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    I had to buy some fuel line from Canadian Tire to...

    I had to buy some fuel line from Canadian Tire to get it to fit, I needed about 4Ē and paid about $2 for a foot. Easy install. Itís been over 3,000 km with multiple transitions from Prime, Run and...
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    First ride of the season, 250 km. The switch to...

    First ride of the season, 250 km. The switch to new quiet Emgo exhausts and 30 dB ear plugs have made my riding significantly more enjoyable.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40Bm2Jb5pVQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40Bm2Jb5pVQ
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    After more than a decade riding vintage British...

    After more than a decade riding vintage British where you always turned off the fuel tap it still rattles me when I just walk away from the GS without turning off the fuel.
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    I bought this one and itís been fine for over two...

    I bought this one and itís been fine for over two seasons now, through many a switch between prime, run and reserve.

    https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07GSXY9PD/ref=pe_1086170_134824320_cm_rv_eml_rv0_dp
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    Be very careful when you reattach the joint hub. ...

    Be very careful when you reattach the joint hub. I overtorqued two and the snapped off. Had to drill them out and helicoil.
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    As a Canadian with little choice but to accept...

    As a Canadian with little choice but to accept the weather, I always wonder why any American lives above the snow line. I hate the stuff.
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    I store my battery in the bike all winter,...

    I store my battery in the bike all winter, connected to trickle charger.
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    Sigh.... after a fun 130 km run last weekend,...

    Sigh.... after a fun 130 km run last weekend, today was winterization. Oil changed, Castrol 10w40, K&N 133 filter, ethanol-free fuel topped up with stabilizer, engine idled to spread stabilizer,...
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    Riding north of Toronto today tomorrow, maybe my...

    Riding north of Toronto today tomorrow, maybe my last ride of thr season.
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    At Canadian Tire I always buy Castrolís...

    At Canadian Tire I always buy Castrolís motorcycle oil, the 10w40 variety. https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/castrol-grand-prix-motorcycle-oil-4-stroke-0281826p.html. Why are we running off-spec...
  12. We talk about how the OEM shunt r/r doesn't last,...

    We talk about how the OEM shunt r/r doesn't last, stresses our wires/connectors and destroys the stator, however we're all riding bikes that are decades old, and many, like mine ran on their original...
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    I am looking at the 2020 V-Strom 650. It’s one...

    I am looking at the 2020 V-Strom 650. It’s one of the few ADV-themed bikes without the ridiculous high exhaust that blocks pannier space. I like the compact plastic side cases. I just wish it was...
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    My Yuasa battery died today after three years and...

    My Yuasa battery died today after three years and this last season running at 16.5v due to a poor r/r. We're all good now, new r/r installed on the weekend and bought another Yuasa. Let's see how...
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    I usually change gear at 5,000 rpm, but Iíve been...

    I usually change gear at 5,000 rpm, but Iíve been trying to test peak hp and torque for my Ď82 GS650G, which means running up to 9,000 rpm. I find at over 6,500 rpm the clutch slips, suddenly...
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    Nice, and a Canadian source too! I'm thinking of...

    Nice, and a Canadian source too! I'm thinking of repainting my '82 GS650G this winter, but not the traditional burgundy/red or black. I'm thinking British Racing Green, so I would need decals...
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    Did a nice 330 km run with my mates. See map here...

    Did a nice 330 km run with my mates. See map here. Great riding around the lakes north east of Toronto. Stopped for a socially distant bagged lunch in Buckhorn.
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    Just got my bike back from the shop. 150 # in...

    Just got my bike back from the shop. 150 # in all but one piston, that show 110 #s. Bike is running well, so I wonder if the test was off.
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    Hereís the map of my three day trip last weekend...

    Hereís the map of my three day trip last weekend with 19 other riders.

    https://goo.gl/maps/29pe5GT2kWb6cV9T6


    https://goo.gl/maps/rtKhqejeSFyBzMCRA
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    I donít believe a GS750 was made with shaft drive...

    I donít believe a GS750 was made with shaft drive for export markets. The progression on shafties from GS650G onwards is here
    https://www.suzukicycles.org/GS-series/index.html
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    Just returned from a three day, 1,200 km club...

    Just returned from a three day, 1,200 km club ride with 19 friends to Algonquin Park. Stayed two nights on Boshkung Lake, Algonquin Highlands, ON. Saturday saw us ride 500 km on fantastic rural...
  23. Though chain drive aside, I have to say Iíve been...

    Though chain drive aside, I have to say Iíve been leering at the Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe as a new machine, even more so than the Triumph T120 that I thought was my dream bike.
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  24. The sidestand ignition lock out is one of the...

    The sidestand ignition lock out is one of the best additions to modern day motorcycles, when itís working correctly.
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    I make do with these throw overs affixed with zip...

    I make do with these throw overs affixed with zip ties. I'd like to find a rear carrier but no luck.
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