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ride92
XJOTM July 2013
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Region or State: Wisconsin
Motorcycles Owned Currently: 1992 Yamaha Seca II
Location: Menomonee Falls, WI

Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:56 pm

1Oldman wrote:Doesn't sound like you're using your full rpm range. The power doesn't really come on until 6,000 rpm then it pulls like gangbusters to 11,000. Give it a try.
Isn't redline at 9.5K? Why would you go up to 11K?
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1Oldman
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Region or State: West Coast
Motorcycles Owned Currently: 1993 Yamaha Seca II
Location: Oceanside, CA

Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:15 pm

ride92 wrote:
1Oldman wrote:Doesn't sound like you're using your full rpm range. The power doesn't really come on until 6,000 rpm then it pulls like gangbusters to 11,000. Give it a try.
Isn't redline at 9.5K? Why would you go up to 11K?
Well, you're right but quite often I run it up to the rev limiter in first gear, where ever that is, just because it gets there so fast. And it's kinda fun.
Better to be over the hill than under it.

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jaszczomb
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Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:31 pm
Region or State: Łódź, Poland
Motorcycles Owned Currently: xj 600s '99

Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:09 am

It's quite long time I've posted here, but I'm still XJ rider :)
I've not been doing many major upgrades in my bike but there are couple most important
- year ago I got rid of streetfighter look - so replaced lamp with classic round one with mini fairing:

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- then I've replaced my heidenau tires with new brigdestones bt-45 (stock sizes) for better handling on wet

- installed Oxford Hot-Grips

- Last week I've noticed some serious fuel leaking - removed fuel tank and found this mess:

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So I've cleaned it little bit, installed new air and fuel filters, fuel lines, and new fuel pump now it looks better:
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jaszczomb
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Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:37 pm

New season started, so it's high time to start thinking about new mods of my bike.

Firstly I wanted to change bar to be lower, clip-on's are too low, so I've decided to buy drag bar with same width like orginal bar (66 cm).
Unfortunately I couldn't fit it into original mounting because there was no space for cables below bars:

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I was determined to have this drag bar so ordered 30 mm bar raisers

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Much better, but still have problem with brake light switch:

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Now I've removed this switch and lever is on acceptable position. But still I need to find either replacement for this switch, or just buy new smaller break pump (from R6 or something like that)

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jaszczomb
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:11 pm

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New mirrors arrived

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xjardin
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Region or State: ca
Motorcycles Owned Currently: 1994 xj600sfc

Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:49 pm

Wow those are sharp! (pun intended)
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jaszczomb
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Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:08 pm

They looks nice, but I had no time to test them today, so I'm not sure if visibility is acceptable. If not, I have 10 days to return them back.

Update: I like the look but they are too narrow to see anything but myself. I'll keep them, but they will wait till I buy some mirrors extenders.

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jaszczomb
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Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:47 pm

New toys arrived:

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Big (55 teeth sprocket) was awesome in city, but now I need also to ride highways, so decited to go stock 48 teeth.
I did not have much time today for changing everything, but at least I've started to change sprockets and chain.
Here's photos 'before':

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and after first stage:

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Second stage I plan for Sunday ....

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radare
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Region or State: Rocky Mountains
Motorcycles Owned Currently: '92 XJR600, '92 Seca II
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Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:49 pm

You are making some good progress. I'm interested to see the gold chain. I've been considering one for the Scrambler.

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jaszczomb
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Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:20 am

Today I've finished chain replacement.
started with some more cleaning:

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Collected required tools:
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And here we go:

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Unfortunately I've broken washer that protects sprocket nut from unscrewing - one wing is lost so the only one is left - for now it looks that this one is pretty strong, but I've ordered new one so hopefully will get it by the end of the week.

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