Identify That Part

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Sun May 22, 2016 3:19 pm

How about a game, similar to the riding game, where we post photos of a part and try to guess what it does and where it goes? I'll go first. Here's one from my parts bin. What is it, where does it go, and what does it do?

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First one to identify the part, describe where it goes and what it does, gets to post a subsequent challenge by posting a new photo of a new part. And so on and so fourth.

For the sake of simplicity, keep the parts listed to those that are stock or factory accessory XJ parts. This will be fun AND educational.
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Mon May 23, 2016 2:10 pm

Ooh, count me in!

That would be the Rear Sprocket Carrier Bushings (or "cush rubbers"). They fit inside the rear sprocket carrier between the rear wheel and the rear sprocket. Their purpose is to absorb some of the jarring force between the engine and the wheel by providing a soft flexible connection between the sprocket and the wheel.

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Mon May 23, 2016 2:32 pm

That appears to be a clutch safety switch for a '92-'96 model. The clutch safety switch sends a signal to the CDI, indicating the position of the clutch lever and is used in conjunction with the sidestand and neutral safety switches. If the clutch is in the out position and the bike is in gear, the CDI will disengage spark and prevent the engine from starting.

Here's the next one. What is it, what does it do, where does it go?

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Mon May 23, 2016 3:39 pm

Valve spring guide/seat...
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Mon May 23, 2016 3:52 pm

andrewed1 wrote:Valve spring guide/seat...
No, sir, not quite. Say what the part is and what it does, like above. You're close though.
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Mon May 23, 2016 4:16 pm

OK,

It is a valve stem seal

Valve stem seals provide a controlled leak of oil to allow the valve stem to be lubricated as it slides in the valve guide.
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Mon May 23, 2016 10:52 pm

andrewed1 wrote:OK,

It is a valve stem seal

Valve stem seals provide a controlled leak of oil to allow the valve stem to be lubricated as it slides in the valve guide.
You're spot on. Now you have to post a photo of an XJ part, maybe even an Australian-specific part, for us to guess at.
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Tue May 24, 2016 1:43 am

Ok here we go..

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Tue May 24, 2016 7:06 am

That would be the thermo switch for the oil heated carb system.

The switch detects fuel temp in the #4 carb. If the fuel temp is to low (at startup), the switch is closed which activates a solenoid valve that allows warmed engine oil to pass through orifices in all the carb's float chambers, to warm the fuel. When the switch reads fuel temps at about 35 deg C, the circuit opens, closing the solenoid valve and stopping the flow of oil to the carbs.

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Tue May 24, 2016 8:59 am

Brake piston seals. Keeps the brake fluid on the correct side of the piston, thereby maintaining appropriate pressure on the piston itself.
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