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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 12-17-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,839
Posted By HalfCentury
If the valve clearances are out of spec, there is...

If the valve clearances are out of spec, there is nothing downstream that you can do to correct the results of the valve clearance problem.

After you adjust the clearances, use a hanging fuel...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 12-04-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,839
Posted By HalfCentury
Did you perform a carb sync?

Did you perform a carb sync?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 12-04-2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,871
Posted By HalfCentury
Send an email to Len at www.xj4ever.com. If...

Send an email to Len at www.xj4ever.com. If anyone has it, it will be Len.

http://www.xj4ever.com/

I rebuilt mine last year and I was able to acquire all the parts needed. I did re-use the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-12-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By HalfCentury
This summer I replaced the boots on my XJ1100...

This summer I replaced the boots on my XJ1100 with the eBay boots. I did at least two synchs with a Morgan Carb Tune and did have any problem with the vacuum nipples.

I suggest using a lube to...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-09-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,850
Posted By HalfCentury
My XJ1100 acted like this until I discarded the...

My XJ1100 acted like this until I discarded the OEM ignition coils and installed green Dyna ignition coils.

There is a thread by Kboeringer regarding new coils solving a long-standing running...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-05-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,850
Posted By HalfCentury
I have used lemon juice on XJ650 carbs and on the...

I have used lemon juice on XJ650 carbs and on the three brake calipers of an XJ1100. The juice leaves sticky residue everywhere. I dip the parts in boiling water after coming out of the lemon juice...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 10-31-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,548
Posted By HalfCentury
I found that the FZ-10 was jumpy and that it...

I found that the FZ-10 was jumpy and that it sounded like a blender. Just a personal dislike. You have to consider that my workhorse if the FJR. The HP and power-to-weight ratio of the FZ-10 is not...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 10-30-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,548
Posted By HalfCentury
I test drove an FZ-10 during the summer at a...

I test drove an FZ-10 during the summer at a Yammy demo day. I did not like it. I did like the XSR900.

Next year I plan to try the other Yammy sport heritage bikes and try the new Kawi Z900RS.
...
Forum: Members Lounge 10-30-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
Posted By HalfCentury
Really sweet looking car. Good for you!

Really sweet looking car. Good for you!
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 10-29-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,548
Posted By HalfCentury
Carbureted vs. fuel injected is also a major...

Carbureted vs. fuel injected is also a major issue for a commuter that has to have a working bike every day. Carbureted bikes occasionally have to be torn down and that may hinder using it as a...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 10-29-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,548
Posted By HalfCentury
The NC700 gets 60+ mpg. It is specifically...

The NC700 gets 60+ mpg. It is specifically designed for fuel economy. It will not drive anything like the XS1100. It is considered a very good commuter but many reviewers consider it to be boring to...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 10-21-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By HalfCentury
My riding buddie's step-dad has a 1980s K100 that...

My riding buddie's step-dad has a 1980s K100 that he has owned since the 1980s. He has mad riding skills and his bike looks cool. He does all of his own maintenance. He accompanied us on a 3-day...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 10-19-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,816
Posted By HalfCentury
Hey Scott Its nice to know that you bought...

Hey Scott

Its nice to know that you bought something new that you like to ride and that you can ride it all year round with fun twisties in your back yard.

Will you be riding the HD to XSSE...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-13-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 891
Posted By HalfCentury
You can obtain other vintage Yamaha speedo/tach...

You can obtain other vintage Yamaha speedo/tach assemblies. Many of them have common a speedo cable.

I used a Speedo from an XS650 that had been wrecked and parted out. The odometer had 62 miles...
Forum: Southeast 10-08-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 26,337
Posted By HalfCentury
XJ seat

Hey Scott

Just before I sold the XJ, I bought a stock seat and started modifying it.

I cut it flat and then added side and top foam to give it that "tractor seat" size.

It was comfortable...
Forum: Members Lounge 10-05-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,333
Posted By HalfCentury
I rode a 1982 XJ650 for 4 years and rode it 5,000...

I rode a 1982 XJ650 for 4 years and rode it 5,000 miles over that time. After carb cleaning, valve clearance adjustment and a carb sync, it was a rocket.

The only down side is that the bike is...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-04-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,770
Posted By HalfCentury
Congrats for make a basket case into a running...

Congrats for make a basket case into a running bike. It is no small feat to conquer one of these bikes after it has been mangled.

As long as you like it, that is success.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-03-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,166
Posted By HalfCentury
10 Gauge. Its what I had on hand. It might work...

10 Gauge. Its what I had on hand. It might work just fine with thinner gauge.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-03-2017, 04:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,166
Posted By HalfCentury
Directly from the battery. I installed new fat...

Directly from the battery. I installed new fat heavy gauge wire from the battery to the relay and from the relay to the horns.

I also made a new wire with a ring terminal that connects to the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-02-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,166
Posted By HalfCentury
Connect one of the horns directly across your...

Connect one of the horns directly across your bike's battery terminals for a brief test. If that is satisfactory, then you need to do the relay thing. That is what I did to my XJ1100. The relay...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-30-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,283
Posted By HalfCentury
No cars in my garage. Just 3 motorcycles and tons...

No cars in my garage. Just 3 motorcycles and tons of storage stuff and some tools. Two cars in the driveway.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-29-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,555
Posted By HalfCentury
......and you have pod air filters. Which brand...

......and you have pod air filters. Which brand of pods?

What are your jet sizes? If you don't know, then you must write them down when you perform a thorough carb teardown and cleaning. There...
Forum: Southeast 09-25-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 26,337
Posted By HalfCentury
Thanks everybody for the warm welcome for my...

Thanks everybody for the warm welcome for my first XS/XJ r ally. Thanks also for showing me around the TN/NC roads and particularly the Tail of the Dragon.

It was a blast. I will return to...
Forum: Southeast 09-21-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 26,337
Posted By HalfCentury
I am packed/packing and will be leaving this...

I am packed/packing and will be leaving this morning. The trip is 5-ish hours so I will be there tonight barring any disasters on the road.
...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-15-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,106
Posted By HalfCentury
My sample size is exactly 2 bikes; an XJ650 and...

My sample size is exactly 2 bikes; an XJ650 and an XJ100. Not enough to make any generalizations about everybody else's XJ bike.

I do not think that the YICS port has a performance effect. I...
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