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What did you do to your Yamaha today?

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

  1. Eric Hughes

    Eric Hughes Member

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    I have the Midnight Maxim version of that year bike and like the look of that with all the other black. Thanks. Guessing it was fairly easy to apply.
     
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    The only pain was cleaning up the header pipes. The VHT was the spray bomb from Advance Auto Parts. I did use VHT primer as well. Share pics!
     
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    Stripped the "new" tank.
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    Replaced the reed switch in my speedometer. Turn signal auto-cancel works again!
     
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    Scratch that it only works on one side, sometimes at this point
     
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    Opposible thumbs come in handy once again.
     
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    Reinstalled the intake manifold. Had removed it to repair a crack at one of the injector sockets. Should finish reassembly tomorrow.
     
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    Only working on one side should be the switch, or the lamps/sockets/wiring, not anything in the flasher or cancel circuit.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. Going to go through the bulbs and make everything match and see what I can figure out.
     
  10. Franz

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    Installed my clutch today, just a few more things to do and engine is complete. Got the idea for the homemade clutch basket tool from Mezzmo's videos.

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    Looks like you're making good progress. Mezzmo's videos are great. Lots to learn there. Just wish I had his talent (and his tool collection).
    Re-covered the seat today.
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    Thanks again to Len @ xj4ever.com for supplying quality replacement parts that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to find.
     
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    Got some parts from Len on the bike earlier in the week (throttle tube, clutch lever, and clutch safety switch). Throttle tube was a little tight, but got it sanded down a bit yesterday and now it is working perfectly. Felt good to get it back out on the road.

    Came to the realization that the battery was not new when I bought the bike last year. Thankfully I cleaned up the weep hole in the brake master cylinder, push starting is a lot easier (and more importantly, I’m not dragging the front brake or risking it locking up on me).
     
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    Began tearing stuff down in preparation for the lumpectomy, but got totally sidetracked by the exhaust. Thought I'd clean up a spot or two just to see what I could expect, and couldn't stop because the results were so satisfying. Wound up spending way too much time on it. Best news was that the collector box was in surprisingly good shape. No fun trying to find one of those nowadays.
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    Finally got my bike safetied. It’s officially on the road!
    And on the way there a strap let go and it fell over in the trailer. Huge ding in the tank now, so I guess I’ll be fixing and painting sooner rather than later.
     
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    Workin on my 1983 Seca XJ900
    Carb kits arrived today... started rebuilding them... soaked and cleaned them today, start reassembling the carbs sunday while the brisket is in the smoker.

    XJNineHundred ;)
     
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    Synced the throttle bodies on my FJR 1300 and tried to make a jump plug to install the Smart Turn System (failed). It pains me that my 38-year old XJ has self-cancelling signals while my 2013 FJR does not.
     
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    Received more parts to add to the stack of things to do to the "82 650. Thanks to Chacal @ XJ4EVER.com Petcock rebuild kit and steering bearing upgrade kit.
     

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    Went for a 70 mile ride ...going to swap out engine soon the starter clutch slipping is getting old , just hope spare engine is good. I'm going to drop oil pan to check out sump ,of course I have so many things going on not sure when I will do the deed.
     
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    How many miles has your XJ done? My machine has 36,000 miles but I don't know if it is genuine.
    Just rebuilt my engine. Starter clutch rollers were perfect but I had new ones so I renewed them and the springs anyway and the starter chain guide (the main reason for splitting the cases) before it broke up and locked the selector drum. Fitted a new cam chain too. The problems I had were the three studs at the front of the engine seized. It took a bit of time to get the head off the cylinders and the cylinders off the crankcase. Machine shop had to fit new studs to the head and I managed to save the thread on the cylinder. Too many Scottish winters with road salt sprayed over the front of the engine causing corrosion of those three studs. Hope you don't have that problem. The cases seperated easily. There was not much sealant on them and I think that is the first time the cases have been split since leaving the factory.
     
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    Rebuilt the clutch today
     
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