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    I wash my 30+ year old Tracker?????? There's...

    I wash my 30+ year old Tracker??????

    There's been a water shortage in the West even BEFORE I bought my Tracker.

    Still looks good to me -- and it's never spent a night in a garage. OK, OK,...
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    Looks in GREAT SHAPE.

    Looks in GREAT SHAPE.
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    Your lucky day -- and I like your approach to...

    Your lucky day -- and I like your approach to keeping it "AS IS".
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    I just checked and you are correct. The GS550E...

    I just checked and you are correct. The GS550E manual that I have is for the 16 valve engine. I was originally misinformed that it was for earlier bikes. Nice to know. No big surprise that there...
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    Perhaps, but it's a genuine Suzuki service manual...

    Perhaps, but it's a genuine Suzuki service manual for the GS550E -- which I thought came out in 1979. Is that wrong? Perhaps the GS550E from 1979 to 1982 used a different carb???? That would put...
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    I've got 15 pages of photos in the service...

    I've got 15 pages of photos in the service manual. If you can tell me where exactly in the diagram this spring clip is, I might be able to nail it down. I don't know which needle you are referring...
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    Here's a diagram from the Suzuki 1979 GS550E...

    Here's a diagram from the Suzuki 1979 GS550E service manual. Is this the carb that you have???

    62893

    If it is, then you are using the wrong service manual. The carbs from the '77 & '78 are...
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    I only use wired keyboards and mice on my dozen...

    I only use wired keyboards and mice on my dozen or so computers -- running everything from DOS 6.22 to Windows 10 PRO. I've never had problems with the wires getting in the way. The wireless stuff...
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    The GS550 carbs are set at the factory for...

    The GS550 carbs are set at the factory for emission purposes. The Clymer 1977/1978 GS550 service manual (I recommend it) warns against adjusting them, but then goes on to tell you how to adjust...
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    Two easy, inexpensive approaches that I use: ...

    Two easy, inexpensive approaches that I use:

    #1: Use a stiffer fork oil. Your choice of oil.
    #2: Add 25mm(?) metal washers (same diameter as the spring) between the tube top bolt and the spring....
  11. I guess I'm lucky. I always have some good...

    I guess I'm lucky. I always have some good reading material within reach of the "poop shoot". My drink (over a gallon, as I recall) wasn't flavored at all, but I guess I'm just used to stale beer....
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    I'm a big fan of "If it ain't broke, don't fix...

    I'm a big fan of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", but sometimes you don't know that it's broke -- and the last place you want to find it out is at highway speed.

    The "Proficient Motorcycling"...
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    Either you had an almost dead battery to begin...

    Either you had an almost dead battery to begin with, or you started out on the wrong foot. If a bike won't start after a few tries, don't keep trying -- find out what the problem is.

    Do you have...
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    It most certainly meets the true definition of a...

    It most certainly meets the true definition of a CON-cept car!
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    Just make sure to change your oil frequently. ...

    Just make sure to change your oil frequently. That way you are less likely to have a problem -- filter related or not.

    P.S. I have oil coolers on my two bikes too. OVERKILL?????
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    I've used EMGO OIL filters for years. I've never...

    I've used EMGO OIL filters for years. I've never had a problem, but I change them regularly.
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    Before the GS450, Suzuki made the GS400. It came...

    Before the GS450, Suzuki made the GS400. It came out the same year as the GS550 -- so maybe they had the extra drain plug, too.

    At the time in '77 I was torn between the GS400 and the GS550. ...
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    Here's the later manual: 62765 I guess...

    Here's the later manual:

    62765

    I guess Suzuki figured it was cheaper to just "plug" the whole instead of removing it completely.

    And as mentioned above, it apparently is possible to...
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    Yes, apparently Suzuki made changes to the oil...

    Yes, apparently Suzuki made changes to the oil filter cover over time and removed the drain plug -- sorta.

    In my service manual that covers only '77 & '78 GS550, it shows it and specifically says...
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    Interesting. It goes through on my 550B and 550C...

    Interesting. It goes through on my 550B and 550C -- and the three service manuals I have (one Suzuki OEM) says it does. Maybe Suzuki changed it in later years, but why they would not simply remove...
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    I don't have that bike, but on mine it goes all...

    I don't have that bike, but on mine it goes all the way through. Maybe that's the way it's supposed to be on your bike -- but that would seem odd. Maybe someone modified it for some odd reason.
    ...
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    I can't believe what I'm reading. It's one of...

    I can't believe what I'm reading. It's one of the two oil DRAIN plugs -- the other is on the bottom of the pan. There is nothing on the inside. It's a hole to help drain the oil when you don't need...
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    Skip the HOLY WATER!! What we need here is...

    Skip the HOLY WATER!! What we need here is PRAYER!!!!!
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    You think that's BAD/FUNNY. Try reading some of...

    You think that's BAD/FUNNY. Try reading some of the user manuals for 35mm cameras made in CHINA in the 1960's!
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    Hello, I have never heard of Colortune. I use...

    Hello,
    I have never heard of Colortune. I use an "old-fashioned", four-column, mercury carb balancer. Perhaps if you have a link to Colortune, you'll get more response.
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