Home arrow Forums



Go Back   XS11.com Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 138
Search took 0.14 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: sail4free
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-27-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,816
Posted By sail4free
Fuel Line Routing

==========
I doubt my tank cap seal is 100% so I only put two gallons of ethanol-free gas in it. The petcocks were ON; the PRI position has been capped. I'm running the UNI pods as well and the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-25-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,816
Posted By sail4free
New Fuel Line Issues

==========
We eliminated the octy and did the fuel line routing where the fuel from right petcock goes up through an inline filter between #1 and #2 carbs and then arches down to feed into the Tee...
Forum: Other Bike Discussion 06-25-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 797
Posted By sail4free
'87 Yamaha Venture ~ $750

==========
Found this one on our local craigslist:
http://boise.craigslist.org/mcy/5078118008.html
It's close enough I could scope it out and take some more pics if anyone is interested....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-13-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,826
Posted By sail4free
=========== I'll ask you what somebody asked me...

===========
I'll ask you what somebody asked me with *my* last tire thread, "How much time do you plan on spending at 130 MPH+?" H-rated tires are good to 130 . . . V-rated takes you to 149 but I...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-11-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,507
Posted By sail4free
Smile Detent Balls

==========
Thanks guys -- one day I'll learn, "if you want it done right, sometimes you gotta' do it yourself." I'm sure my carbs will be coming off -- to replace the intake boots if nothing else --...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-11-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,507
Posted By sail4free
Question Enrichment Lever Won't Stay Out

==========
Hey John,
I pushed the easy button and paid a "mechanic" to rebuild my carbs for me (well -- and he had a garage and I didn't :o). Now the enrichment lever doesn't stay out *or* at the...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-05-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,814
Posted By sail4free
========== Thanks for that. I remember the...

==========
Thanks for that. I remember the starting fluid/intake boot trick and mine are OEM (if only 27,000 miles) -- wouldn't be surprised to learn they're leaking along with everything else :D...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-03-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 50,312
Posted By sail4free
========== Thanks for this intel. I've bought...

==========
Thanks for this intel. I've bought paint where the car painters get their product and the quality difference between it and the rattle cans from the cheapo parts stores is like night and...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-02-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,814
Posted By sail4free
========== I'm committed to getting my stock...

==========
I'm committed to getting my stock carbs right but I wonder, "Has anyone had any success with retro-fitting non-CV carbs to these engines?" For example, somebody makes a special manifold...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-02-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,814
Posted By sail4free
========== Not to hijack the thread but my '79...

==========
Not to hijack the thread but my '79 Special has the OEM exhaust and I notice a *lot* less exhaust at the back end on the left compared to the right. Feeling around under the left, I'm...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-02-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 50,312
Posted By sail4free
========== Thanks for your response. So maybe I...

==========
Thanks for your response. So maybe I can lightly sand off whatever is loose, wipe it clean and give it a shot? Right over the clear coat as long as it is still well adhered? The longer I...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-01-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 50,312
Posted By sail4free
Question ========== Are you using the marine heat shrink...

==========
Are you using the marine heat shrink tubing? With it, a little of the excess goop oozes out the ends for a water-tight seal (not sticky once it cools down). That's where my tendency...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 06-01-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 50,312
Posted By sail4free
Question ========== The original red paint on my '79...

==========
The original red paint on my '79 Special has seen better days -- clear coat failing, etc. Will you now go over your fresh paint with clear coat? I dunno' much about paint but aside from...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-29-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,163
Posted By sail4free
========== In my file notes, I have this...

==========
In my file notes, I have this comment from Martini Man:
"I have to agree with what you say. I own 4 XS1100's. 2 of them have done 300,000 miles and never had any transmission problems....
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-28-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,163
Posted By sail4free
========= Has he posted which one he needs? I...

=========
Has he posted which one he needs? I ended up with a box of carbs & carb parts -- pretty sure one or two of them are still good. With moving, etc., haven't taken the time to inspect what is...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-17-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By sail4free
========== Feel free to scope out my thread --...

==========
Feel free to scope out my thread -- starting about post #3 -- to see what it takes to embed pics in your text:
http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=43399&highlight=sail4free
Gato...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-17-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,462
Posted By sail4free
========== Looking good . . . how long was the...

==========
Looking good . . . how long was the site down? #fulltiltpanic . . . how often does *that* happen?
==========
I couldn't stand it any longer -- had to fire up the ol' girl and idle down...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-13-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 37,663
Posted By sail4free
========== Kewl -- had to put me glasses on --...

==========
Kewl -- had to put me glasses on -- three of the 32-150, one 32-4033 and one 32-1085 (all from K&L).
Thanks! :)
JIM P.
==========
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-12-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 37,663
Posted By sail4free
========== At work I have a set of...

==========
At work I have a set of reverse-spiral drill bits and I'm forever amazed at how well they work as easy outs . . . AND they don't jamb in and make the piece you're trying to remove...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-12-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 37,663
Posted By sail4free
========== That is why I returned mine and went...

==========
That is why I returned mine and went with the UNIs. They don't look near as cool -- no taper and even the rear end caps are no longer chrome (as still shown in most of the pics) *BUT*...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-12-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,816
Posted By sail4free
========== Or at least *WAS* . . . 37 years...

==========
Or at least *WAS* . . . 37 years ago. :) I still get the green light jump on kids with their dropped little sports cars -- mag wheels maybe 1" off the ground -- but I can't be sure they...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-11-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,485
Posted By sail4free
========== Ignore the score and go with the...

==========
Ignore the score and go with the lever. It was leaking because lever to the rear is PRIme = full fuel flow no matter what. When you switch the lever to OFF (forward) = no leakage . . . as...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-11-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,485
Posted By sail4free
========== Sorry guys -- donebysunday is right!...

==========
Sorry guys -- donebysunday is right! I just went out and looked and the lever *IS* the indicator! So on the stock '79 SF petcocks, lever forward is OFF; lever down is ON; lever UP for...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-11-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,485
Posted By sail4free
========== If your 79 SF petcocks are stock,...

==========
If your 79 SF petcocks are stock, lever down vertical is ON and lever forward horizontal (both sides) is OFF -- all to say the "score" indicates what is going on; not the lever. Thanks...
Forum: XS11/XJ11 Discussion 05-09-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,170
Posted By sail4free
========== Basically just to get her running --...

==========
Basically just to get her running -- after sitting for 12 years -- which he has done. So, all the usual, new battery & plugs, clean & line the tank, rebuild the carbs & petcocks, change...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 138

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Integrated by BBpixel ©2004-2022, jvbPlugin