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What did you do to your Yamaha today?

Discussion in 'XJ Technical Chat' started by Cutlass84, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. Jetfixer

    Jetfixer Well-Known Member

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    Today temp in the high 80's , I worked yesterday on my wifes Chevy HHR replaced both hub bearings , and rotors and pads ( love Rock Auto) only took me about 3 hrs temp was in 90s after that I rode to gas station to buy Powerball ticket , was not in mood to ride , but today I rode ran some errands and rode to a buddies house , looked at his ATK 605 cool bike . Headed home and the sky looked mean storm rolling in ,wind really blowing , was moving me around , made it home just in time. My wife was worried about me , when I got home she showed me the radar :eek: BIG red and yellow storm. Oh well was a nice ride till the last 10 miles, would have not been first time I've riden in the rain.:D
     
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    Tim O Active Member

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    Hmmmm... this guy good or bad luck just before a ride?

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  3. Uxbridge Brule

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    Braided steel brake line installed last night..... now to get rid of this hangover so I can take it for a ride and see what all the fuss is about.
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    Fête du Canada
     
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    I'm trying to figure out bad idle. Put in new pilots and cleaned the main.
     
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    Finally got the Power House caliper piston rebuild kit in from UK. Happy so far with it. Will see how good a job I did on the seals when I juice it up. Got electrical harness run and headlight back on. Unfortunately, every terminal in the OE fuse box has decided to break off. I was trying to save the original fuse box setup but I'm done with it now. Replacing it soon with an ATM-LP setup.
     
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    Now that bike is quiet [ new muffs] added cheap mp3 player, portable headphone amp, and helmet speakers.[not shown].
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    and yes "my" bike goes to 160 mph.
     
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    Took the bike out with the new stainless brake likes for a try. Wow now I know what "feel" is like. I have to adjust the brake lever but I didn't think there would be that big of a difference. It could be that the 1983 rubber was screwed up internally and new rubber ones would have made a difference too... but dang the stainless feel great.
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    The huge upside with the braided lines is that the internal line is essentially a lifetime brake line. It won't break down like the rubber lines will.


    As for me, I rolled her out of the garage last night.....and that's it.
    At least I can look at her while I load junk from the garage into the trailer.
     
  10. Uxbridge Brule

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    My kids know the dump as "The Happiest Place On Earth" always good getting room in the garage.
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    Well in my case it's because the moving truck arrives in 10 days.
     
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    Oh that is different moving sucks good luck.
     
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    Today I worked in garage , I'm bummed I bought the factory fairing last year , little did I know was missing the brackets . Joe Elif came to my rescue , and now I cannot find the bracket :eek:... so I gave up for now , so I pulled the plugs and regapped ,they looked real good color, decided to give my carbs a "HOT SHOT" 50/50 mix of Berrymans B12 and MEK straight into the fuel line let it soak , installed new fuel filter let it soak for 20 minutes , fired up runs great , I do this usually 2 times a year keep jets clear. ...
     
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    While sorting through things while packing I found the promissory note from when I bought her (I paid a deposit and came back with my pickup and the rest of the cash the next day). All this time I though I had paid $950, but the paper says it was $800.
     
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    I fell in love with my XJ more today. How you ask? I took a XSR700 out for a test ride made me love my Maxim all the more. The XSR has great power and great brakes but the riding position and the choppy throttle didn't make me feel comfortable, I couldn't be smooth at all.
    The only thing that the XSR had that I wish the XJ had was a 6th gear but you can't have it all.
     
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    This morning I cleaned the carbs on my 82 550 maxim, two of the bowls looked like there was almost a saw dust kinda of build up in them. Pretty dirty. But now I'm having issues with the starter still engaged after the bike is running. This is a brand new starter I installed a month ago. Any ideas why this is happening? Thanks.
     
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    Went for a REAL ride today ,filled up reset odometer rode back roads , went 140 miles still showing 2 bars on fuel gauge, I was pushing it hard several times , bike ran great . The only reason I did not go further the clouds started to look mean , and just as I was a few miles from home the wind really picked up , and of course the sun came out and it cleared up.
     
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    adjusted chain then because bike was running funny I decided to clean/change the air filter. inside stuck to the filter was one of my nitrile gloves. I keep a pair in the tool tray one got sucked into the air box opening. guess I will have to keep them in a zip lock bag from now on.
     
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    Put the first ~75 miles on my 750 midnight maxim since I've owned it. All went well, but I am making a list of things yet to be done.
     
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