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Old 05-18-2019, 09:26 AM
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Yeah, that's the "octy". Most people bypass and discard it, as it makes it easier to run the fuel lines. It's only reason for being on the bike is to shut off the fuel when the engine is not running. The problem most have with it is the number of fuel lines causes crimps in the lines when putting the tank on, and the bike will not reach full power due to fuel starving.
do a search on "octy bypass"
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Old 05-18-2019, 02:24 PM
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Yeah, that's the "octy". Most people bypass and discard it, as it makes it easier to run the fuel lines. It's only reason for being on the bike is to shut off the fuel when the engine is not running. The problem most have with it is the number of fuel lines causes crimps in the lines when putting the tank on, and the bike will not reach full power due to fuel starving.
do a search on "octy bypass"
Precisely what I was thinking! Too many fuel lines under that tank. Is it necessary to use non-vacuum petcocks to bypass the "octy"?
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Old 05-18-2019, 02:54 PM
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As I understand it, you lose the automatic fuel flow. The petcocks will need to be turned on and off manually. This would be no big deal breaker to me! My old honda 350XL was like that and you get used to it. That octopus thing was designed by someone on drugs! The standards are nothing like that!
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The special has non-vacuum petcocks, hence the octy. Here is what I wrote a while ago to someone else about bypassing the octy.:http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread...octy+bypass%22
Remember to put a cap on the #2 intake boot, as you no longer need it for the octy.
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New coils

I just received the "new" coils taken off a Maxim 1100. I tested them with the ohmmeter and they both seem to be good, although I haven't installed them on the bike yet. I'll keep everyone updated.
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Nice work on figuring out they might be the problem, I hope they work! You sure are “on an island” up there!

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