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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-19-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 191
Posted By CaptonZap
Quoting from the same source; Middle gear case:...

Quoting from the same source;
Middle gear case: Approx. 0.375 L
(0.33 Imp qt, 0.396US qt)

Recommended oil: SAE 80 API Hypoid gear oil.
SAE 80W90 may be used for...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-18-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 191
Posted By CaptonZap
Page 2-11 of the Genuine Yamaha XJ 1100J manual,...

Page 2-11 of the Genuine Yamaha XJ 1100J manual, it says;
Final gear case: Approx. 0.30 L (0.26 Imp qt, 0.32 US qt)

I fill it to the bottom of the filler hole threads and call it good.

CZ
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 parts for sale. 11-10-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By CaptonZap
And if I may add a bit, take a hair dryer or heat...

And if I may add a bit, take a hair dryer or heat gun , and heat the body of the carb with the slide in it, up to a temperature that needs gloves to be able to handle it. Or dip it in boiling water....
Forum: Members Lounge 11-05-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By CaptonZap
Shine protector

After you get the aluminum polished, and there are no magic potions to getting that done other than a lot of work, save the shine by going to a marine dealer and buying a can of Shark Hide.
...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-07-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 808
Posted By CaptonZap
Didn't think you would.I'm sure you have a better...

Didn't think you would.I'm sure you have a better handle on it than they do. Some people believe in the tooth fairy with the same kind of analytics. What peril? The peril that my greased joint might...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-05-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 808
Posted By CaptonZap
The reason the connector melts is that the metal...

The reason the connector melts is that the metal to metal contact corrodes, which increases the resistance between the two parts, which creates heat, which increases the chemical action in the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-27-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By CaptonZap
Right you are Sid. When you put the two keys...

Right you are Sid.

When you put the two keys together with the bumps down, the grooves are on different sides, thus right and left handed.;)
CZ
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-27-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By CaptonZap
Right you are Sid. When you put the two keys...

Right you are Sid.

When you put the two keys together with the bumps down, the grooves are on different sides, thus right and left handed.
CZ
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-26-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By CaptonZap
Yamaha made right and left hand keys. There...

Yamaha made right and left hand keys.
There should be a number on the lock face, and if the locks, (ignition and cover), are original, the numbers should match.
If the key that goes in the ignition...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-13-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,341
Posted By CaptonZap
What kind of oil did you say you wanted on your...

What kind of oil did you say you wanted on your popcorn?:rolleyes:
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-07-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 712
Posted By CaptonZap
And check for air leaks between the carbs and...

And check for air leaks between the carbs and head.
Propane torch style.
Someone here will explain.
Check it after it has warmed up and started to high idle
Expansion caused by heat is a sneaky...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-28-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,570
Posted By CaptonZap
It sounds like the bike was running on all four...

It sounds like the bike was running on all four when you checked it.
One other thing to remember is that coils sometimes get inoperative after they get warm. The coils expand, and the cracked wire...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 01-02-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By CaptonZap
One other thing to remember is that the TCI shuts...

One other thing to remember is that the TCI shuts off the current to the coils after some seconds, (depending on the condition of some internal components)
if it doesn't get a signal from the pickup...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-29-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,337
Posted By CaptonZap
Drain the oil, and heat it in a pan outside,...

Drain the oil, and heat it in a pan outside, using an electric heating pad.
Bring to a slow simmer, and measure the temperature with a candy thermometer. When it gets to 250 F, let it stew until it...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-22-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,492
Posted By CaptonZap
That only applies if the correct amount of grease...

That only applies if the correct amount of grease IS applied. One or two pumps isn't going to do much good.
When you look at a small one hand grease gun, and notice the size of the cartridge, you...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-28-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,185
Posted By CaptonZap
:(With apologies to The Old Philosopher,...

:(With apologies to The Old Philosopher, (http://www.madmusic.com/song_details.aspx?SongID=270),

You say you parked your XS11 for a few years, and when you took it out of the collapsed shed and...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-05-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,547
Posted By CaptonZap
http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34518&h...

http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34518&highlight=gas+cap+gasket

CZ
Forum: Wanted to buy - XS and XJ1100 parts and bikes. 09-30-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
Posted By CaptonZap
https://www.busfreighter.com/our-rates/rate-exampl...

https://www.busfreighter.com/our-rates/rate-examples/
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-30-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,499
Posted By CaptonZap
Hook your meter to the red with yellow wire on...

Hook your meter to the red with yellow wire on the TCI and ground, and turn the key on. You should see half a volt,+/-, less than the voltage at the battery. Push the start button, and you should see...
Forum: Members Lounge 09-26-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3,230
Views: 347,166
Posted By CaptonZap
http://craigvetter.com/pages/Online_Store/Replacem...

http://craigvetter.com/pages/Online_Store/Replacement_Parts/Details.html#Anchor-Edging-28258
Forum: Members Lounge 09-07-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,058
Posted By CaptonZap
Try these guys. ...

Try these guys.

http://www.mainelymagnetos.com/magnetosredone.html

CZ
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-16-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,112
Posted By CaptonZap
How much do you want for the THICK shims? The...

How much do you want for the THICK shims? The ones nobody needs?
I have a surface grinder.;)

CZ
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-07-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By CaptonZap
Thanks, should be here by the 14th. A K&L, for...

Thanks, should be here by the 14th.
A K&L, for a few bucks less than anyone else and free shipping. Win,win.:D

CZ
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-07-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 620
Posted By CaptonZap
Brake cylinder rebuild kit question

I need a rebuild kit for the front master cylinder on an 80G.
Are there any vendors I should avoid?
Bike Bandit has a kit for about half of what Partzilla wants. Anybody have experience with Bike...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-29-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,614
Posted By CaptonZap
This, from another forum; Try this hack on...

This, from another forum;

Try this hack on the photo address.
After the .jpg before the [/img] put ~original
.jpg~original[/img]
This will get all the PB photos showing again, for the moment...
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