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  1. Thread: Electric fault

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    You are right, there is no current present the...

    You are right, there is no current present the way OP is measuring.
    Greg is measuring continuity, not voltage/current.
    I was wrong about continuity through the turn signal indicator lamp though.
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  2. Thread: Electric fault

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    Yes, that is normal : you are getting continuity...

    Yes, that is normal : you are getting continuity via the turn signal indicator lamp in the dash.

    I don't have a good GS1000 electric scheme handy but check this one for instance, follow the green...
  3. Thread: Hot fuse box

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    Cool, that's a good indication the issue may be...

    Cool, that's a good indication the issue may be in the headlamp wiring.
    I would start following the wire powering the headlamp, it goes through several connectors.
    Those may be dirty or corroded,...
  4. Thread: Hot fuse box

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    now that triggers a memory. My buddy has a very...

    now that triggers a memory.
    My buddy has a very nice GS1000 with a Dyna 2000.
    He had been to 3 shops before i first met him because the bike would sometimes run right,
    sometimes run on 3&4, but...
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    [/LIST] What do you mean by completely dead -...

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    What do you mean by completely dead - not firing or no spark ?
    The coils fire both wires on a coil at the same time, so do you have a spark at 1/4 and 2/3 at the same time ?

    Have you...
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    I just re-read your posting to see if there was...

    I just re-read your posting to see if there was anything i missed the 1st time.
    And i did, your casual mention of being shocked "the absolute hell out of" :biggrin-new::biggrin-new::biggrin-new:
    ...
  7. Thread: Hot fuse box

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    AND if the kill switch is in the run position. I...

    AND if the kill switch is in the run position.
    I hope the test is performed with the killswitch set to off ....
  8. Thread: Hot fuse box

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    1. this is an "accessory" terminal, is not used...

    1. this is an "accessory" terminal, is not used normally.

    2. Hook up an amp meter to the main power wire of the fuse box.
    Disconnect the fuses one by one and hopefully you will find a circuit...
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    Particular to the Suzuki GS : that's why i...

    Particular to the Suzuki GS : that's why i differentiated between setup with battery or not.
    The GS bikes i worked on before all had a battery, i do not know of a GS without one.
    But i do not...
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    If there's a healthy battery to provide power to...

    If there's a healthy battery to provide power to the ignition, wether you crank the engine using a kickstarter or using the starter motor does not make much of a difference.
    If the battery is low, a...
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    OEM points are on Ebay now for approx. 15$,...

    OEM points are on Ebay now for approx. 15$, condensers the same : that's 60$ per bike.
    But they can be found way cheaper, my local motorshop was happy to unload their last 10 sets
    of point sets and...
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    Just to be sure, you do not need to drive the...

    Just to be sure, you do not need to drive the bike, just put a voltmeter on the battery and rev the bike to 5K.
    I like to warm up the bike before i rev it that high.



    Oil cooler is usually not...
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    If the temp rises with rpm, so 110 degrees within...

    If the temp rises with rpm, so 110 degrees within seconds, the issue likely is electrical.
    I had a similar issue with the water temp gauge on a GT750 Waterbuffalo, that turned out to be a bad ground...
  14. Thread: Telemarketers

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    These people like to talk like old friends, so...

    These people like to talk like old friends, so they will follow your lead if you mention a hobby like motorcycles.
    If they can gain your trust or a casual way of talking, they can get you to do what...
  15. Thread: Telemarketers

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    Jim Florentine has a number of these movies...

    Jim Florentine has a number of these movies terrorizing telemarketeers ;)


    https://youtu.be/69L0pBKegzQ
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    ;) i must be getting old, Ed. Did not notice...

    ;) i must be getting old, Ed. Did not notice someone revived a zombie thread ...
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    So how's that mechanical noise now you've changed...

    So how's that mechanical noise now you've changed the oil ?

    Cam walk can be solved (Suzuki has shim plates to take up the slack) but it involves machining the camshaft.
    And since cam walk does no...
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    He did, but it was not sturdy enough. Using the...

    He did, but it was not sturdy enough. Using the KZ1000 roller was the solution.
    At least that's what John Ulrich stated in his description of the Yoshi GS1000 mods.
    Can't find that article now...
  19. Don't know if you want to buy new, and from...

    Don't know if you want to buy new, and from overseas .. looks like CMSNL has both for sale for the Z model and 1 for the X model.
    ...
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    I know, i am a bit of a nerd :-) Love the old...

    I know, i am a bit of a nerd :-)
    Love the old Suzuki Service bulletins.
    Like this one : they warn to not let the gap exceed 8 mm or you may blow the coil. (page 5)
    Guess they mean extended...
  21. Looking good ! What fitting issues are you...

    Looking good !
    What fitting issues are you having, meter height and the mounting rings ?
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    i just can't get used to calling them screws ......

    i just can't get used to calling them screws ... but that's the correct name :)

    Suzuki had them with the captive lock washer and the dot in the head,
    so i want the exact same.

    CMSNL sells...
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    Here is a site that sells the JIS bolts with...

    Here is a site that sells the JIS bolts with crush washers on them.
    https://www.cmc-parts.be/nl/japanse-merken/suzuki/jis-bouten/
  24. correct. The other petcock has them at 44 mm....

    correct. The other petcock has them at 44 mm.
    Enlarging the holes will work.
  25. It is possible to use the other petcock on your...

    It is possible to use the other petcock on your tank, just oval the mounting holes in the petcock.

    For a standard bike that would create clearance issues with the airbox but since you have pods...
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