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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-15-2016, 06:27 PM
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Specifically by the ring end gaps. All engines...

Specifically by the ring end gaps. All engines that are in good running condition with good compression will have normal 10%-15% cylinder leakage. This leakage is what gets into the crankcase by the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-21-2015, 09:25 PM
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Posted By MPittma100
Older Carbs

No matter which year carbs you have. They all can eventually leak if not maintained properly. Sitting for years, ethanol gas, not so good PO rebuilds all contribute to failure. Get the right Mikuni...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-17-2015, 02:46 PM
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Posted By MPittma100
The fuel getting into the oil gets there when a...

The fuel getting into the oil gets there when a carburetor float valve is leaking. If a petcock is also leaking, that much more fuel gets into the oil. You need to verify which carb(s) is leaking....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-12-2015, 07:02 PM
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Posted By MPittma100
Fuel in Oil

Unfortunately, POs are full of BS on a lot of occasions. Some POs aren't really sure if a bike is running correctly or not. But they will say that it is.

After cleaning/rebuilding carbs, hook up a...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-12-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By MPittma100
Fuel in Oil

Gas in the oil indicates one or more carburetor float valves and petcocks are leaking. Need to rebuild petcocks and carburetors. When carbs are finished and reinstalled. you will need to sync them....
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