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  1. Sticky: I'll take that forecast. Doesn't look like a...

    I'll take that forecast. Doesn't look like a front is coming so it might be based on storms popping out of the humidity. Easier to dodge scattered rain than a wet grey blanket.

    Got a little work...
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    Hopefully this is the last update on the matter....

    Hopefully this is the last update on the matter. I replaced the tensioner with a decent looking one from eBay. Immediately I could tell the knob had more spring tension than mine. I'm guessing I...
  3. Sticky: Put the request in at work, I might be a Friday...

    Put the request in at work, I might be a Friday arrival. Looking forward to meeting everyone! Need to decide if the 450 is up for the trip or if I should take the Nighthawk.
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    Bah, had the chatter return last night. When I...

    Bah, had the chatter return last night. When I had the tensioner disassembled to replace the oil seal the spring and push rod were in fine shape, the problem must be in the knob assembly. That isn't...
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    I loosened the set screw and the chatter didn't...

    I loosened the set screw and the chatter didn't return, I'll roll with it as is for now. Might be too soon to say the problem is eliminated but if it happens again at least I know the tensioner is...
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    Next weekend... one month, what's the difference?...

    Next weekend... one month, what's the difference? ;)

    That was some really impressive detective work guys. Yes I did rebuild the tensioner using bwringer's guide. After reassembly the mechanism...
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    Something with the tach gear makes sense but when...

    Something with the tach gear makes sense but when I disassembled it nothing looked scored or gave an indication of something being off. It came apart no problem (once I pried loose #20 on the fiche...
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    '82 GS450 Engine Chatter - Cam Related?

    Hi everyone, my GS450 was running very well (I guess it still kinda does, fires right up and will run and rev while making this chatter) and then it started a very loud and tactile ticking when...
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    I tried e-mailing it using the address on his...

    I tried e-mailing it using the address on his site, but it bounced as spam (which is weird, I use Gmail). If anyone is in touch with him it would be great to get this on the site.
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    https://files.catbox.moe/yr4dw2.jpg Cap on and...

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    Cap on and ready to try finding the best idle and syncing.


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    I went a little fancy on my fuel supply. Got a generic...
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    Cue March. Warmer weather is coming and I wanted...

    Cue March. Warmer weather is coming and I wanted to get things running. I decided that the best way to do that was to return the intake to the stock airbox instead of chasing carburation gremlins...
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    https://files.catbox.moe/z9bim5.jpg Back to...

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    Back to the bike. It was painstaking to remove the gasket without knocking material into the engine.


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    But I did get...
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    https://files.catbox.moe/13andl.jpg This was...

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    This was the big surprise. When first looking at my bike I didn't think much of the air intake. But by now I realized these K&N pods were not original. I...
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    VG's Picture-Heavy 1982 GS450TXZ Journal

    I've had my 1982 GS450TXZ for about a year now. It is my first motorcycle and this thread will be a sort of pictorial journal of the work I've done. While it had clearly been taken care of, the more...
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    GS450 Official Service Manual PDF

    I hope everyone is well and keeping occupied. Although I have hardly posted, these forums have been an awesome resource while I've been working on my GS450 over the past year. One thing that was a...
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    Thanks for the help! A combination of everything...

    Thanks for the help! A combination of everything got it off. I wet the perimeter with WD40 then used a sharp chisel and a mallet to set a score into the gasket in a couple of places. I tapped a flat...
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    GS450 Valve Cover Stuck

    I've been working on my recently acquired '82 GS450 and sent my carbs to Bill for rebuilding. Figured it would be a good opportunity to check my valve clearances since I haven't looked at them yet....
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    Thanks everyone! Glad to see some other Ohioans...

    Thanks everyone! Glad to see some other Ohioans here.



    I appreciate the advice. The Earl's lines look pretty easy to assemble, I think I'll go with those.

    My dad recently bought a Harley...
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    New '82 GS450T Owner, My First Bike

    Hi Everyone! I have always been a fan of classic Japanese bikes and over the winter finally caught the bug to give owning my own a shot. My dad has ridden for a while now and kept suggesting I get a...
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