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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-27-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,540
Posted By ardvark1
NGK BP6ES Spark Plug

Looking about for spark plugs for me bike.
NGK BP6ES are the ones I'll be getting.
Are ALL the NGK BP6ES plugs the same or are there different ones with the BP6ES number?
Reason for asking is that...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-20-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By ardvark1
I've been messing and swapped the plugs around. ...

I've been messing and swapped the plugs around.
The two inside plugs with the two outside plugs.
Started no problem but now all four pipes are getting hot.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-20-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By ardvark1
Hot and Cold Exhaust

Fired up me bike after 9 years last week-end.
Started straight away this afternoon but.
The middle two exhaust pipes are boiling hot but the outside two exhaust pipes were cold to the touch when...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-14-2020, 02:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,563
Posted By ardvark1
I take it that's a no then?

I take it that's a no then?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-09-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,563
Posted By ardvark1
Has anyone got pic's of a kickstart been stored...

Has anyone got pic's of a kickstart been stored under the battery?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-07-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,681
Posted By ardvark1
I'm still on me checking things mode atm. I'll...

I'm still on me checking things mode atm.
I'll keep an eye.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-07-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,681
Posted By ardvark1
Could have been a bad connection. Had a mess...

Could have been a bad connection.
Had a mess this after and when connected the rear light can on.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-07-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,681
Posted By ardvark1
The problem I have atm is that when the ignition...

The problem I have atm is that when the ignition is turned on the clock lights work, the turn signals work, horn and brake light work but the tail light does'nt.
As a guess what do you think it is?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-07-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,681
Posted By ardvark1
SF Head and Tail Light

Looking at the electrics on me SF
It's been a while and I've forgotten more than I can remember.
Wrinklyisation the better half calls it.
American imports have a system where the headlight is on...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-30-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,504
Posted By ardvark1
Another question has just sprung to mind. If I...

Another question has just sprung to mind.
If I get a Motobatt battery will my Optimate 4 work as well on a sealed battery as it did on the acid battery before it died?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-30-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,504
Posted By ardvark1
All the oils and fluids have been changed. Carbs...

All the oils and fluids have been changed. Carbs cleaned and I have a spare car battery to keep the engine turning over and lubricated.
Next will be petrol in the tank to get it started then the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-30-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,504
Posted By ardvark1
Battery Question

Been off the road since 2009 and need a new battery.
Bearing in mind I'll only be doing a few thousand miles a year.
Is it a false economy to get a cheap and nasty battery?
Or
Would a Motobatt be...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-12-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,642
Posted By ardvark1
Back to part of my original question being :-...

Back to part of my original question being :- Will using two indicator bulbs plus the headlight being on all the time be too much for the bikes system. Bearing in mind I'm talking about original...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-10-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,642
Posted By ardvark1
Driving Lights

Getting me SF back on the road after 12 years off.
I've added some indicators from a UK model and put clear lenses to create a pair of driving lights in addition to the headlight.
...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-07-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,012
Posted By ardvark1
Talking about headlight not working. I'm...

Talking about headlight not working.
I'm working on me SF thats been off the road for 12 years.
When I turn on the ignition the clock lights and rear tail light come on as they always did BUT the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-01-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,081
Posted By ardvark1
I've found a pic under the seat. It gives me the...

I've found a pic under the seat. It gives me the route of where the fuel pipes should go.
The pic's in the manuals are right but the manual hose numbers don't relate to the numbers on the octopus....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-01-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,081
Posted By ardvark1
Octopus Confusion

I'm in the middle of repiping me Octopus and have come across a problem.
I may be thick or just stupid.

On the Octopus there are numbers 1 to 4
1 and 2 are in the middle and 3 and 4 are the...
Forum: Members Lounge 05-01-2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,830
Posted By ardvark1
Got everything you need to know on me profile. ...

Got everything you need to know on me profile.
Let me know if you need anything else. :)
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-13-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,904
Posted By ardvark1
To rich for me. With shipping you are talking...

To rich for me. With shipping you are talking about over 100
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 11-11-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,904
Posted By ardvark1
Have we a pic? How much we talking?

Have we a pic?
How much we talking?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-22-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,904
Posted By ardvark1
Perhaps he has more than one.

Perhaps he has more than one.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-19-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,904
Posted By ardvark1
Well that went down like a lead balloon

Well that went down like a lead balloon
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-15-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,904
Posted By ardvark1
Wink Whats needed is a pro pipe bender ;)

Whats needed is a pro pipe bender ;)
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-18-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,904
Posted By ardvark1
Has any member got a pic of an SF with a G grab...

Has any member got a pic of an SF with a G grab rail on it?
Forum: Members Lounge 07-24-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 31,313
Posted By ardvark1
Thumbs up Got me patch today. Cheers Darrell. Go nicely...

Got me patch today. Cheers Darrell. Go nicely next to my 30th anniversary patch.
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