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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-16-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,981
Posted By greatnw
I'd put them on in a heartbeat. Put a Metzler...

I'd put them on in a heartbeat. Put a Metzler rear radial on a 1984 Honda V65 Sabre. It still had the bias on the front. The difference was really hard to believe. Certainly no problems. Triumph sold...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-23-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,647
Posted By greatnw
**YAMAHA XS1100 / XS11 TURBO ATP 1979** - $8000 (North Seattle)

Don't know if anyone has posted this yet but here it is!
Anyone familiar with this mod?

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3135163524.html
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-08-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,866
Posted By greatnw
Congratulations on finding a great classic....

Congratulations on finding a great classic. Everything looks to be in great cosmetic shape which is the hard part. Everything else can be fixed.
I'm thinking a brake system inspection and rebuild...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-08-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,044
Posted By greatnw
Great Job! Bike looks really good.

Great Job! Bike looks really good.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-22-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,761
Posted By greatnw
Great looking bike. If tires and carb cleaning is...

Great looking bike. If tires and carb cleaning is all you need you did just fine. Elbow grease on the chrome and paint is just standard with anything as old as these bikes.
Carbs aren't that hard,...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-21-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,271
Posted By greatnw
Congratulations! These bikes do get a hold on you...

Congratulations! These bikes do get a hold on you in a way that is hard to describe.
Yep, my 80SG has the same serial number so I think you are right on track.
Sounds like you are doing well and...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-18-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,009
Posted By greatnw
Tough break! I got one from my local Bent Bike....

Tough break! I got one from my local Bent Bike. Don't think they are anything special. I'm sure the guru's here will fill in the blanks.
Good luck getting home.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-20-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,990
Posted By greatnw
Adding my congrats on a great find! Nice looking...

Adding my congrats on a great find! Nice looking machine.
I'll also add that I wouldn't let that carb tune go to long. That #2 pipe is trying to talk to you really loud.
I think you'll find that...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-27-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,339
Posted By greatnw
I think I was one of the recent ones. Mine is on...

I think I was one of the recent ones. Mine is on the way. Figured it was cheap insurance not to ever need it. I just hope I don't lose it! Thanks for making them available!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-03-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,539
Posted By greatnw
I agree with the Spectacular! adjective. Great...

I agree with the Spectacular! adjective. Great job and I love the color scheme.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-30-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By greatnw
Thanks guys, It is a plastic pan and is in...

Thanks guys,

It is a plastic pan and is in good shape except for a torn area on the bottom edge. I would just put some tape on it if I was going to use it since it isn't really visible.

I am a...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-29-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By greatnw
Seat ID?

This seat was sitting on my 80 SG when I picked it up. Not close, but hoping someone might have an idea what it does fit!

It is a Rich's seat which I believe is a local guy doing custom seat...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 09-18-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,381
Posted By greatnw
That was a great story!! Remember drooling over...

That was a great story!! Remember drooling over those as a kid. Seemed like a barely tamed tiger then. Who would have imagined the power levels we take for granted now.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-28-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,083
Posted By greatnw
Just had this conversation with Metzler last...

Just had this conversation with Metzler last year. Six years is their marker. I'm with everyone else here. They base all their warranty policies off of it. If you lived in the arid, high heat areas...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-15-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,463
Posted By greatnw
I'm adding the engine guards to mine and that...

I'm adding the engine guards to mine and that seems like an extremely good idea to me TC.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-13-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,573
Posted By greatnw
I like DGSXER's list. Mine did the same thing....

I like DGSXER's list. Mine did the same thing. The carb boots were horribly bad. Didn't show up until it warmed up. Can't remember what I sprayed to find them, but when the idle ran up it was pretty...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-28-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,264
Posted By greatnw
I'll chime in on the one valve. I made one...

I'll chime in on the one valve. I made one described somewhere here on the forum. PVC pipe capped on one end, some sort of plumbing plug on the other. Tapped two nipples into it and hooked up the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-09-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By greatnw
Hi Steve, Mine's bone stock, so if I didn't...

Hi Steve,

Mine's bone stock, so if I didn't find what you were looking for let me know.

Glad to send any pictures if you need them.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-09-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By greatnw
Ground cleaning time agreed! The one that did the...

Ground cleaning time agreed! The one that did the most for me was the rectifier to frame ground "under" the forward bolt that holds it on. Cleaned the corrosion and a lot of little things got better....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-07-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By greatnw
Steve, I happen to still have my 80SG apart and...

Steve, I happen to still have my 80SG apart and the weather finally turned (though I typically ride year around.)
The only black wire not part of one of the connectors is the ground to the turn...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-27-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By greatnw
MC rebuilds are easy and life saving IMHO....

MC rebuilds are easy and life saving IMHO. Really, as long as you can clean up the MC and the inside is nice and shiny the rebuild kit solves most trouble.
I'm with you on the synthetic fluids...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-21-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By greatnw
I'm with TC on all the above. No power at all is...

I'm with TC on all the above. No power at all is serious. What happens when you short across the solenoid?

I got rid of the inline 30A fuse on the left side of the bike. Put in an blade fuse and...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-10-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,204
Posted By greatnw
Carb clean tip is to have a clean work area, have...

Carb clean tip is to have a clean work area, have small containers for all the different items and be meticulous in your cleaning.
Take your time, it is easier than it sounds.
I picked up an...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-08-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,377
Posted By greatnw
I've used POR15 on my special tank after...

I've used POR15 on my special tank after soldering a constellations worth of pinholes after cleaning it. The POR15 has an elastic quality to it and seemed like a great product. I ended up getting a...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-08-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,397
Posted By greatnw
Could be all the above plus pick up coil wires to...

Could be all the above plus pick up coil wires to boot!

Lot's of new people on board all the time. I know I was one a couple of years ago.

Even more guys with lots of experience with these...
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