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Forum: Members Lounge 05-03-2020, 05:45 AM
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Posted By BillyRok
P.S. -- Nice bike there Ben!

P.S. -- Nice bike there Ben!
Forum: Members Lounge 05-03-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,053
Posted By BillyRok
I'm 59, seems the years are tearing by now. ...

I'm 59, seems the years are tearing by now. First thing I ever rode was a 50cc Honda minibike my friend had but I really learned how to ride on my uncle's '74 Yamaha DT250 Enduro. At 16 I bought a...
Forum: Members Lounge 05-01-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 479
Posted By BillyRok
1981 Monte Carlo with Buick 3.8 Turbo V6

First I'll tell you what I'm in a search for, then I'll relay the story (in case somebody out there can help but doesn't care to know all the gory details:D)

I need 2 OEM connecting rods for a...
Forum: Product Evaluations 01-16-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,951
Posted By BillyRok
Whoa, they look nice! I need some, just have...

Whoa, they look nice! I need some, just have decide if I'm strong enough emotionally to withstand all the "too bad your bike isn't as shiny as your engine guards are" comments!:D
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-17-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,018
Posted By BillyRok
I have both an XJ and Xs manual. They agree that...

I have both an XJ and Xs manual. They agree that the final drive holds 0.32 US quarts but the middle drive amounts differ: 0.396 qts for the XJ and 0.38 qts for the XS although I'm not sure that's...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-15-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,118
Posted By BillyRok
Thanks for your input Jerry. I don't think I...

Thanks for your input Jerry. I don't think I have an issue with either of the interlocks you mentioned as I did get the bike to fire before I discovered the melted stator connection. The battery...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-13-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By BillyRok
Are you talking about the end that bolts to the...

Are you talking about the end that bolts to the swing arm where the drive shaft mates up? That gray colored stuff could be Yamabond or Permatex, some sort of sealer to keep grease from seeping out. ...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-10-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,490
Posted By BillyRok
Well, there you go...good one Marty! So now I...

Well, there you go...good one Marty! So now I guess I'll sit around again for another month or so wondering what to do!:p Meanwhile dielectric grease along with oil, tires, politics, and religion...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-09-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,118
Posted By BillyRok
Sorry about that , I didn't mean to be torturing...

Sorry about that , I didn't mean to be torturing anyone!:D

No, it's not running yet but I'm making progress. I have a heck of a time getting things done when I'm not exactly sure what to do...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-09-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,490
Posted By BillyRok
Fwiw

I was at the NAPA store the other day and picked up a 5oz tube of what I was told was dielectric grease but it wasn't the gray Permatex tube I was used to seeing. This is Truck-Lite NYK-77 Corrosion...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-05-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,514
Posted By BillyRok
I don't think a broken pick up coil wire is your...

I don't think a broken pick up coil wire is your problem with that XJ, at least not the same way a broken wire can cause issues with the XS models. I'm pretty certain the timing plate on the XJ is...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-05-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,490
Posted By BillyRok
Some searching on the topic of dielectric grease...

Some searching on the topic of dielectric grease turned this up, the writer seems to have a fair amount of experience in using it.

http://www.w8ji.com/dielectric_grease_vs_conductive_grease.htm
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-02-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,490
Posted By BillyRok
I have an XJ wiring diagram and if we are looking...

I have an XJ wiring diagram and if we are looking at the same diagram, the connector with the 3 white wires are next to the brake fluid switch in the picture, and this connects the stator back to the...
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 08-18-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,956
Posted By BillyRok
Hey Mike - Did you ever check with the company...

Hey Mike - Did you ever check with the company mentioned in this thread
(post #8) about the black chrome exhaust? Todd who started the thread hasn't been on the site for quite awhile and never...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-11-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,280
Posted By BillyRok
I believe it's # 11/23 in the diagram of the SG...

I believe it's # 11/23 in the diagram of the SG front caliper...this is from Partzilla.
https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/yamaha/motorcycle/1980/xs1100sg/front-brake-caliper
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-08-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,118
Posted By BillyRok
Hmm, the link to the thread I referred to in my...

Hmm, the link to the thread I referred to in my last post didn't work...try it again.
http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=45785
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-07-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,118
Posted By BillyRok
Ray, I guess it does. The service manual says to...

Ray, I guess it does. The service manual says to replace them after the first 8,000 miles and then every 10,000 after that. No telling how many miles the current ones have on them.

I'm a professed...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-07-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,118
Posted By BillyRok
Service manual says generated voltage at 2,000...

Service manual says generated voltage at 2,000 rpm should be 14.5 volts + or - .3 volts so it appears my numbers are low.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-06-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,118
Posted By BillyRok
Talking I followed DiverRay's suggestion (command!:D) and...

I followed DiverRay's suggestion (command!:D) and pulled the 2 ground wires and shined up both ends, also shined up the frame and engine where the wires fasten. Then I took the 3 wires loose that...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-04-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,118
Posted By BillyRok
Well I hooked up jumper wires from my pickup to...

Well I hooked up jumper wires from my pickup to the XJ to see if the bike would fire, still no luck. Truck battery reads 12.7v without the motor running, 14.7v when it's running...it's less than a...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-03-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,118
Posted By BillyRok
Thanks for all the replies. I got thinking about...

Thanks for all the replies. I got thinking about what Motoman said...



So I went out and checked the battery again and got 12.83v with the key off. That drops to 11.3v with the starter turning...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-03-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,118
Posted By BillyRok
Yes the ports in the carb bowls are clean,...

Yes the ports in the carb bowls are clean, spraying carb cleaner through the little red straw into them sends spray squirting across the room.

Is it possible to have spark when grounding the plug...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-02-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,118
Posted By BillyRok
Some further details... I have the synch...

Some further details...

I have the synch gauges hooked up to the bike and am running a temporary fuel supply to the carbs so the octy is bypassed right now, and I do have inline fuel filters. Did...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-02-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,118
Posted By BillyRok
Can't get my XJ to run

It's been almost two years since I've put any real time in riding my XJ. My last trip I had troubles restarting the bike after gas stops, it wanted to backfire on occasion, hard enough once that the...
Forum: Members Lounge 04-18-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,237
Posted By BillyRok
This will probably be of interest to you -- ...

This will probably be of interest to you --
https://www.ebay.com/itm/YAMAHA-1981-XS1100-VENTURE-TANK-DECALS-GRAPHICS-SET/300487125505?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
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