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XJ600/FJ600 51J Project Advice

Discussion in 'XJ Modifications' started by Ciarán, May 12, 2020.

  1. a100man

    a100man Well-Known Member

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.. and is why we always need people with your perspective on a lad's night out.
     
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    Minimutly Well-Known Member

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    Hey Ciaran, I have an xj 650 fitted with 600 mikunis and airbox - my question is, how the heck do you get at the idle speed screw to adjust it - it's buried way in there between the airbox and the starter?
     
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    the idle knob has notches on the end , get a long flat blade screwdriver and set the end in a notch, and lightly tap the end of the screwdriver , from the r.h. side of the bike, tap at the bottom to increase revs , tap at the top to decreace
    stu
     
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    Thanks - I had thought about doing it this way, it just felt wrong.
     
  5. Ciarán

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    So, absolutely terribly overdue with an update on this bike. I took a chance on ordering a replacement starter relay because mine was in such shoddy shape and I fitted the replacement last weekend. The replacement is slightly larger than the original so stuffing all the wiring back into place turned into a right nightmare and will have to be addressed properly down the line. At first I thought my work had been for nought - not a peep from the bike. Of course, I had been an idiot and had the engine stop firmly at off.

    A flick of that this evening and she tried to turn over. I refitted the old tank and let a bit of petrol through but she doesn't want to start right now which is a shame. Battery has been on a trickle charge and I fitted new spark plugs a few months ago so had hoped she would go. I'll try again in the daylight and see if I missed anything obvious.

    We're in near total lock down right now here in Ireland but I'm hopeful that I might be able to get vaccinated in the autumn. There's a motorcycle repair course a few miles away and I spoke to the guy who runs it previously - people all bring project bikes to it to learn what to do with them. In the interim I'll try and tackle smaller jobs as and when I can get my hands on parts. I now have my mind firmly set on a pure resto mod so the bike will largely look as it would have new (all going well). I am relenting through and have gotten the top clamp from a radian and will fit standard 22mm bars to it down the line. The one trick piece I might splash on are the rebel moto switchgear - I've seen them on a few bikes and think they just look amazing.

    Now that I don't appear to have any electrical gremlins to chase down I am feeling motivated so I'm going to try and tip away a little bit every day - I have just switched jobs and have a few other commitments so finding time will be the challenge.
     
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    I have done this with a stick as a roadside adjustment.
     
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    I have done this with a stick as a roadside adjustment.
     
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    What's the plan for these switches? Start and kill ? setting up for indicators could be a nuisance.

    WRT to lockdown my friend in Co. Donegal is still working and gets stopped once or twice a day by the Garda to check on her while driving to and from work. Seems like they have nothing better to do at the moment!
     
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    Yeah the indicators could be the problem. Rather than a switch you end up with an independent button for each indicator left and right. I had a think about it before and it's amazing how many functions standard switchgear takes care of. It seems the rebel moto switches pair really nicely with the m-unit - so buttons can cycle through functions. I'm not entirely sure just yet what is down the line for it - those are style considerations I'll have to keep till nearer the end of the project - one I'm only just scratching the surface of. This guy (skip to 12:20) runs through a brief overview of how his system is set up with the rebel moto switches.
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    Just like BMW. Though their switches are one on each bar.
     
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    yeh , pretty sure if you use the motogadget control box ,you would loose any self cancelling feature ,for the indicators
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