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SECTION P:

THE TOOL COUNTER:


TOOL RENTALS:

Typically, when performing very infrequent or one-time tasks, it is not cost-efficient to purchase all of the special tools you ll need to perform the task just for your one bike. Don t get us wrong, though: you do need to use the proper tool(s) for the job to get proper results! It s just that these special tools can really eat into your maintenance and rebuild budget.

Our TOOL RENTAL PROGRAM allows you to have access to those special tools for an affordable rental rate, thus minimizing your investment and maximizing your results.

Here s how it works: you order  the tool(s) that you ll need and pay the regular retail price (and shipping) for the tool. The tool(s) are then shipped to you just as a regular order, and we ll note the date that the tools shipped to you. You then use the tools, taking whatever amount of time you need. Then, return the tool(s) to us, prepaid, and we ll then refund you the full tool price minus your time rented  fee.

Remember, your time rented  fee is calculated from the day that we ship the tool until the day that the tool is received back to us from you (not the day that you ship it back). We receive incoming shipments 5 days a week, so if a tool is returned  to us via the Post Office on a Saturday, it will be the following non-holiday Monday that we receive  the tool back.

The only other restriction is that tools returned to us broken, damaged, inoperable, modified, or worn out in any way will not be accepted back, and will be returned to you (with additional shipping costs to apply) and no refund or credit issued. Thus we recommend that:

a) you treat rental tools as if you own them, since you will if you don t treat them in a professional manner!
b) when you ship the tools to us, you insure them at their full value against any loss or damage during shipment. Claims for loss or damage against the carrier is the responsibility of the shipper (that s you), not the recipient (that s us). And since the travel time  both to and from you is counted as rental time , we strongly suggest that you opt for the priority mail shipping option, as this will minimize the travel time  and will typically reduce your overall cost.
c) you will need to provide us with the Package Tracking Service ( delivery confirmation  number for your return shipment of the tool to us so we may document the return date to us.

Although these rules may seem strict, we hope you can understand the reality of the need to put such restrictions on the long-distance rental and use of these tools.


Please also note that, in the case of some tools ---- due to either their low retail price and/or the cost of return shipping ---- that it may not make sense to rent such tools for any extended period of time & &.in other words, such tools only make sense to rent  if you do so only when you are immediately prepared to use them (within a day or so of receipt of the tool) and have the ability to return the tool(s) to use immediately after you have finished using them. The most practical plan is to rent such tools associated with a specific task that you ll be doing &..such as a fork rebuild &.at the same time you are purchasing your fork rebuild parts. In this manner, the tools will be shipped to you with almost minimal shipping charges (they ll ride with your other parts that you ve ordered), so at least some of the cost of the tool rental will be absorbed in your regular parts order.


REVIEW: Tool Rental Terms and Conditions:

- you ll pay the full price of the tool in advance &.just like you were ordering it for keeps  &.and get refunded/credited when it is returned to us.
- the tool must be returned in working order or you have bought the tool! All of our tools are inspected to insure they are in proper operating condition before leaving our shop.
- the tool rental rate starts as of the day that we ship the too to youl, and ends on the day that we receive the tool back. Yes, this does mean that you are paying the rental rate while the tool is in transit This is why small-dollar-value tools may not be a good idea to rent & &..it may be more cost-effective for you to simply purchase the tool.


EXAMPLE:

You will be ordering and converting your bike from the stock oil filter system to our spin-on filter conversion system. You order the spin-on kit along with the tools needed to do the job:

HCP10299 Aftermarket deep-drive 30mm SOCKET, 1/2-drive thin-wall style that will work properly with the HCP1284 spin-on oil filter adapter kit that we offer. Because of the very close tolerances between the outside faces of the nut and the adapter plate recess, you'll need a very thin-wall socket to tighten this nut with. Chrome-plated, 12-point, 1-/2" drive.
Purchase Price: $ 34.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.95 per day

HCP22025 Aftermarket standard depth 32mm SOCKET, used to remove the special oil filter union bolt used on all XJ550 models, and on all factory-equipped oil-cooler systems used on 1984-85 FJ600, XJ650 Turbo, and XJ900 models. Chrome-plated, 6-point, 1/2" drive.
Purchase Price: $ 16.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.75 per day

HCP10300 Aftermarket 3/8"-to-1/2" DRIVE ADAPTER. For use with the HCP10298, HCP10299, HCP10530, HCP11336, HCP22025, or the HCP22947 sockets, and the 10mm and 12mm HCP10302 stud extractors included in the HCP10301 tool kit. Most people have the standard 3/8" drive ratchet wrenches in their tool kits already, and the larger 1/2" drive sockets can be used with those ratchets with this converter/adapter. Chrome-plated, 1/2" male drive, 3/8" female receiver.
Purchase Price:$ 12.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.25 per day when any of the 1/2  drive sockets above are also rented.


Your parts ship on the 11th, you receive them on the 14th, you do the install on the 16th, and get the rental tools into the mail back to us on the 17th. The rental tools are received by us on the 20th.

Thus you have 9 days (the 11th thru the 20th) worth of tool rental on each item.


When you initially rented the tools, you paid us:

HCP10299 Socket $ 34.95
HCP22025 Socket $ 16.95
HCP10300 Socket $ 12.95

Total: $ 64.85


We received the returned the tools 9 days after you received them:

HCP10299 Socket 9 days x $ 0.95 per day = $ 8.55 rental fee
HCP22025 Socket 9 days x $ 0.75 per day = $ 6.75 rental fee
HCP10300 Socket 9 days x $ 0.25 per day = $ 2.25 rental fee

Total rental fees: $ 17.55


You will be credited/refunded:

$ 64.85 initial price minus $ 17.55 rental fee =
$ 47.30 credited or refunded



TOOLS AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL:

Fuel System and Tuning Tools:

HCP5460 Aftermarket YICS CHAMBER PORT BLANKING TOOL:
Purchase Price: $ 49.95
Rental Rate: $ 3.95 per day

HCP1282 Aftermarket YICS chamber PASSAGE CLEAN-OUT TOOL:
Purchase Price: $ 17.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.95 per day

HCP1410SS Aftermarket STAINLESS STEEL WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 11.0mm diameter, perfect size for cleaning out the YICS chamber in the cylinder head of all the built-up baked carbon before using the YICS tool. We recommend the use of an aggressive solvent when cleaning this passage, such as Hoppes #9 gun-cleaning fluid (available at gun shops) or similar.
Purchase Price: $ 7.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.95 per day

HCP96Q Aftermarket Morgan CARBTUNE PRO 4-COLUMN SYNCH GAUGE TOOL.
Purchase Price: $ 114.95
Rental Rate: $ 4.95 per day

- HCP1592 OEM clear-tube FUEL LEVEL TUBE GAUGE, used to check the fuel level in the bowls when the bowls are installed by attaching the end of the clear tube to the float bowl drain nipple, and then holding the graduated fuel gauge up against the side of the fuel bowl. Black millimeter markings on the measurement tube allow you to easily determine the fuel level with respect to the bowl-to-body reference point. For use on all XJ models with fuel bowl drain nipples (all models with Hitachi carbs and XJ1100 models with Mikuni carbs, and all other Mikuni carbs using our HCP8494 drain outlet nipples).
Purchase Price: $ 29.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.95 per day

HCP20990 Aftermarket carb rack re-assembly ALIGNMENT PLATE.
Purchase Price: $ 29.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.95 per day

HCP159 Aftermarket plastic AUXILIARY FUEL TANK, half-gallon capacity. Gravity feed design, not suitable for fuel-injected bikes, but perfect for all XJ models. Includes plastic tank with lid, hanger bracket, fuel line, and an on-off control valve. XJ1100 models will have to use a fuel "T-fitting" to split the outlet hose to the two carb fuel inlet. This is a high-quality, shop-grade tank, not some flimsy chain-store product!
Purchase Price: $ 59.95
Rental Rate: $ 3.95 per day

HCP4 Professional quality sliding-arm FLOAT HEIGHT GAUGE is specifically designed for measuring float heights and features a sliding arm that allows you to accurately measure the distance from the carb body base to any point on the float itself (normally to the top or bottom edge of the float, when the needle is in its "just-barely-closed" position) and then apply this exact same setting to the other carbs. A great time saver for this technically simple, but very time-consuming task.
Purchase Price: $ 59.95
Rental Rate: $ 2.95 per day



Engine, Clutch, Transmission, and Drivetrain System Tools:

HCP16269 Aftermarket PROFESSIONAL COMPRESSION TESTER KIT......this versatile, affordably-priced, accurate set contains everything you'll need to check the "health" of those four holes: a 2-3/4" gauge head---calibrated in psi, kPa, kg/cm2, and bar scales---with an integral pressure-relieved valve, permanently attached to a 10" hose with a quick-release coupler. A complete variety of 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, and 18mm adapter fittings and extensions hoses allows for maximum flexibility and ease of use on all types of engines. Comes in a handy plastic storage case, with a user guide, and a field service kit.
Purchase Price: $ 89.95
Rental Rate: $ 4.95 per day

HCP17850 Aftermarket PROFESSIONAL PRESSURE LEAKDOWN TESTER KIT......this versatile, affordably-priced, accurate set contains everything you'll need to check the "health" of those four holes: gauge head, regulator valve, permanently and a set of extension hoses with 10mm, 12mm, and 14mm fittings for use on all types of 4-stroke engines. Comes in a handy plastic storage case with a user guide. NOTE: requires the use of an air compressor for use.
Purchase Price: $ 159.95
Rental Rate: $ 4.95 per day


dd2) Aftermarket camshaft chain BREAKER AND RIVETER TOOLS, needed to properly break or rivet a master link onto original or replacement cam chains.

HCP8607 Aftermarket cam chain BREAKER AND RIVETER TOOL.
Purchase Price: $ 129.95
Rental Rate: $ 4.95 per day

HCP9203 Aftermarket camshaft or drive CHAIN BREAKER AND RIVETER TOOL SET, comes with a complete set of 3 different size tips, press plates, all contained within a durable plastic case. A professional quality tool designed for shop use.
Purchase Price: $ 109.95
Rental Rate: $ 3.95 per day


HCP10181 Aftermarket VALVE SPRING COMPRESSOR TOOL SET, comes with 5 different size adapters to allow use on all XJ-series engines, including the Maxim-X type multi-valve engines. NOTE: although this screw-type compressor tool comes with five different-sized retainer disc "adapters", you may find that none of the specific adapter sizes fits your valve spring retainers "perfectly". However, you merely need to select the size adapter that most closely fits the retainer size on your engine (never bigger, always smaller than the O.D. of the retainer disc) and use that adapter carefully (so it does not "slip" or "walk off" the edge of the retainer disc as you are applying pressure, as you DO NOT under any circumstances want it to "walk-over" the edge of the retainer and then scar the lifter bucket bore!).

Although the OEM sized adapters fit the retainer discs "perfectly" (and therefore do not pose this "walking and potential scarring of the lifter bucket bore" threat), the huge difference in price between the OEM tools listed above and this complete, high-quality compressor tool set makes it worthy of purchasing, as long as you are careful in its use. Our experience shows that the 30mm adapter will fit the retainer discs very well (or exactly on some models) on the 550-1100 engines (except the 700-X and 750-X water-cooled models). The "X" motors will use the 19mm adapter; but it will not fit the retainer perfectly, but is the closest practical size.

Comes in a handy plastic storage case.
Purchase Price: $ 59.95
Rental Rate: $ 2.95 per day

HCP10543 Aftermarket clutch drum HOLDER TOOL. In order to install the clutch drum retaining nut HCP3204 above, you have to lock the clutch drum and prevent it from turning while the nut is torqued. This tool uses a re-cycled drive plate to hold the basket while the nut is being removed or installed, thus spreading the load more evenly and equally than the HCP9237 tool listed above. Light-duty design is not recommended for shop use, but it works just fine for periodic (individual) use. Fits all XJ550, XJ650, XJ700, XJ750, and XJ900 models.
Purchase Price: $ 24.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.95 per day

HCP9214 Aftermarket driveshaft REMOVER TOOL. Designed to be used with a slide hammer, this special "gear puller jaws" tool is designed to precisely fit around the large gear on the back end of the driveshaft and is used to "yank" and break the driveshaft free of the cross-joint splines, thus allowing the drive shaft to be removed through the rear of the swingarm. For all shaft-drive XJ-series bikes.
Purchase Price: $ 79.95
Rental Rate: $ 3.95 per day

HCP9211 Aftermarket middle drive gear SHAFT NUT REMOVAL SOCKET. Special thin, large diameter recessed hub socket needed to remove the bearing retaining nut on the middle drive gear. For use with all shaft-drive XJ-series except XJ1100 models.
Purchase Price: $ 119.95
Rental Rate: $ 3.95 per day

HCP9210 Aftermarket middle drive gear GEAR LASH MEASURING TOOL. For all XJ1100 models. This tool is designed to be used in conjunction with a dial indicator gauge.
Purchase Price: $ 29.95
Rental Rate: $ 2.95 per day

HCP9213 Aftermarket final drive input pinion gear PINION GEAR REMOVER ADAPTER TOOL. Designed to be used with a slide hammer, this special adapter screws onto the input gear shaft and then you can "bang" it out with a slide hammer tool. For all shaft-drive XJ-series bikes.
Purchase Price: $ 59.95
Rental Rate: $ 3.95 per day

HCP9291 Aftermarket final drive input pinion gear BEARING RETAINER WRENCH. The input shaft bearing is retained by a special retaining ring that requires this pegged drive socket to remove. For all shaft-drive XJ models except XJ1100 models.
Purchase Price: $ 89.95
Rental Rate: $ 3.95 per day

HCP9212 Aftermarket final drive input pinion gear coupler GEAR HOLDER TOOL, necessary for measuring and setting the gear lash correctly or for removing the final drive input shaft. For all XJ-series shaft-drive models.
Purchase Price: $ 159.95
Rental Rate: $ 3.95 per day

HCP9209 Aftermarket final drive output ring gear COLLAR, OIL SEAL, and ROLLER BEARING INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL TOOL SET, necessary for proper removal and installation of these parts. Set of two tools, one for removal and the other for installation. For all XJ-series shaft-drive models.
Purchase Price: $ 129.95
Rental Rate: $ 3.95 per day

HCP9236 Aftermarket waterpump MECHANICAL SEAL INSTALLER TOOL, nice copy of the original Yamaha specialty tool used on all the XJ700-X and XJ750-X water-cooled models.
Purchase Price: $ 69.95
Rental Rate: $ 3.95 per day



HCP1404 Aftermarket ROTOR REMOVAL TOOL, screws into the threaded hub of the alternator, heavy-duty shop-grade tool.
Purchase Price: $ 16.95

and:

HCP6495 Aftermarket ROTOR REMOVAL ATTACHMENT, slides into the end of the internally threaded alternator shaft and prevents the tip of the HCP1404 from "mushrooming" the end of the shaft.
Purchase Price: $ 4.95
Rental Rate (both tools above): $ 0.95 per day



Electrical System Tools:

HCP13065 Aftermarket heavy-duty WIRE CRIMPER TOOL, designed for use with original style "open-barrel" wire terminals. This crimper is a ratchet-design that will not release until the crimp is fully completed, vastly simplifying its use and performance. For 12-22 gauge wire terminals.
Purchase Price: $ 59.95
Rental Rate: $ 3.95 per day

HCP13223 Aftermarket heavy-duty WIRE CRIMPER, STRIPPER, and CUTTER TOOL, professional grade for use with original style "open-barrel" wire terminals. Although this crimper is not a ratchet-design, its long lever arms produce enough force to properly secure the wire to the terminal, vastly simplifying its use and performance. For 14-22 gauge wire terminals.
Purchase Price: $ 89.95
Rental Rate: $ 2.95 per day

HCP14583 Aftermarket super-duty WIRE CRIMPER TOOL, for use with original style "open-barrel" wire terminals. This crimper is a ratchet-design that will not release until the crimp is fully completed. For 12-22 gauge wire terminals. A professional level tool, combines ease of use while achieving crisp and consistent final crimp quality.
Purchase Price: $ 189.95
Rental Rate: $ 4.95 per day

HCP20451 Aftermarket spark plug wire terminal CRIMPING TOOL. This basic, 7-function hand-crimp tool incorporates wire butter, terminal crimper, and wire stripper functions into one handy tool. Black anodized finish with insulated hand grips, crimp slot on end of tool secures most ignition terminals including "W" type, right angle and "High Tower" terminals. Will crimp 7mm to 8.5mm plug wire, and works with 10- to 22-gauge solderless terminals.
Purchase Price: $ 29.95
Rental Rate: $ 1.95 per day

HCP9739 Aftermarket spark plug wire terminal CRIMPING TOOL. This high-quality, professional grade ratcheting tool is easy-to-use feel, but will still achieve a complete and thorough crimp of the wire terminals to the plug wire, preventing future separation or electrical resistance issues. The right tool for the job makes life easier......
Purchase Price: $ 69.95
Rental Rate: $ 2.95 per day



Brake System Tools:

HCP1597 Aftermarket master cylinder CIRCLIP PLIERS, each:
Purchase Price: $ 29.95
Rental Rate: $ 1.95 per day

HCP1743 Aftermarket master cylinder piston bore FLEX HONE, for use with all XJ550 North American (single disc brake) master cylinders, all XJ650 Maxim and Midnight Maxim master cylinders, XJ900 models rear master cylinder, and XJ1100 front master cylinder. Each:
Purchase Price: $ 47.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.95 per day

HCP1744 Aftermarket master cylinder piston bore FLEX HONE, for use with all XJ550 European (dual disc brake) master cylinders, XJ650RJ Seca and XJ650 Turbo master cylinders, all XJ700 models, all XJ750 Maxim and Midnight Maxim models, and all XJ900 front master cylinder. Each:
Purchase Price: $ 49.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.95 per day

HCP1745 Aftermarket master cylinder piston bore FLEX HONE, for use on all XJ750 Seca master cylinders. Each:
Purchase Price: $ 49.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.95 per day

HCP1746 Aftermarket master cylinder piston bore FLEX HONE, for use on all XJ1100 rear master cylinders. Each:
Purchase Price: $ 49.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.95 per day

HCP23116 Aftermarket rear master cylinder PISTON EXTRACTOR TOOL.
Purchase Price: $ 12.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.95 per day

HCP23117 Aftermarket front master cylinder PISTON EXTRACTOR TOOL.
Purchase Price: $ 12.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.95 per day



Suspension System Tools:

HCP4402 Aftermarket DAMPER ROD RETAINING TOOL. This long aluminum tool, with proper sized nuts on each end, is used to retain the top of the fork damper rod (in the bottom of the chrome tube) when removing or installing the damper rod retaining screw. One end has a 19mm hex and the other end has a 22mm hex, so it will fit all styles of XJ-series bikes except 1981-83 XJ750 Seca and XJ1100 models. This tool will make the disassembly of your upper tube from the lower tube much easier!
Purchase Price: $ 29.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.95 per day

- HCP1692 Aftermarket steering head tube BEARING RACE REMOVAL TOOL. This very high quality, split flared-shaft bearing race removal device grasps the edges of the bearing races at four positions and pops them out with ease. Makes a sometimes very frustrating task simple.
Purchase Price: $ 44.95
Rental Rate: $ 2.95 per day

HCP8041 Aftermarket steering stem Ring Nut ADJUSTER WRENCH, special tanged wrench properly grabs the castellations in the ring nuts and holds firm, preventing the rounding-off of the ring nut when trying to loosen or install them using incorrect tools (such as channel lock pliers). Adjusts to a wide range of sizes to fit most bikes. A professional grade tool.
Purchase Price: $ 89.95
Rental Rate: $ 2.95 per day

HCP7850 Aftermarket wheel bearing REMOVAL TOOL SET, heavy-duty complete set of 6 different size split-collar drivers and two drift rods allows you to service any model front or rear wheel bearings on all XJ-series bikes and many other models. Comes in a handy plastic storage case.
Purchase Price: $ 82.95
Rental Rate: $ 1.95 per day

HCP22023 Aftermarket extended depth 19mm SOCKET, used to remove the front wheel axle castle nut on XJ750RL and XJ900 models, and the rear axle castle nut on XJ650, 1981-83 XJ750, and XJ900 models. Chrome-plated, 6-point, 3/8" drive.
Purchase Price: $ 7.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.75 per day

HCP22024 Aftermarket extended depth 22mm SOCKET, used to remove the front wheel axle castle nut on XJ550, XJ650, 1981-83 XJ750, XJ1100 and XS1100 models, and the rear axle castle nut on XJ550, XJ700, and XJ750-X models. Chrome-plated, 6-point, 3/8" drive.
Purchase Price: $ 9.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.75 per day

HCP11336 Aftermarket standard depth 27mm SOCKET, used to remove your swingarm pivot bolt and nut on all XJ650 - XJ1100 models, and the rear axle castle nut on XJ1100 and XS1100 models. Chrome-plated, 6-point, 1/2" drive.
Purchase Price: $ 12.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.75 per day

HCP10530 Aftermarket standard-depth 30mm SOCKET, 1/2"-drive thick-wall impact socket necessary to remove or install the HCP3204 clutch hub nut. Black, 6-point, 1-/2" drive.
Purchase Price: $ 13.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.75 per day

HCP10298 Aftermarket deep-drive 30mm SOCKET, 1/2-drive thin-wall style that will work properly with the HCP1284 spin-on oil filter adapter kit that we offer. Because of the very close tolerances between the outside faces of the nut and the adapter plate recess, you'll need a very thin-wall socket to tighten this nut with. Chrome-plated, 6-point, 1-/2" drive.
Purchase Price: $ 37.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.95 per day

HCP10299 Aftermarket deep-drive 30mm SOCKET, 1/2-drive thin-wall style that will work properly with the HCP1284 spin-on oil filter adapter kit that we offer. Because of the very close tolerances between the outside faces of the nut and the adapter plate recess, you'll need a very thin-wall socket to tighten this nut with. Chrome-plated, 12-point, 1-/2" drive.
Purchase Price: $ 34.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.95 per day

HCP22025 Aftermarket standard depth 32mm SOCKET, used to remove the special oil filter union bolt used on all XJ550 models, and on all factory-equipped oil-cooler systems used on 1984-85 FJ600, XJ650 Turbo, and XJ900 models. Chrome-plated, 6-point, 1/2" drive.
Purchase Price: $ 16.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.75 per day

HCP10300 Aftermarket 3/8"-to-1/2" DRIVE ADAPTER. For use with the HCP10298, HCP10299, HCP10530, HCP11336, HCP22025, or the HCP22947 sockets, and the 10mm and 12mm HCP10302 stud extractors included in the HCP10301 tool kit. Most people have the standard 3/8" drive ratchet wrenches in their tool kits already, and the larger 1/2" drive sockets can be used with those ratchets with this converter/adapter. Chrome-plated, 1/2" male drive, 3/8" female receiver.
Purchase Price: $ 12.95
Rental Rate: $ 0.25 per day when any of the 1/2  drive sockets above are also rented SECTION P:

THE TOOLBOX, UPPER DRAWERS:

--Chemicals, supplies, and general purpose tools.

Most of these items are repeated elsewhere, but consolidated here into their very own happy little Toolbox Section.


TOOL KITS:

gts1) Roadside on-bike TOOL KITS contains an assortment of the "most-necessary" tools needed to service the bike during unplanned on-the-road adventures (everything, that is, except a really big hammer!). Original style kits come in a duplicate black vinyl "fold-over top flap" pouch that looks just the same as the original tool pouches that came with XJ-series bikes of this era, right down to the round yellow snap-closure button. Fits wherever the original tool kit was supposed to fit (varies by model).


HCP1960 OEM original style STANDARD BIKE TOOL KIT, original style plastic fold-over-flap pouch with the embossed "Yamaha" name across the top. Contains: a pair of pliers, an interchangeable-blade screwdriver handle with a fat #2 phillips blade and a long reversible double-ended #1 phillips / flat blade combination; an 8/10mm, a 10/12mm, and a 14/17mm set of combination open-end wrenches; a 19/22mm combo closed-end wrench, 5mm and 6mm allen key wrenches; and a 14mm spark plug "socket" tool and short "breaker bar" for the spark plug socket. Will work for all bikes with 14mm plugs, meaning all XJ650 models, all XJ700 non-X models, all XJ750 models, all XJ900RK and XJ1100 models. Looks very authentic.
$ discontinued

HCP22709 OEM original style DELUXE BIKE TOOL KIT, original style plastic fold-over-flap pouch with the embossed "Yamaha" name across the top. Contains: a pair of pliers, an interchangeable-blade screwdriver handle with a fat #2 phillips blade and a long reversible double-ended #1 phillips / flat blade combination; an 8/10mm, a 10/12mm, and a 14/17mm set of combination open-end wrenches; a 19/22mm combo closed-end wrench, 5, 6, 8, and 10mm allen key wrenches; a mini-spanner wrench for the steering bearing ring nuts; and a 12mm spark plug "socket" tool. Used on all XJ550, 1984-85 FJ600, 1992-98 XJ600 Seca II, and XJ900 S/SH models. Looks very authentic.
$ 189.95

HCP1959 OEM original style DELUXE BIKE TOOL KIT, original style plastic fold-over-flap pouch with the embossed "Yamaha" name across the top. Contains: a pair of pliers, an interchangeable-blade screwdriver handle with a fat #2 phillips blade and a long reversible double-ended #1 phillips / flat blade combination; an 8/10mm, a 10/12mm, and a 14/17mm set of combination open-end wrenches; a 19/22mm combo closed-end wrench, 5, 6, 8, and 10mm allen key wrenches; a mini-spanner wrench for the steering bearing ring nuts; and a 14mm spark plug "socket" tool. Will work for all bikes with 14mm plugs, meaning all XJ650 models, all XJ700 non-X models, all XJ750 air-cooled models, all XJ900RK, RL, N/FN, and F models, and XJ1100 models. Looks very authentic.
$ 179.95

HCP22711 OEM original style DELUXE BIKE TOOL KIT, original style plastic fold-over-flap pouch with the embossed "Yamaha" name across the top. Contains: a pair of pliers, an interchangeable-blade screwdriver handle with a fat #2 phillips blade and a long reversible double-ended #1 phillips / flat blade combination; an 8/10mm, a 10/12mm, and a 14/17mm set of combination open-end wrenches; a 19/22mm combo closed-end wrench, 5, 6, 8, and 10mm allen key wrenches; a mini-spanner wrench for the steering bearing ring nuts; and a deep-reach 12mm spark plug "socket" tool (this tool is very similar to the original tool and has a 17mm hex on the top end to allow a socket or wrench to apply force to it). Used on all XJ700-X and XJ750-X models. Looks very authentic.
$ 189.95


HCP22725 Aftermarket EMERGENCY BIKE TOOL KIT, 29-piece kit comes in handy waterproof, zippered pouch, small enough to fit almost any model (measures only 7  x 4  x 2  thick). Contains: a pair of pliers, an bit-driver handle and the folling bits: #3, #4, and #5 straight blade bits, #1, #2, and #3 phillips-dive bits, #1, #2, and #3 pozi-drive bits, and a drive adapter for use with the following included sockets: 5mm, 6,mm, 7,mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, and 11mm. Also included are 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, and 6mm allen key wrenches, and a miniature straight and phillips-drive screwdriver.
$ 34.95



HCP21434 Aftermarket vinyl reproduction TOOL POUCH, very similar to the original OEM style pouch No tools included, you ll have to fill it with your own! Black vinyl with fold-over flap and metal closure snap. Measures 7  long x 3-3/8  wide.. For all XJ models.
$ 12.95



HCP19990 OEM tool pouch rubber retaining BAND, this short flat black "bungee" band holds the tool kit firmly in place. For all FJ600 models.
$ 22.95

HCP1540 OEM tool pouch rubber retaining BAND, this short flat black "bungee" band holds the tool kit firmly in place in the rear storage compartment and prevents it from rattling around during enthusiastic maneuvers. For all XJ750 Seca models.
$ 7.95

HCP6132 OEM tool pouch rubber retaining BAND, this short flat black "bungee" band holds the tool kit firmly in place in the rear storage compartment and prevents it from rattling around during enthusiastic maneuvers. For all XJ650 Turbo and XJ750 Maxim, Midnight Maxim models.
$ 9.95

HCP1448 OEM tool pouch rubber retaining BAND, this short flat black "bungee" band holds the tool kit firmly in place. For all XJ900RK, RL, N/FN, and F models.
$ 12.95



HCP4290 OEM rear TOOL STORAGE COMPARTMENT, located behind the seat. Lockable, but the HCP524 lock unit is not included. Black plastic as original with hinged door. For all XJ550 Maxim models.
$ 69.95

HCP524 OEM rear storage compartment LOCK ASSEMBLY, comes with 2 keys, for the HCP4290 storage box located behind the seat. For all XJ550 Maxim models.
$ 39.95

HCP4354 OEM rear storage compartment lock assembly rubber GROMMET, use with the lock assembly above.
$ 1.95




HCP4242 OEM rear storage box MOUNTING BOLT, use 2 per box to attach the box to its mounting bracket on all XJ750 Maxim and Midnight Maxim models, and another two per box to mount the bracket to the frame. Each:
$ 3.50



HCP4308 OEM under-seat DOCUMENT HOLDER TRAY, small, flat plastic compartment snaps in place under the seat, on the seat pan, and allows you to carry small documents in safety and a bit of secrecy. For all XJ550 Seca, XJ650 Turbo, and XJ750 Seca models.
$ 21.95



HCP1948 OEM tool storage tray rubber BUMPER, fits into the front lower corners of the tool storage tray and prevents the tray from vibrating against the top of the battery box or air filter housing. Use per tray on all XJ550 models. Each:
$ 2.95

HCP1030 OEM tool storage tray MOUNTING SCREW, use 1 per tray to attach the rear of the tray to its mounting bracket on all XJ550 models. Each:
$ 1.95

HCP2922 Aftermarket tool storage tray MOUNTING SCREW, use 1 per tray to attach the rear of the tray to its mounting bracket on all XJ550 models. Zinc-plated alloy steel, natural finish, panhead phillips-drive, each:
$ 1.50

HCP6714 Aftermarket tool storage tray MOUNTING SCREW, use 1 per tray to attach the rear of the tray to its mounting bracket on all XJ550 models. Button head hex-drive, 18-8 stainless steel, bright finish, each:
$ 1.50

HCP6715 Aftermarket tool storage tray MOUNTING SCREW, use 1 per tray to attach the rear of the tray to its mounting bracket on all XJ550 models. Socket head, hex-drive, black-oxide coated alloy steel, bright finish, each:
$ 1.25

HCP6716 Aftermarket tool storage tray MOUNTING SCREW, use 1 per tray to attach the rear of the tray to its mounting bracket on all XJ550 models. Socket head, hex-drive, 18-8 stainless steel, bright finish, each:
$ 1.50



HCP314 OEM tool storage tray MOUNTING SCREW, use 2 per tray to attach the rear of the tray to the inner fender on all FJ600 models. Zinc-plated alloy steel, panhead, phillips-drive. Each:
$ 2.25

HCP5335 OEM tool storage tray MOUNTING SCREW, use 2 per tray to attach the rear of the tray to the inner fender on all FJ600 models. Black alloy steel, panhead, phillips-drive. Each:
$ 2.25

HCP915 Aftermarket tool storage tray MOUNTING SCREW, use 2 per tray to attach the rear of the tray to the inner fender on all FJ600 models. Zinc-plated alloy steel, panhead, phillips-drive. Each:
$ 1.00

HCP316 Aftermarket tool storage tray MOUNTING SCREW, use 2 per tray to attach the rear of the tray to the inner fender on all FJ600 models. 18-8 stainless steel, panhead, phillips-drive. Each:
$ 1.25

HCP317 Aftermarket tool storage tray MOUNTING SCREW, use 2 per tray to attach the rear of the tray to the inner fender on all FJ600 models. 18-8 stainless steel with a polished button head, hex-drive. Each:
$ 1.50

HCP318 Aftermarket tool storage tray MOUNTING SCREW, use 2 per tray to attach the rear of the tray to the inner fender on all FJ600 models. 18-8 stainless steel with a smooth, polished socket head, hex-drive. Each:
$ 1.50

HCP320 Aftermarket tool storage tray MOUNTING SCREW, use 2 per tray to attach the rear of the tray to the inner fender on all FJ600 models. Black-oxide coated alloy steel with a ribbed socket head. Each:
$ 1.00



HCP315 OEM tool storage tray mounting screw LOCK WASHER, use 1 per tray to attach the rear of the tray to its mounting bracket on all XJ550 models. Each:
$ 2.95

HCP916 Aftermarket zinc-plated alloy steel with a natural finish, tool storage tray mounting screw LOCK WASHER, use 1 per tray to attach the rear of the tray to its mounting bracket on all XJ550 models. Each:
$ 1.25

HCP319 Aftermarket 18-8 stainless steel tool storage tray mounting screw LOCK WASHER, use 1 per tray to attach the rear of the tray to its mounting bracket on all XJ550 models. Each:
$ 1.50

HCP321 Aftermarket black oxide-coated alloy steel tool storage tray mounting screw LOCK WASHER, use 1 per tray to attach the rear of the tray to its mounting bracket on all XJ550 models. Each:
$ 1.75



HCP4248 OEM tool storage tray mounting screw FLAT WASHER, use 1 per tray to attach the rear of the tray to its mounting bracket on all XJ550 models. Each:
$ 2.50

HCP6642 Aftermarket zinc-plated alloy steel with a natural finish, tool storage tray mounting screw FLAT WASHER, use 1 per tray to attach the rear of the tray to its mounting bracket on all XJ550 models. Each:
$ 0.50

HCP6643 Aftermarket 18-8 stainless steel tool storage tray mounting screw FLAT WASHER, use 1 per tray to attach the rear of the tray to its mounting bracket on all XJ550 models. Each:
$ 0.50

HCP14285 Aftermarket black oxide-coated hardened stainless steel tool storage tray mounting screw FLAT WASHER, use 1 per tray to attach the rear of the tray to its mounting bracket on all XJ550 models. Each:
$ 1.00

HCP2173 OEM tool storage tray mounting screw FLAT WASHER, use 2 per tray to attach the rear of the tray to the inner fender on all 1984-85 FJ600 models, original bright finish, each:
$ 1.95



HCP2264 OEM chain-lock storage box MOUNTING SCREW, use 1 per box to attach the upper corner of the box to its frame mounting bracket on all XJ650 models (except Turbo), and all XJ750 models. Each:
$ 2.25

HCP1901 OEM chain-lock storage box MOUNTING SCREW, use 1 per box to attach the upper corner of the box to its frame mounting bracket on all XJ1100 models. Each:
$ 1.25


HCP315 OEM chain-lock storage box mounting screw LOCK WASHER, use 1 per box to attach the upper corner of the box to its frame mounting bracket on all XJ650 models (except Turbo), and all XJ750 models. Each:
$ 2.95

HCP916 Aftermarket zinc-plated alloy steel with a natural finish, chain-lock storage box mounting screw LOCK WASHER, use 1 per box to attach the upper corner of the box to its frame mounting bracket on all XJ650 models (except Turbo), and all XJ750 models. Each:
$ 1.25

HCP319 Aftermarket 18-8 stainless steel chain-lock storage box mounting screw LOCK WASHER, use 1 per box to attach the upper corner of the box to its frame mounting bracket on all XJ650 models (except Turbo), and all XJ750 models. Each:
$ 1.50

HCP321 Aftermarket black oxide-coated alloy steel chain-lock storage box mounting screw LOCK WASHER, use 1 per box to attach the upper corner of the box to its frame mounting bracket on all XJ650 models (except Turbo), and all XJ750 models. Each:
$ 1.75



HCP2174 OEM chain-lock storage box mounting screw FLAT WASHER, use 1 per box to attach the upper corner of the box to its frame mounting bracket on all 1982 XJ750 Seca and 1983 XJ750 Maxim and Midnight Maxim models. Each:
$ 1.95

HCP10825 OEM chain-lock storage box mounting screw FLAT WASHER, use 1 per box to attach the upper corner of the box to its frame mounting bracket on all XJ650 (except Turbo) models, 1981 and 1983 XJ750 Seca models, and 1982 XJ750 Maxim models. Each:
$ 2.95

HCP10069 OEM chain-lock storage box mounting screw FLAT WASHER, use 1 per box to attach the upper corner of the box to its frame mounting bracket on all XJ1100 models. Each:
$ 1.95




HCP14646 Aftermarket handlebar-mount TUBE BAG, black faux leather covered polyurethane tube becomes a great place to store extra tools, supplies, and the like in a convenient old-school way. Hangs below the headlight, has 3.5 liters of storage space, fast-release buckles for installation or removal, and double-stitched zippers for durability. Remove your front fender, hang this bag, grab a cigarette between your teeth, and get that whole James-Dean look. Great for that rat or bobber look. Fits all models without a fairing or without the auxiliary driving light below the main headlight.
$ 49.95




GENERAL PURPOSE TOOLS:

PERSONAL PROTECTION:

"Without safety, there can be no progress".
-Archimedes, 250 B.C.


Work Apron:

Made from a heavy duty canvas material, this mid-length, tie-on MECHANIC'S APRON has fully bound edges, is double-stitched at all stress points, and has front tool pockets to allow you to carry your primary weapons into battle that much easier. One size fits all.

HCP14647 Aftermarket canvas WORK APRON.
$ 38.95



Safety Glasses:

Chemical splashes, metal fragments, paint over-spray, and sharp metal objects at close proximity to your eyeballs is-----as your Mother used to warn you about----"a good way to put your eye out".........which really puts the bummer into your day and your future riding (or lack of) days.

HCP12998 Aftermarket polycarbonate plastic SAFETY GLASSES, the big nerdy-looking kind with large sidepieces that gives you frontal and side protection. Cheap but effective. One size fits all, unless you're a ball player who has been on steroids since age 10 and have a head the size of a basketball.........
$ discontinued

HCP12999 Aftermarket plastic SAFETY GOGGLES, the cool-looking kind that the guys wear when launching F16J's of the carrier deck. Adjustable headband, precision toric lenses material, and their low-profile design along with anti-fog vents makes these the best affordable eye protection you can buy. Military gray. One size fits all.
$ 21.95



Ear Plugs:

Perhaps the most easiest safety device ever invented. Soft expandable tapered foam plugs fit easily and comfortably into the ear canal and prevent constant high-decibel or noise-level "spikes" from wreaking havoc. Wish I had used these in my youth at the Led Zep and UFO concerts! Comes as a "corded" set of plugs so you don't lose just one!!

HCP13055 Aftermarket standard-protection CORDED EAR PLUGS, one set does one head!
$ 1.50

HCP13057 Aftermarket maximum-protection CORDED EAR PLUGS, one set does one head!
$ 1.95



Rubber Work Gloves:

NOTE: latex is a natural rubber product, and skin irritation or even allergic reactions can occur with their use (about 10-15% of all people have allergies or develop allergies to natural rubber, such as skin rashes, itching, etc.). Cuts in your skin your increase your risk of allergic reaction. Some people are also sensitive to the powder used in the powdered style gloves, rather than to the latex itself. And some unlucky souls are sensitive or allergic to both. Sensitivity or allergic reactions can be either almost immediate (within 30 minutes of exposure) or delayed (up to 48 hours later).

Many carb or paint solvents and some petroleum oils will degrade latex back into its gooey, sticky original state!

So we offer a choice of LATEX GLOVES or non-allergenic NITRILE GLOVES, in ultra-thin (for work that requires the maximum in sensitivity), standard thickness, or ultra-thick versions that are chemical and solvent-resistant. Gloves come in either a standard-length (to the wrist) or extended-cuff versions that go over the wrist and up the forearm a bit, offering the ultimate in protection.


Ultra-Thin Gloves:

HCP13022MED Aftermarket black powder-less NITRILE GLOVES, standard-length and ultra-thin, strong enough to protect but with a fully textured skin for great control and "feel" of held objects (why does this sound like a condom commercial?). Box of 100 gloves, medium size.
$ 19.95

HCP13022LRG Aftermarket black powder-less NITRILE GLOVES, same features as above. Box of 100 gloves, large size fits most people.
$ 19.95

HCP13022XLG Aftermarket black powder-less NITRILE GLOVES, same features as above. Box of 100 gloves, extra-large size fits us ham-hock sized folks.
$ 19.95

HCP13022XXL Aftermarket black powder-less NITRILE GLOVES, same features as above. Box of 100 gloves, extra-extra-large size fits super-sized folks.
$ 19.95



HCP13023MED Aftermarket black powder-less NITRILE GLOVES, extended-length cuffs and ultra-thin. Box of 100 gloves, medium size.
$ 22.95

HCP13023LRG Aftermarket black powder-less NITRILE GLOVES, same features as above. Box of 100 gloves, large size fits most people.
$ 22.95

HCP13023XLG Aftermarket black powder-less NITRILE GLOVES, same features as above. Box of 100 gloves, extra-large size fits us ham-hock sized folks.
$ 22.95

HCP13023XXL Aftermarket black powder-less NITRILE GLOVES, same features as above. Box of 100 gloves, extra-extra-large size fits super-sized folks.
$ 22.95



Standard-Thickness Gloves:

HCP11238LRG Aftermarket white powder-less LATEX GLOVES, standard-length and standard thickness. Great for when you don't want to get your hands or under your fingernails stained or discolored. Box of 100 gloves, large size fits almost all people.
$ 12.95

HCP11238XLG Aftermarket white powder-less latex rubber LATEX GLOVES, same features as above. Box of 100 gloves, extra-large size fits us ham-hock sized folks.
$ 12.95



HCP13020MED Aftermarket black powder-less NITRILE GLOVES, standard-length and standard thickness. Box of 100 gloves, medium size.
$ 21.95

HCP13020LRG Aftermarket black powder-less NITRILE GLOVES, same features as above. Box of 100 gloves, large size fits most people.
$ 21.95

HCP13020XLG Aftermarket black powder-less NITRILE GLOVES, same features as above. Box of 100 gloves, extra-large size fits us ham-hock sized folks.
$ 21.95

HCP13020XXL Aftermarket black powder-less NITRILE GLOVES, same features as above. Box of 100 gloves, extra-extra-large size fits super-sized folks.
$ 21.95



Ultra-Thickness Gloves:

HCP11239LRG Aftermarket blue powdered LATEX GLOVES, extended-length and ultra-thick version that resists tears, punctures, and has increased chemical resistance. Extra-long wrist cuff for added protection. Box of 100 gloves, large size fits almost all people.
$ 17.95

HCP11239XLG Aftermarket blue powdered LATEX GLOVES, same features as above. Box of 100 gloves, extra-large size fits us ham-hock sized folks.
$ 18.95



HCP13021MED Aftermarket green powder-less ULTIMATE NITRILE GLOVES, extended-length and ultra-thick resists punctures or tearing and have exceptional solvent and chemical resistance. Flock-lined for comfort and treaded palms and fingers for non-slip security. Box of 50 gloves, medium size.
$ 29.95

HCP13021LRG Aftermarket green powder-less ULTIMATE NITRILE GLOVES, same features as above. Box of 50 gloves, large size fits most people.
$ 29.95

HCP13021XLG Aftermarket green powder-less ULTIMATE NITRILE GLOVES, same features as above. Box of 50 gloves, extra-large size fits us ham-hock sized folks.
$ 29.95

HCP13021XXL Aftermarket green powder-less ULTIMATE NITRILE GLOVES, same features as above. Box of 50 gloves, extra-extra-large size fits super-sized folks.
$ 29.95




Fabric Work Gloves:

The following FABRIC WORK GLOVES feature a very thin and flexible heat-resistant material in the palm and the fingers and a generous wrist cuff to both prevent bunching and for added burn protection. A high-friction material is added along the thumb and forefinger extensions which allows for greater control and manipulation of the objects being held or worked on.

Work Gloves are sized according to the following formula. Make sure you measure around the top of your knuckles or you'll be doing the "if the glove don't fit, you must acquit" thing, because they'll be too tight!:

Measurement of 7 - 8" uses a SMALL glove.
Measurement of 8 - 9" uses a MEDIUM glove.
Measurement of 9 - 11" uses a LARGE glove.
Measurement of 11 - 13" uses an EXTRA LARGE glove.

Gloves are all-black except for brightly colored racing stripes across the back of the glove, the thumb, and the two outer fingers tubes.

All WORK GLOVES are $ 19.95 per pair.


HCP11202BLKSML Small work gloves with black stripes.
HCP11202BLKMED Medium work gloves with black stripes.
HCP11202BLKLRG Large work gloves with black stripes.
HCP11202BLKXLG Extra Large work gloves with black stripes.


HCP11202BLUSML Small work gloves with blue stripes.
HCP11202BLUMED Medium work gloves with blue stripes.
HCP11202BLULRG Large work gloves with blue stripes.
HCP11202BLUXLG Extra Large work gloves with blue stripes.


HCP11202REDSML Small work gloves with red stripes.
HCP11202REDMED Medium work gloves with red stripes.
HCP11202REDLRG Large work gloves with red stripes.
HCP11202REDXLG Extra Large work gloves with red stripes.


HCP11202YELSML Small work gloves with yellow stripes.
HCP11202YELMED Medium work gloves with yellow stripes.
HCP11202YELLRG Large work gloves with yellow stripes.
HCP11202YELXLG Extra Large work gloves with yellow stripes.




HAND TOOLS:

As you'll quickly learn when you are doing a majority of your own mechanical work, the right tools, in the right size, shape, and style needed for the job are a necessity for avoiding the waste of time, effort, and errors.

And you'll also quickly learn what every experienced wrencher knows, holds dear, and has probably learned the hard way-----that quality tools ain't cheap, and, over time, they pay for themselves many times over, and in a variety of different ways. They will perform better, last longer, not damage items or be destroyed in use, and-----as long as you don't lend them to your friends or neighbors!-----will always be there for you, on your side and until the bitter end when an obnoxious screw or seized-tight bolt would shame and lay to waste a lesser tool.....

And, perhaps most important of all, you take better care of quality tools, and take pride in using them correctly, and sometimes that fact alone makes the difference between a task being successfully completed, or going back to square one and starting over.


JIS Screwdrivers:

mt1) Almost every screw on these bikes are "JIS" design screws, JIS standing for Japanese Industrial Standards, and both the depth and design on the phillips-head "slot" is different than typical US slots. In a nutshell, JIS screws (which can be easily identified by the small punched single "dot" on the screw head, in-between two of the screw slots) have both deeper and "squarer" slots and thus can hold more torque than their rest-of-the-world counterparts. They also require a JIS screwdriver to take full advantage of, and to prevent rounding out the slots as typical phillips screwdrivers will do. The more "rounded" edges of a standard phillips-drive screwdriver cannot exert as much torque on the screw head (by design, actually) and will "cam-out" of the slots, taking some of the slot material with it.....and then you have what is affectionately known as a !!#&$!?**#! stripped out screw head!

So it might be a good idea to also invest in a set of quality JIS screwdrivers; trust me, they make a difference (and yes, they can be used on standard phillips-drive screws, too).

We offer these tools in three different quality grades and styles to meet your particular needs:

* Standard-Grade screwdrivers are a low-cost alternative that do a fine job in light-duty use.
* Mechanics-grade screwdrivers are a heavy-duty design and is recommended for the typical home mechanic or shop.
* Impact-grade screwdrivers feature a hardened head  and an internal cam-drive that rotates the shaft about 12-degrees when struck by a hammer -----similar to the operation of an impact driver, but in a much more useful form. These drivers look, feel, and operate just like a mechanic-grade screwdriver above, but can also be given a sturdy whack!  to help persuade frozen fasteners to give up their grip. Highly recommended when working on the carbs (the upper and lower rack bracket screws are a beast to remove without an impact driver ) or in any number of other situations when working on seized or rusted fasteners.


Basic JIS Screwdriver Sets:

HCP21127 Aftermarket JIS-standards STANDARD-GRADE SCREWDRIVER SET. This set of 3 drivers contains one each of standard-length #1, #2, and #3 size phillips-drive, JIS-standard screwdrivers, and this range of sizes will handle everything down to an M2 sized screw (that's tiny, smaller than the size of the petcock faceplate mounting screws) all the way up to the biggest screws commonly used on these bikes. These standard-grade screwdrivers all feature a comfortable gel-covered handle, black-chrome plated steel shafts, and magnetized drive tips.
$ 42.95

HCP17479 Aftermarket JIS-standards MECHANICS-GRADE SCREWDRIVER SET. This set of 3 drivers contains one each of standard-length #1, #2, and #3 size phillips-drive, JIS-standard screwdrivers, and this range of sizes will handle everything down to an M2 sized screw (that's tiny, smaller than the size of the petcock faceplate mounting screws) all the way up to the biggest screws commonly used on these bikes. These mechanics-grade screwdrivers all feature sturdy comfort-grip handles, knurled chrome plated steel shafts, and sure-grip  textured, magnetized drive tips.
$ 49.95


Carb Rebuild Screwdriver Sets:

HCP21183SET Aftermarket JIS-standard MECHANICS-GRADE SCREWDRIVER SET. This set of 3 drivers contains one each of the standard-length #2 and #3 size phillips-drive, JIS-standard screwdrivers, and a stubby straight-blade screwdriver that properly fits the pilot mixture screw slot. This range of sizes will handle everything down to an M3 sized screw all the way up to the largest screws found on the carbs. These mechanics-grade screwdrivers all feature sturdy comfort-grip handles, knurled chrome plated steel shafts, and sure-grip  textured, magnetized drive tips.
$ 54.95

HCP21184SET Aftermarket JIS-standard IMPACT-GRADE SCREWDRIVER SET. This set of 3 drivers contains one each of the standard-length #2 and #3 size phillips-drive, JIS-standard impact screwdrivers, and a stubby straight-blade screwdriver that properly fits the pilot mixture screw slot. This range of sizes will handle everything down to an M3 sized screw all the way up to the largest screws found on the carbs. These mechanics-grade screwdrivers all feature sturdy comfort-grip handles, knurled chrome plated steel shafts, and sure-grip  textured, magnetized drive tips. The inclusion of the impact drivers can make the breakdown of the carb rack much easier.
$ 72.95


Fuel System Service Screwdriver Sets:

These sets are the same as the Carb Rebuild Sets above, but also include the #1 sized phillips-drive JIS-tip screwdriver that will be useful when servicing the petcock.

HCP21185SET Aftermarket JIS-standards MECHANICS-GRADE SCREWDRIVER SET. This set of 4 drivers contains one each of the standard-length #1, #2, and #3 size phillips-drive, JIS-standard screwdrivers, and a stubby straight-blade screwdriver that properly fits the pilot mixture screw slot. This range of sizes will handle everything down to an M3 sized screw all the way up to the largest screws found on the carbs. These mechanics-grade screwdrivers all feature sturdy comfort-grip handles, knurled chrome plated steel shafts, and sure-grip  textured, magnetized drive tips.
$ 64.95

HCP21186SET Aftermarket JIS-standards IMPACT-GRADE SCREWDRIVER SET. This set of 4 drivers contains the standard-length #1 phillips-drive, JIS-standard screwdriver, one each of the #2, and #3 size phillips-drive JIS-tip impact screwdrivers, and a stubby straight-blade screwdriver that properly fits the pilot mixture screw slot. This range of sizes will handle everything down to an M3 sized screw all the way up to the largest screws found on the carbs. These mechanics-grade screwdrivers all feature sturdy comfort-grip handles, knurled chrome plated steel shafts, and sure-grip  textured, magnetized drive tips. The inclusion of the impact drivers can make the breakdown of the carb rack much easier.
$ 84.95


Full Service Screwdriver Sets:

HCP21187SET Aftermarket JIS-standards MECHANICS-GRADE SCREWDRIVER SET. This set of 6 drivers contains a set of standard-length of the #1, #2, and #3 size phillips-drive, JIS-standard screwdrivers, one each of the stubby #1 and #2 size phillips-drive JIS-tip screwdrivers, and a stubby straight-blade screwdriver that properly fits the pilot mixture screw slot. This range of sizes will handle everything down to an M3 sized screw all the way up to the largest screws found on the carbs. These mechanics-grade screwdrivers all feature sturdy comfort-grip handles, knurled chrome plated steel shafts, and sure-grip  textured, magnetized drive tips.
$ 89.95

HCP21188SET Aftermarket JIS-standards IMPACT-GRADE SCREWDRIVER SET. This set of 6 drivers contains a standard-length #1 JIS-tip screwdriver, one each of the #2 and #3 size phillips-drive, JIS-standard impact drivers, one each of the stubby #1 and #2 size phillips-drive, JIS-standard screwdrivers, and a stubby straight-blade screwdriver that properly fits the pilot mixture screw slot. This range of sizes will handle everything down to an M3 sized screw all the way up to the largest screws found on the carbs. These mechanics-grade screwdrivers all feature sturdy comfort-grip handles, knurled chrome plated steel shafts, and sure-grip  textured, magnetized drive tips. The inclusion of the impact drivers makes the removal of stuck or seized fasteners much easier and more convenient. With this set you can rule the world in style!
$ 109.95




Individual JIS-standards Screwdrivers:

The #2 and #3 size phillips-drive screwdrivers fit the most commonly used size screws on the carbs, gauge clusters, etc.

HCP21181 Aftermarket straight-blade STUBBY SCREWDRIVER, short 1  shaft length, modified to properly fit the pilot mixture screw slotted head.
$ 19.95

HCP21130 Aftermarket size #1 JIS-standards STUBBY SCREWDRIVER, for m2-m4 sized screws, short 1  shaft length.
$ 13.95

HCP21131 Aftermarket size #2 JIS-standards STUBBY SCREWDRIVER, for m3-m5 sized screws, short 1  shaft length.
$ 14.95



HCP5900 Aftermarket size #1 JIS-standards SCREWDRIVER, for m2-m4 sized screws, standard 3  shaft length.
$ 14.95

HCP5901 Aftermarket size #2 JIS-standards SCREWDRIVER, for m3-m5 sized screws, standard 4  shaft length.
$ 17.95

HCP5902 Aftermarket size #3 JIS-standards SCREWDRIVER, for m6-m8 sized screws, standard 6  shaft length.
$ 21.95

HCP5903 Aftermarket size #4 JIS-standards SCREWDRIVER, for m8-up sized screws, standard 8  shaft length.
$ 24.95



HCP21135 Aftermarket size #2 JIS-standards IMPACT SCREWDRIVER, for m3-m5 sized screws, standard 4  shaft length.
$ 27.95

HCP21136 Aftermarket size #3 JIS-standards IMPACT SCREWDRIVER, for m6-m8 sized screws, standard 6  shaft length.
$ 29.95




Hex-Key Wrench Sets:

hks2) These bikes are chock full of various sizes allen-drive or HEX KEY fasteners from front to back........so, you're going to need some quality hex wrenches to deal with all of them eventually. And believe us......the last thing you ever want to do is "round out" the head of a hex-key fastener, or, even worse, snap off the hardened steel shaft of the tool inside the fastener head.

All of the following metric allen-head ("hex key") sets come with their own plastic storage caddy.


HCP11340 Aftermarket long-arm STANDARD HEX KEY SET, black heat-treated alloy steel tools contains the following 9 most common sizes: 1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, and 10mm. Nicely organized in their own storage and carrying caddy. Straight tips on both the short and the long arm end. A good basic kit.
$ 10.95

HCP11339 Aftermarket extra long-arm DELUXE BALL-END HEX KEY SET, high strength, heat-treated chrome moly steel tools have a distinctive blue textured finish to allow for easy identification (no mistaking them for SAE wrenches!) and better tool "feel". Laser etched size markings on all the 9 different size: 1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, and 10mm. Nicely organized in their own storage and carrying caddy. Straight tips on short arm and ball-end tips on the long arm allow for easier tool insertion, while the extra length of the long arm allows you to exert more torque on stubborn, stuck fasteners. A great set of affordable, high-quality tools.
$ 24.95

HCP11338 Aftermarket straight-shaft T-HANDLE HEX KEY SET, black oxide coated, heat-treated high-carbon steel tools contains the following 10 sizes: 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm, 8mm, and 10mm. Nicely organized in their own storage rack. Straight tips, black plastic handles for sure grip and handling.
$ 17.95




Impact Driver Set:

it24) Aftermarket heavy-duty IMPACT DRIVER SET. When the going gets tough, the tough reach for their Impact Driver.........this is the tool that saves your bacon when nothing else can, along with eliminating incredible amounts of frustration, effort, and expense when you have a REALLY stuck fastener. Their heavy-duty internal ratchet mechanism stands up to the strongest blows from a hammer, while the tool-grade steel drive tips provide long wear and positive contact. Great for helping to remove frozen carb upper and lower rack bracket screws, stuck engine fasteners, and many other uses. 3/8" drive, comes with a set of 4 short bits: one each of a #2 and #3 phillips, and an 8 and 10mm straight slot bit. Metal storage case included.

HCP9706 Aftermarket heavy-duty IMPACT DRIVER SET, includes a full set of four short bits and a storage case.
$ 19.95

HCP9707 Aftermarket heavy-duty replacement IMPACT DRIVER BITS, includes a full set of four short bits.
$ 11.95

HCP9708 Aftermarket heavy-duty replacement IMPACT DRIVER BITS, includes a full set of the four long bits.
$ 12.95



Torque Wrenches:

hks12) Yep, a TORQUE WRENCH sure can be a pain to use, especially in tight, cramped spaces, and so their use is one the easiest ways to tell a professional mechanic from a wanna-be. The proper torque values for a fastener were not determined by whim-and-fancy, but by engineering principles and mechanical fastener requirements. All it takes is one fastener snapping or stripping out of a threaded aluminum case, and you'll find that the cost and use of an accurate torque wrench is "cheap" compared to the cost of solving the problem!

HCP9972 Aftermarket precision CLICKER TORQUE WRENCH, 3/8" drive head, 20-200 inch-pounds (1.5 to 16 foot pounds), ratchet head and handle made of hardened steel for accuracy and durability. Scale is marked in both metric and SAE torque values for convenience. Comes in a plastic storage case. A good quality, affordable torque wrench for small fastener, low-torque applications. NOTE: please resist the temptation to "cheat" on low-value torque fasteners by using a high-value torque wrench (like the HCP9973 below) to set such fasteners. Torque wrenches, by their design, are only accurate within a certain range of torque values, and totally inaccurate above and below their designated range of values.
$ 69.95

HCP9973 Aftermarket precision CLICKER TORQUE WRENCH, 3/8" drive head, 10-100 foot-pounds with +/- 3 accuracy, ratchet head and handle made of hardened steel for accuracy and durability. Scale is marked in both metric and SAE torque values for convenience. Comes in a plastic storage case. A good quality, affordable torque wrench for small fastener, low-torque applications. NOTE: please resist the temptation to "cheat" on low-value torque fasteners by using a high-value torque wrench (like this one) to set such fasteners. Torque wrenches, by their design, are only accurate within a certain range of torque values, and totally inaccurate above and below their designated range of values.
$ 159.95



Combination Box-End and Closed-End Wrench Sets:

hks13) A good quality set of COMBINATION WRENCHES is vital to working properly on your bike.......the one-size-fits-all vise grips are okay in an emergency but not as your one-and-only "wrench"! And neither does 2 sizes of pliers and a big hammer.............so do yourself a favor, and invest in the proper tools needed to do a proper job.

These professional-grade "combination" wrenches have one end "boxed" (closed) and the other end open, giving you the flexibility to take on and conquer any metric fastener you come across.

The standard wrenches feature a raised central panel, and are made from drop-forged, chrome-plated alloy steel, feature 12-point heads, a zero-degree head offset, and include a canvas storage pouch.

The latest-and-greatest ratcheting gear wrenches combine the flexibility of a flat wrench with the features of a ratchet drive (like with a socket set), and also feature a raised central panel, are made from drop-forged, chrome-plated alloy steel, use the 12-point heads, a zero-degree head offset, and come in a plastic storage tray.



HCP15143 Aftermarket combination open-end/box-end STANDARD COMBINATION WRENCH SET, includes 14 wrenches in the most common sizes you'll need: 6mm thru 19mm sizes in 1mm increments, 12-point box heads, chrome finish, zero-degree offset heads, all in a neat canvas storage pouch.
$ 54.95

HCP19423 Aftermarket combination open-end/box-end STANDARD COMBINATION WRENCH SET, includes 5 wrenches in the most common mid-sizes: 20mm thru 24mm, 12-point box heads, chrome finish, zero-degree offset heads, all in a neat canvas storage pouch.
$ 34.95

HCP15145 Aftermarket combination open-end/box-end STANDARD COMBINATION WRENCH SET, includes6 wrenches in the really big and beefy sizes: 25mm, 26mm, 27mm, 29mm, 30mm, and 32mm, 12-point box heads, chrome finish, zero-degree offset heads, all in a neat canvas storage pouch.
$ 59.95



HCP15151 Aftermarket combination open-end/box-end RATCHETING COMBINATION WRENCH SET, includes 7 wrenches in the most common sizes that you'll need: 8mm 10mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, and 18mm, 12-point box heads, chrome finish, zero-degree offset, in a plastic storage tray.
$ 69.95

HCP15152 Aftermarket combination open-end/box-end RATCHETING COMBINATION WRENCH SET, includes 12 wrenches in the most common sizes: 8mm thru 19mm in 1mm increments, 12-point box heads, chrome finish, zero-degree offset, in a plastic storage tray.
$ 109.95

HCP15153 Aftermarket combination open-end/box-end X-TRA LONG RATCHETING COMBINATION WRENCH SET, includes 16 wrenches in the most common sizes: 8mm thru 22mm in 1mm increments, and a 24mm wrench, 12-point box heads, chrome finish, zero-degree offset, in a plastic storage tray. These extra-long wrenches are about 25" longer than standard wrenches, allowing you to exert greater torque on a fastener when necessary.
$ 239.95




Socket and Ratchet Sets:

hks14) A good quality SOCKETS AND RATCHET WRENCH SET is also vital to working properly on your bike....and much more convenient, at times, than box- or open-end wrenches. These sockets and ratchet wrench sets
feature a heavy-duty design, capable of being used as standard hand sockets or in impact wrenches or guns.


HCP15154 Aftermarket 3/8" drive SOCKETS AND RATCHET WRENCH SET is made from a black oxide-coated alloy steel material, and features a radiused-corner design in the sockets to prevent rounding off of those really stuck fasteners. All sockets are 6-point design for maximum torque potential, and this 26-piece set includes both standard and deep sockets in 7mm - 19mm sizes, by 1mm increments, and a heavy-duty reversible drive ratchet handle. Comes in a sturdy molded plastic case.
$ 69.95

HCP15155 Aftermarket 3/8" drive SOCKETS AND RATCHET WRENCH SET is made from a chrome-moly alloy steel material, and features a radiused-corner design in the sockets to prevent rounding off of those really stuck fasteners. All sockets are 6-point design for maximum torque potential, and this29-piece set includes both standard and deep sockets in 8mm - 22mm sizes, by 1mm increments, a heavy-duty reversible drive ratchet handle, and a universal swivel joint. Comes in a sturdy molded plastic case.
$ 114.95


HCP15157 Aftermarket 3/8" drive SOCKETS AND RATCHET WRENCH SET is made from a high-strength alloy steel material, and features a radiused-corner design in the sockets to prevent rounding off of those really stuck fasteners. All sockets are 6-point design for maximum torque potential, and this professional quality, 35-piece set includes both standard and deep thin-wall sockets in 7mm - 22mm sizes, by 1mm increments, a heavy-duty reversible drive, quick-release ratchet handle, a universal swivel joint, and a 3" and 6" length "wobble" extension for the maximum flexibility in use. Comes in a sturdy molded plastic case.
$ 169.95

HCP15158 Aftermarket 3/8" drive SOCKETS AND RATCHET WRENCH SET is made from a high-strength alloy steel material, and features a radiused-corner design in the sockets to prevent rounding off of those really stuck fasteners. All sockets are 12-point design for maximum flexibility, and this professional quality, 35-piece set includes both standard and deep thin-wall sockets in 7mm - 22mm sizes, by 1mm increments, a heavy-duty reversible drive, quick-release ratchet handle, a universal swivel joint, and a 3" and 6" length "wobble" extension for the maximum flexibility in use. Comes in a sturdy molded plastic case.
$ 169.95




Specialty Sockets and Wrenches:

it56) Aftermarket specialty SOCKETS and ADAPTERS are for specific-use purposes as described below.


HCP22023 Aftermarket extended depth 19mm SOCKET, used to remove the front wheel axle castle nut on XJ750RL and XJ900 models, and the rear axle castle nut on XJ650, 1981-83 XJ750, and XJ900 models. Chrome-plated, 6-point, 3/8" drive.
$ 7.95

HCP22024 Aftermarket extended depth 22mm SOCKET, used to remove the front wheel axle castle nut on XJ550, XJ650, 1981-83 XJ750, XJ1100 and XS1100 models, and the rear axle castle nut on XJ550, XJ700, and XJ750-X models. Chrome-plated, 6-point, 3/8" drive.
$ 9.95

HCP11336 Aftermarket standard depth 27mm SOCKET, used to remove your swingarm pivot bolt and nut on all XJ650 - XJ1100 models, and the rear axle castle nut on XJ1100 and XS1100 models. Chrome-plated, 6-point, 1/2" drive.
$ 12.95

HCP10530 Aftermarket standard-depth 30mm SOCKET, 1/2"-drive thick-wall impact socket necessary to remove or install the HCP3204 clutch hub nut. Black, 6-point, 1-/2" drive.
$ 13.95


HCP22947 Aftermarket standard-depth 30mm SOCKET, 1/2-drive thin-wall style that will work properly with the HCP1284 spin-on oil filter adapter kit that we offer. Because of the very close tolerances between the outside faces of the nut and the adapter plate recess, you'll need a very thin-wall socket to tighten this nut with. Chrome-plated, 12-point, 1-/2" drive. NOTE: this is a standard (rather than deep) depth socket, and thus it may not work on some models. Yamaha drilled the threaded depth of the oil passage hole (in the engine case, where the threaded stud in our conversion kit will thread into) different lengths on different engines. Since the stud used with our kits must be fully threaded (i.e. bottomed ) into this threaded hole to work properly, that in turn will leave exposed, on the filter side of the plate, a different length of threads on which to install the retaining nut. And since this socket is used to tighten the retaining nut onto the protruding threads of the stud that sticks up from the adapter plate, there may be engines that have the passage hole drilled shallow, thus resulting in more exposed stud threads protruding from the adapter plate & & &enough extra thread (4-5) that will not allow this standard-depth socket to fully fit over (and thus fully reach  and tighten the retaining nut all the way down as required). Our experience shows that about 80% of engines have their passage hole drilled deeply enough to allow the use of this standard depth socket to fully tighten the retaining nut without bottoming out. For the other 20% of engines ---- you ll need to use one of the deep-drive sockets listed below. Unfortunately, we have no way of telling whether your particular engine has the deeply threaded hole (and thus allows the use of this socket) or not & &it appears to be a random thing.
$ 17.95

HCP10298 Aftermarket deep-drive 30mm SOCKET, 1/2-drive thin-wall style that will work properly with the HCP1284 spin-on oil filter adapter kit that we offer. Because of the very close tolerances between the outside faces of the nut and the adapter plate recess, you'll need a very thin-wall socket to tighten this nut with. Chrome-plated, 6-point, 1-/2" drive.
$ 37.95

HCP10299 Aftermarket deep-drive 30mm SOCKET, 1/2-drive thin-wall style that will work properly with the HCP1284 spin-on oil filter adapter kit that we offer. Because of the very close tolerances between the outside faces of the nut and the adapter plate recess, you'll need a very thin-wall socket to tighten this nut with. Chrome-plated, 12-point, 1-/2" drive.
$ 34.95


HCP22025 Aftermarket standard depth 32mm SOCKET, used to remove the special oil filter union bolt used on all XJ550 models, and on all factory-equipped oil-cooler systems used on 1984-85 FJ600, XJ650 Turbo, and XJ900 models. Chrome-plated, 6-point, 1/2" drive.
$ 16.95


HCP10300 Aftermarket 3/8"-to-1/2" DRIVE ADAPTER. For use with the HCP10298, HCP10299, HCP10530, HCP11336, HCP22025, or the HCP22947 sockets, and the 10mm and 12mm HCP10302 stud extractors included in the HCP10301 tool kit. Most people have the standard 3/8" drive ratchet wrenches in their tool kits already, and the larger 1/2" drive sockets can be used with those ratchets with this converter/adapter. Chrome-plated, 1/2" male drive, 3/8" female receiver.
$ 12.95




Extraction Tools:

When it needs to come out, and it tries to stay in place, these tools can help!

it33) Aftermarket handheld EZ-OUT AND LEFT-HAND DRILL BITS SET. Perhaps one of the most important tools you can own when working with older vehicles, as you WILL eventually shear off the head of a screw or bolt and will have to "drill it out". EZ-Outs, of course, are hardened steel spiral extractors that dig into a drilled hole through the center of a fastener for removal, while left-hand (reverse rotation) drill bits "bite" in the opposite direction from a standard drill bit, therefore applying a counter-clockwise (loosening) force to a fastener. These tools can save you a lot of frustration when "the inevitable" happens to you!

HCP9967 Aftermarket EZ-OUT & LEFT-HAND DRILL BITS SET, contains 5 different sizes of extractors (sizes #1 - 5) and 5 different sizes of high-speed, cobalt-coated steel left-hand drill bits (5/64, 7/64, 5/32, 1/4, and 19/64" sizes). Metal storage case included.
$ 49.95




it54) Aftermarket broken stud EXTRACTOR TOOL KIT. Common problem: you snap or shear off the head of a fastener, now what do you do? This happens quite a bit on your exhaust manifold studs and also with the intake manifold bolts. As long as you have a bit of the broken stud remaining outside of the cylinder head threaded hole (in other words, the fastener has not broken off "flush"), then a stud extractor tool is what's going to save your day. Similar in concept to a "ez-out", but these tools have their "biting" surfaces on the inside of a socket-type housing, so that the hardened steel ridges bite into the stud and allow you to extract it. Also works great on screw or bolt heads that have had the drive slot ruined or the bolt head rounded off.

HCP10302 Aftermarket 6mm STUD EXTRACTOR......this is the correct size for both the exhaust headpipe studs and the intake manifold bolts in the cylinder head, which are the most common fasteners that you'll need to use these extractor tools on. You simply pound this extractor onto the stud, and then use an open-end wrench to twist it out.
$ 69.95

HCP10301 Aftermarket complete STUD EXTRACTOR TOOLS SET. Complete set of 4 different size extractors, and these can be used with ratchet wrenches for ease of removal. Contains one each of a 6mm and 8mm extractors (which can be used with 3/8" drive ratchets) and one each of a 10mm and 12mm extractors (which can be used with 1/2" drive ratchets). You simply pound the extractor onto the stud, and then use an appropriate sized ratchet wrench to twist it out. Comes in a molded storage case.
$ 59.95



js44) Aftermarket dual-tip SEAL PULLER. Our large HCP9801 style puller features curved dual tips on a rounded head allows you to "lever out" large, thick rubber seals safely and properly, while the smaller HCP9961 puller works better with smaller seals (such as on your shifter side cover). These tools are a much better solution than trying to use a screwdriver to pry out seals as they eliminate the risk of scratching or damaging the seal land.

HCP9801 Aftermarket rubber LARGE SEAL PULLER TOOL.
$ 11.95

HCP9961 Aftermarket rubber SMALL SEAL PULLER TOOL.
$ 10.95



v) Aftermarket small parts TWEEZER. These 5" long, nickel-plated jewelers tweezers are small enough to reach into tight passages and have pointed tips to grab items easily and securely.

HCP1413 Aftermarket small parts TWEEZER.
$ 5.00



u) Aftermarket o-ring and seal PICK TOOL SET. A very handy set of 4 different style o-ring removal - dental-picks, in a variety of pick angles and styles, all in a handy plastic storage pouch. The HCP1411 picks are a high-quality, professional use style that feature individual pick shafts that interchange into a 5" long, knurled, easy-grip handle, and are small enough to fit easily into the tiny idle mixture screw bores and other such passages. The HCP9974 style feature four different individual picks, each secured into their own impact-resistant, sure-grip plastic handle.

HCP1411 Aftermarket set of four different o-ring and small oil seal PICKS, metal handles.
$ 22.95

HCP9974 Aftermarket set of four different o-ring and small oil seal PICKS, plastic handles, good inexpensive set.
$ 14.95



it32) Aftermarket handheld CENTER PUNCH is useful for making punch points when starting drill bits, etc. These small (5" long, 1/2" diameter knurled body) punches have a hardened alloy steel punch tip, and does not require the use of a striking hammer.

NOTE: the float pin on Mikuni carbs is held in via a friction fit on one end of the pin, and it is not uncommon for these pins to become seized in the posts.........however, one end of the pin is not (from the factory) "mushroomed"................if yours are, it's probably because someone was pounding at it with a punch trying to get it loose, and weren't able to. Any amount of "swollen" or mushrooming of the end of the pin should be gently removed with a file or similar tool, before pin extraction is attempted.

But even in the best of cases, because of the "friction-fit" design of these pins, removing them can be a tricky process. We then recommend you try this trick:

and use a proper sized center-punch (like our HCP17638) to gently punch out the pin. Some good info and images can be found here:

http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php?threads/19168

But whatever you do, don't try to "force" it out, or it might end up like this:

http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php?threads/17843


HCP17638 Aftermarket miniature hand-held CENTER PUNCH, proper sized thin point tip is the perfect size for driving out the float pins on Mikuni carbs. Adjustable punch force control and a knurled, sure-grip handle makes this a "must-have" tool when working on your carbs.
$ 18.95

HCP17689 Aftermarket replacement PUNCH TIP for the HCP17638 center punch above.
$ 4.95


HCP9975 Aftermarket miniature hand-held CENTER PUNCH. This punch works exactly like the HCP17638 above, but it has a much broader tip (too large to be used for float pins).
$ 14.95




it62) Aftermarket handheld PIN PUNCH SET allows you do drive out roll pins and such safely and properly. Hard to find metric size punch set contains eight different size punches (1.5mm, 2.0mm, 3.0mm, 4.0mm, 5.0mm, 5.5mm, 6.0mm, and 8.0mm) and comes in a storage pouch.

HCP14192 Aftermarket metric PIN PUNCH SET.
$ 24.95




Files and Gasket Scrapers:

HCP15410 Aftermarket 3/8" square GASKET SCRAPER, 3" long bar of square tool steel cutting block works as an exceptional gasket removal device when it's held flat and worked back-and-forth against a surface such as a cylinder head, the jugs, crankcase cover opening flanges, etc. Simple, easy to use, long-lasting. Will not work on any surface that requires gasket removal in a "recessed" area. Removes old engine case cover or cylinder head gasket remnants effortlessly.
$ 5.95

HCP15434 Aftermarket 3/* square GASKET SCRAPER, 3" long bar of square cobalt-impregnated, tool steel cutting block works as an exceptional gasket removal device when it's held flat and worked back-and-forth against a surface such as a cylinder head, the jugs, crankcase cover opening flanges, etc. Simple, easy to use, will last a lifetime. Will not work on any surface that requires gasket removal in a "recessed" area. Removes old engine case cover or cylinder head gasket remnants effortlessly.
$ 7.95




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



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 HCP13103 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




vv2) Aftermarket small parts NEEDLE FILES SET. This set of 12 miniature swiss files allows you to easily get into those tight spots with precise control. A variety of files----round, flat, triangle---all have easy-grip round knurled handles. Each file is approximately, 6" long.

HCP9802 Aftermarket small parts NEEDLE FILES SET.
$ 19.95




Miscellaneous Tools:

it31) Aftermarket magnetic PARTS STORAGE TRAYS are handy for keeping fasteners and tools in ONE place while you're on your back wrenching. Rubber-backing prevents scratching whatever they're attached to, while their high-strength permanent magnets allow them to be used in any position, even upside-down.

HCP9964 Aftermarket 6" diameter round MAGNETIC PARTS STORAGE TRAY.
$ 8.95

HCP9964 Aftermarket 5 x 9" rectangular MAGNETIC PARTS STORAGE TRAY.
$ 14.95




it34) Aftermarket TELESCOPING MAGNETIC TOOL, also known as a "parts retrieval" tool. Slim, small (1/2" diameter) permanent magnetic tip extends up to 30" to allow you to get into small, deep spots and grab any iron-based material. Also works great for checking steel to determine whether it's stainless or not (stainless steel is much less---or not at all---magnetic as compared to regular alloy steels). Features a special "power-cap" magnetic cover that prevents the magnet from attaching to unwanted surfaces. Can lift five pounds.

HCP9968 Aftermarket TELESCOPING MAGNETIC PICK-UP TOOL.
$ 14.95



Visual Aids:

it46) Aftermarket hi-resolution viewing BOROSCOPE. These amazing devices use a miniature hi-resolution (7200 pixels) camera mounted on the end of a 1/4" diameter flexible (non-obedient) or a 3/8" diameter fixed (obedient) shaft and which allows you to probe all the dark, hidden recesses of things and then display what's "in there" on a full-color screen. Want to see what condition your cylinder walls are in, without pulling the head?: then go in with the magic wand thru the spark plug hole and get a lighted, detailed view. Condition of your primary chain guide? The deep dark recesses of your fuel tank? Just like Superglue, these have a 101 uses.....probably more.

A pressure-sensitive, momentary-on housing mounted light switch allows you to illuminate objects with a powerful halogen lamp and explore items within 3/4" of an inch away, and within a 40-degree field of view, while an integrated focus ring allows for smooth, continuous focusing precision.

HCP10306 Aftermarket BOROSCOPE with 18" long non-obedient shaft.
$ 154.95

HCP10305 Aftermarket BOROSCOPE with 18" long obedient shaft.
$ 154.95

HCP10307 Aftermarket BOROSCOPE with 18" long non-obedient shaft and with obedient shaft attachment......giving you the best of both worlds. This unit also comes with a replacement light bulb, a mirror attachment on the end of the shaft (to provide 90-degree viewing abilities), and a magnetic tip for parts-retrieval tasks.
$ 229.95



it26) Aftermarket waterproof mini LED FLASHLIGHTS feature super-bright, ultra-white, long-life LED's illuminate what you want to see, when you want to see it. Great to have in your toolbox, and small enough to store and carry on your bike. Powered by 3 AAA batteries, their o-ring seals make them water resistant enough to carry around with you on the road.

HCP9976 Aftermarket waterproof mini 9-LED FLASHLIGHT, black plastic case, includes batteries.
$ 7.95

HCP9977 Aftermarket waterproof mini 5-LED FLASHLIGHT, natural aluminum case, includes batteries.
$ 13.95



it27) Aftermarket LED HEADLIGHT, not for your bike but for your head! This handy head-worn light has a rubber and elastic headband and features 9 super-bright Xenon ultra-white, long-life LED's to illuminate what you want to see, when you want to see it, and allows you to keep your hands free to concentrate on fully at the job you're working on. Powered by 3 AAA batteries, which are included.

HCP9978 Aftermarket LED HEADLAMP.
$ 29.95




Infrared Thermometer:

it22) Aftermarket 1000-F degree INFRARED THERMOMETER. A very high quality, very useful tool to have when trying to diagnose a variety of engine and chassis problems. Laser-pointer makes it a simple point-and-shoot tool that takes almost instantaneous readings with a +/- 5-degree range of accuracy. Check exhaust header pipes for equal temperature (a really useful carb tuning procedure), brake rotors, cylinder heads, tires, and much more. Includes a storage case, batteries, and detailed usage instructions.

HCP9803 Aftermarket INFRARED THERMOMETER.
$ 109.95




Heat Gun:

it23) Aftermarket 1100-F degree FLAMELESS HEAT GUN. This good quality, inexpensive heat gun is useful in a variety of situations. Great for helping to remove frozen carb and engine fasteners (it quickly heats up the metal surrounding the stuck fastener, helping to un-seize the fastener threads), applying electrical shrink tubing, removing decals and stripes, and other tasks. Two-speed/heat settings, 600-F and 1000-F. 120V. Can be used stand-alone with supporting clip or hand-held. Includes a air concentrator nozzle. For light-duty use only!

HCP9809 Aftermarket flameless HEAT GUN.
$ 39.95

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GENERAL PURPOSE TOOLS:

The Zestfully Clean  Section:


Cleaning and Polishing Tools and Supplies:

ft2) Aftermarket twisted-stem WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSHES. The greatest tool ever invented for cleaning bored and threaded holes, such as in carb bodies, float bowls, even master cylinder piston bores. Available in either 18-8 stainless steel or brass, these brushes not only help make the job of cleaning parts so much easier, but also insure that threaded passages are clean, clean, clean and less likely to strip or deform when fasteners are inserted once again. All brushes have a "finger-loop" in the end to make twisting action easier. Stainless brushes will last longer and can clean more aggressively, so be gentle when using them on aluminum carb bodies and bowls. Brass brushes are gentle on soft metals like carb bodies, but require more effort to produce a cleaner surface and wear out more quickly.


Stainless Steel Wire Bristle Brushes:

HCP1288SS Aftermarket STAINLESS STEEL WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 3mm diameter, useful for cleaning the needle entry port of the emulsion tube.
$ 3.95

HCP1406SS Aftermarket STAINLESS STEEL WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 4.5mm diameter, the right size for the emulsion tube internal bore, and the brake hose union bolts.
$ 4.25

HCP1407SS Aftermarket STAINLESS STEEL WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 5.5mm diameter, great for the idle mixture screw port threads, the air jet threads, the internal passage within the fuel supply pipes, and the carb bowl drain screw threads.
$ 4.95

HCP1408SS Aftermarket STAINLESS STEEL WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 8.0mm diameter, great for the throttle shaft bore and the emulsion tube bore.
$ 5.95

HCP1409SS Aftermarket STAINLESS STEEL WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 9.5mm diameter, great for the float valve seat threaded bore in all Hitachi carb bodies, and the fuel supply pipe bores within the carb body.
$ 6.95

HCP1410SS Aftermarket STAINLESS STEEL WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 11.0mm diameter, great for the YICS passage in the cylinder head, the choke plunger seat bore in the carb body, and the float valve seat bores in all Mikuni carbs.
$ 7.95

HCP2762SS Aftermarket STAINLESS STEEL WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 12.5mm diameter, used for the master cylinder bore in XJ550 (North American models) master cylinders.
$ 8.75

HCP2912SS Aftermarket STAINLESS STEEL WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 14.5mm diameter, great for the master cylinder bore in XJ650 Maxim and XJ1100 rear master cylinders.
$ 8.95

HCP2764SS Aftermarket STAINLESS STEEL WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 15.8mm diameter, great for the fuel/air passage bore in the carb body, and the master cylinder bore in XJ550 Euro, XJ650 Euro, XJ650RJ Seca, XJ650 Turbo, XJ700, XJ750, and XJ900 front master cylinders.
$ 9.95

HCP2766SS Aftermarket STAINLESS STEEL WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 19.0mm diameter, not really useful for anything carb related, but a really meaty, beefy, big and bouncy brush that looks really impressive in your toolbox!
$ 10.50

HCPSS-SET Complete set of nine different STAINLESS STEEL WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSHES SET (all sizes except the 19.0mm), gives you all the sizes needed to clean your carbs, YICS port, and master cylinder bore (when that time comes).
$ 39.95


Brass-Wire Bristle Brushes

HCP1288BR Aftermarket BRASS WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 3mm diameter, useful for cleaning the needle entry port of the emulsion tube.
$ 3.75

HCP1406BR Aftermarket BRASS WIRE BRISTLE BRUSH, 4.5mm diameter, the right size for the emulsion tube internal bore, and the brake hose union bolts.
$ 3.95

HCP1407BR Aftermarket BRASS WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 5.5mm diameter, great for the idle mixture screw port threads, the air jet threads, the internal passage within the fuel supply pipes, and the carb bowl drain screw threads.
$ 4.50

HCP1408BR Aftermarket BRASS WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 8.0mm diameter, great for the throttle shaft bore and the emulsion tube bore.
$ 4.95

HCP1409BR Aftermarket BRASS WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 9.5mm diameter, great for the float valve seat threaded bore in all Hitachi carb bodies, and the fuel supply pipe bores within the carb body.
$ 5.75

HCP1410BR Aftermarket BRASS WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 11.0mm diameter, great for the YICS passage in the cylinder head, the choke plunger seat bore in the carb body, and the float valve seat bores in all Mikuni carbs.
$ 5.95

HCP2762BR Aftermarket BRASS WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 12.5mm diameter, used for the master cylinder bore in XJ550 (North American models) master cylinders.
$ 6.25

HCP2912BR Aftermarket BRASS WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 14.5mm diameter, great for the master cylinder bore in XJ650 Maxim and XJ1100 rear master cylinders.
$ 6.95

HCP2764BR Aftermarket BRASS WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 15.8mm diameter, great for the fuel/air passage bore in the carb body, and the master cylinder bore in XJ550 Euro, XJ650 Euro, XJ650RJ Seca, XJ650 Turbo, XJ700, XJ750, and XJ900 front master cylinders.
$ 7.95

HCP2766BR Aftermarket BRASS WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 19.0mm diameter, not really useful for anything carb related, but a really big, beefy, meaty, bouncy brush that looks really impressive in your toolbox!
$ 8.95

HCPBR-SET Complete set of nine different BRASS WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSHES SET (all sizes except the 19.0mm), gives you all the sizes needed to clean your carbs, YICS port, and master cylinder bore (when that time comes).
$ 37.95




ft6) Aftermarket plastic-handled CLEANING TOOTHBRUSHES are great for general cleaning and grunge removal, very handy to keep a few of these around. The garden-variety standard "headless" brushes are just like regular toothbrushes, while the deluxe "headed" style brushes feature additional rows of 135-degree angled brushes at the head (or "snout") of the brush, making it possible to reach into restricted areas and "scrub" smaller areas that the main body of the brush won't or can't reach.

These "headed" brushes are a great time saver and one of the most useful tools that we own......we start to get all panicky and break out in cold chills whenever we start running low on them! And once you try them, we'll wager you'll never go back to the standard style, either..............perfect for cleaning into all the nooks and crannies of carb bodies and bowls, brake calipers, inside oil pans, etc.


HCP9971 Aftermarket standard (headless) nylon-bristles CLEANING TOOTHBRUSH, 7" long, 3 columns wide by 7 rows deep.
$ 1.95

HCP12382NY Aftermarket deluxe "headed" nylon-bristles CLEANING TOOTHBRUSH, 7" long, 3 columns wide by 7 rows deep.
$ 3.95


HCP9970 Aftermarket standard (headless) brass bristle-wire CLEANING TOOTHBRUSH, 7" long, 3 columns wide by 7 rows deep.
$ 1.95

HCP12382BR Aftermarket deluxe "headed" brass bristle-wire CLEANING TOOTHBRUSH, 7" long, 3 columns wide by 7 rows deep.
$ 3.95


HCP9969 Aftermarket standard (headless) stainless steel bristle-wire CLEANING TOOTHBRUSH, 7" long, 3 columns wide by 7 rows deep.
$ 1.95

HCP12382SS Aftermarket deluxe "headed" stainless steel bristle-wire CLEANING TOOTHBRUSH, 7" long, 3 columns wide by 7 rows deep.
$ 3.95




cps2) Aftermarket high-quality WET-OR-DRY FINISHING SHEETS. Since these don't contain "sand", we really can't call them "sandpaper", but you get the idea. A large assortment of ultra-fine finishing paper is just the trick to polish the vacuum pistons and piston bores in your carbs, or master cylinder and brake caliper bores, ridding them of any surface oxidation and minor imperfections that will create interference or friction and prevent the pistons from moving freely---causing all sorts of high-idle (and other problems) in your carbs, or dragging brakes in your calipers. Our recommendation is to start with the 400- or 600-grit paper and move up 200 grit at a time until you get the bores micro-polished to an incredible smooth finish. One 9.5" x 11" sheet of each size will be enough to do four carbs or one pair of calipers; use two sheets of the 5-1/2" x 11" super-fine grit paper.

Of course, this premium finishing paper is just the thing you'll need for prepping any painted surface for painting.

HCP8594 Aftermarket premium grade 400-grit FINISHING PAPER, single sheet, 9.5" x 11". Each:
$ 2.50

HCP8594SET10 Aftermarket premium grade 400-grit FINISHING PAPER, single sheet, 9.5" x 11". Set of 10 sheets:
$ 18.95


HCP8596 Aftermarket premium grade 600-grit FINISHING PAPER, single sheet, 9.5" x 11". Each:
$ 2.50

HCP8596SET10 Aftermarket premium grade 600-grit FINISHING PAPER, single sheet, 9.5" x 11". Set of 10 sheets:
$ 18.95


HCP8597 Aftermarket premium grade 800-grit FINISHING PAPER, single sheet, 9.5" x 11". Each:
$ 2.50

HCP8597SET10 Aftermarket premium grade 800-grit FINISHING PAPER, single sheet, 9.5" x 11". Set of 10 sheets:
$ 18.95


HCP8598 Aftermarket premium grade 1000-grit FINISHING PAPER, single sheet, 5.5" x 11". Each:
$ 1.50

HCP8598SET10 Aftermarket premium grade 1000-grit FINISHING PAPER, single sheet, 5.5" x 11". Set of 10 sheets:
$ 10.95


HCP8599 Aftermarket premium grade 1200-grit FINISHING PAPER, single sheet, 5.5" x 11". Each:
$ 1.95

HCP8599SET10 Aftermarket premium grade 1200-grit FINISHING PAPER, single sheet, 5.5" x 11". Set of 10 sheets:
$ 14.95


HCP8600 Aftermarket premium grade 1500-grit FINISHING PAPER, single sheet, 5.5" x 11". Each:
$ 1.95

HCP8600SET10 Aftermarket premium grade 1500-grit FINISHING PAPER, single sheet, 5.5" x 11". Set of 10 sheets:
$ 14.95


HCP8601 Aftermarket premium grade 2000-grit FINISHING PAPER, single sheet, 5.5" x 11". Each:
$ 1.95

HCP8601SET10 Aftermarket premium grade 2000-grit FINISHING PAPER, single sheet, 5.5" x 11". Set of 10 sheets:
$ 14.95



HCPSANDSET1 Your choice, mix-and-match, any 5 full-size sheets of 400-800 grit paper grades listed above.
$ 10.95

HCPSANDSET2 Your choice, mix-and-match, any 5 half-size sheets of 1000-2000 grit paper grades listed above.
$ 7.95

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SECTION P:

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.


HCP1264 Aftermarket fastener ANTI-SEIZE PASTE, standard grade aluminum-based in a 1-ounce squeeze tube, for smaller jobs.
$ 4.95

HCP1265 Aftermarket fastener ANTI-SEIZE PASTE, standard grade aluminum-based formula in a 4-ounce tub with a brush-lid, for larger jobs.
$ 5.95

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!
$ 9.95


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!
$ 9.95


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: unless otherwise specified, the following products 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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 LOCKING FLUID, 6-ounce 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.......
$ 8.95

HCP1267 Semi-Permanent THREAD LOCKING FLUID, 6-ounce 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.
$ 8.95

HCP1268 Permanent THREAD LOCKING FLUID, 6-ounce 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.
$ 8.95

HCP1269 Permanent THREAD LOCKING FLUID, 6-ounce 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.
$ 9.95



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: unless otherwise specified, 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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: unless otherwise specified, all of the following products 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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: unless otherwise specified, all of 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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: unless otherwise specified, all of the following products 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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 GREASE, this "ultimate" version is a pure synthetic lubricant used to minimize friction and wear on metal parts and keep brake fluid seals soft and pliable. Smear a ultra thin coating of this ultra-viscous grease in the caliper bore, the piston, and rub some onto the seals, and then coat the 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 piston components.

This is what professionals use when performing component re-assembly.

Ultra-high temp (2800-F) melting point insures that grease will remain in place and not melt. Comes in a 5-gram pillow packet, enough for one caliper or a single master cylinder.

HCP10736 Aftermarket packet of BRAKE ASSEMBLY GREASE, 7-gram packet is enough for one caliper (or two, if you're very frugal!) or one master cylinder. Each:
$ 3.25


NOTE: unless otherwise specified, all of the following products 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will incur additional shipping charges.

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: unless otherwise specified, all of 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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: unless otherwise specified, all of the following products 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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.



Brake System Component Re-finishing Paint:

mc18) To properly get that "like-new" appearance from your master cylinder, brake calipers, or brake rotors, you 're going to have to re-paint the dulled exterior surface. But that's the rub.........there is basically no standard coating product.......epoxy, urethane, even most powdercoats........that will stand up to brake fluid. One drop of most brake fluids (silicone-based brake fluids do not fall into this category) will take almost any finish right off, right down to the metal if left on for a few moments, or will just leave an embarrassing stain and smear if wiped up immediately.

Problem solved: this INDUSTRIAL ARMOR COATING PAINT re-finishing product is the only one we've ever found that will stand up to brake fluid like it wasn't there............and, it even comes in a handy aerosol spray-can. This proprietary formula requires that all original coating and paint be stripped off, down to the bare metal, and then thoroughly cleaned before painting, and then baked for 60 minutes at 325-F degrees. And then, you've got a bulletproof coating that's going to last another 25 years!

We also offer and easier-to-use, lower cost alternative HIGH HEAT PAINT that is rated to 500-F and thus has the heat durability needed; however, while it has significant chemical-resistant properties, it will not stand up to a full-scale attack by brake fluid, which will peel and/or blister this coating.

Available in both an original low-gloss black (for the master cylinder) and a high-gloss black (for the calipers), this product solves a frustrating problem for home rebuilders.

NOTE: we strongly recommend the use of the HCP11730 Pre-Cleaner product below, as it leaves absolutely no residue once it evaporates, which is absolutely critical when using the Armor Coating Paint. Failure to completely clean and leach out all oils, greases, and other contaminants from the surface and pores of the metal to be re-finished will result in the failure of the applied coating. The HCP11730 pre-cleaner is guaranteed to work properly (if the instructions are followed!); any other cleaner or degreaser solvents may or may not work properly.


NOTE: unless otherwise specified, all of the following products 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will incur additional shipping charges.


HCP11730 Aftermarket industrial-strength PRE-PAINT DEGREASER AND SOLVENT, large 24-ounce aerosol can, low-pressure, high-volume spray. Cleans any and everything, and then evaporates completely, leaving no contamination or residue behind. May attack certain plastics and rubber products. Use in well-ventilated area, do not inhale or use around open flames or sources of high heat, use proper protective eye, respiratory, and skin protection. This is a highly flammable, toxic, nasty stuff........but it works great! One can is more than enough to do one master cylinder or two brake calipers. Each:
$ 32.95


HCP10351 Aftermarket HIGH HEAT PAINT, high-gloss black, correct for use on all brake calipers, engine heads, or cylinder jugs. Generous 16-ounce aerosol can (when applied properly) goes a long way....you can do a complete master cylinder or two, and two front calipers with one can....and still have plenty left over. No primer needed, but should be applied over complete bare, completely cleaned, abraded metal surface (meaning, bead-blasted or otherwise slightly roughened to allow for best adhesion to occur). No heat-curing needed. Each:
$ 14.95

HCP10352 Aftermarket HIGH HEAT PAINT, low-gloss black, correct for use on all brake calipers, engine heads, or cylinder jugs. Generous 16-ounce aerosol can (when applied properly) goes a long way....you can do a complete master cylinder or two, and two front calipers with one can....and still have plenty left over. No primer needed, but should be applied over complete bare, completely cleaned, abraded metal surface (meaning, bead-blasted or otherwise slightly roughened to allow for best adhesion to occur). No heat-curing needed. Each:
$ 14.95


HCP11740 Aftermarket INDUSTRIAL ARMOR COATING re-finishing paint, high-gloss black, correct for use on all brake calipers, engine heads, or cylinder jugs. 6-ounce aerosol can (when applied properly) goes a long way....you can do a complete master cylinder or two, and two front calipers with one can....and still have plenty left over. No primer needed, but must be applied over complete bare, completely cleaned, abraded metal surface (meaning, bead-blasted or otherwise slightly roughened to allow for adhesion to occur), and then baked for 60 minutes. Once properly applied and baked, nothing short of mechanical abrasion techniques will remove this coating. Detailed application instructions provided.
$ 42.95

HCP11741 Aftermarket INDUSTRIAL ARMOR COATING re-finishing paint, low-gloss black, correct for use on all brake master cylinders, and painted engine valve covers. 6-ounce aerosol can (when applied properly) goes a long way....you can easily do a complete master cylinder or three, one valve cover, or two front calipers with one can....and still have plenty left over. No primer needed, but must be applied over complete bare, completely cleaned, abraded metal surface (meaning: bead-blasted or otherwise slightly roughened surface prep to allow for adhesion to occur), and then baked for 60 minutes. Once properly applied and baked, nothing short of mechanical abrasion techniques will remove this coating. Detailed application instructions provided.
$ 39.95

HCP18899 Aftermarket INDUSTRIAL ARMOR COATING re-finishing paint, low-gloss silver, correct for use on all XJ700 or XJ750-X calipers. Although not an exact match in color for these original calipers, it is close as we can find. 6-ounce aerosol can (when applied properly) goes a long way....you can easily do a complete master cylinder or three, one valve cover, or two front calipers with one can....and still have plenty left over. No primer needed, but must be applied over complete bare, completely cleaned, abraded metal surface (meaning: bead-blasted or otherwise slightly roughened surface prep to allow for adhesion to occur), and then baked for 60 minutes. Once properly applied and baked, nothing short of mechanical abrasion techniques will remove this coating. Detailed application instructions provided.
$ discontinued




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: unless otherwise specified, all of the following products 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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 TOOL, this hand-held, easy-to-use tool makes cable lubrication a fast, simple, and accurate task. For the longest cable life and less drag, all control cables should be lubed at least once a year.

Instructions for use can be seen at:

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

HCP255 Aftermarket CABLE LUBRICATION TOOL.
$ 9.95




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: unless otherwise specified, all of the following products 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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: unless otherwise specified, all of the following products 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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 products can only be shipped via ground transportation and cannot be shipped outside of the continental USA. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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: unless otherwise specified, all of 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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, 3.8 ounce squeeze tube. Enough to do about five thousand cam end plugs! But 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:
$ 8.95



NOTE: unless otherwise specified, the following products 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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 HCP3120 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:
$ 8.95


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/motorcycle/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 difficult to find 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: unless otherwise specified, all of the following products 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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: unless otherwise specified, all of the following products 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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: unless otherwise specified, all of 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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: unless otherwise specified, all of the following products 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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.

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: unless otherwise specified, all of 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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: unless otherwise specified, all of the following products 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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: unless otherwise specified, all of 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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.
$ 29.95




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: unless otherwise specified, all of the following products 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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:

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



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: unless otherwise specified, 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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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SECTION P:


THE TOOLBOX, LOWER DRAWERS:

--Specialty tools for specific areas of the bike.



BRAKE SYSTEM TOOLS:

BRAKE SYSTEM TOOLS:

NOTE: SOME OF THE FOLLOWING TOOLS ARE AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL!!: some tools are a one-time or infrequent use tool, so it may be more economical for you to rent them from us, rather than to purchase outright. Please see the rental  section within the THE TOOLBOX section of our catalog at:

http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php?threads/xj-parts-catalog-section-p-the-toolbox.44630

and review the availability and procedures in the TOOL RENTAL section.

Master Cylinder Tools:

bp1) Master Cylinder DEEP-REACH CIRCLIP PLIERS----these special extra-deep 90-degree angled circlip pliers allow you to easily remove and install the circlip (or "c'-clip) that hides way down inside the top of the plunger bore (below the rubber boot). Without a DEEP set of circlip pliers, you're going to fight and struggle with this part of your master cylinder rebuild project. Regular store-bought circlip pliers may have a 90-degree attachment, but unless they are extra-deep like these, they still won't be able to reach that circlip.

HCP1597 Aftermarket master cylinder CIRCLIP PLIERS, each:
$ 29.95


bp17) Master Cylinder pressure-relief port CLEAN OUT WIRE PROBE TOOL.

HCP12929 Aftermarket master cylinder pressure-relief port CLEAN OUT WIRE PROBE TOOL, hand-held port probe tool has the proper size wire needed to punch this hole clean, allowing you to either push through or twist the wire to act as a "drill bit". For all XJ-series master cylinders.
$ 10.95

HCP11177-12" Aftermarket master cylinder pressure-relief port CLEAN OUT WIRE, 1-foot length of the proper size wire (wire only, no holder included) needed to punch this hole clean. For all XJ-series master cylinders.
$ 3.95

HCP2296 Aftermarket master cylinder pressure-relief port CLEAN OUT DRILL BIT, hand-held port probe drill bit is the proper size to punch this hole clean, allowing you to either push through or twist the bit by hand (it is too small to fit into a standard drill chuck, so it must be used by hand or in a pin-vise). For all XJ-series master cylinders.
$ 12.95



bp21) Brake caliper or master cylinder PISTON POPPER. When brake caliper pistons or master cylinder plungers get seized up due to moisture in the brake fluid, they become next to impossible to remove......and no amount of air pressure is going to un-stick a fully frozen piston. For those situations, we have a simple solution: an easy-to-use, threaded brake "union bolt" with a standard grease-gun zerk fitting built in. Just replace the union bolt on your caliper with this bolt, hook up your hand-held grease gun, and a few minutes later that formerly stuck piston or plunger is in your hands! Even the smallest hand-held grease guns can generate over 3,000 psi, far more than the 150 psi you can hope to get out of an air compressor. Make sure you thoroughly and completely remove any and all grease from the caliper or master cylinder body and bore when finished!

HCP12230 Aftermarket brake system PISTON POPPER, for all model brake calipers, and all master cylinders except XJ750 Seca, XJ750 Euro, and XJ1100 rear.
$ 9.95

HCP21312 Aftermarket brake system PISTON POPPER, for all master cylinders on XJ750 Seca and XJ750 Euro models, and all XJ1100 rear master cylinders.
$ 7.95



HCP23116 Aftermarket rear master cylinder PISTON EXTRACTOR TOOL. If your piston is stuck in the cylinder bore, it s an almost impossible task to remove it unless you have this tool. Used just like a standard EZ-OUT  type device, this (and lots of penetrating oil beforehand!) will allow you to pull that piston out like a boss! For all XJ100 and XS1100 models. NOTE: this tool is available for short term rental, please see the rental  section within the THE TOOLBOX section of our catalog at: http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php?threads/xj-parts-catalog-section-p-the-toolbox.44630 and review the availability and procedures in the TOOL RENTAL section.
$ 12.95

HCP23117 Aftermarket front master cylinder PISTON EXTRACTOR TOOL. If your piston is stuck in the cylinder bore, it s an almost impossible task to remove it unless you have this tool. Used just like a standard EZ-OUT  type device, this (and lots of penetrating oil beforehand!) will allow you to pull that piston out like a boss! For all 1981-83 XJ750 Seca and all XJ750 Euro models. NOTE: this tool is available for short term rental, please see the rental  section within the THE TOOLBOX section of our catalog at: http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php?threads/xj-parts-catalog-section-p-the-toolbox.44630 and review the availability and procedures in the TOOL RENTAL section.
$ 12.95



fh1) Aftermarket master cylinder PISTON BORE FLEX-HONE. If you want to rebuild your master cylinder correctly, like a professional would, then you'll need the correct tools-----and this is one of them.

These flexible ball-tipped wire cylinder hones are especially made to give the master cylinder piston bore a gentle and proper hone pattern, removing minor surface imperfections and buildup that simply cannot be reached in any other way. Design allows full reach to end of piston bore for complete precision coverage. Super-fine 320-grit material provides the necessary toughness to properly refinish the bore. NOTE: the stranded wire "shaft" of these hones will fit into most drill chucks, but it is advised you perform the operation at a very slow speed, and for no more than 30-45 seconds. ALWAYS keep the hone wet with brake fluid while honing!


HCP1743 Aftermarket master cylinder piston bore FLEX HONE, for use with all XJ550 North American (single disc brake) master cylinders, all XJ650 Maxim and Midnight Maxim master cylinders, XJ900 models rear master cylinder, and XJ1100 front master cylinder. Each:
$ 47.95

HCP1744 Aftermarket master cylinder piston bore FLEX HONE, for use with all XJ550 European (dual disc brake) master cylinders, XJ650RJ Seca and XJ650 Turbo master cylinders, all XJ700 models, all XJ750 Maxim and Midnight Maxim models, and all XJ900 front master cylinder. Each:
$ 49.95

HCP1745 Aftermarket master cylinder piston bore FLEX HONE, for use on all XJ750 Seca master cylinders. Each:
$ 49.95

HCP1746 Aftermarket master cylinder piston bore FLEX HONE, for use on all XJ1100 rear master cylinders. Each:
$ 49.95



If you don t want to go to the expense of the proper flex-hone above, you should at least use the following stiff BRASS OR STAINLESS STEEL WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH to clean and polish the master cylinder bore.

Stainless-steel Wire Bristle Brushes:

HCP2762SS Aftermarket STAINLESS STEEL WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 12.5mm diameter, used for the master cylinder bore in XJ550 (North American models) master cylinders.
$ 8.75

HCP2912SS Aftermarket STAINLESS STEEL WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 14.5mm diameter, great for the master cylinder bore in XJ650 Maxim and XJ1100 rear master cylinders.
$ 8.95

HCP2764SS Aftermarket STAINLESS STEEL WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 15.8mm diameter, great for the fuel/air passage bore in the carb body, and the master cylinder bore in XJ550 Euro, XJ650 Euro, XJ650RJ Seca, XJ650 Turbo, XJ700, XJ750, and XJ900 front master cylinders.
$ 9.95


Brass Wire Bristle Brushes:

HCP2762BR Aftermarket BRASS WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 12.5mm diameter, used for the master cylinder bore in XJ550 (North American models) master cylinders.
$ 6.25

HCP2912BR Aftermarket BRASS WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 14.5mm diameter, great for the master cylinder bore in XJ650 Maxim and XJ1100 rear master cylinders.
$ 6.95

HCP2764BR Aftermarket BRASS WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 15.8mm diameter, great for the fuel/air passage bore in the carb body, and the master cylinder bore in XJ550 Euro, XJ650 Euro, XJ650RJ Seca, XJ650 Turbo, XJ700, XJ750, and XJ900 front master cylinders.
$ 7.95



HCP15662 Aftermarket RADIAL DISC BRUSH KIT, contains a properly sized miniature abrasive "flap" brush that is both small enough and abrasive enough to remove glue remnants and rust that is common in the sight window seat flange area.............the flat area where your new glass sight window needs to seat and seal against! 3/32" shank fits into most standard drill chucks (or dremel tools that have a properly sized collet) and allows you to make quick work of the polishing of this area before the installation of your new sight window.
$ 9.95



Disc Brake Caliper Tools:

bp21) Brake caliper or master cylinder PISTON POPPER. When brake caliper pistons or master cylinder plungers get seized up due to moisture in the brake fluid, they become next to impossible to remove......and no amount of air pressure is going to un-stick a fully frozen piston. For those situations, we have a simple solution: an easy-to-use, threaded brake "union bolt" with a standard grease-gun zerk fitting built in. Just replace the union bolt on your caliper with this bolt, hook up your hand-held grease gun, and a few minutes later that formerly stuck piston or plunger is in your hands! Even the smallest hand-held grease guns can generate over 3,000 psi, far more than the 150 psi you can hope to get out of an air compressor. Make sure you thoroughly and completely remove any and all grease from the caliper or master cylinder body and bore when finished!

HCP12230 Aftermarket brake system PISTON POPPER, for all model brake calipers, and all master cylinders except XJ750 Seca, XJ750 Euro, and XJ1100 rear.
$ 9.95



fh14) Aftermarket caliper bore CYLINDER BORE HONE. In order to refinish your brake caliper cylinder correctly, you'll need to restore the bore finish with a small-bore hone. Our adjustable, 3-shoe caliper hones adjust in size from 7/8" up to 2" in diameter and come complete with a set of 240-grit (medium) stones.

Replacement shoe sets are available in both medium (240) and fine-grit (400) finishes. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU PURCHASE A SET OF 400-GRIT STONES WHEN YOU BUY THE HONE, so that you can make two passes on your caliper bore when rebuilding your caliper: first with the "clean-up" 240-grit stones, and then change the shoes to the "polishing" 400-grit stones for a truly professional job.

NOTE: hones have a standard 1/4" round shank and can be operated manually or attached to a very low speed (less than 100 rpms) drill. ALWAYS KEEP THE HONE MOVING WITHIN THE BORE IF OPERATING WITH A DRILL, AND KEEP THE STONES FULLY LUBRICATED WHEN IN USE! (brake fluid is a great lubricant).

HCP9955 Aftermarket 3-shoe brake CALIPER CYLINDER HONE, comes with a set of 240-grit stones. Works on all XJ-series front or rear brake calipers.
$ 24.95

HCP9957 Aftermarket replacement set of three brake caliper cylinder HONE SHOES, 240-grit. Includes a set of retaining cotter pins.
$ 12.95

HCP9958 Aftermarket replacement set of three brake caliper cylinder HONE SHOES, 400-grit. Includes a set of retaining cotter pins.
$ 12.95



fh211) These miniature radial wire-bristle brushes allows you to clean out and polish the dust seal and, especially, the fluid seal grooves in your caliper bodies using a standard dremel type of rotary tool. NOTE: please always wear safety glasses when using these brushes, as the brass wire bristles can (and do) come loose occasionally from the brush, and they'll always head straight for your eyeball when they do!

HCP15536 Aftermarket RADIAL BRASS BRISTLE-WIRE BRUSH is a properly sized, miniature brass brush that is both small enough, gentle enough, yet abrasive enough to remove the rubber debris that builds up in the caliper fluid seal groove. Failure to remove such build up leaves an uneven surface for the new fluid seal to seat against......sure to cause either immediate or longer-term performance problems. 1/8" shank fits into most standard dremel tool collets and allows you to make quick work of the polishing of this area before the installation of your new rubber seals.
$ 4.95

HCP15924 Aftermarket RADIAL BRASS BRISTLE-WIRE BRUSH is a properly sized, miniature brass brush that is both small enough, gentle enough, yet abrasive enough to remove the rubber debris that builds up in the much thinner caliper dust seal groove. Failure to remove such build up leaves an uneven surface for the new fluid seal to seat against......sure to cause either immediate or longer-term performance problems. 1/8" shank fits into most standard dremel tool collets and allows you to make quick work of the polishing of this area before the installation of your new rubber seals. NOTE: not needed on XJ650 Maxim, XJ650 Midnight Maxim, 1979-81 XS1100 Special, XS1100 Midnight Special, or XJ1100 / XS1100 Midnight Special rear calipers (since the dust seal on these calipers fits external to the caliper bore).
$ 4.95



Anti-Dive System Tools:

HCP12230 Aftermarket anti-dive brake plunger PISTON POPPER, for all models using an anti-dive system.
$ 9.95

HCP16049 Aftermarket fork anti-dive brake plunger assembly REVERSE HEX SOCKET TOOL. This tool allows the easy removal and installation of the "inverted/reversed" hex-drive plug used on the top of the anti-dive units on all XJ750-D, XJ750P (37H model), XJ900RK, and XJ900RL models.
$ 12.95



Brake System Fluid Bleeders:

bp11) Aftermarket BRAKE BLEEDER KITS. By eliminating the need to constantly pump-and-release the hand lever, and loosen and tighten the bleeder screw, you'll save yourself an incredible amount of time, effort, and swearing with these kits.

The master cylinders on these bikes push a very small amount of fluid with each hand stroke, and thus bleeding a system is a long, time-consuming chore----but, on the positive side, it's a really great way to build up a really strong, firm, manly handshake and grip. But there's other ways and times to accomplish that, so when all you want to do is bleed your brakes, then there's nothing better than these labor-saving tools.


NOTE: hand-bleeding a dry system...such as when you change brake lines, or have rebuilt the master cylinder or calipers....is next to impossible to do without the use of a Mity-Vac vacuum system. It will take you hours to do by hand. With a Mity Vac, you'll do it in about 10 minutes, tops.

The one-way valve kit is recommended for bleeding already full systems during annual fluid changes, etc.

Hints:

a) Make sure you don't run out of fluid in the reservoir when using these tools!

b) Make sure that your caliper bleeder screws are clean and pass fluid freely (and continue to do so once the system is evacuated) as old debris in your brake system settles down to the lowest point in the system (the caliper reservoir) and gets sucked into the bleeder screw during bleeding, this clogging the system and making it impossible to bleed.

c) Finally, here's one neat trick to get a truly professional, world-class level of brake bleeding accomplished: after you "finish" your final bleeding cycle, turn the forks so that the caliper you are bleeding is on the high side. Now do one final bleeding to rid the system of the last few tiny bubbles that tend to hide in the top of the caliper when the front wheel is straight ahead. The reason for this is: if you look at where the bleeder screw is on the caliper body, it is placed just slightly below the very top arc of the piston bore in the caliper. Turning the front wheel gets the internal bleeder screw port above this arc, and allows you to get all that pesky air out of your system!


HCP5908 MITY-VAC vacuum assisted brake bleeder system. This complete kit contains the patented Mity-Vac vacuum-assisted brake bleeder vacuum pump, a fluid cup with bleed and storage lids, and an assortment of clear hose lengths, adapters, and instruction manual.
$ 59.95


HCP8546 Aftermarket ONE-WAY VALVE BLEEDER HOSE KIT. The principle behind this simple device is just like the Speed Bleeder screws listed previously: a pressure-controlled one-way valve allows fluid out, but snaps shut to prevent air from rushing back in....thus allowing one person to easily bleed their brake system. Just release your standard brake caliper bleeder screw, install the clear tube over the fluid port, and begin pumping the lever. Nowhere near as quick and easy as the Mity-Vac listed above, but a very useful alternative to the muscle cramps you'll get trying to bleed your system using the old-fashioned (two-person) method. Instructions included. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR USE ON EMPTY (DRY) SYSTEMS!
$ 22.95



Brake System General Tools and Supplies:

ft2) Aftermarket twisted-stem WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSHES. The greatest tool ever invented for cleaning bored and threaded holes, such as in carb bodies, float bowls, even master cylinder piston bores. Available in either 18-8 stainless steel or brass, these brushes not only help make the job of cleaning parts so much easier, but also insure that threaded passages are clean, clean, clean and less likely to strip or deform when fasteners are inserted once again. All brushes have a "finger-loop" in the end to make twisting action easier. Stainless brushes will last longer and can clean more aggressively, so be gentle when using them on aluminum carb bodies and bowls. Brass brushes are gentle on soft metals like carb bodies, but require more effort to produce a cleaner surface and wear out more quickly.

Please see the complete assortment of sizes for these products listed in the "General Tools - Cleaning and Polishing Tools and Supplies" section in the previous post.


cps2) Aftermarket high-quality WET-OR-DRY FINISHING SHEETS. Since these don't contain "sand", we really can't call them "sandpaper", but you get the idea. A large assortment of ultra-fine finishing paper is just the trick to polish the vacuum pistons and piston bores in your carbs, or master cylinder and brake caliper bores, ridding them of any surface oxidation and minor imperfections that will create interference or friction and prevent the pistons from moving freely---causing all sorts of high-idle (and other problems) in your carbs, or dragging brakes in your calipers. Our recommendation is to start with the 400- or 600-grit paper and move up 200 grit at a time until you get the bores micro-polished to an incredible smooth finish. One 9.5" x 11" sheet of each size will be enough to do four carbs or one pair of calipers; use two sheets of the 5-1/2" x 11" super-fine grit paper.

Of course, this premium finishing paper is just the thing you'll need for prepping any painted surface for painting, too.

Please see the complete assortment of sizes for these products listed in the "General Tools - Cleaning and Polishing Tools and Supplies" section in the previous post.




CARB TOOLS:

NOTE: SOME OF THE FOLLOWING TOOLS ARE AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL!!: some tools are a one-time or infrequent use tool, so it may be more economical for you to rent them from us, rather than to purchase outright. Please see the rental  section within the THE TOOLBOX section of our catalog at:

http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php?threads/xj-parts-catalog-section-p-the-toolbox.44630

and review the availability and procedures in the TOOL RENTAL section.


v) IDLE MIXTURE SCREW TOOL is sized and designed for the proper removal and adjustment of the idle mixture screw, preventing the destruction of the fragile straight slot head on these screws. An exact-fit blade is recessed up into a shrouded cover that sits down over the screw, completely and properly capturing the screw head slot....this design not only eliminates stripping out the idle mixture screw slot, but also allows for very fine adjustment of the screw when fine-tuning the carbs (when using a colortune plug, etc.). Knurled top handle provides for a positive grip and 1/4-turn increments are marked for a visual indication of turns. A very neat little tool and it'll last a lifetime or two. Fits: XJ550 all, XJ650 all including Turbo, XJ700 all, XJ750 all, XJ900RK, and XJ1100 carbs.

HCP254 Aftermarket idle mixture screw REMOVAL AND ADJUSTER TOOL, fits all Hitachi models and all Mikuni idle mixture screws.
$ discontinued



YICS System Tuning Tools:

The following two tools are used only in "YICS" ("Yamaha Induction Control System") equipped engines. YICS was used on all XJ550 models, 1982-up XJ650 Maxim and XJ650 Turbo models, all XJ700 air-cooled models, all XJ750 air-cooled models, 1983 XJ900RK, and 1982 XJ1100 models.

The 1980-81 XJ650 Maxim and Midnight Maxim models, and the 1982 XJ650 Seca (silver paint) models, did NOT use the YICS system.

- it has also been reported by some owners that some very early model 1982 XJ650 Maxim models did not use the YICS system, either.

- it has also been noted that very late-year model 1982 XJ650RJC (Canadian model XJ650RJ Seca red-painted models) did use a YICS engine.

YICS-engine bikes have front lower (oil pump) covers on both sides that have a rectangular "YICS" emblem in them below the cast-in YAMAHA wording. Non-YICS models have the oil pump covers with only the YAMAHA wording (or no wording at all) cast into the cover.

YICS bikes also use a valve cover that has the word YICS cast into the top surface, while non-YICS models are blank or are cast "YAMAHA" (or "YAMAHA 5VALVE on XJ700-X and XJ750-X models) into the valve cover.


vv7) Aftermarket YICS CHAMBER PORT BLANKING TOOL---this is the tool you'll need to perform a proper carb synchronization on any YICS motor......without it, you're just wasting time. This block-off tool is used to isolate each cylinder from the others while performing a carb synch. Updated version of the factory #90890-04068-00 tool. Some people claim that this tool is NOT needed to perform a proper synch; we disagree, and so do the Yamaha engineers who designed the YICS system. This quality tool features a snap-open and shut trunnion handle design like the original. This is NOT a cheap home-made tool and has all the proper seals, dimensions, and high-temp insulators as an original factory tool.

We recommend that you purchase a set of the HCP6380 replacement seals, too, as you'll eventually need to replace them.

HCP5460 Aftermarket YICS CHAMBER PORT BLANKING TOOL:
$ 49.95

HCP6380 Aftermarket insulator SEALS SET for the HCP5460 tool, set of 3 seals.
$ 8.95



c5) Yamaha YICS CHAMBER AND PASSAGES CLEAN-OUT TOOLS ---- ---- the YICS chamber runs side-to-side in the back of the cylinder head, and is accessed via a 12mm bolt on either end (this is the same chamber that the HCP5460 synch passage-block-off tool fits into). This chamber has four tiny passages in the top, one for each cylinder. These passages can accumulate soot and other material over time, effectively clogging or reducing their capability to pass the fuel-air mixture through them, and thus compromising their function. The HCP1410SS bristle wire brush will effectively scrub the length of the passage bore, while the YICS port probe & clean-out tool has a spear point that can punch through the toughest accumulation of carbon build-up, and has marked notches on the extension rod to indicate exactly how deep into the chamber the tool must be inserted to easily locate the passages. Convenient dowel handle allows for ease of use. A very handle tool to have around! For use on all XJ650 - XJ1100 YICS-equipped engines (the HCP1282 port tool is not needed on XJ550 engines).

HCP1282 Aftermarket YICS chamber PASSAGE CLEAN-OUT TOOL:
$ 17.95

HCP1410SS Aftermarket STAINLESS STEEL WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 11.0mm diameter, perfect size for cleaning out the YICS chamber in the cylinder head of all the built-up baked carbon before using the YICS tool. We recommend the use of an aggressive solvent when cleaning this passage, such as Hoppes #9 gun-cleaning fluid (available at gun shops) or similar.
$ 7.95




fh14) Aftermarket VACUUM PISTON BORE HONE. In order to refinish the vacuum piston bore correctly, you'll need to restore and refinish the bore with a small-bore hone. This adjustable, 3-shoe cylinder bore hone adjusts all the way down in size to 7/8" (and all the way up to 2" in diameter, so it can also be used for your brake calipers, too!) and come with a set of 240-grit (medium) stones.

Replacement shoe sets are available in both medium (240) and fine-grit (400) finishes. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU PURCHASE A SET OF 400-GRIT STONES WHEN YOU BUY THE HONE, as you really need the super-fine stones to put the proper finish on this piston bore: you can first "clean-up" the bore with the provided 240-grit stones, and then change the shoes to the "polishing" 400-grit stones for a truly professional job.

NOTE: hones have a standard 1/4" round shank and can be operated manually or attached to a very low speed (less than 100 rpms) drill. ALWAYS KEEP THE HONE MOVING WITHIN THE BORE IF OPERATING WITH A DRILL, AND KEEP THE STONES FULLY LUBRICATED WHEN IN USE! (brake fluid is a great lubricant).

Having the carb piston bore fully polished is an incredibly important task when rebuilding a set of carbs, as any restriction to the free and almost friction-less movement of the vacuum piston will create a variety of performance-related problems. You can review this issue (the vacuum piston "CLUNK TEST") at:

http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php?threads/1640

and see a nice video of a clunking piston at:




And the reason you want your vacuum pistons to operate as closely as possible to a "zero-resistance" state is because they must be able to perform, constantly, in the following manner; and if not, tuning and performance becomes troublesome or downright impossible:





You can further polish the bores with 600-, 800-, 1000-, 1200-, and 1500-grit FINISHING PAPERS (listed further below) for a "blueprinted" mirror-finish. You can cut the finishing paper(s) into approximately 2" tall x 3-1/2" rectangular strips and "wrap" the finishing paper around the hone shoes to make the final polishing steps simple and consistent.

Please see the complete assortment of sizes for these products listed in the "General Tools - Cleaning" section in the previous post.

NOTE: do not EVER attempt to polish away any discoloration on the vacuum pistons! The pistons are actually aluminum with a brass-like anodized coating. A brief and gentle "wipe" with 1500- or 2000-grit finishing paper is all that is needed on the pistons themselves.

NOTE: hones have a standard 1/4" round shank and can be operated manually or attached to a very low speed (less than 100 rpms) drill. ALWAYS KEEP THE HONE MOVING WITHIN THE BORE IF OPERATING WITH A DRILL, AND KEEP THE STONES FULLY LUBRICATED WHEN IN USE! (brake fluid is a great lubricant).

HCP9955 Aftermarket 3-shoe brake CALIPER CYLINDER HONE, comes with a set of 240-grit stones. Works on all XJ-series front or rear brake calipers.
$ 24.95

HCP9957 Aftermarket replacement set of three HONE SHOES, 240-grit. Includes a set of retaining cotter pins.
$ 12.95

HCP9958 Aftermarket replacement set of three HONE SHOES, 400-grit. Includes a set of retaining cotter pins.
$ 12.95



NOTE: unless otherwise specified, all of 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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



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.

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: unless otherwise specified, all of 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will incur additional shipping charges.

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





HCP1410SS Aftermarket STAINLESS STEEL WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, 11.0mm diameter, perfect size for cleaning out the YICS passage in the cylinder head of all the built-up baked carbon before using the YICS tool. We recommend the use of an aggressive solvent when cleaning this passage, such as Hoppes #9 gun-cleaning fluid (available at gun shops) or similar.
$ 7.95




j2) Aftermarket Morgan CARBTUNE PRO 4-COLUMN SYNCH GAUGE TOOL.......brand new, no display box, includes all accessories and instructions. This is the one that professionals use and recommend, and is superior in design, ease of use, and accuracy versus vacuum gauges and all other versions, whether fluid-filled or otherwise. Uses damped stainless steel sliding dowel rods instead of mercury or the "blue mystery fluid", giving accurate, safe, and easy-to-read measurements. More expensive than other synch tools and worth it. Use it even once and you'll wonder how you lived without it.

NOTE: this tool is used on all XJ engines, regardless of whether it is a "YICS" engine or not, and is necessary to perform the running  or vacuum synch. If your carbs have been removed from the engine for a rebuild, then it is also suggested that a bench synch  procedure be performed, which does not require this (or any) tools to perform &.the only purpose of the bench synch procedure is merely to get the carbs set up close enough  to allow the engine to start and run, at which time a running (vacuum) synch of the engine should be immediately performed, using the HCP96Q synch gauges, A great visual guide to the bench synch process can be seen at:

http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php?threads/6366


Please note that Yamaha specifies that the engine synchronization procedure should be performed every 2,500 - 4,000 miles to insure the maximum performance and life-expectancy from your engine.

Also, please note! you can sometimes find these same sticks selling at a discount at various places, but most of these places are offering a much older, now-discontinued Carbtune II version, rather than the latest, much-improved Carbtune PRO version that is offered here. The PRO version is much more durable, accurate, and easier to clean and service than the older version.


Here's a great tutorial on using the Carbtune Synch Gauges:





HCP96Q Aftermarket Morgan CARBTUNE PRO 4-COLUMN SYNCH GAUGE TOOL.
$ 114.95

j3) Aftermarket Carbtune Pro STORAGE AND TRANSPORT CASE for the above carbtune pro synch stick......a heavy duty, nicely made zippered and clasp-closure storage case to hold the gauge and all the accessories neatly and safely. You REALLY want to have this to safely store and transport the (somewhat fragile) synch gauges!

HCP1287 Aftermarket Carbtune Pro STORAGE AND TRANSPORT CASE.
$ 22.95




j5) Aftermarket Gunson COLORTUNE TUNING SPARK PLUG KIT....brand new, no display box, includes all accessories and instructions. If you really want to tune your multi-carbs to perfection, you'll have to use this unique "see-through" spark plug that allows you to view the combustion chamber flame color in real-time, thus allowing accurate (rather than guesswork) adjustments to your idle mixture screws. Use it once and you won't believe how you ever got by without it, and will pity those who don't have one of their own. Beware: you'll find that a lot of people now want to be your "friend" and have you come and tune on their bikes, once they find out you have a Colortune!

Also, please note! you can find quite a few of these plugs at a discount at various places, but most of these places are selling an older, now-discontinued "automotive" version of the Gunson colortune plug. While there are no fitment differences between the automotive and "motorcycle" versions of these plugs, just be aware that the automotive versions were designed to be used in a water-cooled engine, and thus have a significantly lower heat tolerance----and if these plugs overheat, the "clear" window either goes cloudy or just simply fractures.

NOTE: the proper use of the Colortune plug requires you to:

a) have your valve clearances within spec,
b) have the engine proper vacuum-synched,
c) have the YICS chamber blanking tool installed (if it is a YICS engine),
d) perform a re-synch of the engine after each cylinder is color-tuned. This colortune - synch - colortune - synch etc. iteration is necessary as any adjustments made to each cylinder (as determined by the results of the colortune operation) throws the engine out of synch.
e) the above procedure is the only way to truly and properly "tune" a multi-carbed engine!


The following video presentations, although definitely not Academy Award quality, show the Colortune Plug in action:

http://www.gadgetjq.com/Vulcan_1500_Idle_Mixture_Test.wmv

and

http://www.gadgetjq.com/Vulcan_1500_Mixture_Test.wmv


and here's a few more:

going from orange (rich) to blue:




showing the blue to orange to blue changes:




showing a colortune being hooked up incorrectly (arcing):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ_mZJYIq8I&feature=related

Another good diagnostic tip: a cylinder running too lean can exhibit a periodic orange flame and sooty plug. If the cylinder is too lean to fire, the fuel accumulates for a couple of cycles, then when it does ignite the total fuel charge is too rich (orange flame) with the resultant unburned hydrocarbon deposits resulting (the sooty plug).

Please remember, though, that a Colortune is NOT used to set your carbs at anything other than idle rpm's!!


NOTE: 10mm plugs are used on all 1992-98 XJ600 Seca II models. 12mm plugs are used on all XJ550, 1984-85 FJ600, XJ700-X, XJ750-X, and XJ900 S/SH models. 14mm plugs are used on all XJ650, XJ700 non-X, XJ750 non-X, XJ900RK, , RL, F, N, and FN models, XJ1100, and all XS1100 models.

HCP95A Aftermarket Gunson COLORTUNE TUNING SPARK PLUG KIT, for 10mm spark plugs. NOTE: NGK plugs that begin with the letter "C" are 10mm, and are used on all 1992-98 XJ600 Seca II models.
$ 69.95

HCP95B Aftermarket Gunson COLORTUNE TUNING SPARK PLUG KIT, for 12mm plugs. NOTE: NGK plugs that begin with the letter "D" are 12mm, and are used on all XJ550, 1984-85 FJ600, 1992-98 XJ600 Seca II, XJ700-X, XJ750-X, and XJ900 S/SH models. And due to the depth of the spark plug well on the water-cooled engines, it can be a challenging experience to install and remove the Colortune plug on those engines......
$ 67.95

HCP95C Aftermarket Gunson COLORTUNE TUNING SPARK PLUG KIT, for 14mm spark plugs. NOTE: NGK plugs that begin with the letter "B" are 14mm, and are used on all XJ650, XJ700 non-X, XJ750 non-X, XJ900RK, , RL, F, N, and FN models, XJ1100, and all XS1100 models.
$ 67.95



j5a) Aftermarket Colortune SPARK PLUG ONLY (with its copper sealing washer). Available for those who wish to have more than one plug available for use without having to buy another complete set. NOTE: all the accessory pieces used with the HCP95A-B-C kits (listed above).....including the short plastic "socket", the long extension tube/socket, the viewing tube, and the high-tension wire lead.....are the same between all sets.

HCP2751W Aftermarket Colortune SPARK PLUG ONLY (with copper washer), 10mm.
$ 49.95

HCP2752W Aftermarket Colortune SPARK PLUG ONLY (with copper washer), 12mm.
$ 48.95

HCP2753W Aftermarket Colortune SPARK PLUG ONLY (with copper washer), 14mm.
$ 48.95



j5b) Aftermarket Colortune Spark Plug 14mm-to-12mm ADAPTER. Available for those who have bikes than use both 12mm and 14mm plugs, but only want to buy one Colortune Plug and use it on both engines. This adapter allows the use of a 14mm plug in a 12mm spark plug hole. NOTE: not for use on cylinders under 180cc displacement (720cc or smaller on a 4-cylinder motor) as the extra volume that this adapter increases the combustion chamber volume, which in turn decreases the effective compression ratio of the engine---thus resulting in an unreliable reading from the plug. Only really useful for XJ750-X owners, as they are the only XJ-series bikes that have 12mm plugs AND have a cylinder displacement greater than 180cc.

HCP6496 Aftermarket Colortune plug 14mm-to-12mm ADAPTER.
$ 21.95




j77) Aftermarket carb tuning and synchronization AUXILIARY FUEL TANK. This handy plastic mini-tank allows you to conveniently and safely store the small amount of fuel you'll need when operating the engine when the main fuel tank is removed....such as during synch procedures and colortuning efforts. Tank comes with hanger wire, 4' of the proper 1/4" fuel hose, and an in-line on-off valve.

HCP159 Aftermarket plastic AUXILIARY FUEL TANK, half-gallon capacity. Gravity feed design, not suitable for fuel-injected bikes, but perfect for all XJ models. Includes plastic tank with lid, hanger bracket, fuel line, and an on-off control valve. XJ1100 models will have to use a fuel "T-fitting" to split the outlet hose to the two carb fuel inlet. This is a high-quality, shop-grade tank, not some flimsy chain-store product!
$ 59.95




af12) OEM and aftermarket carb fuel bowl FLOAT HEIGHT and FUEL LEVEL GAUGES......let's face it, setting the float level heights on carbs is a real pain in the butt (and that's being as nice as I can be about it!). You normally have to take the carbs on-and-off the bike two or three times to get the settings right, rig up some special leveling fixtures, etc. etc. If you've done it before, you know what I mean. These special tools can help lessen this nightmare (but not eliminate it, sorry!).

Yamaha service manuals define the float-height be set via the "clear tube" method, whereby you install a clear piece of tubing into the carb bowl drain outlet, open the drain screw, and then hold the tube upwards against the edge of the carb bowl and see how high up the fuel rises in the tube, and then compare this level to a specified distance below the carb bowl-carb body interface.

A simplified "shortcut" method is to set one of the floats correctly (as measured by the fuel level), and then measure the "height" of the float off of the carb base. Using this known "correct" float height measurement, you can then set the remaining three carb float heights using that once correct measurement, and then using the clear-tube measure to simply check the results (and tweak as is necessary to get all the fuel levels as close a possible to each other).

Setting your fuel levels correctly is important to having your engine operate correctly. The fuel levels in the bowls have a direct effect on the air-fuel mixture ratio ("rich" or "lean") of each carb, and thus both the accuracy and the equality of those levels between the different carbs should be adjusted with care.

These gauges will allow you to do just that.

A great review of the process needed to properly set fuel levels can be seen at:

http://www.xj4ever.com/setting fuel levels.pdf



Float Height Measurement Tools:

HCP9798 We offer this inexpensive FLOAT HEIGHT RULER that comes with a sliding "pocket clip" (which doubles as a fixed position pointer), allowing you to duplicate your float setting measurements from one carb to the next. Ultra-thin and only a 1/4" wide, this 150mm (6") measuring stainless steel ruler has black etched rulings and is a valuable addition to your carb tool arsenal.
$ 8.95

HCP4 Professional quality sliding-arm FLOAT HEIGHT GAUGE is specifically designed for measuring float heights and features a sliding arm that allows you to accurately measure the distance from the carb body base to any point on the float itself (normally to the top or bottom edge of the float, when the needle is in its "just-barely-closed" position) and then apply this exact same setting to the other carbs. A great time saver for this technically simple, but very time-consuming task.
$ 59.95



Fuel Level Measurement Tools:

NOTE: Hitachi and Mikuni carbs use the same "clear tube gauge" to check the fuel level within their bowls, but all Hitachi (and XJ1100 Mikuni) carbs feature a cast bowl drain nipple port that also acts as a receiver to the fuel level gauge......just plug-and-play (well, depends on what your definition of "play" is, but you get the picture..........). A great image of the proper use of this clear-tube "gauge" can be seen at:

http://www.xj4ever.com/setting fuel levels.pdf

and see page 8.

Note that the factory-recommended method is properly shown above; the tube should be wrapped around to the side of the outer carb, and "centered" front-to-back along the body.


All other Mikuni carb float bowls do not have the cast-in bowl drain nipple port, and thus the "clear tube" has nothing to attach to. Yamaha provided a separate, brass TUBE ADAPTER that could be temporarily inserted and removed from the bowl drain hole on the Mikuni bowls, thus providing an attachment nipple for those models. We also offer a permanent bowl DRAIN NIPPLE for Mikuni carbs that can be easily installed and provided a permanent "nipple" for the bowl drain port, thus making them functionally just like the Hitachi bowls.


HCP1592 OEM clear-tube FUEL LEVEL TUBE GAUGE, used to check the fuel level in the bowls when the bowls are installed by attaching the end of the clear tube to the float bowl drain nipple, and then holding the graduated fuel gauge up against the side of the fuel bowl. Black millimeter markings on the measurement tube allow you to easily determine the fuel level with respect to the bowl-to-body reference point. For use on all XJ models with fuel bowl drain nipples (all models with Hitachi carbs and XJ1100 models with Mikuni carbs, and all other Mikuni carbs using our HCP8494 drain outlet nipples).
$ 29.95

HCP4926x2 Aftermarket clear-tube FUEL LEVEL TUBE GAUGE, used to check the fuel level in the bowls when the bowls are installed by attaching the end of the clear rubber tube to the float bowl drain nipple, and then holding the other end against the side of the fuel bowl. Unlike the original gauge HCP1592 listed above, this is just a clear section of fuel line and does NOT have the upper end with any graduated markings. For use on all XJ models with fuel bowl drain nipples (all models with Hitachi carbs and XJ1100 models with Mikuni carbs, and all other Mikuni carbs using our HCP8494 drain outlet nipples).
$ 5.75




HCP8494 Aftermarket float bowl DRAIN NIPPLE, for all Mikuni carb bowls on XJ550, XJ650 Turbo, XJ700-X, XJ750-X, XJ900 models (but not on XJ1100 models, which have a cast-in bowl drain nipple). Unlike Hitachi carbs, Mikuni float bowls do not have a permanent float bowl drain outlet port fitting which the clear tube fuel level gauge can be attached to; no, there's just an empty hole there. The factory had a special o-ringed brass adapter fitting that fit into this hole that would be used during fuel-level checks, but very few people have that adapter and even it is somewhat cumbersome to use. These precisely machined nipples are designed for permanent installation into the Mikuni float bowls----just tap them in place, they are a friction-fit----and them you can slip the fuel-level gauge tube directly onto the protruding end of the fitting. Simple 20-second installation: clean the inside of the drain port in the bowl, use a bit of silicone lube on the adapter, place proper end in drain port, and gently tap in place with a hammer. Once installed, it's leak-free but can still be removed (not easily, but it can!), in case your preferences ever change in the future. Protrudes approximately 1/8" from the drain port, enough to install the clear tube gauge but not enough to interfere with other carb functions. Looks original once installed. Fits Mikuni carbs used on all XJ550 models, XJ650 Turbo, XJ700-X, XJ750-X, and XJ900 models. Use 1 per float bowl. Each:
$ 9.95

HCP8494SET4 Aftermarket float bowl DRAIN NIPPLES, for Mikuni carbs, set of 4:
$ 29.95



Float Pin Extraction Tool:

it32) Aftermarket handheld CENTER PUNCH is useful for making punch points when starting drill bits, etc. These small (5" long, 1/2" diameter knurled body) punches have a hardened alloy steel punch tip, and does not require the use of a striking hammer.

NOTE: the float pin on Mikuni carbs is held in via a friction fit on one end of the pin, and it is not uncommon for these pins to become seized in the posts.........however, one end of the pin is not (from the factory) "mushroomed"................if yours are, it's probably because someone was pounding at it with a punch trying to get it loose, and weren't able to. Any amount of "swollen" or mushrooming of the end of the pin should be gently removed with a file or similar tool, before pin extraction is attempted.

But even in the best of cases, because of the "friction-fit" design of these pins, removing them can be a tricky process. We then recommend you try this trick:

and use a proper sized center-punch (like our HCP17638) to gently punch out the pin. Some good info and images can be found here:

http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php?threads/19168

But whatever you do, don't try to "force" it out, or it might end up like this:

http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php?threads/17843


HCP17638 Aftermarket miniature hand-held CENTER PUNCH, proper sized thin point tip is the perfect size for driving out the float pins on Mikuni carbs. Adjustable punch force control and a knurled, sure-grip handle makes this a "must-have" tool when working on your carbs.
$ 18.95

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SECTION P:

THE TOOLBOX, LOWER DRAWERS:


Carb Cleaning Tools:

p1) Aftermarket CARB PASSAGES CLEANING WIRES KITS: these sets of small wire tip cleaners come in a handy aluminum flip-open case, and are essential for probing and cleaning some of the smallest internal passages within the carb bodies to push out and free up solidified fuel "gunk" and other obstructions before blasting the passages with cleaner and compressed air. The #6 and #7 size wires are the only sizes small enough to fit into the tiny jet passages and emulsion tube holes and clean them properly (without the risk of "re-sizing" the hole by mistake). NOTE: even the smallest #6 wire is too large to clean the starter jet down in the bowl! For that task, you'll need to order the correct bowl starter jet drill bits listed further below.

HCP950 Carb Passages MINI CLEANING WIRES TOOL SET, contains 13 wires (sizes #6 - 26) and a small flat file.
$ 9.95

HCP951 Carb Passages MINI-PLUS CLEANING WIRES TOOL SET. Same as the MINI set above, but contains an extra 3 (each) of the #6, #7, and #8 size wires (the smallest ones) so even if you ruin one, you'll have lots of spares (being so thin, they're very easy to break!). The miniature file---which you don't really need---is not included in this set.
$ 11.95

HCP953 Carb Passages MAN-SIZE CLEANING WIRES TOOL SET contains 22 small wire tip cleaners, sizes #6-45, in a handy aluminum flip-open case.
$ 12.95



ft2) Aftermarket twisted-stem WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSHES. The greatest tool ever invented for cleaning bored and threaded holes, such as in carb bodies, float bowls, even master cylinder piston bores. Available in either 18-8 stainless steel or brass, these brushes not only help make the job of cleaning parts so much easier, but also insure that threaded passages are clean, clean, clean and less likely to strip or deform when fasteners are inserted once again. All brushes have a "finger-loop" in the end to make twisting action easier. Stainless brushes will last longer and can clean more aggressively, so be gentle when using them on aluminum carb bodies and bowls. Brass brushes are gentle on soft metals like carb bodies, but require more effort to produce a cleaner surface and wear out more quickly.

Please see the complete assortment of sizes for these products listed in the "General Tools - Cleaning and Polishing Tools and Supplies" section in the previous post.




cps2) Aftermarket high-quality WET-OR-DRY FINISHING SHEETS. Since these don't contain "sand", we really can't call them "sandpaper", but you get the idea. A large assortment of ultra-fine finishing paper is just the trick to polish the vacuum pistons and piston bores in your carbs, or master cylinder and brake caliper bores, ridding them of any surface oxidation and minor imperfections that will create interference or friction and prevent the pistons from moving freely---causing all sorts of high-idle (and other problems) in your carbs, or dragging brakes in your calipers. Our recommendation is to start with the 400- or 600-grit paper and move up 200 grit at a time until you get the bores micro-polished to an incredible smooth finish. One 9.5" x 11" sheet of each size will be enough to do four carbs or one pair of calipers; use two sheets of the 5-1/2" x 11" super-fine grit paper.

Of course, this premium finishing paper is just the thing you'll need for prepping any painted surface for painting, too.

Please see the complete assortment of sizes for these products listed in the "General Tools - Cleaning and Polishing Tools and Supplies" section in the previous post.




z7) Aftermarket wire BOWL STARTER JET CLEAN-OUT TOOLS. As you will quickly discover if you ever try to clean or rebuild your carbs, the tiny, non-removable starter jet that is stuck wa-a-a-y down at the bottom of a drilled passage in the carb bowl is next to impossible to clean. For one, did we mention that the jet opening is TINY? And did I also mention that it's stuck way down at the bottom of a small passageway, and basically unreachable? AND THEREFORE, NO ONE EVER REALLY EVEN ATTEMPTS TO CLEAN IT OUT? And that a clogged starter jet not only means trouble starting and idling, but that starter circuit is actually also involved in idle and off-idle performance? Well, how do you actually clean it? Even the tiniest cleaning rod in our carb passage cleaning wire sets (above) aren't small enough to fit through this starter jet (it is THE smallest jet-passage in the entire carb)...

Well, here's how you clean it: with these jet clean-out tools. Just big enough to get through the jet, but not big enough to ENLARGE the jet (that's a huge no-no), these high-speed steel STARTER JET DRILL BIT or the STARTER JET WIRE PROBE TOOL. The drill bits can be gently rotated (but never "pushed", as it will break), while the stiff pointed-tip wire probe tool can be twirled to dig through the toughest of crud. This is the only way to properly clean these starter jets.

NOTE: these are TINY drill bits, and will not chuck into a standard drill chuck. You have to use a mini pin-vise attachment or do it carefully by hand.

COMPARISON: these drill bits are a mere 1-1/2" long, and as such, will disappear below the top "plane" of the bowl as it goes down into the jet. You will have to use a pair of very slim needle-nose pliers to grip the tip of this drill bit and rotate it! The probe tools have a long piece of semi-rigid steel wire attached at the end of a hand-held "pen" stick.

The drill bits are harder to manipulate, but do a better job since they have a "cutting edge" on the tip.

The probe tools are easier to manipulate, but don't do quite as good a job since they do not have any type of "cutting edge" on the tip....but are still sharp enough to "pick" through most types of sludge and build-up in the jet.

NOTE: The 1980-81 XJ650 carb bowls should have removable bowl starter jets, which will make your life a lot easier!

http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php?threads/43931


HCP2296 Aftermarket BOWL STARTER JET DRILL BIT, for Hitachi carb bowls used on all XJ650 (except Turbo) models and all 1981-83 XJ750 models.
$ 13.95

HCP2299 Aftermarket BOWL STARTER JET DRILL BIT, for Hitachi carb bowls used on all XJ750E-II and XJ750RL models.
$ 13.95

HCP12929 Aftermarket BOWL STARTER JET WIRE PROBE TOOL, for Hitachi carb bowls used on all XJ650 (except Turbo) models, all 1981-83 XJ750 models, and XJ750E-II and XJ750RL models.
$ 10.95


HCP2293 Aftermarket BOWL STARTER JET DRILL BIT, for Mikuni carb bowls used on all XJ550 models, XJ650 Turbo models, all XJ700-X and XJ750-X models, and XJ900 N/FN, and F models, and Hitachi carb bowls used on XJ700 air-cooled engines.
$ 13.95

HCP12927 Aftermarket BOWL STARTER JET WIRE PROBE TOOL, for Mikuni carb bowls used on all XJ550 models, XJ650 Turbo models, all XJ700-X and XJ750-X models, and XJ900 N/FN, and F models, and Hitachi carb bowls used on XJ700 air-cooled engines.
$ 10.95


P.S. how do you know when your starter jet is really, truly, zestfully clean? One of two ways:

a) shine a strong penlight or mini flashlight into the bottom of the bowl, where this jet passage "intake" is located. Look through the top of the bowl down into the jet passage "outflow" passage (this is the passage that the brass suction tube in the bottom of the carb body actually fits down into). Focus your eye carefully on the jet opening and make sure it's clean. P.S. it helps to do all this while in a darkened area.........see the picture "starter-jet.jpg" on page 2 of this forum thread topic for a great image of what you want to see!:

http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php?threads/4050



b) put the spray tip (you may have to gently shape the end of it to a fine point) of a can of carb or brake cleaner into the intake opening of the starter jet and let rip a spray. A STEADY, FINE, POWERFUL STREAM OF FLUID WILL COME OUT OF THE OUTFLOW PASSAGE ON THE TOP OF THE CARB BOWL IF THE JET IS PERFECTLY CLEAN AND OPEN. I mean this stream will absolutely spit out a good 5-10 feet. If the stream isn't powerful and laser-like precise coming out of the jet, then the jet isn't zestfully clean.....

By the way, when using the spray-stream method of checking the jet, don't even THINK of putting your eye or face anywhere even NEAR the jet outflow path, unless you like a painful and potentially serious trip to the emergency room.




c9) Hitachi & Mikuni carbs THREAD CHASER AND CLEAN-UP TAPS. The soft aluminum bodies of the carbs can take a severe beating over the years, especially as it concerns their threaded holes. Steel is harder than aluminum, so you know what's going to distort, deform, or strip first...the threaded bore holes. The following professional quality tool-steel metric cutting taps will allow you to either "clean-up" or re-thread distorted or stripped threads in all metals, soft (aluminum) to hard (steel). THE TINY THREADS OF THE IDLE MIXTURE SCREW PORT IS ESPECIALLY PRONE TO DAMAGE AND SHOULD BE "CLEANED" UP WITH A PASS OF A THREADING TAP.


HCP2398 THREAD CHASER AND CLEAN-UP TAP, made from a high-speed uncoated steel. For use on all Mikuni idle mixture screw ports, and all Hitachi idle mixture screw ports with models using ultra-fine threaded idle mixture screws. NOTE: these threaded holes almost always need cleaning or re-tapping. Be careful when using these taps to make sure that you are cleaning and/or re-cutting the original threads, rather than any crossed/stripped threads that may be present. And beware the tiny needle tip hole at the bottom of the screw. Finally, note that the flat o-ring land (at the bottom of the screw hole) must not be damaged or gouged.......make sure that you do not run the tap in deep enough to damage that smooth land.
$ 19.95


HCP6335 THREAD CHASER AND CLEAN-UP TAP, made from a high-speed uncoated steel. For use on all Hitachi idle mixture screw ports, for models using coarse threaded idle mixture screws, and on all Mikuni carb bowl fuel drain screw ports. NOTE: these threaded holes almost always need cleaning or re-tapping.
$ 19.95


HCP6336 THREAD CHASER AND CLEAN-UP TAP, made from a high-speed uncoated steel. For use on all Hitachi and Mikuni throttle shafts where the butterfly valve screw on, and for the petcock faceplate mounting screw holes.
$ 12.95


HCP2396 THREAD CHASER AND CLEAN-UP TAP, made from a high-speed titanium nitride coated steel. For the following holes:

- Hitachi air jet cover plate hold-down screw hole
- Hitachi carb "hat" hold-down holes
- XJ550 and XJ650 gas tank emblem screw holes.
- XJ550 Mikuni carb bowl-to-body.
- XJ550, XJ700-X, XJ750-X, and XJ1100 Mikuni carb float valve seat clamp hold-down screw.
- All XJ-series original petcock vacuum diaphram cover plate screw
- All XJ-series (except XJ750 Seca and XJ750 Euro models with cable-operated master cylinder) front master cylinder cover hold-down screws.
- All XJ550, XJ650 (except Turbo), and XJ750 Seca original petcock fuel outlet cover plate screws.
NOTE: the carb hat threaded holes almost always need cleaning or re-tapping.
$ 12.95



HCP2397 THREAD CHASER AND CLEAN-UP TAP, made from a high-speed titanium nitride coated steel. For the following holes:

- Hitachi upper rack mount screw holes.
- Hitachi float bowl mount holes in carb body.
- Hitachi pilot fuel jet hole in carb body.
- All models: gas cap mounting screw hole in all XJ-series gas tanks.
- Mikuni XJ550, XJ700-X, XJ750-X, and XJ1100 carb "hat" screws.
- Mikuni XJ550, XJ700-X, XJ750-X, and XJ1100 carb choke bracket screw.
- Mikuni XJ550, XJ700-X, XJ750-X, and XJ1100 carb upper rack mount screws.
- Mikuni XJ550 lower rack idle thumb screw bracket to lower rack bar.
- Mikuni XJ700-X, XJ750-X, and XJ1100 carb bowl-to-body screws.
- XJ1100 petcock drain screws.

NOTE: because of the large size of these threads, many of these threaded holes rarely need cleaning or re-tapping....except for the gas tank cap mounting hole, which almost always needs cleaning or tapping (be careful about this when buying a used gas tank!).
$ 14.95



HCP2399 THREAD CHASER AND CLEAN-UP TAP, made from a high-speed titanium nitride coated steel. For the following holes:

- Hitachi HSC32 air compensator jet holes.
- Hitachi lower carb rack mount screw holes.
- Hitachi pilot and main air jets port holes (in carb throat, below vacuum piston).
- Hitachi carb bowl drain screw hole.
- All models: gas tank mounting holes for the petcock.
- All models: gas tank fuel sending unit mounting holes.
- Mikuni XJ550, XJ700-X, XJ750-X, and XJ1100 lower carb rack bracket screw holes.
- All XJ550 - XJ900 models cylinder head exhaust port stud holes.
- All models: cylinder head intake manifold bolt holes.
- All XJ550 - XJ1100 models cylinder head valve cover mounting bolt holes.
- All XJ550 - XJ1100 models engine side covers mounting bolt holes.

NOTE: because of the large size of these threads, many of these threaded holes rarely need cleaning or re-tapping....except for the carb bowl drain screw holes, especially if the drain screw was "frozen"; and the gas tank petcock and sending unit mounting holes, which almost always needs cleaning or tapping (be careful about this when buying a used gas tank!).
$ 21.95



HCP11028 THREAD CHASER AND CLEAN-UP TAP, made from a high-speed titanium nitride coated steel. For the following holes:

- XJ1100 models cylinder head exhaust port stud holes.

NOTE: because of the large size of these threads, many of these threaded holes rarely need cleaning or re-tapping.
$ 19.95



HCP2400 THREAD CHASER AND CLEAN-UP TAP, made from a high-speed titanium nitride coated steel. For the following holes:

- Hitachi float valve needle seat screw hole.

NOTE: because of the large size of these threads, and the fact that the seat is made of brass, these threaded holes rarely need cleaning or re-tapping.
$ 17.95



HCP2401 THREAD CHASER AND CLEAN-UP TAP, made from a high-speed titanium nitride coated steel. For the following holes:

- Hitachi starter enrichment circuit bore hole.

NOTE: because of the large size of these threads, and the fact that the seat is made of brass, these threaded holes rarely need cleaning or re-tapping.
$ 19.95




HCP11021 THREAD CHASER AND CLEAN-UP TAP, made from a high-speed uncoated steel. For the following holes:

- 12mm spark plug holes on all XJ550, XJ700-X, and XJ750-X engines.

$ 32.95



HCP11020 THREAD CHASER AND CLEAN-UP TAP, made from a high-speed uncoated steel. For the following holes:

- 14mm spark plug holes on all XJ650, XJ700 non-X, XJ750 non-X, XJ900RK, and XJ1100 engines.

$ 44.95




HCP6378 Aftermarket 14mm cylinder head spark plug hole THREAD CHASER AND CLEAN-UP TAP, tool-steel hand tap allows you to clean and or restore damaged threads where the plugs fits into the head. For use by hand or with a 13/16" socket on all XJ650, XJ700 non-X, XJ750 non-X, XJ900RK, and XJ1100 engines. Each:
$ 14.95



FINALLY: always use a proper thread-cutting oil or lubricant before using thread taps! Thin motor oils work fine when merely doing a "clean-up" thread chase; a real cutting fluid should be obtained if a threaded bore needs to be truly cut:

NOTE: unless otherwise specified, all of the following products 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will incur additional shipping charges.

HCP2402 Aftermarket machinist-grade professional THREAD CUTTING FLUID, for use when cutting into aluminum or other soft metal. 4-ounce non-aerosol can.
$ 8.95

HCP2403 Aftermarket machinist-grade professional THREAD CUTTING FLUID, for use when cutting into steel or other ferrous metals. 4-ounce non-aerosol can.
$ 8.95




Carb Refinishing Tools:

Well, since you're going to spend the time and a lot of effort to make your carbs perform properly, why not also take them to "the final frontier"? Yes, performance is more important than appearance, but achieving a polished, "like-new" finish on your carb bodies is mostly just a labor of love, and time......rather than money.

Our special miniature POLISHING BRUSHES allow you to bring back the brilliant luster to the aluminum alloy carb bodies and bowls that makes them look showroom-fresh. Fitting into a standard high-speed dremel tool, these stiff bristle wire brushes not only remove the corrosion, discoloration, and oxidation that is typical of 30-year old carbs, but also leaves a smooth, sealed luster beauty that gives a truly professional touch to you restoration efforts.

These brushes can be used "as is", or, when combined with our coarse or fine-grit POLISHING POWDERS, makes the job that much easier and quicker. NOTE: in any case, plan on spending about 1-hour per carb to achieve a fully polished appearance.....it's tedious, but enjoyable, as you can easily see the progress as you go. ALSO.......perform the polishing procedure only after you have cleaned the carbs internally (via carb dip or other procedures), as many chemicals will react and dis-color the carb bodies!

As a final measure, we recommend spraying your newly polished bodies with our BULLETPROOF HIGH-GLOSS, 2-STAGE, FAST-DRYING CLEAR-COAT.....it's fuel resistant and non-yellowing, and will allow your labors of love to retain their beauty for many years to come.


HCP16662 Aftermarket miniature POLISHING BRUSH, 1/8" shank stainless steel bristle wire high-speed brush quickly removes corrosion and surface imperfections without displacing metal. Depending on how badly the carbs are tarnished, figure on using 2 brushes per carb body. NOTE: always wear eye protection when using these brushes, as they will tend to "shed" bristle fragments as they are used. Each:
$ 4.95

HCP16662SET8 Aftermarket miniature POLISHING BRUSHES, set of 8:
$ 32.95



HCP11198 Aftermarket BULLETPROOF HIGH-GLOSS, 2-STAGE, FAST-DRYING CLEAR-COAT WITH HARDENER. Requires 2-hours drying time to handle, and requiring just 18-24 days to fully cure. Once fully cured this clear-coat is chemical, oil, and fuel resistant, making it ideal for use on gas tanks, carbs, etc. NOTE: this clear coat is not rated for high-heat applications on engines, brake calipers, or brake rotors. 12-ounce spray can. 1 can will do a full set of carbs.
$ 24.95




DRIVETRAIN TOOLS:

NOTE: SOME OF THE FOLLOWING TOOLS ARE AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL!!: some tools are a one-time or infrequent use tool, so it may be more economical for you to rent them from us, rather than to purchase outright. Please see the rental  section within the THE TOOLBOX section of our catalog at:

http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php?threads/xj-parts-catalog-section-p-the-toolbox.44630

and review the availability and procedures in the TOOL RENTAL section.


Clutch Tools:

HCP9237 Aftermarket clutch drum HOLDER TOOL. In order to install the clutch drum retaining nut HCP3204 above, you have to lock the clutch drum and prevent it from turning while the nut is torqued. Fits use with all XJ-series bikes. High quality, professional grade tool will last a lifetime.
$ 34.95

HCP10543 Aftermarket clutch drum HOLDER TOOL. In order to install the clutch drum retaining nut HCP3204 above, you have to lock the clutch drum and prevent it from turning while the nut is torqued. This tool uses a re-cycled drive plate to hold the basket while the nut is being removed or installed, thus spreading the load more evenly and equally than the HCP9237 tool listed above. Light-duty design is not recommended for shop use, but it works just fine for periodic (individual) use. Fits all XJ550, XJ650, XJ700, XJ750, and XJ900 models.
$ 24.95




HCP10530 Aftermarket standard-depth 30mm SOCKET, 1/2"-drive thick-wall impact socket necessary to remove or install the HCP3204 clutch hub nut. Black, 6-point, 1-/2" drive.
$ 13.95

HCP10300 Aftermarket 3/8"-to-1/2" DRIVE ADAPTER. For use with the HCP10298, HCP10299, HCP10530, HCP11336, HCP22025, or the HCP2222947 sockets, and the 10mm and 12mm HCP10302 stud extractors included in the HCP10301 tool kit. Most people have the standard 3/8" drive ratchet wrenches in their tool kits already, and the larger 1/2" drive sockets can be used with those ratchets with this converter/adapter. Chrome-plated, 1/2" male drive, 3/8" female receiver.
$ 12.95


HCP9972 Aftermarket precision CLICKER TORQUE WRENCH, 3/8" drive head, 20-200 inch-pounds (1.5 to 16 foot pounds), ratchet head and handle made of hardened steel for accuracy and durability. Scale is marked in both metric and SAE torque values for convenience. Comes in a plastic storage case. A good quality, affordable torque wrench for small fastener, low-torque applications. NOTE: please resist the temptation to "cheat" on low-value torque fasteners by using a high-value torque wrench (like the HCP9973 below) to set such fasteners. Torque wrenches, by their design, are only accurate within a certain range of torque values, and totally inaccurate above and below their designated range of values.
$ 69.95




Driveline Service Tools:

HCP9214 Aftermarket driveshaft REMOVER TOOL. Designed to be used with a slide hammer, this special "gear puller jaws" tool is designed to precisely fit around the large gear on the back end of the driveshaft and is used to "yank" and break the driveshaft free of the cross-joint splines, thus allowing the drive shaft to be removed through the rear of the swingarm. For all shaft-drive XJ-series bikes.
$ 79.95


HCP9211 Aftermarket middle drive gear SHAFT NUT REMOVAL SOCKET. Special thin, large diameter recessed hub socket needed to remove the bearing retaining nut on the middle drive gear. For use with all shaft-drive XJ-series except XJ1100 models.
$ 119.95

HCP9210 Aftermarket middle drive gear GEAR LASH MEASURING TOOL. For all XJ1100 models. This tool is designed to be used in conjunction with a dial indicator gauge.
$ 29.95


HCP9213 Aftermarket final drive input pinion gear PINION GEAR REMOVER ADAPTER TOOL. Designed to be used with a slide hammer, this special adapter screws onto the input gear shaft and then you can "bang" it out with a slide hammer tool. For all shaft-drive XJ-series bikes.
$ 59.95

HCP9291 Aftermarket final drive input pinion gear BEARING RETAINER WRENCH. The input shaft bearing is retained by a special retaining ring that requires this pegged drive socket to remove. For all shaft-drive XJ models except XJ1100 models.
$ 89.95

HCP9212 Aftermarket final drive input pinion gear coupler GEAR HOLDER TOOL, necessary for measuring and setting the gear lash correctly or for removing the final drive input shaft. For all XJ-series shaft-drive models.
$ 159.95



HCP9209 Aftermarket final drive output ring gear COLLAR, OIL SEAL, and ROLLER BEARING INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL TOOL SET, necessary for proper removal and installation of these parts. Set of two tools, one for removal and the other for installation. For all XJ-series shaft-drive models.
$ 129.95




dd2) Aftermarket camshaft and CHAIN BREAKER AND RIVETER TOOLS, needed to properly break and rivet a master link onto the replacement chains. NOTE: these tools are quite expensive to purchase for one-time use (especially the riveter tools). You may be able to find a local shop that rents the proper tools for a much more affordable price than purchasing one.


HCP8607 Aftermarket camshaft CHAIN BREAKER AND RIVETER TOOL.
$ 129.95



HCP9203 Aftermarket camshaft or drive CHAIN BREAKER AND RIVETER TOOL SET, comes with a complete set of 3 different size tips, press plates, all contained within a durable plastic case. A professional quality tool designed for shop use.
$ 109.95

HCP9204 Aftermarket 2mm TIP for HCP9203 tool kit.
$ 9.95

HCP9205 Aftermarket 3mm TIP for HCP9203 tool kit.
$ 9.95

HCP9206 Aftermarket 4mm TIP for HCP9203 tool kit.
$ 9.95

HCP9207 Aftermarket WEDGE RIVETING TIP for HCP9203 tool kit.
$ 9.95




HCP9689 Aftermarket drive chain PULLER TOOL. This double-pin lateral puller hooks into two adjoining pins and allows a new, tight chain to be pulled together enough to allow the insertion of the master link.
$ 17.95



HCP9201 Aftermarket drive chain GRUNGE BRUSH. This unique design brush cleans all three sides of the drive chain on one pass. Fits all chain-drive bikes (and chain sizes) via an adjustable feature. Use with your favorite solvent.
$ 14.95

HCP9202 Aftermarket drive chain Grunge Brush REPLACEMENT PADS SET, for the HCP9201 brush listed above. Set of three replacement pads.
$ 5.95




ELECTRICAL TOOLS:

Electrical and Ignition System Tools:

NOTE: SOME OF THE FOLLOWING TOOLS ARE AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL!!: some tools are a one-time or infrequent use tool, so it may be more economical for you to rent them from us, rather than to purchase outright. Please see the rental  section within the THE TOOLBOX section of our catalog at:

http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php?threads/xj-parts-catalog-section-p-the-toolbox.44630

and review the availability and procedures in the TOOL RENTAL section.



General Electrical System Tools:

et1) Aftermarket electrical test MULTIMETERS, the most useful tool you'll ever own for working on electrical systems. These professional-grade test instruments make your life easier, and give you the accurate measurements needed to diagnose and track down electrical system issues.

Here are some good reviews that shows you how to use one to do various electrical system tests and troubleshooting:

http://nadp.sws.uiuc.edu/cal/PDF/MulltimeterUse.pdf

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/how-to-use-a-multimeter?_ga=1.238289411.262114863.1436923213

http://www.masonmonitoring.com/pdf/support/UsingMultimeter.pdf

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/how-to-read-a-schematic

http://www.autoshop101.com/forms/elec12.pdf


HCP7135 Aftermarket ANALOG (moving needle) MULTIMETER, more accurate than digital meters but a bit less user-friendly. These 6-function meters measure DC voltages (0-100), AC voltages (0-750), Resistance (0-10 megaohms), DC Current (0-10A), and has a small battery testing dial. NOTE: this multimeter does NOT have the capability to perform diode-checking, which can be a useful function when working on these bikes (although, to be honest, a diode failure is a rare event).
$ 79.95

HCP7136 Aftermarket DIGITAL (numerical LCD display) MULTIMETER, less accurate than analog meters but a bit more user-friendly. This 5-function meters measure DC voltages (0-1000), AC voltages (0-700), Resistance (0-2 megaohms), DC Current (0-10A), and Diode Checking. NOTE: this multimeter DOES have the capability to perform diode-checking, which can be a useful function when working on these bikes (although, to be honest, a diode failure is a rare event). Accuracy: DC voltage +/- 0.7%, AC voltage +/- 1.2%, DC current +/- 1%, Resistance +/-1%.
$ 69.95



HCP10589 Aftermarket TIMING LIGHT, inductive pickup 12V powered stroboscopic timing light is used to check the proper functioning of your ignition system at the pick-up coils. Alligator clips for easy power hook-up to the battery, and a clamp-over inductive feed clips over the #1 plug wire. Super-bright xenon-bulb makes daytime use possible.
$ 39.95



cps2) Aftermarket high-quality CROCUS CLOTH. Unlike sandpaper or emery paper, crocus cloth is a super-fine, cloth-backed soft abrasive that doesn t shed  particles during use, and is just the thing for burnishing and polishing of copper electrical contact, like the alternator rotor and starter motor commutators. Sold in a 2  wide x 1-foot long strip, enough for polishing many a commutator or contact.

HCP21378 Aftermarket strip of CROCUS CLOTH, measures 12  x 2 . Each:
$ 3.50



NOTE: unless otherwise specified, all of 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will incur additional shipping charges.

HCP9762 Aftermarket miracle-goo black LIQUID ELECTRICAL TAPE is easier to use than traditional tape products, especially in close-in locations. Great for sealing crimped wire terminal ends to the wire and serves as a good alternative or supplement to shrink tubing. Just brush it on and let it dry! Comes in a 4-ounces brush-top can.
$ 6.95

HCP10508 Aftermarket electrical CONTACT CLEANER is a good general purpose cleaner and de-greaser. Will not harm plastic terminal connector blocks. Fast drying and leaves no residue. Comes in a 16-ounce aerosol can.
$ 8.95




Battery Tools and Testers:

HCP10448 Aftermarket battery testing HYDROMETER. This is a real hydrometer, not the cheapo 4-dollar special you usually see at the auto parts store. It measure the specific gravity of the electrolytic fluid, which is the proper way to test its condition. Those little "floating balls" testers are barely worth the plastic that they're made of! This professional hydrometer gives you temperature-adjusted specific gravity readings, which is the only accurate method of measurement. And yes, you can use these on your car or tractor or boat battery, too........
$ 12.95

HCP10542 Aftermarket battery testing MINI-HYDROMETER. This is a cheapy, "floating ball" style hydrometer, but it's small size makes it easier to use on motorcycle batteries. It's better than not having one at all! And yes, you can use these on your car or tractor or boat battery, too........
$ 7.95




fbc3) Aftermarket automatic BATTERY CHARGERS. A fully automatic battery charger is the best type to use to provide "trickle charge" to deep-cycle batteries, as it prevents the overcharge conditions that dramatically reduce the life of a battery.


HCP9962 Aftermarket automatic BATTERY CHARGER, standard bench-top style. Features that a 1.5A charger rate can be used to re-charge a dead battery quickly or maintain a trickle-charge for batteries that see infrequent use. Automatically changes from full-charge to float-mode monitoring for the extended battery life and no worries about over-charging. Reverse-hookup protection, LED power-on/charging/charged indicator lights, CSA-certified, and comes with both 50A standard spring clamps or the easy-to-use permanent plug-in connector to permanently attach a charging "pigtail" connector to the battery for instant access. Can be safely used on conventional and AGM style batteries; not recommended for gel-cell batteries.
$ 44.95

HCP10449 Aftermarket automatic BATTERY CHARGER, compact wall-transformer style. Features that a 1.3A "pulse-mode" charger that can be used to re-charge a dead battery or maintain a trickle-charge for batteries that see infrequent use. Automatically changes from full-charge to float-mode monitoring for the extended battery life and no worries about over-charging. Comes with both alligator clips or the easy-to-use permanent plug-in connector to permanently attach a charging "pigtail" connector to the battery for instant access. Can be safely used on conventional and AGM style batteries; not recommended for gel-cell batteries.
$ 59.95

HCP10451 Aftermarket automatic BATTERY MAINTENANCE CHARGER, compact wall-transformer style. Features that a 800ma (0.8A) charger rate, perfect for maintaining a trickle-charge for batteries that see infrequent use. Automatically changes from full-charge to float-mode monitoring for the extended battery life and no worries about over-charging. Reverse-hookup and short-circuit protection, LED power-on/charging/charged indicator lights, waterproof, and comes with both alligator clips or the easy-to-use permanent plug-in connector to permanently attach a charging "pigtail" connector to the battery for instant access. No bigger than a typical computer "mouse"! Can be safely used on conventional and AGM style batteries; not recommended for gel-cell batteries.
$ 44.95


HCP10452 Aftermarket battery charger EXTENSION CABLE, 12-foot length. Don't want to bring your bike over to your charger? Then this set of 12-foot long charger-to-battery leads extender cable allows you to leave the battery charger close to a wall outlet, and extend the power leads to wherever your bike is located! Quick-connect feature allows plug-and-play installation with all of the above chargers. Very convenient.
$ 11.95



et3) Aftermarket motorcycle-sized BATTERY JUMPER CABLES. Small sized end clips more easily reach into the cramped areas where your battery lives, making it somewhat easier to jump-start a dead bike. NOTE: NEVER attach jumper cables to your battery unless your ignition key is OFF......or your risk frying a lot of expensive electrical components!

HCP1608 Aftermarket five-foot long standard duty JUMPER CABLES, with alligator clip ends.
$ 14.95



NOTE: unless otherwise specified, all of 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will incur additional shipping charges.

HCP10493 Aftermarket battery post TERMINAL SEALER helps keep corrosion from forming on the battery terminals. Fast drying and leaves no residue. Comes in a 6-ounce aerosol can.
$ 5.95




HCP10540 Aftermarket acid-neutralizing BATTERY MAT, thin felt mat with pressure-treated with a battery-acid neutralizing chemical. Easily placed directly under the battery, it prevents any spills or discharge from the battery from doing damage to your paint, frame, etc. Trim to fit your battery box with a sharp knife or a pair of scissors. For all XJ550, XJ650, XJ700, XJ750, and XJ900RK models.
$ 4.95

HCP10541 Aftermarket acid-neutralizing BATTERY MAT, thin felt mat with pressure-treated with a battery-acid neutralizing chemical. Easily placed directly under the battery, it prevents any spills or discharge from the battery from doing damage to your paint, frame, etc. Trim to fit your battery tray with a sharp knife or a pair of scissors. For all XJ1100 models.
$ 5.95




Spark Plug Tools:

HCP8674 Aftermarket deep-reach thinwall SPARK PLUG SOCKET, copy of the original tool used on XJ550 and 1984-85 FJ600 models. Includes the short "breaker bar".
$ 6.95

HCP9721 Aftermarket deep-reach thinwall SPARK PLUG SOCKET, copy of the original tool used on all XJ650, XJ700 air-cooled, all XJ750 air-cooled, XJ900RK, RL, N, F, and FN models, and all XJ1100 models. Includes the short "breaker bar".
$ 6.95

The following aftermarket PLUG SOCKETS are special deep-reach, thin wall design tools that are specially designed to allow use on XJ700-X and XJ750-X models, where the spark plug lives deep inside a recessed well on the cam cover. Typical plug socket tools are far too big in their outside diameter to fit into this well. Although not necessary, these sockets will also work fine on all XJ550, 1984-85 FJ600, 1992-98 XJ600 Seca II, and XJ900 S/SH model spark plugs also.

HCP9691 Aftermarket deep-reach thinwall SPARK PLUG SOCKET, copy of the original tool used on all XJ700-X water-cooled and XJ750-X water-cooled models models. Has a 17mm hex at the top end of a tool to accept a socket or wrench.
$ 8.95


HCP8552 Aftermarket deep-reach thinwall SPARK PLUG SOCKET, 3/8" square drive, needs to be used with a 3" extension to clear the valve cover on all "X" models.
$ 14.95

HCP9123 Aftermarket 3" socket EXTENSION BAR, chrome plated, 3/8" drive, for use with the HCP8552 socket above. Each:
$ 4.95


HCP8430 Aftermarket deep-reach thinwall SPARK PLUG SOCKET, 3/8" square drive, 13/16" hex wrench drive, or can be used with a straight round breaker bar, requires the use of a 1"-to-1.75" extension to clear the valve cover on all "X" models.
$ 19.95

HCP9124 Aftermarket 1-3/4" socket EXTENSION BAR, chrome plated, 3/8" drive, for use with the HCP8430 socket above. Each:
$ 4.95



HCP11021 THREAD CHASER AND CLEAN-UP TAP, made from a high-speed uncoated steel. For the following holes:

- 12mm spark plug holes on all XJ550, XJ700-X, and XJ750-X engines.
$ 32.95


HCP11020 THREAD CHASER AND CLEAN-UP TAP, made from a high-speed uncoated steel. For the following holes:

- 14mm spark plug holes on all XJ650, XJ700 non-X, XJ750 non-X, XJ900RK, and XJ1100 engines.
$ 44.95


HCP6378 Aftermarket 14mm cylinder head spark plug hole THREAD CHASER AND CLEAN-UP TAP, tool-steel hand tap allows you to clean and or restore damaged threads where the plugs fits into the head. For use by hand or with a 13/16" socket on all XJ650, XJ700 non-X, XJ750 non-X, XJ900RK, and XJ1100 engines. Each:
$ 14.95



spt22) Spark plug drain well BRUSH and BLOCK-OFF PLUGS allow you to clean out the water-drain wells in the cylinder heads on all XJ700-X and XJ750-X (water-cooled) engines. These drain passages are only accessible by removing the cylinder head decorative, ribbed side covers (which will expose the small, center well drain-hole on the side of the head). This passage hole is used to drain water and associated grit and gunk from the spark plug wells on each side of the head (i.e. the left side hole drains plugs #1 and #2; the right side hole drains wells on the #3 and #4 plugs). Clogged drain ports allow water and other junk to build up in the plug wells, with predictable results. Our extra-long WIRE-BRISTLE BRUSH is the correct size and depth to purge these passages, while the BLOCK-OFF PLUGS replace the spark plugs while the cleaning procedure is being performed (the spark plugs must be removed to allow the brush clearance to pass all the way thru the passage).

The procedure to clean these wells ---- which, by the way, is not mentioned at all in the service manual ---- is as follows:

1) remove the decorative head side cover.
2) remove the spark plug cap/boot & &.leave the spark plugs in for now.
3) using compressed air, blow out any debris in the wells.
4) remove the two spark plugs on that side  of the head you are working on.
5) install the low-profile block-off plugs into the two spark plug holes.
6) use the wire-bristle brush to clean out the drain passage completely. Any debris will be pushed  into the plug wells (that s why you need to install the block-off plugs!).
7) using compressed air, blow out any debris in the wells.
8) remove the low-profile block-off plugs, and re-install the spark plugs, plug cap/boot, and decorative side cover.
9) repeat steps 1-8 for the other side.
10) this procedure should be done once every few years or so.


HCP21394 Aftermarket STAINLESS STEEL WIRE-BRISTLE CLEANING BRUSH, perfect size for cleaning out the spark plug well drain passage in the cylinder head of all the built-up gunk and debris. For use on all XJ700-X and XJ750-X engines..
$ 7.95

HCP21367SET2 Aftermarket spark plug hole BLOCK-OFF PLUGS, these low-profile plugs are the correct size to replace the spark plugs while cleaning out the spark plug well drain passage in the cylinder head. For use on all XJ700-X and XJ750-X engines.. Set of 2 plugs:
$ 10.95

HCP21444 Aftermarket spark plug well drain passages CLEAN-OUT KIT, contains the HCP21394 brush and two of the HCP21367 plugs, everything you ll need to perform the cleaning procedure.
$ 14.95



HCP20451 Aftermarket spark plug wire terminal CRIMPING TOOL. This basic, 7-function hand-crimp tool incorporates wire butter, terminal crimper, and wire stripper functions into one handy tool. Black anodized finish with insulated hand grips, crimp slot on end of tool secures most ignition terminals including "W" type, right angle and "High Tower" terminals. Will crimp 7mm to 8.5mm plug wire, and works with 10- to 22-gauge solderless terminals.
$ 29.95

HCP9739 Aftermarket spark plug wire terminal CRIMPING TOOL. This high-quality, professional grade ratcheting tool is easy-to-use feel, but will still achieve a complete and thorough crimp of the wire terminals to the plug wire, preventing future separation or electrical resistance issues. The right tool for the job makes life easier......
$ 69.95




Alternator Tools:

ap7) Aftermarket alternator ROTOR REMOVAL TOOLS, correct copy of the factory Yamaha tool needed to remove the alternator rotor from its mounting shaft (the rotor is a friction fit onto the tapered end of the alternator shaft). Designed to be used in conjunction with the HCP6495 rotor puller tool Attachment Tool listed below. The use of these two tools allows you to safely and properly remove your rotor without damaging either the rotor or the rotor shaft. For all XJ550 thru XJ1100 models.

HCP1404 Aftermarket ROTOR REMOVAL TOOL, screws into the threaded hub of the alternator, heavy-duty shop-grade tool.
$ 16.95

HCP21905 Aftermarket ROTOR REMOVAL TOOL, screws into the threaded hub of the alternator. Less expensive version than the shop-grade version tool HCP1404.
$ 9.95

HCP6495 Aftermarket ROTOR REMOVAL ATTACHMENT, slides into the end of the internally threaded alternator shaft and prevents the tip of the HCP1404 from "mushrooming" the end of the shaft.
$ 4.95



HCP10236 Aftermarket TORX-DRIVE SOCKET, fits standard 3/8"-drive ratchets. Has the proper size torx-driver bit included. NOTE: this socket can be used with a 3/8" drive impact driver (such as our HCP9706 impact wrench set) but it is not rated for impact wrench use. However, since you will most likely only be using the bit one time (to loosen the 3 bearing housing screws), then you should be able to accomplish the task, and purchase a replacement bit if necessary.
$ 14.95

HCP10237 Aftermarket replacement TORX-DRIVE BIT, fits the above socket.
$ 4.95




WIRE ASSEMBLY and SOLDERING TOOLS:

Wire Cutter, Stripper, and Terminal Crimper Tools:

These professional-grade tools put the discount chain-store variety to shame. If you want strong and secure connections when you're done, don't try to save a few dollars on inferior quality tools. There's absolutely nothing more frustrating than have a wire stripper that pulls the wire strands out (along with the insulation) because it's pivot point won't hold a setting, or because the round holes were not cut to the proper depths. And terminal crimper tools that have an incorrect or poor tolerance profile just won't ever crimp tightly enough, and then the wire will pull out of the terminal crimp----no matter how hard you squeeze!

Proper wire terminal installation techniques can be reviewed at:

http://www.xj4ever.com/crimping my style.pdf

and here s how to properly solder a connection:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=281500


HCP13112 Aftermarket standard-duty WIRE CUTTER and STRIPPER TOOL. Designed for 10-22 gauge stranded copper wire only, this tool features precision-cut holes for wire insulation stripping, as well as high-carbon steel precision scissors-type blades for straight-cut, flush end wire cutting. Highly visible AWG and mm wire gauge sizes are embossed into the handle as well as color-coded. The tapered end of the base allows you to pull and twist frayed wire ends back into a tight strand. Soft comfort handles.
$ 19.95

HCP13113 Aftermarket heavy-duty WIRE CUTTER and STRIPPER TOOL. Designed for 12-20 gauge stranded copper wire only, this tool features precision-cut holes for wire insulation stripping, as well as stainless steel, nick-resistant scissors-type blades for straight-cut, flush end wire cutting. AWG wire gauge sizes are embossed into the handle. The tapered end of the base allows you to pull and twist frayed wire ends back into a tight strand. Curved, soft comfort-grip handles.
$ 34.95



HCP13065 Aftermarket heavy-duty WIRE CRIMPER TOOL, designed for use with original style "open-barrel" wire terminals. This crimper is a ratchet-design that will not release until the crimp is fully completed, vastly simplifying its use and performance. For 12-22 gauge wire terminals.
$ 59.95

HCP13223 Aftermarket heavy-duty WIRE CRIMPER, STRIPPER, and CUTTER TOOL, professional grade for use with original style "open-barrel" wire terminals. Although this crimper is not a ratchet-design, its long lever arms produce enough force to properly secure the wire to the terminal, vastly simplifying its use and performance. For 14-22 gauge wire terminals.
$ 89.95

HCP14583 Aftermarket super-duty WIRE CRIMPER TOOL, for use with original style "open-barrel" wire terminals. This crimper is a ratchet-design that will not release until the crimp is fully completed. For 12-22 gauge wire terminals. A professional level tool, combines ease of use while achieving crisp and consistent final crimp quality.
$ 189.95


HCP13066 Aftermarket heavy-duty WIRE CRIMPER TOOL, designed for use with aftermarket style "closed-barrel" wire terminals (such as with butt connectors, or other style terminals with a hollow metal receiver tube that the wire fits into before crimping). This crimper is also a ratchet-design that will not release until the die set if fully closed, and thus the crimp is fully completed. For 10-22 gauge wire terminals.
$ 49.95



Wire Solder and Soldering Guns:

While there is a unbelievably confusing array of solder choices, we've narrowed your choices down to one brand and type that we feel is the best: 3.5% SILVER BEARING, LEAD-FREE, ROSIN-CORE SOLDER. Let's go over those features one at a time:

a) Silver is the best material to use for small-wire electrical soldering, due to both the high-strength of silver and the exceptional electrical conductivity of silver (as opposed to lead solder).

b) Lead is a poisonous substance, and the soldering process has the potential to release lead fumes into the air....and into your eyes and lungs.....and that's just not a good thing, at all.

c) In the old days, solder was "pure" solder (be it lead-based, silver, etc.) and the cleaning flux was a separate material that had to be applied by hand. Modern "solder" is available with a central, internal flux core so that the cleaning and de-oxidizing properties of the flux----which has a lower melting point than the solder itself----is released and performs the cleaning task on the wires and terminals immediately before the solder itself melts and flows. The miracles of modern technology at its best..........

NOTE: never use acid-core solder or an acid-based flux when performing electrical wire soldering!


Of course, you'll want to apply such solder with a professional-quality SOLDER GUN, and since you probably, just like the rest of us, only have two hands, then you'll quickly come to appreciate our super-handy WIRE HOLDER tool that allows you to clamp the wires properly in place before soldering, leaving your hands free for the solder feed and the handling of the gun.



HCP13067 Aftermarket standard-duty SOLDERING GUN SET, 120-volt, dual 100-Watt and 140-Watts power settings, tip temperatures of 900-F and 1020-F. An excellent 8-piece kit which includes the gun, the tin-plated copper soldering tip, a plastics heat-cutting tip, a flux brush, all enclosed in a hard-shell protective carrying case.
$ 57.95

HCP13068 Aftermarket heavy-duty SOLDERING GUN SET, 120-volt, dual 200-Watt and 260-Watts power settings, tip temperatures of 900-F and 1100-F. An excellent 8-piece kit which includes the gun, the tin-plated copper soldering tip, a plastics heat-cutting tip, a flux brush, all enclosed in a hard-shell protective carrying case.
$ 69.95


HCP13108 Aftermarket 3.5% SILVER BEARING, LEAD-FREE, ROSIN-CORE SOLDER, 15-foot spool contains enough material to solder many, many wire joints! 430-F solder melt temperature, .032" diameter solder wire size is just right for the type of wires you'll be working on.
$ 9.95


HCP13111 Aftermarket magnetic WIRE HOLDER - CLAMPS TOOL, a very useful gadget when trying to manipulate 2 (or more) wires and trying to solder at the same time. Adjustable spring-loaded alligator clips hold the wires steady and in alignment while you do the soldering; both the tool base and the clips are magnetic so that you can the tool on a metal surface without it walking, or the hex-shaped tool base allows it to be clamped into a vice for complete restraint of movement. You'll be glad your bought it!
$ 23.95



Wire Harness Tape:

Factory wire harness bundles were taped with a black electrically-insulating protective VINYL ELECTRICAL TAPE WRAP to provide both an orderly routing of the main harness wires and for additional wire protection. We have the correct 19mm wide black, high-voltage, adhesive-backed, all-weather stretch tape to allow you to repair or re-tape your harness. NOTE: XJ750 Maxim models that used this hard-shell, plastic ribbed tubing to protect the wire bundles had the hard-shell tubing externally wrapped with this tape.

HCP12923 Aftermarket harness bundle VINYL ELECTRICAL TAPE WRAP, black, 20-foot roll.
$ 4.95

HCP13134 Aftermarket harness bundle VINYL ELECTRICAL TAPE WRAP, black, 66-foot roll, almost enough to do one complete harness.
$ 10.95



Additionally, most harnesses had a few short turns of COLORED VINYL ELECTRICAL TAPE WRAP to provide visual identification of "what connector goes where?" during harness assembly and installation. Always located just by the connector shell, about 3-4 turns of this tape was used to both tape off any vinyl sleeve and to properly identify what the connector plugged into. Used primarily at the TCI connector (from the pick-up coils) and at the various small "cube" style relays (headlight relays, sidestand safety switch relays, etc.). Since all of these harness connector shells are the same style and type (4-position, horizontally oriented 2-over-2), this small tape wrap served as a way of indicating which of these many identical connectors went to which component.

HCP13130 Aftermarket harness bundle YELLOW VINYL ELECTRICAL TAPE WRAP, 20-foot roll. Used by the pick-up coil harness connector (at the TCI) on XJ700-X and XJ750-X models, and at the headlight relay connector on all XJ550 models, all XJ650 (except Turbo) models, and all XJ750 Seca models.
$ 3.95

HCP13131 Aftermarket harness bundle RED VINYL ELECTRICAL TAPE WRAP, 20-foot roll. Used by the pick-up coil harness connector (at the TCI) on 1982-83 XJ650 Maxim models, all '81-83 XJ750 models, and all XJ700 non-X models, and at the fuel pump relay connector on all XJ650 Turbo models.
$ 3.95

HCP13132 Aftermarket harness bundle BLUE VINYL ELECTRICAL TAPE WRAP, 20-foot roll. Used by the pick-up coil harness connector (at the TCI) on all XJ550 models, at the emergency stop switch relay connector on all XJ650 Turbo models, and for the sidestand safety switch relay connector on all XJ550 models, all '82-83 XJ650 models, all XJ750 models, XJ900RK and XJ1100 models.
$ 3.95

HCP13133 Aftermarket harness bundle GREEN VINYL ELECTRICAL TAPE WRAP, 20-foot roll. Used by the pick-up coil harness connector (at the TCI) on all XJ650RJ Seca and XJ1100 models.
$ 3.95

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SECTION P:

THE TOOLBOX, LOWER DRAWERS:

ENGINE TOOLS:

NOTE: SOME OF THE FOLLOWING TOOLS ARE AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL!!: some tools are a one-time or infrequent use tool, so it may be more economical for you to rent them from us, rather than to purchase outright. Please see the rental  section within the THE TOOLBOX section of our catalog at:

http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php?threads/xj-parts-catalog-section-p-the-toolbox.44630

and review the availability and procedures in the TOOL RENTAL section.


Cylinder Compression Gauge:

Yamaha recommends that you perform a compression test every 5,000 miles or so, and that you should record the readings, per cylinder, for future comparison and evaluation. The acceptable readings (specified at sea level) are as follows:

To do a compression test properly, you should first make sure all of your engine valves are properly adjusted to their recommended clearances, as valves that are too "tight" (not enough clearance) will allow the intake or exhaust valve to be open more than is necessary, or at the wrong time within the compression stroke cycle, thus bleeding off compression that would otherwise be developed.

a) make sure the engine is cool/cold.

b) remove all spark plugs, and then stick the plugs back into their caps and make sure the plugs are grounded to the cylinder head (or even better, disconnect your TCI unit).

c) remove the airbox filter lid and the air filter.

d) make sure the battery is FULLY charged, and remains so throughout the course of these tests!

e) open the throttle FULLY and keep it open during testing.

f) crank the engine over until the needle stops advancing.

g) Let the starter cool down for a minute or so, then do the next cylinder, etc.

h) If the readings are below spec, then shoot about a teaspoon amount of motor oil into each cylinder, crank the engine over a few revolutions with the starter (to spread the oil around), and then re-test each cylinder using the above procedure.

i) now re-install the spark plugs, let the engine warm up to operating temp.

j) re-test as above (plugs out and grounded, throttle wide open, etc.

k) compare the two results and analyze.

l) keep all of your figures, and note the date and mileage from your odometer, so you can compare the next time you take readings (every 5,000 miles or so).


The specified compression pressures should be:

XJ550 engines:
Minimum: 100 psi
Standard: 121 psi
Maximum: 135 psi
Max. variance between lowest and highest: 14 psi


XJ650 and XJ750 air-cooled engines:
Minimum: 128 psi
Standard: 156 psi
Maximum: 171 psi
Max. variance between lowest and highest: 14 psi


XJ700 non-X (air-cooled) engines:
Minimum: 128 psi
Standard: 156 psi
Maximum: 171 psi
Max. variance between lowest and highest: 14 psi


XJ700-X and XJ750-X (water cooled) engines:
Minimum: 154 psi
Standard: 159 psi
Maximum: 165 psi
Max range allowable between highest and lowest readings: 14 psi


XJ900 engines:
Minimum: 114 psi
Standard: 142 psi
Maximum: 171 psi
Max. variance between lowest and highest: 14 psi


XJ1100 engines:
Minimum: 128 psi
Standard: 142 psi
Maximum: 156 psi
Max. variance between lowest and highest: 14 psi


NOTE: for readings taken at locations that are above sea level, the following correction factors should be applied to the readings that your gauge obtains:

- 1000' above seal level, multiply your readings by 1.029 to get a "true" compression reading.
- 2000' above seal level, multiply your readings by 1.060 to get a "true" compression reading.
- 3000' above seal level, multiply your readings by 1.093 to get a "true" compression reading.
- 4000' above seal level, multiply your readings by 1.126 to get a "true" compression reading.
- 5000' above seal level, multiply your readings by 1.160 to get a "true" compression reading.
- 6000' above seal level, multiply your readings by 1.196 to get a "true" compression reading.
- 7000' above seal level, multiply your readings by 1.233 to get a "true" compression reading.
- 8000' above seal level, multiply your readings by 1.272 to get a "true" compression reading.



Now Analyze This!:

1) If one or all of your cylinders are too low in pressure, it means that:

a) you did the compression test incorrectly
b) the tester gauge is inaccurate, or was not used properly.
c) your engine has piston ring, piston wall, or valve leakage problems.
d) you valve clearances are too tight, and should be adjusted, or aftermarket camshafts have been fitted that have altered the camshaft timing.
e) if a cylinder or cylinders have NO compression at all, that typically means your piston has been catastrophically damaged (i.e. a hole in the piston crown, broken piston, etc.)
f) if a cylinder or cylinders have good compression that rapidly "leaks away" (best determined by the use of a Leakdown Tester gauge as listed further below), this points to burned or otherwise problematic valves.
In order to further analyze a low-compression condition, you should squirt a small amount of engine oil into the suspect cylinders (about a teaspoon), crank the engine over for a few revolutions to spread the oil about, and then re-test those cylinders.

g) if the compression pressures RISE by a large amount after the infusion of oil, then this typically means that the pistons, piston rings, or cylinder walls are damaged or worn in some way(s). However, be aware that if you introduced a significant amount of oil into a cylinder (1 teaspoon or more) when conducting this test, a small rise in pressure may occur, and it may instead mean that your valves are the problem, since the introduction of that much oil in a small cylinder will naturally cause the compression to rise.
h) if the compression pressures do NOT rise after the infusion of oil, then this typically means that the valve seats or faces are worn, or a valve is hanging up within its guide, or your valve clearances are way too small.
i) if two adjacent cylinders (cylinders 1 and 2, or cylinders 3 and 4) have low compression, and the oil treatment produces no greater pressures, this points to a damaged cylinder head gasket, warped head, etc.
j) it can be very useful to introduce 20-30 psi of compressed air into the cylinder (thru the spark plug hole) to help identify the source of low compression: the escaping air can pinpoint the source of the leak (air hissing out of the intakes or exhaust points to valve problems, while air escaping thru the crankcase breather indicates ring-seal issues).


Of course, many other situation may cause low cylinder compression, including valves that are out of adjustment (too tight, thus holding a valve slightly open all the time, losing compression), cracked pistons, cylinders, or cylinder heads, but those situations are the not all that common.



2) If one or all of your cylinders are too HIGH in pressure, it means that:

a) you piston domes (tops) and/or the cylinder head combustion chamber have a significant accumulation of carbon upon them, which should be cleaned via some type of chemical treatment or engine dis-assembly and manual removal methods. Note that higher cylinder pressures caused by such build-up may be "masking" or hiding other problems that might cause LOW cylinder pressures, such as worn rings, etc.

b) your engine has been fitted with aftermarket, high-compression pistons, or has had the cylinder head "shaved".

NOTE: high cylinder pressures are NOT a good thing, as they tend to blow out head gaskets and can cause accelerated piston, piston ring, or bearing wear.


You can also test for piston ring and cylinder wall condition by performing a "leak-down" test, which consists of forcing a measured amount of compressed air into a cylinder, and then seeing how long before this air "leaks" out of the combustion chamber and down into the crankcase (past the ring seal):

http://www.dietersmotorsports.com/Compression-leakdowntest.htm


NOTE: be aware that some of the ultra low-priced gauges that are typically advertised on eBay, etc. can be quite un-reliable in their readings, and may regularly indicate a false (low) compression reading.


HCP16268 Aftermarket BASIC COMPRESSION TESTER KIT. This dial-type compression pressure gauge contains everything you'll need to check the "health" of those four holes: a 2-1/2" diameter, 0-300 psi gauge with an integrated pressure release valve, a separate 12" long flex hose, and a 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, and 18mm plug adapters. Soft storage pouch, instructions, and a compliment of replacement o-rings and core valves are included. This is a good basic kit.
$ 59.95

HCP16269 Aftermarket PROFESSIONAL COMPRESSION TESTER KIT......this versatile, affordably-priced, accurate set contains everything you'll need to check the "health" of those four holes: a 2-3/4" gauge head---calibrated in psi, kPa, kg/cm2, and bar scales---with an integral pressure-relieved valve, permanently attached to a 10" hose with a quick-release coupler. A complete variety of 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, and 18mm adapter fittings and extensions hoses allows for maximum flexibility and ease of use on all types of engines. Comes in a handy plastic storage case, with a user guide, and a field service kit.
$ 89.95



Cylinder Leakdown Gauge:

In addition to a compression test gauge, another important means of determining the condition of the pistons/rings/cylinders is via a PRESSURE LEAKDOWN TESTER GAUGE. The standard compression tests can read maximum compression achieved, and that is all well and good; but equally important is whether that maximum compression pressure can be held by the rings and valves. A special "pressurize and hold" leakdown tester is necessary to perform this type of testing, and is great device to have when diagnosing the true condition of an engine's top end.

HCP17850 Aftermarket PROFESSIONAL PRESSURE LEAKDOWN TESTER KIT......this versatile, affordably-priced, accurate set contains everything you'll need to check the "health" of those four holes: gauge head, regulator valve, permanently and a set of extension hoses with 10mm, 12mm, and 14mm fittings for use on all types of 4-stroke engines. Comes in a handy plastic storage case with a user guide. NOTE: requires the use of an air compressor for use.
$ 159.95



Valvetrain Tools:

dd2) Aftermarket camshaft chain BREAKER AND RIVETER TOOLS, needed to properly break and rivet a master link onto the replacement cam chains listed above. NOTE: these tools are quite expensive to purchase for one-time use (especially the riveter tools). You may be able to find a local shop that rents the proper tools for a much more affordable price than purchasing one.

HCP8607 Aftermarket cam chain BREAKER AND RIVETER TOOL.
$ 129.95



HCP9203 Aftermarket camshaft or drive CHAIN BREAKER AND RIVETER TOOL SET, comes with a complete set of 3 different size tips, press plates, all contained within a durable plastic case. A professional quality tool designed for shop use.
$ 109.95

HCP9204 Aftermarket 2mm TIP for HCP9203 tool kit.
$ 9.95

HCP9205 Aftermarket 3mm TIP for HCP9203 tool kit.
$ 9.95

HCP9206 Aftermarket 4mm TIP for HCP9203 tool kit.
$ 9.95

HCP9207 Aftermarket WEDGE RIVETING TIP for HCP9203 tool kit.
$ 9.95




Valve Cover Pressure Washer Installation Tool:

HCP17542 Aftermarket valve cover pressure washer INSTALLATION TOOL........a lifesaver little device to make quick and easy work of installing the HCP1621, HCP1622, HCP19931 pressure washers into their bolts, and useful (but not absolutely necessary) on the HCP1620 pressure washers. This tapered brass collar is the proper size to allow the pressure washer to easily slide over its retaining flange or "ring" on bolt, eliminating the grinding ordeal of trying to press or wedge the new washer over that flange (it ain't easy!). See it in action here: http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php?threads/40308
$ 1.95



Valve Shim Bucket Retaining Tool:

These reproductions of the original shim BUCKET RETAINER TOOL are required when removing or installing valve shims on air-cooled engines. NOTE: these tools are NOT needed to check the valve shim clearance, it is only necessary if you have determined that a shim needs to be changed and you are going to extract the current in-place shim from its bucket.

However, we recommend that you purchase the tool before you even begin the entire valve-clearance checking process, as chances are almost 100% that some - most - all of your valve clearances are out of spec, and to determine which replacement shims you'll need, you'll need to have this tool available to extract the currently installed shims (to check their size, and thus make the determination of what replacement sizes you'll need).

If you "measure clearances" and find that they are out of spec, and only then wait to order this tool, you'll be throwing your efforts behind by a week or so, and you'll be doing twice the amount of work. For the relatively small price of the tool, which you will need (whether now or in the future), it's our recommendation that you have it "at the ready" whenever you go thru the clearance-checking procedure, so you don't have to 2- or 3-step the process.


HCP247A Aftermarket valve shim BUCKET RETAINER TOOL. For use with all XJ550, 1984-85 FJ600, XJ650, XJ700 air-cooled, XJ750 air-cooled, XJ900, XJ1100, and XS1100 engines. Please note that although this tool is patterned off the original Yamaha tool, and will work properly, although it can be somewhat "tricky" to figure out the procedure the first time you use it!: http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php?threads/29209
$ 17.95

HCP22099 Aftermarket valve shim BUCKET RETAINER TOOL. For use with all XJ600 Seca II engines.
$ 19.95



Valve Shim Feeler Gauge Sets:

v7) Aftermarket valve clearance FEELER GAUGES SETS. These dual offset-blade design with their 90-degree angled ends makes it easy to check the valve clearance on all XJ air-cooled motors. XJ700-X and XJ750-X (water-cooled) engines will require the use of much narrower feeler gauges to check the intake valve clearances on those models.


HCP1593 Aftermarket valve clearance FEELER GAUGES SET, combined .002"/.003" blades.
$ 6.95

HCP1594 Aftermarket valve clearance FEELER GAUGES SET, combined .004"/.005" blades.
$ 6.95

HCP1595 Aftermarket valve clearance FEELER GAUGES SET, combined .006"/.008" blades.
$ 6.95

HCP159345SET---set of all three gauges, 1 each of HCP1593, HCP1594, and HCP1595 gives you all of the most common sizes needed.
$ 19.95



We also carry traditional multi-blade feeler gauge sets. Which one should you order? Well, it depends on whether you like your readings to be based in standard-size DECIMAL or [/b]METRIC[/b] readings (both gauges have the corresponding sizes in their opposite equivalents, but the "round number" readings vary between the two sets). Since these are metric bikes, and the valve shim clearance charts and the shims are denominated in metric, we tend to prefer the metric gauges:

HCP6383 Aftermarket METRIC FEELER GAUGES SET. These gauges will work on all XJ engines including the XJ700-X and XJ750-X water-cooled models, which require narrower blade-tip feeler gauges to check the intake valve clearances on those models. Aftermarket 32-blade metric set has 95mm long blades, hardened and polished, with the thin, tapered ends needed to access the valves on these models. Marked in both metric and decimal equivalents, as listed below. NOTE: these feeler gauges will fit perfectly, although you will have to rotate the blade 90 degrees to the holder for some of the inner valves on X-models. Each:
$ 14.95

Comment: the inclusion of inch measurements AND the inclusion of smaller sizes makes this set ideal for all XJ-bikes and especially for X-models.

X-engines have valve clearances in a range from .004" - .012" (0.110 mm - .300 mm)

Decimal Inch Sizes:

.001, .0015, .002, .0025, .0028, .003, .0035, .004, .005, .006, .007, .008, .009,
.010, .011, .012, .013, .014, .015, .016, .018, .020, .022, .024, .025, .026, .028,
.030, .032, .034, .035, .040"

Metric millimeter sizes:

.03, .04, .05, .06, .07, .08, .09, .10, .11, .13, .15, .18, .20, .23, .25, .28, .30,
.33, .35, .38, .40, .45, .50, .55, .60, .63, .65, .70, .75, .80, .85, .90. 1.00mm



HCP3445 Aftermarket DECIMAL FEELER GAUGES SET. These gauges will work on all XJ engines EXCEPT XJ700-X and XJ750-X models, which require thinner feeler gauges to check the intake valves clearances on those models. Complete set of 3-1/4" long straight-blade feeler gauges combines all sizes from .0015" thru .035" (each blade is also marked in its metric equivalents, from .038mm thru .889mm) on a handy storage ring. Sizes on the blades are listed in both decimal and metric dimensions. Includes a 2-1/2" long ruler. Each:
$ 16.95


Non-"X" engines have valve clearances in a range from .004" - .008" (0.110 mm - .200 mm)

Decimal Inch Sizes:
.0015", .002", .0025", .003", .004", .005", .006", .007", .008", .009", .010", and so one by .001" increments up to .026", and also .028", .030", .032", and .035".

Metric millimeter sizes:
.038, .051, .064, .076, .102, .127, .152, .178, .203, .229, .254 (steel and brass), .279,
.305, .330, .356, .381, .406, .432, .457, .483, .508, .533, .559, .584, .610, .635, .660,
.711, .762, .813, .889




Valve Clearance Crankshaft Nut Wrench:

To rotate the engine during valve clearance checks, you'll need the use of a proper sized open-end wrench to engage the special flat-sided nut on the left end of the crankshaft. A box end wrench or socket is not going to work. This is an odd-sized and difficult-to-locate wrench at most hardware or big-box stores.

HCP9640 Aftermarket OPEN-END WRENCH, 6" forged steel "engineer's wrench" has only one opening, and smooth black finish. Fits all XJ engines.
$ 18.95




Valve Spring Compressors:

Necessary to properly remove and install valve into the head, these special OEM tools allow you to do this job properly, without distorting or damaging the springs.

HCP9215 OEM valve SPRING COMPRESSOR TOOL, comes with adapters to allow the use on all XJ550, XJ650, and XJ750 engines.
$ 179.95

HCP9240 OEM valve SPRING COMPRESSOR TOOL, comes with adapters to allow the use on all XJ700, XJ900RK, and XJ1100 engines. XJ700-X and XJ750-X owners will also need to order the HCP9241 adapter below.
$ 179.95

HCP9241 OEM valve SPRING COMPRESSOR TOOL ADAPTER, for use with the HCP9240 compressor tool listed above, on the XJ700-X and XJ750-X engines.
$ 69.95



HCP10181 Aftermarket VALVE SPRING COMPRESSOR TOOL SET, comes with 5 different size adapters to allow use on all XJ-series engines, including the Maxim-X type multi-valve engines. NOTE: although this screw-type compressor tool comes with five different-sized retainer disc "adapters", you may find that none of the specific adapter sizes fits your valve spring retainers "perfectly". However, you merely need to select the size adapter that most closely fits the retainer size on your engine (never bigger, always smaller than the O.D. of the retainer disc) and use that adapter carefully (so it does not "slip" or "walk off" the edge of the retainer disc as you are applying pressure, as you DO NOT under any circumstances want it to "walk-over" the edge of the retainer and then scar the lifter bucket bore!).

Although the OEM sized adapters fit the retainer discs "perfectly" (and therefore do not pose this "walking and potential scarring of the lifter bucket bore" threat), the huge difference in price between the OEM tools listed above and this complete, high-quality compressor tool set makes it worthy of purchasing, as long as you are careful in its use. Our experience shows that the 30mm adapter will fit the retainer discs very well (or exactly on some models) on the 550-1100 engines (except the 700-X and 750-X water-cooled models). The "X" motors will use the 19mm adapter; but it will not fit the retainer perfectly, but is the closest practical size.

Comes in a handy plastic storage case.
$ 59.95




Valve Guide Tools:

vgt1) Aftermarket valve guide tools are necessary to properly install replacement valve guides into the cylinder head. These reproductions of the original Yamaha specialty tools allow you to do the job properly.


HCP9234 Aftermarket valve guide REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION DRIVER TOOL, properly sized to remove original pressed-in valve guides without damaging the head, as well as to drive the guide installation tool HCP9232 used to install new guides. For all XJ550 engines.
$ 34.95

HCP9232 Aftermarket valve guide INSTALLATION TOOL, necessary to properly install the shoulderless valve guides into the head. Use this tool along with the driver tool HCP9234. For all XJ550 engines.
$ 29.95

HCP9231 Aftermarket valve guide REAMER TOOL. When new valve guides are installed, they should be reamed to a proper size and finish to allow the specified valve-to-guide clearance and insure proper lubrication, but no oil suction through the guides. For all XJ550 engines.
$ 109.95



HCP9216 Aftermarket valve guide REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION DRIVER TOOL, properly sized to remove original pressed-in valve guides without damaging the head, as well as to drive the guide installation tool HCP9217 used to install new guides. For all XJ650, XJ700 non-X, XJ750, XJ900RK, and XJ1100 engines.
$ 79.95

HCP9217 Aftermarket valve guide INSTALLATION TOOL, necessary to properly install the shoulderless valve guides into the head. Use this tool along with the driver tool HCP9216. For all XJ650, XJ700 non-X, XJ750, XJ900RK, and XJ1100 engines.
$ 29.95

HCP9218 Aftermarket valve guide REAMER TOOL. When new valve guides are installed, they should be reamed to a proper size and finish to allow the specified valve-to-guide clearance and insure proper lubrication, but no oil suction through the guides. For all XJ650, XJ700 non-X, XJ750, XJ900RK, and XJ1100 engines.
$ 109.95



HCP9235 Aftermarket valve guide REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION DRIVER TOOL, properly sized to remove original pressed-in valve guides without damaging the head, as well as to drive the guide installation tool HCP9233 used to install new guides. For all XJ700-X engines.
$ 34.95

HCP9233 Aftermarket valve guide INSTALLATION TOOL, necessary to properly install the shoulderless valve guides into the head. Use this tool along with the driver tool HCP9235. For all XJ700-X engines.
$ 29.95

HCP9230 Aftermarket valve guide REAMER TOOL. When new valve guides are installed, they should be reamed to a proper size and finish to allow the specified valve-to-guide clearance and insure proper lubrication, but no oil suction through the guides. For all XJ700-X engines.
$ 79.95




Piston and Piston Ring Tools:

HCP9641 Aftermarket piston base HOLDER TOOL. Flat slotted tool protects the piston skirts from flopping around and getting damaged while removing or installing the cylinder jugs. You'll need to use two (2) per engine. For all XJ-series engines. Each:
$ 19.00

HCP9771 Aftermarket piston ring COMPRESSOR TOOL. Wide-band ring compressor tool has a quick-release handle and allows you to prevent damage to the rings when installing the cylinder jugs down over the pistons. You'll need to use two (2) per engine. Fits all XJ-series engines. Each:
$ discontinued

HCP23162 Aftermarket piston ring COMPRESSOR TOOL SET. Special 2-piece compressor clamps  prevent ring damage during cylinder installation, and are easily removed after the cylinder jugs are in position. Supplied with 4 clamping rings to fit all XJ-series engine sizes.. Come with a storage case. Each:
$ 27.95




Cylinder Hones:

These medium-grit, flexible CYLINDER HONES are just what s needed to apply a proper clean-up  cross-hatch finish to a set of cylinders before installation of original or new rings. Hundreds of balls of round coarse-grit oxide are attached to flexible twisted-wire shafts, which when chucked into a 3/8  or 1/2  chuck standard drill (or drill press) can be used to break the cylinder wall glaze and eliminate any high spots on the cylinder wall, creating a fresh surface finish that allows rings to seat properly, insuring the highest compression and lowest oil migration. These hones will not remove metal (and are not designed to do so, nor will they typically remove the top-of-cylinder carbon build-up ridge ). Proper use requires the application of honing oil and precise control of hone rotation and linear (in-and-out) speed of motion. Just a few passes is all that s needed , and it s remarkably easy to use ---- its self-centering action allows you to produce a beautiful and professional cylinder wall finish even for a first-time user!

The use of these hones will greatly increase the success of your engine rebuild, and should be considered a must-have  tool if your are not having your cylinders actually bored and/or refinished by a machine shop.

Each hone includes a sufficient supply of honing oil.


HCP22811 Aftermarket engine CYLINDER HONE, proper size for use on all XJ550 engines. Includes a bottle of honing oil.
$ 59.95

HCP22812 Aftermarket engine CYLINDER HONE, proper size for use on all XJ650 engines. Includes a bottle of honing oil.
$ 59.95

HCP22813 Aftermarket engine CYLINDER HONE, proper size for use on all XJ700 air-cooled and XJ750 air-cooled engines. Includes a bottle of honing oil.
$ 59.95

HCP22814 Aftermarket engine CYLINDER HONE, proper size for use on all XJ700 water-cooled, XJ750 water-cooled, and all XJ900 engines. Includes a bottle of honing oil.
$ 63.95

HCP22815 Aftermarket engine CYLINDER HONE, proper size for use on all XJ1100 and XS1100 engines. Includes a bottle of honing oil.
$ 69.95


HCP22816 Aftermarket engine cylinder hone HONING OIL, this is the proper lubricant to use with any of the above cylinder hones. 1/2 pint bottle is enough to do multiple engines.
$ 13.95




Cooling System Tools:

HCP9236 Aftermarket waterpump MECHANICAL SEAL INSTALLER TOOL, nice copy of the original Yamaha specialty tool used on all the XJ700-X and XJ750-X water-cooled models.
$ 69.95



STEERING AND SUSPENSION TOOLS:

NOTE: SOME OF THE FOLLOWING TOOLS ARE AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL!!: some tools are a one-time or infrequent use tool, so it may be more economical for you to rent them from us, rather than to purchase outright. Please see the rental  section within the THE TOOLBOX section of our catalog at:

http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php?threads/xj-parts-catalog-section-p-the-toolbox.44630

and review the availability and procedures in the TOOL RENTAL section.


FORK SYSTEM SERVICE TOOLS:

Assembly and Dis-assembly Tools:

w) Lower Fork Tube DAMPER ROD RETAINING TOOL. This long aluminum tool, with proper sized nuts on each end, is used to retain the top of the fork damper rod (in the bottom of the chrome tube) when removing or installing the damper rod retaining screw. One end has a 19mm hex and the other end has a 22mm hex, so it will fit all styles of XJ-series bikes except XJ750 Seca and XJ1100 models. This tool will make the disassembly of your upper tube from the lower tube much easier! NOTE: this tool is available for short term rental, please see the rental  section within the THE TOOLBOX section of our catalog at:

http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php?threads/xj-parts-catalog-section-p-the-toolbox.44630

and review the availability and procedures in the TOOL RENTAL section.

HCP4402 Aftermarket DAMPER ROD RETAINING TOOL.
$ 29.95


HCP9238 Aftermarket fork upper cap bolt REVERSE HEX SOCKET TOOL. This tool allows the easy removal and installation of the "inverted/reversed" hex-drive cap bolt used on the top of the inner fork tubes on all FJ600, XJ650 Turbo, XJ700 non-X, XJ750-D, XJ750P (37H) model, and all XJ900RK, RL, N/FN, and F models.
$ 12.95




Fork Tube Cleaning and Polishing:

HCP9208 Fork Tube DEEP REACH CLEANING BRUSH. This 30" long handled brush features vinyl-covered wires that can reach deep inside the forks tubes to clean away grit and oil sludge residue that cannot otherwise be reached or disturbed. Use with your favorite cleaning solvents to get the insides of the fork tubes free of contaminants.
$ 19.95



ft4) These stainless-steel, bristle-wire DE-BURRING BRUSHES will work wonders on the upper cap bolt area on both the threaded and the non-threaded style of fork tubes. Tubes that use threaded cap bolt (all XJ650 Turbo, all XJ700 models, XJ750-X models, XJ750 Maxim and Midnight Maxim, XJ900RK, and XJ1100 models) should use the HCP10223 butterfly brush; non-threaded tubes can use either the HCP10222 spiral brush or the HCP10223 butterfly brush. Both style brushes have stems that are designed to be used in a standard power drill, and should be used at 850 rpm's or less. These brushes will make quick and meaningful work of the cleaning and polishing of this critical area on your upper fork tubes.


HCP10222 Aftermarket stainless-steel double-density spiral DE-BURRING BRUSH, for use on fork tubes without a threaded cap bolt.
$ 8.25

HCP10223 Aftermarket stainless-steel high-density "butterfly-wings" DE-BURRING BRUSH, for use on fork tubes with or without threaded cap bolts.
$ 8.25




Fork Tube Oil Level Gauges:

HCP1728 Fork tube oil fluid level measurement GAUGE AND SYRINGE. This handy tool makes the measurement of the fork oil level easy and accurate. NOTE: the proper amount of fork oil is determined via the measurement of the fork oil LEVEL (distance below the very top of the inner tube) rather than a volume AMOUNT of oil specification. Too little oil will make the ride mushy, while too much oil makes the ride harsh (and can blow out the oil seals!)
$ 29.95



ffl4) Aftermarket fork oil measurement GRADUATED CYLINDERS. The best way to measure the precise amount of fork oil fluid is via the use of these lab-quality measurement cylinders. Available in either transparent (clear) or translucent (cloudy) durable plastic construction, they all have easy-to-read scale numerals (milliliters) and feature a "non-wetting" inner surface coating that prevents the concave "meniscus" from forming at the top of the fluid, thus insuring a much more accurate level reading. Large bases insure stability while large spouts make "the pour" easy and prevent messy drips. Very useful device to have for front fork oil changes.

HCP10741 Aftermarket fork oil GRADUATED CYLINDER, 250ml capacity, translucent (cloudy).
$ 11.95

HCP10744 Aftermarket fork oil GRADUATED CYLINDER, 250ml capacity, transparent (clear).
$ 24.95

HCP10742 Aftermarket fork oil GRADUATED CYLINDER, 500ml capacity, translucent (cloudy).
$ 12.95

HCP10745 Aftermarket fork oil GRADUATED CYLINDER, 500ml capacity, transparent (clear).
$ 33.95

HCP10743 Aftermarket fork oil GRADUATED CYLINDER, super-sized 1000ml capacity, translucent (cloudy), with convenient side handle to insure steady pouring.
$ 48.95



Fork Tube Air Pressure Tool and Gauge:


HCP9196 Aftermarket AIR VALVE STEM TOOL, handy 4-in-1 tool allows you to properly remove and insert the stem core, and also clean/chase/re-thread the internal and external stem threads.
$ 4.95


HCP9108 Aftermarket air-assisted forks LOW PRESSURE AIR GAUGE, heavy-duty 0-20 psi pencil (stick) pressure gauge marked in 1/2-psi increments, perfect for checking fork air pressures on models so equipped. Very high quality and much more accurate than standard tire pressure gauges, which is very important on the fork pressures as an imbalance between the fork pressure can lead to steering and stability issues, while too much pressure will blow out the lower tube oil seals!
$ 4.95



Steering Head & Shock Adjuster Tools:

HCP1692 Aftermarket steering head tube BEARING RACE REMOVAL TOOL. This very high quality, split flared-shaft bearing race removal device grasps the edges of the bearing races at four positions and pops them out with ease. Makes a sometimes very frustrating task simple.
$ 44.95


HCP8041 Aftermarket steering stem Ring Nut ADJUSTER WRENCH, special tanged wrench properly grabs the castellations in the ring nuts and holds firm, preventing the rounding-off of the ring nut when trying to loosen or install them using incorrect tools (such as channel lock pliers). Adjusts to a wide range of sizes to fit most bikes. A professional grade tool.
$ 89.95


HCP7863 Aftermarket steering stem ring nut and shock absorber ADJUSTER TOOL, heavy-duty chrome plated spanner "wrench" is the correct size to work with all XJ-series bike steering stem ring nuts, as well as fitting the adjuster tab on rear shock absorbers (for those models that have non-air adjustable rear shocks). Very high quality, versatile tool to have in your box.
$ 32.95



Swingarm Tools:

HCP11336 Aftermarket standard depth 27mm SOCKET, used to remove your swingarm pivot bolt and nut on all XJ650 - XJ1100 models, and the rear axle castle nut on XJ1100 and XS1100 models. Chrome-plated, 6-point, 1/2" drive.
$ 12.95

HCP10300 Aftermarket 3/8"-to-1/2" DRIVE ADAPTER. For use with the HCP10298, HCP11336, or HCP20225 sockets, and the 10mm and 12mm HCP10302 stud extractors included in the HCP10301 tool kit. Most people have the standard 3/8" drive ratchet wrenches in their tool kits already, and the larger 1/2" drive sockets can be used with those ratchets with this converter/adapter. Chrome-plated, 1/2" male drive, 3/8" female receiver.
$ 12.95




WHEEL AND TIRE TOOLS:

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: unless otherwise specified, 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. Additionally, there may be a per-package weight or quantity restriction, and thus multiple-unit orders of this product may have to be shipped in separate packages and will 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



Wheel Bearing Service Tools:

Sold individually or as a complete shop set, these 'split-collar" SPLIT-COLLAR BEARING PULLERS AND DRIFT TOOLS make removing wheel bearings a pleasure rather than a chore! No more trying to find the proper size and length drift rod and then clumsily using it inside a long, blind tool.........that's just "too" old-skool. These pullers are simply placed within the bearing shaft hole, the drift rod is entered into the split collar slot, you give the rod a good whack with a hammer, and out she comes! Turns a pain-in-the-butt procedure into a 1-minute operation. NOTE: since these pullers work by "grabbing" onto the inner bearing race, once they are used to remove a bearing, the bearing is no longer re-usable.

A fine guide to wheel bearing replacement can be reviewed at:

http://xjbikes.com/forums/index.php?threads/35134

and

http://www.xj4ever.com/wheel bearing replacement.pdf


HCP17851 Aftermarket wheel bearing removal DRIFT ROD, special size tip properly fits all of the split-collar drivers below. You will need only one of these rods regardless of how many different size drivers you will use.
$ 29.95

HCP17853 Aftermarket wheel bearing removal SPLIT-COLLAR DRIVER, proper size for use on all XJ550, XJ650, XJ700, XJ750, and XJ900 front wheel bearings.
$ 13.95

HCP17854 Aftermarket wheel bearing removal SPLIT-COLLAR DRIVER, proper size for use on all XJ550 left inner or right side rear wheel bearings, and all inner and outer rear wheel bearings on all XJ650, XJ700, XJ750, and XJ900 models, as well as on XJ1100 front wheel bearings. NOTE: 1984 XJ750RL Seca and all XJ900 models use a cylindrical bearing on the left inner position, and a bearing puller is not necessary for removal of that bearing.
$ 14.95

HCP17855 Aftermarket wheel bearing removal SPLIT-COLLAR DRIVER, proper size for use on all XJ550 left outer side rear wheel bearing and XJ1100 right side rear wheel bearing.
$ 14.95


HCP17856 Aftermarket wheel bearing REMOVAL TOOLS KIT, one proper size drift and driver for use on all XJ550, XJ650, XJ700, XJ750, and XJ900 front wheel bearings.
$ 42.95

HCP17857 Aftermarket wheel bearing REMOVAL TOOLS KIT, one proper size drift and 2 drivers for use on all XJ550 rear wheel bearings.
$ 57.95

HCP17858 Aftermarket wheel bearing REMOVAL TOOLS KIT, one proper size drift and driver for use on all XJ650, XJ700, XJ750, and XJ900 rear wheel bearings or XJ1100 front wheel bearings.
$ 54.95

HCP17859 Aftermarket wheel bearing REMOVAL TOOLS KIT, one proper size drift and driver for use on all XJ1100 rear wheel bearings.
$ 54.95


HCP17865 Aftermarket wheel bearing REMOVAL TOOL SET, one proper size drift and the 3 drivers for use on all XJ550 front and rear wheel bearings. NOTE: this kit contains all the drivers to also allow the removal of all front and rear wheel bearings on XJ650, XJ700, XJ750, XJ900, and XJ1100 models.
$ 59.95

HCP17866 Aftermarket wheel bearing REMOVAL TOOL SET, one proper size drift and the 2 drivers for use on all XJ650, XJ700, XJ750, and XJ900 front and rear wheel bearing removal.
$ 57.95

HCP17867 Aftermarket wheel bearing REMOVAL TOOL SET, one proper size drift and the 2 drivers for use on all XJ1100 front and rear wheel bearing removal.
$ 57.95

HCP7850 Aftermarket wheel bearing REMOVAL TOOL SET, heavy-duty complete set of 6 different size split-collar drivers and two drift rods allows you to service any model front or rear wheel bearings on all XJ-series bikes and many other models. Comes in a handy plastic storage case.
$ 82.95



it56) Aftermarket specialty SOCKETS and ADAPTERS are for specific-use purposes as described below.

HCP22023 Aftermarket extended depth 19mm SOCKET, used to remove the front wheel axle castle nut on XJ750RL and XJ900 models, and the rear axle castle nut on XJ650, 1981-83 XJ750, and XJ900 models. Chrome-plated, 6-point, 3/8" drive.
$ 7.95

HCP22024 Aftermarket extended depth 22mm SOCKET, used to remove the front wheel axle castle nut on XJ550, XJ650, 1981-83 XJ750, XJ1100 and XS1100 models, and the rear axle castle nut on XJ550, XJ700, and XJ750-X models. Chrome-plated, 6-point, 3/8" drive.
$ 9.95

HCP11336 Aftermarket standard depth 27mm SOCKET, used to remove your swingarm pivot bolt and nut on all XJ650 - XJ1100 models, and the rear axle castle nut on XJ1100 and XS1100 models. Chrome-plated, 6-point, 1/2" drive.
$ 12.95

HCP10300 Aftermarket 3/8"-to-1/2" DRIVE ADAPTER. For use with the HCP10298, HCP10299, HCP10530, HCP11336, or HCP22025 sockets, and the 10mm and 12mm HCP10302 stud extractors included in the HCP10301 tool kit. Most people have the standard 3/8" drive ratchet wrenches in their tool kits already, and the larger 1/2" drive sockets can be used with those ratchets with this converter/adapter. Chrome-plated, 1/2" male drive, 3/8" female receiver.
$ 12.95




Wheel Service Tools:

HCP12960 Aftermarket wheel ROLL STAND. This nifty little device is specially designed for people who do not have a centerstand, as it allows the wheel/tire unit to be rotated as if the rear wheel was off of the ground.......even though it's not, as the tire is setting on this small square "stand" that has free-spinning rollers front and back (sort of like a chassis dyno). So you can roll the rear wheel into this "stand", but the bike on the side stand, and rotate the wheel/tire unit for chain maintenance (550 models) or other such activities. NOTE: not designed for operating the rear wheel under engine load!
$ 69.95




Tire Mounting Tools:

Here's a variety of tools to make the chore of tire dis-mounting and mounting of your tires just a wee bit easier (and much less expensive than having a dealership perform these tasks!).


HCP12959 Aftermarket portable TIRE CHANGING STAND. Looks like a small, short stool, and allows you to lay the wheel (with brake rotors or rear sprocket still installed) onto the stand, getting it up off the ground, and holds the wheel securely-----allowing you to lever the tire onto or off of the rim easily (without having to fight a moving wheel). Can be used on all XJ-series wheels.
$ 129.95



HCP1753 Aftermarket tire BEAD POPPER, this molded plastic wedge, when firmly whacked with a mallet or hammer, gently "pops" stuck tire beads away from the inner rim flange without risking damage to the wheel rim in this critical area.
$ 19.95

HCP1754 Aftermarket tire BEAD SETTER. This large, tough molded rubber donut "o-ring", when placed between one lip of the tire and the rim, allows a tire to be inflated and the beads set "automatically" (instead of having to struggle trying to hold both tire beads against the rim). As soon as the opposite bead sets against the rim, the rising air pressure forces this bead setter out from the other side, thus seating the beads easily, quickly, and with a minimum of effort. For 16" wheels as used on the rear of all XJ550 Maxim, XJ650 Maxim, XJ750 Maxim, and XJ1100 models.
$ 89.95

HCP1755 Aftermarket tire BEAD SETTER. This large, tough molded rubber donut "o-ring", when placed between one lip of the tire and the rim, allows a tire to be inflated and the beads set "automatically" (instead of having to struggle trying to hold both tire beads against the rim). As soon as the opposite bead sets against the rim, the rising air pressure forces this bead setter out from the other side, thus seating the beads easily, quickly, and with a minimum of effort. For 18-19" wheels as used on the front or rear of all XJ-series bikes.
$ 89.95




HCP1750 Aftermarket TIRE SPOON, 10" cupped "spoon" is safer to use on tubed tires than the tire irons listed below when removing the tire from the wheel. Plastic handle.
$ 18.95

HCP1751 Aftermarket TIRE SPOON, 16" cupped "spoon" is safer to use on tubed tires than the tire irons listed below when removing the tire from the wheel. Aluminum handle.
$ 36.95




HCP9772 Aftermarket CURVED TIRE IRON, 15" cast steel tire "pry bar" helps you lever the wheel bead over the edge of the tire safely and without risking damage to your wheel rims or the tire. You will need to use 2-3 tire irons (a mix of straight and curved versions) to mount a tire.
$ 14.95

HCP9773 Aftermarket STRAIGHT TIRE IRON, 16" forged steel tire "pry bar" helps you lever the wheel bead over the edge of the tire safely and without risking damage to your wheel rims or the tire. You will need to use 2-3 tire irons (a mix of straight and curved versions) to mount a tire.
$ 14.95

HCP1749 Aftermarket pair of nylon RIM EDGE PROTECTORS, these curved plastic guards, placed under the above tire irons, provide the utmost in protection from rim edge damage when changing tires.
$ 11.95




HCP9196 Aftermarket TIRE VALVE STEM TOOL, handy 4-in-1 tool allows you to properly remove and insert the stem core, and also clean/chase/re-thread the internal and external stem threads.
$ 4.95




Wheel Balancing Tools:

HCP10490 Aftermarket WHEEL BALANCER. Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to spin-balance motorcycle wheels to achieve satisfactory results. With this simple tool, and a pair of hi-rise common jackstands ("hi-rise" means more than 15" lift off the floor level), you can professionally balance your own tire/wheel assembly. High quality tool-steel axle, low-drag bearings, and precision-machined wheel holder collets provide you with the means to spin-balance all XJ-series wheels in a matter of minutes. Set-up and balancing directions are included. Properly cared for (meaning: don't drop it or beat on it!), this balance will last a lifetime. WARNING: this device (and your knowledge of how to use it correctly) will tend to make you real popular with other bike owners............
$ 99.95




HCP12956 Aftermarket clip-on weight INSTALLATION and REMOVAL TOOL, for use with OEM or aftermarket clip-on style wheel weights only. For all XJ-series bikes. Each:
$ 11.95

HCP12955 Aftermarket clip-on weight INSTALLATION and REMOVAL TOOL, for use with OEM or aftermarket clip-on style wheel or spoke weights. For all XJ-series bikes. Each:
$ 17.95

HCP12957 Aftermarket stick-on weight REMOVAL TOOL, for use with OEM or aftermarket stick-on style wheel weights only. For all XJ-series bikes. Each:
$ 2.95

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