1. Hello Guest. You have limited privileges and you can't "SEARCH" the forums. Please "Log In" or "Sign Up" for additional functionality. Click HERE to proceed.

What did you do to your Yamaha today?

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

  1. k-moe

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

    Messages:
    18,803
    Likes Received:
    6,160
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    The City of Seven Hills
    I haven't had the time or inclination with the cold, and there are other projects that are must-do. It's on the list for this coming weekend. I'm almost certain at this point that I didn't get the new valve cover gasket sealed properly. It wouldn't be an issue at all if I never wanted to go over 45 MPH.
    I'll update that thread once I have it fixed.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2021
    Franz likes this.
  2. MagnaXJ600

    MagnaXJ600 New Member

    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    15522
    I unplugged the wiring harness that came from the turn signal switch to test it. It was corroded inside and just needed clenaed and plugged back in. Now I need tog et a new flasher relay because the leds blink to fast.
     
    k-moe and XJ550FirstTimeBuilder like this.
  3. JBurch

    JBurch Active Member

    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    70
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Owego, NY
    For the last couple of days I've been tumbling my tank to knock as much rust loose as I can after pulling out that big old chunk of tank liner. Here are pics of my tumbler; yes I thought of using my dryer, but the tank didn't fit and it spins too fast; pile on the left is dump #3 after building tumbler, and pile on the right is dump#4. I got a couple of table spoons in dump#5. Setting up now to do electrolysis; anyone try it, what do you think? DSCF0943.JPG DSCF0937.JPG DSCF0938.JPG DSCF0939.JPG DSCF0940.JPG DSCF0941.JPG
     
    kosel and XJ550FirstTimeBuilder like this.
  4. XJ550FirstTimeBuilder

    XJ550FirstTimeBuilder Member

    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    Saskatoon, Sk, Canada
    I was wondering how that had gone!! I'm jealous of your tumbling setup, looks like a solid unit.

    Unfortunately, I haven't tried electrolysis. However, I HAVE had good luck with a hot vinegar soak, distilled water rinse and a soda wash afterwards on other projects, but I'm not sure how something as oddly-shaped as a tank would fare. I'm sure some others who have more experience will weigh in.
     
  5. Franz

    Franz Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,142
    Likes Received:
    562
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Scotland UK.
  6. Fuller56

    Fuller56 Active Member

    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    115
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Cary, NC (winter) Harpursville, NY (summer)
    I have used electrolysis on a badly rusted DL650 tank that worked well enough to de-rust it down to pin holes. I used an old m/c battery, a battery maintainer/charger, very cheap dollar store powdered soap and old all thread rod for the anode. Perform the process outdoor as it is going to foam and dribble and leak out as it works and will take several days depending on how rusty and how clean you want to make the tank. It worked well and I would do it again. I have not messed with the acid cleaning method. My preference is the POR-15 tank liner after the de-rusting, or before the rust. I have tried Red-Kote and found it did not seal the above mentioned pin holes. I have used the Caswell epoxy line and it is good stuff but more dependent on the tank prep. Mine was not so good and it peeled off in a few years.
    John
     
  7. JBurch

    JBurch Active Member

    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    70
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Owego, NY
    No need to be jealous of my tumbling unit.........just some 2x4 lumber I had laying around for the frame, the mount is 1x12 pine, pipe fittings came from the hardware store.

    I have also pondered the idea of the vinegar soak; how long did you let it soak; how effective was it?

    My desire is to get the inside of this tank as clean as possible before I seal it up. After it's sealed, I'm gonna repaint the tank, side panels, fender, tail piece, new stripes, badges.
     
  8. Fuller56

    Fuller56 Active Member

    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    115
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Cary, NC (winter) Harpursville, NY (summer)
    I had tried a vinegar soak on the DL650 tank and saw no effect on the rust or even discoloration of the vinegar drained out after about 2 days of soaking. So that is why I moved on to the electrolysis method.
    John
     
  9. JBurch

    JBurch Active Member

    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    70
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Owego, NY
    Thank you!! Good information, especially about the pin holes and time spent; I was going to put it into a plastic tub to capture the slop. This is a very rusty tank.
     
  10. Yammaat

    Yammaat Active Member

    Messages:
    209
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Today.. the first day after 3 months of parking outside, the bike.. not me, I could push the starterbutton again.
    Inmmediatly she started and ran fine so I took her for a spin also to test some new gear and changes on the bike.
    Outside it was 4-5 dgrs C. so gripheaters, electric bodywarmer were on. The little extra flipscreen worked fine deflecting more wind from the helmet and is a stay.
    USB's worked fine too so music/nav. worked well.
    Allinall; after this flu-shit is gone, but I don't think that the powers that be will allow that anytime soon, perhaps travelling abroad could be an option... hopefully this year... sigh.
     
  11. Jetfixer

    Jetfixer Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,553
    Likes Received:
    1,077
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Nothern Indiana
    Spent a couple of hours in garage , sorting spare parts ...got more than I realized lol . I have a spare set of partial carbs , reassembled what I have , missing the slides and a few other items .
     
  12. JBurch

    JBurch Active Member

    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    70
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Owego, NY
    [​IMG]Bought myself one of these
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2021
    Jetfixer likes this.
  13. Timbox

    Timbox Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,782
    Likes Received:
    505
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Wisconsin, Tomah
    You can find them for sale on the "C" list in most area's. If you do get one of those lifts from HF, also pick up the front wheel chalk and change that out. That pinch thing on the table imho SUCKS! If you pick up a wheel calk you can roll the bike into it and have confidence you will not tip the bike over as you put ratchet straps on it. I also drill holes at the ends of front and back plate so the "S" hooks can slide in. That way the straps are not in your way when you are working on the important things on the bike.
     
  14. Yammaat

    Yammaat Active Member

    Messages:
    209
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Wow.. telling to have bought a HD, on a Yamahaforum.. :eek:;)
     
    XJ550FirstTimeBuilder likes this.
  15. Timbox

    Timbox Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,782
    Likes Received:
    505
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Wisconsin, Tomah
    What HD, I only see a motorcycle table lift :)
     
    Yammaat likes this.
  16. Jetfixer

    Jetfixer Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,553
    Likes Received:
    1,077
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Nothern Indiana
    Working In garage , decided my yellow seca needed some care , noticed it was a little loud tapping from right cylinder. Before I swapped in this engine went through valves swapped out a shim on the number four exhaust and this is better . Of course it is only 45 degrees rode around neighborhood still a little chilly for me at least, supposed to get to 60 Tuesday so that will be another story lol .
     
    Timbox likes this.
  17. XJ550FirstTimeBuilder

    XJ550FirstTimeBuilder Member

    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    Saskatoon, Sk, Canada
    I finished puttying my tank, now I just need to sand and prime it and then it's onto paint!! I'm happy with how the painted plastics look on the bike, I didn't know how much they'd pop until I actually did it.

    Any recommendations on paint type? I'm partial to Endura paints (No need for a clear coat, insanely durable and the supplier is semi-close to my location), but I'm also wary of what seems like a too-good-to-be-true paint.
     

    Attached Files:

  18. Rubodee83

    Rubodee83 Member

    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    Pottstown
    Will do k-moe
     
    k-moe likes this.
  19. StorminNorman

    StorminNorman New Member

    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Virginia
    Carbs are rebuilt. Adjusted the float heights to 17mm after double checking the service manual and watching Mezzmo's video on how to do it. The floats were all around 10mm initially so we'll see how she runs when I get everything back together. Need to check the valve shims next. Slowly checking things off of my list. Very slowly.
     
  20. Steve Otto

    Steve Otto New Member

    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    Central Virginia
    Got the 82 Seca out for the first ride of the season. Had an oil leak at the filter housing and some seepage from the freshly rebuilt petcock. I had ordered a Fram ch6003(since they come with gaskets) and realized it was leaking because the large o-ring for the housing was not protruding past its recess, so no seal. I ended up turning the housing down ~.050' on my lathe and it solved the problem. I know I could have just got a thicker o-ring, but this was faster and I can just keep ordering Fram filters once a year and not worry about inconsistencies in the future. My petcock needed some new screws on the diaphragm side because the old stock ones didn't really fit anymore... I blame it on time. Four oversize machine screws= problem solved.
    Now if can just figure out what that annoying high pitched whirring sound is coming from the cluster over 3k rpm (not speedo), I'll be golden...
     
    k-moe likes this.

Share This Page