, I'll thank 81xsproject, dgxser, Bikerphil, Ivan, and trbig for the tips they posted that are now in the respective tip forums!

I'd like to get the Auto cam chain tensioner in there too, but we're still getting more info on that!
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'78E original owner - resto project
'78E ???? owner - Modder project FJ forks, 4-piston calipers F/R, 160/80-16 rear tire
'82 XJ rebuild project
'80SG restified, red SOLD
'79F parts...
'81H more parts...

Other current bikes:
'93 XL1200 Anniversary Sportster 85RWHP
'86 XL883/1200 Chopper
'82 XL1000 w/1450cc Buell, Baker 6-speed, in-progress project
Cage: '13 Mustang GT/CS with a few 'custom' touches
Yep, can't leave nuthin' alone...

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