xs1100 - 09 annual maintenance
Its that time of year again, time to take the motorcycle out of storage. This time I was able to do a complete tuen up in record time, about 3 hours start to finish. For once I had all the valve shims in the sizes I needed and was able to adjust the valves without ripping my existing (1 year old) valve cover gasket. This let me do all my valve adjustments in one sitting rather than having to wait for parts to arrive in the mail. In the past I have checked the air filter and it was always clean. This time around I thought I would clean it as a matter of course. I was pleasently surpised to see the previous owner had installed a K&N air filter. Perfect! I already had the K&N cleaning and recharging kit. The filter looks good as new now.