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    Well, I finally figured out how to move posts to the closed tech forums as part of my mod duties (), so you'll start seeing some new-and-improved tech tips! If you have an already-posted favorite that you think should be posted, let me know here with a link. I've posted a few already, have a bunch more (Cy's auto cancel mod, the auto cam tensioner to name just a few) already waiting in line, they just need some cleaning up/editing. If you've a personal tip/trick you'd like to share, let me know. I won't guarantee everything will make the cut (your mod to mount your chrome cup-holder to your 18" apes won't help too many other members..), but if it's a popular/useful idea we'll see what we can do!

    Please DON'T post any tips/how-tos here; post to the correct forum, make sure it's as clearly written as possible, and including pictures will help a lot. I will note that for any pics you post, you'll need to maintain your photo site so we don't end up with dead photo links.

    TC and I are also going to try to clean out some of the existing stuff that's out of date or has now-dead links to make the tech forums less cluttered.
    Fast, Cheap, Reliable... Pick any two

    '78E original owner - resto project
    '78E ???? owner - Modder project FJ forks, 4-piston calipers F/R, 160/80-16 rear tire
    '82 XJ rebuild project
    '80SG restified, red SOLD
    '79F parts...
    '81H more parts...

    Other current bikes:
    '93 XL1200 Anniversary Sportster 85RWHP
    '86 XL883/1200 Chopper
    '82 XL1000 w/1450cc Buell, Baker 6-speed, in-progress project
    Cage: '13 Mustang GT/CS with a few 'custom' touches
    Yep, can't leave nuthin' alone...

  • #2
    Probably on the list already but Kat's Carb Cleaning 101 would be good to have in there!

    http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread...b+cleaning+101
    Nathan
    KD9ARL

    μολὼν λαβέ

    1978 XS1100E
    K&N Filter
    #45 pilot Jet, #137.5 Main Jet
    OEM Exhaust
    ATK Fork Brace
    LED Dash lights
    Ammeter, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, and Volt Meters

    Green Monster Coils
    SS Brake Lines
    Vision 550 Auto Tensioner

    In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

    Theodore Roosevelt

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    • #3
      Yep, that's definitely one!
      Fast, Cheap, Reliable... Pick any two

      '78E original owner - resto project
      '78E ???? owner - Modder project FJ forks, 4-piston calipers F/R, 160/80-16 rear tire
      '82 XJ rebuild project
      '80SG restified, red SOLD
      '79F parts...
      '81H more parts...

      Other current bikes:
      '93 XL1200 Anniversary Sportster 85RWHP
      '86 XL883/1200 Chopper
      '82 XL1000 w/1450cc Buell, Baker 6-speed, in-progress project
      Cage: '13 Mustang GT/CS with a few 'custom' touches
      Yep, can't leave nuthin' alone...

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      • #4
        How 'bout the "voodoo electronics" full power ignition coil relay mod...
        2H7 (78)
        2H7 (79)
        3H3

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bikerphil View Post
          How 'bout the "voodoo electronics" full power ignition coil relay mod...
          I remember that one vaguely, got a link to the thread?
          Fast, Cheap, Reliable... Pick any two

          '78E original owner - resto project
          '78E ???? owner - Modder project FJ forks, 4-piston calipers F/R, 160/80-16 rear tire
          '82 XJ rebuild project
          '80SG restified, red SOLD
          '79F parts...
          '81H more parts...

          Other current bikes:
          '93 XL1200 Anniversary Sportster 85RWHP
          '86 XL883/1200 Chopper
          '82 XL1000 w/1450cc Buell, Baker 6-speed, in-progress project
          Cage: '13 Mustang GT/CS with a few 'custom' touches
          Yep, can't leave nuthin' alone...

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          • #6
            Yep Steve, here it is, 3 Ω coils only....

            http://www.wgcarbs.com//index2.php?o...ge=0&Itemid=26
            2H7 (78)
            2H7 (79)
            3H3

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            • #7
              That's a no go Phil, it's copywrited material...
              Fast, Cheap, Reliable... Pick any two

              '78E original owner - resto project
              '78E ???? owner - Modder project FJ forks, 4-piston calipers F/R, 160/80-16 rear tire
              '82 XJ rebuild project
              '80SG restified, red SOLD
              '79F parts...
              '81H more parts...

              Other current bikes:
              '93 XL1200 Anniversary Sportster 85RWHP
              '86 XL883/1200 Chopper
              '82 XL1000 w/1450cc Buell, Baker 6-speed, in-progress project
              Cage: '13 Mustang GT/CS with a few 'custom' touches
              Yep, can't leave nuthin' alone...

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              • #8
                You 'da man!
                1995 KZ100P
                Pods, jets, pipes, cam adjuster, oil cooler

                1977 Ironhead - custom build
                Hot engine, custom frame, KZ front and rear, high torque starter, alternator conversion, Progressive shocks, Thunderheart wiring, Dyna ignition, oil cooler, Dakota Digital instruments, etc.

                Sold all my XS's to Eastcoaster but still love to keep up with you guys. This is the best cycle forum on the web.

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                • #9
                  Just a heads-up that I'm still posting 'new' tech tips, I'm going to try to do at least a couple per day until I get the backlog whittled down. I'll note that there's a 'mods/admin' forum ('tips under construction') where we (mods) stash tips for editing, etc before posting to the tech forums. Right now I'm going for the low-hanging fruit (ones that need little or no editing), the rate may slow once I get to the longer threads..

                  Anyway, I've posted tips by mashermoto, planedick, boyat68, dbeardslee, and psycoreefer so far, so I want to thank them for taking the time to put these together in the first place! THANKS!!!
                  Fast, Cheap, Reliable... Pick any two

                  '78E original owner - resto project
                  '78E ???? owner - Modder project FJ forks, 4-piston calipers F/R, 160/80-16 rear tire
                  '82 XJ rebuild project
                  '80SG restified, red SOLD
                  '79F parts...
                  '81H more parts...

                  Other current bikes:
                  '93 XL1200 Anniversary Sportster 85RWHP
                  '86 XL883/1200 Chopper
                  '82 XL1000 w/1450cc Buell, Baker 6-speed, in-progress project
                  Cage: '13 Mustang GT/CS with a few 'custom' touches
                  Yep, can't leave nuthin' alone...

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                  • #10
                    Are you weeding out the unnecessary comments (good comments or bad ones) or are you editing them into just the necessary material and posting just that?
                    Nathan
                    KD9ARL

                    μολὼν λαβέ

                    1978 XS1100E
                    K&N Filter
                    #45 pilot Jet, #137.5 Main Jet
                    OEM Exhaust
                    ATK Fork Brace
                    LED Dash lights
                    Ammeter, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, and Volt Meters

                    Green Monster Coils
                    SS Brake Lines
                    Vision 550 Auto Tensioner

                    In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

                    Theodore Roosevelt

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                    • #11
                      Yes, I'm trying to condense the tips down to one, two posts at the most. I am 'moving' additional or better info that may be in other posts into the final product. It can take some time....
                      Fast, Cheap, Reliable... Pick any two

                      '78E original owner - resto project
                      '78E ???? owner - Modder project FJ forks, 4-piston calipers F/R, 160/80-16 rear tire
                      '82 XJ rebuild project
                      '80SG restified, red SOLD
                      '79F parts...
                      '81H more parts...

                      Other current bikes:
                      '93 XL1200 Anniversary Sportster 85RWHP
                      '86 XL883/1200 Chopper
                      '82 XL1000 w/1450cc Buell, Baker 6-speed, in-progress project
                      Cage: '13 Mustang GT/CS with a few 'custom' touches
                      Yep, can't leave nuthin' alone...

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Thank You!

                        Steve, I think I speak for us all when I say THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
                        This is long overdue & the time & effort you put in to this site does not go unappreciated.
                        Tom Clisham

                        Age is relative YOU WON"T GET OLD TIL YOU SELL THE BIKE
                        _____________________________________________

                        '78xs1100E ,all stock & original GONE TO WISCONSIN

                        '80 SG Vetter fairing,hard bags,trunk,fork brace,
                        stock headers with fishtail mufflers,black & beautiful GONE TO ARIZONA

                        79SF lowered,jardine 4/2 exhaust,pod filters,drilled rotors,fork brace, bar hopper

                        79SF 1 owner,8000 miles, restoring to completely original ( I hope) GONE TO FRANCE

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                        • #13
                          There's some real good info in the Electrolytic tank cleaning thread - here
                          Brian
                          XS1100 LG "Mr T", SG "ICBM" & FJ1200
                          Check out the XS Part Number Finder

                          Be not stingy in what costs nothing as courtesy, counsel and countenance.

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                          • #14
                            Tod's might have to go in there to if he is ok with that

                            http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35391
                            Nathan
                            KD9ARL

                            μολὼν λαβέ

                            1978 XS1100E
                            K&N Filter
                            #45 pilot Jet, #137.5 Main Jet
                            OEM Exhaust
                            ATK Fork Brace
                            LED Dash lights
                            Ammeter, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, and Volt Meters

                            Green Monster Coils
                            SS Brake Lines
                            Vision 550 Auto Tensioner

                            In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

                            Theodore Roosevelt

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              I've posted more new tips today (yeah, I was a slacker for a few days, but hey, I do have a life besides here! ), I'll keep plugging at 'em...

                              Anyway, I'll thank 81xsproject, dgxser, Bikerphil, Ivan, and trbig for the tips they posted that are now in the respective tip forums!

                              I'd like to get the Auto cam chain tensioner in there too, but we're still getting more info on that!
                              Last edited by crazy steve; 02-16-2012, 01:33 PM.
                              Fast, Cheap, Reliable... Pick any two

                              '78E original owner - resto project
                              '78E ???? owner - Modder project FJ forks, 4-piston calipers F/R, 160/80-16 rear tire
                              '82 XJ rebuild project
                              '80SG restified, red SOLD
                              '79F parts...
                              '81H more parts...

                              Other current bikes:
                              '93 XL1200 Anniversary Sportster 85RWHP
                              '86 XL883/1200 Chopper
                              '82 XL1000 w/1450cc Buell, Baker 6-speed, in-progress project
                              Cage: '13 Mustang GT/CS with a few 'custom' touches
                              Yep, can't leave nuthin' alone...

                              Comment

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