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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-13-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,475
Posted By HobbyMan
Good suggestions all. I will put the meter on it...

Good suggestions all. I will put the meter on it as you suggested. After thinking on this for a bit, there seems to be a calibration potentiometer on the driver board for the tach. Didn't notice...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-11-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,475
Posted By HobbyMan
Did some more troubleshooting today Yes,...

Did some more troubleshooting today

Yes, when u hold the gauge in my hand, it is smooth as silk and no jumping. When the gauge is actually bolted to the bike, it jumps so bad at times it is...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-11-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,475
Posted By HobbyMan
Tach question again

A question for the electronics gurus here. I am having a tach problem. Works fine and smooth when plugged in and holding the unit in my hand. The second I bolt it up the tach starts going haywire. ...
Forum: Members Lounge 10-07-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,003
Posted By HobbyMan
Its all about how you care for them. Treat them...

Its all about how you care for them. Treat them like a pressure regulator. Take the tension off the springs when you store them. Keep them clean. Apply steady pressure when torquing. There are...
Forum: Members Lounge 09-21-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,595
Posted By HobbyMan
Well it all depends on how much money you are...

Well it all depends on how much money you are willing to spend. By chance I had some Henri Lloyd foul weather gear from sailing lying around. I took it on my trip to NYC a while back and it saved...
Forum: Members Lounge 09-20-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,683
Posted By HobbyMan
The best product that is cheap and easily...

The best product that is cheap and easily available is Wiemans Glass cook-top cleaner sold at many grocery stores, Walmart, or other household good stores. It is designed to take caked on food off...
Forum: South Central 08-26-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,222
Posted By HobbyMan
I would like to go depending on when I can get...

I would like to go depending on when I can get back to my bike. My current ride wont fit on the road. She's pretty big. You will find her next to the giant sulfur mounds off port industrial rd a...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-30-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,082
Posted By HobbyMan
Depends on what riding you are doing. For the...

Depends on what riding you are doing. For the front, I have found that while letting a bike sit for a while, the tire will have a flat spot on it which hinders a proper balance. As for the rear, USE...
Forum: Members Lounge 07-29-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By HobbyMan
Wishing that I didn't have to ship out tomorrow.

Wishing that I didn't have to ship out tomorrow.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-29-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,493
Posted By HobbyMan
On the same note, has anyone had problems with...

On the same note, has anyone had problems with stock K&N replacement filters? I purchased one a while back and it has since shrunk 1/4 inch. Some of my car filters have done the same. They do...
Forum: Members Lounge 07-29-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,605
Posted By HobbyMan
I'd Like to. Just depends on my next job. ...

I'd Like to. Just depends on my next job. Tomorrow I am driving down to Houston to try and catch a ship for 3 or 4 months. If it works out that I am available and the bike is together, I will...
Forum: Members Lounge 07-29-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,605
Posted By HobbyMan
Ride without a fairing. You aren't going to be...

Ride without a fairing. You aren't going to be worrying about what little noise comes from the fd

When I rode to NYC last year I couldn't hear anything but ringing for two days afterwards.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-29-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,470
Posted By HobbyMan
That air valve is discontiunued but there are...

That air valve is discontiunued but there are ways to find it. You are probably going to need the whole cap as the threads are probably no good. If I were you, I would start checking out salvage...
Forum: Members Lounge 07-29-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,191
Posted By HobbyMan
Perhaps Perhaps. This looked like a modified XS....

Perhaps Perhaps. This looked like a modified XS. the engine covers gave it away.

Tod as soon as I get off this next ship, I will have the rest of the money to fix her up. There are just a few...
Forum: Members Lounge 07-28-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,191
Posted By HobbyMan
Wilhoites in Grapevine

Was anyone here at Wilhoites in Grapevine, TX last night? Saw an XS there as I drove down Main st.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-27-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,240
Posted By HobbyMan
The voltage regulator inside the tachometer of my...

The voltage regulator inside the tachometer of my 1980G started working intermittently. The tank level would indicate empty every other day. I checked everything but nothing worked until I replaced...
Forum: Members Lounge 07-27-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 354,696
Posted By HobbyMan
WMarshy, challenge excepted ...

WMarshy, challenge excepted

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/267764_10150251476764201_3599388_n.jpg

This is my bike being hoisted aboard my first vessel sailing on my USCG liscense. ...
Forum: Members Lounge 07-26-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,483
Posted By HobbyMan
What! That's not how we are supposed to ride?

What! That's not how we are supposed to ride?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-26-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,699
Posted By HobbyMan
In the youtube video the turbo wasn't working. ...

In the youtube video the turbo wasn't working. The boost pressure maintained negative and only reached 0 when the throttle was opened. It never actually went to positive gauge pressure. And of...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-26-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,542
Posted By HobbyMan
Ahh the old fuel question. One for the books. ...

Ahh the old fuel question. One for the books. Or lots of books for that matter.

If you ask me, which you probably won't because I could give an earful, or eyeful for that matter, this is what I...
Forum: Members Lounge 07-16-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,805
Posted By HobbyMan
Tod, those were some good Memories! That was an...

Tod, those were some good Memories! That was an awesome trip. Actually I was pretty close to there when it happened.

Needles to say its going to be a while before I get her back on the road. ...
Forum: Members Lounge 07-07-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,805
Posted By HobbyMan
I won't be able to get photos for a few days. ...

I won't be able to get photos for a few days. What really bothers me is that the bike was pretty much bone stock and looked good. There wasn't a spec of rust on the exhaust pipe. This year's goal...
Forum: Members Lounge 07-06-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,805
Posted By HobbyMan
Watch out!

Watch out from behind my fellow riders. The threat isn't always from cars. I was hit (T boned) by my friend on another motorcycle. Bike skid 60' from almost a stopped position.

Damage:...
Forum: Members Lounge 07-13-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,549
Posted By HobbyMan
Still here in 2011 (see previous posts)-enough...

Still here in 2011 (see previous posts)-enough said


Dang, this is an OLD thread.
Forum: Members Lounge 06-20-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,916
Posted By HobbyMan
Finally!

Well after a four year leave of absence, I just graduate from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. I am now an ensign in the USNR and have a USCG 3rd assistant engineers license for unlimited...
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