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Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 04-01-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 874
Posted By VegasMichael
'79 Special in Vegas

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/mcy/5518840574.html

$2000 firm.

I'm in no hurry to sell it, but it's for sale.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-14-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,609
Posted By VegasMichael
Honestly, I just wanted a spot to mount some...

Honestly, I just wanted a spot to mount some highway pegs.

The XS11 isn't the most comfortable bike for a tall guy (next up: raising the handlebars a little). :)
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-12-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,609
Posted By VegasMichael
Thanks, John. Installed today without any...

Thanks, John. Installed today without any problems (other than having to clean up the old bolts a little once they were off).

This is the first time I've worked on the XS11 without stripping or...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-10-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,609
Posted By VegasMichael
Engine guards install

Hello all! Potentially stupid question here:

I've acquired a set of 2-point engine guards w/ highway pegs. The installation seems very straightforward:

remove bolts
replace bolts with...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-27-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,644
Posted By VegasMichael
I tell my gf to just sit back and relax, and that...

I tell my gf to just sit back and relax, and that if she gets tense or tries to lean into or away from turns, we're going to die horribly.

She's a pretty good passenger.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-19-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,862
Posted By VegasMichael
Thanks, all. I get that basic maintenance (fluid...

Thanks, all. I get that basic maintenance (fluid changes, brake inspection, etc.) needs to be done before disaster strikes. I'm just hesitant to mess with non-critical fixes (like the petcocks, which...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-19-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,862
Posted By VegasMichael
Fix it before it breaks, or wait? What's your philosophy?

Hello all!

I'm making a list of things to take care of on my SF this winter (when it's finally under 120-degrees in the garage). I MAY get the bike painted, and thought about taking this...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-29-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 37,681
Posted By VegasMichael
Looks fantastic! You should add 2 Tech Tips...

Looks fantastic!

You should add 2 Tech Tips under the Miscellaneous heading: 1 for your painting technique, and 1 for how you got the engine so damn clean.

edit: One for how you cooked that...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-26-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By VegasMichael
Thanks, 3Phase - that was useful in testing. ...

Thanks, 3Phase - that was useful in testing.

Update: After much time yesterday spent checking all the grounding in the signal wires and getting nowhere, today I started up the bike and the turn...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-25-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By VegasMichael
Thanks! I guess the BIG assumption I was making...

Thanks! I guess the BIG assumption I was making is that the speedo wiring has something to do with the turn signals, but it sounds like it doesn't. I assumed that this was what I'd screwed up.

I...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-25-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By VegasMichael
New speedo installed, but turn signals don't work

Hello all! First of all, I know absolutely nothing about wiring or electronics.

Here's what happened: I replaced the '79 Special's speedo with one from a '79 650. Everything went pretty smoothly...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-20-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 906
Posted By VegasMichael
Here's a video on taking apart the speedo....

Here's a video on taking apart the speedo. (https://youtu.be/eef7FLG2mag) It's doable, but fragile.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-20-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,829
Posted By VegasMichael
Hey TC - those LEDs look great! I see that these...

Hey TC - those LEDs look great! I see that these are the lights you ordered (https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/led-work-lights/led-product/2055/). Have you done a thread on what the mount...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-20-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By VegasMichael
I don't know if it's still offered, but when I...

I don't know if it's still offered, but when I moved to Vegas I took my old Suzuki to a Harley dealership in Pennsylvania and they shipped it to the bike shop of my choice. I'm not sure what's...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-11-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,229
Posted By VegasMichael
This won't help the OP much, but it might help...

This won't help the OP much, but it might help someone looking to solve similar problems down the road ...

I also had a whine from the front end (I actually searched the forums for "whirring"...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-11-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,193
Posted By VegasMichael
Which model Slipstream? Did it go right on, or...

Which model Slipstream? Did it go right on, or did you have to modify?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-09-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,391
Posted By VegasMichael
Thanks! Sounds like this should be an easy...

Thanks! Sounds like this should be an easy upgrade.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-09-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,391
Posted By VegasMichael
Rox Pivoting handlebar extensions, take 2

Hello all! I'm new to the forum and am grateful for all the help you've already given me.

I recently got a '79 Special, and am unhappy with the handlbars -- I want them to move up and back just a...
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