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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-28-2019, 07:14 PM
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Posted By johnstewart
T.C. - so, three years and a thousand-ish miles...

T.C. - so, three years and a thousand-ish miles later, I finally went to work on it. I acquired some years back the Barnett springs and a gasket. This last trip I did a few weeks ago, it was getting...
Forum: Ride Reports 09-08-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,830
Posted By johnstewart
Hah, holy cow. I was riding through the same...

Hah, holy cow. I was riding through the same weekend they were out. Nice.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-08-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By johnstewart
All good stuff, thanks, gents! When I finally get...

All good stuff, thanks, gents! When I finally get back to XS11 digging, it will be with this thread in hand.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-07-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By johnstewart
I thought it did seem a little odd, too, yes. ...

I thought it did seem a little odd, too, yes.



Wow, you know, I don't know what the heck a throwout rod adjustment is... but I do recollect now that you mention it, that years ago when I did...
Forum: Ride Reports 09-07-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,830
Posted By johnstewart
Don - the only Yamaha rallies I've ever done was...

Don - the only Yamaha rallies I've ever done was with the Triples group. They used to do the North Central Rally, always in the area up there near La Crosse. It's been a few years; since having kids...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-06-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By johnstewart
Well, I hope that part works. They don't have...

Well, I hope that part works. They don't have XS1100SF any more listed!!!

I think I recall someone mentioning this; some fallout with Yamaha de-listing bikes older than 1980? Weird they've still...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-06-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By johnstewart
You know, I'm not sure. I always just buy...

You know, I'm not sure. I always just buy whatever 20W-50 I find at the auto-parts store that is NOT synthetic, but name brand. Probably Penzoil or something.

I would have suspected the oil, but...
Forum: Ride Reports 09-06-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,830
Posted By johnstewart
Driftless Area Ride and Rever

So I've done rides up in the Driftless Area (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driftless_Area) for a long time, including a few Triples rallies (been a while though!). I did a long ride this weekend with...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-06-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By johnstewart
Thanks muchly; really really appreciate it! ...

Thanks muchly; really really appreciate it!

She's a great bike. Maybe this winter my project will be cleaning the spare carbs I have on the shelf. Also a bunch of other things I should do (never...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-06-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By johnstewart
Awesome, thanks gents. I have no idea if the...

Awesome, thanks gents.

I have no idea if the clutch plates are in spec or not, but figured the spring was the thing to start with.

It looks like if I just do springs, I don't need to do much.
...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-06-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,358
Posted By johnstewart
Clutch Springs

In the past few weeks, my trusty XS1100SF has been slipping the clutch, and it's rapidly getting worse.

It's okay once the engine warms up, but until then I have to baby the throttle quite a bit. ...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-23-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,385
Posted By johnstewart
OK I thought this was the general idea... but...

OK I thought this was the general idea... but when I have my tank off, and set the petcocks to On, the gas flows even without vacuum being applied. Shouldn't that only work on Prime?

Or maybe...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-23-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,385
Posted By johnstewart
Thanks gents. NorCoaster - I read Marty's...

Thanks gents.

NorCoaster - I read Marty's post to mean he left the octopus on, but just swapped the sides to have more room with the hoses. Now your post left me confused. =)

So you took the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-19-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,385
Posted By johnstewart
Inline filters with octopus?

When I swapped tanks a few weeks ago, I *had* inline filters and tried to install them... but I have the original octopus vacuum/fuel thing, and wanted to keep it in place. And I couldn't get the big...
Forum: Members Lounge 08-18-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By johnstewart
What is this?

I was rooting around my XS11 parts box the other day and ran across this. I think I got it with a parts bike a decade ago. It seems to be solid aluminum, milled down to the current dimensions.
...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-11-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,197
Posted By johnstewart
Yes, all that he said. I noticed long ago in my...

Yes, all that he said. I noticed long ago in my foolish experiment with Mobil 1 synthetic oil that I also had a slippery clutch.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-11-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,197
Posted By johnstewart
Welcome to the club! I've had mine for about 15...

Welcome to the club! I've had mine for about 15 years now, and have put on 2/3s of the miles (bought it with 11k, now about 33k).

My mantra on anything wrong with it:

If it's not an electrical...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-05-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,946
Posted By johnstewart
Cool! Do you have any photos of what they look...

Cool! Do you have any photos of what they look like installed?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-04-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,307
Posted By johnstewart
OMFG thank you for this! This is totally not how...

OMFG thank you for this! This is totally not how I hooked things up by going off of my own understanding, and the diagram on the relay. I ended up blowing the 20 amp fuse for the accessory lights,...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-01-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,193
Posted By johnstewart
Got it done! http://imgur.com/a/6zLl6 ...

Got it done!

http://imgur.com/a/6zLl6

http://i.imgur.com/4QrlZoM.jpg
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-28-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,034
Posted By johnstewart
I'm in the same boat. I'm looking here: ...

I'm in the same boat. I'm looking here:

http://www.diymotorcycleseat.com/foam_types.htm

I think I'm going to order some rebond, or firm closed-cell, for the bottom layer, then some...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-28-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,193
Posted By johnstewart
Awesome; drain plug FTW!

Awesome; drain plug FTW!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-28-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,193
Posted By johnstewart
More pics: http://imgur.com/a/1Od0R Last...

More pics: http://imgur.com/a/1Od0R

Last night, I made petcock covers out of plexi and the fuel level sender holes and put in the Evapo-Rust (holy cow, not cheap, that stuff! $28 for a gallon......
Forum: Non XS-XJ 1100 bikes and parts. 07-26-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 536
Posted By johnstewart
Plexifairing

Just finally going through my pile of spare parts. I've got a Plexifairing 3 I never bloody use. I thought I would use it once in a while, but in 10 years I've never mounted it on the bike (the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-26-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,193
Posted By johnstewart
OK feeling pretty good about how this project is...

OK feeling pretty good about how this project is shaping up.

One last thing is the petcocks. I'm going to open them up and give them a good cleaning, I think. No rebuild kit, unless things look...
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