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Forum: Members Lounge 04-23-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 493,421
Posted By Jimmyshifts
Trouble figuring out wiring behind headlight

Hello all,

This is my first Post. hope I'm doing right. I have a ton of projects to do on my '78 XS1100. I got this bike a few years ago and it always ran strong but needed a few fixes. Today...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-13-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,823
Posted By Jimmyshifts
I can read the #'s 47.5 off the side of my...

I can read the #'s 47.5 off the side of my original pilot jet. I damaged two of the four pulling them out. I would gladly just replace just the two jets instead of the whole rebuild kit if need be....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-13-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,823
Posted By Jimmyshifts
I can read the #'s 47.5 off the side of my...

I can read the #'s 47.5 off the side of my original pilot jet. I damaged two of the four pulling them out. I would gladly just replace just the two jets instead of the whole rebuild kit if need be....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 04-13-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,823
Posted By Jimmyshifts
Carb rebuild kit issue

Hi guys,
I was cleaning my carbs when two of my pilot jets became damaged. So I figured that I mind as well order a repair kit. My carb has the recessed ilde scre and the kit that just arrived has...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-02-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,720
Posted By Jimmyshifts
Yes, that looks good. I think I saw one that was...

Yes, that looks good. I think I saw one that was solid, without the screen but that one is nice.

Thanks
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 08-02-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,720
Posted By Jimmyshifts
Cafe Headlight Cover

Hi guys,

I 've looked everywhere and I can't find one even though I know I just saw one a week ago. I'm looking that plastic shell that fits over the headlight to give it a little it a racer...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-31-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,816
Posted By Jimmyshifts
Yes, stupid me. I tried the thicker gappers and...

Yes, stupid me. I tried the thicker gappers and when they didn't go I thought that there was no gap there since it looked like that. When I went back and tried the other ones they slid under. Now...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-31-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,816
Posted By Jimmyshifts
So I'm trying this for the first time. I thought...

So I'm trying this for the first time. I thought that as time goes by the gap between the cam lobe and shim would grow. But now from what I understand is that it actually gets tighter? It seems...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-29-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By Jimmyshifts
Wow, time to buy stock in Yamaha. $50 and they...

Wow, time to buy stock in Yamaha. $50 and they don't even give you everything. Was it the Yamaha website or did you have to call the dealership?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-29-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By Jimmyshifts
Yes, I looked at that mod but I was hoping to...

Yes, I looked at that mod but I was hoping to avoid it. I would feel more comfortable bolting on a replacement. I might take me a lot longer to make that mod the first time around. I'm not sure...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-29-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By Jimmyshifts
Stripped Cam Tensioner

Hey Guys,

I have a stripped cam tensioner on my 78 xs1100. I can't find any on ebay or thru "parts n more" , does anyone have a good extra or know who can supply one?

Thanks,

Jim
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-27-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,058
Posted By Jimmyshifts
Ignition Upgrade Questions

Hi Guys,

I had someone walk up to my my bike and we started talking about different things I could do. He said there was a kit that bolts right in place that replaces the black ignation box that...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-16-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,249
Posted By Jimmyshifts
idle update

Hey guys,

I was getting already to tear apart the carbs again when I thought I would take it for a ride. I had to keep it above 3k rpm. After awhile I pulled up to a light and it was idling!!!!...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-16-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,160
Posted By Jimmyshifts
Pod question

So how do i know which size pod to get? All I can find on the card is the company name and "MIC". Should I just tke a shot and order the 54mm from Mike's?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-16-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,249
Posted By Jimmyshifts
More Detail

Thanks Guys,

Let me try and provide some more detail. I really appreciate all your help. I've cleaned the carbs about ten times be now. I started out not knowing anything. Now I know just...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-16-2009, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,249
Posted By Jimmyshifts
Bike Won't Idle

I completely disassembled my carbs and cleaned them. The bike wouldn't run before I did that. Now it runs strong but only above 3k rpm. To get it started I have to use the choke. Once it starts I...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 07-15-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,160
Posted By Jimmyshifts
Which Pods Are For Me?

I have a 78 1100. All the ads for pods seem to state they are for 79 and later bikes. What size do I need and where should I get them. My airbox is missing some bolts so I just thought it would be...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-30-2008, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,608
Posted By Jimmyshifts
carb idle screw

Thanks,

Someone definetly messed with these before. The other srews were missing the springs, one had a couple of o rings stuck down there, and one had the tip suck all the way in the hole.
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-30-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,608
Posted By Jimmyshifts
Carb Idle Screw

Hi guys,

I finally got sometime to try and tackle my problem with a idle screw head that had been worn almost smooth. I couldn't get anywhere so I resorted to drilling it out. There's still a...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-14-2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By Jimmyshifts
Question the latest on my carbs

Hi guys,

Thanks for all the help. I got a little more adventrous and took everything apart that I could in the carb. I think I may have found what was causing my problem with cylinders 1&2. All...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-12-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By Jimmyshifts
carb issue

I won't be able to check until tomorrow, but since the plugs are brand new will I be able to tell anything?
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-12-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By Jimmyshifts
Update

It was nice out so i figured I would circle the block a few times before I took the carbs off again. The problems seems to have lessened the more I rode around. It would allow me to drop the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 10-10-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By Jimmyshifts
Question Short List of the Problems I'm Having

Hi guys, This is my first post. I just purchased my 78 XS1100. It had been sitting for a while. The petcocks were leaking. I rebuilt them and they are fine now. I moved on to trying to start...
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