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tstidham's Recent Activity

  1. tstidham posted a new thread.

    Confirming clutch parts/advice

    I just had to adjust my clutch again for the third time in about 1500 miles so I'm thinking the frictions are probably about done. I've...

    Forum: The Garage

    Jun 28, 2022 at 7:29 PM
  2. tstidham replied to the thread Tire size for my first bike.

    3.00-18 is the factory front tire size, and 3.50-18 is correct for the rear.

    Jun 28, 2022 at 7:19 PM
  3. tstidham replied to the thread fuel leaking through carburetor.

    That is a pretty good leak. Mine only dribbled a little out of the slide needle when my needle/seats were bad. Are you sure your floats...

    Jun 27, 2022 at 10:42 PM
  4. tstidham liked JPaganel's post in the thread Electric start problem.

    Have you tried shorting the two big terminals on the starter solenoid? Maybe the solenoid is bad.

    Jun 27, 2022 at 5:21 PM
  5. tstidham replied to the thread Replacing throttle, OEM cable necessary?.

    I can't offer much advice other than I've watched plenty of youtube videos where guys do custom cables on a few different manufactures...

    Jun 27, 2022 at 5:00 PM
  6. tstidham replied to the thread Resurrecting a XS400RJ for a friend of mine who just got her MC license.

    Good luck on the tank repair, on the plus side, I have seen a few on flea bay, so worst case...

    Jun 27, 2022 at 4:55 PM
  7. tstidham liked gpounce32768's post in the thread Resurrecting a XS400RJ for a friend of mine who just got her MC license.

    It only has 2500 miles on it, but sat indoors for at least 20 years (otoh water got into the tank rusted lots of holes in it) but having...

    Jun 27, 2022 at 4:54 PM
  8. tstidham replied to the thread What am I missing?.

    There is a good carb cleaning thread on here somewhere where they detail what jets to remove and all and to not attempt removing the air...

    Jun 27, 2022 at 4:52 PM
  9. tstidham replied to the thread Oil Level High - Pull oil Drain plug and barely drizzles --.

    You may want to pull the bottom cover plate and filter screen and make sure it's not all gummed up with sludge. There are several bolts...

    Jun 27, 2022 at 4:37 PM
  10. tstidham replied to the thread Gas POURING out of carb intake (positive it's not the float valves or petcock).

    I didn't need to replace my floats. The were still intact, no holes despite being the original, dreaded copped ones. I just bought a...

    Jun 27, 2022 at 4:34 PM
  11. tstidham liked Hasty's post in the thread Gas POURING out of carb intake (positive it's not the float valves or petcock).

    Thanks tstidham! I think changing from 32mm to 26mm would be allowing a higher gas level before the valves close which is why I went for...

    Jun 27, 2022 at 4:32 PM
  12. tstidham replied to the thread What am I missing?.

    If you have the carbs back off, double check the pilot jet (idle mixture jet). On my carbs, they were sitting for years and I had to...

    Jun 27, 2022 at 4:29 PM
  13. tstidham liked AmbientMoto's post in the thread What am I missing?.

    @tstidham Ok this makes sense and I've learned something as well from your description. I just (literally) pulled the carbs to inspect...

    Jun 27, 2022 at 4:24 PM
  14. tstidham liked Daniel Moulton's post in the thread New XS500 member, I hope you'll accept me. Starting frustration.

    After timing the points as close as I could, I hooked everything back up and tried to turn it over. All I got was a massive misfire from...

    Jun 27, 2022 at 3:21 PM
  15. tstidham replied to the thread What am I missing?.

    If you were able to turn the idle mixture jet screws all the way in and it still idled, then you have to be idling off the main circuit...

    Jun 27, 2022 at 2:48 PM
  16. tstidham replied to the thread Gas POURING out of carb intake (positive it's not the float valves or petcock).

    I had a similar issue with just my left side carb while on the side stand, turned out I needed new float valve needles and seats. Also,...

    Jun 27, 2022 at 2:36 PM