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Forum: Members Lounge 03-26-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,949
Posted By D. P. Larmee
This is a really good tip. Saved my butt once. ...

This is a really good tip. Saved my butt once. I'm on the highway, and traffic stops. I stop. The car behind me apparently didn't notice everyone else stopping and was still coming pretty fast. ...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 03-09-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,760
Posted By D. P. Larmee
On my bike, it seemed to be the connector that...

On my bike, it seemed to be the connector that the pickup coil wires share with the neutral light. When wet, if in neutral, it would start up fine, as soon as you put it in gear, one of the pickup...
Forum: Members Lounge 03-09-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,875
Posted By D. P. Larmee
I have the same shocks on my bike. They work...

I have the same shocks on my bike. They work great. If you can't find the air hose setup, I found that a couple 1/8" npt air tank filler valves from the auto parts store worked great. Without any...
Forum: Members Lounge 02-10-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,532
Posted By D. P. Larmee
I have a white special that I think looks pretty...

I have a white special that I think looks pretty sharp.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg66/dlarmee/IMG_02391.jpg
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-03-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,972
Posted By D. P. Larmee
This one is a replacement from Partsnmore.com...

This one is a replacement from Partsnmore.com (part # 15-0014 on the "engine" tab for the XS11), but it is the same head and thread size as factory. I put a factory one in another bike after I...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-03-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,972
Posted By D. P. Larmee
Here she is installed in the final drive. The...

Here she is installed in the final drive. The clearance is too tight to get a socket on, but there is plenty of room to get it finger tight and snug with an open end wrench.
...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-02-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,972
Posted By D. P. Larmee
I knew I had an extra one around here somewhere. ...

I knew I had an extra one around here somewhere. Here she is:

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg66/dlarmee/drainplug.jpg
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-02-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,972
Posted By D. P. Larmee
The fill plug is an allen; the drain plug is a...

The fill plug is an allen; the drain plug is a hex head with the same threads. It's the same plug that you remove to drain the engine oil, and both middle and final drives.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 02-02-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,972
Posted By D. P. Larmee
The oil drain plugs for the XS11 are 14 x 1.5 and...

The oil drain plugs for the XS11 are 14 x 1.5 and can be picked up at Partsnmore for $7.00.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-20-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By D. P. Larmee
My 80 special has all of the engine covers...

My 80 special has all of the engine covers chromed. As I bought it 25 years after it was made, I have no idea whether the chrome was factory or not. I always assumed it was done by a PO.
Forum: Members Lounge 11-19-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,115
Posted By D. P. Larmee
My XS has been a reliable daily driver since...

My XS has been a reliable daily driver since 2001. She has yet to leave me stranded. Eight years without incident; that's more than I can say for any other vehicle that I've ever owned. Even after...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 11-16-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,542
Posted By D. P. Larmee
I rode an old CB350 for years virtually...

I rode an old CB350 for years virtually maintenence free. A friend that I used to ride with back then had a XS400 that he really liked too. The old KZ400s were also a lot of fun. These bikes are...
Forum: Members Lounge 11-13-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,275
Posted By D. P. Larmee
I have had a couple XJs over the years, and here...

I have had a couple XJs over the years, and here in IL, all of the titles have had 82 XS1100 as the model designation. The same thing with my insurance cards. So, it seems that if you run the VIN...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-04-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,663
Posted By D. P. Larmee
I think that being made for only four years, many...

I think that being made for only four years, many people just don’t really know about the XS11, and this keeps the prices way down. Look at the competition. The KZ900/1000 series were pretty much...
Forum: Members Lounge 10-31-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,090
Posted By D. P. Larmee
It definitely depends on what kind of work you'll...

It definitely depends on what kind of work you'll be doing. If you are active, you need much less than if you are idle. I would suggest simple layering; a coat, over a down vest, over a sweater,...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-21-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,053
Posted By D. P. Larmee
Mine starts down to about 35*F with no problem. ...

Mine starts down to about 35*F with no problem. Below that, the starter clutch slips a bit. I can usually get it started after a few tries down into the teens. Below that, I resort to a 100 watt...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-10-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,274
Posted By D. P. Larmee
I think I remember something about the Yamaha...

I think I remember something about the Yamaha factory replacement exhaust systems carrying this plate after a certain point. For example, if you scraped up your exhaust in say 1984 in an accident...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-09-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,073
Posted By D. P. Larmee
You probably want to check the oil for gas too,...

You probably want to check the oil for gas too, because if it made it past the floats to the airbox, there is a chance that it went the other way into the crankcase as well.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-09-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,073
Posted By D. P. Larmee
Is it possible that what you are referring to as...

Is it possible that what you are referring to as a reserve tank is your airbox? Could be a sticky float and fuel coming out the back of a carb into the airbox. A picture may be in order to remove...
Forum: Members Lounge 09-01-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,291
Posted By D. P. Larmee
Luckily, as long as he didn't back the bleeder...

Luckily, as long as he didn't back the bleeder screw out, the grease wouldn't make it anywhere important.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-13-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,715
Posted By D. P. Larmee
I found a picture of mine on the bike. I had it...

I found a picture of mine on the bike. I had it recovered when I bought the bike, so the pattern is different, but the shape looks pretty similar. I have been told that these seats were an option...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-13-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,715
Posted By D. P. Larmee
That looks just like the seat that came on my...

That looks just like the seat that came on my 1980 standard. I don't know for sure if it came from the factory like that, or if it was added sometime later. But, if it doesn't fit with the black...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-11-2009, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By D. P. Larmee
I think I remember someone mentioning that the...

I think I remember someone mentioning that the emulsion tubes in the SF were different than the E and F. If I recall correctly, E and F tubes had 16 holes and SF had 14 for the inner two carbs and...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-28-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,036
Posted By D. P. Larmee
I have had similar issues on my standard after...

I have had similar issues on my standard after washing the bike or getting caught in the rain. On my bike, I believe that it had something to do with the connector that the pickup coil wires share...
Forum: Members Lounge 07-24-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By D. P. Larmee
I'm also shooting for saturday. What time are...

I'm also shooting for saturday. What time are people getting together?
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