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Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-15-2016, 04:22 PM
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Posted By puskrat
I heard a Whinny

Not exactly beating a dead horse, but how does the gasoline leaked past the float valves get from the carburetor into the crankcase? When i was describing this scenario to a Harley guy, he thought...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-04-2015, 09:08 AM
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Posted By puskrat
Edit because more stupid: So Just look at...

Edit because more stupid:

So Just look at everything I've said, do a "find" e90 and "replace" with e10.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-03-2015, 03:42 PM
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Posted By puskrat
Oh and I appear to be misusing jargon I thought...

Oh and I appear to be misusing jargon
I thought e90 was 10% ethanol...the "std" mixture

So Just look at everything I've said, do a "find" e90 and "replace" with e15.
Thank you
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-03-2015, 03:41 PM
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Posted By puskrat
very well put beardslee. It was actually an...

very well put beardslee. It was actually an Iowan, believe it or not, who coined the ethanol is theft line. I sold cars for eight years, and in the middle of that I spent a boring day in the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-03-2015, 02:31 PM
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Posted By puskrat
and I shall.....

compiling the feedback....

Only recommendation I see on 79 v 80 carb bodies says go with 79s, even if it's not a strenuous opinion.

The jets are different because the system is different. That...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 09-03-2015, 09:27 AM
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Posted By puskrat
and so it goes

Guys....I'm about to get into the carbs......

I've 79 carbs on a 1980 G. Standard bike. My thoughts: the 79 carbs are jetted differently than the 80's. What changed to require the revision? ...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-21-2015, 10:20 AM
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Posted By puskrat
Because it simply is not allowed to be easy

after looking into some oddball stuff, I found out from the PO my carbs have been swapped for 1978/79 models. Before you can do anything, you always have to do something else.


edit because...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-17-2015, 04:24 PM
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Posted By puskrat
on the stump

hate to be soapboxy, but I hope to not allow any ethanol in my tank period.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-17-2015, 09:52 AM
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Posted By puskrat
Again, thank you, gentlemen. Tomorrow is my day...

Again, thank you, gentlemen. Tomorrow is my day off (aka shop day), and I plan to pull the carbs and diag the petcocks (I guess I know one is bad and need to know which) Printing the carb...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-14-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By puskrat
re: swapping of parts.

I was informed/warned about that. I got a lot of spare parts, which at first made me think "well he picked out only the right stuff for the machine", but now makes me wonder if he just tossed...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-13-2015, 04:49 PM
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Posted By puskrat
Never mind.

My hardcopy Factory Svc Manual tells me other information. Glad I didn't follow that rabbit trail far from the monitor.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-13-2015, 03:58 PM
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Posted By puskrat
Downloaded a Service manual that appears to be a...

Downloaded a Service manual that appears to be a 78-79 edition but with supplements for 80-81. The carburetor section Charts an XS1100 E, F, and SF. The E uses a different starter jet than the other...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-13-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By puskrat
thank you phil. If that's the only difference I...

thank you phil. If that's the only difference I should be able to piece together what I need.

The rooster thing has a certain irony at that school: A rookie teacher, known for her, shall we...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-13-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By puskrat
Yes it's Standard. Apparently *I* am special.

Sorry Guys. The profile was created when i didn't really know much about what was going on. Don't let that imply I know a lot now! My XS is an XS1100G, a standard, with no "off" position. That...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-12-2015, 10:12 AM
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Posted By puskrat
Thanks tom. I haven't torn into these...

Thanks tom. I haven't torn into these carburetors yet, but my previous carb work, while not fun, hasn't left me with the dread that "major work" does.

How would I eliminate the octopi?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-12-2015, 08:55 AM
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Posted By puskrat
Sounds like a definitive solution. Thanks, Pitt....

Sounds like a definitive solution. Thanks, Pitt. I recognize that ID from the thread I mentioned. Appreciate seeing your input. IIRC, the idea was put forth to do a prelim oil/filter change with...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-12-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By puskrat
Fuel in crankcase?

1980 XS1100G, bought about two months ago, still trying to get to shakedown.

Every time I get ready do to something, i find out about something else I have to or should do first.

Bike sat for...
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