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THE TOOLBOX, CHEMICAL SHELF:


BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMICALS:

Anti-Seize Lubricants:

xx1) Fastener ANTI-SEIZE PASTE. Yeah, it's smelly and makes a silvery mess on your fingers, but this stuff is a life-saver for any true wrencher, because it prevents problems down the road. Use it on any metal fastener that does not require a "loctite" thread-locker material to be used. This means on just about every fastener that is carb, engine case, or suspension-related! (except for carb upper and lower rack-mount screws and butterfly valve screws, which do require the use of a thread-lock fluid). If you think that it might, sometime, in the future, need to come off: use anti-seize compound! NOTE: the "base" metal material used in the different anti-seize pastes below do not determine what type of fastener to use such pastes on; it merely signifies what base material is used to create the anti-seize paste. You can use any "based" anti-seize paste on any type of fastener and metal.

NOTE: the use of anti-seize compounds will result in a TORQUE-MULTIPLYING EFFECT……..the result of a reduction in friction between the threaded contact points……and thus fasteners treated with anti-seize compound should have their torque values reduced by at least 10-15% when installed into steel material, and up to 25% into aluminum materials or other “soft” metals” (such as spark plugs into cylinder heads, or almost any other type of fastener into the engine) …… note that this rule applies only to service manual torque specifications on fasteners that are not indicated to be treated with anti-seize fluid by the factory …. if the factory manual specifies the use of an anti-seize coating, then the specified torque value for that fitting already takes into account the “reduced torque” necessary.

http://raskcycle.com/techtip/webdoc14.html

http://www.cncexpo.com/MetricBoltTorqueNm.aspx

http://www.bmwmotorcycletech.info/sparkplugs.htm

http://www.antiseize.com/pdf/torque_specifications.pdf


HCP1264 Aftermarket fastener ANTI-SEIZE PASTE, standard grade aluminum-based in a 1-ounce squeeze tube, for smaller jobs.
$ 5.95

HCP1265 Aftermarket fastener ANTI-SEIZE PASTE, standard grade aluminum-based formula in a 4-ounce tub with a brush-lid, for larger jobs.
$ 7.95

HCP9784 Aftermarket fastener ANTI-SEIZE PASTE, standard grade aluminum-based formula in an 8-ounce tub with a brush-lid, a lifetime supply for your motorcycle!
$ 12.95

HCP9763 Aftermarket fastener ANTI-SEIZE PASTE, standard-grade copper-based formula in an 8-ounce tub with a brush-lid, a lifetime supply for your motorcycle!
$ 12.95

HCP9764 Aftermarket fastener ANTI-SEIZE PASTE, premium-grade nickel-based formula in an 8-ounce tub with a brush-lid, a lifetime supply for your motorcycle!
$ 17.95


NOTE: the following product(s) can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.

HCP20860 Aftermarket industrial-strength ASSEMBLY LUBE, in a standard 12-ounce aerosol can. Heavy-duty formula includes graphite to not only enhance and speed up the penetrant action, but also gets down into the pores of the metal for the greatest possible lubrication possible. Won't wash away, protect against rust and corrosion, stable from 0-degrees up to 250-F. This fluid is also a great choice for use as a drive cable lubricant.
$ 21.95

HCP20862 Aftermarket super-duty ASSEMBLY LUBE, in a generous 10-ounce aerosol can. The cat's-meow of lubricants, infused with pure moly disulfide, it goes on wet and then dries in 1-2 hours to a super-slick, high-pressure, hi-temp, bearing-like finish which provides the ultimate level of protection. Prevents rust and corrosion, won't wash off, throw off, and won't attract dust or dirt. Surfaces must be clean and dry of previous oils, etc. before application. Can even be used as an engine, tranny, and drivetrain assembly lube!
$ 24.95

HCP20863 Aftermarket super-duty GRAPHITE LUBE, in a generous 10-ounce aerosol can. The 800-pound gorilla of lubricants, it's infused with pure graphite, goes on wet, and then dries in 10 minutes to a super-slick, high-pressure, bearing-like finish which provides the ultimate level of protection. Prevents rust, won't wash off, throw off, and won't attract dust or dirt. Surfaces must be clean and dry of previous oils, etc. before application. Can be used as an engine assembly lube, bearing or bushing pre-lube, great for lock cylinders, and all metallic sliding surfaces. Use where dusty or dirty conditions render oil-based lubricants ineffective or undesirable.
$ 21.95




Thread Locking Fluids:

xx2) Fastener THREAD LOCKING FLUID. Use on any fastener that you don't normally ever remove, to make sure that it stays that way. Comes in a variety of formulas, each one designed for a specific use as explained below.

HCP1266 Low Strength THREAD LOCKER FLUID, 6ml squeeze tube. This is a semi-permanent formula that provides moderate vibration-loosening resistance, while still allowing for easy disassembly of the fastener with hand tools. This formula is recommended for upper and lower carb rack mount screws and the butterfly valve-to-throttle shaft retaining screws. A little bit goes a long way.......
$ 11.95

HCP1267 Semi-Permanent THREAD LOCKER FLUID, 6ml squeeze tube. This is semi-permanent formula that provides good vibration-loosening resistance, while still allowing for easy disassembly of the fastener with hand tools. This formula is recommended for use with 6-20mm fasteners.
$ 11.95

HCP1268 Permanent THREAD LOCKER FLUID, 6ml squeeze tube. This is a high-strength formula that provides superior vibration-loosening resistance, and requires the use of heat or special tools to break loose the fastener for disassembly.
$ 11.95

HCP1269 Permanent THREAD LOCKER FLUID, 6ml squeeze tube. This is both a high-strength AND high-heat formula that provides superior vibration-loosening resistance, and requires the use of heat or special tools to break loose the fastener for disassembly.
$ 11.95



Greases:

b4) Aftermarket 1/2 ounce tub of pure O-RING SILICONE GREASE----this is the proper product to use when installing any rubber-based o-ring or seal. Petroleum-based grease will attack rubber, resulting in the deterioration and early failure of the rubber compound. Silicone doesn't affect rubber, provides good seal lubrication, can also be used as a "glue" to hold seals in place during installation, and to aid in the re-assembly of components. Use on throttle shaft o-rings or v-seals, fuel connector pipe o-rings, petcock o-rings and seals, fork tube seals and o-rings, and piston diaphram assembly. 1/2 oz tub goes a long way, because just like Brylcreem, "just a little dab will do ya'!"

HCP1714 Aftermarket o-ring, oil seal, and gasket installation pure SILICONE GREASE:
$ 7.95

NOTE: the following product(s) can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.

HCP20861 Aftermarket industrial-strength SILICONE LUBE, in a large 16-ounce aerosol can. Concentrated silicone sprays on wet, and then dries to a super-slick, clear, non-greasy, non-staining finish. Resists moisture, stops squeeks, prevents binding on all types of surfaces (wood, metal, plastic, rubber, even fabrics). Won't wash away, protect against rust and corrosion, stable from -100 degrees up to 500-F. This fluid is also a great choice for use as installation lubricant for o-rings, oil seals, etc. (similar to our HCP1714 silicone grease paste) or wherever petroleum-based lubricants are not recommended.
$ 21.95




et2) Aftermarket electrical connector DI-ELECTRIC GREASE coats, insulates, and protects metal terminal connectors from exposure to air, thus preventing oxidation, the killer of electrical systems. Smear some of this goo on each and every one of your electrical connectors (after you've cleaned them with some sandpaper or terminal cleaner) and you'll be doing yourself a big favor!

HCP14059 Aftermarket packet of DI-ELECTRIC GREASE, single use 2-gram packet, enough to do a few light bulbs, terminals, etc.
$ 1.25

HCP7528 Aftermarket tube of DI-ELECTRIC GREASE, big 3-ounce squeeze tube.
$ 12.95



et26) Aftermarket electrical device SWITCH LUBRICANT is a specially formulated, electrically non-conductive penetrating lube that is recommended on control switch turn signal contacts and headlight switching contacts. 10-gram squeeze tube has applicator tip for precision use.

HCP14066 Aftermarket tube of electrical SWITCH LUBRICANT.
$ 11.95



et27) Aftermarket electrical INSTRUMENT OIL is a highly refined light oil for use on speedometer heads, tachometers, gauges, mechanical clocks, etc. Will not congeal even at 50-below-zero! Extra-slow rate of evaporation makes sure that it provides lubrication for a long, long time. 1-ounce pen has an applicator needle tip for precision use.

HCP20852 Aftermarket hi-performance INSTRUMENT OIL, comes in a handy applicator pen. Oil-based triple-processed lubricant eliminates contaminants that would cause gumming or corrosion product is what we use and recommend for freeing stuck fork tube cap bolts[/b][/color].
$ 14.95



gm2) Aftermarket high-temp, high-performance SYNTHETIC GREASES coat, lubricate, insulate, and protect metal bearings, bushings, gears, and other metal-to-metal contact points. Waterproof, high-temp (-40F to + 450F) white synthetic grease is silica thickened and contains a healthy dose of PTFE for friction reduction. Red-moly synthetic greases are also great for wheel bearings, steering neck bearings, swingarm bearings, starter motor gears and the like.


HCP8574 Aftermarket tube of white PTFE-enhanced SYNTHETIC GREASE, half-ounce tube.
$ 6.50

HCP8575 Aftermarket tube of PTFE-enhanced SYNTHETIC GREASE, 3-ounce tube. Same as HCP8574 above, just in a larger size.
$ 10.95

HCP8608 Aftermarket gear and bearing synthetic RED MOLY SYNTHETIC GREASE. High temperature, water resistant, extreme pressure and high-load strength synthetic organic moly grease is far superior to black moly disulfide (petroleum-based) products. Use on steering neck bearings, wheel bearings, starter motor gears, and swingarm bearings. 14 oz. tube.
$ 24.95

HCP9783 Aftermarket engine assembly WHITE LITHIUM GREASE. High temperature, water resistant, extreme pressure and high-load strength lithium grease is preferred for engine assembly lubrication on bearings, piston rings, gears, and other moving parts. Protects critical parts until the oil gets flowing. 6 oz. squeeze tube is enough to do one engine. Great for middle and final drive gearsets, too.
$ 4.95




Super-Penetrant Fluids and Lubricants:

Sometimes, the toughest part of working on a vehicle is battling the effects of time: seized fasteners, caused by rust, corrosion, and other factors, turns what should be a 5-minute effort into a 50-minute (or more) chore, complete with rounded-off, ruined, or snapped fasteners, e-z outs, heli-coil inserts, and more.........and that's just not right.

While the proper use of our various Anti-Seize products will prevent these nightmares from occurring in the future, you're stuck in the here-and-now, and the best way to handle these obstacles is to have the proper tools at the stand-by; and in the case of fastener seizure, the proper "tool" is a can or two of our SUPER PENETRATING LUBRICANTS at the ready; a couple of squirts, a little bit of time-----perhaps some heat for those really nasty situations----and you're on your way again, hopefully not too much worse for the experience.....

Great for use on all fasteners, fork tube cap bolts, intake and exhaust manifolds bolts, studs, and nuts, lock cylinder tumblers, or anywhere an un-cooperative fastener can be found. Can even be used to help un-seize frozen engines!

Be aware that these products are not your typical, garden-variety, run-of-the-mill "retail" type products; these are designed an used as industrial- and military-strength products, meaning they have special formulations that include a dollop more of the "good stuff" within them to solve the toughest seizure problems imaginable (the "good stuff" ingredients cost more, and it is those compounds that are left out of or reduced in concentration in "retail" level consumer products).

NOTE: the following product(s) can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.

HCP10331 Aftermarket standard-duty PENETRATING LUBRICANT, in a generous 16-ounce aerosol can. Oil-based lubricant penetrates down into spaces of one-millionth of an inch to handle the most reluctant seizures. Actually dissolves the rust and corrosion that causes the seizure; lubricates and displaces moisture to prevent rust re-formation. This product is what we use and recommend for freeing stuck fork tube cap bolts and other such challenging fasteners.
$ 24.95

HCP11974 Aftermarket super-duty PENETRATING LUBRICANT, in a generous 13-ounce aerosol can. Same as our standard-duty formula above, but also includes graphite to not only enhance and speed up the penetrant action, but also gets down into the pores of the metal for the greatest possible lubrication possible. The cat's-meow of penetrating fluids, can even be used to un-seize frozen engines or as an engine assembly lube! This fluid is also a great choice for use as a drive cable lubricant.
$ 26.95

HCP10333 Aftermarket extreme-duty PENETRATING LUBRICANT, in a generous 16-ounce aerosol can. Same as our standard-duty formula above, but also includes liquid silicone to enhance and speed up the penetrant action. This product is also an exceptional choice for use as a control-cable lubricant.
$ 27.95



Rubber Diaphram Lubricants:

NOTE: the following product can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.

HCP8540 Aftermarket carb diaphram rubber RnR FLUID. Dissolved and chlorinated paraffin wax is the best (and perhaps the only) way to safely bring some life back into stiff, worn rubber material... such as that found in those all-important carb piston diaphragms. Years of hard life inside of your carb take their toll, and whenever your carb is apart for service, and generous application of this product will help to clean, maintain, and restore the flexibility, while prolonging their usable service life. 10cc dripper bottle contains enough fluid to do about eight diaphragms. Simple to use, spread on, wait a few minutes, wipe off, repeat and you're done!
$ 9.95



Aftermarket Re-usable Air Filter Element Cleaner and Oils:

af33) All of the aftermarket fabric (K&N) or foam filter elements need to be periodically cleaned and re-oiled. Our AIR FILTER CLEANER and AIR FILTER OIL products help keep your filter flowing freely and promote not only their proper filtering ability, but are also necessary to assure the longest filter life.

NOTE: the following product(s) can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.

HCP10377 Aftermarket AIR FILTER CLEANER, large 19-oz. aerosol spray can be used with both foam or fabric filter elements.
$ 12.95

HCP10375 Aftermarket FABRIC AIR FILTER ELEMENT OIL, large 15-oz. aerosol spray can, for K&N filters.
$ 10.95

HCP10376 Aftermarket FOAM AIR FILTER ELEMENT OIL, large 20-oz. aerosol spray can, for UNI filters.
$ 12.95



Brake System Chemicals:

bst18) Aftermarket brake caliper and master cylinder ASSEMBLY GREASES, these "ultimate" greases are what professionals use when performing component re-assembly.

Our HCP24612 or HCP26785 ultra-high temp (2800-F) melting point insures that grease will remain in place and not melt. Smear a ultra thin coating of this ultra-viscous grease on the caliper slider pins and the back of the caliper anti-rattle shims to insure a smooth, chatter-free system. Also high recommended for re-assembly of all master cylinder metal-to-metal contact components.

The HCP24613 or HCP26786 red grease for rubber seals is a castor-lime based lubricant made specifically for hydraulic braking systems, and which allows for the free movement of the seals, ease of assembly, and will prevent water entry It’s safe for use with all natural and synthetic rubber materials, will not cause rubber to swell or dissolve as other types of grease can, and is both water- and solvent-resistant.

The HCP24592 copper anti-seize is for use on mounting bolts and any threaded fasteners used in caliper or master cylinder mounting, brake lever pivot bolts, etc.


HCP26785 Aftermarket tub of CERAMIC ULTRA-TEMP ASSEMBLY GREASE, This 4-gram tub is enough for two calipers (or more, if you're very frugal!) or a dozen master cylinders. NOTE: not for use on rubber parts or anything that touches a rubber part, nor anywhere inside the brake system where brake fluid contamination may occur. For the lubrication of internal or external brake system rubber parts, we recommend our HCP24613 or HCP26786 brake seal installation grease. Each:
$ 3.95

HCP24612 Aftermarket tub of CERAMIC ULTRA-TEMP ASSEMBLY GREASE. This 1/4-ounce tub will do many a brake job! Use on metal-to-metal contact points, including slider pins, fasteners, etc. Can also be used on the back of the brake pads/shims as a basic “anti-squeak” lubricant. NOTE: not for use on rubber fluid seals, piston cups, etc. For internal parts, use the HCP24613 or HCP26786 brake seal installation grease. Each:
$ 5.95


HCP26786 Aftermarket tub of RED RUBBER BRAKE ASSEMBLY GREASE. This 4-gram tub is enough for two calipers (or more, if you're very frugal!) or a half-dozen master cylinders. Specially designed for use on rubber seals and any metal parts that move thru or with rubber parts. Each:
$ 3.95

HCP24613 Aftermarket tub of RED RUBBER BRAKE ASSEMBLY GREASE. This 1/4-ounce tub will do many a brake job! Specially designed for use on rubber seals and any metal parts that move thru or with rubber parts. Each:
$ 5.95


HCP24592 Aftermarket tub of COPPER ANTI-SEIZE PASTE. This 1/8-ounce tub will do many a brake job! For use on mounting bolts, threaded fasteners, etc. Each:
$ 4.95


HCP24599KIT Aftermarket caliper and master cylinder BRAKE ASSEMBLY GREASES SET, contains more than enough for a full brake system rebuild: 1/8 ounce tub of red rubber grease for the rubber seals and pistons, and 1/8 ounce tub of copper grease for threaded fasteners, and a 1/8 ounce tube of ceramic high-temp grease for the slider pins, etc. A lifetime supply for your motorcycle!
$ 11.95

NOTE: the following product can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.

HCP24600KIT Aftermarket caliper and master cylinder BRAKE ASSEMBLY GREASES SET, contains everything in the HCP24599KIT above, along with a tube of the HCP9785 brake pad anti-squeal fluid.
$ 16.95



HCP20863 Aftermarket super-duty GRAPHITE LUBE, in a generous 10-ounce aerosol can. The 800-pound gorilla of lubricants, it's infused with pure graphite, goes on wet, and then dries in 10 minutes to a super-slick, high-pressure, bearing-like finish which provides the ultimate level of protection. Prevents rust, won't wash off, throw off, and won't attract dust or dirt. Surfaces must be clean and dry of previous oils, etc. before application. Can be used as an engine assembly lube, bearing or bushing pre-lube, great for lock cylinders, and all metallic sliding surfaces. Use where dusty or dirty conditions render oil-based lubricants ineffective or undesirable.
$ 21.95


HCP13492 Aftermarket brake bleeder screw THREAD SEALANT PASTE, designed to fill and seal the thread cavities and prevent air or fluid leaks. 6ml squeeze tube is enough to do a whole bunch of fittings!
$ 5.95


bst2) Aftermarket disc brake pad DAMPENING FLUID, specially formulated fluid can be smeared onto the back of disc brake pads or shims, and helps to reduce or prevent the high-frequency vibrations that can cause brake "squeal". Comes in a 4-ounce squeeze tube.

NOTE: the following product can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.

HCP9785 Aftermarket disc brake pad DAMPENING FLUID.
$ 5.95



Brake System Fluid:

Which type should you use? Good question! Here's a bit of an answer:

http://www.motorcycleproject.com/text/brake_fluid.html

NOTE: Yamaha specifies the use of DOT #3 brake fluid for all XJ models, but of course, that recommendation was made almost 25 years ago.........


NOTE: the following product(s) can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.

HCP11490 Aftermarket DOT3/4 BRAKE FLUID, premium quality, ultra-refined glycol-based 500-F boiling point fluid, in a 12-ounce bottle.
$ 7.95

HCP1257 Aftermarket DOT5 BRAKE FLUID, premium quality silicone-based 550-F boiling point fluid, in an easy-pour 8 ounce, long-neck bottle.
$ discontinued

HCP1254 Aftermarket DOT5 BRAKE FLUID, premium quality glycol-based 580-F boiling point fluid, in an easy-pour 8 ounce, long-neck bottle.
$ 17.95

HINT: there’s a puddle of fluid under your wheel, in the area of the brake caliper. Unless the source of the leak is fully obvious, how can you tell if it’s brake fluid of fork oil? Try to mix a few drops of water into the fluid; fork oil (or engine/gear oil) won’t mix and the water will “ball up”; brake fluid will integrate with water and absorb the water.




Cable Lubricants:

cm2) Aftermarket CABLE LUBRICANT. For the longest cable life and less drag, cables should be lubed at least once a year.

Also, since the question gets asked quite a bit, here's the answer!:

Cable lubricant is specially formulated to not attract or hold dirt or grit, as those materials will act like "sandpaper" inside your cable housing and will "file" away at the cable itself, shortening its life. Oil and grease do attract such materials, and thus are not an ideal candidates for a cable lubricant.

Also, be aware that "WD-40" and related products are not actually lubricants, they are moisture-dispersing agents, and their "slick" feel is just a by-product of the carrier agent, which eventually dries off. The "WD" part of product name stands for "Water Dispersant", and that is what it truly is (which is what makes it such a great anti-rust fogging spray).


NOTE: the following product(s) can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.

HCP9574 Aftermarket CONTROL CABLE LUBE, for use on clutch, brake, throttle, and choke control cables, 16-ounce spray can.
$ 12.95

HCP11974 Aftermarket super-duty PENETRATING LUBRICANT, in a generous 13-ounce aerosol can. Same as our standard-duty formula above, but also includes graphite to not only enhance and speed up the penetrant action, but also gets down into the pores of the metal for the greatest possible lubrication possible. The cat's-meow of penetrating fluids, can even be used to un-seize frozen engines or as an engine assembly lube! This fluid is also a great choice for use as a drive cable lubricant.
$ 20.95

HCP20860 Aftermarket industrial-strength CABLE LUBE, in a standard 12-ounce aerosol can. Heavy-duty formula includes graphite to not only enhance and speed up the penetrant action, but also gets down into the pores of the metal for the greatest possible lubrication possible. Won't wash away, protect against rust and corrosion, stable from 0-degrees up to 250-F. This fluid is also a great choice for use as a drive cable lubricant.
$ 21.95



cm1) Aftermarket CONTROL CABLE LUBRICATION TOOLS, these hand-held, easy-to-use tools makes cable lubrication a faster, simpler, and more accurate task. For the longest cable life, less drag, and much better control cable action and feel, all control cables should be lubed at least once a year (but don’t be afraid to lube more often!).


HCP255 Aftermarket standard-duty CABLE LUBRICATION TOOL. Handheld, 1-person operation. This basic tool can be a little messy (since it is not double-sealed, like the premium version below), but it gets the job done!
$ 11.95

Instructions for use of the HCP255 tool can be read here:

http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php?threads/23290

or watch it being used here:



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HCP27191 Aftermarket premium-design CABLE LUBRICATION TOOL. Handheld, 1-person operation, shop-level quality. This enhanced tool is double-sealed, eliminating the “blowback” leaks (and mess) that occurs with our standard-duty version above.
$ 20.95

Instructions for use of the HCP27191 tool can be seen here:






Radiator Coolant:

The use of the proper, non-corrosive and compatible radiator COOLANT is especially important on aluminum engines, as many of the typical additives in standard coolant products contain chemicals that will lead to the corrosion of aluminum and the build-up of hard deposits that will reduce the cooling effectiveness of your system.

We offer both a conventional ethylene-glycol based coolant and an environmentally-friendly, non-poisonous propylene-glycol based fluid, both pre-mixed at a proper ratio, to provide both temperature protection from 26 degree below zero to 265-F and will not harm or clog your expensive X engine!

The factory recommends a coolant change every 24 months, using an ethylene-glycol based coolant (or equivalent) with anti-corrosion inhibitors for aluminum system, mixed 50% with water. The fluid capacity of the entire system is 2.5 quarts, and another 0.5 quart for the reservoir......so a single gallon bottle of pre-mixed coolant will do you well.

You can review the proper coolant flush procedures at:

http://www.xj4ever.com/maxim-x coolant flush.pdf


NOTE: the following product(s) can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.

HCP11485 Aftermarket pre-mixed COOLANT, ethylene-glycol based formula (toxic). Contains no phosphates, silicates, nitrates, amines, or borax, additives which are not compatible with aluminum engines. Comes in a 1-gallon jug, protects from -34F to 265F when used in a closed, 15-pound pressurized system.
$ 18.95

HCP11486 Aftermarket pre-mixed COOLANT, propylene-glycol based formula (non-toxic). Contains no phosphates, silicates, nitrates, amines, or borax, additives which are not compatible with aluminum engines. Comes in a 1-gallon jug, protects from -34F to 265F when used in a closed, 15-pound pressurized system.
$ 19.95




Drivetrain Oils and Lubricants:

dt4) As mentioned previously, the best way to maximize the life of your drive chain is via proper and frequent lubrication. PJ1 CHAIN LUBES are generally regarded as one of the finest brand to use, what with their special formulations that are designed specifically for standard versus O- or X-ring type chains, both providing protection against moisture and rust while also providing superior lubrication.

NOTE: the following product(s) can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.

HCP9572 Aftermarket PJ1 BLACK LABEL Chain Lube is what you'll want to use on standard (non-o-ring or x-ring) chains. Soapy, waxy-like consistency is formulated for deep penetration between the side plates and the rollers and pins, it helps prevent chain stretch and the need for frequent adjustments. 6 fluid ounce size.
$ 8.95

HCP9573 Aftermarket PJ1 BLACK LABEL Chain Lube is what you'll want to use on standard (non-o-ring or x-ring) chains. Large family-sized 17 fluid ounce aerosol can.
$ 14.95


HCP9570 Aftermarket PJ1 BLUE LABEL Chain Lube is specifically designed to be safe for use on o-ring or x-ring chains. Soapy, waxy-like consistency is formulated for deep penetration between the side plates and the rollers and pins, it helps prevent chain stretch and the need for frequent adjustments. 8 fluid ounce size.
$ 9.95

HCP9571 Aftermarket PJ1 BLUE LABEL CHAIN LUBE is what you'll want to use on o-ring or x-ring chains. Large family-sized 18 fluid ounce aerosol can.
$ 14.95


HCP20862 Aftermarket super-duty MOLY CHAIN LUBE, in a generous 10-ounce aerosol can. The cat's-meow of lubricants, infused with pure moly disulfide, it goes on wet and then dries in 1-2 hours to a super-slick, high-pressure, hi-temp, bearing-like finish which provides the ultimate level of protection. Prevents rust and corrosion, won't wash off, throw off, and won't attract dust or dirt. Surfaces must be clean and dry of previous oils, etc. before application. Can even be used as an engine assembly lube!
$ 24.95




As with other high-stress, high-heat mechanical area, your final drive system needs a top-quality lubricant and regular oil changes to maintain its performance and insure the longest life of the components. All shaft-drive XJ models should have their rear fluid changed every 5,000 miles (all XJ650, 1981-84 XJ750 except XJ750RL, and XJ1100 models) or every 16,000 miles (all XJ700, XJ750RL, and XJ900 models), and use SAE 80W or SAE 80W/90 Type GL-4 Hypoid Gear Oil. The final drive holds 0.2 liters of fluid (about 1/2 of a pint).

Our PETROLEUM-BASED GEAR OIL easily meets all original specifications, is an excellent value, and comes in a 1 quart container, enough for 2 oil changes.

Our "SHOCK-PROOF" SYNTHETIC GEAR OIL is the finest product you can purchase for the use in your final drive system and far exceeds the OEM specifications. Sold in a 1 quart container, enough for 2 oil changes.


NOTE: the following product(s) can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.

HCP10374 Aftermarket petroleum-based 85-90W FINAL DRIVE GEAR OIL, 1 quart bottle.
$ 13.95

HCP9844 Aftermarket synthetic "shock-proof" 80W FINAL DRIVE GEAR OIL, 1 quart bottle.
$ 24.95




Engine Assembly Chemicals:

Do it once, and...........since you're putting together a very nice, very expensive piece of equipment..........than do it absolutely right. Here's some of the chemicals that you'll need on both the inside and outer areas of your engine.

NOTE: the following product can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.

HCP9783 Aftermarket engine assembly WHITE LITHIUM GREASE. High temperature, water resistant, extreme pressure and high-load strength lithium grease is preferred for engine assembly lubrication on bearings, piston rings, gears, and other moving parts. Protects critical parts until the oil gets flowing. 6 oz. squeeze tube is enough to do one engine. Great for middle and final drive gearsets, too.
$ 4.95




Gasket Adhesives and Removers:

b4) Aftermarket 1/2 ounce tub of pure SILICONE GREASE----this is the proper product to use when installing any rubber-based o-ring or seal or paper gasket. Silicone doesn't affect rubber, provides good seal lubrication, can also be used as a "glue" to hold gaskets and seals in place during installation, and to aid in the re-assembly of components. This 1/2 oz tub goes a long way, because just like Brylcreem, "just a little dab will do ya'!"

HCP1714 Aftermarket o-ring, oil seal, and gasket installation pure SILICONE GREASE:
$ 7.95


HCP3120 Aftermarket black GASKET MAKER, large family-sized 3.8 ounce squeeze tube. Enough to do about five thousand cam end plugs! I'm sure it works well in other applications. This is for use on the half-moon end plugs (HCP1619 for non-YICS applications) and the molded-in end plugs (part of the actual rubber gasket) on YICS engines. Do not use on the paper or rubber valvecover gasket itself! Each:
$ 9.95

HCP3120A Aftermarket black GASKET MAKER, 1/2-ounce squeeze tube. Enough to do a few hundred cam end plugs! It's the smallest size offered. I'm sure it works well in other applications. This is for use on the half-moon end plugs (HCP1619 for non-YICS applications) and the molded-in end plugs (part of the actual rubber gasket) on YICS engines. Do not use on the paper or rubber valvecover gasket itself! Each:
$ 5.95


HCP25092 Aftermarket high-performance aviation-grade, black, non-hardening GASKET MAKER, 1.5 ounce squeeze tube. This special high-performance sealant is ideal for use on engine case covers as a “problem solver” material which will compensate for poor machining tolerances or the slight warpage that can occur over time on precision-fit pieces. A very thin film of this material is all that is needed! Each:
$ 8.95



NOTE: the following product(s) can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.

HCP20861 Aftermarket industrial-strength SILICONE LUBE, in a large 16-ounce aerosol can. Concentrated silicone sprays on wet, and then dries to a super-slick, clear, non-greasy, non-staining finish. Resists moisture, stops squeeks, prevents binding on all types of surfaces (wood, metal, plastic, rubber, even fabrics). Won't wash away, protect against rust and corrosion, stable from -100 degrees up to 500-F. This fluid is also a great choice for use as installation lubricant for o-rings, oil seals, etc. (similar to our HCP1714 silicone grease paste) or wherever petroleum-based lubricants are not recommended.
$ 21.95

HCP9611 Aftermarket engine STANDARD GASKET REMOVER. This highly effective formula makes softens and dissolves gasket materials and adhesives, making for easy and quick gasket removal. Especially useful on cylinder base gaskets and side cover gaskets. NOTE: this formula will remove the clear-coat finish found on many engine parts! 12-ounce spray can. Each:
$ discontinued

HCP10492 Aftermarket cylinder head gasket high-performance GASKET SEAL SPRAY. This high copper content, high-temperature aerosol spray helps position and seal gaskets in place. Use to seal cylinder head gaskets, cylinder base gaskets, and even side cover gaskets in position (note: when using on side cover gaskets, apply thin film of spray to the engine-case side of the gasket only, and use 100% silicone lube on the cover side of the gasket. This method will allow you to easily remove the cover in the future, without tearing the gasket). Note that this is not the material to use with valvecover gaskets; for those, use the HCP3120 or HCP25092 material for flat paper gaskets, or HCP17198 for the molded rubber valvecover gaskets. Each:
$ 11.95

HCP17198 Aftermarket valvecover gasket HI-TACK ADHESIVE. This fast-drying, high-temperature adhesive helps position and seal the molded rubber valvecover gaskets in place. Comes in a 4-ounce brush-top can Each:
$ 9.95


HCP10491 Aftermarket engine case GASKET MAKER. This high-temperature, solvent-based bonding caulk forms a tough, flexible seal on irregular or uneven surfaces, is fuel and oil resistant, and is rated for 350-F degrees. Use to seal the upper and lower crankcase halves together. 2.7 ounce squeeze tube, enough to do one engine (you apply a thin coat, not a big dripping glob!). NOTE: you should review a service manual before applying this material to the engine cases, as there are certain areas (particularly around oil feed holes) that should never have sealer applied near them. See the bottom of page 2:

http://www.xjbikes.com/forums/threads/transmission-issue.59920/page-2#post-462239

NOTE: the easiest way to use this product is to squirt a small amount into the bottom corner of a standard baggie, and the snip that bottom corner a tiny bit; in this manner, you can then squeeze a small and precise bead right where you want it. Each:
$ 9.95



Gasket Scrapers:

HCP13101 Aftermarket long-handled BLADE-STYLE GASKET SCRAPER, uses replaceable 1-1/2" wide single-edge disposable blades. 11-1/2" long, comfort-grip handle is also used to store extra blades. Comes with 5 carbon-steel blades and one plastic scraper blade. Order replacement blades HCP13102 below. Great for removing really stuck cylinder head and case gaskets or adhesive precisely and safely.
$ 19.95

HCP13103 Aftermarket replacement set of SCRAPER BLADES, set of 5 stainless-steel 1-1/2" wide blades for the HCP13101 scraper tool above.
$ 2.95


HCP13102 Aftermarket short-handled BLADE-STYLE GASKET SCRAPER, comes with 6 replaceable, 1-7/8" wide carbon-steel single-edge disposable blades. 6" long, comfort-grip handle is also used to store extra blades. Order replacement blades HCP13104 below. Great for removing really stuck cylinder head and case gaskets or adhesive precisely and safely.
$ 9.95

HCP13104 Aftermarket replacement set of SCRAPER BLADES, set of 5 carbon-steel 1-7/8" wide blades for the HCP13102 scraper tool above.
$ 4.95



HCP6377 Aftermarket long-handled GASKET SCRAPER, forged steel with 1" wide blade (can be re-sharpened), 10-1/2" long, comfort-grip handle. Removes old engine case cover or cylinder head gasket remnants effortlessly.
$ 14.95

HCP6376 Aftermarket set of long-handled GASKET SCRAPER SET, all are made from a black-coated, heat-treated forged alloy steel with a variety of blade sizes and style (blades can be re-sharpened) to cover all situations. Each set has one each of the HCP6377 10-1/2" long tool, an 8" long offset blade scraper, a 7" long x 5/8" wide blade scraper, and a stubby flat-blade scraper tool.
$ 69.95



Engine Oils:

Which type and brand should you use? Great question! Here's a bit of an answer:

http://www.motorcycleproject.com/text/motoroil.html

NOTE: Yamaha specifies the use of API "SE" or "SF" grade oil in all XJ models, but that is based on the original (at that time) automotive motor oil standards.....which, as the above article notes, are no longer valid in the current lubrication industry environment and classifications. Therefore we recommend that the oil you choose should meet or exceed the JASO "MA" duty rating, and all of the oils below exceed that standard.

Do not EVER use synthetic oils unless they are specifically designed for motorcycle engines using wet clutch systems (as these bikes do use), as you will end up with a slipping clutches (both drive clutch and especially the starter clutch). Additionally, do not use "automotive" grade oils that have friction modifiers (reduced-friction additives) as these will cause the same problems.

The factory recommends the use of 10W30 oil when the outside temperature will never exceed 60-F, or 20W40 if the outside temperature is always above 40-F. Unfortunately, 20W40 oil is not readily available anymore, but there is not an issue with using a straight 40W oil, or 10W40, 15W40, or 20W50 formulations instead.

All XJ-series engines require somewhere from 2.5 quarts to 3.0 quarts for an oil change (depending on whether the filter is replaced or not) except for the 1100 engines, which require slightly under a gallon to accomplish an oil and filter change.

NOTE: the following product(s) can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.


10W30 Oils:

Recommended if the outside temperature never exceeds 60-F.

HCP12422 Aftermarket multi-viscosity PETROLEUM BASED 10W30 OIL, quart bottle. This is the Shell RotellaT brand, designed for use in diesel engines, and contains all of the shear-strength additives necessary to be used successfully in motorcycle engines, while not containing the friction modifiers that would lead to clutch slippage. Plastic quart bottle. Each:
$ 9.95

HCP12424 Aftermarket multi-viscosity PETROLEUM BASED 10W30 OIL, gallon bottle. This is the Shell RotellaT brand, designed for use in diesel engines, and contains all of the shear-strength additives necessary to be used successfully in motorcycle engines, while not containing the friction modifiers that would lead to clutch slippage. Plastic gallon jug. Each:
$ 22.95


10W40 Oils:

Although not originally specified as a recommended multi-grade, this is a good all-season grade of oil to use if you live in a climate where the temperature does drop below 40-F.

HCP12415 Aftermarket multi-viscosity PETROLEUM BASED 10W40 OIL, quart bottle. This is a specially formulated oil for use in powersport engines, and contains all of the shear-strength additives necessary to be used successfully in motorcycle engines, while not containing the friction modifiers that would lead to clutch slippage. Exceeds JASO MA standards. Plastic quart bottle. Each:
$ 11.95

HCP12411 Aftermarket multi-viscosity SYNTHETIC 10W40 OIL, quart bottle. This is a specially formulated oil for use in powersport engines, and contains all of the shear-strength additives necessary to be used successfully in motorcycle engines, while not containing the friction modifiers that would lead to clutch slippage. Exceeds JASO MA standards. Plastic quart bottle. Each:
$ 12.95

HCP12416 Aftermarket multi-viscosity PETROLEUM BASED 10W40 OIL, gallon bottle. This is a specially formulated oil for use in powersport engines, and contains all of the shear-strength additives necessary to be used successfully in motorcycle engines, while not containing the friction modifiers that would lead to clutch slippage. Exceeds JASO MA standards. Plastic gallon jug. Each:
$ 37.95

HCP12412 Aftermarket multi-viscosity SYNTHETIC 10W40 OIL, gallon bottle. This is a specially formulated oil for use in powersport engines, and contains all of the shear-strength additives necessary to be used successfully in motorcycle engines, while not containing the friction modifiers that would lead to clutch slippage. Exceeds JASO MA standards. Plastic gallon jug. Each:
$ 44.95


15W40 Oils:

Recommended if the outside temperature never drops below 40-F.

HCP12423 Aftermarket multi-viscosity PETROLEUM BASED 15W40 OIL, quart bottle. This is the Shell RotellaT brand, designed for use in diesel engines, and contains all of the shear-strength additives necessary to be used successfully in motorcycle engines, while not containing the friction modifiers that would lead to clutch slippage. Plastic quart bottle. Each:
$ 11.95

HCP12425 Aftermarket multi-viscosity PETROLEUM BASED 15W40 OIL, gallon bottle. This is the Shell RotellaT brand, designed for use in diesel engines, and contains all of the shear-strength additives necessary to be used successfully in motorcycle engines, while not containing the friction modifiers that would lead to clutch slippage. Plastic gallon jug. Each:
$ 29.95


20W50 Oils:

Although not originally specified as a recommended multi-grade, this is a good all-season grade of oil to use if you live in a climate where the temperature does drop below 50-F.

HCP12417 Aftermarket multi-viscosity PETROLEUM BASED 20W50 OIL, quart bottle. This is a specially formulated oil for use in powersport engines, and contains all of the shear-strength additives necessary to be used successfully in motorcycle engines, while not containing the friction modifiers that would lead to clutch slippage. Exceeds JASO MA standards. Plastic quart bottle. Each:
$ 11.95

HCP12413 Aftermarket multi-viscosity SYNTHETIC 20W50 OIL, quart bottle. This is a specially formulated oil for use in powersport engines, and contains all of the shear-strength additives necessary to be used successfully in motorcycle engines, while not containing the friction modifiers that would lead to clutch slippage. Exceeds JASO MA standards. Plastic quart bottle. Each:
$ 13.95

HCP12418 Aftermarket multi-viscosity PETROLEUM BASED 20W50 OIL, gallon bottle. This is a specially formulated oil for use in powersport engines, and contains all of the shear-strength additives necessary to be used successfully in motorcycle engines, while not containing the friction modifiers that would lead to clutch slippage. Exceeds JASO MA standards. Plastic gallon jug. Each:
$ 42.95

HCP12414 Aftermarket multi-viscosity SYNTHETIC 20W50 OIL, gallon bottle. This is a specially formulated oil for use in powersport engines, and contains all of the shear-strength additives necessary to be used successfully in motorcycle engines, while not containing the friction modifiers that would lead to clutch slippage. Exceeds JASO MA standards. Plastic gallon jug. Each:
$ 44.95


Oil Dispenser:

HCP10740 Aftermarket translucent white 6-QUART OIL DISPENSER has an 8" flexible pour spout and is graduated in both quarts and liters. The use of this dispenser is the easiest way to add oil through the clutch cover filler cap; if you have a factory service manual, this is the type of dispenser that is pictured in the factory photographs of a technician adding oil to the bike.
$ 17.95


Engine Oil System Additives, Lubricants, and Oil Flush:

When storing an engine for a long period of time.........such as during the winter off-season.......it is beneficial to protect the internal combustion chamber surfaces with a protective film of oil to prevent rust. Our aerosol FOGGING OIL products makes that a quick and simple task.

For engines that may have suffered from poor (or unknown) maintenance or oil change routines, it can be useful to perform a solvent-enhanced ENGINE OIL FLUSH routine.....adding a specific amount of a solvent to the engine oil, allowing the engine to reach operating temperature, and then draining the oil, re-filling, and draining again (to insure that all solvent has been removed).


NOTE: the following product(s) can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.

HCP11475 Aftermarket aerosol FOGGING OIL, top end lubricant coats, clings, and protects metal surfaces against rust and prevents ring seizure when an extended period of non-use is expected (winter storage). Spray directly into cylinders (thru the spark plug holes), rotate the engine over a few turns with the starter motor (but with plugs still removed-----do not allow the engine to start!) to spread the oil about, and your pistons, cylinders, rings will live happily ever after...............or, at least until you start up the engine next spring! 10-ounce can will fog many a cylinder.
$ 9.95


HCP20849 Aftermarket ENGINE OIL ENEMA TREATMENT, the use of approximately 8-10 ounces of this product --- added to the crankcase before an oil change --- helps to loosen up accumulated crud and debris inside the crankcase, and thus allows it to be washed out and drained away with a fluid and filter change. NOTE: we advise that you add this oil treatment to an already warm engine, and then start and run the engine for approximately 15 minutes or so at idle, blipping the throttle occasionally (make sure you have a fan blowing on the engine to prevent overheating!). This will circulate the solvents throughout the engine and transmission fully, allowing it to be more effective.

Although some sources recommend adding this product to the oil and then driving around for 30 miles or so (in order to fully circulate the solvent), we prefer to not put any load on the engine while this product is in the oil. Additionally, since this product may cause engine gasket or seal deterioration (if left in the oil for an extended period of time), our usage recommendations are:

a) this oil flush be added to the crankcase, and follow the recommended usage time as listed above.

b) the engine oil and flush mix be drained completely, and then an oil and filter change be performed as usual.

c) this new fresh oil and filter be used for approximately 200 miles or so, and then an oil change and filter replacement be performed again, thus insuring that all of the oil flush is completely removed.

The above procedure may seem a bit pricey, but a gallon of oil and a filter is quite a bit cheaper----and a lot less aggravating!----than having to replace leaking engine seals or gaskets.

Recommended usage interval: every 12,500 miles (or every 5th oil change).

NOTE: the following product can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.

16-ounce can is the right size to accommodate 2 complete engine flush procedures.
$ 23.95



Engine Cleaners:

If any of the above oil products have escaped from inside of your engine and made a mess on the outside of your powerplant, then this spray-on, hose-off ENGINE CLEANER is what you'll need to cut through the toughest of grease, grime, and baked and caked-on oil. Highly concentrated, easy to use, does not attack painted or clear-coated surfaces, and does a great job.

NOTE: the following product(s) can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.

HCP12352 Aftermarket water-soluble (rinse-off) AEROSOL ENGINE DEGREASER and CLEANER, in a handy 13-ounce aerosol can. Each:
$ 24.95

HCP12354 Aftermarket water-soluble (rinse-off) ENGINE DEGREASER and CLEANER, in a 16-ounce non-aerosol can. Best to transfer into an old windex spray bottle (etc.) and use with a spray nozzle. Each:
$ 21.95



Fuel System Additives:

HCP20849 Aftermarket fuel system FLUSH AND STABILIZER TREATMENT, the use of approximately 1 ounce per gallon of fuel --- added to the gas --- helps to loosen up accumulated crud and debris inside the petcock and the carbs, and thus allows it to be dissolved and run thru the engine. It also acts as a fuel stabilizer to prevent fuel breakdown and varnish formation......will stabilize fuel for up to two years. Using it during your "winterizing" procedure will help prevent the dreaded clogged-carbs syndrome when you go to start up your bike when springs rolls around. NOTE: the recommended dosage of 1 ounce per gallon will require a different amount per bike model, since all XJ's have different sized tanks. Do not follow the "more-is-better" philosophy when using this product! It is not unusual for the engine to produce a whitish-colored exhaust while this additive is being combusted.

By the way, the best fuel stabilizer to use, if you can easily find it, is race gas…..expensive, but it works:

http://www.motorcycleproject.com/text/gasoline.html


Tank capacities for reference:
XJ550 Maxim: 16.6 liters (4.4 gallons) total; main supply is 13.0 liters (3.4 gallons), and 3.6 liters (1.0 gallon) reserve.
XJ550 Seca: 19.5 liters (5.1 gallons) total; main supply is 16.0 liters (4.2 gallons), and 3.5 liters (0.9 gallons) reserve.
XJ650 Maxim/Midnight Maxim: 16.6 liters (4.4 gallons) total; main supply is 13.0 liters (3.4 gallons), and 3.6 liters (1.0 gallon) reserve.
XJ650RJ Seca: 23.3 liters (6.2 gallons) total; main supply is 19.5 liters (5.2 gallons), and 3.8 liters (1.0 gallon) reserve.
XJ650 Euro: 21.7 liters (4.7 gallons) total; main supply is 19.5 liters (4.1 gallons), and 2.2 liters (0.6 gallons) reserve.
XJ650 Turbo (1982): 18.5 liters (4.2 gallons) total; main supply is 15.5 liters (3.4 gallons) total, and 3.0 liters (0.8 gallons) reserve.
XJ650 Turbo (1983): 19.0 liters (5.0 gallons) total; main supply is 16.0 liters (4.2 gallons), and 3.0 liters (0.8 gallons) is reserve.
XJ700 all: 16.0 liters (4.2 gallons) total; main supply is 13.0 liters (3.4 gallons), and 3.0 liters (0.8 gallons) is reserve.
XJ750 Seca (1981-83): 23.1 liters (6.1 gallons) total; main supply is 19.0 liters (5.0 gallons), and 4.1 liters (1.1 gallons) is reserve.
XJ750 Seca (1984): 27.0 liters (7.1 gallons) total; main supply is 22.0 liters (5.8 gallons), and 5.0 L (1.3 gallons) is reserve.
XJ750 Maxim/Midnight Maxim: 21.1 liters (5.6 gallons) total; main supply is 17.0 liters (4.5 gallons), and 4.1 liters (1.1 gallons) is reserve.
XJ750-X: 16.0 liters (4.2 gallons) total; main supply is 13.0 liters (3.4 gallons), and 3.0 liters (0.8 gallons) is reserve.
XJ900: 27.0 liters (7.1 gallons) total; main supply is 22.0 liters (5.8 gallons), and 5.0 L (1.3 gallons) is reserve.
XJ1100: 23.1 liters (6.1 gallons) total; main supply is 19.0 liters (5.0 gallons), and 4.1 liters (1.1 gallons) is reserve.


NOTE: the following product can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.

16-ounce can is the right size to accommodate 2 complete engine flush procedures.
$ 23.95



Steering and Suspension System Chemicals:

FORK OIL:

Unlike motor oil or gear oil, fork oil's major purpose is not lubrication.....rather, it acts as part of the suspension system, providing both damping and rebound control functions. The different "weight" or viscosity of fork oils allows you to modify the ride and handling characteristics of your bike in a fairly simple way.

And yes, it IS a lubricant also!

Although many people----including, unbelievably, Yamaha itself----recommends the use of engine motor oil as a substitute for fork oil, this is not a very good idea. Engine oils (or any multi-viscosity oil) uses additives and detergents that, while wonderful in for their intended purposes inside an engine block, tranny case, or rear drive unit, are not such a good idea inside forks. Forks operate at a much lower temperature and temperature RANGE than engine and drivetrains do, and thus do not need all those additives. And fork oil also tends to contain higher percentages of molybdenum disulfide and anti-foaming agents than engine or gear oil, both of which are very important to proper fork operation.

As a small example.......most motor oils are of a multi-viscosity nature (such as 10W30) which change their viscosity in relation to their temperature (thin when cool, thicker as they warm). A very necessary and useful feature for an engine, where you do not want your oil thinning out as the engine warms up. Not such a good idea for your suspension----unless for some reason you WANT your handling characteristics to change (get stiffer) as the forks heat up!


Proper fork oil levels and scheduled change intervals are important for fork performance and fork part longevity.....water contamination, as well as particulate wear will accumulate in fork oil, and since there is no oil filtering mechanism within your forks, the only way to get the grit and gunk out (before it chews up your oil seals and slider bearings!) is to change your fork fluid regularly. Yamaha recommends a fork fluid change every 10,000 miles or 24 months (all models except 700's), or every 16,000 miles or 24 months (all XJ700 and XJ750-X models). If you just bought a used bike, we recommend you do a fluid change as soon as possible, because just like other routine maintenance tasks (besides engine oil changes), this is one that has very likely been ignored for the last 10-12 years!


Fork oil capacities and recommended oil viscosity are as follows. The amounts listed are per fork tube and only when using stock, original springs:


XJ550 Maxim: 272cc or 9.20 fluid ounces. 10W fork oil.

XJ550 Seca: 230cc or 7.78 fluid ounces. 10W fork oil.

1980-81 XJ650 Maxim and Midnight Maxim: 262cc or 8.86 fluid ounces. 10W fork oil.

1982-84 XJ650 Maxim: 278cc or 9.40 fluid ounces. 10W fork oil.

1982 XJ650RJ Seca: 236cc or 7.98 fluid ounces. 10W fork oil. Fork oil level is specified as 400mm (15.75") below the top of the tube without the spring installed, forks fully collapsed.

1982 XJ650LJ Turbo: 238cc or 8.04 fluid ounces. 10W fork oil. Fork oil level is specified as 180mm (7.09") below the top of the tube without the spring installed, forks fully collapsed.

1983 XJ650LK Turbo: unknown.

1985-86 XJ700 non-X: 383cc or 12.96 fluid ounces. 10W fork oil.

1985-86 XJ700-X: 389cc or 13.16 fluid ounces. 10W fork oil.

1982 XJ750 Maxim: 257cc or 8.69 fluid ounces. 10W fork oil.

1983 XJ750 Maxim and Midnight Maxim: 257cc or 8.69 fluid ounces. 10W fork oil. NOTE: owner's manual states that the fork oil capacity is 278cc (9.40 fluid ounces). It is unknown which measurement is correct.

1981-83 XJ750 Seca: 309cc or 10.45 fluid ounces. 20W fork oil.

1983 XJ750 E-II Seca or 1984 XJ750RL Seca: 286cc or 9.67 fluid ounces. 5W fork oil. Fork oil level is specified as 168mm (6.61") below the top of the tube without the spring installed, forks fully collapsed.

1983 XJ900RK Seca: 286cc or 9.67 fluid ounces. 5W fork oil. Fork oil level is specified as 164mm (6.46") below the top of the tube without the spring installed, forks fully collapsed.

1982-84 XJ1100 Maxim and Midnight Maxim: 210cc or 7.10 fluid ounces. 10W fork oil. Fork oil level is specified as 210mm (8.27") below the top of the tube without the spring installed, forks fully collapsed.


IMPORTANT NOTE: the above fork oil VOLUMES are for use only when using the stock fork springs. The use of aftermarket performance front fork coil springs will change those volumes, since aftermarket springs are thicker than stock----and thus displace more oil. Using the stock oil fluid VOLUME with aftermarket fork springs is a sure way to OVERFILL your forks, with the very real possibility of blowing out fork seals.


Unlike with your engine oil, where a bit too much or too little oil volume in the crankcase is not really a significant concern, with fork oil, too much or too little can cause real problems (too much oil can result in blown oil seals and a stiff, harsh ride, while too little oil volume results in excessive foaming, a soft mushy ride with possible bottoming, and erratic fork performance and lots of front end "dive" upon braking).

A better way to determine the amount of fork oil that is needed and necessary is via the measurement of the fork oil LEVEL within the tubes.....sort of like measuring the oil level with a dipstick. Yamaha does not specify this level for all models; and in any case, if using aftermarket springs, the factory oil level recommendation is not always useful. The maximum oil level should be 5-1/2" (140mm) below the top of the inner fork tube, measured with all internal fork tube components installed EXCEPT FOR THE SPRINGS, and with the inner fork tube fully collapsed into the lower (outer) tube.


In order to be as accurate as possible, we recommend the use of a suitable measuring device, such as the HCP1728 oil level syringe listed further below.


And finally, the fork oil viscosity can be changed from the factory recommendations to give a softer or firmer ride.......the lower the viscosity, the thinner the oil, and the softer the ride (i.e. 5W oil is thinner than 10W which is thinner than 20W, etc.) In this regard, you would certainly be correct in thinking of fork oil as a suspension "tuning tool"! Note that a thicker oil viscosity will have much more effect on the fork "rebound" characteristics than it will on the fork compression dampening function.


NOTE: the following product(s) can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.


ffo3) Red Line Oil products line of SYNTHETIC FORK OILS are some of the best, highest-performance fork oils developed specifically for this purpose. They provide exceptional shear lubrication, are highly resistant to any viscosity changes, and provide excellent seal lubrication as well as very high anti-foaming properties. All of these oils are completely compatible with each other, which means that different weights can safely be mixed with each other to create "custom-weights" of fork oil for the utmost in suspension tuning flexibility. NOTE: oils, if mixed for a different viscosity, should be done in a large enough batch to provide enough oil for both front forks. You do NOT want to be running different oil viscosity's in the left and right fork tubes!

Also, do not mix different brands, styles, or types of oils........you can only safely mix forks oils together from one manufacturer!


HCP1563 Red Line high-performance SYNTHETIC FORK OILS 0W (zero weight, "like water"), 16 ounce bottle (473cc), clear. Each bottle:
$ 13.95

HCP1564 Red Line high-performance synthetic SYNTHETIC FORK OIL 2.5W, 16 ounce bottle (473cc), blue. Each bottle:
$ 13.95

HCP1258 Red Line high-performance synthetic SYNTHETIC FORK OIL 5W, 16 ounce bottle (473cc), amber. Each bottle:
$ 13.95

HCP1259 Red Line high-performance synthetic SYNTHETIC FORK OIL 10W, 16 ounce bottle (473cc), red. Each bottle:
$ 13.95

HCP1263 Red Line high-performance synthetic SYNTHETIC FORK OIL 30W, 16 ounce bottle (473cc), orange. NOTE: this oil is similar in viscosity to what most other oil manufacturers call "20W" oil. Each bottle:
$ 13.95




ffo4) PJ1 products line of TUNER FORK OILS are exceptional quality, value-priced fork oils developed specifically for motorcycle suspensions. All of these oils are completely compatible with each other, which means that different weights can safely be mixed with each other to create "custom-weights" of fork oil for the utmost in suspension tuning flexibility. NOTE: oils, if mixed for a different viscosity, should be done in a large enough batch to provide enough oil for both front forks. You do NOT want to be running different oil viscosity's in the left and right fork tubes!

Also, do not mix different brands, styles, or types of oils........you can only safely mix forks oils together from one manufacturer!


HCP10360 PJ1 products TUNER FORK OIL 2.5W, 16 ounce bottle (473cc). Each bottle:
$ 10.95

HCP10362 PJ1 products TUNER FORK OIL 5W, 16 ounce bottle (473cc). Each bottle:
$ 10.95

HCP10364 PJ1 products TUNER FORK OIL 7.5W, 16 ounce bottle (473cc). Each bottle:
$ 10.95

HCP10366 PJ1 products TUNER FORK OIL 10W, 16 ounce bottle (473cc). Each bottle:
$ 10.95

HCP10368 PJ1 products TUNER FORK OIL 15W, 16 ounce bottle (473cc). Each bottle:
$ 10.95

HCP10370 PJ1 products TUNER FORK OIL 20W, 16 ounce bottle (473cc). Each bottle:
$ 10.95

HCP10372 PJ1 products TUNER FORK OIL 30W, 16 ounce bottle (473cc). Each bottle:
$ 10.95




GENERAL USE CHEMICAL PRODUCTS:

Front Fairing Windscreen Cleaner and Polish:

fw6) If you're plastic windscreen is looking a little long in the tooth, then it's probably time to use these PLASTIC CLEANER and POLISH products to refresh their appearance. Although application of these products with a vigorous amount of old-fashioned "elbow grease" will produce results, it is recommended that a drill-mounted buffing pad or a dual-action orbital sander be used for optimal performance. Each 8-ounce bottle contains enough cleaner or polish to restore many, many windscreens! NOTE: these chemicals are not for use on painted plastics.


HCP15872 Aftermarket clear plastic CLEANER. This unique, non-abrasive liquid will safely restore the clarity to all clear plastics. Works well on helmet visors and plastic instrument panels windows, too. The HCP14738 polish, if needed to remove scratches, should be used before this cleaner is applied. 4-ounce squeeze bottle, enough to clean your windscreen for a good long time!
$ 8.95

HCP15873 Aftermarket clear plastic POLISH. Specially formulated for use on both clear acrylic and polycarbonate surfaces, this polish will remove fine hairline scratches from all types of clear plastic. 4-ounce squeeze bottle, enough to polish many windscreens!
$ 8.95




Plastic Body Parts Repair and Salvation Cement:

Modern chemistry to the rescue! Many of the plastic side covers on these XJ bikes use a rubber-mounting "peg" and "c-ear" design to provide the locating and secure attachment of the cover to the bike frame. Over the years, as the covers are removed and installed, the stressed areas of the covers break.......there goes the mounting peg, snap-=crackle-pop goes the c-shaped mounting ear area, or a split develops along the edge of the cover (and then grows and grows and grows......).

Well, here's the solution to those problems: a true modern miracle, this 2-part plastic bonding agent really, REALLY does bond thermoplastics back together again.....as strong or stronger than new. Simple, easy, and quick to use, each repair kit contains enough material to fix alot of broken side covers (or other plastic parts......fairings, airboxes, etc.). Instructions included.


NOTE: the following product can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.

HCP17321 Aftermarket plastic parts REPAIR and SALVATION CEMENT.....yes, you'll thank some deity for this product! Contains activator and two different bonding powders for metal parts (works "okay") and for plastic parts (works great!). Instructions included; please follow them precisely.
$ 32.95




Rust Removal and Prevention Fluids:

rr4) Concentrated RUST REMOVER magically dissolves rust on all iron-based metals. Spray or wipe directly onto rusty parts, or immerse the items in a container full of this solution (diluted), let it work, then rinse off. Highly concentrated, easy to use, leaves the metal surfaces grease-free and ready for further processing or finishing. GREAT FOR DE-RUSTING THE INSIDE OF GAS TANKS!

NOTE: the following product can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.

HCP12358 Aftermarket RUST DESTROYER FLUID, in a 16-ounce plastic bottle. Best to transfer into an old windex spray bottle (etc.) and use with a spray nozzle. After use, it is recommend that the de-rusted parts be immediately painted (or similar) or coated with fogging oil, lubricant, or other surface finish to prevent flash surface-rusting of the newly cleaned parts. Each:
$ 19.95


Here are a few other good ways to de-rust metal products:

- soak iron (steel) parts in heated vinegar (doesn’t matter what kind) overnight, then rinse with clean water. and finally spray with fogging oil (or similar) to prevent rust from re-forming.

http://www.mopedarmy.com/wiki/Removing_rust_from_a_gas_tank

http://users.eastlink.ca/~pspencer/nsaeta/electrolysis.html

http://www.moreg.org.au/dissolving_rust.htm

http://www.htpaa.org.au/article-electro.php

http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php?threads/32838

http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php...val-no-frills-easiest-fastest-cheapest.48196/

http://www.robertscycle.com/chrome-clean.html

http://www.xjbikes.com/forums/threads/teds-2nd-82-xj750-maxim-bobber-project.47929/#post-478002

http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/general-archive/rust-removal-using-molasses-90452/



HCP11475 Aftermarket aerosol FOGGING OIL, top end lubricant coats, clings, and protects metal surfaces against rust and prevents ring seizure when an extended period of non-use is expected (winter storage). Spray directly into cylinders (thru the spark plug holes), rotate the engine over a few turns with the starter motor (but with plugs still removed-----do not allow the engine to start!) to spread the oil about, and your pistons, cylinders, rings will live happily ever after...............or, at least until you start up the engine next spring! 10-ounce can will fog many a cylinder.
$ 9.95

HCP20866 Aftermarket industrial-strength RUST PREVENTION COATING, in a standard 10-ounce aerosol can. This protectant goes on clear and prevents rust from forming on all surfaces (including bare metal) for up to a year, even in an outdoor environment. Can be applied over painted surfaces, or easily removed with mineral spirits. Great way to protect "work in progress" type projects.
$ 18.95

HCP20867 Aftermarket industrial-strength RUST PREVENTION COATING, in a standard 10-ounce aerosol can. Heavy-duty formula goes on clear, and then dries to a wax-like finish, prevents rust from forming on all surfaces (including bare metal) for up to a year, even in humid or outdoor environments. Easily removed with mineral spirits. Great way to protect "work in progress" type projects.
$ 19.95




ld2) Concentrated LEAK DETECTOR FLUID reveals even the smallest of pressure leaks. Spray on the suspected areas......such as exhaust system joints, tire stems and valves, fork air system valves, etc.....and watch for the telltale mad rush of bubbles.

NOTE: the following product can only be shipped via ground transport (which thus eliminates the Priority Mail level of service for this item) and cannot (and will not----don't even ask!) be shipped outside of the continental USA. Therefore it may have to be shipped in a separate package from the remainder of your order, and will thus incur additional shipping charges.

HCP12361 Aftermarket LEAK DETECTOR FLUID, in an 8-ounce non-aerosol bottle. Best to transfer into an old windex spray bottle (etc.) and use with a spray nozzle. Each:
$ 9.95
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