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New to me XJ1100

Discussion in 'Eastern US and Canada' started by Hydra13, May 10, 2019.

  1. Hydra13

    Hydra13 New Member

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    Hey just picked up a XJ1100, any tips or tricks, new to the forums also. This is my first bike. Bought the bike for 300 runs great after replacing the fuel lines. Haven't ridden it yet. Battery doesnt charge the guy I bought it from said it needs a stator. Also needs a new handle bar its loose with shims he put dirt bike bars on it. Also was told I have to use lead additive in the gas or use race fuel?
     
  2. k-moe

    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    Welcome aboard.
    Forget every bit of advice the PO gave you, and assume that nothing he did was done correctly.
    Our XJ1100 people will be by shortly to guide you.
     
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    Nuch Well-Known Member

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    Hydra,
    Just good ol fashion fuel will do.
    Click the link in k-moe's signature above... "Read This First."
    Get reading. Ask Questions here. You'll get the right answers... and no doubt some interesting banter.

    You found the right place.
     
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    Yay, another XJ1100 near me. I'm in Apex only 30 minutes away .
    I'll second K-Moe, don't believe what the PO says. Test the charging circuit your self and find out what is wrong. The XJ11 charging system is mostly trouble free. A common fault is the stator wire connections behind the fuse box burns and melt the connector.
    No need for lead additive or high octane race gas, regular unleaded is just fine.
    XS11.com is a great resource for information.
     
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    A common fault is the stator wire connections behind the fuse box burns and melt the connector. Yes, corrosion at the connector causes this. It happened to mine and I've seen it on others. Clean up all of the connections.
     
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    I found this and just have to share. If you don't have the dip stick from the tool kit that came with the bikes, (I hope the xs and xj are the same) here it is. If not, well I tired.
    [​IMG]mK9dsE by Tim Brown, on Flickr
     
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    MattiThundrrr Not a guru

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    Oof. 1100 seems a bit big for a first bike... Good score on the price though. If I was you I'd think about flipping it for a profit to put towards a bike that's more manageable.
     
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    the XJs have a oil sight glass on the clutch cover no need of a dip stick.
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    That dipstick is for the middle gear. The XS series uses a seperate gearbox for it, and you do need a dipstick to check the oil level there.
    The XJ1100 uses what is basically the XS1100 engine.
     
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    The long end is for the middle drive gear and the short is for the final drive. A zip tie works good for a dip stick
     
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    Zip tie is what I used as well, I just wanted or needed to know at what depth the oil should of hit the zip tie...now I know. :)
     
  12. JetmechMarty

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    You can buy sheet plastic at the hardware store and make some up by that template. Do kids build plastic models any more? Cutting one out of one of those styrene trees might work, if not too fragile.
     
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    Timbox, if mlew is only 30 minutes away, I strongly urge you to take advantage of that. You would be hard pressed to find anyone who knows more or who can do more with an XS/XJ1100. He also happens to be a reasonably nice guy. ;)
     
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    Just reasonably nice Marty.
     
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    1,044 miles away, so that is not happening anytime soon. Would be cool though!
     
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    I might ratchet that up a bit if I give it some deep thought.

    For those who might not realize I’m messing with him, Mark is among the very finest people I know! He’s also an extremely talented mechanic and fabricator.
     
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    Sorry, I misunderstood. Somehow I thought you were in Mark’s backyard.
     
  18. k-moe

    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    I think you may have just misundestood who just bought the bike.
    The OP is pretty close to mlew.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the replies. I will definitely be asking more questions I'm sure
     

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