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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-05-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,748
Posted By Ivan
I have to totally agree with this. Cheap, and...

I have to totally agree with this. Cheap, and VERY accurate. The density of Automatic Transmission Fluid is much less than mercury or steel rods, so the fluid moves much further per amount of vacuum...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-05-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,186
Posted By Ivan
In lieu of a centerstand, I bought a couple small...

In lieu of a centerstand, I bought a couple small jack stands for $15 at O'reilley's. They work well.

The easiest way to have the engine out is to hire it done.:eek: Its really a two man job, so...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-05-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By Ivan
You can get all three in with the shaft...

You can get all three in with the shaft installed, while the bike is on the centerstand, and you're laying in the muck on the garage floor. You will cuss, and you will bleed, but it can be done. The...
Forum: Members Lounge 06-24-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,713
Posted By Ivan
Boy I am sure f'n glad I didn't invest any time...

Boy I am sure f'n glad I didn't invest any time or $50k on tools to be an ASE tech for ten friggen years at a Ford shop.

Disregard anything I might have said. Toilets are obviously a better...
Forum: Members Lounge 06-24-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,534
Posted By Ivan
My all time favorite: Jesus is coming!...

My all time favorite:
Jesus is coming! Everybody look busy!
Forum: Members Lounge 06-24-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,728
Posted By Ivan
Sorry to hear about all that. Hope everything...

Sorry to hear about all that. Hope everything turns out ok.
Forum: Members Lounge 06-24-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,713
Posted By Ivan
78 Ford pickup will probably have a C6. They were...

78 Ford pickup will probably have a C6. They were pretty well bullet proof. At 90k, I would get a Chilton's and a beam type inchpound torque wrench and see about setting the bands again. They do...
Forum: Non XS-XJ 1100 bikes and parts. 06-23-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By Ivan
deal went through without a hitch. Thanks Chris!

deal went through without a hitch. Thanks Chris!
Forum: Members Lounge 06-23-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By Ivan
For those of you with full coverage, get...

For those of you with full coverage, get something in writing about the actual value of the scoot. When mine got totaled the other guy's insurance gave me an initial offer of $95. My lawter wrote...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-23-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,605
Posted By Ivan
As far as using the test light to create a ground...

As far as using the test light to create a ground path, I always found it more comfortable than a screwdriver or what not, because for some reason the human body conducts electricity better than a...
Forum: Members Lounge 06-23-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,033
Posted By Ivan
there used to be an old tube amp in highschool....

there used to be an old tube amp in highschool. The sound on the geeter was amazing. Well, back when I could play. I havent made my fingers bleed for about 15 years. I'd still love to get my hands on...
Forum: Members Lounge 06-23-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,534
Posted By Ivan
Hehe, my neighbor down the road a ways has one...

Hehe, my neighbor down the road a ways has one that says "Honk if you're American, please face east and bow between the solid white line and yellow dashed line if you're a terrorist."

(hope that...
Forum: Members Lounge 06-23-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,033
Posted By Ivan
My first though on reading that thread title is...

My first though on reading that thread title is that it belonged in the m4m section of craigslist. :eek:

But once I saw what it was, I completely nderstand why you'd want one. the old tube amps...
Forum: Members Lounge 06-23-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,534
Posted By Ivan
Not so Religious thread ????

So, on the way to work today I noticed one of the churches that likes to put witty puns or sarcastic saying on their bill board. This week it says:

Honk if you love Jesus. Text while driving if...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-22-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,497
Posted By Ivan
The 79 should have adjustable needles in it...

The 79 should have adjustable needles in it already.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-22-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By Ivan
I ran some 8s (I think, it was two ranges cooler...

I ran some 8s (I think, it was two ranges cooler than stock) and they did make the engine run smoother, for sure, but I think it lost a little grunt in the process.
Forum: Members Lounge 06-22-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,711
Posted By Ivan
I have. Now when I use the lock, I walk around to...

I have. Now when I use the lock, I walk around to the back of the bike and make sure the light isn't on, since there is no real detent between lock and park.
Forum: Members Lounge 06-22-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,065
Posted By Ivan
I think I have the 230 on the rear and the 712 on...

I think I have the 230 on the rear and the 712 on the front. I have used the 712 on the rear too, its a bit cheaper, and has a softer compound, but still out lasted the 404s I have had by three...
Forum: Members Lounge 06-22-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,065
Posted By Ivan
I use the shinkos, they are a tad less than the...

I use the shinkos, they are a tad less than the D404 IIRC and last about 2-3 times longer than any 404 I have used. Might give them a try next time you are thinking of a 404. JAT
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-21-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,605
Posted By Ivan
Just a small hint. On a waste spark engine,...

Just a small hint. On a waste spark engine, pulling one plug kills two cylinders. A better way to check it is to clamp a test light to ground and then back probe the boot of the cylinder you want to...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-21-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,315
Posted By Ivan
The easiest way to find a voltage drop is to...

The easiest way to find a voltage drop is to measure it with a volt meter.

In this case, you'd start by putting one lead of the meter on the coil lug or connector of the power wire. The other lead...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-21-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,498
Posted By Ivan
I was wondering if that was necessary last time I...

I was wondering if that was necessary last time I did a rear wheel. I noticed the axle didn't pull the pinch bolt side up with the rest, but the nut and axle snugged everything but the pinchbolt side...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-21-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By Ivan
local parts houses have drain plugs. They even...

local parts houses have drain plugs. They even make some that supposedly cut their own threads for a stripped hole, but stay away from them, they suck. If the hole is stripped, follow the suggestion...
Forum: Non XS-XJ 1100 bikes and parts. 06-21-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By Ivan
Got a deal cut, pending shipping costs.

Got a deal cut, pending shipping costs.
Forum: Members Lounge 06-19-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,837
Posted By Ivan
So, tell us, once we have a set of those carbs...

So, tell us, once we have a set of those carbs all spiffed up, how do we KEEP them looking that way? :eek:

BTW, I like Rammstein quite well. Although, some of their stuff is way more twisted than...
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