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Forum: XS and XJ 1100 bikes for sale. 11-26-2014, 12:20 PM
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Posted By Pain
xs11 titled project bike, with extra bits.

I broke my xs11, and am looking to move it as a project since I am moving and need to empty storage. Below is the email I sent to the local vintage moto group, since it's easier than retyping...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-19-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,224
Posted By Pain
None taken. I aware aware of my limits when...

None taken. I aware aware of my limits when wrenching, mostly because I am constantly stretching them.

I have a lot of faith in my mechanic (The Shop in Milwaukee...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-16-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,224
Posted By Pain
Well, at least I'v confirmed the idiot part. Just...

Well, at least I'v confirmed the idiot part. Just plain forgot I'd taken it out, too long between times I was working on it.

I'll break out the manual and read about pulling the head off and...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-16-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,224
Posted By Pain
Why bent valves? (before I start taking more of...

Why bent valves? (before I start taking more of the engine apart)
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-16-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,224
Posted By Pain
No change. And I know it will probably be...

No change.


And I know it will probably be expensive if it goes to a mechanic. I want to try and fix it myself, that was why I started working on it. But I don't have all the time I would like,...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-15-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,224
Posted By Pain
Help, both something wrong and I'm an idiot

I have occasionally posted and freely admit to only a vague clue of what I'm doing. So, here's the story.

Last year my xs11h wouldn't start. Cranked, but that was all. I noted a low oil level,...
Forum: Members Lounge 07-19-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,628
Posted By Pain
I recently rode my XS along the north shore...

I recently rode my XS along the north shore (http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=38269). It's pretty country, though I didn't have the best weather. That year there was also a drought, and...
Forum: Ride Reports 07-17-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,218
Posted By Pain
And now, a story

I had heard of a few friends who wanted to try this year's M2M, but I hadn't agreed to ride with anyone. I was planning to meet a friend at the ferry, a routine stop along the route, who had been...
Forum: Ride Reports 07-13-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,218
Posted By Pain
Working on it. Getting ready to take the xs11...

Working on it. Getting ready to take the xs11 down to Georgia this week. Time seems short.
Forum: Members Lounge 07-12-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,530
Posted By Pain
According to the lastest update, he reached the...

According to the lastest update, he reached the last checkpoint 3 minutes into the penalty window. We all still have to wait to see if he has enough points to be ranked as a finisher.

Impressive...
Forum: Ride Reports 07-04-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,297
Posted By Pain
[shrug] I used to follow sport touring bikes are...

[shrug] I used to follow sport touring bikes are here and there. Been through the Dragon a couple times, and some of the more fun roads in the same area.

I've hit the center stand on one side, and...
Forum: Ride Reports 07-02-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,218
Posted By Pain
It's very much a thing of VinMoto - a loose...

It's very much a thing of VinMoto - a loose network of Vintage Motorcycle clubs around the USA. This particular event is set up by MilVinMoto (the Milwaukee chapter) and TwiVinMoto (from the Twin...
Forum: North Central (and Central Canada) 07-02-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 14,736
Posted By Pain
...and I'm working. Though, to be perfectly...

...and I'm working. Though, to be perfectly honest, every weekend I have free I've already filled up with something until October sometime.
Forum: Ride Reports 07-02-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,218
Posted By Pain
M2m 2013

This ride hasn't happened yet, but the M2M (Milwaukee to Minneapolis) ride is this Saturday. Leaving the Fuel Cafe at 9am, and wandering (really wandering) the back roads of Wisconsin and Minnesota...
Forum: Members Lounge 07-01-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,530
Posted By Pain
I saw an xs11 was competing and headed right over...

I saw an xs11 was competing and headed right over here. I know you've already left, but good luck!
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-30-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,394
Posted By Pain
I have some experience with long trips. Sleeping...

I have some experience with long trips. Sleeping pads are a good idea, I use big Agnes Primaloft, it has more insulation (insulation from the ground is the big reason for pads, comfort is a bonus)...
Forum: Ride Reports 03-19-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,335
Posted By Pain
If you see a guy with a sidecar and a dog...

If you see a guy with a sidecar and a dog (http://theoasisofmysoul.com/), riding around the area, tell him I said hi. If he invites you to eat, say yes. You might have to help but it will definitely...
Forum: Ride Reports 03-19-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,622
Posted By Pain
I would like to be up there sometime on the 21st...

I would like to be up there sometime on the 21st (Tuesday), and will probably need a shower. I will PM a bit closer to the day.

My northern route is somewhat weather dependent. I would like to...
Forum: Ride Reports 03-13-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,622
Posted By Pain
I built the linied map in parts, adding a stop...

I built the linied map in parts, adding a stop for each location and saving it my 'my maps' (an option at the end of the directions). While a little clunky and not the easiest to edit (not a goal...
Forum: Ride Reports 03-10-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,622
Posted By Pain
My upcoming Summer Road Trip

I am speaking at the Overland Expo in Morman Lake, AR in May (you should go, Austin Vince, Lois Pryce, Ted Simon and more will be there. Well, and me), and am (of course) riding out there.

Since...
Forum: Ride Reports 09-28-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,068
Posted By Pain
I have always been terrible at announcing when I...

I have always been terrible at announcing when I am going to be somewhere, even when I'm not hopping all over the globe.

I am definitely headed back to the Toronto area, since I want to see your...
Forum: Ride Reports 09-28-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,068
Posted By Pain
Or they dig trenches to bury naughty children or...

Or they dig trenches to bury naughty children or motorcyclists.

There were several issues of Mojo given away at the event, and Emily (editors daughter, I think) was one of the presenters. She...
Forum: Ride Reports 09-27-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,068
Posted By Pain
We should! I am not good at planning that sort of...

We should! I am not good at planning that sort of thing though.
Forum: Ride Reports 09-26-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,068
Posted By Pain
I saw that. The decision to go to Hayward was...

I saw that. The decision to go to Hayward was made the morning of - there was very little planning.

I keep planning to make a Lost Rally, and keep finding something else to do. Or miss the date....
Forum: Ride Reports 09-26-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,068
Posted By Pain
Ouch. There needs to be one of the vomit smilies.

Ouch. There needs to be one of the vomit smilies.
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