My Craigslist Project!

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Dustyblackwell
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My Craigslist Project!

Post by Dustyblackwell » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:20 am

Hey guys, new to XJ Rider, Great Website! So I just recently got a '93 XJ, I traded the guy a home surround sound system for it. It started right up but has an issue when you rev it, it will not go over 4K rpm and then almost dies coming back down. So to start off my hunt for the issue I'm going to

-check air filter
-check fuel filter
-check spark plugs
-clean carbs
-tune carbs

And see where that gets me. It's not a bad bike at all, it's been laid over a few times and has blimishes here and there but it's my XJ and I'm looking forward to fixing her up! I really like the naked look so stay tuned to see the progress! Any input or ideas would be greatly appreciated! :thumbsup:

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Re: My Craigslist Project!

Post by TonyKZ1 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:57 am

Hello and welcome to the site! :thumbsup: Yeah, it sounds like a carb(s) cleaning is definitely needed.
1997 Yamaha Seca II - mostly stock, Racetech upgraded forks, FZ6R rear shock, Oxford Sports Style Heated Grips, Barkbusters Blizzard Cold Weather Handguards, a Scottoiler vSystem chain oiler. My Mileage Tracker Page.

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Dustyblackwell
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Re: My Craigslist Project!

Post by Dustyblackwell » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:58 am

UPDATE!
I checked the air filter and it was fine so I changed the spark plugs (which were horrible) changed the oil, and added new gas. It ran like a champ! First time I've had the throttle very responsive and could ride it around the block. Still want to get in and clean the carbs!

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Re: My Craigslist Project!

Post by TonyKZ1 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:01 am

Ahh good. Congrats, on getting it running better.
1997 Yamaha Seca II - mostly stock, Racetech upgraded forks, FZ6R rear shock, Oxford Sports Style Heated Grips, Barkbusters Blizzard Cold Weather Handguards, a Scottoiler vSystem chain oiler. My Mileage Tracker Page.

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Re: My Craigslist Project!

Post by SpeedRacerOnline » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:55 pm

Welcome to XJRider Dusty! Congrats on the great deal, and getting her running smooth!
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Re: My Craigslist Project!

Post by Dustyblackwell » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:03 am

Picked up some cheap mirrors off of amazon, really like the look it gave me.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002GTKAHQ/

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Dustyblackwell
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Re: My Craigslist Project!

Post by Dustyblackwell » Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:34 pm

Picked up a 97' model from Craigslist for $50! Can you believe it!? Crazy right, it will be a great parts bike

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Re: My Craigslist Project!

Post by arnehulstein » Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:53 am

That is usually called stealing :)

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Re: My Craigslist Project!

Post by Jack_VanAllen » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:33 am

You lucky dog!

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Re: My Craigslist Project!

Post by radare » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:07 am

Is that $50 special titled?

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