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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-19-2019, 08:31 AM
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Posted By TADracer
Hi Ray, I would like to see the diagram. I'll PM...

Hi Ray, I would like to see the diagram. I'll PM you with my e-mail
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-18-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By TADracer
That does make sense. I thought I saw 7v...

That does make sense. I thought I saw 7v somewhere. Maybe in the test procedure in the Clymer manual.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-18-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By TADracer
I know. I have looked this diagram over a...

I know. I have looked this diagram over a hundred times and just do not see it. I am installing an aftermarket gauge that does have a fuel gauge feature but since I do not have a standard with a...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-18-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By TADracer
Question on low fuel light 79SF

Good morning everyone.

I am re-doing my front end and wish to install the low fuel indicator light that is in the gauge to another location since that gauge will not be used. Looking at the...
Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 11-17-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 176
Posted By TADracer
79 XS11SF for Sale - New Orleans, La.

Don't Wanna do it but I must sell my nice old machine. I am almost 70 now and I just no longer have the drive to keep the machine up properly. The main reason I am selling it is because it has no...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-04-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By TADracer
Ditto above. Eastwood makes an oem style finish...

Ditto above. Eastwood makes an oem style finish for this called Nyalac. Comes in rattle cans and works well. Does yellow after 10+years though.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-01-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,222
Posted By TADracer
Thanks guys, I really appreciate the help.

Thanks guys, I really appreciate the help.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-30-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,222
Posted By TADracer
Well I have checked everything and still no joy....

Well I have checked everything and still no joy. I checked all connections, coils, pick up coils, fuses, the works with the exception of the ignition unit which I do not know how to test. I put in...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-25-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,222
Posted By TADracer
Thanks everyone. I have not had much time...

Thanks everyone.

I have not had much time to deal with it but I have tested/eliminated the kill switch, regulator/rectifier, tip over switch, both coils and a bunch of connections. I actually...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-20-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,222
Posted By TADracer
Thanks Ray. Battery is new but I never thought of...

Thanks Ray. Battery is new but I never thought of the kill switch.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-18-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,222
Posted By TADracer
No ignition at all

Hi everyone, it has been awhile since I attended the forum. Hope everyone is well.

My 79SF has sat for a year and I am disappointed in myself for letting it get in such shabby condition. We had...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-18-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By TADracer
I used Caswell Epoxy

I used the Caswell Plating epoxy kit many (and I mean many) years ago. Still holding up like the day it was done. The kit said enough for two tanks but used it all. Make sure you really take your...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-19-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By TADracer
Only thing about Pingels is they are so damned...

Only thing about Pingels is they are so damned expensive! Many years ago I put on a pair of Alfa high flow petcocks (not sure if they are still made) and I think they were about $19.00 each. 3/8"...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-19-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By TADracer
If you feel the need for big gauge wires try the...

If you feel the need for big gauge wires try the ACCEL 8.8mm stranded wires. Have had them on for many years and they keep coming back for more. Plus, they add a nice yellow splash of color to the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-19-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By TADracer
One more thing

One more thing. When you take the mechanical advance mechanism off the end of the crank, if you disassemble it make sure you install the reluctor exactly the same way and not 180 degrees out.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-19-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By TADracer
Tank coating revisited

Hi Everyone.

This is what I wrote in a thread a few years ago concerning Caswell Plating Epoxy tank coating:
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Tank coating is like motor oil...everyone has a different opinion. That's...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-01-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By TADracer
Here is what I do. Needed: Tire irons, Two...

Here is what I do.

Needed:
Tire irons, Two pieces of 4x4 about 24+" long, dead blow hammer, soapy water, old leather glove, two patio chairs and some beer (optional).

Remove:
Place the tire...
Forum: Members Lounge 09-01-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By TADracer
Fred, I might be a bit late but HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!

Fred, I might be a bit late but HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!
Forum: Members Lounge 09-01-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,099
Posted By TADracer
All the best to you Ken. It has been a...

All the best to you Ken.

It has been a great ride for me also but like I posted in another thread here today, I'm slowing down too. Almost 70 now and starting to get pressure from my loved ones...
Forum: Members Lounge 09-01-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,045
Posted By TADracer
I guess I might fall into a couple of categories...

I guess I might fall into a couple of categories in this topic. Getting older, don't ride as much, into other hobbies, life getting in the way.

In the past two years a knee replacement and foot...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-03-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By TADracer
The technical answer is yes. All things...

The technical answer is yes.

All things being the same in each cylinder, the one with any significant exhaust leak would show lean because the leak affects that illusive back pressure in the...
Forum: Members Lounge 07-13-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By TADracer
Nice write-up. I know what you mean about...

Nice write-up.

I know what you mean about the different feel between your E and SF. I have an SF set up as a naked roadster and it is very nice on roads while it still does cruise well on the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-30-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By TADracer
Sounds like gummed up pilot circuit in one or...

Sounds like gummed up pilot circuit in one or more carbs. If it has been sitting awhile this can happen because the passages and orifices in the venture are so small. Cruising at 30, when your...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-13-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By TADracer
Good to know! I need to remedy mine now for...

Good to know! I need to remedy mine now for about a year...been nursing the old one.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-19-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,308
Posted By TADracer
I reiterate the first and last things Phil has...

I reiterate the first and last things Phil has said above.

Get a manual ... not just for this operation but for general knowledge about these fine old machines. Worth it's weight in gold.
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