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by Wheatgerm
Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: yamaha xs1100 seat
Replies: 2
Views: 5084

Re: yamaha xs1100 seat

Hello, The 78 model had a small tail fairing as part of the back of the seat. I really can't remember if the mounting brackets are in the same location but I doubt it. The shape of the cover will be different too. If I were doing this job I would probably remove the seat cover and look for an afterm...
by Wheatgerm
Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 84 Yamaha XT 600 E front brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 3785

Re: 84 Yamaha XT 600 E front brakes

Hi again

For what it is worth, I procured an old Yamaha TT500 and used the whole front end. It's a drum brake system but makes it mobile as my hunt for the original caliper continues. The things we do to ride, eh lol.

Regards
Bob
by Wheatgerm
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Performance and Mods
Topic: where to buy a motor for my bike
Replies: 1
Views: 3951

Re: where to buy a motor for my bike

The dealer will be the only place you will get a new motor. It's been years since I last worked at a dealer but engines used to be available but so expensive that most people had the old mill rebuilt. Even the rebuild will be expensive in parts and workmanship. I would check dealer for availability ...
by Wheatgerm
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Hi
Replies: 2
Views: 1810

Re: Hi

Hello, Hot oil is good. It's doing its job. If the heat generated in the motor doesn't get transferred to the oil then the whole motor will overheat. It is even possible to make the oil "too" cool by adding a cooler depending on conditions. I wouldn't be changing type of oil to make you happy.... ch...
by Wheatgerm
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: Rookie restoration - Stupid question #2
Replies: 2
Views: 1811

Re: Rookie restoration - Stupid question #2

Hello It's been a while, but I'm sure that you remove the rear seat and half turn the bulb holder from the back (there are 2 of them) then remove replace bulbs. There is a plastic box (for tools etc) that you probably have to remove also. .. then you should be able to reach in and half turn the sock...
by Wheatgerm
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 84 Yamaha XT 600 E front brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 3785

Re: 84 Yamaha XT 600 E front brakes

Don't worry about scaring me off.. this forum seems great and will be my jump off point for all bike related stuff. I think that E Bay may be my best bet. Thanks for all the tips. I'll post back the results as I get this bike repaired and back on the road. For whats its worth, an OEM Kawasaki KLR650...
by Wheatgerm
Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 84 Yamaha XT 600 E front brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 3785

Re: 84 Yamaha XT 600 E front brakes

Fast reply... thx :) The problem is Number 21 on that list is what I need and it isn't represented. That's because it's discontinued although some poor dealer somewhere in the world probably has one gathering dust and wishing he could sell it. I did find the oem part number for that #21 and I'll try...
by Wheatgerm
Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: 84 Yamaha XT 600 E front brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 3785

84 Yamaha XT 600 E front brakes

G'day everyone I'm new here and my first post is in "Welcome" section. Thank for the warm welcome too. My front brake caliper had a seized pin (caliper slides on these two pins to apply pressure of pads against rotor). In my attempt to free up the caliper pin I broke the caliper holder so now I have...
by Wheatgerm
Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: G'day from Caribbean
Replies: 5
Views: 2874

Re: G'day from Caribbean

Thank you :) Yes... it's year round riding (assuming your bike is functioning). The island has areas with perfect roads but potholes are the big problem. I went through 2 front wheels for my 98 ZX9R Ninja before I sold it and got the scrambler. Halfway up the leeward side of the island the road chan...
by Wheatgerm
Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: G'day from Caribbean
Replies: 5
Views: 2874

G'day from Caribbean

Hello all. I stumbled across your forum and signed up. I am a Canadian living in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Caribbean, and have been riding for 43 some years now. I'm a licensed (Ontario, ca) m/cycle mechanic and taught (m/cycle riding) for the Canada Safety Council for 17 years in Canada. I ro...