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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-03-2015, 03:20 PM
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Posted By 3Phase
Per Trbig's advice, a full set of new, Blue, main...

Per Trbig's advice, a full set of new, Blue, main bearings arrived today. Thank you, Tod.

The full set was roughly $100 shipped from a seller on eBay:

Yamaha XS1100-FJ1200 Crank Bearings - Blue...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-30-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,868
Posted By 3Phase
Thumbs up Thankfully the heat wave is going away. It was...

Thankfully the heat wave is going away. It was only 105F in the garage yesterday, the day before it was 112F and too hot to work.

Cleaning and prepping for paint takes forever. The case halves...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-28-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,868
Posted By 3Phase
Yeah, the cats are all in the doghouse for this...

Yeah, the cats are all in the doghouse for this one. :D

It's a heck of a way to test it but I am SERIOUSLY IMPRESSED! with the XS1100 oil filter and supply gallery design. The filter cup lets any...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-26-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,868
Posted By 3Phase
I've had the walking pneumonia (yeah, yeah, and...

I've had the walking pneumonia (yeah, yeah, and the boogie-woogie blues :rolleyes: :D :D ) for the last week and haven't been able to do much with my bike; cough is so bad I almost pass out, forget...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-19-2015, 02:33 PM
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Posted By 3Phase
When I first tried to seat the rings, 'Roo was...

When I first tried to seat the rings, 'Roo was here so after ten or fifteen miles of loading and unloading the rings I changed the oil and the filter.

I didn't check the drain oil, I just trashed...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-19-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,868
Posted By 3Phase
Thumbs up Finally! I had to use a lot of Plastigauge check...

Finally! I had to use a lot of Plastigauge check the bearing oil clearances with three different crankshafts -- '79SF, '81LH, '82J. The losers have been booted off the island. :D

Surprisingly...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-15-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,868
Posted By 3Phase
Thumbs up Yeah, I need a boat and a hole in the water like...

Yeah, I need a boat and a hole in the water like I need a pot of double espresso and another stent in my heart -- but I really like the song! :rolleyes: :cool:

I got the '78 advance parts today...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-15-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,868
Posted By 3Phase
Talking Marco, it's too late for me then, I gleeped the...

Marco, it's too late for me then, I gleeped the vacuum advance off of the 'SF a while back because the '80G advance kept making the engine ping! I'm doomed. Doomed! :eek:

I'll have to give up...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-13-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,868
Posted By 3Phase
I knew it! Thanks for that, Phil! :D :D :D ...

I knew it! Thanks for that, Phil! :D :D :D


T.C.,

I have the original 1980G engine case and it already has the skinny single-row bearing.

I think there is a spacer in the bore to hold the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-13-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,868
Posted By 3Phase
Thumbs up The Rod bearings are good, amazingly good. Trbig...

The Rod bearings are good, amazingly good. Trbig is right, the Rods don't seem to wear as much as the Mains (unless there's something else wrong) but I'm double-checking everything while the case...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-12-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,868
Posted By 3Phase
Thumbs up It's good to go!

All of the bearings and the crankshaft look good. The oil was black and gritty so it's a good thing I pulled the engine. Even with the gritty oil this is quite a difference from the last time I...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-12-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,868
Posted By 3Phase
Question Columbo's XSpecs

Well, I've decided that stamping my foot isn't going to cut the mustard.

I'd be forever wondering if. If the crank, if the rods, if the bearings, if the some other minor but important part were...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-12-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,868
Posted By 3Phase
And a wise man was that old biker, look at the...

And a wise man was that old biker, look at the location of a Harley oil bag and the lid. Try not to think about where the amazingly-hot oil goes if the lid comes loose. :eek: :cool:



Yeah,...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-11-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,868
Posted By 3Phase
Mack, I have a bore brush set and I'm...

Mack,

I have a bore brush set and I'm pulling the plugs on the the main oil gallery tomorrow. I got in a wreck a couple of hours ago and I don't feel like fuffooling with it tonight.

I'm not...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-11-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,868
Posted By 3Phase
Yep, that's the one, Columbo. <sigh> I don't...

Yep, that's the one, Columbo. <sigh>

I don't feel so bad now about the rings and cylinders basically disintegrating, except for ignoring the little nagging feeling that told me to do the job right...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-11-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,868
Posted By 3Phase
No, 'Mac, that is actual, genuine sand, dirt, and...

No, 'Mac, that is actual, genuine sand, dirt, and leaves but thanks for trying to cheer me up. :)

The orange bits are from the one and only time I used silicon and that's exactly why I don't use...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-11-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,868
Posted By 3Phase
Unhappy What's the French word for 'shoe'?

Oh, that's right, it's 'sabot'. Sabot tage.

I honestly had no idea anyone was so angry with me
they would do something like this. :confused:

I pulled the oil pan to clean it up and brush out...
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