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  1. Jasonsblue81

    Can't Take It Off Choke

    hey mike. sounds like we have same bike. mine is light blue. mine was a rare find. It had been stored long time in a garage. It was stored right because the owers gave it to a kid. and he put gas in it and it started. it was pretty mint when i got it. i got a kit for thecarbs but never used it...
  2. Jasonsblue81

    Gets louder out of the blue

    thanks
  3. Jasonsblue81

    Petcock is leaky, what’s the best solution?

    For me. i like having a manual shut off. I like knowing the feul is off when i park it in garage. I am not going to go out the next day and have a wet bike and wet floor because the petcock didnt shut off. So i dont know if my petcock works. As long as my reserve works and i know when i hit...
  4. Jasonsblue81

    Gets louder out of the blue

    Hey guys. today was hot in the 90s when i took off for a trip. I think i was fighting a head wind, so bike was working hard..when i got about half way to my destination i noticed the bike seemed to be louder in the top end. like a loud clicking noise. I think it was coming from top of the...
  5. Jasonsblue81

    What did you do with your XS today?

    Drove my 81 special to a new town about 45 minutes away. wanted to check out a fishing shop that fixes poles. not sure they will be able to fix mine. Bike did great. bought a new pole for taking on the bike.
  6. Jasonsblue81

    Brakes? not good, really bad actually.

    Hey J yea i always get my model mixed up.. its a 81 . spoke wheels. drum brakes. says special- II on the side covers. also had sway back bars on it until i bent them out. So does that make it a heritage ?? anyway thanks for the brake model number. everything seems to be free on the...
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    Brakes? not good, really bad actually.

    Hey guys. cleaned up back drum pads, roughed them up a little. and cleaned up the inner drum. and wow i still really have no back break. if i put everything i got into it. it will lock up at low speed. new pads?? if so what should i get and where. thanks
  8. Jasonsblue81

    1981 400 special 2 carb o ring

    clean carbs ,new air filters, bike runs great!! took long trip today. love my xs400
  9. Jasonsblue81

    Might need back pressure??

    if i drive it normal and down shift like i always it comes back to idle like it should and stays there,... if i pull the clutch going down the road at 60 mph it will sit at about 3000 rpm and stay there until i throw it back in gear but i dont notice it if i slow it down with...
  10. Jasonsblue81

    Might need back pressure??

    ok. yea , insulation. took a long ride in hot weather today. bike is running good. pulled plugs, right side is a little lean. gonna go out half turn on the mixture screw on rt side.
  11. Jasonsblue81

    Might need back pressure??

    thanks guys. somebody told me they were mikuni 34 mark 3 carbs or something like that, but anyway yea . the plugs are actually looking darker now after i did the air filters. less air coming in. The only issue i had putting the carbs back together was i had trouble getting one of diaghrams to...
  12. Jasonsblue81

    Might need back pressure??

    Since the exhaust is straight flow. [ no baffles in those little mikes xs pipes] . I think i created a suction situation with the rebuilt air filters air is restricted on the back side and free flow on the pipes side. so thats why i can manually bring the idle down...
  13. Jasonsblue81

    Might need back pressure??

    Hey guys. this is a bit tricky.. So i cleaned my carbs. everything went well on that. original jets back in. but i found out i basically had no foam filter on the screens of air filter boxes. So i rebuilt the filters. went good. look great with the green uni filter stuff. So.... I got...
  14. Jasonsblue81

    It Runs!! But no filters.

    What about attaching it to the metal frames. I have siliconcaulk. permatex #2 nonhardening gasket maker or i also have Yamabond #4 What have you guys used. ??
  15. Jasonsblue81

    It Runs!! But no filters.

    i ordered the green
  16. Jasonsblue81

    It Runs!! But no filters.

    ok yea see it on amazon. the green stuff is 5/8 thick --65 ppi and then there is some 3/8 stuff that is 40 ppi. I think the green is the ticket right??................
  17. Jasonsblue81

    It Runs!! But no filters.

    Hey guys. did my carbs. It idles!! But not right yet.,,,,,, Air filter material is falling apart.....I got it alll cleaned off the metel mesh. But i need new foam to wrap the screen with. Does amazon have anything that would work??Need new foam
  18. Jasonsblue81

    1981 400 special 2 carb o ring

    thanks captain chrome!!
  19. Jasonsblue81

    1981 400 special 2 carb o ring

    noticed also no model numbers on the carbs ??
  20. Jasonsblue81

    1981 400 special 2 carb o ring

    It looks like there is a little port hole that goes from the main jet to the idle jet . is that how the idle jet gets feul??? with the plug on??
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