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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-23-2009, 02:55 PM
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Posted By earlybird
It idles very lumpy at 1000 rpm. All the jets are...

It idles very lumpy at 1000 rpm. All the jets are new. I have made slight adjustments to the mixture screw. original settings of 1.5 turn out. I have taken them in to about 1 turn out. I have a...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-23-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,760
Posted By earlybird
Pulling hair out!!!!

I have balanced the carbs, all running even on the meter, but #1 pipe runs cooler than the others. Put it all back together and then it is a bitch to start and then I cant get it to run constantly on...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-19-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,760
Posted By earlybird
beaten

:mad:I don`t get beaten very often but I have come to my wits end with these carbs. had them even on the carbtune but it still is a bitch to start and doesn`t want to idle properly. No #1 exhaust...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-18-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,760
Posted By earlybird
I thought it strange that 1 carb was different. I...

I thought it strange that 1 carb was different. I think it has a main jet, pilot jet which is situated under what I think is called and air screw. Why the other 3 only have a blank over the pilot jet...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-18-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,760
Posted By earlybird
Puzzled

:confused:
My carb kits arrived and I set about changing what I thought I needed. Turning upside down and removing the float cover #1 carb has a large jet screw in the middle and a smaller one which...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-30-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,760
Posted By earlybird
yer sure I`ll do my best to describe it. My...

yer sure I`ll do my best to describe it. My friend got an alloy rod about 1/4" diameter it was already shaped in a sort of flat "s". He put it in the vice and cut a slot accross the end about 3/8" ...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-29-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,760
Posted By earlybird
Well the good news is all the tip ends are out....

Well the good news is all the tip ends are out. They were trully stuck and took an engineer genius I know to fabricate a little gizmo to do the job. We took `em apart and diaphrams etc were really...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-28-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,760
Posted By earlybird
Instinct told me they were busted. No wonder the...

Instinct told me they were busted. No wonder the bike shop avoided balancing the carbs-they probably knew about it. At least I know why it was tempremental:mad:
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-28-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,760
Posted By earlybird
I have taken the carbs off-pretty straight...

I have taken the carbs off-pretty straight forward. I noticed that the pipes were cross connected. On the pet cocks there are numbers for the pipes to correspond to the other gizmo (vacuum?) I...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-28-2009, 03:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,760
Posted By earlybird
I think we are getting there. I have stopped the...

I think we are getting there. I have stopped the engine popping as it was doing slightly and had it idling for a while at just over 1000 rpm. I have ordered a carbtune set which should be with me by...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-28-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,760
Posted By earlybird
Thanks for that. It runs great on a run and is...

Thanks for that.
It runs great on a run and is very responsive, it goes down to 3 cylinders sometimes in the rain, it appears to be #2 plug which is effected, that is from the LH side of the bike. I...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-27-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,760
Posted By earlybird
HELP! New kid on the block (carb prob)

I have gone cross-eyed looking for the right info here. There is soo much of it. Quite simply the problem with my recently aquired `79 xs1100 Special is it wont run at idle speed and does slighly...
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